The 2016 Ipswich Cup is one of the most popularly attended races in south-east Queensland. Hosted the weekend following the conclusion of the Brisbane Racing Club carnival, the Ipswich Cup 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 attracts horses from far and wide in search of a share of $175,000 prize money. With first place receiving $112,000, it is quite a lucrative listed race.
The Ipswich Cup takes place on an ideal date, at the tail-end of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club. Horses that run at days during the Brisbane 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 2016 Ipswich Cup will be run on Saturday, June 18th at Ipswich Racecourse in Bundamba.
|Date:||Saturday, June 18th|
2016 Ipswich Cup Field
The 2016 Ipswich Cup field will be published here as soon as it is finalised.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||0x03044028||PUCCINI (NZ)||Darren Weir||John Allen||9||59.5kg||102|
|2||1x120x2315||MAURUS (GB)||David Vandyke||Damian Browne||11||58kg||99|
|3||45334×2455||WORTHY CAUSE||John Zielke||Bobby El-Issa||7||58kg||99|
|4||529×772229||IGGI POP (NZ)||Peter Robl||–||1||56.5kg||96|
|5||7549×03190||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Jim Byrne||4||56.5kg||96|
|6||870×868537||INSTRUMENTALIST (IRE)||Dale Healey||James Orman (a)||5||54kg||89|
|7||53326×7515||DANCE OF HEROES (GB)||Chris Waller||Jeff Lloyd||2||54kg||86|
|8||1641125135||ADIRONDACK||Shawn Mathrick||Michael Cahill||10||54kg||82|
|9||8506754932||NISSILE||Paul Grant||Andrew Spinks||8||54kg||69|
|10||02936×1314||KURRAJONG DRAGON||Matt Kropp||–||3||54kg||66|
|11||500×624360||MERU||Pat Carey||Ms Tegan Harrison||6||54kg||–|
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
|2016||1 Maurus||2 Jumbo Prince||3 Instrumentalist||2:13.74|
|2015||1 Danchai||2 Banca Mo||3 Darci Be Good||2:10.09|
|2014||1 Brave Ali||2 Noisy Ocean||3 Grey Assignment||2:11.59|
|2013||1 Anagold||2 High Kin||3 Za Magic||2:17.61|
|2012||1 Shenzhou Steeds||2 Kinnersley||3 Warrior Within||2:14.02|
|2011||1 Gold In Dubai||2 Danagaze||3 Our Lukas||2:12.35|
|2010||1 Our Lukas||2 Frozone||3 Warrior Within||2:35.3|
|2009||1 Our Lukas||2 Macknuckle||3 Jujulio||2:13.87|
|2008||1 Bianca||2 Rampant Lion||3 Art Success||2:14.32|
|2007||1 Sculptor||2 Cold Start||3 Upstaged||2:13.58|
|2006||1 Sphenophyta||2 Rampant Lion||3 Motivate||2:10.45|
|2005||1 Forest Jim||2 Motivate||3 Classic Karla||2:11.53|
|2004||1 Portland Singa||2 Motivate||3 Forest Jim||2:12.38|
|2003||1 Mowerman||2 Mon Mekki||3 Victory Smile||2:13.07|
|2002||1 Awesome Weather||2 Victory Smile||3 Lord Of The Pines||2:12.32|
|2001||1 Henderson Bay||2 British Buska||3 Go Clinton||2:11.47|
|2000||1 I Reign Supreme||2 Director’s Special||3 Thursday’s Child||2:14.02|