The Brisbane Cup is a Group 2 thoroughbred horse race for three-year-olds and up, and is one of the main events of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. The Queensland Turf Club hosts the 2400m event on its Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.
- Race Type: Group 2, Quality Handicap
- Distance: 2,400 metres
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
- Date: Saturday 11 June 2016
The Brisbane Cup was a Group 1 race held over 3200 metres, until 2007 when it was downgraded to a Group 2 and reduced to 2400 metres. It is normally held on the Queen’s Birthday holiday weekend in June on the same day as the Stradbroke Handicap and Queensland Derby.
The Brisbane Cup is also one of the principal lead up races to the Melbourne Cup. The handicap race was first run at Eagle Farm in 1871. It was not held from 1942 to 1945 because the farm was taken over by the army to become Camp Ascot.
Brisbane Cup Final Field & Odds 2016‘Odds not currently available’
Brisbane Cup Preview & Tips 2016
Track: Good Weather: Fine
Twelve runners have accepted for the $300,000 2016 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup. The early favourite is quality mare Real Love who has won the G3 JRA Cup and the G3 Premier’s Cup at her last 2 starts against similar company. Two horses share second favouritism – Sir John Hawkwood who has 2 wins at this distance and was 2nd in the JRA Cup last start, and Ecuador who has won his last 2 starts in Sydney in Listed races.
Benzini is a talented New Zealand horse who made up good ground for 3rd in the Premier’s Cup 2 weeks ago. Rudy was 4th in that race but hasn’t won beyond 1650m. Iggi Pop has won at this track and has been 2nd at his last 3 starts. Puccini was 2nd in the Premier’s Cup and should go well again. The other 5 runners are all at $12 or longer, including 2015 winner Jetset Lad.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|3 Real Love||5 Sir John Hawkwood||4 Rudy|
|6 Puccini||3 Real Love||5 Sir John Hawkwood|
|5 Sir John Hawkwood||4 Rudy||3 Real Love|
|1 Ecuador||2 Junoob||1 Ecuador|
Previous winners of the Brisbane Cup:
Art Success, a four-year-old gelding, won the Brisbane Cup in 2006. He rider was A. Patillo and trained by J. Collins. Portland Singa won in 2005.
Other recent champions include Danestorm, 2004 and 2002; Piachay, 2003; Star Covet, 2001; Yippyio, 2000; Sheer Kingston, 1999; Praise Indeed, 1998; Desert Chill, 1997 and 1995; and Dupain, 1996. The most successful jockey at the Brisbane Cup is Chris Munce who has been aboard three winners: Desert Chill in 1997 and 1995, and Grooming in 1992. The top trainer with five Brisbane Cup champions is T. J. Smith. He saddled winners in 1984, 1974, 1971, 1965 and 1961.
|2016||Benzini||Sir John Hawkwood (IRE)||Junoob (GB)|
|2015||Jetset Lad (NZ)||Sense Of Occasion||Epingle (NZ)|
|2014||Floria (NZ)||Moriarty (IRE)||Zephyron (NZ)|
|2012||Lights Of Heaven||Dance With Her||Mawingo|
|2011||Tullamore||Glass Harmonium||De Fine Lago|
|2009||Scenic Shot||Ready To Lift||Tinseltown|
|2006||Art Success||Gorgeous George||Sculptor|
|2005||Portland Singa||Shamrock Shore||Regal Punch|
|2002||Prized Gem||Majestic Avenue||Nauders|
|2001||Star Covet||Citi Habit||Karasi|