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.

2021 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #6 Emerald Kingdom
  • 2nd: #2 Tofane
  • 3rd: #16 Axe



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 $175,000 as of 2021, 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 2021 BRC Sprint ran on Saturday May 22, 2021 and was won in an upset by the Robert Heathcote-trained Emerald Kingdom at 30/1.  

BRC Sprint 2021 Info:

Date:
Saturday May 22, 2021
Track:
Doomben Racecourse
Distance:
1350m
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$175,000

2021 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #6 Emerald Kingdom
  • 2nd: #2 Tofane
  • 3rd: #16 Axe

The Stradbroke Handicap is the next-up option for the Robert Heathcote-trained improver Emerald Kingdom ($31) following the galloper’s upset win in the BRC Sprint 2021 results defeating Group 1 winner Tofane ($10) by over a length.

Click here to read more on the strong BRC Sprint 2021 victory by Emerald Kingdom.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 EMERALD KINGDOM Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 12 55.5kg $31
2 2 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Opie Bosson 1.25L 7 60kg $10
3 16 AXE Michael Costa Jag Guthmann-Chester 1.35L 10 54kg $13
4 14 GARIBALDI Tony Gollan Glen Boss 2.85L 4 54kg $3F
5 13 FENDER Brett Cavanough Michael Cahill 3.05L 11 54kg $26
6 9 RED CHASE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 3.55L 5 54kg $81
7 11 STAMPE Chris Munce Craig Williams 4.3L 13 54kg $17
8 1 OLMEDO (FR) Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 4.5L 3 60.5kg $19
9 4 RANIER James Cummings Hugh Bowman 5L 6 58kg $9
10 3 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees James McDonald 5.2L 9 58.5kg $31
11 17e SKINS David Vandyke Ms Stephanie Thornton 5.7L 15 54kg $6
12 10 MASTER JAMIE Graeme Green Les Tilley 7.95L 14 54kg $71
13 8 GROUNDSWELL Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 10.2L 1 55kg $7.50
14 5 SIRCCONI Nick Ryan Nash Rawiller 10.4L 2 56kg $31
15 18e CROCKETT Adam Simpson & Dallas Urand Ms Kate Cowan (a) 28.4L 8 54kg $201
12 FLASH AAH Mitchell Fry 0
7 DRAGON LEAP Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Michael Rodd 0
15 WONDERFUL RIRI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ben Thompson 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 BRC Sprint Betting

The full BRC Sprint 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 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.

A line-up of potential Stradbroke Handicap horses lines-up in the BRC Sprint 2021 final field with markets led by the Tony Gollan-trained Garibaldi racing second-up.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 42x8x60x01 OLMEDO (FR) Annabel Neasham Ryan Maloney 3 60.5kg 109
2 351x3597x7 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Opie Bosson 8 60kg 112
3 1x345025x0 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees James McDonald 11 58.5kg 105
4 115x3480x2 RANIER James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7 58kg 104
5 22172240×6 SIRCCONI Nick Ryan Nash Rawiller 2 56kg 100
6 x3175231x8 EMERALD KINGDOM Robert Heathcote Robbie Fradd 15 55.5kg 99
7 12114x8x DRAGON LEAP Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott Michael Rodd 9 55kg 98
8 9x4116x811 GROUNDSWELL Anthony & Sam Freedman Damian Lane 1 55kg 98
9 x2341270x0 RED CHASE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 6 54kg 95
10 7715831×39 MASTER JAMIE Graeme Green Les Tilley 17 54kg 93
11 x370215x64 STAMPE Chris Munce Craig Williams 16 54kg 90
12 15145xL140 FLASH AAH Mitchell Fry 4 54kg 89.5
13 11x1775x11 FENDER Brett Cavanough Michael Cahill 14 54kg 88
14 62x21111x2 GARIBALDI Tony Gollan Glen Boss 5 54kg 87.5
15 317x4x1212 WONDERFUL RIRI Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ben Thompson 12 54kg 85
16 278×141121 AXE Michael Costa Jag Guthmann-Chester 13 54kg 84
17e 113x21x11 SKINS David Vandyke Ms Stephanie Thornton 18 54kg 83
18e 3x62257x00 CROCKETT Adam Simpson & Dallas Urand Ms Kate Cowan (a) 10 54kg 70

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 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 2021 BRC Sprint nominations will be published below as soon as released by Queensland Racing.

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

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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