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  • We detail some of the upset winners of the Group One Australian Cup
  • Is another rough result coming in 2021?
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Jamie Kah riding Harlem (L) defeats Trap For Fools (3rd) in the 2019 Australian Cup. (Getty)
Bets.com.au Staff 03 Mar 2021
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Can Harlem add to this list....again?

The Australian Cup is the middle distance weight-for-age jewel over the Melbourne Autumn Carnival and despite the likes of Northerly, Makybe Diva and Fiorente on the honor roll, it can lend itself to the occasional blowout result.

Amazingly Harlem has won this race at huge odds twice being 30/1 in 2019 whilst he was 60/1 the first time around and in 2021, he's back again at an early quote of 25/1 presently with bookmaker.com.au

Good horses can win at bolters odds though as the list below demonstrates.

5. Dulcify - 80/1


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The Dulcify Stakes during the Sydney Spring carnival is named after the Colin Hayes-trained champion who won the 1979 Australian Cup at odds of 80/1. (Getty)

Odds: 80/1
Year: 1979
Trainer: Colin Hayes
Jockey: John Miller

4. Ming Dynasty - 25/1


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Legendary trainer Bart Cummings trained Ming Dynasty to win two Australian Cups with the 1980 victory coming at odds of 25/1. (Getty)

Odds: 25/1
Year: 1980
Trainer: Bart Cummings
Jockey: John Letts

3. Dandy Andy - 125/1



Odds:125/1
Year: 1988
Trainer: Jim Cerchi
Jockey: Brent Thomson

2. Roman Arch - 50/1


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Roman Arch wearing the red blinkers and ridden by Craig Newitt wins the 2006 Australian Cup at 50/1. (Getty)

Odds: 50/1
Year: 2006
Trainer: Robbie Laing
Jockey: Craig Newitt

1. Harlem - 60/1 & 30/1



Odds: 60/1 & 30/1
Years: 2018 & 2019
Trainer: David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig
Jockeys: Michael Walker & Jamie Kah

Australian Cup FAQ

Who won the 2020 Australian Cup?

Fifty Stars won the 2020 Australian Cup.

How much is the Australian Cup worth?

The Group One Australian Cup is worth $1.5 million dollars in total.

$900,000 of that goes to the winner.

What distance is the Australian Cup?

The Australian Cup is run over a distance of 2000 metres.

In earlier years, it was run over 3627 metres (2 1/4 miles) from 1863 to 1942.

Who has trained the most Australian Cup winners?

With 13, Champion trainer Bart Cummings has trained the most Australian Cup winners

His first was Arctic Coast in 1968 and his last was Sirmione in 2008.

Who has ridden the most Australian Cup winners?

With 8, Tom Hales has ridden the most Australian Cup winners.

Them victories came from 1875 to 1890.

How to bet on the Australian Cup?

To place a bet on the Australian Cup you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Generally corporate bookies provide betting markets well in advance for an Australian Cup given the popularity of this group one race.

What time is the 2021 Australian Cup?

The 2021 Australian Cup is scheduled for a 4.45pm start time at Flemington on Saturday, March 6.

It will run as Race 8 on the Flemington program.

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