Premier’s Cup

The Group 3 2016 Premier's Cup is a quality staying race for horses aged 3 years and older held at Doomben Racecourse each year in May or June.

Premier’s Cup News

2016 Run To The Rose Day Scratchings

2016 Run To The Rose Day Scratchings

The 2016 Run To The Rose is set to be an absolute ripper, but unfortunately the wet weather in Sydney has meant there has been plenty of scratchings from the Rosehill Gardens card.

Junoob has been scratched from the Premier’s Cup field due to the wet Rosehill Gardens track. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

It has been raining in Sydney ...

The 2016 Premier’s Cup is a Group 3 race held at Doomben annually as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Raced over a decent staying test distance of 2200m, the Premier’s Cup offers $125,000 total prize money.

The 2016 Premier’s Cup will be held on Saturday May 28th.

Run under quality conditions and only open to horses aged three years and older, the Premier’s Cup is a true test of grit and staying power. One of the more enjoyable races held on the day, the entertainment offered by the Premier’s Cup far exceeds its Group 3 status.

Each year, the Premier’s Cup attracts some very decent staying talent. It is usually one of the more impressive fields on the day and is a must-watch for racegoers. The Premier’s Cup shares the racecard with the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m), the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1350m), the Group 3 Glenlogan Park Stakes (1350m), Grand Prix Stakes (2200m), Lord Mayor’s Cup (1600m) and Listed Chief De Beers Quality (1110m).

Premier’s Cup Info:

Saturday May 28th
Doomben Racecourse
Race Type:
3YO+ Qlty
Group 3

2016 Premier’s Cup Field

The 2016 Premier’s Cup field is published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 5092012×04 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 5 60kg 107
2 0099×63951 RUDY Helen Page Mark Zahra 12 58.5kg 104
3 6x5300x025 INDEX LINKED (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 3 58kg 103
4 7843331321 REAL LOVE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 4 58kg 107
5 820×030440 PUCCINI (NZ) Darren Weir Kerrin McEvoy 8 57.5kg 102
6 15160×5408 JETSET LAD (NZ) Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 11 56kg 99
7 43×6530612 BENZINI Adrian Bull Ms Rosie Myers (a) 10 55.5kg 98
8 41×7421216 HONEY TOAST Ben Currie Jim Byrne 1 54kg 94
9 x870x86853 INSTRUMENTALIST (IRE) Dale Healey James Orman (a) 9 54kg 89
10 119237×663 IMPERIAL LASS (NZ) Ciaron Maher Michael Cahill 6 54kg 82
11 312×421640 WALHAAN Graeme Boyd Jeff Lloyd 7 54kg 79
12 07×1970226 LEVER LEVER (NZ) Matthew Dunn Ms Tegan Harrison 2 54kg 67

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