The Bart Cummings Race Information

The The Bart Cummings is a 2500 metre quality handicap race run by the Victoria Racing Club in early October. It is held at Flemington as part of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 2500 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 7 October 2023

The Bart Cummings Race History

See the 2023 The Bart Cummings Preview and results

See the 2022 The Bart Cummings Preview and results

See the 2021 The Bart Cummings Preview and results

The Bart Cummings is one of five races that offer Melbourne Cup ballot-exemption. (The others are the Andrew Ramsden, Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and the Lexus Stakes.)

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Amelie’s Star (2017)

Multiple winners: Light Vision (2008 & 2009)

Fastest time (2500m): Avilius (2001) 2:35:43

Leading trainers : Robert Hickmott with 3 wins (Almandin 2016; Tamby 2012; Mourayan 2011)

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of the The Bart Cummings

Winners of past The Bart Cummings include Surprise Baby (2019), Avilius (2018), Almandin (2016), Who Shot Thebarman (2014), Tanby (2012), Mourayan (2011), Light Vision (2008/2009), Dolphin Jo (2007) and Vicksburg (2003).

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Future History First Immortal Serpentine
2022 Lunar Flare Francesco Guardi Interpretation
2021 Grand Promenade Tralee Rose Master Of Wine
2020 Persan Sound Steel Prince
2019 Surprise Baby Supernova Wolfe
2018 Avilius Jaameh Yogi
2017 Amelie’s Star Granddukeoftuscany Kellstorm
2016 Almandin Zanteca Excess Knowledge
2015 Let’s Make Adeal Our Ivanhowe Hawkspur
2014 Who Shot Thebarman Marksmanship Anudjawun
2013 Araldo Sea Moon Gotta Take Care
2012 Tanby Maluckyday Dame Claire
2011 Mourayan Niwot Showcause
2010 Harris Tweed Exceptionally Above Average
2009 Light Vision Miss Darcey Zacroona
2008 Light Vision Baughurst Zavite
2007 Dolphin Jo The Fuzz Light Vision
2006 Irazu Aznavour Bay Story