The BRC Sprint is a Group 3 Quality Handicap race held each May at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1350 metres and is worth $125,000 in prizemoney. The 2017 BRC Sprint was won by Jungle Edge from High Midnight with Ulmann third.
Formerly known as the 'BTC Sprint', the race was changed to the BRC Sprint after the merger of the QTC & BTC race clubs and takes place on Group 1 Doomben Cup day during the Brisbane winter racing carnival.
|Date:||Saturday 19th May 2018|
|Track:||Doomben racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2017 Winner:||Jungle Edge|
The BRC Sprint is run under quality handicap conditions and suits improving horses who can get in with a light weight to beat the handicapper. Generally attracing a more than handy field of sprinters, the race takes place over the same course & distance as the Doomben feature sprint race the following week, the Gr1 Doomben 10,000 over 1350m at weight-for-age.
Although the race attracts reasonable fields, the BRC Sprint has not been a great guide to the Doomben 10000 in recent times, with Chief De Beers (1998) the last galloper to win the BRC Sprint & Doomben 10000 double. River Lad (2014) went on to win the winter carnival feature sprint, the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap, after winning this race.
The Gr2 QTC Cup on Oaks Day in June at Eagle Farm may be next on the agenda for gallopers contesting this race, while the better horses engaged might consider tackling the stronger Doomben 10,000 the following Saturday at Doomben. Celtic Dancer (6th in 2012) went on to win the QTC Cup after running sixth in this event.
Jungle Edge (2017) ran fifth in the listed Wangoom Handicap over 1200m at Warrnambool in provincial Victoria before making the journey to Brisbane to win this event in comfortable fashion. Recent BRC Sprint winners include Snippets Land (2016) and Charlie Boy (2015).
1. $6.50 Jungle Edge 58.0 Kevin Forrester
2. $21.00 High Midnight 56.5 Glyn Schofield
3. $3.90 Ulmann 56.5 John Allen
4. $21.00 Handfast 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
5. $12.00 Sir Moments 57.5 Damian Browne
6. $10.00 Snippets Land 56.5 Hugh Bowman
7. $9.50 Federal 56.5 James Doyle
8. $20.00 Man Of His Word 56.5 Tim Clark
9. $3.60 Splurge 56.5 Opie Bosson
10. $31.00 Jopa 56.5 Corey Brown
Margins: 2.3 len, 0.1 len
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|2017||Jungle Edge||High Midnight||Ulmann||1:21.4|
|2015||Charlie Boy||Rock Sturdy||Nite Rocker||1:19.1|
|2014||River Lad||Benny's Buttons||Fire Up Fifi||1:19.6|
|2012||Tiger Tees||Meet George||Steel Zip||1:18.7|
|2009||Court Command||El Cambio||Hard To Catch||1:18.1|
|2008||Helideck||Absolut Glam||Mr Hornblower||1:18.2|
|2007||Friday Creek||Mr Hornblower||Son Of Dane||1:18.5|
|2006||Hard To Catch||Amex||Consular||1:18.4|
|2005||Ballet Society||River To The Sea||Recapitalize||1:17.9|
|2003||Emission||Cariboo||Court Of Jewels||1:17.9|
|2002||Carael Boy||Make Mine Magic||King Lotto||1:18.1|
|2001||Zariz||King Lotto||Treasure The Kwila||1:18.3|
|2000||Pleasure Giver||Brighter Scene||Narwong||1:20.3|
|1999||Pleasure Giver||Rodway Sea||Adam||1:19.2|
|1998||Chief De Beers||Blazing Steel||Ajaccio||1:17.5|
|1997||Poetic King||Chief De Beers||Confiscate||1:19.1|
|1996||Taos||Gold Ace||Quick Return||1:21.8|
|1995||Cohort||Chief De Beers||Inside Edge||1:18.4|
|1994||Simonstad||All Our Mob||Capestad||1:18.0|
|1992||Barrosa Boy||Baanya Boy||Megs Ego||1:20.0|
|1991||Tinys Finito||Miss Comanche||Dannatelle||1:19.7|
|1990||Tinys Finito||Potrero||Prince Trialia||1:19.7|
|1989||Count Henri||Potrero||Dieu D Or||1:25.9|
|1988||Lots Of Rule||Mirraben||Cool Report||1:18.5|