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The Listed Ipswich Cup is held each year in June at Ipswich Racecourse during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.
2017 Ipswich Cup Results
- 1st: #6 Self Sense
- 2nd: #1 Benzini
- 3rd: #2 Jumbo Prince
Ipswich Cup News
The Ipswich Cup is one of the most popularly attended races in south-east Queensland. Hosted the weekend following the conclusion of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Ipswich Cup Day draws massive crowds from around the country far in excess of its Listed status. Raced over 2150 metres, the Ipswich Cup presents a staying challenge but leaves enough in the tank for a thunderous finish across the relatively short 300m straight at Ipswich Racecourse.
The Ipswich Cup is open to horses three years old and above and is run under quality handicap conditions. The Ipswich Cup field attracts mainly local Queensland-trained stayers chasing a share in the $175,000 in prize money.
The Ipswich Cup takes place as part of the extended Queensland Winter Racing Carnival program. Horses that run at days during the Brisbane Winter Carnival often make the short journey to Ipswich to extend their campaign and aim for another black-type victory. The Ipswich Cup also provides a minor step to the Tattersall’s Tiara Day the following weekend. Ipswich Cup Day is also one of the few major race days before the winter break, so several trainers try and get their horses accepted into one final race before breaking for the winter.
The 2017 Ipswich Cup ran on June 17 at Ipswich Racecourse.
|Date:||June 17, 2017|
2017 Ipswich Cup Results
- 1st: #6 Self Sense
- 2nd: #1 Benzini
- 3rd: #2 Jumbo Prince
Check out the official Ipswich Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won in easy style by the punters’ pick Self Sense who enjoyed the Soft-rated track to salute by nearly seven lengths defeating the Kiwi Benzini and last year’s runner-up Jumbo Prince.
|1||6||SELF SENSE||David Brideoake||Michael Cahill||–||2||54kg||$3.40F|
|2||1||BENZINI||Adrian & Harry Bull||Kelly McCulloch||6.8L||9||60kg||$4.40|
|3||2||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Jeff Lloyd||9.1L||4||58kg||$5|
|4||10||PARAGON||John Sargent||Jim Byrne||9.6L||12||54kg||$61|
|5||14||CHOYSA (NZ)||Wayne Walters||Ms Kate Walters||10L||7||54kg||$51|
|6||9||COURT’S STAR||John Wilcock||Ms Tegan Harrison||10.2L||5||54kg||$21|
|7||4||KAISER FRANZ (NZ)||Robert Heathcote||Robbie Fradd||16.7L||1||54kg||$15|
|8||8||POP ’N’ SCOTCH||Liam Birchley||Ronnie Stewart||17.1L||11||54kg||$101|
|9||5||FELTRE||Brian Smith||Micheal Hellyer||17.9L||14||54kg||$18|
|10||11||TEARS OF JOY||Toby Edmonds||James Orman||18L||6||54kg||$71|
|11||12||METEOROLOGIST||Marcus Wilson||Ms Tiffani Brooker (a)||18.1L||13||54kg||$101|
|12||3||SORT AFTER||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Corey Brown||22.4L||10||54.5kg||$6|
|13||13||TESSASTOCK (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Glen Colless||24.2L||3||54kg||$26|
|14||15||BARRAAJ (NZ)||Angela Plumb||Luke Tarrant||52.2L||8||54kg||$301|
|–||7||MAGNATUNE||Gary Duncan||Larry Cassidy||–||0||–||–|
2017 Ipswich Cup Odds
The season’s latest Ipswich Cup 2017 betting odds and winter markets will be provided below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the race.
2017 Ipswich Cup Field
The Ipswich Cup field features a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and often interstate raiders already in Queensland for the winter make the starting line-up. Possible lead-up races to the Ipswich Cup each season include the Group 2 Brisbane Cup held the weekend before or the Group 3 Premier’s Cup in late May also run in Brisbane.
Final Ipswich Cup 2017 acceptances close the Wednesday of race week followed by the barrier draw and will be published in full below.
The official 2017 Ipswich Cup Final Field attracted 15 stayers with last year’s Brisbane Cup winner Benzini carrying 60kg top weight, while the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained mare Wanted is an interesting addition to the line-up.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x6256x2344||BENZINI||Adrian & Harry Bull||Kelly McCulloch||10||60kg||103|
|2||23x30x1430||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Jeff Lloyd||4||58kg||99|
|3||41412×7042||SORT AFTER||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Corey Brown||11||54.5kg||95|
|4||665×953010||KAISER FRANZ (NZ)||Robert Heathcote||Robbie Fradd||1||54kg||91|
|5||x3742x9660||FELTRE||Brian Smith||Micheal Hellyer||15||54kg||89|
|6||9×66856430||SELF SENSE||David Brideoake||Michael Cahill||2||54kg||89|
|7||5013661424||MAGNATUNE||Gary Duncan||Larry Cassidy||9||54kg||81.5|
|8||2x7458380x||POP ’N’ SCOTCH||Liam Birchley||Ronnie Stewart||12||54kg||76.5|
|9||8239558132||COURT’S STAR||John Wilcock||Ms Tegan Harrison||5||54kg||76|
|10||5628722349||PARAGON||John Sargent||Jim Byrne||13||54kg||74.5|
|11||022878×590||TEARS OF JOY||Toby Edmonds||James Orman||6||54kg||74|
|12||23090×6780||METEOROLOGIST||Marcus Wilson||Ms Tiffani Brooker (a)||14||54kg||72.5|
|13||x1510x3491||TESSASTOCK (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Glen Colless||3||54kg||72|
|14||1355571541||CHOYSA (NZ)||Wayne Walters||Ms Kate Walters||7||54kg||67|
|15||90861186×2||BARRAAJ (NZ)||Angela Plumb||Luke Tarrant||8||54kg||63|
2017 Ipswich Cup Nominations
The official Ipswich Cup 2017 Nominations close the Monday leading up to Ipswich Cup Day and attract a number of horses coming off lead-up runs in Brisbane.
The 2017 Ipswich Cup Nominations originally drew 14 stayers, with entries extended and then attracting a further three hopefuls. Among the nominees are Benzini coming off a Brisbane Cup fourth last weekend and the upset Premier’s Cup winner Kaiser Franz who is a known mudlark.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp. Rating|
|1||90861186×2||BARRAAJ (NZ)||G||4||Angela Plumb||63|
|2||x6256x2344||BENZINI||G||7||Adrian & Harry Bull||103|
|3||1355571541||CHOYSA (NZ)||G||6||Wayne Walters||67|
|4||8239558132||COURT’S STAR||G||5||John Wilcock||76|
|6||4215539083||HOTEL COSTE||G||4||Bruce W Hill||67|
|7||23x30x1430||JUMBO PRINCE||H||5||Michael Nolan||99|
|8||665×953010||KAISER FRANZ (NZ)||G||6||Robert Heathcote||91|
|10||6226455013||MANNY (NZ)||G||7||Wayne Walters||70|
|13||2x7458380x||POP ’N’ SCOTCH||G||6||Liam Birchley||76.5|
|14||9×66856430||SELF SENSE||G||6||David Brideoake||89|
|15||41412×7042||SORT AFTER||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||95|
|16||022878×590||TEARS OF JOY||M||5||Toby Edmonds||–|
|17||x1510x3491||TESSASTOCK (NZ)||M||4||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||72|
Ipswich Cup History
The Ipswich Cup has a long and colourful history. One of the most popularly attended races in Queensland, and by far the most popular race in the city of Ipswich, the Ipswich Cup has for a long time held a reputation far in excess of its listed status. The Ipswich Cup is the main attraction on Ipswich Cup Day, which draws thousands of people from all around the country. A large proportion of Ipswich also turns out for the Ipswich Cup, making it a full day of racing, fashion, and partying into the night.
Even though there are plenty of lead-up races in which to analyse form, Ipswich Cup results can still be quite surprising. The Ipswich Cup results since 2000 are listed below.
Ipswich Cup Results
|2018||1st TBD||2nd TBD||3rd TBD||TBD|
|2017||1st Self Sense||2nd Benzini||3rd Jumbo Prince||2:14.27|
|2016||1st Maurus||2nd Jumbo Prince||3rd Instrumentalist||2:13.74|
|2015||1st Danchai||2nd Banca Mo||3rd Darci Be Good||2:10.09|
|2014||1st Brave Ali||2nd Noisy Ocean||3rd Grey Assignment||2:11.59|
|2013||1st Anagold||2nd High Kin||3rd Za Magic||2:17.61|
|2012||1st Shenzhou Steeds||2nd Kinnersley||3rd Warrior Within||2:14.02|
|2011||1st Gold In Dubai||2nd Danagaze||3rd Our Lukas||2:12.35|
|2010||1st Our Lukas||2nd Frozone||3rd Warrior Within||2:35.3|
|2009||1st Our Lukas||2nd Macknuckle||3rd Jujulio||2:13.87|
|2008||1st Bianca||2nd Rampant Lion||3rd Art Success||2:14.32|
|2007||1st Sculptor||2nd Cold Start||3rd Upstaged||2:13.58|
|2006||1st Sphenophyta||2nd Rampant Lion||3rd Motivate||2:10.45|
|2005||1st Forest Jim||2nd Motivate||3rd Classic Karla||2:11.53|
|2004||1st Portland Singa||2nd Motivate||3rd Forest Jim||2:12.38|
|2003||1st Mowerman||2nd Mon Mekki||3rd Victory Smile||2:13.07|
|2002||1st Awesome Weather||2nd Victory Smile||3rd Lord Of The Pines||2:12.32|
|2001||1st Henderson Bay||2nd British Buska||3rd Go Clinton||2:11.47|
|2000||1st I Reign Supreme||2nd Director’s Special||3rd Thursday’s Child||2:14.02|