Moreton Cup

The QTC Cup is now known as the Moreton Cup and runs during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on Queensland Oaks Day.

2017 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 Deploy
  • 2nd: #1 Dothraki
  • 3rd: #15 Perfect Dare

Moreton Cup News

No plans for Stradbroke Handicap for Moreton Cup winner Deploy

No plans for Stradbroke Handicap for Moreton Cup winner Deploy

Deploy won’t be running in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap even though he is exempt from the ballot after scoring a tough win in the Group 2 $175,000 Ascot Green Moreton Cup (1200m) at Doomben today. Deploy wasn’t among the twenty-seven first acceptors for the Group 1 $1.5m Stradbroke Handicap (1350m) at Doomben next week…

Held on the Queensland Oaks Day, the Group 2 QTC Cup is now known as the Moreton Cup and is one of the key Group status races on the card traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in late May or early June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The quality handicap race offers $175,000 in prize money and is usually contested over 1300m, but in 2017 ran over 1200m at Doomben Racecourse due to the poor Eagle Farm track conditions. The other features on the program are the Group 1 Queensland Oaks and the Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (PJ O’Shea Stakes).

The Moreton Cup 2017 ran at Doomben Racecourse on June 3.

Moreton Cup
Date: June 3, 2017
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse in 2017)
Distance: 1300m (1200m in 2017)
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $175,000

2017 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: #10 Deploy
  • 2nd: #1 Dothraki
  • 3rd: #15 Perfect Dare

Check out the full Moreton Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by the Gerald Ryan-trained favourite Deploy who had the big weight advantage over runner-up Dothraki, while Perfect Dare added plenty of value to the trifecta running third as a $21 roughie in betting.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 10 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 10 53kg $4.80F
2 1 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 0.4L 6 59kg $5
3 15 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Ms Tegan Harrison 1.9L 5 53kg $21
4 8 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 2.7L 3 54.5kg $5.50
5 3 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Browne 2.9L 9 56.5kg $41
5 9 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 2.9L 1 54kg $13
7 5 FEDERAL Darren Beadman Tommy Berry 3.1L 2 56kg $19
8 11 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden Ms Kathy O’Hara 3.2L 4 53kg $8
9 12 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Robbie Fradd 4.5L 7 53kg $26
10 6 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Jason Collett 5.5L 8 56kg $9.50
11 2 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 8L 12 57kg $31
12 4 STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 8.5L 11 56.5kg $61
13 7 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 9L 13 55kg $17
13 ELEGANT COMPOSURE Chris Anderson 0
14 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker 0

2017 Moreton Cup Odds

The Moreton Cup 2017 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the old QTC Cup race will be provided below the week of the event.

2017 Moreton Cup Field

The Moreton Cup field attracts a smart line-up of winter sprinters that may have had a lead-up run earlier in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival in a race like the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben a fortnight before and is announced the Wednesday of race week.

The Moreton Cup 2017 final field is set for release on Wednesday May 31, 2017 and will be published in full below.

The official 2017 Moreton Cup Field is now out with Peter & Paul Snowden accepting for three sprinters including the 59kg top weight. The team also have Snippets Land and smart colt Attention in the mix. Gold Coast trainer Toby Edmonds saddles-up two in-form gallopers in the form of Siegfried and The Virginian drawn opposite ends of the field in barriers 15 and 3 respectively.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x456x442x3 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 7 59kg 106
2 0x54219x70 RAGEESE Darren Weir Damian Lane 14 57kg 102
3 45x24335x6 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 10 56.5kg 101
4 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 13 56.5kg 101
5 x23343x637 FEDERAL Darren Beadman Tommy Berry 2 56kg 100
6 01×1121119 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards TBA 9 56kg 100
7 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 15 55kg 98
8 1613x66x1 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds Jim Byrne 3 54.5kg 97
9 18x587x842 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 1 54kg 96
10 612x1111x2 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 12 53kg 93
11 210x5240x4 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 4 53kg 90
12 x345x62344 HANDFAST Darren Beadman TBA 8 53kg 89.5
13 147x165x37 ELEGANT COMPOSURE Chris Anderson TBA 11 53kg 89
14 11x6211x11 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker 5 53kg 87.5
15 0x6120210x PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn TBA 6 53kg 87.5

2017 Moreton Cup Nominations

The official Moreton Cup 2017 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Queensland Oaks Day and will be released below once early entries are taken by Racing Queensland.

The 2017 Moreton Cup Nominations attracted 30 entries including Peter & Paul Snowden’s smart colt Attention, the fellow Team Snowden-trained Dothraki and the Darren Weir-trained Ulmann who ran third to Jungle Edge in the BRC Sprint last time out.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 210x5240x4 ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
2 3x211150x8 BANDA SPICE M 4 Stuart Kendrick 84
3 11x6211x11 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker 87.5
4 111x590x85 CASUAL CHOICE G 7 Tony Gollan 94
5 x359x47350 DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees 103
6 612x1111x2 DEPLOY G 4 Gerald Ryan 93
7 x456x442x3 DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
8 147x165x37 ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 5 Chris Anderson 89
9 x23343x637 FEDERAL G 5 Darren Beadman 100
10 4x013421x3 GOLD SYMPHONY G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 99
11 x345x62344 HANDFAST G 4 Darren Beadman 89.5
12 11432×5328 LAND OFFICE G 5 Steele Ryan 75
13 211515×443 LONDEHERO G 6 Matthew Dunn 90
14 15452112×8 MAN OF HIS WORD G 4 Bruce W Hill 95
15 132x70x300 MARENOSTRO (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 98
16 155338×100 MOUNT NEBO G 7 Allan Denham 99
17 52x2744x40 PAINTE G 5 Joseph Pride 84
18 0x6120210x PERFECT DARE G 4 Matthew Dunn 87.5
19 71x6x170x2 PRIMAL FLIGHT G 6 Gillian Heinrich & Ben Rodgers 85
20 0x54219x70 RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir 102
21 5962323400 ROUND MOUNTAIN GAL M 5 Philip Kimmet 70
22 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED G 6 Toby Edmonds 98
23 x145167x84 SIR BACCHUS G 4 Chris Waller 90
24 45x24335x6 SNIPPETS LAND G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 101
25 01×1121119 SPLURGE (NZ) H 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 100
26 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY G 8 Matthew Dunn 101
27 021257×185 TAILLEVENT G 4 Bruce W Hill 79
28 1613x66x1 THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds 97
29 1152136×13 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 102
30 18x587x842 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 6 Michael Moroney 96

QTC Cup / Moreton Cup History

First won by Famoso Gris in 1979, the QTC Cup was originally a 1200m sprint until 2005 when it was changed to its current distance of 1300m. Not held in 1988 or 1999, the Group 2 event was a Group 3 event until 1983. From 2017 the race became known as the Moreton Cup and that year was contested over 1200m at Doomben (instead of Eagle Farm).

QTC Cup / Moreton Cup Winners Since 2000:

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Moreton Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Moreton Cup
1st Deploy 1 minute 09.19 seconds (run over 1200m)
2nd Dothraki
3rd Perfect Dare
2016
QTC Cup
1st Spill The Beans 1 minute 17.23 seconds
2nd Federal
3rd Stratum Star
2015
QTC Cup
1st Ball Of Muscle 1 minute 8.46 seconds
2nd That’s A Good Idea
3rd Kuro
2014
QTC Cup
1st Sacred Star 1 minute 17.1 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Bennetta
2013
QTC Cup
1st Galah 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd Conservatorium
3rd Griffon
2012
QTC Cup
1st Celtic Dancer 1 minute 20.9 seconds
2nd Belltone
3rd Joint Chiefs
2011
QTC Cup
1st Varenna Miss 1 minute 16.1 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Zingaling
2010
QTC Cup
1st Catapulted 1 minute 15.1 seconds
2nd Border Rebel
3rd Ego’s Dare
2009
QTC Cup
1st Ortensia 1 minute 19.1 seconds
2nd Maxison
3rd Mr Baritone
2008
QTC Cup
1st Chinchilla Rose 1 minute 19.3 seconds
2nd Black Ink
3rd Easy Rocker
2007
QTC Cup
1st Nova Star 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd Rasmussen
3rd Son Of Dane
2006
QTC Cup
1st Messiaen 1 minute 16.5 seconds
2nd Consular
3rd Spuruson
2005
QTC Cup
1st Sir Breakfast 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Beautiful Gem
3rd All Bar One
2004
QTC Cup
1st Falkirk 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Patpong
3rd Bomber Bill
2003
QTC Cup
1st Into The Night 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Polygram
2002
QTC Cup
1st Pembleton 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Maitland Gold
3rd Machtig Mini Panis
2001
QTC Cup
1st Century Kid 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Super Impressive
3rd Federal Agent
2000
QTC Cup
1st Gallopini 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Super Espion
3rd Antiquity