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The Listed Ipswich Cup is held each year in June at Ipswich Racecourse during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.
2023 Ipswich Cup Results
- 1st: #8 Regal Lion
- 2nd: #3 Desert Icon
- 3rd: #7 London Banker
Ipswich Cup News
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 $200,000 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 form was franked with the third place-getter Street Dancer returning the following January to finish runner-up at the Gold Coast in the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) in 2023.
The 2023 Ipswich Cup ran on Saturday June 17, 2023 at Ipswich Racecourse and was won in a boil-over by the Annabel Neasham-trained Regal Lion ($21).
|Date:||Saturday June 17, 2023|
2023 Ipswich Cup Results
- 1st: #8 Regal Lion ($21)
- 2nd: #3 Desert Icon
- 3rd: #7 London Banker
|1||8||REGAL LION (NZ)||Annabel Neasham||Ben Thompson||10||54kg||$21|
|2||3||DESERT ICON (FR)||Chris Waller||James Orman||0.2L||2||57kg||$3.70F|
|3||7||LONDON BANKER (NZ)||Kelly Schweida||Larry Cassidy||1.2L||5||54kg||$20|
|4||4||BERDIBEK (FR)||John O’Shea||Ryan Maloney||2.2L||11||55.5kg||$9|
|5||9||IRISH PLAYBOY||John Smerdon||Mark Du Plessis||2.3L||13||54kg||$21|
|6||1||NUMERIAN (IRE)||Annabel Neasham||Jag Guthmann-Chester||2.8L||9||61kg||$4|
|7||14||THE FEARLESS ONE (NZ)||Robbie Patterson||Micheal Hellyer||3.6L||12||54kg||$101|
|8||5||SEAT OF POWER (IRE)||Gary Duncan||Nikita Beriman||3.8L||8||54.5kg||$13|
|9||11||OTYRAR (GB)||Chris Waller||Damien Thornton||3.9L||1||54kg||$21|
|10||13||SNEAK PREVIEW||David Vandyke||Kyle Wilson-Taylor||5.2L||6||54kg||$21|
|11||10||WAPITI||Gary Duncan||Taylor Marshall||6.7L||4||54kg||$26|
|12||2||DARK DESTROYER (NZ)||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||Michael Cahill||7L||7||58kg||$7.50|
|13||12||ROUSSEAU||Chris Waller||Jake Bayliss||12L||3||54kg||$18|
|14||15||ZADIG||Mark Currie||Ms Angela Jones (a)||14.8L||14||54kg||$31|
|6||BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB)||Annabel Neasham||Ms Samantha Collett||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 Ipswich Cup Betting Odds
The season’s latest Ipswich Cup 2023 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).
There was another boil-over Ipswich Cup result in 2023 with the Annabel Neasham-trained Regal Lion defeating the beaten favourite Desert Icon ($2.70F) at 20/1.
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2023 Ipswich Cup Form
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2023 Ipswich Cup Tips
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2023 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 2023 acceptances close the Tuesday of race week followed by the barrier draw and will be published in full below.
2023 Ipswich Cup Nominations
The official Ipswich Cup 2023 Nominations close the Monday leading up to Ipswich Cup Day and attract a number of horses coming off lead-up runs in Brisbane.
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
|2023||1st Regal Lion||2nd Desert Icon||3rd London Banker||2:12.08|
|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|
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|