Eagle Farm Cup (PJ O’Shea Stakes)

The Eagle Farm Cup is now known as thePJ O'Shea Stakes and takes place during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on Queensland Oaks Day.

2018 PJ O'Shea Stakes Results

  • 1st: #7 Egg Tart
  • 2nd: #5 Rudy
  • 3rd: #4 High Church

The Eagle Farm Cup is now known as the PJ O’Shea Stakes and is a 2200m staying race traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane in late May or early June. Held on the Queensland Oaks Day, the Group 2 event runs alongside a host of other key winter races including the Group 1 Queensland Oaks for three-year-old fillies and the Group 2 QTC Cup (Moreton Cup).

Worth $200,000 in prize money the old Eagle Farm Cup is a great lead up to a race like the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) in a week’s time on Stradbroke Handicap Day or the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) at the end of June on Tattersall’s Tiara Day. Many of the contestants come via a lead-up run in the Doomben Cup a fortnight earlier and Scenic Shot managed to win both races in 2009.

The 2016 Eagle Farm Cup was abandoned due to weather conditions on Queensland Oaks Day, while the 2017 edition of the race ran as the PJ O’Shea Stakes and took place over 2200m at Doomben Racecourse due to the poor Eagle Farm track conditions.

The 2018 Eagle Farm Cup ran on June 3, 2018.

Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Info:

June 3, 2018
Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse for 2017)
Race Type:
Group 2
Prize money:

2017 PJ O’Shea Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Single Gaze
  • 2nd: #4 Rudy
  • 3rd: #3 High Church

View the official PJ O’Shea Stakes 2017 Results & Finishing Order, the race won by Nick Olive’s favourite Single Gaze with the Group 1 winning mare beating home a small field including Rudy (2nd) and High Church (3rd). Preferment retired from race post his fourth in the event, while Cylinder Beach broke down badly in the run and failed to finish.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 57kg $3.30F
2 4 RUDY Helen Page Tim Clark 1.3L 5 59kg $6
3 3 HIGH CHURCH (IRE) Darren Weir Damian Lane 1.7L 3 59kg $4.20
4 1 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5.5L 1 59kg $4.60
FF 2 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 4 59kg $7
6 GARBHAN Mitch Newman Kerrin McEvoy 0

2018 Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Betting

The top Eagle Farm Cup 2018 betting markets and links to the PJ O’Shea Stakes racing odds at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Field

The Eagle Farm Cup field – now the PJ O’Shea Stakes field – features a number of winter stayers coming off a lead-up in a race like the Doomben Cup that could back-up in the Brisbane Cup the following weekend.

The official 2018 PJ O’Shea Stakes field will be released on Wednesday May 31, 2017 and published in full below.

The 2017 PJ O’Shea Stakes Final Field attracted just six horses including four-time Group 1 winner Preferment who retires after the race and Doomben Cup third placegetter Rudy dropping in grade.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x4540x60x4 PREFERMENT (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 59kg 115
2 0x12117178 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) Desleigh Forster Jim Byrne 5 59kg 104
3 2312×49412 HIGH CHURCH (IRE) Darren Weir Damian Lane 4 59kg 99
4 5474×34353 RUDY Helen Page Tim Clark 6 59kg 104
5 11Fx703126 SINGLE GAZE Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 57kg 108
6 64×1701457 GARBHAN Mitch Newman TBA 1 56kg 69

2018 Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Nominations

The Eagle Farm Cup – now PJ O’Shea Stakes – nominations close the Monday of race week and will be provided in full below.

The 2017 PJ O’Shea Stakes Nominations attracted only seven stayers with the race moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse. Below are the original PJ O’Shea Stakes entries, nominations extended by Racing Queensland until 9:00am (AEST) on Tuesday.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 0x12117178 CYLINDER BEACH (NZ) G 4 Desleigh Forster 104
2 2312×49412 HIGH CHURCH (IRE) G 6 Darren Weir 99
3 x4540x60x4 PREFERMENT (NZ) H 5 Chris Waller 115
4 5474×34353 RUDY G 6 Helen Page 104
5 5x87x15234 SHENANDOAH (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68
6 16×5062061 SHINE TAK STAR G 3 John Sargent 65
7 11Fx703126 SINGLE GAZE M 4 Nick Olive 108

Eagle Farm Cup History

First held in 1887, the first recorded winner of the Eagle Farm Cup (known as the PJ O’Shea Stakes prior until 2010 and again from 2017) was Russia in 1947. Over the years, the race has been known by several names including the Royal Stakes, Queen’s Plate and King’s Plate. There have been few double winners of this event which proves just how difficult the race is. Redcraze (1956-57), Tulloch (1960-61), Roman Consul (1969-70) and Scenic Shot (2008-09) have been the only double winners of the event.

Eagle Farm Cup / PJ O’Shea Stakes Results Since 2000





Eagle Farm Cup
Egg Tart
2 minutes 20.7 seconds
2nd Tradesman
3rd Megablast
Eagle Farm Cup
Single Gaze
2 minutes 19.21 seconds
2nd Rudy
3rd High Church
Eagle Farm Cup
Race Not Run
2nd N/A
3rd N/A
Eagle Farm Cup
2 minutes 17.2 seconds
2nd Moriarty
3rd Epingle
Eagle Farm Cup
2 minutes 16.4 seconds
2nd Mr O’Ceirin
3rd Floria
Eagle Farm Cup Stakes
2 minutes 19.6 seconds
2nd Manighar
3rd Voila Ici
Eagle Farm Cup Stakes
Lights Of Heaven
2 minutes 19.0 seconds
2nd Scenic Shot
3rd Ginga Dude
Eagle Farm Cup
Glass Harmonium
2 minutes 15.1 seconds
2nd Shoot Out
3rd Scenic Shot
Eagle Farm Cup
Triple Honour
2 minutes 14.3 seconds
2nd Raffaello
3rd Newport
PJ O’Shea Stakes
Scenic Shot
2 minutes 20.9 seconds
2nd Mirkola Lass
3rd Fulmonti
PJ O’Shea Stakes
Scenic Shot
2 minutes 19.2 seconds
2nd Rampant Lion
3rd Dougs Mate
PJ O’Shea Stakes
2 minutes 17.9 seconds
2nd Gaze
3rd Grand Zulu
PJ O’Shea Stakes
2 minutes 30.7 seconds
2nd Art Success
3rd Gorgeous George
PJ O’Shea Stakes
Natural Blitz
2 minutes 30 seconds
2nd Zumanity
3rd Regal Punch
PJ O’Shea Stakes
2 minutes 28.7 seconds
2nd Maze
3rd Another Warrior
PJ O’Shea Stakes
2 minutes 30.5 seconds
2nd County Tyrone
3rd Grey Song
PJ O’Shea Stakes
Hey Pronto
2 minutes 28.1 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Prized Gem
PJ O’Shea Stakes
2 minutes 25.6 seconds
2nd Citi Habit
3rd King Keitel
PJ O’Shea Stakes
Kens Joy
2 minutes 28.7 seconds
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd Yippyio

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