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.
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.
|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|