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BRC Sprint

The BRC Sprint is a Group 3 Quality Handicap race held each May at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1350 metres and is worth $125,000 in prize money. The 2019 BRC Sprint was won by Tyzone from Violate with I'm A Rippa third.

Formerly known as the 'BTC Sprint', the race was changed to the BRC Sprint after the merger of the QTC & BTC race clubs and takes place on Group 1 Doomben Cup day during the Brisbane winter racing carnival.

BRC Sprint info

Date: Saturday 16th May 2020
Track: Doomben racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1350 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $125,000
2019 Winner: Tyzone

The BRC Sprint is run under quality handicap conditions and suits improving horses who can get in with a light weight to beat the handicapper. Generally attracing a more than handy field of sprinters, the race takes place over the same course & distance as the Doomben feature sprint race the following week, the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 over 1350m at weight-for-age.

Although the race attracts reasonable fields, the BRC Sprint has not been a great guide to the Doomben 10000 in recent times, with Chief De Beers (1998) the last galloper to win the BRC Sprint & Doomben 10000 double. River Lad (2014) went on to win the winter carnival feature sprint, the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap, after winning this race.

The Gr2 QTC Cup on Oaks Day in June at Eagle Farm may be next on the agenda for gallopers contesting this race, while the better horses engaged might consider tackling the stronger Doomben 10,000 the following Saturday at Doomben. Celtic Dancer (6th in 2012) went on to win the QTC Cup after running sixth in this event.

Tyzone (2019) finished eighth in the Gr3 Hall Mark Stakes over 1200m at Randwick in Sydbey before heading north to Brisbane to win this event in comfortable style for Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds.

Recent BRC Sprint winners include I'm A Rippa (2018) and Jungle Edge (2017).

2019 BRC Sprint result

1. $11.00 Tyzone 57.5 Blake Shinn
2. $20.00 Violate 58.0 Luke Nolen
3. $9.50 I'm A Rippa 59.0 Jeff Lloyd

then followed
4. $2.70 Chapter And Verse 54.0 Mark Du Plessis
5. $18.00 Shogun Sun 54.0 Michael Cahill
6. $11.00 Addictive Nature 54.0 Kerrin McEvoy
7. $10.00 Passage Of Time 54.0 Sam Clipperton
8. $31.00 Niccanova 57.5 James Orman
9. $41.00 Bergerac 54.5 Michael Murphy
10. $10.00 Coldstone 58.5 James McDonald
11. $17.00 Ever Loyal 54.5 Leith Innes
12. $20.00 Freddie Fox Trot 54.0 Daniel Griffin
13. $16.00 Boomsara 55.5 Tim Clark

Margins: 1.75 len, 0.10 len
Time: 1:18.98

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BRC Sprint winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Tyzone Violate I'm A Rippa 1:18.9
2018 I'm A Rippa Privlaka Mr Sneaky 1:18.9
2017 Jungle Edge High Midnight Ulmann 1:21.4
2016 Snippets Land Religify Artlee 1:18.0
2015 Charlie Boy Rock Sturdy Nite Rocker 1:19.1
2014 River Lad Benny's Buttons Fire Up Fifi 1:19.6
2013 Belltone Mahisara Listen Son 1:19.5
2012 Tiger Tees Meet George Steel Zip 1:18.7
2011 Woorim Listen Son Thankgodyou'rehere 1:18.7
2010 Beaded Secrets Untold Drenalin 1:18.9
2009 Court Command El Cambio Hard To Catch 1:18.1
2008 Helideck Absolut Glam Mr Hornblower 1:18.2
2007 Friday Creek Mr Hornblower Son Of Dane 1:18.5
2006 Hard To Catch Amex Consular 1:18.4
2005 Ballet Society River To The Sea Recapitalize 1:17.9
2004 True Glo Falkirk Patezza 1:17.7
2003 Emission Cariboo Court Of Jewels 1:17.9
2002 Carael Boy Make Mine Magic King Lotto 1:18.1
2001 Zariz King Lotto Treasure The Kwila 1:18.3
2000 Pleasure Giver Brighter Scene Narwong 1:20.3
1999 Pleasure Giver Rodway Sea Adam 1:19.2
1998 Chief De Beers Blazing Steel Ajaccio 1:17.5
1997 Poetic King Chief De Beers Confiscate 1:19.1
1996 Taos Gold Ace Quick Return 1:21.8
1995 Cohort Chief De Beers Inside Edge 1:18.4
1994 Simonstad All Our Mob Capestad 1:18.0
1993 Kenfair Friends Venture Danjiki 1:18.9
1992 Barrosa Boy Baanya Boy Megs Ego 1:20.0
1991 Tinys Finito Miss Comanche Dannatelle 1:19.7
1990 Tinys Finito Potrero Prince Trialia 1:19.7
1989 Count Henri Potrero Dieu D Or 1:25.9
1988 Lots Of Rule Mirraben Cool Report 1:18.5