2024 Caloundra City Cup Details

Race 5 at Sunshine Coast Racecourse on Sunday 14th July 2024.

The Caloundra City Cup is a Listed race held at Sunshine Coast over 2400 metres. It is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money this year is $300,000.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Caloundra Cup page.

Caloundra City Cup 2024 Preview

Track: Heavy 10 Weather: Cloudy

There are 15 runners for the 2024 Wishlist Caloundra Cup with 13 geldings and two mares. There are three 4YOs, four 5YOs, five 6YOs and three 7YOs. Five runners had their last start in the Listed Ipswich Cup over 2150m on 22 June (won by Red Wave), three in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup over 3200m at Eagle Farm on 15th June (won by Alegron), two in the Group 3 Tatt’s Cup over 2400m at Eagle Farm on 29th June (won by Vow And Declare) and two in the Listed Tattersall’s Gold Crown over 2143m at Eagle Farm on 29th June (won by Princess Rhaenys), while the rest came via different races. Trainers Anthony & Sam Freedman, John Symons & Sheila Laxon and Kerry Taplin each have 2 runners. Two runners are sired by Proisir.

The early favourite is Hezashocka who has 2 wins from his last 4 starts. Second favourite is Knight’s Choice who finished a length 3rd to Vow And Declare in the Tatt’s Cup last week. Third favourite is Deny Knowledge who was a close 2nd in the Tatts Gold Crown. Alegron comes off a win in the 2 mile Brisbane Cup. The other runners are currently $12 or more.

2024 Caloundra City Cup Runner by Runner

1. Alegron (7)

Won the Group 2 Brisbane Cup over 3200m at Eagle Farm on 15th June. Chance.

2. Hezashocka (13)

Has 2 wins from his last 4 starts and goes well on a heavy track. Key player.

3. Luncies (10)

Finished 10th in the Listed Ipswich Cup over 2150m on 22 June (won by Red Wave). Prefer others.

4. Knight’s Choice (8)

Finished a length 3rd to Vow And Declare in the Group 3 Tatt’s Cup over 2400m at Eagle Farm 2 weeks ago. Should be in the finish.

5. Zoumon (9)

Won this race last year. Don’t dismiss.

6. Deny Knowledge (15)

Was a close 2nd in the Listed Tattersall’s Gold Crown over 2143m at Eagle Farm on 29th June

7. Warning (3)

Ran 4th in the Brisbane Cup. Place chance.

8. Dune Forty Five (2)

Finished 4th in the Ipswich Cup after being held up. Place chance.

9. Warp Speed (12)


10. Port Philip (14)

Ran 6th in the Ipswich Cup and has excellent heavy track form.

11. Double Cherry (4)

Back from a 6 week let-up after tailing off on 1st June. Looking to others.

12. Tapildoodledo (1)

Prefer others.

13. Tappy’s Lad (5)

Finished 3rd in this race last year. Ran last in the Brisbane Cup. No.

14. Mission Of Love (6)

One of 2 mares in the race. Could surprise.

15. Tavistorm (11)

Always runs an honest race. Not the worst.

Caloundra City Cup 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
5 Zoumon
2 Hezashocka
1 Alegron
6 Deny Knowledge

Previews for other races this week

Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes 2024 (Caulfield 1100m)

Listed Beaufine Stakes 2024 (Belmont 1000m)

Listed Glasshouse Handicap 2024 (Sunshine Coast 1400m)

2024 Caloundra City Cup Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 14 Mission Of Love
2nd 1 Alegron 0.2 length
3rd 9 Warp Speed 2.2 lengths
4th 4 Knight’s Choice 3.2 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 3. Luncies, 6. Deny Knowledge.