Queensland Cup

The rescheduled Queensland Cup 2020 ran at Doomben Racecourse over 2200m offering $125,000 on Saturday October 10, 2020.

2020 Queensland Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Grey Lion
  • 2nd: #5 Free Fly Too
  • 3rd: #6 Fastnet Cyclone



The Queensland Cup is a Listed race that takes place at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Racecourse in late July at the end of the annual Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

One of two black-type features on Queensland Cup Day, the race offers a lucrative $200,000 in prize money and attracts the season’s genuine stayers as it takes place over the traditional cup distance of two miles (3200m) – the same as the iconic Melbourne Cup in the spring and the Sydney Cup each autumn.

A quality handicap race, the Queensland Cup field is made up of gallopers coming off traditional lead-up races including the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) held a fortnight earlier or a Sydney lead-up like the Listed Winter Cup (2400m) over the mile and a half at the start of the month at Rosehill Gardens.

The 2018 edition of the Queensland Cup took place at the Sunshine Coast and was known as The Queen’s Cup before returning to Eagle Farm in 2019.

Note: The 2020 Queensland Cup race was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for Doomben Racecourse over a decreased distance of 2200m offering $125,000 on Saturday October 10, 2020 and won by Grey Lion. 

Queensland Cup 2020
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Distance: 3200m (2200m in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Status: Listed
Prize Money: $200,000 ($125,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Conditions: Qlty Hcp

200 Queensland Cup Results

  • 1st: #2 Grey Lion
  • 2nd: #5 Free Fly Too
  • 3rd: #6 Fastnet Cyclone

Nine-year-old Grey Lion ($9.50) returned to winning form thanks to a top training performance by Matthew Smith and 10/10 Robbie Fradd ride in the 2020 Queensland Cup results.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 GREY LION (IRE) Matthew Smith Robbie Fradd 7 59kg $9.50
2 5 FREE FLY TOO Desleigh Forster Ben Thompson 0.2L 6 54kg $5
3 6 FASTNET CYCLONE (IRE) Stuart Kendrick Luke Tarrant 0.4L 8 54kg $10
4 3 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker James Orman 1.65L 4 55kg $2.60F
5 8 READY FOR DANGER Matthew Dunn Matthew McGillivray 5.15L 3 54kg $101
6 4 SIR BARNABUS Jason Edwards Taylor Marshall 5.45L 5 54.5kg $26
7 7 STARDOME (NZ) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 5.85L 2 54kg $5
8 1 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 6.6L 1 59kg $8.50

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Queensland Cup Betting

The Queensland Cup 2020 betting odds and market links to the winter staying feature at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available for punters below the week of the race.

The last favourite in Queensland Cup betting to salute was Azuro ($2.70 in 2019).

2020 Queensland Cup Field

The Queensland Cup Field of Final Acceptors is announced by Racing Queensland the Wednesday of race week and features the top stayers of the winter racing season that could be graduates of lead-up events such as the Caloundra Cup.

Note: The Queensland Cup field faces off during the spring season due to COVID-19 and will feature a host of staying types more suited to the lesser 2200m distance than the traditional two-miles. 

Chris Waller’s Toowoomba Cup winner Alward will jump from barrier one facing seven rivals in Saturday’s rescheduled 2020 Queensland Cup field taking on the likes of the Bjorn Baker-trained favourite Fun Fact and the always-honest Grey Lion.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7×57437251 ALWARD (IRE) Chris Waller Luke Dittman 1 59kg 99
2 0880×08303 GREY LION (IRE) Matthew Smith Robbie Fradd 7 59kg 99
3 51625×0263 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker James Orman 4 55kg 91
4 x182073149 SIR BARNABUS Jason Edwards Taylor Marshall 5 54.5kg 90
5 1038x5x522 FREE FLY TOO Desleigh Forster Ben Thompson 6 54kg 84
6 33×4123311 FASTNET CYCLONE (IRE) Stuart Kendrick Luke Tarrant 8 54kg 82
7 3314214623 STARDOME (NZ) Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 2 54kg 79
8 1107×96963 READY FOR DANGER Matthew Dunn Matthew McGillivray 3 54kg 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Queensland Cup Nominations

The Queensland Cup 2020 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be listed below.

Chris Waller’s last start Toowoomba Cup winner Alward heads the 2020 Queensland Cup nominations and weights for the rescheduled event to be held at Doomben on the same day as Melbourne’s Caulfield Guineas Day card and the Spring Champion Stakes meeting in Sydney.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7×57437251 ALWARD (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 1= 59kg 59kg 99
2 0880×08303 GREY LION (IRE) G 9 Matthew Smith 1= 59kg 59kg 99
3 51625×0263 FUN FACT G 5 Bjorn Baker 3= 55kg 55kg 91
4 42944×3338 ALIFEROUS M 5 Kris Lees 3= 54kg 53kg 91
5 x182073149 SIR BARNABUS G 6 Jason Edwards 5 54.5kg 54.5kg 90
6 5046227422 TOP PROSPECT (NZ) G 7 Kris Lees 6 54kg 54kg 89
7 1038x5x522 FREE FLY TOO G 6 Desleigh Forster 7 54kg 51.5kg 84
8 33×4123311 FASTNET CYCLONE (IRE) G 8 Stuart Kendrick 8 54kg 50.5kg 82
9 3314214623 STARDOME (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 9 54kg 49kg 79
10 228807×773 IMPAVIDO G 7 Jay Bellamy 10 54kg 44kg 69
11 6×70932102 ZOFGOLD M 5 Greg Ryan 11 54kg 37.5kg 60
12 1107×96963 READY FOR DANGER G 7 Matthew Dunn 12 54kg 52kg 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Queensland Cup Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Queensland Cup
1st
Grey Lion
2:14.13

(2200m)

2nd Free Fly Too
3rd Fastnet Cyclone
2019
Queensland Cup
1st
Azuro
3:29.39
2nd Social Element
3rd Yogi
2018
Queensland Cup 
(Queen’s Cup)
1st
Plot Twist
3:31.36
2nd Anton En Avant
3rd Megablast
2017
Queensland Cup
1st
Araldo Junior
3.28.01
2nd My Diamantine
3rd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
2016
Queensland Cup
1st
Murphy’s Delight
3:34.91
2nd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
3rd Viva Espana
2015
Queensland Cup
1st
Mister Impatience
3:31.16
2nd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
3rd Monaco Doll
2014
Queensland Cup
1st
Iggi Pop
3:21.26
2nd Pop ‘N’ Scotch
3rd Brayroan
2013
Queensland Cup
1st
Turner Bayou
3:25.87
2nd Fifth Column
3rd Verdant
2012
Queensland Cup
1st
Spechenka
3:21.28
2nd Maythehorsebemagic
3rd Fantastic Blue
2011
Queensland Cup
1st
Tinseltown
3:25.13
2nd Smoking Chimneys
3rd Raeburn
2010
Queensland Cup
1st
Solid Billing
3:23.14
2nd Dave The Dude
3rd Mr Mayfair
2009
Queensland Cup
1st
Cape Breton
3:27.74
2nd Petushki
3rd Kerdem
2008
Queensland Cup
1st
Kerdem
3:37.61
2nd Sky Biscuit
3rd Rezone
2007
Queensland Cup
1st
race not held
2nd race not held
3rd race not held
2006
Queensland Cup
1st
Respect
3:20.69
2nd Dicktator
3rd Rezone
2005
Queensland Cup
1st
Double Portion
3:23.00
2nd Fires Of Ireland
3rd Beau
2004
Queensland Cup
1st
Regal Punch
3:23.70
2nd Navy Blue
3rd Kingsrule
2003
Queensland Cup
1st
Kugelhopf
3:19.40
2nd Barhill
3rd Up The Bid
2002
Queensland Cup
1st
Time Signal
3:20.50
2nd Yuppie
3rd Kugelhopf
2001
Queensland Cup
1st
Gillespie
3:18.90
2nd Chargold
3rd Acorn Icon
2000
Queensland Cup
1st
Green Diamond
3:20.10
2nd Lordnor
3rd Celtic Revenge

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