Queensland Cup

The Queensland Cup is a two mile staying feature contested at the Sunshine Coast at the tail-end of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival in mid-July each season.

2017 Queensland Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Araldo Junior
  • 2nd: #4 My Diamantine
  • 3rd: #7 Pop 'N' Scotch

The Queensland Cup is a Listed race that now takes place at the Sunshine Coast Racecourse at Caloundra in mid-July at the end of the annual Queensland Winter Racing Carnival having previously been contested at Eagle Farm Racecourse until 2017.

The sole black-type feature of Queensland Cup Day, the race offers $150,000 in prize money and attracts the season’s genuine stayers as it takes place over the traditional cup distance of two miles (3200m) – the same as the iconic Melbourne Cup in the spring and the Sydney Cup each autumn.

A quality handicap race, the Queensland Cup field is made up of gallopers coming off traditional lead-up races including the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) held at the same track a fortnight earlier or a Sydney lead-up like the Listed Winter Cup (2400m) over the mile and a half at the start of the month at Rosehill Gardens.

The 2017 Queensland Cup ran on July 15, 2017.

Queensland Cup 2017
Date: July 15, 2017
Track: Caloundra Racecourse
Distance: 3200m
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $150,000
Conditions: Qlty Hcp

2017 Queensland Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Araldo Junior
  • 2nd: #4 My Diamantine
  • 3rd: #7 Pop ‘N’ Scotch

Check out the official Queensland Cup 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by former German-trained stayer Araldo Junior.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) Michael Moroney Michael Cahill 4 57kg $10
2 4 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) Brian Smith Jeff Lloyd 2.8L 15 54.5kg $2.90F
3 7 POP ’N’ SCOTCH Liam Birchley Luke Tarrant 4.1L 9 54kg $14
4 2 SOVIET COURAGE (IRE) Chris Waller Jim Byrne 5.1L 3 57.5kg $6.50
5 5 RICHARD OF YORKE (GB) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 8.1L 11 54kg $7.50
6 9 QUARTERMASTER Paul Perry Matthew McGillivray (a) 10.1L 13 54kg $20
7 11 GODWOOD Andrew Cowell Andrew Spinks 10.2L 2 54kg $81
8 8 PARAGON John Sargent James Orman 10.7L 7 54kg $9
9 12 KOBI CREEK Stuart Kendrick Ms Tiffani Brooker (a) 10.9L 10 54kg $101
10 15 KHADIJA Olivia Cairns Ms Bridget Grylls 14.9L 14 54kg $201
11 1 EMERALD CITY David Vandyke Ms Tegan Harrison 16.4L 12 58kg $9
12 14 SHEZ EKTRAORDINARY (NZ) Richard Laming Robbie Fradd 18.7L 1 54kg $26
13 13 QABLA Eric Singh Jackson Morris 18.9L 5 54kg $201
14 16 MONT DE LOIR Lindsay Gough Anthony Allen 25.2L 6 54kg $61
15 10 BACK TO ABILENE Robert Lyford Ms Alannah Fancourt (a) 25.4L 8 54kg $301
6 WAR BABY Kelvin Hickmott Luke Tarrant 0

2017 Queensland Cup Betting

The Queensland Cup 2017 betting odds and market links to the winter staying feature at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below the week of the race.

2017 Queensland Cup Field

The Queensland Cup Field of Final Acceptors is announced by Racing Queensland the Wednesday of race week and features the top stayers of the winter racing season that could be graduates of lead-up events such as the Caloundra Cup.

The official 2017 Queensland Cup Final Field & Barriers are now out with 16 stayers in the mix including the locally-trained Emerald City carrying the 58kg top weight, and two entries for last year’s winning trainer Chris Waller who saddles-up Soviet Courage and recent Stayer’s Cup runner-up over the 3200m Richard Of Yorke.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 1114×96205 EMERALD CITY David Vandyke Ms Tegan Harrison 12 58kg 88
2 1583×50354 SOVIET COURAGE (IRE) Chris Waller Jim Byrne 3 57.5kg 87
3 53×0806055 ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) Michael Moroney Michael Cahill 4 57kg 86
4 22×0250942 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) Brian Smith Jeff Lloyd 16 54.5kg 85
5 4321216628 RICHARD OF YORKE (GB) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 11 54kg 80
6 2034183133 WAR BABY Kelvin Hickmott TBA 14 54kg 80
7 x7458380x8 POP ’N’ SCOTCH Liam Birchley Paul Hammersley 9 54kg 76.5
8 2872234944 PARAGON John Sargent James Orman 7 54kg 75
9 6023441716 QUARTERMASTER Paul Perry TBA 13 54kg 73
10 x760x79540 BACK TO ABILENE Robert Lyford TBA 8 54kg 63
11 9515306031 GODWOOD Andrew Cowell TBA 2 54kg 62
12 x643393675 KOBI CREEK Stuart Kendrick TBA 10 54kg 59
13 x781306635 QABLA Eric Singh TBA 5 54kg 59
14 04120×9555 SHEZ EKTRAORDINARY (NZ) Richard Laming Robbie Fradd 1 54kg 58
15 9638254213 KHADIJA Olivia Cairns TBA 15 54kg 57
16 52×9525540 MONT DE LOIR Lindsay Gough TBA 6 54kg 56

2017 Queensland Cup Nominations

Closing the Monday before the race, the official Queensland Cup 2017 nominations often exceed the number of allowed runners in the race and winter stayers coming off Queensland or NSW lead-up races may also be entered for the Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) run on the Thursday prior to Queensland Cup Day.

The 2017 Queensland Cup nominations drew 21 entries with Darren Weir’s dual Perth Cup runner-up Neverland allocated the 59kg top weight followed by Emerald City with 58kg who comes off a Caloundra Cup fifth.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 0582×64567 NEVERLAND M 5 Darren Weir 1 59kg 94
2 1114×96205 EMERALD CITY G 6 David Vandyke 2 58kg 88
3 63324×0806 IGGI POP (NZ) G 8 Peter Robl 3 57.5kg 87.5
4 1583×50354 SOVIET COURAGE (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 4 57.5kg 87
5 53×0806055 ARALDO JUNIOR (GER) G 6 Michael Moroney 5 57kg 86
6 22×0250942 MY DIAMANTINE (NZ) M 6 Brian Smith 6 54.5kg 85
7 4321216628 RICHARD OF YORKE (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 7= 54kg 80
8 2034183133 WAR BABY M 5 Kelvin Hickmott 7= 54kg 80
9 x7458380x8 POP ’N’ SCOTCH G 6 Liam Birchley 9 54kg 76.5
10 2872234944 PARAGON G 5 John Sargent 10 54kg 75
11 6023441716 QUARTERMASTER G 6 Paul Perry 11 54kg 73
12 1557561202 I FEEL GOOD G 8 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 12 54kg 71
13 x760x79540 BACK TO ABILENE G 9 Robert Lyford 13 54kg 63
14 9515306031 GODWOOD G 6 Andrew Cowell 14 54kg 62
15 x643393675 KOBI CREEK G 6 Stuart Kendrick 15= 54kg 59
16 x781306635 QABLA G 7 Eric Singh 15= 54kg 59
17 04120×9555 SHEZ EKTRAORDINARY (NZ) M 5 Richard Laming 17 54kg 58
18 9638254213 KHADIJA M 6 Olivia Cairns 18= 54kg 57
19 x898228443 MAGENTAZ G 4 Gerald Ryan 18= 54kg 57
20 6179×90154 MCGILL (NZ) G 5 Maryann Brosnan 20= 54kg 56
21 52×9525540 MONT DE LOIR M 6 Lindsay Gough 20= 54kg 56

Queensland Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
Queensland Cup
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Queensland Cup
Araldo Junior
2nd My Diamantine
3rd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
Queensland Cup
Murphy’s Delight
2nd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
3rd Viva Espana
Queensland Cup
Mister Impatience
2nd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
3rd Monaco Doll
Queensland Cup
Iggi Pop
2nd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
3rd Brayroan
Queensland Cup
Turner Bayou
2nd Fifth Column
3rd Verdant
Queensland Cup
2nd Maythehorsebemagic
3rd Fantastic Blue
Queensland Cup
2nd Smoking Chimneys
3rd Raeburn
Queensland Cup
Solid Billing
2nd Dave The Dude
3rd Mr Mayfair
Queensland Cup
Cape Breton
2nd Petushki
3rd Kerdem
Queensland Cup
2nd Sky Biscuit
3rd Rezone
Queensland Cup
race not held
2nd race not held
3rd race not held
Queensland Cup
2nd Dicktator
3rd Rezone
Queensland Cup
Double Portion
2nd Fires Of Ireland
3rd Beau
Queensland Cup
Regal Punch
2nd Navy Blue
3rd Kingsrule
Queensland Cup
2nd Barhill
3rd Up The Bid
Queensland Cup
Time Signal
2nd Yuppie
3rd Kugelhopf
Queensland Cup
2nd Chargold
3rd Acorn Icon
Queensland Cup
Green Diamond
2nd Lordnor
3rd Celtic Revenge

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