BTC Cup

The BTC Cup 2016 will be run at Doomben Racecourse in Brisbane on Saturday May 14 and is the first Group 1 race of the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival

BTC Cup News

Malaguerra scores narrow win in Darley Classic

Malaguerra scores narrow win in Darley Classic

Smart sprinter Malaguerra collected his second Group 1 win with a narrow victory in the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington today.

Malaguerra, above red and yellow colours, scores a narrow win in the Darley Classic at Flemington. Photo by Steve Hart.

Malaguerra ($9.50) was having his second start for new trainer Peter Gelagotis who was able to ...

The 2016 BTC Cup is the first Group 1 race held at the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and attracts a great deal of attention from the best sprinters from around the country. Run over 1200m, the BTC Cup is a weight-for-age race held at Doomben racecourse in early May each year. For the 2013 running of the BTC Cup the race was moved to neighbouring Eagle Farm racecourse in a bid to lure Black Caviar to the event.

Many top horses, usually locally-trained, have run and won the BTC Cup over the years but none as notable as the mighty Black Caviar who travelled to Queensland to take out the classic over Hay List back in 2011 attracting a capacity crowd at Doomben decked out in her famous salmon and black polka dot colours.

The 2016 BTC Cup will be run on Saturday May 14, 2016.

BTC Cup
Date: Saturday May 14, 2016
Track: Doomben Racecourse
Distance: 1,200m
Race Type: Open Weight-For-Age
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $500,000

2016 BTC Cup Field

The 2016 BTC Cup field is published and featured below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 9x6241x597 DELECTATION Chris Waller Jason Collett 12 58.5kg 112
2 41111×2421 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Jay Ford 10 58.5kg 108
3 31310×7236 STRATUM STAR Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 13 58.5kg 111
4 815x13x735 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1 58.5kg 107
5 1x56x4041x SACRED STAR Tony Pike Jim Byrne 7 58.5kg 106
6 7111x39x93 ARTLEE Todd Willan Michael Cahill 4 58.5kg 96
7 20x2600x16 CHARLIE BOY Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 6 58.5kg 106
8 x11211x116 MALAGUERRA Lee & Anthony Freedman Glen Colless 8 58.5kg 105
9 x126242x25 TARGET IN SIGHT Joseph Pride James Orman (a) 9 58.5kg 104
10 x124062123 LIBERATION Barry Lockwood Brad Pengelly 5 58.5kg 81
11 11431×3531 JAPONISME Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 3 57kg 110
12 7x1513x352 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 11 57kg 97
13 227222×612 TWO BLUE Kristen Buchanan Paul King 14 56.5kg 103
14 71202x409x ECHO GAL Gai Waterhouse Ms Tegan Harrison 2 56.5kg 91

2016 BTC Cup Nominations

The 2016 BTC Cup nominations are published below.

No Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 BIG MONEY G 5 Rodney Northam
2 BOBAN G 5 Chris Waller
3 BRING ME THE MAID F 3 Peter G Moody
4 CAPE KIDNAPPERS G 7 Kelly Schweida
5 CRAFTINESS G 4 Joseph Pride
6 EL ROCA H 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
7 FAST ā€™Nā€™ ROCKING G 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig
8 FONTELINA G 6 Anthony Cummings
9 HOT SNITZEL G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
10 KNOYDART G 5 John O’Shea
11 NOSTRADAMUS C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 OUR BOY MALACHI G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 ROCK STURDY H 4 Joseph Pride
14 RUBICK C 3 Gerald Ryan
15 SACRED STAR G 5 Tony Pike
16 SCISSOR KICK C 3 Paul Messara
17 SHAMALIA M 4 Bart & James Cummings
18 SRIKANDI M 4 Ciaron Maher
19 TEMPLE OF BOOM G 8 Tony Gollan
20 TIME FOR WAR C 3 Stuart Kendrick
21 TRUST IN A GUST H 4 Darren Weir
22 VILLA VERDE M 4 Anthony Cummings

BTC Cup History

Worth $500,000 in prize money, the BTC Cup is the ideal lead up race for the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) held two weeks later. There has only been one horse that has won the BTC Cup/Doomben 10,000 double; Apache Cat in 2008.

The BTC Cup was originally a Group 3 event until 1986 when it was elevated to Group 2 status. Finally in 2005, it was awarded Group 1 status. Between 1983 and 1990, the BTC Cup was a 1350m sprint race.

Recent BTC Cup Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2016
BTC Cup
1st Malaguerra 1 minute 08.73 seconds
2nd Dothraki
3rd Japonisme
2015
BTC Cup
1st Hot Snitzel 1 minute 09.47 seconds
2nd Knoydart
3rd Our Boy Malachi
2014
BTC Cup
1st Famous Seamus 1 minute 9.06 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Buffering
2013
BTC Cup
1st Your Song 1 minute 11.3 seconds
2nd Rain Affair
3rd Better Than Ready
2012
BTC Cup
1st Sea Siren 1 minute 08.3 seconds
2nd Scenic Blast
3rd Beaded
2011
BTC Cup
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Hay List
3rd Buffering
2010
BTC Cup
1st Albert The Fat 1 minute 9.24 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Latin News
2009
BTC Cup
1st Duporth 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Bank Robber
3rd Apache Cat
2008
BTC Cup
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 9.3 seconds
2nd Vormista
3rd Swiss Ace
2007
BTC Cup
1st Bentley Biscuit 1 minute 8.5 seconds
2nd Takeover Target
3rd Mitanni
2006
BTC Cup
1st Gee I Jane 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Daunting Lad
3rd All Bar One
2005
BTC Cup
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd St Basil
3rd Regimental Gal
2004
BTC Cup
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Regimental Gal
2003
BTC Cup
1st Falvelon 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd Diamond Dane
2002
BTC Cup
1st Lord Essex 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Falvelon
3rd Phoenix Park
2001
BTC Cup
1st Fritz 1 minute 9.1 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd King Lotto
2000
BTC Cup
1st Falvelon 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Mr Innocent
3rd Toledo