The Geelong Cup is a Group Three race held at Geelong Racecourse each year. The 2400m event is held in October each year and is one of the key races leading up to the Group 1 Melbourne Cup.
The race is at Group 3 level and boasts a total prize pool of $300,000 but importantly the winner of the Geelong Cup is guaranteed a start in the Melbourne Cup.
The 2018 Geelong Cup will be run on Wednesday the 24th of October, 2018 at Geelong Racecourse.
Popular lead up races for the Geelong Cup include the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and the Group 1 Caulfield Cup however many of the runners are Melbourne Cup hopefuls who are yet to secure their spot on the feature race.
Media Puzzle (2002), Americain (2010) and Dunaden (2011) are the only runners who have won the Geelong Cup – Melbourne Cup in the same year.