Moreton Cup

  • Date: Saturday June 3, 2017
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Moreton Cup News

Outsider Steel Zip not ruled out of W.J. Healy Stakes

Outsider Steel Zip not ruled out of W.J. Healy Stakes

Trainer Pat Duff is not ruling out an upset win by his veteran sprinter Steel Zip in Saturday’s Group 3 $175,000 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.

Steel Zip, above, is one of the outsiders of the W.J. Healy Stakes field. Photo by Daniel Costello.

The nine year old has been marked as one of …

The 2017 QTC Cup is a Group 2 race held in late May / early June annually at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane. The race is run over a 1200m distance and carries prize money of $175,000.

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The race is run under handicap conditions with a quality field selected from the nominated entries. Usually the field is made up of local horses but there is a steady stream of interstate challengers coming up for a shot at the race. It’s held during the Brisbane Winter Carnival which means the horses running in the QTC Cup have a chance to impress in front of the entire nation.

The best form guide coming into the race is probably the Group 3 BTC Cup two weeks earlier and the best horses could jump up again after this race to the Stradbroke Handicap. The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap is one of the most famous races in Queensland and held a week later at Eagle Farm over 1400m.

The other option is dropping back to Group 3 class to contest the WJ Healy Stakes on the final day of the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

Ortensia won the QTC Cup in 2009 before running third in the Stradbroke Handicap. Some of the best credentialed horses to triumph in the race  include Schillaci in 1992 and Century Kid with one of the fastest ever times in 2001. Recent winners include Chinchilla Rose (2008) and Catapulted (2010).

2017 Moreton Cup Field

The 2017 QTC Cup field is posted here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x456x442x3 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 7 59kg 106
2 0x54219x70 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 14 57kg 102
3 45x24335x6 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 10 56.5kg 101
4 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 13 56.5kg 101
5 x23343x637 FEDERAL Darren Beadman Tommy Berry 2 56kg 100
6 01×1121119 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Jason Collett 9 56kg 100
7 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 15 55kg 98
8 1613x66x1 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 3 54.5kg 97
9 18x587x842 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 1 54kg 96
10 612x1111x2 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 12 53kg 93
11 210x5240x4 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 53kg 90
12 x345x62344 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Robbie Fradd 8 53kg 89.5
13 147x165x37 ELEGANT COMPOSURE Chris Anderson 11 53kg 89
14 11x6211x11 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker 5 53kg 87.5
15 0x6120210x PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn 6 53kg 87.5

2017 Moreton Cup Nominations

QTC Cup Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Spill The Beans 2 Federal 3 Stratum Star  1:17.23
2015 1 Ball Of Muscle 2 That’s A Good Idea 3 Kuro  1:08.46
2014 1 Sacred Star 2 Masthead 3 Bennetta  1:17.13
2013 1 Galah 2 Conservatorium 3 Griffon  1:17.6
2012 1 Celtic Dancer 2 Belltone 3 Joint Chiefs  1:20.9
2011 1 Varenna Miss 2 Phelan Ready 3 Zingaling  1:16.12
2010 1 Catapulted 2 Border Rebel 3 Ego’s Dare  1:15.1
2009 1 Ortensia 2 Maxison 3 Mr Baritone  1:19.1
2008 1 Chinchilla Rose 2 Black Ink 3 Easy Rocker  1:19.3
2007 1 Nova Star 2 Rasmussen 3 Son Of Dane  1:17.6
2006 1 Messiaen 2 Consular 3 Spuruson  1:16.5
2005 1 Sir Breakfast 2 Beautiful Gem 3 All Bar One  1:08.7
2004 1 Falkirk 2 Patpong 3 Bomber Bill  1:08.8
2003 1 Into The Night 2 Bomber Bill 3 Polygram  1:10.6
2002 1 Pembleton 2 Maitland Gold 3 Machtig Mini Panis  1:09.2
2001 1 Century Kid 2 Super Impressive 3 Federal Agent  1:08.1
2000 1 Gallopini 2 Super Espion 3 Antiquity  1:09.6