Ballarat Cup Race Information

The Ballarat Cup is a 2000 metre open handicap race run by the Ballarat Turf Club in November or December. It is held at Ballarat at the tail end of the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Ballarat Racecourse, Ballarat, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 9 December 2023

Ballarat Cup Race History

See the 2023 Ballarat Cup Preview and results

See the 2022 Ballarat Cup Preview and results

See the 2021 Ballarat Cup Preview and results

See the 2020 Ballarat Cup Preview and Results

The race was first held in 1946 when it was won by a horse called Peter Blank. It  has been a Listed race since 1982.

In 2019 the distance was reduced from 2200m to 2000m.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Battocchi (1997)

Multiple winners: Kiwia (2018 & 2019); Royal Caliph (1998 & 2000); Warri Symbol (1982 & 1983); Valadero (1976 & 1978); Royal Symbol (1958 & 1959); Great Queen (1952 & 1953).

Fastest time (2000m): Irish Flame (2020) 2:02:79

Interesting trivia: Pat Hyland had two wins as a trainer (Reputed 1987, Pressman’s Choice 1989) and two wins as a jockey (Warri Symbol in 1982 & 1983).

Past winners of the Ballarat Cup

Winners of past Ballarat Cups include middle-distance and staying types.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Captain Envious Young Werther Just Folk
2022 Bankers Choice Atishu Sirileo Miss
2021 Zayydani Yonkers Vanna Girl
2020 Irish Flame Affair To Remember Game Keeper
2019 Kiwia Double You Tee Another Dollar
2018 Kiwia Pilote D’essai Life Less Ordinary
2017 Grand Dreamer Oncidium Ruler Grey Lion
2016 Pilote D’Essai Scherzoso Manageress
2015 Junoob Wales Sonntag
2014 Mujadale At First Sight Fat Al
2013 The Offer Pelicano Hurdy Gurdy Man
2012 King Diamond Pelicano Exceptionally
2011 Domesky Rothera Sean Baile Mor
2010 My Bentley Kidnapped Allanthus
2009 Itstheone Gallions Reach Davcon
2008 Daka’s Gem Sentire Banana Man
2007 Sentire Bowl Along Red Riviera
2006 Rubijon Upstaged Lancettier
2005 Command N Conquer Maneroo Lue Steelworker
2004 Just The Part Irish Crusader Demerger
2003 Western Waters Delvecchio Dance On Wood
2002 Varsilayos As You Would Sale Of Century
2001 Aquiver Varsilayos Adolescence
2000 Royal Caliph Western Outlaw Mayshiel
1999 Make A Scene Majestic Avenue Ancient City
1998 Royal Caliph Luther Laebeel
1997 Battocchi Joegah Like A Roo