BRC Sprint

The BRC Sprint is a Group 3 race run on Doomben Cup Day in May during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival as a possible Stradbroke Handicap lead-up.

2017 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #1 Jungle Edge
  • 2nd: #13 High Midnight
  • 3rd: #5 Ulmann

BRC Sprint News

Stradbroke Handicap for Jungle Edge after BRC Sprint win

Stradbroke Handicap for Jungle Edge after BRC Sprint win

Cranbourne trainer Mick Bell has the Stradbroke Handicap in his sights for Jungle Edge who scored an all the way win in the Group 3 $125,000 Taxibox BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben today. Winning jockey Kevin Forrester had no hesitation in taking the noted wet tracker straight to the front on the heavy 8 rated…

The BRC Sprint is a Group 3 race held each year at Doomben Racecourse during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on a Saturday in late May as part of Doomben Cup Day.

Run over a distance of 1350m, the BRC Sprint is an option both for horses that excel at shorter sprints as well as mile runners. With a total purse of $125,000 ($80,000 to the victor), the BRC Sprint is a good early lead-up for gallopers heading towards the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm the following month.

Known as the BTC Sprint up until 2009, the race was renamed to reflect the new Brisbane Racing Club, the result of an amalgamation of the Brisbane Turf Club and Queensland Turf Club. The BRC Sprint runs alongside the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) and the Group 2 Doomben Roses (2000m).

The 2017 BRC Sprint ran on May 20, 2017.

BRC Sprint Info:

Date:
May 20, 2017
Track:
Doomben Racecourse
Distance:
1350m
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$125,000

2017 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #1 Jungle Edge
  • 2nd: #13 High Midnight
  • 3rd: #5 Ulmann

Check out the full BRC Sprint 2017 Results & Finishing Order – the race won by Mick Bell’s proven mudlark Jungle Edge who handled the top weight, relishing the Heavy track conditions to defeat $21 roughie High Midnight and the well-fancied Ulmann from the Darren Weir stables.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 9 58kg $6.50
2 13 HIGH MIDNIGHT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 2.3L 8 56.5kg $21
3 5 ULMANN Darren Weir John Allen 2.4L 1 56.5kg $3.90
4 15 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Brenton Avdulla 5.7L 2 56.5kg $21
5 2 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Damian Browne 6.1L 10 57.5kg $12
6 4 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 6.3L 3 56.5kg $10
7 6 FEDERAL Darren Beadman James Doyle 9.6L 7 56.5kg $9.50
8 10 MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce W Hill Tim Clark 10.9L 4 56.5kg $20
9 8 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 11L 6 56.5kg $3.60F
10 14 JOPA Robert Heathcote Corey Brown 13.8L 5 56.5kg $31
16 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 0
3 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Ronnie Stewart 0
7 STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 0
9 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 0
11 CASUAL CHOICE Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 0
12 SAVANNA AMOUR John Meagher 0

2017 BRC Sprint Betting

The full BRC Sprint 2017 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Stradbroke Handicap lead-up race will be provided below the week of the race.

2017 BRC Sprint Field

The BRC Sprint field attracts a line-up of middle-distance sprinters that could come off a Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign or that may have had a Brisbane lead-up in a race like the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm.

The 2017 BRC Sprint field & barriers are due out on the Wednesday of Doomben Cup week and will be provided in full below.

Jungle Edge headlines the BRC Sprint 2017 Final Field carrying 58kg top weight in a line-up that also includes his last start conqueror at Warrnambool Ulmann from the stables of Darren Weir.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4028×53135 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 12 58kg 106
2 3x0x091020 SIR MOMENTS Steven O’dea Damian Browne 15 57.5kg 105
3 x4062538x2 HOPFGARTEN Robert Heathcote Ronnie Stewart 16 57kg 104
4 545x24335x SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 4 56.5kg 102
5 21152136×1 ULMANN Darren Weir John Allen 2 56.5kg 102
6 2x23343x63 FEDERAL Darren Beadman James Doyle 10 56.5kg 101
7 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY Matthew Dunn Kerrin McEvoy 1 56.5kg 101
8 101×112111 SPLURGE (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 9 56.5kg 100
9 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 5 56.5kg 98
10 415452112x MAN OF HIS WORD Bruce W Hill Tim Clark 7 56.5kg 95
11 111x590x85 CASUAL CHOICE Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 14 56.5kg 94
12 41x17731x1 SAVANNA AMOUR John Meagher 6 56.5kg 94
13 x1176x510x HIGH MIDNIGHT James Cummings Glyn Schofield 11 56.5kg 93
14 62×3442737 JOPA Robert Heathcote Corey Brown 8 56.5kg 93
15 4x345x6234 HANDFAST Darren Beadman Brenton Avdulla 3 56.5kg 89.5
16 50×6120210 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 13 56.5kg 87.5

2017 BRC Sprint Nominations

The BRC Sprint nominations are announced on the Monday prior to the race. Although it only holds Group 3 status, the BRC Sprint nominations draw some very talented horses from around the country, including many Queensland stables and some top interstate stables.

The 2017 BRC Sprint nominations will be published below as soon as released by Queensland Racing.

The BRC Sprint 2017 Nominations attracted 21 hopefuls including Black Heart Bart who won’t line-up in the final field, instead heading to Adelaide to defend his title in the Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 12129x211x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir 1 61kg 117
2 311210×257 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir 2 56.5kg 108
3 4028×53135 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell 3 55.5kg 106
4 3x0x091020 SIR MOMENTS G 6 Steven O’dea 4 55kg 105
5 x4062538x2 HOPFGARTEN G 6 Robert Heathcote 5 54.5kg 104
6 545x24335x SNIPPETS LAND G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 6= 54kg 102
7 21152136×1 ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir 6= 54kg 102
8 2x23343x63 FEDERAL G 5 Darren Beadman 8= 54kg 101
9 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY G 8 Matthew Dunn 8= 54kg 101
10 101×112111 SPLURGE (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 10 54kg 100
11 7×14121312 SIEGFRIED G 6 Toby Edmonds 11 54kg 98
12 415452112x MAN OF HIS WORD G 4 Bruce W Hill 12 54kg 95
13 111x590x85 CASUAL CHOICE G 7 Tony Gollan 13= 54kg 94
14 41x17731x1 SAVANNA AMOUR F 3 John Meagher 13= 54kg 94
15 x1176x510x HIGH MIDNIGHT G 5 James Cummings 15= 54kg 93
16 62×3442737 JOPA G 9 Robert Heathcote 15= 54kg 93
17 153429×651 SONY LEGEND G 6 Brian Smith 17 54kg 91
18 4x345x6234 HANDFAST G 4 Darren Beadman 18 54kg 89.5
19 50×6120210 PERFECT DARE G 4 Matthew Dunn 19 54kg 87.5
20 37420×2254 BETTER NOT BLUE G 5 Michelle Ritchie 20 54kg 86
21 6193190×75 URBAN KNIGHT G 6 Darryl Hansen 21 54kg 83

BRC Sprint History

Following the merger of the Queensland Turf Club and the Brisbane Turf Club in 2009, the BTC Sprint became known as the BRC Sprint. First run in 1985, the race is old enough to have a solid reputation while still being relatively young. The BRC Sprint was a listed race for its first decade, upgrading to Group 3 for the 1996 edition and remaining at that grade since. Two trainers share the record for most races won, at two wins each: Walter Doolan and John Morish.

The fastest time around the BRC Sprint was made by Chief De Beers in 1998, at 1:17.5. Incidentally, Chief De Beers won 20 out of his 51 races, and he never won away from Doomben Racecourse.

The BRC Sprint was first run in 1985, when Final Affair seized a solid victory. BRC Sprint results since 2000 are below.

BRC Sprint Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2018
BRC Sprint
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
BRC Sprint
1st Jungle Edge 1:21.46
2nd High Midnight
3rd Ulmann
2016
BRC Sprint
1st Snippets Land 1:18.0
2nd Religify
3rd Artlee
2015
BRC Sprint
1st Charlie Boy 1:19.1
2nd Rock Sturdy
3rd Nite Rocker
2014
BRC Sprint
1st River Lad 1:19.6
2nd Benny’s Buttons
3rd Fire Up Fifi
2013
BRC Sprint
1st Belltone 1:19.5
2nd Mahisara
3rd Listen Son
2012
BRC Sprint
1st Tiger Tees 1:18.7
2nd Meet George
3rd Steel Zip
2011
BRC Sprint
1st Woorim 1:18.7
2nd Listen Son
3rd Thankgodyou’rehere
2010
BRC Sprint
1st Beaded 1:18.9
2nd Secrets Untold
3rd Drenalin
2009
BRC Sprint
1st Court Command 1:18.1
2nd El Cambio
3rd Hard To Catch
2008
BRC Sprint
1st Helideck 1:18.2
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Mr Hornblower
2007
BRC Sprint
1st Friday Creek 1:18.5
2nd Mr Hornblower
3rd Son Of Dane
2006
BRC Sprint
1st Hard To Catch 1:18.4
2nd Amex
3rd Consular
2005
BRC Sprint
1st Ballet Society 1:17.9
2nd River To The Sea
3rd Recapitalize
2004
BRC Sprint
1st True Glo 1:17.7
2nd Falkirk
3rd Patezza
2003
BRC Sprint
1st Emission 1:17.9
2nd Cariboo
3rd Court Of Jewels
2002
BRC Sprint
1st Carael Boy 1:18.1
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd King Lotto
2001
BRC Sprint
1st Zariz 1:18.3
2nd King Lotto
3rd Treasure The Kwila
2000
BRC Sprint
1st Pleasure Giver 1:20.3
2nd Brighter Scene
3rd Narwong