- 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
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.
Read More Eagle Farm Cup (PJ O’Shea Stakes) News
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.
Check out our new Eagle Farm Cup page for the latest news and information on the Eagle Farm Cup.
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
|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|