Lord Mayor’s Cup

The Lord Mayor's Cup is a Group 3 race run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Kingsford-Smith Cup Day in late May during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2021 Lord Mayor's Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Reloaded
  • 2nd: #11 So You Win
  • 3rd: #1 Homesman



The Lord Mayor’s Cup is a Group 3 race now held at Eagle Farm Racecourse annually in late May on Kingsford-Smith Cup Day. Previously run under weight-for-age conditions over a distance of 1600m, the Lord Mayor’s Cup is now a set weights plus penalties event contested over 1800m.

The race now serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m) held over two miles a fortnight later on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The Lord Mayor’s Cup shares a race card with a host of other Group status races including the Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) that is a new lead-up into the Stradbroke Handicap and the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) for the two-year-olds targeting a Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) run over the Eagle Farm mile a fortnight later.

As of 2021, the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) for the season’s top three-year-old stayers also runs on the same card.

The Lord Mayor’s Cup also now offers a ballot exemption to the winner into the $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) run at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The 2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup ran on Saturday May 29, 2021 and was won by the well-bred Reloaded.

Lord Mayor’s Cup Info:

Date:
Saturday May 29, 2021
Track:
Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance:
1800m
Race Type:
Set Weights plus Penalties
Status:
Group 3
Prizemoney:
$150,000

2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Reloaded
  • 2nd: #11 So You Win
  • 3rd: #1 Homesman

Trainer Chris Waller ran the quinella in the Lord Mayor’s Cup 2021 results, his well-bred galloper Reloaded ($7) digging deep late to draw away and defeat the favourite So You Think ($5.50), while the Group 1 Australian Cup champ Homesman ($6.50) ran a close third.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 4 57kg $7
2 11 SO YOU WIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1L 3 56kg $5.50EF
3 1 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 1.2L 11 60kg $6.50
4 6 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 1.3L 7 57kg $5.50EF
5 10 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Michael Cahill 1.5L 1 56kg $11
6 5 TWO ILLICIT (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Kerrin McEvoy 2.75L 8 57.5kg $21
7 4 HANG MAN (IRE) Michael Moroney Glen Boss 2.95L 10 58kg $11
8 13 SHOP TIL I DROP (NZ) Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 3.15L 9 54kg $26
9 8 LAURE ME IN Matthew Dunn Jason Collett 3.25L 2 57kg $7
10 9 VICTORY EIGHT (NZ) Trevor Miller Ron Stewart 3.65L 5 57kg $101
11 2 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Joshua Parr 6.65L 12 60kg $26
12 3 TIPTRONIC (NZ) Graham Richardson & Rogan Norvall Nash Rawiller 21.65L 6 60kg $16
12 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Craig Williams 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup Odds

The winter’s latest Lord Mayor’s Cup 2021 betting markets and links to the odds on the Group 3 feature at Eagle Farm at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup Field

The Lord Mayor’s Cup field attracts a quality line-up of winter middle-distance types that may have had a Sydney lead-up run in the Scone Cup two weeks before over the same distance or be coming off a Queensland lead-up at the Gold Coast from the start of the month in the Listed Prime Minister’s Cup (1400m).

The official 2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release by Queensland Racing  on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The Lord Mayor’s Cup 2021 field features a quality line-up of Group 1 performers including Australian Cup champion Homesman and last start Chairman’s Handicap winner Quick Thinker.

  • Scratched: #12 Aliferous (11)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x173x31x9 HOMESMAN (USA) Anthony & Sam Freedman Jye McNeil 12 60kg 110
2 15x05x7581 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Joshua Parr 13 60kg 106
3 6459951638 TIPTRONIC (NZ) Graham Richardson & Rogan Norvall Nash Rawiller 6 60kg 105
4 2374131135 HANG MAN (IRE) Michael Moroney Glen Boss 10 58kg 104
5 112x145x30 TWO ILLICIT (NZ) Roger James & Robert Wellwood Kerrin McEvoy 8 57.5kg 100
6 x90399x170 VANNA GIRL Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 7 57kg 102
7 35046×9421 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 4 57kg 97
8 6191244×41 LAURE ME IN Matthew Dunn Jason Collett 2 57kg 96
9 0x30465881 VICTORY EIGHT (NZ) Trevor Miller Ron Stewart 5 57kg 91
10 4000×40503 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Michael Cahill 1 56kg 100
11 812139×332 SO YOU WIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3 56kg 99
12 387×402482 ALIFEROUS Kris Lees Craig Williams 11 54kg 92
13 011114×225 SHOP TIL I DROP (NZ) Tony & Calvin McEvoy Barend Vorster 9 54kg 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup Nominations

The 2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup nominations will be provided here once released the Monday of race week.

2021 Lord Mayor’s Cup History

Cool Gent won the inaugural edition of the Lord Mayor’s Cup in 1956, when it was known as the BATC Labour Day Cup. The race has had several names over the years, all of which are outlined below.

Lord Mayor’s Cup Race Name

Period Name
1956-1985 Labour Day Cup
1986 Seven National News Handicap
1987-1989 Carnival Handicap
1990-2002 Labour Day Cup
2003-2004 Doomben Carnival Cup
2005 onwards Lord Mayor’s Cup

The race distance has changed multiple times, fluctuating at various lengths between 2000m and 2050m. From 2012-2020 it ran over a mile before being increased to 1800m in 2021. The Lord Mayor’s Cup received Listed status in 1979, 23 years after it began. In 1996 it ran as a Group 3 race, and has remained at that grading since.

Notable Lord Mayor’s Cup winners include Gunsynd (1971), This Manshood (2004), and Solzhenitsyn (2012, 2013).

Lord Mayor’s Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Lord Mayor’s Cup Results

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2021
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Reloaded 1:49.62 (run over 1800m)
2nd So You Win
3rd Homesman
2020
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Gaulois 1:34.20
2nd Niccanova
3rd Military Zone
2019
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Order Again 1:34.37
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd Le Juge
2018
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Duca Valentinois 1:37.65
2nd Sheiswhatsheis
3rd Coldstone
2017
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Col ‘N’ Lil 1:39.18
2nd Duca Valentinois
3rd Elle Lou
2016
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Mighty Lucky 1:36.0
2nd Pajaro
3rd Malice
2015
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Strawberry Boy 1:35.6
2nd Lucky Lago
3rd I’m Imposing
2014
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Angel Of Mercy 1:35.7
2nd Wistful
3rd Cameo
2013
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Solzhenitsyn 1:36.68
2nd Transporter
3rd Epic
2012
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Solzhenitsyn 1:35.9
2nd Firebolt
3rd Ginga Dude
2011
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Firebolt 1:35.4
2nd St Germaine
3rd Tagus
2010
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Rothesay 1:36.4
2nd Our Lukas
3rd Hadaaf
2009
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Rampant Lion 1:36.4
2nd Solo Flyer
3rd Rags To Riches
2008
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Rum Dum 1:35.9
2nd Majorca
3rd Mitanni
2007
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Headturner 1:36.1
2nd Beauty Watch
3rd Mr Ubiquitous
2006
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Cog Hill 1:35.4
2nd Spirit Of Tara
3rd Villa Bled
2005
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Tickle 2:06.4
2nd Platinum Scissors
3rd Raw Instinct
2004
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st This Manshood 2:04.4
2nd St Basil
3rd Another Warrior
2003
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Restless 2:04.4
2nd The Kildare Kid
3rd Eminence Grise
2002
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Freemason 2:07.7
2nd Restless
3rd Brighter Scene
2001
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Sky Heights 2:04.0
2nd Yippyio
3rd Tis Love
2000
Lord Mayor’s Cup
1st Integrate 2:09.7
2nd Figurehead
3rd My Duke

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