Brisbane Cup

The Brisbane Cup is a Group 2 race for winter stayers contested in Brisbane as part of the stellar Stradbroke Handicap Day line-up.

2021 Brisbane Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Knights Order
  • 2nd: #1 Carif
  • 3rd: #7 Sweet Thomas



The Brisbane Cup is a staying event traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane. Raced during the Brisbane Winter Carnival in June, the Group 2 feature is a quality handicap is currently worth a lucrative $400,000 in prize money. Previously taking place on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, the Brisbane Cup is now run on Stradbroke Handicap Day in June.

The race has taken place over a variety of distances, but as of 2021 is back up over the traditional two-mile (3200m) cup distance.

Stradbroke Handicap Day is host to two Group 1 races including the $1.5 million Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, while the Brisbane Cup is one of the key support acts on the program along with the likes of the Group 1 JJ Atkins for two-year-old milers and the $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m) that replaces the race previously known as the PJ O’Shea Stakes.

The Brisbane Cup 2021 ran on Saturday June 12, 2021 back at Eagle Farm Racecourse over 3200m and was won by the equal favourite Knights Order by nearly five lengths. 

Brisbane Cup Info:

Date:
Saturday June 12, 2021
Track:
 Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance:
3200m
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 2
Prizemoney:
$400,000

2021 Brisbane Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Knights Order
  • 2nd: #1 Carif
  • 3rd: #7 Sweet Thomas

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained import Knights Order ($3.70EF) was excellent over the two-miles in the Brisbane Cup 2021 results, the last start Winter Cup winner saluting by 4.75 lengths in the staying showdown on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 55.5kg $3.70EF
2 1 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 4.75L 2 59kg $3.70EF
3 7 SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy 5.05L 4 53kg $9
4 3 RONDINELLA (NZ) John O’Shea Glen Boss 7.55L 6 57.5kg $4.60
5 2 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 25.55L 1 58.5kg $15
6 5 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 44.55L 3 55.5kg $5
6 ROMAKASH (NZ) Matt Kropp Ms Stephanie Thornton 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Brisbane Cup Odds

The winter’s top Brisbane Cup 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your favourite season stayers will be available right here the week of the race.

In 2021 Knights Order ($3.70) and Carif ($3.70) ran one-two as the equal favourites in Brisbane Cup betting.

2021 Brisbane Cup Field

The Brisbane Cup field draws a smart line-up of winter stayers coming out of lead-up runs earlier in the carnival including the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm a fortnight prior on Kingsford-Smith Cup Day or even the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m). Sixties Groove (3rd in 2019) was the last Doomben Cup graduate to go on to win the Brisbane Cup.

The official Brisbane Cup 2021 final field and barriers will be out the Wednesday of race week and published below in full.

Just seven stayers make-up the 2021 Brisbane Cup field including the autumn’s Group 1 Sydney Cup runner-up over the distance Rondinella.

Click here to read more on the key stayers in the Brisbane Cup 2021 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 80751×0842 CARIF Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 2 59kg 103
2 82327×2046 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1 58.5kg 102
3 082×805224 RONDINELLA (NZ) John O’Shea Glen Boss 6 57.5kg 104
4 1x6143x851 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 55.5kg 96
5 1x188x7745 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 3 55.5kg 96
6 2751145390 ROMAKASH (NZ) Matt Kropp Ms Stephanie Thornton 7 53kg 88
7 15x0648x75 SWEET THOMAS (GER) Matthew Smith Kerrin McEvoy 4 53kg 88

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Brisbane Cup Nominations

The Brisbane Cup 2021 Nominations are out the Monday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day and will be available below as soon as released by Racing Queensland.

The 2021 Brisbane Cup nominations attracted 15 stayers looking for a win over the two-miles including Heart Of Puissance coming off a lead-up Flemington win and Gai Waterhouse’s Winter Cup winner from last weekend Knights Order.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1×42732110 ALAKAHAN (IRE) G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman 93
2 82327×2046 BRIMHAM ROCKS (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 102
3 80751×0842 CARIF G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 103
4 83x00x0538 FEEL THE RUSH (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 x844x22121 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 40×3621521 HEART OF PUISSANCE H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
7 1x6143x851 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
8 10x212x477 LION’S SHARE M 4 Steven Pateman
9 1x188x7745 LORD BELVEDERE (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 96
10 2252×83222 PARRY SOUND G 5 Bjorn Baker
11 55×7783143 PATHS OF GLORY (GB) G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman 100
12 2751145390 ROMAKASH (NZ) G 6 Matt Kropp 88
13 082×805224 RONDINELLA (NZ) M 6 John O’Shea 104
14 6x9360x654 SOUTH PACIFIC (GB) G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
15 15x0648x75 SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 9 Matthew Smith

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Brisbane Cup History:

First won in 1866 by Forester, the Brisbane Cup was a Group 1 3200m event prior to 2007. The race has been won by several champion thoroughbreds including Melbourne Cup winners Carbine (1875), Tulloch (1961) and Viewed (2008). Double winners of the Brisbane Cup include Fitz Grafton in 1904-05, Spear Chief in 1938-39, Fair Patton in 1964-65 and Desert Chill in 1995 & 1997.

In 2021 the Brisbane Cup distance returned back to 3200m.


Brisbane Cup Winners Since 2000:

Year

Place

Horse

Time

 
2021
Brisbane Cup
1st Knights Order  

3 minutes 22.54 seconds

(over 3200m)

2nd Carif
3rd Sweet Thomas
 
2020
Brisbane Cup
(Race Not Held)
1st
2nd
3rd
 
2019
Brisbane Cup
1st Sixties Groove 2 minutes 29.41 seconds
2nd Grey Lion
3rd Big Duke
 
2018
Brisbane Cup
1st Sedanzer 2 minutes 18.39 seconds
2nd Anton En Avant
3rd Kiwia
 
2017
Brisbane Cup
1st Chocante 2 minutes 15.07 seconds (run over 2200m)
2nd Single Gaze
3rd Pemberley
 
2016
Brisbane Cup
1st Benzini 2 minutes 31.69 seconds
2nd Sir John Hawkwood
3rd Junoob
 
2015
Brisbane Cup
1st Jetset Lad 2 minutes 15.06 seconds
2nd Sense Of Occasion
3rd Epingle
 
2014
Brisbane Cup
1st Floria 2 minutes 25.7 seconds
2nd Moriarty
3rd Zephyron
 
2013
Brisbane Cup
1st Moriarty 2 minutes 29.2 seconds
2nd Quintessential
3rd Zennista
 
2012
Brisbane Cup
1st Lights Of Heaven 2 minutes 29.6 seconds
2nd Dance With Her
3rd Mawingo
 
2011
Brisbane Cup
1st Tullamore 2 minutes 27.5 seconds
2nd Glass Harmonium
3rd De Fine Lago
 
2010
Brisbane Cup
1st Crossthestart 2 minutes 27.5 seconds
2nd Scouting Wide
3rd Ekstreme
 
2009
Brisbane Cup
1st
Scenic Shot
2 minutes 34.6 seconds
2nd Ready To Lift
3rd Tinseltown
 
2008
Brisbane Cup
1st
Viewed
2 minutes 35.9 seconds
2nd Fulmonti
3rd Sky Biscuit
 
2007
Brisbane Cup
1st
Newport
2 minutes 28.1 seconds
2nd Lilakyn
3rd Ice Chariot
 
2006
Brisbane Cup
1st
Art Success
3 minutes 22.4 seconds
2nd Gorgeous George
3rd Sculptor
 
2005
Brisbane Cup
1st
Portland Singa
3 minutes 20.8 seconds
2nd Shamrock Shore
3rd Regal Punch
 
2004
Brisbane Cup
1st
Danestorm
3 minutes 20.2 seconds
2nd Pentastic
3rd Upsetthym
 
2003
Brisbane Cup
1st
Piachay
3 minutes 22.5 seconds
2nd County Tyrone
3rd Homewrecker
 
2002
Brisbane Cup
1st
Prized Gem
3 minutes 24.6 seconds
2nd Majestic Avenue
3rd Nauders
 
2001
Brisbane Cup
1st
Star Covet
3 minutes 17.4 seconds
2nd Citi Habit
3rd Karasi
 
2000
Brisbane Cup
1st
Yippyio
3 minutes 24.9 seconds
2nd Sharscay
3rd Karasi

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