Ipswich Cup

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

Ipswich Cup Winner Self Sense Onto Caloundra Cup 2017

Ipswich Cup Winner Self Sense Onto Caloundra Cup 2017

The 2017 Caloundra Cup is next on the winter racing agenda for Victorian galloper Self Sense after the David Brideoake-trained six-year-old saluted for the punters with an Ipswich Cup win over the weekend.

Self Sense (pictured at Caulfield) won his first race in over two years saluting for the punters with a seven length romp home in the 2017 ...

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.

Ipswich Cup
Date: June 17, 2017
Track: Ipswich Racecourse
Distance: 2150m
Conditions: 3YO+ Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $175,000
Inaugurated:

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.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
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
5 x3742x9660 FELTRE G 6 Brian Smith 89
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
9 5013661424 MAGNATUNE G 7 Gary Duncan 81.5
10 6226455013 MANNY (NZ) G 7 Wayne Walters 70
11 23090×6780 METEOROLOGIST G 6 Marcus Wilson 72.5
12 5628722349 PARAGON G 5 John Sargent 74.5
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

Year Results Winning Time
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