BRC Sprint

  • Date: Saturday May 20, 2017
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 1350m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Prize Money: $125,000

2016 BRC Sprint News

Bell hoping for rain to give Jungle an Edge in Stradbroke Handicap

Bell hoping for rain to give Jungle an Edge in Stradbroke Handicap

Cranbourne trainer Mick Bell is still hoping that some rain arrives at Doomben before Saturday to give his mudlark Jungle Edge a chance to race on his favourite surface in the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m).

Jungle Edge, above, would appreciate a wet track for the Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben. Photo by Steve Hart.…

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The 2017 BRC Sprint is a Group 3 race held annually at Doomben Racecourse during the Brisbane winter carnival. The flagship carnival in Queensland, the Brisbane winter carnival attracts not only the best local talent but plenty from around the country as well.

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The BRC Sprint is run over a trip of 1350m and is worth $125,000 in prize money. Up until 2009 the race was known as the BTC Sprint but the name changed in correlation with the creation of the Brisbane Racing Club from the Queensland Turf Club and Brisbane Turf Club.

The BRC Sprint takes place on Group 1 Doomben Cup day, one of the biggest days of the entire carnival.

The race is contested under quality handicap conditions and usually boasts a capacity list on entries.

It’s hosted a week out from the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 over the same distance however that event is at weight for age level.

With that in mind most horses don’t continue on to the event and the last horse to complete the double was Chief De Beers in 1998.

The other more favoured option is to go to Group 2 level for the QTC Cup on Oaks Day at Eagle Farm later in the carnival.

After Chief De Beers’ famous win in 1998 Pleasure Giver won it back to back in 1999 and 2000.

Since then winners include Hard To Catch in 2006, Court Command in 2009, Beaded in 2010 and Woorim in 2011.

2017 BRC Sprint Field

The BRC Sprint field is usually comprised of a fairly broad selection of horses. Top Queensland stables usually try and get a few decent horses into the BRC Sprint field in order to kickstart their winter racing campaign with a black-type victory.

The 2017 BRC Sprint field is provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4028×53135 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 12 58kg 106
2 3x0x091020 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Damian Browne 15 57.5kg 105
3 x4062538x2 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Ronnie Stewart 16 57kg 104
4 545x24335x SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden 4 56.5kg 102
5 21152136×1 ULMANN Darren Weir John Allen 2 56.5kg 102
6 2x23343x63 FEDERAL Darren Beadman James Doyle 10 56.5kg 101
7 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 101
8 101×112111 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 9 56.5kg 100
9 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 5 56.5kg 98
10 415452112x MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce W Hill Tim Clark 7 56.5kg 95
11 111x590x85 CASUAL CHOICE Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 14 56.5kg 94
12 41x17731x1 SAVANNA AMOUR John Meagher 6 56.5kg 94
13 x1176x510x HIGH MIDNIGHT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 11 56.5kg 93
14 62×3442737 JOPA Robert Heathcote Corey Brown 8 56.5kg 93
15 4x345x6234 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 89.5
16 50×6120210 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 13 56.5kg 87.5

2016 BRC Sprint Nominations

The BRC Sprint nominations are usually announced on the Monday prior to the race. As a consequence of being a fairly decent introductory sprint so early in the carnival, many horses enter the BRC Sprint nominations in order to get going for the season.

The 2016 BRC Sprint nominations are published below.

BRC Sprint Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the BRC Sprint since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Snippet’s Land 2 Religify 3 Artlee  1:18.04
2015 1 Charlie Boy 2 Rock Sturdy 3 Nite Rocker  1:19.12
2014 1 River Lad 2 Benny’s Buttons 3 Fire Up Fifi  1:19.6
2013 1 Belltone 2 Mahisara 3 Listen Son  1:19.5
2012 1 Tiger Tees 2 Meet George 3 Steel Zip  1:18.7
2011 1 Woorim 2 Listen Son 3 Thankgodyou’rehere  1:18.7
2010 1 Beaded 2 Secrets Untold 3 Drenalin  1:18.9
2009 1 Court Command 2 El Cambio 3 Hard To Catch  1:18.1
2008 1 Helideck 2 Absolut Glam 3 Mr Hornblower  1:18.2
2007 1 Friday Creek 2 Mr Hornblower 3 Son Of Dane  1:18.5
2006 1 Hard To Catch 2 Amex 3 Consular  1:18.4
2005 1 Ballet Society 2 River To The Sea 3 Recapitalize  1:17.9
2004 1 True Glo 2 Falkirk 3 Patezza  1:17.7
2003 1 Emission 2 Cariboo 3 Court Of Jewels  1:17.9
2002 1 Carael Boy 2 Make Mine Magic 3 King Lotto  1:18.1
2001 1 Zariz 2 King Lotto 3 Treasure The Kwila  1:18.3
2000 1 Pleasure Giver 2 Brighter Scene 3 Narwong  1:20.3