BRC Sprint

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

2020 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #9 Tambo's Mate
  • 2nd: #6 Deep Image
  • 3rd: #8 Outback Barbie



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

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 $140,000 ($81,200 to the victor), the BRC Sprint is a good early lead-up for gallopers heading towards the Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm the following month. In recent years the Stradbroke Handicap has been run over the same track / distance as the BRC Sprint due to the unsuitable racing surface at Eagle Farm.

For 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic saw the BRC Sprint contested earlier in May over a shorter 1200m distance and offering a lesser $125,000 in total prizemoney.

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 a number of other black-type winter races.

The 2020 BRC Sprint ran on Saturday May 9, 2020 over 1200m due to COVID-19 and was won in an upset by Tambo’s Mate. 

BRC Sprint 2020 Info:

Date:
Saturday May 9, 2020
Track:
Doomben Racecourse
Distance:
1350m (1200m in 2020)
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$140,000 ($125,000 in 2020)

2020 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #9 Tambo’s Mate
  • 2nd: #6 Deep Image
  • 3rd: #8 Outback Barbie

The Stuart Kendrick-trained Tambo’s Mate stamped himself as a genuine hope for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap with a brave win in the 2020 BRC Sprint results over Deep Image (2nd) and the beaten favourite Outback Barbie (3rd).

Click here to read more on the 2020 BRC Sprint win by Tambo’s Mate.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 9 TAMBO’S MATE Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 9 54kg $12
2 6 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 0.1L 7 56.5kg $16
3 8 OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 0.85L 3 56kg $3.80EF
4 5 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 1.05L 10 57kg $6
5 1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Ryan Maloney 1.15L 8 61kg $3.80EF
6 4 BANDIPUR Kelly Purdy Michael Cahill 1.35L 4 57kg $19
7 3 TYZONE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 1.45L 5 58kg $19
8 10 MISHANI HUSTLER Les Ross Mark Du Plessis 1.65L 6 54kg $26
9 7 SESAR Kacy Fogden Jag Guthmann-Chester 2.15L 2 56.5kg $26
10 2 VICTOREM Jenny Graham Brad Stewart 5.4L 1 58.5kg $6.50

2020 BRC Sprint Betting

The full BRC Sprint 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Stradbroke Handicap lead-up race will be provided below once released the week of the race.

2020 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 other similar class and distance events.

Horses out of the BRC Sprint field could back-up later in the Carnival’s Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m), a race the 2017 BRC Sprinter winner Jungle Edge ran second in next-up.

The 2020 BRC Sprint field & barriers are due out on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced by Racing Queensland.

The BRC Sprint 2020 final field attracted 10 potential Stradbroke Handicap-bound sprinters including Group 1 winner and 61kg topweight Kementari, the resuming Victorem drawn barrier one and the well-backed Vega One for local horseman Tony Gollan.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2020 BRC Sprint field and betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2439x27x33 KEMENTARI James Cummings Ryan Maloney 8 61kg 110
2 13x2814x2x VICTOREM Jenny Graham Brad Stewart 1 58.5kg 105
3 12x86436x7 TYZONE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 5 58kg 104
4 164466×612 BANDIPUR Kelly Purdy Michael Cahill 4 57kg 102
5 191x8211x4 VEGA ONE Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 10 57kg 102
6 x1213115x8 DEEP IMAGE Robert Heathcote Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 7 56.5kg 101
7 x17x16300x SESAR Kacy Fogden Jag Guthmann-Chester 2 56.5kg 101
8 5700x1281x OUTBACK BARBIE Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3 56kg 104
9 x211213x42 TAMBO’S MATE Stuart Kendrick Matthew McGillivray 9 54kg 96
10 4111330×16 MISHANI HUSTLER Les Ross TBA 6 54kg 95

2020 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 2020 BRC Sprint nominations will be published below as soon as released by Queensland Racing.

The BRC Sprint 2020 nominations attracted 14 gallopers with the Godolphin-raced Kementari, coming off back-to-back Group 3 thirds over the 1200m in Sydney, allocated the 61kg topweight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2439x27x33 KEMENTARI G 5 James Cummings 1 61kg 61kg 110
2 13x2814x2x VICTOREM G 5 Jenny Graham 2 58.5kg 58.5kg 105
3 12x86436x7 TYZONE G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds 3= 58kg 58kg 104
4 5700x1281x OUTBACK BARBIE M 4 Tony Gollan 3= 56kg 56kg 104
5 164466×612 BANDIPUR G 5 Kelly Purdy 5= 57kg 57kg 102
6 191x8211x4 VEGA ONE G 4 Tony Gollan 5= 57kg 57kg 102
7 x1213115x8 DEEP IMAGE G 6 Robert Heathcote 7= 56.5kg 56.5kg 101
8 x17x16300x SESAR H 4 Kacy Fogden 7= 56.5kg 56.5kg 101
9 12×0414621 FREDDIE FOX TROT G 5 Les Kelly 9= 54kg 54kg 96
10 x211213x42 TAMBO’S MATE G 4 Stuart Kendrick 9= 54kg 54kg 96
11 4111330×16 MISHANI HUSTLER G 4 Les Ross 11 54kg 53.5kg 95
12 41116×3010 MACEWEN G 4 Tony Gollan 12 54kg 49kg 86
13 x324698824 ORIENTAL RUNNER G 6 John Smerdon 13 54kg 44.5kg 77
14 1214190×54 COLPO DI TAMBURO G 5 Leo Roche 14 54kg 44kg 76

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.

For 2020 the BRC Sprint was moved to the start of May and took place over a shorter 1200m due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s affect on the Australian racing industry.

BRC Sprint results since 2000 are below.

BRC Sprint Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2020
BRC Sprint
1st Tambo’s Mate 1:09.52
2nd Deep Image
3rd Outback Barbie
2019
BRC Sprint
1st Tyzone 1:18.98
2nd Violate
3rd I’m A Rippa
2018
BRC Sprint
1st I’m A Rippa 1:18.98
2nd Privlaka
3rd Mr Sneaky
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

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