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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.
2020 BRC Sprint Results
- 1st: #9 Tambo's Mate
- 2nd: #6 Deep Image
- 3rd: #8 Outback Barbie
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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 $140,000 ($81,200 to the victor), 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. In recent years the Stradbroke Handicap has been run over the same track / distance as the BRC Sprint due to the unsuitable racing surface at Eagle Farm.
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 2020 BRC Sprint ran on Saturday May 9, 2020 over 1200m due to COVID-19 and was won in an upset by Tambo’s Mate.
BRC Sprint 2020 Info:
|Saturday May 9, 2020|
|1350m (1200m in 2020)|
|$140,000 ($125,000 in 2020)|
2020 BRC Sprint Results
- 1st: #9 Tambo’s Mate
- 2nd: #6 Deep Image
- 3rd: #8 Outback Barbie
The Stuart Kendrick-trained Tambo’s Mate stamped himself as a genuine hope for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap with a brave win in the 2020 BRC Sprint results over Deep Image (2nd) and the beaten favourite Outback Barbie (3rd).
Click here to read more on the 2020 BRC Sprint win by Tambo’s Mate.
|1||9||TAMBO’S MATE||Stuart Kendrick||Matthew McGillivray||–||9||54kg||$12|
|2||6||DEEP IMAGE||Robert Heathcote||Ms Stephanie Thornton (a)||0.1L||7||56.5kg||$16|
|3||8||OUTBACK BARBIE||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||0.85L||3||56kg||$3.80EF|
|4||5||VEGA ONE||Tony Gollan||Baylee Nothdurft (a)||1.05L||10||57kg||$6|
|5||1||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Ryan Maloney||1.15L||8||61kg||$3.80EF|
|6||4||BANDIPUR||Kelly Purdy||Michael Cahill||1.35L||4||57kg||$19|
|7||3||TYZONE||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Robbie Fradd||1.45L||5||58kg||$19|
|8||10||MISHANI HUSTLER||Les Ross||Mark Du Plessis||1.65L||6||54kg||$26|
|9||7||SESAR||Kacy Fogden||Jag Guthmann-Chester||2.15L||2||56.5kg||$26|
|10||2||VICTOREM||Jenny Graham||Brad Stewart||5.4L||1||58.5kg||$6.50|
2020 BRC Sprint Betting
The full BRC Sprint 2020 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.
2020 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 (1350m), a race the 2017 BRC Sprinter winner Jungle Edge ran second in next-up.
The 2020 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 2020 final field attracted 10 potential Stradbroke Handicap-bound sprinters including Group 1 winner and 61kg topweight Kementari, the resuming Victorem drawn barrier one and the well-backed Vega One for local horseman Tony Gollan.
Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2020 BRC Sprint field and betting markets.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||2439x27x33||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Ryan Maloney||8||61kg||110|
|2||13x2814x2x||VICTOREM||Jenny Graham||Brad Stewart||1||58.5kg||105|
|3||12x86436x7||TYZONE||Toby & Trent Edmonds||Robbie Fradd||5||58kg||104|
|4||164466×612||BANDIPUR||Kelly Purdy||Michael Cahill||4||57kg||102|
|5||191x8211x4||VEGA ONE||Tony Gollan||Baylee Nothdurft (a)||10||57kg||102|
|6||x1213115x8||DEEP IMAGE||Robert Heathcote||Ms Stephanie Thornton (a)||7||56.5kg||101|
|7||x17x16300x||SESAR||Kacy Fogden||Jag Guthmann-Chester||2||56.5kg||101|
|8||5700x1281x||OUTBACK BARBIE||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||3||56kg||104|
|9||x211213x42||TAMBO’S MATE||Stuart Kendrick||Matthew McGillivray||9||54kg||96|
|10||4111330×16||MISHANI HUSTLER||Les Ross||TBA||6||54kg||95|
2020 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 2020 BRC Sprint nominations will be published below as soon as released by Queensland Racing.
The BRC Sprint 2020 nominations attracted 14 gallopers with the Godolphin-raced Kementari, coming off back-to-back Group 3 thirds over the 1200m in Sydney, allocated the 61kg topweight.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|3||12x86436x7||TYZONE||G||6||Toby & Trent Edmonds||3=||58kg||58kg||104|
|4||5700x1281x||OUTBACK BARBIE||M||4||Tony Gollan||3=||56kg||56kg||104|
|6||191x8211x4||VEGA ONE||G||4||Tony Gollan||5=||57kg||57kg||102|
|7||x1213115x8||DEEP IMAGE||G||6||Robert Heathcote||7=||56.5kg||56.5kg||101|
|9||12×0414621||FREDDIE FOX TROT||G||5||Les Kelly||9=||54kg||54kg||96|
|10||x211213x42||TAMBO’S MATE||G||4||Stuart Kendrick||9=||54kg||54kg||96|
|11||4111330×16||MISHANI HUSTLER||G||4||Les Ross||11||54kg||53.5kg||95|
|13||x324698824||ORIENTAL RUNNER||G||6||John Smerdon||13||54kg||44.5kg||77|
|14||1214190×54||COLPO DI TAMBURO||G||5||Leo Roche||14||54kg||44kg||76|
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
|3rd||I’m A Rippa|
|1st||I’m A Rippa||1:18.98|
|3rd||Fire Up Fifi|
|3rd||Hard To Catch|
|3rd||Son Of Dane|
|1st||Hard To Catch||1:18.4|
|2nd||River To The Sea|
|3rd||Court Of Jewels|
|2nd||Make Mine Magic|
|3rd||Treasure The Kwila|