The Geelong Cup is a Geelong Racing Club Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race, held under handicap conditions over a distance of 2400 metres.

Geelong Cup : Tips | Form guide | Odds | Start time

The race is run thirteen days before the Melbourne Cup (which is always on the first Tuesday in November).

Race information
Distance 2,400 metres                      
Surface Turf
Track Left-handed
        Qualification         Open
Weight Handicap

The race has been run on this day since 1947. The day of the race is a public holiday in the city of Geelong.

Before 1907 the race was run at the Marshalltown Racecourse.

Before 1947 the race was run at various times during the year between January and July.

Geelong cup tips

The easiest way to bet on the Geelong Cup is with an online bookmaker.

We recommend the following bookmakers Neds, swiftbet, Unibet and Ladbrokes.

Registration with these bookmakers is safe, simple and fast. Once you have signed up simply navigate your way to the correct market and click on the odds of the horse you wish to bet on.

The Chris Waller-trained Minsk Moment hit the line well when close-up in Sydney first-up. He races best over 1200m and should go close second-up.

Grand Pierro was outsprinted by the smart Mr Maestro at Flemington but might find this a shade easier. He’s racing like the 2200m will suit.

Geelong cup Form Guide 

Our form guide caters for everyone from the basic punter after a quick overview of the race, all the way up to the statistics heavy punter who likes to dedicate a lot of time into doing the form.

For every meeting at Geelong, we provide the most comprehensive form guide & assessment of each race, including:

  • Race analysis
  • Top 4 selections
  • Up to 8 previous runs and barrier trials
  • All statistics including trainer, jockey, combo stats
  • Comments on each horse
  • Video comments for all previous TAB meeting runs

For years, our video comments on each of the previous TAB meeting runs have saved punters a lot of time by providing valuable information without having to go back and watch the video replays.

Racenet is Australia’s leading horse racing website with over 15 years of service to the punters.


The final field for the Geelong Cup is settled, with 16 runners to take part on Wednesday afternoon. 

The shortest of the Geelong Cup nominated horses for the Melbourne Cup is Interpretation at $21, with punters looking for a strong performance in the lead-up.

Below are all the odds for runners in both markets. Correct as of 19th October, courtesy of TAB

Surefire $4.20 $26
Interpretation $4.40 $21
Makram $7 $51
Rodrigo Diaz $8 $34
Luncies $11 $101
Herman Hesse $11 N/A
Emissary $18 $101
Midnight Blue $21 $101
Team Captain $26 $301
Schabau $34 $301

There are some big lead-up races to the Cup every year – most notably, the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate. 

Start time 

The Geelong Cup 2022 will be run on Wednesday, October 19 at Geelong Racecourse. The scheduled start time for the race is 4:00PM.

By Rishabh

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