The 2019 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).
2019 Moreton Cup Field
The 2019 QTC Cup field is posted here.
2019 Moreton Cup Nominations
QTC Cup Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the QTC Cup since 2000 with winning times.
|2019||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2018||1 The Monstar||2 Platinum Angel||3 Calanda||1:10.12|
|2017||1 Deploy||2 Dothraki||3 Perfect Dare||1:09.19|
|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|