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 & 2018)
- Date: Saturday 5 June 2021
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 and 2018 it was switched to 2200m at Doomben because of issues with the track surface at Eagle Farm.
Brisbane Cup Final Field & Odds 2018
Brisbane Cup Preview & Tips 2018
Track: Soft Weather: Showers
Following the early scratching of Rising Red, there are only nine runners for the $300,000 2018 Pages Event Hire Brisbane Cup. The early favourite is Sedanzer who won the Scone Cup before 3rd in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup here. Second favourite is Ambitious who was held up before running on well for 3rd in the Doomben Cup last start. Third favourite is Kiwia who was 4th in the Premier’s Cup.
Megablast is a well-performed New Zealander who ran 3rd in the Group 2 PJ O’Shea Stakes. Naval Warfare was run down late for a close 2nd in the McKell Cup over 2400m last start. Nozomi was 6th in the Premier’s Cup, but has won over this distance. The other three runners are all at 20 to 1or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|8 Anton En Avant
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.
||** Race not run **
||Anton En Avant
||Sir John Hawkwood (IRE)
||Jetset Lad (NZ)
||Sense Of Occasion
||Lights Of Heaven
||Dance With Her
||De Fine Lago
||Ready To Lift