Premier’s Cup

The Group 3 Premier's Cup is a quality staying race for Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival gallopers heading towards the Brisbane Cup back at Eagle Farm Racecourse a fortnight later.

2019 Premier's Cup Results

  • 1st: #20e The Candy Man
  • 2nd: #2 Haripour
  • 3rd: #11 Igraine



The Premier’s Cup is a Group 3 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse – since 2017 before which it ran at Doomben – annually as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Raced over a staying test distance of 2200m, the Premier’s Cup offers $140,000 total prize money and is part of the updated Kingsford Smith Cup Day program.

Run under quality handicap conditions and only open to horses aged three years and older, the Premier’s Cup is a key lead-up race for longer distance gallopers targeting a run back at the track on Stradbroke Handicap Day in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) over the mile and a half.

The Premier’s Cup is one of the feature support acts on the Eagle Farm card in late May with racing at the meeting headlined by the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) for Stradbroke Handicap hopes, the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes for two-year-olds heading towards the JJ Atkins and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes for Queensland Derby types.

The 2019 Premier’s Cup was held on Saturday May 25, 2019 at Eagle Farm and won by emergency runner The Candy Man. 

Premier’s Cup Info:

Date:
Saturday May 25, 2019
Track:
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance:
2200m
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$140,000

2019 Premier’s Cup Results

  • 1st: #20e The Candy Man
  • 2nd: #2 Haripour
  • 3rd: #11 Igraine

The Premier’s Cup 2019 results saw the Barry Baldwin-trained Gold Coast galloper The Candy Man come with a flashing late run down the inside to run down the leader and salute in his maiden Group race, which was also his seventh win on the trot.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 20e THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Michael Cahill 1 54kg $5.50
2 2 HARIPOUR (IRE) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 0.2L 17 57kg $7.50
3 11 IGRAINE (GER) Robert Priscott Ron Stewart 1.45L 7 54kg $8.50
4 7 LUVALUVA (NZ) John Sargent Tommy Berry 2.2L 13 54kg $4.80F
5 21e CHILLIN WITH DYLAN Ben Ahrens Micheal Hellyer 2.7L 3 54kg $151
6 4 EXOTERIC (GB) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 3L 2 56kg $61
7 10 COOL CHAP Anderson Heathcote Racing Jeff Lloyd 3.75L 5 54kg $12
8 6 TUMULTUOUS Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 5L 8 55kg $21
9 9 OUR LIBRETTO (NZ) Grahame Begg Jamie Kah 5.1L 16 54kg $11
10 8 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 5.2L 15 54kg $31
11 5 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 7.45L 12 55.5kg $5.50
12 14 TANGLED Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8.45L 9 54kg $18
13 23e HAPPY GO PLUCKY John Gilmore Les Tilley 8.65L 11 54kg $151
14 17 MORENDI Darren Graham Dale Smith 8.95L 6 54kg $101
15 12 I’M A PRINCESS Tony McEvoy Mark Du Plessis 9.45L 10 54kg $61
16 1 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 9.85L 14 59kg $31
17 16 MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ) Jamie Richards Corey Brown 10.35L 18 54kg $101
18 15 FIRST CRUSH Chris Munce Matthew McGillivray 10.65L 4 54kg $51
22e SIR BARNABUS Jason Edwards 0
19e XEBEC (USA) Chris Waller Corey Brown 0
3 MEGABLAST (NZ) Nigel Tiley Leith Innes 0
18 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) Tony Haydon Luke Tarrant 0
13 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) Brian Smith 0

2019 Premier’s Cup Betting

The winter’s top Premier’s Cup 2019 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Brisbane Cup-bound stayers will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned.

2019 Premier’s Cup Field

Each season the Premier’s Cup field attracts a field of Brisbane Cup-bound gallopers that may have had a lead-up run in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) at Doomben a fortnight earlier.

The official Premier’s Cup 2019 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Kingsford-Smith Cup Day and will be available below.

The 2019 Premier’s Cup Final Field is set to run with a capacity 18 runners including the first two emergencies following the early scratching of Megablast (7) and Order Again (18). The Chris Waller-trained The Lord Mayor is after win number three on the trot having done the Toowoomba Cup – Gold Coast Cup double at his last two starts, while Barry Baldwin’s The Candy Man has firmed in betting after gaining a start as he chases seven straight wins.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 3111×00498 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 15 59kg 106
2 11179×8183 HARIPOUR (IRE) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 22 57kg 102
3 3x50766x00 MEGABLAST (NZ) Nigel Tiley Leith Innes 7 56.5kg 101
4 2211512×70 EXOTERIC (GB) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 2 56kg 100
5 19024×9411 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 13 55.5kg 99
6 51x6421x50 TUMULTUOUS Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 9 55kg 98
7 5030×82385 LUVALUVA (NZ) John Sargent Tommy Berry 14 54kg 99
8 x3510760x4 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 17 54kg 99
9 11173×9160 OUR LIBRETTO (NZ) Grahame Begg Jamie Kah 20 54kg 97
10 709×742324 COOL CHAP Anderson Heathcote Racing Jeff Lloyd 5 54kg 96
11 21412×9422 IGRAINE (GER) Robert Priscott Ron Stewart 8 54kg 96
12 31×6855209 I’M A PRINCESS Tony McEvoy Mark Du Plessis 11 54kg 95
13 6x124x4145 ORDER AGAIN (NZ) Brian Smith 18 54kg 95
14 2320×37664 TANGLED Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 54kg 94
15 186×872585 FIRST CRUSH Chris Munce Matthew McGillivray 4 54kg 93
16 7287x6x360 MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ) Jamie Richards TBA 23 54kg 91
17 0x7757x740 MORENDI Darren Graham Dale Smith (late alt) 6 54kg 91
18 539640×027 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) Tony Haydon Luke Tarrant 19 54kg 88
19e 114×436465 XEBEC (USA) Chris Waller Corey Brown 21 54kg 86
20e 32211×1111 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Michael Cahill 1 54kg 83
21e 52048×2577 CHILLIN WITH DYLAN Ben Ahrens TBA 3 54kg 81.5
22e 52×5561413 SIR BARNABUS Jason Edwards TBA 16 54kg 78
23e 7451519×63 HAPPY GO PLUCKY John Gilmore TBA 12 54kg 78

2019 Premier’s Cup Nominations

The official 2019 Premier’s Cup nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be published in full right here.

Premier’s Cup History

The Premier’s Cup is a relatively new race, with its inauguration occurring as recently as 2006. Coalesce was the first winner of the Premier’s Cup, and the trophy has since been handed to similarly solid performers.

The Premier’s Cup is often used by trainers as a preparation race for the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m), held on Stradbroke Handicap Day at Eagle Farm.

Due to its relatively short history, the Premier’s Cup has not developed the kind of following or deep tradition as other races. However, in its short life, the Premier’s Cup has obtained a reputation as an exciting staying race, with the result much more unpredictable than many other mid to long distance races.

Premier’s Cup results since 2006 are listed below.

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2020
Premier’s Cup
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2019
Premier’s Cup
1st The Candy Man 2:15.83
2nd Haripour
3rd Igraine
2018
Premier’s Cup
1st Rising Red 2:14.60
2nd Maurus
3rd Sedanzer
2017
Premier’s Cup
1st Kaiser Franz 2:22.93
2nd Zambezi Warrior
3rd The Chairman
2016
Premier’s Cup
1st Real Love 2:14.3
2nd Puccini
3rd Benzini
2015
Premier’s Cup
1st Faust 2:06.2
2nd Baligari
3rd Jetset Lad
2014
Premier’s Cup
1st Zephyron 2:13.4
2nd Precedence
3rd Pretty Pins
2013
Premier’s Cup
1st Precedence 2:16.9
2nd Less Is More
3rd Zennista
2012
Premier’s Cup
1st Fantastic Blue 2:16.9
2nd Dance With Her
3rd Ironstein
2011
Premier’s Cup
1st Shuffle The Cash 2:14.8
2nd Tinseltown
3rd Little Stranger
2010
Premier’s Cup
1st Tabulate 2:16.6
2nd Albertinelli
3rd Larry’s Never Late
2009
Premier’s Cup
1st Reggie 2:22.1
2nd Scattergun
3rd Macknuckle
2008
Premier’s Cup
1st Rezone 2:14.3
2nd Majestic Sight
3rd Fulmonti
2007
Premier’s Cup
1st Theseo 2:15.3
2nd Game On
3rd Mandela
2006
Premier’s Cup
1st Coalesce 2:13.9
2nd Holidazzle
3rd Haylee Baylee

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