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The Listed Caloundra Cup is 2400m feature held at the Sunshine Coast during the later stages of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.
2023 Caloundra Cup Results
- 1st: #8 Zoumon
- 2nd: #3 Bois D'Argent
- 3rd: #11 Tappy's Lad
Caloundra Cup News
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 $300,000 as of 2022, 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 $300,000 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 form out of the 2021 Caloundra Cup was franked with the winner Stockman going on to run second in the following year’s Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) in Sydney.
The 2022 Caloundra Cup form was franked with the winner Le Don De Vie going on to run second in the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) at Randwick that October. The Caloundra Cup runner-up Arapaho further franked the form winning the Grafton Cup next start. He would go on to run well in a host of other races including his Group 1 Tancred Stakes victory the next year.
The 2023 Caloundra Cup ran on Saturday July 1, 2023 and was won by the in-form Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained four-year-old Zoumon ($3.70).
|Date:||Saturday July 1, 2023|
|Track:||Sunshine Coast Racecourse|
2023 Caloundra Cup Results
- 1st: #8 Zoumon ($3.70)
- 2nd: #3 Bois D’Argent
- 3rd: #11 Tappy’s Lad
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott’s WJ McKell Cup winning Zoustar four-year-old Zoumon ($3.70) was too strong for his rivals in Queensland enjoying a strong win in the 2023 Caloundra Cup results thanks to a perfectly timed ride by Tim Clark.
|1||8||ZOUMON||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||11||54.5kg||$3.70|
|2||3||BOIS D’ARGENT (GB)||Annabel Neasham||Ryan Maloney||1L||5||57.5kg||$7|
|3||11||TAPPY’S LAD (NZ)||Kerry Taplin||Ms Samantha Collett||1.3L||13||54kg||$91|
|4||2||DESERT ICON (FR)||Chris Waller||James Orman||3.6L||4||58.5kg||$7.50|
|5||5||IRISH SEQUEL (IRE)||Chris Waller||Damien Thornton||3.7L||7||55.5kg||$31|
|6||4||REGAL LION (NZ)||Annabel Neasham||Ben Thompson||3.9L||2||57kg||$12|
|7||7||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Kyle Wilson-Taylor||5.2L||10||55kg||$7.50|
|8||1||LUNCIES (GB)||Kris Lees||Andrew Mallyon||6.2L||12||59.5kg||$3.40F|
|9||13||PORT MOURANT||Shaun Dwyer||Mark Du Plessis||6.7L||6||54kg||$201|
|10||9||SNEAK PREVIEW||David Vandyke||Jaden Lloyd (a)||8L||3||54kg||$71|
|11||10||SECRET GLAMOUR||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Tyler Schiller (a)||8.3L||8||54kg||$31|
|12||6||SEAT OF POWER (IRE)||Gary Duncan||Martin Harley||8.5L||9||55.5kg||$26|
|13||12||THE FEARLESS ONE (NZ)||Robbie Patterson||Micheal Hellyer||14.8L||1||54kg||$5|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Caloundra Cup Betting Odds
The best winter racing odds on the Caloundra Cup 2023 including Caloundra Cup betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be provided below the week of the race.
Stockman ($1.45 in 2021) followed by Le Don De Vie ($4.40 in 2022) are the last favourites in Caloundra Cup betting to salute for the punters.
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2023 Caloundra Cup Form
2023 Caloundra Cup Tips
Stay tuned for our insider Caloundra Cup 2023 Tips on the popular winter staying showdown this season.
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He was the narrowly beaten favourite in the Ipswich Cup but looks the value here to atone and get back to winning form. Chris Waller’s consistent seven-year-old has a solid mile and a half record (6:1-2-1) and should appreciate getting out to the distance fit and ready to fire. Meets Regal Lion (his upset last start conqueror) better in the weights here. Does go up in kilos to 58.5kg, but had 59kg two back at the distance in Rosehill’s Winter Cup beaten a nostril flare. Chases his first win since last year’s Group 3 JRA Cup at The Valley, but has been knocking on the door this prep. Gets the run of the race from barrier four.
2023 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 2023 Caloundra Cup Final Field & Barriers are set for release the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full below.
The Caloundra Cup 2023 final field features a quality line-up of in-form winter stayers including Annabel Neasham’s upset Ipswich Cup winner Regal Lion, the beaten favourite in that race Desert Icon for Chris Waller out to turn the tables, the Kris Lees-trained top-weight Luncies coming off a Group 3 Tatt’s Cup win in Brisbane, and the early favourite Zoumon up in grade for the Waterhouse/Bott stable.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Probable Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||26922×2241||LUNCIES (GB)||Kris Lees||Andrew Mallyon||12||59.5kg||105|
|2||1376×26722||DESERT ICON (FR)||Chris Waller||James Orman||4||58.5kg||103|
|3||332x3x5315||BOIS D’ARGENT (GB)||Annabel Neasham||Ryan Maloney||5||57.5kg||101|
|4||0109437×01||REGAL LION (NZ)||Annabel Neasham||Ben Thompson||2||57kg||100|
|5||x515711x07||IRISH SEQUEL (IRE)||Chris Waller||Damien Thornton||7||55.5kg||97|
|6||2112x3x958||SEAT OF POWER (IRE)||Gary Duncan||Nikita Beriman||9||55.5kg||97|
|7||74506×0042||WARNING||Anthony & Sam Freedman||Kyle Wilson-Taylor||10||55kg||96|
|8||8x51165x21||ZOUMON||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||11||54.5kg||95|
|9||10×7542130||SNEAK PREVIEW||David Vandyke||Jaden Lloyd (a)||3||54kg||83|
|10||2110307419||SECRET GLAMOUR||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Tyler Schiller (a)||8||54kg||82|
|11||5110001606||TAPPY’S LAD (NZ)||Kerry Taplin||Ms Samantha Collett||13||54kg||82|
|12||12139×3907||THE FEARLESS ONE (NZ)||Robbie Patterson||Micheal Hellyer||1||54kg||79|
|13||337×429425||PORT MOURANT||Shaun Dwyer||Mark Du Plessis||6||54kg||61|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Caloundra Cup Nominations
The Caloundra Cup 2023 Nominations are taken the Monday of race week by Racing Queensland and will be provided in full below once announced.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||332x3x5315||BOIS D’ARGENT (GB)||G||6||Annabel Neasham||101|
|2||1376×26722||DESERT ICON (FR)||G||7||Chris Waller||103|
|3||6067812211||DEVINE FALLS||H||4||George Sitek||59|
|4||151×994765||IRISH PLAYBOY||G||6||John Smerdon||91|
|5||x515711x07||IRISH SEQUEL (IRE)||G||7||Chris Waller||97|
|6||62813×9652||JUST A JEDI||G||5||Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou||72|
|7||26922×2241||LUNCIES (GB)||G||6||Kris Lees||105|
|8||x511710x50||MASERARTIE BAY||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||96|
|10||337×429425||PORT MOURANT||G||5||Shaun Dwyer||61|
|11||0109437×01||REGAL LION (NZ)||G||4||Annabel Neasham||100|
|12||2112x3x958||SEAT OF POWER (IRE)||G||8||Gary Duncan||97|
|13||2110307419||SECRET GLAMOUR||M||4||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||82|
|14||10×7542130||SNEAK PREVIEW||G||7||David Vandyke||83|
|15||885x78x000||SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE)||G||8||Matthew Smith||94|
|16||5110001606||TAPPY’S LAD (NZ)||G||5||Kerry Taplin||82|
|17||12139×3907||THE FEARLESS ONE (NZ)||G||5||Robbie Patterson||79|
|18||74506×0042||WARNING||G||6||Anthony & Sam Freedman||96|
|19||8x51165x21||ZOUMON||G||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||95|
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.
|2023||Zoumon||T. Clark||G. Waterhouse & A. Bott||2:29.26|
|2022||Le Don De Vie||N. Rawiller||C. Maher & D. Eustace||2:36.61|
|2021||Stockman||R. Maloney||J. Pride||2:32.45|
Race Not Held
|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|