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Moreton Cup

The 2018 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.

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).

2018 Moreton Cup Field

The 2018 QTC Cup field is posted here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 22027×0780 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) Kris Lees Corey Brown 9 58.5kg 103
2 12234430×5 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Skye Bogenhuber 6 57kg 103
3 611x84241x CALANDA Peter & Paul Snowden 3 57kg 103
4 15028x26x0 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Henry Dwyer 5 57kg 98
5 5909701217 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp James Orman 1 56.5kg 95
6 1×32721617 HANDSOME THIEF (IRE) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 10 56.5kg 97
7 5x0287x141 IRISH CONSTABULARY John Symons & Sheila Laxon Micheal Hellyer 8 56kg 95
8 254457×318 RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR Norm Stephens 11 56kg 85
9 x21376x497 CHALK Wendy Roche 4 56kg 68
10 11128x230x PEPPERANO Liam Birchley 7 54kg 88
11 x31x285131 PLATINUM ANGEL Darren Weir 2 53kg 76.5

2018 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

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