Queensland Cup

The 2015 listed Queensland Cup will run on Saturday, July 4th.

Queensland Cup News

Waller Wins 2016 Queensland Cup with Murphy’s Delight

Waller Wins 2016 Queensland Cup with Murphy’s Delight

Sydney’s top trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a successful raid on Saturday’s Queensland Cup 2016 at Eagle Farm Racecourse thanks to the win by the race favourite Murphy’s Delight.

Murphy’s Delight handed jockey Jim Byrne a third win in the 2016 Queensland Cup on Saturday at Eagle Farm. Photo: Daniel Costello.

The state’s longest race, this year’s $100,000 Listed Queensland ...

The 2015 Queensland Cup is a listed race that runs during late June or early July. Held at the picturesque Eagle Farm Racecourse, the Queensland Cup is the main race on Queensland Cup Day.

There is only one other black type race on the program, the listed Ascot Handicap (1300m). The Queensland Cup offers quite a significant purse for a listed race at a total of $150,000. As such, it tends to draw quite a few talented stayers who are approaching the tail end of their winter campaign.

Run over 3200m, the Queensland Cup is a genuine staying test and tends to give a great indication as to which horses have strong staying abilities. Because of the distance, the Queensland Cup is quite popular for horses with reasonable black-type experience but limited runs over distances greater than 2400m.

Run under quality conditions, the Queensland Cup is open to horses of all ages. The group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2200m) and listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) are good races to watch for form insight prior to the Queensland Cup.

The 2015 Queensland Cup will be held on Saturday, July 4th.

Queensland Cup 2015
Date: Saturday, July 4th
Track: Eagle Farm
Distance: 3200m
Status: Listed
Conditions: Qlty Hcap

2015 Queensland Cup Field

As soon as it becomes available, the 2015 Queensland Cup field will be uploaded here.

Queensland Cup History

The Queensland Cup doesn’t share the prestige of many other races held at Eagle Farm Racecourse. There have even been calls recently for its listed status to be removed, as the quality of the field has been dropping off somewhat over the years. However, the Queensland Cup remains an entertaining race to watch and one of the few two mile black-type races remaining.

First held in 1874, the Queensland Cup has a long and storied history. The Governor of Victoria, the Marquess of Normanby, attended the races. There is little knowledge of how consistently the race was run year to year since then, although it is understood to have been quite a popular event.

Notable Queensland Cup winners include Spechenka (2012), Cape Breton (2009) and Green Diamond (2000).

Queensland Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2015
Queensland Cup
1st
TBD
TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2014
Queensland Cup
1st
Iggi Pop
3:21.26
2nd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
3rd Brayroan
2013
Queensland Cup
1st
Turner Bayou
3:25.87
2nd Fifth Column
3rd Verdant
2012
Queensland Cup
1st
Spechenka
3:21.28
2nd Maythehorsebemagic
3rd Fantastic Blue
2011
Queensland Cup
1st
Tinseltown
3:25.13
2nd Smoking Chimneys
3rd Raeburn
2010
Queensland Cup
1st
Solid Billing
3:23.14
2nd Dave The Dude
3rd Mr Mayfair
2009
Queensland Cup
1st
Cape Breton
3:27.74
2nd Petushki
3rd Kerdem
2008
Queensland Cup
1st
Kerdem
3:37.61
2nd Sky Biscuit
3rd Rezone
2007
Queensland Cup
1st
race not held
2nd race not held
3rd race not held
2006
Queensland Cup
1st
Respect
3:20.69
2nd Dicktator
3rd Rezone
2005
Queensland Cup
1st
Double Portion
3:23.00
2nd Fires Of Ireland
3rd Beau
2004
Queensland Cup
1st
Regal Punch
3:23.70
2nd Navy Blue
3rd Kingsrule
2003
Queensland Cup
1st
Kugelhopf
3:19.40
2nd Barhill
3rd Up The Bid
2002
Queensland Cup
1st
Time Signal
3:20.50
2nd Yuppie
3rd Kugelhopf
2001
Queensland Cup
1st
Gillespie
3:18.90
2nd Chargold
3rd Acorn Icon
2000
Queensland Cup
1st
Green Diamond
3:20.10
2nd Lordnor
3rd Celtic Revenge