Moreton Cup

The QTC Cup is now known as the Moreton Cup and runs during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on Queensland Oaks Day.

2022 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Baller
  • 2nd: #10 Wandabaa
  • 3rd: #1 Kementari



Held on the Queensland Oaks Day, the Group 2 QTC Cup is now known as the Moreton Cup and is one of the key Group status races on the card held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in late May or early June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The race offers $250,000 in prize money as of 2022 and was previously contested over 1300m before being reduced to 1200m in 2017. From 2017-2019 the event ran at Doomben Racecourse under set weights plus penalties conditions, with no 2020 running due to COVID-19.

In 2021 the Moreton Cup retained the 1200m distance but returned to Eagle Farm to run on Queensland Oaks Day with racing at the meeting headlined by the Group 1 Queensland Oaks (2200m).

The Moreton Cup 2022 ran at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 4, 2022 and saw the Tony Gollan-trained Baller ($6.50) successfully defend his title. 

2022 Moreton Cup
Date: Saturday June 4, 2022
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights plus Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $250,000

2022 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Baller ($6.50)
  • 2nd: #10 Wandabaa
  • 3rd: #1 Kementari

Tony Gollan’s local sprinter Baller ($6.50) broke a year-long drought going back-to-back with a successful title defence in the 2022 Moreton Cup results on Oaks Day at Eagle Farm.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 BALLER Tony Gollan Hugh Bowman 3 57kg $6.50
2 10 WANDABAA Kris Lees William Pike 1L 6 54kg $9.50
3 1 KEMENTARI James Cummings Nash Rawiller 1.2L 9 57kg $5.50
4 5 SHOOTING FOR GOLD Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Kerrin McEvoy 1.4L 8 55kg $5F
5 11 LETZBEGLAM Tony Pike Craig Grylls 3.4L 4 53kg $8
6 3 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 3.6L 11 57kg $11
7 12 CENTREFIRE Chris Munce Ms Samantha Collett 4.6L 1 53kg $26
8 4 PRIME CANDIDATE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 5.6L 10 55.5kg $15
9 9 BABYLON BERLIN Tony Pike Ben Thompson 6.6L 5 54.5kg $6.50
10 7 HILO Gillian Heinrich Luke Tarrant 7.6L 2 55kg $81
11 8 SIR WARWICK Jake Capewell Jim Byrne 8.1L 7 55kg $18
6 TUMBLER RIDGE Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Boris Thornton 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Moreton Cup Betting Odds

The Moreton Cup 2022 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the old QTC Cup race will be provided for punters below as soon as available.

2022 Moreton Cup Field

The Moreton Cup field attracts a smart line-up of winter sprinters that may have had a lead-up run earlier in the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival in a race like the Group 3 BRC Sprint (1350m) at Doomben a fortnight before and is announced the Wednesday of race week.

A dozen sprinters make-up the 2022 Moreton Cup final field this QLD Oaks Day including Godolphin’s former Group 1 winner Kementari and ultra-consistent Written Tycoon four-year-old Sir Warwick.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x147410x10 KEMENTARI James Cummings Nash Rawiller 9 57kg 111
2 11x3220x88 BALLER Tony Gollan Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 101
3 x43244x703 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 11 57kg 103
4 33306719×0 PRIME CANDIDATE Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 10 55.5kg 99
5 x111x35x24 SHOOTING FOR GOLD Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Kerrin McEvoy 8 55kg 93
6 40x427x18x TUMBLER RIDGE Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Boris Thornton 12 55kg 93
7 6x40x40072 HILO Gillian Heinrich Luke Tarrant 2 55kg 86
8 11116×2221 SIR WARWICK Jake Capewell Jim Byrne 7 55kg 85
9 11x13312x0 BABYLON BERLIN Tony Pike Ben Thompson 5 54.5kg 100
10 420×716452 WANDABAA Kris Lees William Pike 6 54kg 101
11 116x440x23 LETZBEGLAM Tony Pike Craig Grylls 4 53kg 83
12 315949×187 CENTREFIRE Chris Munce Ms Samantha Collett 1 53kg 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Moreton Cup Nominations

The official Moreton Cup 2022 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Queensland Oaks Day and will be released below once early entries are taken by Racing Queensland.

The 2022 Moreton Cup nominations drew just 11 early entries led in betting by the Godolphin-raced Kementari looking to atone for his unplaced Doomben 10,000 run in tougher company last start.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x13312x0 BABYLON BERLIN M 4 Tony Pike
2 11x3220x88 BALLER G 6 Tony Gollan
3 19x33359x2 GEORGIE’S PRIDE M 4 Desleigh Forster
4 560x70x850 GREYWORM G 7 Neville Boyle
5 6x40x40072 HILO G 5 Gillian Heinrich
6 x12938x587 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings
7 x147410x10 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings
8 116x440x23 LETZBEGLAM M 4 Tony Pike
9 x111x35x24 SHOOTING FOR GOLD G 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
10 11116×2221 SIR WARWICK G 4 Jake Capewell
11 40x427x18x TUMBLER RIDGE H 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

QTC Cup / Moreton Cup History

First won by Famoso Gris in 1979, the QTC Cup was originally a 1200m sprint until 2005 when it was changed to its current distance of 1300m. Not held in 1988 or 1999, the Group 2 event was a Group 3 event until 1983. From 2017 the race became known as the Moreton Cup and that year was contested over 1200m at Doomben (instead of Eagle Farm).

QTC Cup / Moreton Cup Winners Since 2000:

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Moreton Cup
1st Baller 1 minute 10.36 seconds
2nd Wandabaa
3rd Kementari
2021
Moreton Cup
1st Baller 1 minute 10.18 seconds
2nd Zaniah
3rd Wisdom Of Water
2020
Moreton Cup
Race not held due to COVID-19
1st
2nd
3rd
2019
Moreton Cup
1st Brave Song (Pretty In Pink disqualified) 1 minute 09.28 seconds
2nd Winter Bride (elevated from 3rd)
3rd Viridine (elevated from 4th)
2018
Moreton Cup
1st The Monstar 1 minute 10.12 seconds
2nd Platinum Angel
3rd Calanda
2017
Moreton Cup
1st Deploy 1 minute 09.19 seconds (run over 1200m)
2nd Dothraki
3rd Perfect Dare
2016
QTC Cup
1st Spill The Beans 1 minute 17.23 seconds
2nd Federal
3rd Stratum Star
2015
QTC Cup
1st Ball Of Muscle 1 minute 8.46 seconds
2nd That’s A Good Idea
3rd Kuro
2014
QTC Cup
1st Sacred Star 1 minute 17.1 seconds
2nd Masthead
3rd Bennetta
2013
QTC Cup
1st Galah 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd Conservatorium
3rd Griffon
2012
QTC Cup
1st Celtic Dancer 1 minute 20.9 seconds
2nd Belltone
3rd Joint Chiefs
2011
QTC Cup
1st Varenna Miss 1 minute 16.1 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Zingaling
2010
QTC Cup
1st Catapulted 1 minute 15.1 seconds
2nd Border Rebel
3rd Ego’s Dare
2009
QTC Cup
1st Ortensia 1 minute 19.1 seconds
2nd Maxison
3rd Mr Baritone
2008
QTC Cup
1st Chinchilla Rose 1 minute 19.3 seconds
2nd Black Ink
3rd Easy Rocker
2007
QTC Cup
1st Nova Star 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd Rasmussen
3rd Son Of Dane
2006
QTC Cup
1st Messiaen 1 minute 16.5 seconds
2nd Consular
3rd Spuruson
2005
QTC Cup
1st Sir Breakfast 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Beautiful Gem
3rd All Bar One
2004
QTC Cup
1st Falkirk 1 minute 8.8 seconds
2nd Patpong
3rd Bomber Bill
2003
QTC Cup
1st Into The Night 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Bomber Bill
3rd Polygram
2002
QTC Cup
1st Pembleton 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Maitland Gold
3rd Machtig Mini Panis
2001
QTC Cup
1st Century Kid 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Super Impressive
3rd Federal Agent
2000
QTC Cup
1st Gallopini 1 minute 9.6 seconds
2nd Super Espion
3rd Antiquity

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