Preview, Trends & Analysis
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).
Since the year 2000 barrier one has proven the most successful barrier to draw.
The inside marble has provided four winners;
- Star Covet (2001)
- Newport (2007)
- Chocante (2017)
- Sedanzer (2018)
Double figure barriers have the slight advantage with 10 horses winning from double figure numbered barriers, while nine have won from single figure barriers.
The most successful wide barriers in the event since 2000 have been 15 and 16 with both boasting two winners each.
The Brisbane Cup Recent Winners
|2022||Irish Sequel||Chris Waller||James McDonald||$5.4|
|2021||Knights Order||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||$3.5|
|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
Saturday June 11th, 2022.
- 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.
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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.