Brisbane Cup 2024

Brisbane Cup

Preview, Trends & Analysis

The Rundown

The feature 3200-metre staying event of Queensland Racing has been run and won by many great horses. 
Since its inception in 1866, the Brisbane Cup has been held 154 times with a period during World War Two (1942-1945) and last year being the only times the race has not been held.  
The race itself has been run through a variety of distances; more recently from the years 1973 to 2006 it was run over the current distance we see this year but was dropped down to 2400 metres from 2007 to 2014.  
Due to track reconstruction and refurbishments at Eagle Farm, the event was transferred to Doomben racecourse and the distance dropped again, this time to 2200 metres 
In 2019, the race returned to its traditional home was won by European import Sixties Groove.

The Famous Winners and Record Results

Arguably the most famous winner of the race was Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup champion Viewed.  
The Bart Cummings-trained and Dato Tan Chin Nam-owned gelding took out the 2008 version prior to his Group 1 Cup double down south.  
Other famous winners include the champion West Australian horse Scenic Shot (2009), multiple Group 1 winner and arguable one of Australia’s greatest ever thoroughbreds Tulloch (1964) trained by the legendary Tommy Smith, Caulfield Cup winner Redcraze (1956) and Hydrogen (1953).  
Tommy Smith, father of Gai Waterhouse, is a five-time winner of the Brisbane Cup.  
Waterhouse continued her father’s legacy by winning two of her own with Tullamore (2011), Sedanzer (2018) and most recently Knights Order (2021). 

The Statistics

The Brisbane Cup Recent Winners

Year  Winner Trainer Jockey Odds 
2022 Irish Sequel Chris Waller James McDonald $5.4
2021 Knights OrderGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark$3.5
2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A 
2019 Sixties Groove Kris Lees Damien Oliver $3.9 
2018 Sedanzer  Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark $2.7 
2017 Chocante  Stephen Marsh Jim Byrne $17 
2016 Benzini Adrian & Harry Bull R J Myers $13 
2015 Jetset Lad Brian Smith Paul Hammersley $41 
2014 Floria Kerrin McEvoy Luke Nolen $9 
2013 Moriarty Chris Waller Nash Rawiller $7 
2012 Lights of Heaven Peter Moody Luke Nolen $3.5 
2011 Tullamore Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce $8 
2010 Crossthestart Bevan & Richard Laming Chris Munce $12 

The Brisbane Cup FAQs

When is the Brisbane Cup held?

Saturday June 11th, 2022. 

Are there any other races on the day?
  • Yes. The Brisbane Cup coincides with arguably the biggest day in Queensland racing and that is Stradbroke Handicap day. Other races on the day in the QE22 as well as the JJ Atkins for three-year-olds 
How do I bet on the Brisbane Cup?
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Where do the winners of the Brisbane Cup race next?
  • Some winners head to the spelling paddock with this being their grand-final before going for a rest.

  • Some winners and runners have been known to head towards a Melbourne Cup or Caulfield Cup.

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