- Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
- Racecourse: Doomben
- Race Distance: 1,200m
- Conditions: Weight-for-age
- Prize Money: $500,000
2016 BTC Cup News
Trainer Peter Gelagotis will step Malaguerra back up to Group 1 company after the five year old scored a decisive win in the Group 2 $200,000 Browns Sawdust And Savings Australia Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley last Friday night.
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The 2016 BTC Cup is a Group 1 weight-for-age race that is held at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane each year in either late April or early May. Held over a distance of 1,200 metres, the BTC Cup is put on by the Brisbane Racing Club. The BTC Cup is worth over $500,000 in prize money and is the first Group 1 race held during the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
The BTC Cup is often used as a lead up race to the bigger and more lucrative Group 1 sprint race in the winter racing season; the Doomben 10,000 – a longer race over 1,350 metres. Only one horse has been able to win both the BTC Cup and Doomben 10,000 races and that was Apache Cat in 2008.
Initially run as a Group 3 race, the BTC Cup was given Group 2 status in 1986. In 2005, the BTC Cup was then elevated to today’s Group 1 status. The BTC Cup is a reasonably new race, with the inaugural running of the Cup being in 1983 when it was won by Strawberry Road. The race was initially run over a 1,350 metre distance until it was changed to the present distance of 1,200 metres in 1991.
The BTC Cup attracts attention from some of the best sprinters in the country. Two horses have won the BTC Cup twice in their careers, including Buck’s Pride (1993-94) and Falvelon (2000 and 2003). Some other notable winners are High Regard (1989), General Nediym (1998), Lord Essex (2002), Albert The Fat (2010) and Black Caviar (2011).
2016 BTC Cup Field
The 2016 BTC field will be a great one. Acceptances aren’t due until the Wednesday, however we can get a good idea of who’ll be racing at this early stage. The 2015 BTC Cup field is likely to have a number of very talented horses included.
The field for the 2016 BTC Cup is publsihed below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||9x6241x597||DELECTATION||Chris Waller||Jason Collett||12||58.5kg||112|
|2||41111×2421||FELL SWOOP||Matthew Dale||Jay Ford||10||58.5kg||108|
|3||31310×7236||STRATUM STAR||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||13||58.5kg||111|
|4||815x13x735||DOTHRAKI||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||1||58.5kg||107|
|5||1x56x4041x||SACRED STAR||Tony Pike||Jim Byrne||7||58.5kg||106|
|6||7111x39x93||ARTLEE||Todd Willan||Michael Cahill||4||58.5kg||96|
|7||20x2600x16||CHARLIE BOY||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Browne||6||58.5kg||106|
|8||x11211x116||MALAGUERRA||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Glen Colless||8||58.5kg||105|
|9||x126242x25||TARGET IN SIGHT||Joseph Pride||James Orman (a)||9||58.5kg||104|
|10||x124062123||LIBERATION||Barry Lockwood||Brad Pengelly||5||58.5kg||81|
|11||11431×3531||JAPONISME||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||3||57kg||110|
|12||7x1513x352||COUNTERATTACK||Chris Waller||Sam Clipperton||11||57kg||97|
|13||227222×612||TWO BLUE||Kristen Buchanan||Paul King||14||56.5kg||103|
|14||71202x409x||ECHO GAL||Gai Waterhouse||Ms Tegan Harrison||2||56.5kg||91|
2016 BTC Cup Nominations
Here is the list of published nominations for the 2016 BTC Cup.
|2||20x2600x16||CHARLIE BOY||G||5||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|5||815x13x735||DOTHRAKI||G||5||Peter & Paul Snowden|
|6||71202x409x||ECHO GAL||M||4||Gai Waterhouse|
|7||41111×2421||FELL SWOOP||G||4||Matthew Dale|
|11||x11211x116||MALAGUERRA||G||4||Lee & Anthony Freedman|
|12||x52x2311x1||MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ)||G||4||Bjorn Baker|
|13||1x56x4041x||SACRED STAR||G||6||Tony Pike|
|14||217×01||SPIETH (NZ)||C||3||Bryce Heys|
|15||1x623x1481||SPILL THE BEANS||C||3||Gerald Ryan|
|16||11×13195||STELLAR COLLISION||G||3||Darren Weir|
|17||31310×7236||STRATUM STAR||H||4||Darren Weir|
|18||x126242x25||TARGET IN SIGHT||G||6||Joseph Pride|
|19||227222×612||TWO BLUE||M||7||Kristen Buchanan|
BTC Cup Winners & Results
Below you will find the winners and minor placings for the BTC Cup since the year 2000.
|2017||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2016||1 Malaguerra||2 Dothraki||3 Japonisme||1:08.73|
|2015||1 Hot Snitzel||2 Knoydart||3 Our Boy Malachi||1:09.47|
|2014||1 Famous Seamus||2 Spirit Of Boom||3 Buffering||1:09.06|
|2013||1 Your Song||2 Rain Affair||3 Better Than Ready||1:11.27|
|2012||1 Sea Siren||2 Scenic Blast||3 Beaded||1:08.3|
|2011||1 Black Caviar||2 Hay List||3 Buffering||1:08.85|
|2010||1 Albert The Fat||2 Melito||3 Latin News||1:09.2|
|2009||1 Duporth||2 Bank Robber||3 Apache Cat||1:08.9|
|2008||1 Apache Cat||2 Vormista||3 Swiss Ace||1:09.3|
|2007||1 Bentley Biscuit||2 Takeover Target||3 Mitanni||1:08.5|
|2006||1 Gee I Jane||2 Daunting Lad||3 All Bar One||1:08.6|
|2005||1 Spark Of Life||2 St Basil||3 Regimental Gal||1:09.0|
|2004||1 Thorn Park||2 Star Of Florida||3 Regimental Gal||1:08.7|
|2003||1 Falvelon||2 Make Mine Magic||3 Diamond Dane||1:10.0|
|2002||1 Lord Essex||2 Falvelon||3 Phoenix Park||1:08.3|
|2001||1 Fritz||2 Show A Heart||3 King Lotto||1:09.1|
|2000||1 Falvelon||2 Mr Innocent||3 Toledo||1:08.4|