BRC Sprint

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

2019 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #6 Tyzone
  • 2nd: #4 Violate
  • 3rd: #1 I'm A Rippa

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

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.

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 2019 BRC Sprint ran on Saturday May 18, 2019 and was won by the Gold Coast-trained Tyzone. 

BRC Sprint 2019 Info:

Saturday May 18, 2019
Doomben Racecourse
Race Type:
Quality Handicap
Group 3

2019 BRC Sprint Results

  • 1st: #6 Tyzone ($11)
  • 2nd: #4 Violate ($20)
  • 3rd: #1 I’m A Rippa ($9.50)

The BRC Sprint 2019 Results saw Toby Edmonds’ Gold Coast-based galloper Tyzone continue a nice record at the Doomben track with the five-year-old improving on an unplaced Group 3 start in Sydney to win at $11 BRC Sprint odds. The defending BRC Sprint champion I’m A Rippa finished a close third, just behind the $20 outsider Violate (2nd) with less than two lengths separating the BRC Sprint trifecta. Incredibly the BRC Sprint winning time in both 2018 and 2019 was exactly the same, 1 minute 18.98 seconds.

Read the full 2019 BRC Sprint Results & Race Review now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 TYZONE Toby Edmonds Blake Shinn 10 57.5kg $11
2 4 VIOLATE Brent Stanley Luke Nolen 1.75L 2 58kg $20
3 1 I’M A RIPPA Tony Gollan Jeff Lloyd 1.85L 3 59kg $9.50
4 10 CHAPTER AND VERSE Desleigh Forster Mark Du Plessis 1.95L 1 54kg $2.70F
5 13 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida Michael Cahill 2.7L 8 54kg $18
6 11 ADDICTIVE NATURE Danny O’Brien Kerrin McEvoy 2.8L 11 54kg $11
7 12 PASSAGE OF TIME Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 3L 12 54kg $10
8 5 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea James Orman 3.2L 9 57.5kg $31
9 8 BERGERAC Steve Tregea Michael Murphy (a) 3.95L 6 54.5kg $41
10 2 COLDSTONE (FR) Tony Gollan James McDonald 4.45L 5 58.5kg $10
11 9 EVER LOYAL Tony Pike Leith Innes 4.65L 4 54.5kg $17
12 14 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Daniel Griffin 5.9L 7 54kg $20
13 7 BOOMSARA Chris Munce Tim Clark 8.15L 13 55.5kg $16
3 SNIPPETS LAND Peter & Paul Snowden Ron Stewart 0

2019 BRC Sprint Betting

The full BRC Sprint 2019 odds and betting market links to on the Stradbroke Handicap lead-up race will be provided below once released the week of Doomben Cup Day.

2019 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 a race like the Group 2 Victory Stakes (1200m).

Horses out of the BRC Sprint field could back-up a week later in the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1350m), a race the 2017 BRC Sprinter winner Jungle Edge ran second in next-up.

The 2019 BRC Sprint field & barriers are due out on the Wednesday of Doomben Cup week and will be available in full below once announced by Racing Queensland.

2019 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 2019 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. BRC Sprint results since 2000 are below.

BRC Sprint Results





BRC Sprint
1st Tyzone 1:18.98
2nd Violate
3rd I’m A Rippa
BRC Sprint
1st I’m A Rippa 1:18.98
2nd Privlaka
3rd Mr Sneaky
BRC Sprint
1st Jungle Edge 1:21.46
2nd High Midnight
3rd Ulmann
BRC Sprint
1st Snippets Land 1:18.0
2nd Religify
3rd Artlee
BRC Sprint
1st Charlie Boy 1:19.1
2nd Rock Sturdy
3rd Nite Rocker
BRC Sprint
1st River Lad 1:19.6
2nd Benny’s Buttons
3rd Fire Up Fifi
BRC Sprint
1st Belltone 1:19.5
2nd Mahisara
3rd Listen Son
BRC Sprint
1st Tiger Tees 1:18.7
2nd Meet George
3rd Steel Zip
BRC Sprint
1st Woorim 1:18.7
2nd Listen Son
3rd Thankgodyou’rehere
BRC Sprint
1st Beaded 1:18.9
2nd Secrets Untold
3rd Drenalin
BRC Sprint
1st Court Command 1:18.1
2nd El Cambio
3rd Hard To Catch
BRC Sprint
1st Helideck 1:18.2
2nd Absolut Glam
3rd Mr Hornblower
BRC Sprint
1st Friday Creek 1:18.5
2nd Mr Hornblower
3rd Son Of Dane
BRC Sprint
1st Hard To Catch 1:18.4
2nd Amex
3rd Consular
BRC Sprint
1st Ballet Society 1:17.9
2nd River To The Sea
3rd Recapitalize
BRC Sprint
1st True Glo 1:17.7
2nd Falkirk
3rd Patezza
BRC Sprint
1st Emission 1:17.9
2nd Cariboo
3rd Court Of Jewels
BRC Sprint
1st Carael Boy 1:18.1
2nd Make Mine Magic
3rd King Lotto
BRC Sprint
1st Zariz 1:18.3
2nd King Lotto
3rd Treasure The Kwila
BRC Sprint
1st Pleasure Giver 1:20.3
2nd Brighter Scene
3rd Narwong

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