BTC Cup

  • Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: Weight-for-age
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 BTC Cup News

Malaguerra chasing No. 1 spot with Winterbottom Stakes win

Malaguerra chasing No. 1 spot with Winterbottom Stakes win

Trainer Peter Gelagotis would expect Malaguerra to be rated the best sprinter in the country if he can win the Group 1 $1m Crown Perth-Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday.

Malaguerra, above, is one of the top chances in the Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot. Photo by Steve Hart.

Malaguerra won his second …

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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.

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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.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 7111x39x93 ARTLEE G 5 Todd Willan
2 20x2600x16 CHARLIE BOY G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
3 7x1513x352 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller
4 9x6241x597 DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller
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
8 11×165 GHISONI F 3 John O’Shea
9 11431×3531 JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller
10 x124062123 LIBERATION H 4 Barry Lockwood
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.

Year Results Winning Time
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