, QTC Cup - Eagle Farm Racecourse - Group 2 - Brisbane Winter Carnival
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The QTC Cup is a Group 2 quality handicap race that takes place in late May or early June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1300 metres and worth $175,000 in prize money. The 2019 QTC Cup was won by Pretty In Pink from Brave Song with Winter Bride third.

Held on Group 1 Queensland Oaks Day during the Brisbane winter racing carnival, the QTC Cup is one of a number of group races on the day including the Group 2 Brisbane Cup. This race was held as the 'Moreton Cup' during the 2018-2019 season.

QTC Cup info

Date: Saturday 5th June 2021
Track: Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1300 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $175,000
2019 Winner: Pretty In Pink

The QTC Cup is a sprint event run under quality handicap conditions that's usually made up of mainly local horses and the odd visitor from interstate. It is generally an above average field of gallopers rather than high quality, although champion sprinter Schillaci did win this race in 1992. The race suites emerging types who can sneak in with a light weight.

The Gr3 BTC Cup is a handy lead up race to this event and horses contesting this race may continue on to a race like the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap the following week at the same track or the Gr3 WJ Healy Stakes on the final day of the carnival, also at Eagle Farm. Top mare Ortensia (2009) went on to run third in the Stradbroke after winning this race.

Pretty In Pink (2019) ran fifth in the Listed Denise's Joy Stakes over 1100m at Scone in provincial New South Wales before heading north to Brisbane to win this event in impressive style for the John O'Shea stables at Randwick.

Recent QTC Cup winners include The Monstar (2018) and Deploy (2017).

2019 QTC Cup result

1. $14.00 Pretty In Pink 53.0 Robbie Fradd
2. $4.00 Brave Song 56.0 James McDonald
3. $4.40 Winter Bride 55.5 Blake Shinn

then followed
4. $2.80 Viridine 58.0 Tim Clark
5. $7.00 I Am Excited 56.5 Damien Oliver
6. $15.00 Divine Dice 55.0 Tegan Harrison
7. $101.00 Echo Effect 55.0 Jackson Murphy
8. $26.00 Handsome Thief 56.0 Corey Brown

Margins: 0.1 len, 0.2 len
Time: 1:09.28

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QTC Cup winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Pretty In Pink Brave Song Winter Bride 1:09.2
2018 The Monstar Platinum Angel Calanda 1:12.5
2017 Deploy Dothraki Perfect Dare 1:09.1
2016 Spill The Beans Federal Stratum Star 1:17.8
2015 Ball Of Muscle That's A Good Idea Kuro 1:08.4
2014 Sacred Star Masthead Bennetta 1:17.1
2013 Galah Conservatorium Griffon 1:17.6
2012 Celtic Dancer Belltone Joint Chiefs 1:20.9
2011 Varenna Miss Phelan Ready Zingaling 1:16.1
2010 Catapulted Border Rebel Ego's Dare 1:15.1
2009 Ortensia Maxison Mr Baritone 1:19.1
2008 Chinchilla Rose Black Ink Easy Rocker 1:19.3
2007 Nova Star Rasmussen Son Of Dane 1:17.6
2006 Messiaen Consular Spuruson 1:16.5
2005 Sir Breakfast Beautiful Gem All Bar One 1:08.7
2004 Falkirk Patpong Bomber Bill 1:08.8
2003 Into The Night Bomber Bill Polygram 1:10.6
2002 Pembleton Maitland Gold Machtig Mini Panis 1:09.2
2001 Century Kid Super Impressive Federal Agent 1:08.1
2000 Gallopini Super Espion Antiquity 1:09.6
1999 Meeting Abandoned
1998 Scandinavia City Hall Al Mansour 1:08.9
1997 Celestial Choir Clang Accomplice 1:13.6
1996 Hareeba Khaptingly Suntain 1:15.0
1995 Bulldog Yeats Khaptingly Spanish Mix 1:08.9
1994 Bellzevir Space Moon Spritely Jet 1:09.5
1993 Overpitch Bucks Pride Deposition 1:09.4
1992 Schillaci Unequalled Roman Senator 1:10.6
1991 Heavenly Knight Barrosa Boy The Bullfighter 1:11.1
1990 Rechabite From The Planet Planet Ruler 1:10.9
1989 Vitalic Groucho Orianda 1:13.2

This race was held at the Sunshine Coast racecourse for the 2018 edition.