Moreton Cup

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

2021 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Baller
  • 2nd: #9 Zaniah
  • 3rd: #5 Wisdom Of Water



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 $200,000 in prize money 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. The other features on the program are the Group 1 Queensland Oaks for the three-year-old fillies and the $500,000 Group 3 Sapphire Stakes, formerly known as the Glenlogan Park Stakes.

The Moreton Cup 2021 ran at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday June 5, 2021 and was won in an upset by the Tony Gollan-trained Baller. 

2021 Moreton Cup
Date: Saturday June 5, 2021
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Set Weights plus Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $200,000

2021 Moreton Cup Results

  • 1st: #4 Baller 
  • 2nd: #9 Zaniah
  • 3rd: #5 Wisdom Of Water

The Tony Gollan-trained Baller ($13) was impressive the final furlong racing away late to defeat roughie hope Zaniah ($26) by over two lengths in the 2021 Moreton Cup results on Oaks Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 4 BALLER Tony Gollan Glen Boss 6 55.5kg $13
2 9 ZANIAH Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 2.25L 7 53.5kg (cd 54kg) $26
3 5 WISDOM OF WATER Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 2.45L 8 55kg $11
4 7 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Thompson 4.7L 9 55kg $11
5 6 STAMPE Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 6.45L 4 55kg $15
6 3 SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Baylee Nothdurft 7.2L 3 56kg $5
7 8 VARDA James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10.45L 2 53.5kg $6.50
8 1 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 11.7L 1 57kg $2.70F
9 2 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 18.2L 5 56.5kg $15

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Moreton Cup Odds

The Moreton Cup 2021 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.

2021 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.

The 2021 Moreton Cup field features just nine final acceptors led in betting by the rails-drawn Splintex for Mark Newnham, the horse coming off a close sixth when only 1.5 lengths off Eduardo in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000.

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

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x5658x4016 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 1 57kg 105
2 x345025x00 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg 104
3 x132x8846x SCALLOPINI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Baylee Nothdurft 3 56kg 100
4 x6x33505x1 BALLER Tony Gollan Glen Boss 6 55.5kg 94
5 15x08x2635 WISDOM OF WATER Annabel Neasham Craig Williams 8 55kg 91
6 370215×647 STAMPE Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 4 55kg 90
7 3x122145x5 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Ben Thompson 9 55kg 89.5
8 1111x46x51 VARDA James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 2 53.5kg 98
9 87203×6914 ZANIAH Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 7 53.5kg 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Moreton Cup Nominations

The official Moreton Cup 2021 nominations close the Monday leading-up to Queensland Oaks Day and will be released below once early entries are taken by Racing Queensland.

The 2021 Moreton Cup nominations attracted 13 hopefuls including star filly Away Game returning to racing and Tony Gollan’s last start Black-Type winner at the Gold Coast Baller.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 4215x2330x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 x6x33505x1 BALLER G 5 Tony Gollan
3 x42x6689x7 BOOMSARA G 5 Chris Munce
4 2x4143x230 EAST ASIA (NZ) M 4 Robert Heathcote
5 83x111x557 ROCKETING BY C 3 Matthew Dunn
6 x132x8846x SCALLOPINI G 6 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
7 x345025x00 SPECIAL REWARD G 5 Kris Lees
8 x5658x4016 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham
9 370215×647 STAMPE G 4 Chris Munce
10 3x122145x5 THE ASTROLOGIST G 4 Leon & Troy Corstens
11 1111x46x51 VARDA M 4 James Cummings
12 15x08x2635 WISDOM OF WATER C 3 Annabel Neasham
13 87203×6914 ZANIAH M 5 Kris Lees

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
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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