The 2017 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.
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.
2017 Brisbane Cup Field
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1Fx7031261||SINGLE GAZE||Nick Olive||Ms Kathy O’Hara||14||59kg||109|
|2||474×343532||RUDY||Helen Page||Hugh Bowman||12||58.5kg||104|
|3||4x6256x234||BENZINI||Adrian & Harry Bull||Kelly McCulloch||4||58kg||103|
|4||142×218311||TOP OF MY LIST||Anthony & Edward Cummings||Tommy Berry||9||57kg||105|
|5||680582×645||NEVERLAND||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||8||53kg||95|
|6||4665×95301||KAISER FRANZ (NZ)||Robert Heathcote||Robbie Fradd||5||53kg||91|
|7||411114×962||EMERALD CITY||David Vandyke||Luke Tarrant||11||53kg||90|
|8||x91130x566||PEMBERLEY (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Corey Brown||6||53kg||90|
|9||x1121x3730||CHOCANTE (NZ)||Stephen Marsh||Jim Byrne||1||53kg||89.5|
|10||39×6685643||SELF SENSE||David Brideoake||Ronnie Stewart||13||53kg||89|
|11||01376×4242||ZAMBEZI WARRIOR (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Jeff Lloyd||3||53kg||87|
|12||3511241179||MORENDI||Darren Graham||Michael Cahill||2||53kg||86|
|13||36422×0250||MY DIAMANTINE (NZ)||Brian Smith||Andrew Spinks||7||53kg||83|
|14||21328×5171||GRAND DREAMER||Robert Smerdon||Craig Williams||10||53kg||82|
2017 Brisbane Cup Nominations
Brisbane Cup Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Brisbane Cup since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 Chocante||2 Single Gaze||3 Pemberley||2:15.07|
|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|