Eagle Farm Cup (PJ O’Shea Stakes)

  • Date: Saturday June 4, 2016
  • Racecourse: Eagle Farm
  • Race Distance: 2200m
  • Conditions: Open Weight-for-Age
  • Prize Money: $250,000

2016 Eagle Farm Cup (PJ O’Shea Stakes) News

Puccini to go around in Eagle Farm Cup

Puccini to go around in Eagle Farm Cup

Former New Zealand Group 1 winner Puccini will go around in the Group 2 $250,000 Pages Event Equipment Hire Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday even though he has questionable wet track form.

Puccini, above, maroon with white sleeves, was back in the prizemoney when second to Real Love, pink and white, …

The 2016 Eagle Farm Cup, registered as the PJ O’Shea Stakes, is an annual event hosted in late May or early June at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse. Run over 2200m it’s one of the longest events on the Brisbane Winter Carnival calendar and is worth $250,000.

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The PJ O’Shea Stakes is run under weight-for age conditions which suits the best performed horses entered in the race. In addition to the myriad of local stayers there is a steady stream of interstate rivals looking for a Group 2 test over a 2200m trek.

If a horse was in tremendous shape it could back up a week later to tackle the Group 2 Brisbane Cup over 2400m or have a slightly longer break and run in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup over the same 2200m journey.

Scenic Shot is one of the best horses to run in the PJ O’Shea Stakes and he proved it by claiming both the 2008 and 2009 events. After his 2009 victory he then went on to claim the Brisbane Cup double as well.

Other big name stayers to win the PJ O’Shea Stakes include one of Queensland’s best ever, Rough Habit, which won in 1995 and Melbourne Cup runner-up Yippyio which claimed the 2001 installment.

More recently are  Scenic Shot’s back-to back 2008 / 2009 victories and Triple Honour’s blisteringly fast performance in 2010.

2016 Eagle Farm Cup Field

The 2016 Eagle Farm Cup field will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 43151×1261 MIGHTY LUCKY Fred Cowell Ms Tegan Harrison 2 59kg 107
2 20×0304402 PUCCINI (NZ) Darren Weir Kerrin McEvoy 1 59kg 102
3 1641125135 ADIRONDACK Shawn Mathrick Darren Gauci 8 59kg 82
4 1x120x2315 MAURUS (GB) David Vandyke Blake Shinn 5 59kg 99
5 590×611034 VOLKSTOK’N’BARRELL (NZ) Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs James McDonald 4 59kg 109
6 233×162521 COL ’N’ LIL Ben Currie Josh Oliver (a) 6 57kg 87
7 844411014 SNAPPER John Morrisey Ryan Wiggins 7 56kg 68
8 1416×41 PROVOCATIVE (NZ) Tony Pike Leith Innes 3 54kg 73

Eagle Farm Cup Winners & Results

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2014 1 Moriarty 2 Mr O’Ceirin 3 Floria  2:16.39
2013 1 Quintessential 2 Manighar 3 Voila Ici  2:19.56
2012 1 Lights of Heaven 2 Scenic Shot 3 Ginga Dude  2:19.0
2011 1 Glass Harmonium 2 Shoot Out 3 Scenic Shot  2:15.16
2010 1 Triple Honour 2 Raffaello 3 Newport  2:14.3
2009 1 Scenic Shot 2 Mirkola Lass 3 Fulmonti  2:20.9
2008 1 Scenic Shot 2 Rampant Lion 3 Dougs Mate  2:19.2
2007 1 Pentathon 2 Gaze 3 Grand Zulu  2:17.9
2006 1 Mahtoum 2 Art Success 3 Gorgeous George  2:30.7
2005 1 Natural Blitz 2 Zumanity 3 Regal Punch  2:30.0
2004 1 Pentastic 2 Maze 3 Another Warrior  2:28.7
2003 1 Maguire 2 County Tyrone 3 Grey Song  2:30.5
2002 1 Hey Pronto 2 Freemason 3 Prized Gem  2:28.1
2001 1 Yippyio 2 Citi Habit 3 King Keitel  2:25.6
2000 1 Kens Joy 2 Make Mine Magic 3 Yippyio  2:28.7