Caloundra Cup

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

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Hickmott Declares War on 2017 Caloundra Cup

Hickmott Declares War on 2017 Caloundra Cup

Beaudesert trainer Kelvin Hickmott has named the Caloundra Cup 2017 as the likely next-up target for his impressive Ipswich winning mare from the weekend War Baby.

War Baby could be 2017 Caloundra Cup bound after her big Ipswich win over the weekend. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The five-year-old daughter of Warhead lined-up for her 60th career start and enjoyed ...

The 2017 Caloundra Cup is one of the most well-attended non group races in Queensland. Hosted the weekend following Tattersall’s Tiara Day, the Caloundra 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 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 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 2017 Caloundra Cup will be run on Saturday, July 1st at Sunshine Coast Racecourse.

Caloundra City Cup
Date: Saturday, July 1st
Track: Sunshine Coast Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $175,000
Inaugurated: 1985

2017 Caloundra Cup Field

The 2017 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
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