Caloundra City Cup

The Listed Caloundra City Cup is held each year in late June at Sunshine Coast Racecourse.

Caloundra City Cup News

Amexed Scores Upset 2016 Caloundra Cup Result

Amexed Scores Upset 2016 Caloundra Cup Result

Brisbane horseman Tony Gollan might have been poolside in Bali on holidays over the weekend, but his heart was at home in Queensland cheering on his upset Caloundra Cup 2016 winner Amexed home on Saturday.

Amexed (pictured at Doomben) scored an upset win in the 2016 Caloundra Cup over the weekend at the Sunshine Coast. Photo: Daniel Costello.

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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
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $175,000
Inaugurated: 1985

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.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2015 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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