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 (moved to Doomben for 2017)
- Date: Saturday 10 June 2017
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. In 2017 it was switched to 2200m at Doomben because of issues with the track surface at Eagle Farm.
Brisbane Cup Final Field & Odds 2017‘Odds not currently available’
Brisbane Cup Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Good Weather: Fine
Fourteen runners have accepted for the $300,000 2017 Evergreen Turf Brisbane Cup. The betting is very open and the early favourite is Neverland ran well in the Premier’s Cup and should be at peak fitness now. Three horses share second favouritism – Single Gaze who won a Group 2 race at his track and distance last start, Top Of My List who won her last 2 races in Sydney, and Zambezi Warrior who was 2nd in the Premier’s Cup.
Benzini is a talented New Zealand horse who won this race last year and is a chance again. Rudy likes this track and will run well. Chocante was placed in a Group race at his only run at this track. Grand Dreamer and Pemberley have never raced here before but could go well. The other 5 runners are all at $18 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|5 Neverland||1 Single Gaze||3 Benzini|
|4 Top Of My List||3 Benzini||4 Top Of My List|
|3 Benzini||4 Top Of My List||2 Rudy|
|1 Single Gaze||2 Rudy||1 Single Gaze|
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.
|2017||Chocante (NZ)||Single Gaze||Pemberley (NZ)|
|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|