The Brisbane Cup is a Group 2 open handicap race held annually each June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and worth $300,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Brisbane Cup was won by Sixties Groove from Grey Lion with Big Duke third.
Taking place on Eagle Farm's major race day of the year, Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap day, the Brisbane Cup is the feature distance event on a huge day of group racing action in Brisbane.
|Date:||Saturday 8th June 2019|
|Track:||Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2019 Winner:||Sixties Groove|
The Brisbane Cup was first run in 1871 at Eagle Farm and raced over a distance of 3200m at Group 1 level until 2007, when the race distance was reduced to 2400m and the race status downgraded to a Group 2 event. Since 2009 the Brisbane Cup has been held on Stradbroke Day after previously being held on the Queen's Birthday holiday on a Monday.
Typically attracting predominantly handy local stayers, some talented interstate raiders have been successful over the years including the ill-fated Bart Cumming's galloper Viewed (2008) who went on to win the time honoured Gr1 Melbourne Cup the following spring after winning the Brisbane Cup.
Races such as the Gr1 Doomben Cup or Gr2 PJ O'Shea Stakes are typical lead up races to the Brisbane Cup and Scenic Shot (2009) managed a clean sweep of all three races when he won the Doomben Cup and PJ O'Shea Stakes on his way to winning this event.
More recently Lights Of Heaven (2012) finished runner-up in the Doomben Cup before taking out the PJ O'Shea Stakes & Brisbane Cup double. She also travelled to Melbourne the following spring to run third in the Gr1 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield.
Sixties Groove (2019) ran second in the Gr2 PJ O'Shea Stakes over 2200m at Doomben before finishing strongly to win this event in classy style for trainer Kris Lees.
Recent Brisbane Cup winners include Sedanzer (2018) and Chocante (2017).
1. $3.80 Sixties Groove 57.0 Damien Oliver
2. $11.00 Grey Lion 56.5 Ms Kathy O'Hara
3. $26.00 Big Duke 58.0 John Allen
4. $31.00 Sin To Win 53.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $16.00 Our Libretto 53.0 Glen Boss
6. $41.00 Miss Admiration 53.0 Michael Dee
7. $41.00 Sopressa 53.0 Craig Williams
8. $3.10 Haripour 56.5 Blake Shinn
9. $151.00 Chillin With Dylan 53.0 Mark Du Plessis
10. $41.00 Exoteric 55.0 James McDonald
11. $18.00 The Lord Mayor 54.0 Tommy Berry
12. $19.00 Igraine 53.0 Ron Stewart
13. $101.00 Tumultuous 54.0 Robbie Fradd
14. $201.00 Master Zephyr 53.0 Luke Tarrant
15. $7.50 The Candy Man 55.0 Michael Cahill
16. $61.00 Red Alto 54.0 Matthew McGillivray
17. $51.00 Tally 58.0 Tim Clark
18. $201.00 Sir Barnabus 53.0 Dale Smith
Margins: 0.75 len, 2.5 len
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|2019||Sixties Groove||Grey Lion||Big Duke||2:29.4|
|2018||Sedanzer||Anton En Avant||Kiwia||2:18.3|
|2016||Benzini||Sir John Hawkwood||Junoob||2:31.6|
|2015||Jetset Lad||Sense Of Occasion||Epingle||2:15.0|
|2012||Lights Of Heaven||Dance With Her||Mawingo||2:29.6|
|2011||Tullamore||Glass Harmonium||De Fine Lago||2:27.5|
|2009||Scenic Shot||Ready To Lift||Tinseltown||2:34.6|
|2006||Art Success||Gorgeous George||Sculptor||3:22.4|
|2005||Portland Singa||Shamrock Shore||Regal Punch||3:20.8|
|2002||Prized Gem||Majestic Avenue||Nauders||3:24.6|
|2001||Star Covet||Citi Habit||Karasi||3:17.4|
|1999||Sheer Kingston||Perpetual Check||Ears Ronny||3:23.7|
|1998||Praise Indeed||Yobro||Star Covet||3:22.3|
|1995||Desert Chill||Protaras Bay||Few Are Chosen||3:18.8|
|1994||Sky Flyer||Cool Credit||Cross Swords||3:15.7|
|1993||Barbut Delcia||Cool Affair||Silk Ali||3:19.8|
|1992||Grooming||Mr Eurostar||Mountain Rule||3:20.1|
|1991||Just A Dancer||Spring Thaw||Donegal Mist||3:32.8|
|1990||Shuzohra||Lord Hybrow||King Aussie||3:32.0|
|1989||Coshking||Lord Hybrow||The Brotherhood||3:24.5|
|1988||Lord Hybrow||Pakura Boy||Round The World||3:26.2|
Both the 2015 and 2018 Brisbane Cup were run over 2200m at Doomben.