BRC Sprint

The BRC Sprint is a Group 3 race traditionally run on Doomben Cup Day in May during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival as a possible Stradbroke Handicap lead-up.

2022 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The BRC Sprint is a Group 3 race held each year at Doomben Racecourse during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on a Saturday in May.

Run over a distance of 1350m, the BRC Sprint is an option both for horses that excel at shorter sprints as well as mile runners. With a total purse of $250,000 as of 2022, the BRC Sprint is a good early lead-up for gallopers heading towards the Group 1 $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm the following month.

Recently class mare Tofane improved on a lead-up second in the BRC Sprint to win the Stradbroke Handicap in 2021.

For 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic saw the BRC Sprint contested earlier in May over a shorter 1200m distance and offering a lesser $125,000 in total prizemoney.

Known as the BTC Sprint up until 2009, the race was renamed to reflect the new Brisbane Racing Club, the result of an amalgamation of the Brisbane Turf Club and Queensland Turf Club. The BRC Sprint runs alongside the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) and a number of other black-type winter races.

The 2022 BRC Sprint runs on Saturday May 21, 2022. 

BRC Sprint 2022 Info:

Date:
Saturday May 21, 2022
Track:
Doomben Racecourse
Distance:
1350m
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$250,000

2022 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2022 BRC Sprint Betting

The full BRC Sprint 2022 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Stradbroke Handicap lead-up race will be provided below once released the week of the race.

There was a notable upset in 2021 with Emerald Kingdom winning the event at BRC Sprint odds of $31.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2022 BRC SPRINT ODDS (Final Field)

2022 BRC Sprint Field

The BRC Sprint field attracts a line-up of middle-distance sprinters that could come off a Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival campaign or that may have had a Brisbane lead-up in other similar class and distance events.

Horses out of the BRC Sprint field could back-up later in the Carnival’s Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m), a race the 2017 BRC Sprinter winner Jungle Edge ran second in next-up.

The 2022 BRC Sprint field & barriers are due out on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below once announced by Racing Queensland.

The BRC Sprint 2022 final field features a quality line-up of potential Group 1-bound sprinters including the Rob Heathcote-trained The Archer winner Emerald Kingdom and the Michael Moroney-trained Buffalo River.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 15x770x145 GEM SONG Kris Lees Nash Rawiller 11 59kg 106
2 8181x29x61 EMERALD KINGDOM Robert Heathcote James Orman 6 58.5kg 105
3 12x40x35x1 SOXAGON Mark Currie Brad Stewart 14 58kg 104
4 40x02108x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Opie Bosson 7 57.5kg 103
5 607x0006x3 DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 15 56kg 100
6 13243x88x1 BLONDEAU Chris Waller James McDonald 9 54kg 96
7 374×429112 LAST CHANCE Shaun Dwyer Mark Du Plessis 3 54kg 95
8 1630x192x8 OSCAR ZULU Chris Waller Leith Innes 4 54kg 95
9 06x83127x4 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Ms Samantha Collett 12 54kg 94
10 111116×522 GOSPODIN (NZ) Jim Pender Brock Ryan 1 54kg 92
11 7x132116x3 SALATEEN Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 5 54kg 91
12 18324×2121 TAKSU Joseph Pride William Pike 8 54kg 91
13 x61013x410 VINCO Tony Gollan Ben Thompson 10 54kg 90
14 6034460217 IRISH SONGS Kurt Goldman 13 54kg 88
15 x7x70x5131 BULLFINCH (GB) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy (late alt) 16 54kg 86
16 11116×2221 SIR WARWICK Jake Capewell Kerrin McEvoy 2 54kg 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 BRC Sprint Nominations

The BRC Sprint nominations are announced on the Monday prior to the race. Although it only holds Group 3 status, the BRC Sprint nominations draw some very talented horses from around the country, including many Queensland stables and some top interstate stables.

The 2022 BRC Sprint nominations will be published below as soon as released by Queensland Racing.

The BRC Sprint 2022 nominations attracted 25 sprinters led in all-in betting by the Michael Moroney-trained Buffalo River.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 13243x88x1 BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller
2 711x2x00x8 BONHAM M 4 Tony Gollan 97
3 40x02108x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 6 Michael Moroney
4 x7x70x5131 BULLFINCH (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 86
5 607x0006x3 DAWN PASSAGE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
6 8181x29x61 EMERALD KINGDOM G 7 Robert Heathcote
7 15x770x145 GEM SONG G 6 Kris Lees 106
8 111116×522 GOSPODIN (NZ) G 4 Jim Pender
9 6x40x40072 HILO G 5 Gillian Heinrich 86
10 06x83127x4 HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham 94
11 00x582x450 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
12 6034460217 IRISH SONGS G 6 Kurt Goldman
13 93251131×6 KUBRICK G 5 Chris Waller 97
14 374×429112 LAST CHANCE G 6 Shaun Dwyer 95
15 x54191x158 MORE SUNDAYS G 6 Sam Kavanagh 80
16 2x306230x6 NUDGE M 5 Chris Waller
17 1630x192x8 OSCAR ZULU G 4 Chris Waller
18 543212×937 ROMAN AUREUS G 5 Brian Wakefield 86
19 7x132116x3 SALATEEN M 4 Tony Gollan 91
20 11116×2221 SIR WARWICK G 4 Jake Capewell
21 12x40x35x1 SOXAGON G 6 Mark Currie 104
22 18324×2121 TAKSU G 6 Joseph Pride
23 720204×519 TOBILICIOUS (NZ) G 6 Kelvin Tyler
24 x61013x410 VINCO G 5 Tony Gollan 90
25 220x9273x4 YAMAZAKI M 6 Michael Costa 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

BRC Sprint History

Following the merger of the Queensland Turf Club and the Brisbane Turf Club in 2009, the BTC Sprint became known as the BRC Sprint. First run in 1985, the race is old enough to have a solid reputation while still being relatively young. The BRC Sprint was a listed race for its first decade, upgrading to Group 3 for the 1996 edition and remaining at that grade since. Two trainers share the record for most races won, at two wins each: Walter Doolan and John Morish.

The fastest time around the BRC Sprint was made by Chief De Beers in 1998, at 1:17.5. Incidentally, Chief De Beers won 20 out of his 51 races, and he never won away from Doomben Racecourse.

The BRC Sprint was first run in 1985, when Final Affair seized a solid victory.

For 2020 the BRC Sprint was moved to the start of May and took place over a shorter 1200m due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s affect on the Australian racing industry.

BRC Sprint results since 2000 are below.

BRC Sprint Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2022
BRC Sprint
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2021
BRC Sprint
1st Emerald Kingdom 1:19.83
2nd Tofane
3rd Axe
2020
BRC Sprint
1st Tambo’s Mate 1:09.52 (over 1200m)
2nd Deep Image
3rd Outback Barbie
2019
BRC Sprint
1st Tyzone 1:18.98
2nd Violate
3rd I’m A Rippa
2018
BRC Sprint
1st I’m A Rippa 1:18.98
2nd Privlaka
3rd Mr Sneaky
2017
BRC Sprint
1st Jungle Edge 1:21.46
2nd High Midnight
3rd Ulmann
2016
BRC Sprint
1st Snippets Land 1:18.0
2nd Religify
3rd Artlee
2015
BRC Sprint
1st Charlie Boy 1:19.1
2nd Rock Sturdy
3rd Nite Rocker
2014
BRC Sprint
1st River Lad 1:19.6
2nd Benny’s Buttons
3rd Fire Up Fifi
2013
BRC Sprint
1st Belltone 1:19.5
2nd Mahisara
3rd Listen Son
2012
BRC Sprint
1st Tiger Tees 1:18.7
2nd Meet George
3rd Steel Zip
2011
BRC Sprint
1st Woorim 1:18.7
2nd Listen Son
3rd Thankgodyou’rehere
2010
BRC Sprint
1st Beaded 1:18.9
2nd Secrets Untold
3rd Drenalin
2009
BRC Sprint
1st Court Command 1:18.1
2nd El Cambio
3rd Hard To Catch
2008
BRC Sprint
1st Helideck 1:18.2
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Mr Hornblower
2007
BRC Sprint
1st Friday Creek 1:18.5
2nd Mr Hornblower
3rd Son Of Dane
2006
BRC Sprint
1st Hard To Catch 1:18.4
2nd Amex
3rd Consular
2005
BRC Sprint
1st Ballet Society 1:17.9
2nd River To The Sea
3rd Recapitalize
2004
BRC Sprint
1st True Glo 1:17.7
2nd Falkirk
3rd Patezza
2003
BRC Sprint
1st Emission 1:17.9
2nd Cariboo
3rd Court Of Jewels
2002
BRC Sprint
1st Carael Boy 1:18.1
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd King Lotto
2001
BRC Sprint
1st Zariz 1:18.3
2nd King Lotto
3rd Treasure The Kwila
2000
BRC Sprint
1st Pleasure Giver 1:20.3
2nd Brighter Scene
3rd Narwong

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