Brisbane Cup

  • Date: Saturday June 11, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben (Usually Eagle Farm)
  • Race Distance: 2400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $300,000

2016 Brisbane Cup News

Winter Cup Odds on the Drift for Tucanchoo

Winter Cup Odds on the Drift for Tucanchoo

Tucanchoo’s 2016 Winter Cup odds have drifted this week, despite the talented six-year-old having produced a typically smart performance at black type level only one week ago.

Tucanchoo is on the drift in Winter Cup betting markets. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Tucanchoo has been a strong performer for Team Hawkes through his entire nineteen start career …

The 2016 Brisbane Cup is a Group 2 race held every year in June at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane. The race is run over a trek of 2400m with prize money for the event totalling $300,000.

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The Brisbane Cup is an open handicap and run on Stradbroke Day, the biggest day of horse racing on the Brisbane calendar. Along with the group 2 Brisbane Cup is the Group 1 Queensland Derby, Group 1 JJ Atkins and Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.

It was first run in 1871 and was held on the Queen’s Birthday holiday Monday until 2009 when the event was switched to Stradbroke Day to bolster the already strong race card.

The Brisbane Cup was originally run over the traditional two mile cup distance (3200m) but in 2007 the distance was reduced to 2400m and so to the Group 1 rating.

Queensland’s best stayers always turn out for the event as well as some quality interstate competition.

The Group 1 Doomben Cup and Group 2 PJ O’Shea Stakes are good form guides going into the race with recent winner Scenic Shot (2009) claiming the Doomben Cup / Brisbane Cup double.

One of the best ever horses to win the Brisbane Cup was 2008 champion Viewed which went on to win the Melbourne Cup the same year.

Other notable winners include Melbourne Cup runner-up Yippyio in 2000 and Desert Chill which won in 1995 and 1997.

2016 Brisbane Cup Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 269×670611 ECUADOR (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Adam Hyeronimus 12 59kg 107
2 092012×046 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 9 58.5kg 106
3 8433313211 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10 58.5kg 110
4 099×639514 RUDY Helen Page Tommy Berry 7 57kg 103
5 6x4212x132 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) David Vandyke Blake Spriggs 2 57kg 103
6 20×0304402 PUCCINI (NZ) Darren Weir Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 102
7 x5300x0258 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 56kg 101
8 3×65306123 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Ms Rosie Myers 3 54.5kg 98
9 5160×54089 JETSET LAD (NZ) Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 6 54kg 97
10 6529×77222 IGGI POP (NZ) Peter Robl Sam Clipperton 8 53.5kg 96
11 x411917x27 ASTRONOMOS (GB) David Vandyke Jason Collett 11 53kg 88
12 233×162521 COL ’N’ LIL Ben Currie Josh Oliver (a) 5 53kg 87

2016 Brisbane Cup Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 10831×8042 MORIARTY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 1 59kg 109
2 x4442x0193 EPINGLE (NZ) M 7 Michael Kent 2 55kg 105
3 8981110521 INDEX LINKED (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg 104
4 9600357×21 LET’S MAKE ADEAL M 5 Nigel Blackiston 4 53kg 98
5 65×4752002 ESCADO G 5 Matt Laurie 5 53kg 97
6 31×8411112 LANDLOCKED (NZ) G 8 Joe Cleary 6 53kg 96
7 08412530×9 SURPASS (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney 7= 53kg 95
8 683999×076 VILANOVA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 7= 53kg 95
9 11400×4083 JETSET LAD (NZ) G 7 Brian Smith 9 53kg 94
10 1113×31230 SELF SENSE G 4 David Brideoake 10= 53kg 93
11 x8036x1221 SENSE OF OCCASION G 4 Joseph Pride 10= 53kg 93
12 212×043328 VOLKHERE G 6 Robert Heathcote 12 53kg 92
13 5474581334 LUCCIOLA (IRE) M 6 David & Coral Feek 13 53kg 87
14 7335×34117 MAJOR MAJOR G 6 Bryce Heys 14= 53kg 78
15 x244421606 NO TRICKS (NZ) F 3 Wayne Walters 14= 53kg 78
16 088500×731 BANKSTERS BONUS (IRE) G 7 John Sargent 16 53kg 77
17 7171903530 WHATALOVELYDAY F 3 Jon Walk 17 53kg 73
18 x2141x3950 INAUGURATION G 3 Peter G Moody 18 53kg 70
19 x6190x1242 SPUR ON GOLD G 3 Pat Carey 19 53kg 69
20 9304×64149 DENONINATOR G 4 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 20 53kg 65

Brisbane Cup Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Brisbane Cup since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 Benzini 2 Sir John Hawkwood 3 Junoob 2:31.69
2015 1 Jetset Lad 2 Sense Of Occasion 3 Epingle 2:15.0
2014 1 Floria 2 Moriarty 3 Zephyron 2:25.7
2013 1 Moriarty 2 Quintessential 3 Zennista 2:29.2
2012 1 Lights of Heaven 2 Dance With Her 3 Mawingo 2:29.6
2011 1 Tullamore 2 Glass Harmonium 3 De Fine Lago 2:27.5
2010 1 Crossthestart 2 Scouting Wide 3 Ekstreme 2:27.5
2009 1 Scenic Shot 2 Ready To Lift 3 Tinseltown 2:34.6
2008 1 Viewed 2 Fulmonti 3 Sky Biscuit 2:35.9
2007 1 Newport 2 Lilakyn 3 Ice Chariot 2:28.1
2006 1 Art Success 2 Gorgeous George 3 Sculptor 3:22.4
2005 1 Portland Singa 2 Shamrock Shore 3 Regal Punch 3:20.8
2004 1 Danestorm 2 Pentastic 3 Upsetthym 3:20.2
2003 1 Piachay 2 County Tyrone 3 Homewrecker 3:22.5
2002 1 Prized Gem 2 Majestic Avenue 3 Nauders 3:24.6
2001 1 Star Covet 2 Citi Habit 3 Karasi 3:17.4
2000 1 Yippyio 2 Sharscay 3 Karasi 3:24.9