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.

2024 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 $300,000 as of 2023, the BRC Sprint is a good early lead-up for gallopers heading towards the Group 1 $3 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 form was franked with the runner-up Alligator Blood winning the Stradbroke Handicap next start followed by a host of subsequent interstate Group 1 victories over the next 12 months including the 2022 Underwood Stakes, 2022 Cantala Stakes and the 2023 Futurity Stakes.

The 2024 BRC Sprint runs on Saturday May 25, 2024 as part of Brisbane’s Doomben Cup Day card.

BRC Sprint 2024 Info:

Date:
Saturday May 25, 2024
Track:
Doomben Racecourse 
Distance:
1350m
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$300,000

2024 BRC Sprint Results

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

2024 BRC Sprint Betting

The full BRC Sprint 2024 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.

Soxagon ($6 in 2022) was the last favourite in BRC Sprint betting to win.

The roughies were back on top in 2023 with the Sydney-based Surf Dancer posting an upset at BRC Sprint odds of $31.

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2024 BRC Sprint Form

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2024 BRC Sprint Tips

Stay tuned for our insider BRC Sprint 2024 Tips on the Stradbroke lead-up race this winter.

  • To Win: TBD

2024 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, except in 2022 when the race was held on the same day as the Kingsford Smith Cup.

The 2024 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.

2024 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 2024 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.

In 2022 the BRC Sprint was moved to the Queensland Derby Day card a week later to run over 1300m at Eagle Farm due to heavy rainfall in Brisbane.

BRC Sprint results since 2000 are below.

BRC Sprint Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2024
BRC Sprint 
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2023
BRC Sprint 
1st Surf Dancer 1:18.83
2nd Dragon Leap
3rd Cardinal Gem
2022
BRC Sprint
(Held at Eagle Farm over 1300m) 
1st Soxagon 1:16.00
2nd Alligator Blood
3rd Niccanova
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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