Caloundra Cup

The Listed Caloundra Cup is 2400m feature held at the Sunshine Coast during the later stages of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

2021 Caloundra Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Stockman
  • 2nd: #6 Cellarmaid
  • 3rd: #2 Happy Go Plucky



The Caloundra Cup is one of the most popular non-Group races in Queensland. Hosted the weekend following Tattersall’s Tiara Day, the Caloundra Cup draws crowds from Brisbane and other major metropolitan areas for an exciting day of regional racing at the Sunshine Coast.

Raced over 2400m under quality handicap conditions, with a minimum weight of 54kg, the Caloundra Cup pays a total of $175,000, impressive for its Listed status. It is the feature event of the day, exceeding the prominence of the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas – now known as the Winx Guineas. Also held on the day is the Glasshouse Handicap, a $175,000 quality handicap sprint raced across 1400m.

Races on Caloundra Cup Day can be quite a lot of fun for punters, as the form of most runners is well established following the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Horses usually contest the Caloundra City Cup as part of the end of their winter campaign, in search of a final black-type run before retiring for the winter break or stepping up to two miles for the Listed Queensland Cup (3200m) a fortnight later.

The 2021 Caloundra Cup was set to run on Saturday July 3, 2021 but was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and the unsafe racing surface at the Sunshine Coast track and postponed until Sunday July 11th, 2021 with odds-on favourite Stockman saluting for the punters. 

Caloundra City Cup
Date: Saturday July 3, 2021 – Postponed until Sunday July 11th, 2021
Track: Sunshine Coast Racecourse
Distance: 2400m
Conditions: Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $175,000
Inaugurated: 1985

2021 Caloundra Cup Results

  • 1st: #3 Stockman
  • 2nd: #6 Cellarmaid
  • 3rd: #2 Happy Go Plucky

The Joe Pride-trained WJ McKell Cup winner out of Sydney, Stockman ($1.45), was too good for his rivals in the 2021 Caloundra Cup result holding off the late challengers to salute for the punters.

Check out the full Caloundra Cup 2021 Results & Finishing Order below once the race is run on the last Saturday in June.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Ryan Maloney 3 55.5kg $1.45F
2 6 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida Ben Thompson 0.5L 6 54kg $16
3 2 HAPPY GO PLUCKY John Gilmore Ms Stephanie Thornton 0.6L 7 55.5kg $11
4 4 FLASH AAH Mitchell Fry Ms Samantha Collett 0.8L 2 54kg $7.50
5 5 VICTORY EIGHT (NZ) Trevor Miller Larry Cassidy 6.6L 1 54kg $21
6 7 PICKA PLUM (NZ) Paul Jenkins Robbie Fradd 8.6L 4 54kg $51
7 1 WU GOK Chris Waller Luke Dittman 11.6L 5 58kg $8

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Caloundra Cup Odds

The best winter racing odds on the Caloundra Cup 2021 including Caloundra Cup betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.

Stockman ($1.45 in 2021) was the last favourite in Caloundra Cup betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Caloundra Cup Field

The Caloundra Cup Field attracts a quality line-up of winter stayers from both Queensland and interstate stables. Horses contesting the Caloundra Cup field may have had a lead-up winter run in a race like the Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m) run a fortnight earlier or even the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup the weekend prior.

The official 2021 Caloundra Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release the Wednesday (Thursday in 2021 after being postponed) of race week and will be available in full below.

The updated Caloundra Cup 2021 final field features just seven runners including Ipswich Cup winner Happy Go Plucky and short-priced favourite Stockman for Joe Pride drawn in barrier three.

Click here to read more on the updated 2021 Caloundra Cup field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7079×83046 WU GOK Chris Waller Luke Dittman 5 58kg 100
2 6713254221 HAPPY GO PLUCKY John Gilmore Ms Stephanie Thornton 7 55.5kg 95
3 35×3764231 STOCKMAN (NZ) Joseph Pride Ryan Maloney 3 55.5kg 95
4 45xL140143 FLASH AAH Mitchell Fry Ms Madeleine Wishart (a) 2 54kg 92
5 3046588108 VICTORY EIGHT (NZ) Trevor Miller Larry Cassidy 1 54kg 90
6 221×762504 CELLARMAID Kelly Schweida Ben Thompson 6 54kg 80
7 0139×08079 PICKA PLUM (NZ) Paul Jenkins Robbie Fradd 4 54kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Caloundra Cup Nominations

The Caloundra Cup 2021 Nominations are taken the Monday of race week by Racing Queensland and will be provided in full below once announced.

The updated 2021 Caloundra Cup nominations attracted 15 winter stayers including Joe Pride’s WJ McKell Cup winner Stockman and Ipswich Cup winner Happy Go Plucky who is more likely to contest Thursday’s Grafton Cup instead.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 221×762504 CELLARMAID M 4 Kelly Schweida 80
2 45xL140143 FLASH AAH G 5 Mitchell Fry 92
3 6713254221 HAPPY GO PLUCKY G 7 John Gilmore 95
4 9866212427 HUMBOLT CURRENT (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 90
5 6x0x060330 LADY SOLERNO M 7 Ronald Cameron 68
6 91244×4195 LAURE ME IN G 6 Matthew Dunn 96
7 08x9308x82 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) H 7 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 106
8 252×832223 PARRY SOUND G 5 Bjorn Baker
9 0139×08079 PICKA PLUM (NZ) M 6 Paul Jenkins 78
10 00×9396041 SPENCER G 6 Bjorn Baker
11 35×3764231 STOCKMAN (NZ) G 4 Joseph Pride
12 x534203037 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
13 3046588108 VICTORY EIGHT (NZ) G 7 Trevor Miller 90
14 256×051519 WILD SHEILA M 5 Kris Lees 69
15 7079×83046 WU GOK G 7 Chris Waller

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Caloundra City Cup History

The Caloundra City Cup has a relatively short history in comparison to many other Cup events. The race was first held on the Sunshine Coast Turf Club’s Opening Day on July 25th, 1985, which coincided with the launch of the new racecourse. Initially named the Sunshine Coast Daily Cup, the inaugural edition of the race paid a total of $25,000. The history of the Caloundra City Cup is intertwined with that of Sunshine Coast Racecourse, the first major Queensland track built outside of metropolitan Brisbane in the preceding half century and the first to boast a synthetic surface, the “Cushion Track”.

The race today boasts an impressive following and a well-structured race day to be a feature of Caloundra Cup Day is held on the premier Sunshine Coast racing weekend.

In recent Caloundra Cup history the New Zealand-trained horses have enjoyed a strong strike-rate with 11 wins since 1985 – the latest being Megablast (2018) and Igraine (2019) going back-to-back.

There was no 2020 Caloundra Cup due to COVID-19.

Recent Caloundra Cup Results

The Caloundra Cup results going back to 2000 are detailed below.

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2021 Stockman R. Maloney J. Pride 2:32.45
2020

Race Not Held

(COVID-19)

2019 Igraine R. Fradd R. Priscott 2:39.59
2018 Megablast D. Browne N. Tiley 2:37.39
2017 Supply And Demand J. Parr G. Waterhouse & A. Bott 2:32.79
2016 Amexed R. Fradd T. Gollan 2:33.38
2015 Index Linked D. Browne C. Waller 2:29.15
2014 Brayroan C. Munce B. Mitchell 2:28.77
2013 Zennista D. Browne L. Latta 2:38.76
2012 Shenzhou Steeds E. Wilkinson M. Moroney 2:38.97
2011 Spechenka R. Wiggins B. Ahrens 2:33.70
2010 Ironstein M. Cahill G. Ryan 2:30.67
2009 Reggie J. Byrne P. Moody 2:48.00
2008 Fast Future M. Cahill R. Cameron 2:31.86
2007 King Latarmiss K. Pope T. Miller 2:36.75
2006 Empyreal C. Johnson P. Mckenzie 2:34.59
2005 Empyreal P. Hammersley P. Mckenzie 2:40.90
2004 Portland Singa L. Cassidy N. McBurney 2:31.10
2003 Raw Instinct J. Byrne B.J. McLachlan 2:31.20
2002 Victory Smile S. Katsidis D. Logan 2:29.34
2001 Henderson Bay L. Cassidy N. McBurney 2:29.51
2000 Yammer C. Munce T. Noonan 2:33.79

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