The $1.5 million Australian Cup is one of the highlights of Newmarket Handicap Day at Flemington and we have your complete guide to the Group 1 event right here.

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    Harlem poses with winning connections after winning the 2018 Australian Cup.

    Australian Cup Betting Tips

    Once the final field is set in stone for the Australian Cup our team of experts will have a complete guide to the Group 1 event.

    Bookmakers offer comprehensive Australian Cup markets, so check back closer to the race date for our betting strategy and tips for the race.

    Australian Cup Odds

    There are no markets currently available for this event given it is still several months away but check back here closer to the race date for updated Australian Cup odds.

    Australian Cup Bookmaker Offers

    The Australian Cup is on Newmarket Handicap Day at Flemington which means almost every race on the card is subject to a bookie bonus due to the day's popularity.

    Visit this page prior to the race to get an update on all the Australian Cup bookmaker offers you can take advantage of, but typically the bookmakers below offer speciality markets on the event.

    Australian Cup History

    The Australian Cup is a race that has over 150 years of history.

    Barwon was the first ever winner of this event, taking out the race in 1893.

    Once ran over the 3627m distance - making it Australia's premier staying test - in 1973 the event was moved to the 2000m trip, which is the journey they run today.

    Today the race is worth $1.5 million and is one of the key lead ups to the Melbourne Cup with several horses including Makybe Diva, Shocking and Let's Elope among the names to record wins in both the Australia Cup and the race that stops a nation.

    Australian Cup Field

    The Australian Cup field is usally set in stone a week prior to the event, but futures markets open up much earlier for this event.

    We will have the complete guide to the final field for you right here once it is finalised.

    Australian Cup Form Guide

    Our team of experts love giving you an early tip but usually we wait until the final field is released before we issue our comprehensive form guides.

    Check back in the weeks leading up towards the Australian Cup for our form guide on the event.

    Australian Cup  Previous Winners

    2013Super Cool
    2007Pompeii Ruler
    2006Roman Arch
    2005Makybe Diva
    2002Old Comrade

    Australian Cup Live Streaming

    The Australian Cup is a Victorian race which means most bookmakers will offer live streaming on this event.

    Online bookmakers like Ladbrokes offer Australian Cup live streaming which means all you need is an active account and you are good to go.

    Australian Cup Race Schedule

    Below is the date and time for the Australian Cup, as well as the remaining race card at Flemington.

    DateSaturday, March 7, 2020
    Prize Money$1.5 million
    Age3YO and upwards

    There's a massive card of racing at Flemington, with a number of Group races taking place on the day.

    Race 1: Jase & PJ Sprint
    Race 2: Benchmark 84
    Race 3: Benchmark 90
    Race 4: Incognitus Stakes
    Race 5: Sires' Produce Stakes
    Race 6: Newmarket Handicap
    Race 7: Kewney Stakes
    Race 8: Australian Cup
    Race 9: Schweppervescence Trophy

    Australian Cup Barrier Draw

    We need to wait for the final field to be announced before we can reveal the Australian Cup barrier draw.

    Check back in the lead up to the event for the full guide to the Australian Cup barrier draw.

    Australian Cup 2019 Result

    1st - Harlem
    2nd - Shillelagh
    3rd - Trap For Fools

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    Australian Cup FAQ

    When is the 2020 Australian Cup? 

    The 2020 Australian Cup runs on Saturday March 7, 2019. 

    How long is the Australian Cup? 

    The staying contest is run over 2000m. 

    Where is the Australian Cup held? 

    The Australian Cup is held at Flemington, which is located in Melbourne, Australia. 

    What time does the Australian Cup run? 

    The Australian Cup was held at 5:35pm in 2019. 

    Who won the 2019 Australian Cup? 

    Harlem won the 2019 Australian Cup, a second-straight win in this event.

    What’s the prize money for the 2020 Australian Cup? 

    $1.5 million is the total prize pool for the 2019 Winx Stakes.