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Brisbane Cup

The Brisbane Cup is a Group 2 open handicap race held annually each June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and worth $300,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Brisbane Cup was won by Sedanzer from Anton En Avant with Kiwia third.

Taking place on Eagle Farm's major race day of the year, Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap day, the Brisbane Cup is the feature distance event on a huge day of group racing action in Brisbane.

Brisbane Cup info

Date: Saturday 8th June 2019
Track: Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 2400 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $300,000
2018 Winner: Sedanzer

The Brisbane Cup was first run in 1871 at Eagle Farm and raced over a distance of 3200m at Group 1 level until 2007, when the race distance was reduced to 2400m and the race status downgraded to a Group 2 event. Since 2009 the Brisbane Cup has been held on Stradbroke Day after previously being held on the Queen's Birthday holiday on a Monday.

Typically attracting predominantly handy local stayers, some talented interstate raiders have been successful over the years including the ill-fated Bart Cumming's galloper Viewed (2008) who went on to win the time honoured Gr1 Melbourne Cup the following spring after winning the Brisbane Cup.

Races such as the Gr1 Doomben Cup or Gr2 PJ O'Shea Stakes are typical lead up races to the Brisbane Cup and Scenic Shot (2009) managed a clean sweep of all three races when he won the Doomben Cup and PJ O'Shea Stakes on his way to winning this event.

More recently Lights Of Heaven (2012) finished runner-up in the Doomben Cup before taking out the PJ O'Shea Stakes & Brisbane Cup double. She also travelled to Melbourne the following spring to run third in the Gr1 Caulfield Cup at Caulfield.

Sedanzer (2018) finished third in the Gr3 Premier's Cup over 2200m at Doomben prior to her easy victory in this event and recent Brisbane Cup winners include Chocante (2017) and Benzini (2016).

2018 Brisbane Cup result

1. $2.80 Sedanzer 53.0 Tim Clark
2. $20.00 Anton En Avant 53.0 Matthew McGillivray
3. $5.00 Kiwia 54.0 Michael Dee

then followed
4. $5.50 Ambitious 59.5 Craig Williams
5. $15.00 Nozomi 53.0 Jim Byrne
6. $14.00 The Wildflower 53.0 James Winks
7. $31.00 My Diamantine 53.0 Ronnie Stewart
8. $5.00 Naval Warfare 53.0 Kerrin McEvoy

Margins: 2.25 len, 2.25 len
Time: 2:18.39

The Gr1 Queensland Derby, Gr1 The TJ Smith and Gr2 Dane Ripper Quality are also held on the same day as the Brisbane Cup at Eagle Farm.

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Brisbane Cup winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Sedanzer Anton En Avant Kiwia 2:18.3
2017 Chocante Single Gaze Pemberley 2:15.0
2016 Benzini Sir John Hawkwood Junoob 2:31.6
2015 Jetset Lad Sense Of Occasion Epingle 2:15.0
2014 Floria Moriarty Zephyron 2:25.6
2013 Moriarty Quintessential Zennista 2:29.1
2012 Lights Of Heaven Dance With Her Mawingo 2:29.6
2011 Tullamore Glass Harmonium De Fine Lago 2:27.5
2010 Crossthestart Scouting Wide Ekstreme 2:27.5
2009 Scenic Shot Ready To Lift Tinseltown 2:34.6
2008 Viewed Fulmonti Sky Biscuit 2:35.9
2007 Newport Lilakyn Ice Chariot 2:28.1
2006 Art Success Gorgeous George Sculptor 3:22.4
2005 Portland Singa Shamrock Shore Regal Punch 3:20.8
2004 Danestorm Pentastic Upsetthym 3:20.2
2003 Piachay County Tyrone Homewrecker 3:22.5
2002 Prized Gem Majestic Avenue Nauders 3:24.6
2001 Star Covet Citi Habit Karasi 3:17.4
2000 Yippyio Sharscay Karasi 3:24.9
1999 Sheer Kingston Perpetual Check Ears Ronny 3:23.7
1998 Praise Indeed Yobro Star Covet 3:22.3
1997 Desert Chill Sapio Sharscay 3:24.6
1996 Dupain Maxam Super Slew 3:20.6
1995 Desert Chill Protaras Bay Few Are Chosen 3:18.8
1994 Sky Flyer Cool Credit Cross Swords 3:15.7
1993 Barbut Delcia Cool Affair Silk Ali 3:19.8
1992 Grooming Mr Eurostar Mountain Rule 3:20.1
1991 Just A Dancer Spring Thaw Donegal Mist 3:32.8
1990 Shuzohra Lord Hybrow King Aussie 3:32.0
1989 Coshking Lord Hybrow The Brotherhood 3:24.5
1988 Lord Hybrow Pakura Boy Round The World 3:26.2

Both the 2015 and 2018 Brisbane Cup were run over 2200m at Doomben.