The 2015 Caloundra City Cup is one of the most well-attended non group races in Queensland. Hosted the weekend following Tattersall’s Tiara Day, the Caloundra City Cup draws crowds from Brisbane and other major metropolitan areas for an exciting day of regional racing.
Raced over 2400m under quality handicap conditions, with a minimum weight of 54kg, the Caloundra City Cup pays a total of $175,000, impressive for its listed status. It is the feature event of the day, exceeding the prominence of the group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas, a mile event run under set weight conditions for three year olds, paying $125,000 prize money. Also held on the day is the Glasshouse Handicap, a $175,000 quality handicap sprint raced across 1400m.
Races on Caloundra City Cup day can be quite a lot of fun for punters, as the form of most runners is well established following the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Horses usually contest the Caloundra City Cup as part of the end of their winter campaign, in search of a final black-type run before retiring for the winter break.
The 2015 Caloundra City Cup will be run on Saturday, June 27th at Sunshine Coast Racecourse.
|Caloundra City Cup|
|Date:||Saturday, June 27th|
|Track:||Sunshine Coast Racecourse|
2015 Caloundra Cup Field
The 2015 Caloundra Cup field will be published here as soon as it is available.
Caloundra City Cup History
The Caloundra City Cup has a relatively short history in comparison to many other Cup events. The race was first held on the Sunshine Coast Turf Club’s Opening Day on July 25th, 1985, which coincided with the launch of the new racecourse. Initially named the Sunshine Coast Daily Cup, the inaugural edition of the race paid a total of $25,000. The history of the Caloundra City Cup is intertwined with that of Sunshine Coast Racecourse, the first major Queensland track built outside of metropolitan Brisbane in the preceding half century and the first to boast a synthetic surface, the “Cushion Track”.
The race today boasts an impressive following and a well-structured race day to be a feature of. Caloundra City Cup Day is held on the premier Sunshine Coast racing weekend, followed on Sunday by the Sky Racing Raceday and preceded with several days of events including luncheons and breakfasts.
Caloundra Cup Results
Caloundra Cup results vary each year between the highly predictable and disappointing. Usually a relatively safe race for punters due to the long lead up, Caloundra Cup results can easily surprise. Caloundra Cup results since 2000 are listed below.
|2014||Brayroan||C. Munce||B. Mitchell||2:28.77|
|2013||Zennista||D. Browne||L. Latta||2:38.76|
|2012||Shenzhou Steeds||E. Wilkinson||M. Moroney||2:38.97|
|2011||Spechenka||R. Wiggins||B. Ahrens||2:33.70|
|2010||Ironstein||M. Cahill||G. Ryan||2:30.67|
|2009||Reggie||J. Byrne||P. Moody||2:48.00|
|2008||Fast Future||M. Cahill||R. Cameron||2:31.86|
|2007||King Latarmiss||K. Pope||T. Miller||2:36.75|
|2006||Empyreal||C. Johnson||P. Mckenzie||2:34.59|
|2005||Empyreal||P. Hammersley||P. Mckenzie||2:40.90|
|2004||Portland Singa||L. Cassidy||N. McBurney||2:31.10|
|2003||Raw Instinct||J. Byrne||B.J. McLachlan||2:31.20|
|2002||Victory Smile||S. Katsidis||D. Logan||2:29.34|
|2001||Henderson Bay||L. Cassidy||N. McBurney||2:29.51|
|2000||Yammer||C. Munce||T. Noonan||2:33.79|