Bendigo Cup

The Bendigo Cup is the premier race hosted by the Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association. Held at the beginning of July over Lord’s Raceway’s 425 metre trip, the race attracts the best greyhound sprinters in Victoria and abroad.

Final: Friday 7 July (Night)

First prize: $47,000
Sponsor: Triple M Bendigo 93.5

Heats: Sunday 2 July (Day)
First prize: $5,000
Nominations close: Wednesday 28 June at 9am

Other feature races on Bendigo Cup night:

Go Distance Racing Winter Cup (660m)
GRV Vic Bred Maiden Final (425m)
Ready 2 Race Mid Year Bonus (425m)
Grade 5 Final (500m)

*Please refer to the Racing Calendar for prize money & conditions


The Bendigo Cup was first run in 1957 when won by Cantee over 400 yards at the Bendigo GRA’s original location at Eaglehawk. The race was conducted over 528 metres for a few years in the 1970s. When the club moved to Lords Raceway in 1978 the Bendigo Cup was conducted over 430 metres every year up until 2011 (except 2001 when run over the middle distance of 545 metres). It has been held over 425 metres since Lords Raceway underwent a redevelopment in 2012.

Recent Champions

2016 Aston Bolero
2015 Fernando Bale

2014 Warrior King
2014 Paw Licking

2013 Ronan Izmir
2012 Peggy May

2011 Enry Walt
2010 Latifi Jiam

WATCH: Aston Bolero wins the 2016 Bendigo Cup.