Ballarat Cup News
Jockey Brad Rawiller will look to win his fourth straight Ballarat Cup when the race runs at Ballarat Racecourse this Sunday November 24, 2013. Rawiller will ride Hurdy Gurdy Manin the $100,000 race after having a 10 meeting suspension he obtained for careless riding overturned. “Thankfully I have good support…
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The Listed Ballarat Cup is run in November each year in the country town of Ballarat, Victoria. Worth $130,000 in prize money, the Ballarat Cup is run over a distance of 2,200 metres. The race, which takes place at Dowling Forest Racecourse, is run under open handicap conditions.
This year’s Ballarat Cup is due to run on Sunday November 20, 2012.
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Whilst the Ballarat Cup was traditionally held on a Wednesday, the race has been moved to a Sunday from 2011 in order to allow more working people to attend the cup. Horses that run in the Ballarat Cup have often come via races such as the Listed Bendigo Cup or the 2,000 metre Kyneton Cup earlier in the Melbourne spring racing carnival. The Ballarat Cup is the last feature race to take place during the spring carnival in Victoria.
The Ballarat Cup provides punters with a great opportunity to place their final spring bets. Bets such as win, place, quinellas, exactas, trifectas and first fours can be placed on the race each year. When placing Ballarat Cup bets, it is often helpful to study the form in previous race starts such as the Bendigo Cup and Kyneton Cup in order to get a good gauge as to how each horse may perform.
In other racing news, the 2012 Queensland Oaks is scheduled for the 2nd of June and it is a revered Brisbane Racing Winter Carnival favourite. As an event open to 3-year-old fillies, it boasts a prize money bounty totaling $400,000 for a distance of 2,400 metres. Hosted at Eagle Farm Racecourse, the Queensland Oaks 2012 is open to not only local punters, but bettors all around the country. Starting in 1951, the race is run towards late May and early June each year.