Premier’s Cup

The Group 3 2017 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.

Premier’s Cup News

2017 Brisbane Cup Mission for Chocante

2017 Brisbane Cup Mission for Chocante

New Zealand horseman Stephen Marsh has his smart Kiwi raider Chocante in the mix for an Eagle Farm run this weekend on way to the Brisbane Cup 2017 next month over the mile and a half.

Jockey Jim Byrne retains the ride on 2017 Brisbane Cup-bound Chocante in Brisbane’s Premier’s Cup this weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello.

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The 2017 Premier’s Cup is a Group 3 race held at Eagle Farm Racecourse – from 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 $125,000 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 2017 Premier’s Cup will be held on May 27 , 2017 at Eagle Farm.

Premier’s Cup Info:

May 27 , 2017
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Group 3

2017 Premiers Cup Betting

The winter’s top Premier’s Cup 2017 odds and betting market links to on the Brisbane Cup-bound stayers will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned.

2017 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 2017 Field & Barriers are set for release on Wednesday May 24 and will be available below.

The 2017 Premier’s Cup Final Field attracted 15 stayers with in-form Benzini carrying top weight (59kg) and drawn out in barrier 13. Last start Chairman’s Handicap winner Stampede jumps from barrier two chasing three straight wins and goes up a kilo to 57kg.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14x6256x23 BENZINI Adrian & Harry Bull Ms Tegan Harrison 13 59kg 103
2 223x30x143 JUMBO PRINCE Michael Nolan Blake Shinn 6 57.5kg 100
3 211×212411 STAMPEDE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 2 57kg 99
4 40x0080x50 AUVRAY (FR) Richard Freedman Tommy Berry 8 55kg 95
5 100×605308 MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 1 54.5kg 94
6 7680582×64 NEVERLAND Darren Weir Damian Lane 15 54kg 95
7 0x91130x56 PEMBERLEY (NZ) Ciaron Maher Corey Brown 14 54kg 91
8 421132×332 THE CHAIRMAN Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 12 54kg 90
9 8x1121x373 CHOCANTE (NZ) Stephen Marsh Jim Byrne 7 54kg 89.5
10 6x3742x966 FELTRE Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 3 54kg 89
11 x351124117 MORENDI Darren Graham Michael Cahill 4 54kg 86
12 336422×025 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) Brian Smith Andrew Spinks 9 54kg 83
13 101376×424 ZAMBEZI WARRIOR (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Jeff Lloyd 11 54kg 82
14 44665×9530 KAISER FRANZ (NZ) Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 10 54kg 79.5
15 3423090×67 METEOROLOGIST Marcus Wilson James Orman 5 54kg 74

2017 Premier’s Cup Nominations

The official 2017 Premier’s Cup nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be published in full right here.

The 2017 Premier’s Cup Nominations attracted 18 stayers including last year’s placegetter Benzini who went on to win the Brisbane Cup and the flying Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Stampede coming off a Chairman’s Handicap win.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 40x0080x50 AUVRAY (FR) G 6 Richard Freedman
2 14x6256x23 BENZINI G 7 Adrian & Harry Bull 103
3 8x1121x373 CHOCANTE (NZ) G 4 Stephen Marsh 89.5
4 6x3742x966 FELTRE G 6 Brian Smith 89
5 312×513722 FONTEIN LAD G 3 Greg Eurell
6 x1472x4517 GREAT GLEN (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
7 223x30x143 JUMBO PRINCE H 5 Michael Nolan 100
8 44665×9530 KAISER FRANZ (NZ) G 6 Robert Heathcote 79.5
9 3423090×67 METEOROLOGIST G 6 Marcus Wilson 74
10 100×605308 MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB) G 7 Michael Moroney
11 x351124117 MORENDI G 4 Darren Graham 86
12 336422×025 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) M 6 Brian Smith 83
13 7680582×64 NEVERLAND M 5 Darren Weir 95
14 0x91130x56 PEMBERLEY (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher
15 4674321216 RICHARD OF YORKE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller
16 211×212411 STAMPEDE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 98
17 421132×332 THE CHAIRMAN G 5 Mick Price 90
18 101376×424 ZAMBEZI WARRIOR (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards

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.





Premier’s Cup
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Premier’s Cup
1st Real Love 2:14.3
2nd Puccini
3rd Benzini
Premier’s Cup
1st Faust 2:06.2
2nd Baligari
3rd Jetset Lad
Premier’s Cup
1st Zephyron 2:13.4
2nd Precedence
3rd Pretty Pins
Premier’s Cup
1st Precedence 2:16.9
2nd Less Is More
3rd Zennista
Premier’s Cup
1st Fantastic Blue 2:16.9
2nd Dance With Her
3rd Ironstein
Premier’s Cup
1st Shuffle The Cash 2:14.8
2nd Tinseltown
3rd Little Stranger
Premier’s Cup
1st Tabulate 2:16.6
2nd Albertinelli
3rd Larry’s Never Late
Premier’s Cup
1st Reggie 2:22.1
2nd Scattergun
3rd Macknuckle
Premier’s Cup
1st Rezone 2:14.3
2nd Majestic Sight
3rd Fulmonti
Premier’s Cup
1st Theseo 2:15.3
2nd Game On
3rd Mandela
Premier’s Cup
1st Coalesce 2:13.9
2nd Holidazzle
3rd Haylee Baylee