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. Note: In 2020 the Premier's Cup takes place at Doomben in late June as part of a reduced Brisbane Winter Carnival.

2020 Premier's Cup Results

  • 1st: #1 Another Dollar
  • 2nd: #9 La Pulga
  • 3rd: #3 Alward



Note: The 2020 edition of the Premier’s Cup ran at Doomben on July 27 offering $125,000 due to the COVID-19 affected Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. 

The Premier’s Cup is a Group 3 race held 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 2020 Premier’s Cup was held on Saturday May 27, 2020 at Doomben Racecourse and was won by the Chris Waller-trained mare Another Dollar. 

Premier’s Cup Info:

Date:
Saturday May 27, 2020
Track:
Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Distance:
2200m
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$140,000 ($125,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Premier’s Cup Results

  • 1st: #1 Another Dollar
  • 2nd: #9 La Pulga
  • 3rd: #3 Alward

Chris Waller’s tough mare Another Dollar ($5.50) atoned for her unplaced Eagle Farm run last start with a gutsy late victory in the 2020 Premier’s Cup results carrying the equal 58kg topweight to victory over La Pulga ($6) and the fellow Waller-trained Alward (3rd).

Click here to read more on the eye-catching late 2020 Premier’s Cup winner Another Dollar.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 3 58kg $5.50
2 9 LA PULGA Michael Costa Jag Guthmann-Chester 0.3L 6 54kg $6
3 3 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 1.55L 9 56.5kg $7
4 4 SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Jake Bayliss 1.95L 4 56kg $21
5 5 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 2.15L 1 55kg $5F
6 2 LE JUGE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Cahill 2.25L 5 58kg $6.50
7 7 FIGHTING TEO Kevin Kemp Adin Thompson (a) 2.65L 8 54kg $12
8 8 A MAN TO MATCH Tony Gollan Robbie Fradd 3.05L 7 54kg $10
9 10 PICKA PLUM (NZ) Paul Jenkins Sean Cormack 4.3L 2 54kg $10
6 SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith Robbie Fradd 0

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Premier’s Cup Betting

The winter’s top Premier’s Cup 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Field & Barriers are set for release on the Wednesday leading-up to Kingsford-Smith Cup Day and will be available below.

Note: In 2020 there is no Brisbane Cup or Kingsford-Smith Cup. 

The 2020 Premier’s Cup field features 10 gallopers, the first half of which are prepared by Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller. The Waller contingent is led by recent Chairman’s Handicap winner at the track Le Juge.

Click here to read more on the Waller-dominated 2020 Premier’s Cup Field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 93×7903137 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 3 58kg 104
2 0420433414 LE JUGE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Cahill 5 58kg 100
3 311677×574 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 10 56.5kg 97
4 09x0225x00 SATONO RASEN (JPN) Chris Waller Jake Bayliss 4 56kg 96
5 0408×06607 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 1 55kg 94
6 600×477407 SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith Robbie Fradd 6 54kg 92
7 7133×94249 FIGHTING TEO Kevin Kemp Adin Thompson (a) 9 54kg 90
8 1413×06000 A MAN TO MATCH Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 8 54kg 89.5
9 46×5412116 LA PULGA Michael Costa Jag Guthmann-Chester 7 54kg 85
10 11x244x052 PICKA PLUM (NZ) Paul Jenkins Sean Cormack 2 54kg 79

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Premier’s Cup Nominations

The official 2020 Premier’s Cup nominations close on the Monday of race week and will be published in full right here.

The Premier’s Cup 2020 nominations attracted 14 stayers with trainer Chris Waller dominating the early entries with a commanding nine runners including the flying Winter Cup winner Wu Gok.

Click here to read more on the Waller-dominated Premier’s Cup nominations for 2020.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1413×06000 A MAN TO MATCH G 4 Tony Gollan 89.5
2 311677×574 ALWARD (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 97
3 93×7903137 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller 105
4 x68222x658 BLACK ON GOLD G 6 Chris Waller 94
5 3945×02492 CARZOFF (FR) G 7 Chris Waller 102
6 7133×94249 FIGHTING TEO G 5 Kevin Kemp 90
7 0408×06607 KAONIC (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 94
8 46×5412116 LA PULGA G 4 Michael Costa 85
9 0420433414 LE JUGE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 100
10 11x244x052 PICKA PLUM (NZ) M 5 Paul Jenkins 79
11 09x0225x00 SATONO RASEN (JPN) G 8 Chris Waller 96
12 600×477407 SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 8 Matthew Smith 92
13 72133×0836 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 99
14 0x97730x11 WU GOK G 6 Chris Waller 110

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 Another Dollar 2:17.11
2nd La Pulga
3rd Alward
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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