Ipswich Cup

The Listed Ipswich Cup is held each year in June at Ipswich Racecourse during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

2022 Ipswich Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Smart Meteor
  • 2nd: #5 Our Intrigue
  • 3rd: #8 Street Dancer



The Ipswich Cup is one of the most popularly attended races in south-east Queensland. Hosted the weekend following the conclusion of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, Ipswich Cup Day draws massive crowds from around the country far in excess of its Listed status. Raced over 2150 metres, the Ipswich Cup presents a staying challenge but leaves enough in the tank for a thunderous finish across the relatively short 300m straight at Ipswich Racecourse.

The Ipswich Cup is open to horses three years old and above and is run under quality handicap conditions. The Ipswich Cup field attracts mainly local Queensland-trained stayers chasing a share in the $175,000 in prize money.

The Ipswich Cup takes place as part of the extended Queensland Winter Racing Carnival program. Horses that run at days during the Brisbane Winter Carnival often make the short journey to Ipswich to extend their campaign and aim for another black-type victory.

The Ipswich Cup also provides a minor step to the Tattersall’s Tiara Day the following weekend. Ipswich Cup Day is also one of the few major race days before the winter break, so several trainers try and get their horses accepted into one final race before breaking for the winter.

The 2022 Ipswich Cup ran on Saturday June 18, 2022 at Ipswich Racecourse and was won in an upset by the Chris Munce-trained Smart Meteor at $20. 

Ipswich Cup
Date: Saturday June 18, 2022
Track: Ipswich Racecourse
Distance: 2150m
Conditions: 3YO+ Quality
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $175,000
Inaugurated: 1866

2022 Ipswich Cup Results

  • 1st: #7 Smart Meteor ($20)
  • 2nd: #5 Our Intrigue
  • 3rd: #8 Street Dancer
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 7 SMART METEOR Chris Munce Brock Ryan 12 54kg $20
2 5 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 0.3L 7 54kg $3.50F
3 8 STREET DANCER David Vandyke Kyle Wilson-Taylor (a) 1.3L 2 54kg $7
4 15 CHAKANA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Anthony Allen 1.5L 9 54kg $26
5 3 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) Annabel Neasham Jaden Lloyd (a) 1.6L 3 55kg $8.50
6 1 BERDIBEK (FR) John O’Shea James Orman 1.8L 5 59.5kg $6.50
7 13 OSTERMEIER Alyssa & Troy Sweeney Ms Georgina Cartwright 4.1L 4 54kg $31
8 11 HONORABLE SPIRIT John Smerdon Luke Tarrant 4.9L 15 54kg $81
9 12 SPENCER David Vandyke Ben Thompson 5.7L 16 54kg $41
10 14 TOP ORDER Kim Anderson Taylor Marshall 5.9L 14 54kg $101
11 9 TAVION PRINCE (NZ) Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 7.4L 1 54kg $21
12 4 SWORDS DRAWN Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray Ms Samantha Collett 7.5L 13 54.5kg $17
13 2 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Ryan Maloney 7.7L 6 59kg $9.50
14 17e LADY SOLERNO Ronald Cameron Ms Leah Kilner (a) 9.5L 11 54kg $151
15 10 YOUNGBLOOD Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 12.8L 10 54kg $13
16 16 DUNHILL (NZ) Kelvin Tyler Ms Tegan Harrison 19.1L 8 54kg $81
6 SKYMAN (GB) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Ipswich Cup Betting Odds

The season’s latest Ipswich Cup 2022 betting odds and winter markets will be provided below courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as released.

There was a notable upset in 2022 with Smart Meteor winning at Ipswich Cup odds of $20 defeating the beaten favourite Our Intrigue ($3.50F).

2022 Ipswich Cup Field

The Ipswich Cup field features a capacity of 16 starters plus five emergencies and often interstate raiders already in Queensland for the winter make the starting line-up. Possible lead-up races to the Ipswich Cup each season include the Group 2 Brisbane Cup held the weekend before or the Group 3 Premier’s Cup in late May also run in Brisbane.

Final Ipswich Cup 2022 acceptances close the Tuesday of race week followed by the barrier draw and will be published in full below.

The 2022 Ipswich Cup final field features a capacity line-up of winter runners with Annabel Neasham’s last start Eagle Farm winner Bartholomeu Dias draw ideally in barrier three.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4110x4x805 BERDIBEK (FR) John O’Shea James Orman 5 59.5kg 102
2 x11x80x020 BALLISTIC BOY Chris Anderson Ryan Maloney 6 59kg 101
3 x172004x91 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) Annabel Neasham Jaden Lloyd (a) 3 55kg 93
4 2200×71516 SWORDS DRAWN Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray Ms Samantha Collett 13 54.5kg 92
5 25132×9424 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 7 54kg 95
6 62266×5453 SKYMAN (GB) Chris Waller Mark Du Plessis 14 54kg 90
7 6131238630 SMART METEOR Chris Munce Brock Ryan 12 54kg 88
8 5x7x213141 STREET DANCER David Vandyke Kyle Wilson-Taylor (a) 2 54kg 82
9 33×8273258 TAVION PRINCE (NZ) Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 1 54kg 82
10 322×552147 YOUNGBLOOD Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 10 54kg 82
11 213×798500 HONORABLE SPIRIT John Smerdon 16 54kg 79
12 410640×336 SPENCER David Vandyke Ben Thompson 17 54kg 77
13 2×01117169 OSTERMEIER Alyssa & Troy Sweeney 4 54kg 76
14 21140×9209 TOP ORDER Kim Anderson Taylor Marshall 15 54kg 73
15 411414×623 CHAKANA (NZ) Stephen Marsh Anthony Allen 9 54kg 72
16 366×644702 DUNHILL (NZ) Kelvin Tyler 8 54kg 72
17e 5152594688 LADY SOLERNO Ronald Cameron Ms Leah Kilner (a) 11 54kg 67

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Ipswich Cup Nominations

The official Ipswich Cup 2022 Nominations close the Monday leading up to Ipswich Cup Day and attract a number of horses coming off lead-up runs in Brisbane.

The 2022 Ipswich Cup nominations attracted 24 winter stayers led in all-in betting by the Annabel Neasham-trained Bartholomeu Dias coming off an 1800m Eagle Farm victory and Le Don De Vie from the Maher/Eustace stable.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 0x60x30412 ARAPAHO (FR) G 5 Bjorn Baker
2 x11x80x020 BALLISTIC BOY G 5 Chris Anderson 101
3 24466×7806 BARADE (FR) G 7 Jack Bruce 83
4 x172004x91 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham 93
5 4110x4x805 BERDIBEK (FR) G 8 John O’Shea 102
6 411414×623 CHAKANA (NZ) M 4 Stephen Marsh 72
7 366×644702 DUNHILL (NZ) G 4 Kelvin Tyler 72
8 213×798500 HONORABLE SPIRIT G 5 John Smerdon 79
9 5146×33021 KIPLING’S JOURNEY G 3 Peter & Will Hulbert 64
10 5152594688 LADY SOLERNO M 8 Ronald Cameron 67
11 70x5054x10 LE DON DE VIE (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 102
12 2×01117169 OSTERMEIER G 4 Alyssa & Troy Sweeney 76
13 25132×9424 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
14 21187×9943 SCILAGO G 6 Leon Elliott 59
15 8×05512645 SEAT OF POWER (IRE) G 7 Gary Duncan 90
16 62266×5453 SKYMAN (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
17 6131238630 SMART METEOR G 5 Chris Munce 88
18 410640×336 SPENCER G 7 David Vandyke 77
19 5x7x213141 STREET DANCER G 4 David Vandyke 82
20 2200×71516 SWORDS DRAWN G 6 Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray 92
21 33×8273258 TAVION PRINCE (NZ) G 6 Tony Gollan 82
22 21140×9209 TOP ORDER G 5 Kim Anderson 73
23 14×6008136 WINSTON BLUE G 4 Neil Hocking 59
24 322×552147 YOUNGBLOOD G 5 Tony Gollan 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Ipswich Cup History

The Ipswich Cup has a long and colourful history. One of the most popularly attended races in Queensland, and by far the most popular race in the city of Ipswich, the Ipswich Cup has for a long time held a reputation far in excess of its listed status. The Ipswich Cup is the main attraction on Ipswich Cup Day, which draws thousands of people from all around the country. A large proportion of Ipswich also turns out for the Ipswich Cup, making it a full day of racing, fashion, and partying into the night.

There was no Ipswich Cup held in 2020 due to COVID-19 and its impact on the winter carnival in Queensland.

Even though there are plenty of lead-up races in which to analyse form, Ipswich Cup results can still be quite surprising. The Ipswich Cup results since 2000 are listed below.

Ipswich Cup Results

Year Results Winning Time
2022 1st Smart Meteor 2nd Our Intrigue 3rd Street Dancer  2:14.18
2021 1st Happy Go Plucky 2nd So You Win 3rd Flash Aah  2:12.74
2020

Race Not Held (COVID-19)

1st – 2nd – 3rd
2019 1st Bergerac 2nd Sampson 3rd Fighting Teo 2:13.55
2018 1st Tradesman 2nd First Crush 3rd All In Vogue 2:13.19
2017 1st Self Sense 2nd Benzini 3rd Jumbo Prince 2:14.27
2016 1st Maurus 2nd Jumbo Prince 3rd Instrumentalist  2:13.74
2015 1st Danchai 2nd Banca Mo 3rd Darci Be Good  2:10.09
2014 1st Brave Ali 2nd Noisy Ocean 3rd Grey Assignment  2:11.59
2013 1st Anagold 2nd High Kin 3rd Za Magic  2:17.61
2012 1st Shenzhou Steeds 2nd Kinnersley 3rd Warrior Within  2:14.02
2011 1st Gold In Dubai 2nd Danagaze 3rd Our Lukas  2:12.35
2010 1st Our Lukas 2nd Frozone 3rd Warrior Within  2:35.3
2009 1st Our Lukas 2nd Macknuckle 3rd Jujulio  2:13.87
2008 1st Bianca 2nd Rampant Lion 3rd Art Success  2:14.32
2007 1st Sculptor 2nd Cold Start 3rd Upstaged  2:13.58
2006 1st Sphenophyta 2nd Rampant Lion 3rd Motivate  2:10.45
2005 1st Forest Jim 2nd Motivate 3rd Classic Karla  2:11.53
2004 1st Portland Singa 2nd Motivate 3rd Forest Jim  2:12.38
2003 1st Mowerman 2nd Mon Mekki 3rd Victory Smile  2:13.07
2002 1st Awesome Weather 2nd Victory Smile 3rd Lord Of The Pines  2:12.32
2001 1st Henderson Bay 2nd British Buska 3rd Go Clinton  2:11.47
2000 1st I Reign Supreme 2nd Director’s Special 3rd Thursday’s Child  2:14.02

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