The Sportingbet Geelong Cup is an annual Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race, open to horses of all ages and sexes. The race is held over a distance of 2400 metres and was first run in 1872.
Since 1947, the Cup has been run in Spring, traditionally on the Wednesday after the Caulfield Cup and 13 days prior to the Melbourne Cup.
The event attracts between between 15,000 to 20,000 people per annum.
The prize money for the event exceeds $300,000 and the race is considered one of the most reliable guides to the result of the Melbourne Cup.
Three Geelong Cup winners in recent years have gone on to win the Melbourne Cup; all of them European-trained. Irish horse Media Puzzle won the double in 2002, while French gallopers Americain and Dunaden won both races in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Save the date on October 22, 2014 and enjoy Geelong Cup. This event will be held at Geelong Racing Club, Breakwater Road, East Geelong.
If you are planning to attend Geelong Cup, you may want to book our Geelong Motel Accommodation. Our accommodation is just minutes away from Geelong Racing Club.
We have a choice of motel accommodation and serviced apartments. Motel accommodation offers the comfort and style of a hotel at motel prices. These are four star rooms at budget prices. All the rooms are air conditioned and feature private balconies, mini bars, breakfast in-room service, high-speed WiFi, and more. Feel right at home at our serviced apartments. The 3.5 star Geelong serviced apartments feature spacious living and dining areas, basic cooking facilities, tea and coffee making facilities, high-speed WiFi, coin operated communal laundry facilities, and more. The serviced apartments are ideal for longer stays.
Enjoy Geelong Cup and book your stay at our Geelong Motel Accommodation.
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