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Lord Mayors Cup

The Lord Mayors Cup is a Group 3 weight-for-age race that takes place each year in May at Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $125,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Lord Mayors Cup was won by Order Again from Tom Melbourne with Le Juge third.

Held on Gr1 Doomben 10,000 day, the Lord Mayors Cup is one of several group races that feature on one of the biggest race days of the Brisbane winter racing carnival.

Lord Mayors Cup info

Date: Saturday 25th May 2019
Track: Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Weight-for-age
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000
2019 Winner: Order Again

The Lord Mayors Cup is a 1600m race held under weight-for-age conditions that is typically contested by predominantly local gallopers. Not usually an overly high class affair, more often than not the Lord Mayors Cup is simply an event for handy types, although 1999 Caulfield Cup winner Sky Heights (2001) managed to win this race.

Lord Mayors Cup combatants may head on to a race like the Gr2 PJ O'Shea Stakes at Eagle Farm on Oaks Day, although it has not been a great guide in recent years.

Three-year-olds might consider tackling the Gr2 Queensland Guineas on Stradbroke day the following month at Eagle Farm. Rothesay (2010) went on to win the Gr2 Queensland Guineas at his next start.

Order Again (2019) ran fifth in the Listed Members' Handicap over 1600m at Doomben before taking out this event in great style for local trainer Brian Smith.

Recent Lord Mayors Cup winners include Duca Valentinois (2018) and Col 'n' Lil (2017).

2019 Lord Mayors Cup result

1. $5.50 Order Again 59.0 Larry Cassidy
2. $2.80 Tom Melbourne 59.0 Blake Shinn
3. $7.50 Le Juge 59.0 Robbie Fradd

then followed
4. $51.00 Salsonic 59.0 Ron Stewart
5. $8.50 Duca Valentinois 59.0 James McDonald
6. $21.00 Bergerac 59.0 Michael Murphy
7. $26.00 Articus 59.0 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $5.00 Lite'n In My Veins 59.0 Jamie Kah
9. $21.00 Sovereign Nation 59.0 Jeff Lloyd
10. $151.00 Fit For Purpose 59.0 Dale Smith
11. $19.00 Cellarman 59.0 Tommy Berry
12. $101.00 Beefeater 59.0 Michael Cahill
13. $101.00 Karavali 57.0 Corey Brown

Margins: 0.75, 1 len
Time: 1:34.37

Other group races held on the same day as the Lord Mayors Cup include the Gr2 Sires Produce Stakes, Gr3 Lady Of The Turf Stakes and Gr3 Premiers Cup.

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Lord Mayors Cup winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Order Again Tom Melbourne Le Juge 1:34.3
2018 Duca Valentinois Sheiswhatsheis Coldstone 1:37.6
2017 Col 'n' Lil Duca Valentinois Elle Lou 1:39.1
2016 Mighty Lucky Pajaro Malice 1:36.0
2015 Strawberry Boy Lucky Lago I'm Imposing 1:35.6
2014 Angel Of Mercy Wistful Cameo 1:35.7
2013 Solzhenitsyn Transporter Epic 1:36.6
2012 Solzhenitsyn Firebolt Ginga Dude 1:35.9
2011 Firebolt St Germaine Tagus 1:35.4
2010 Rothesay Our Lukas Hadaaf 1:36.4
2009 Rampant Lion Solo Flyer Rags To Riches 1:36.4
2008 Rum Dum Majorca Mitanni 1:35.9
2007 Headturner Beauty Watch Mr Ubiquitous 1:36.1
2006 Cog Hill Spirit Of Tara Villa Bled 1:35.4
2005 Tickle Platinum Scissors Raw Instinct 2:06.4
2004 This Manshood St Basil Another Warrior 2:04.6
2003 Restless The Kildare Kid Eminence Grise 2:04.4
2002 Freemason Restless Brighter Scene 2:07.7
2001 Sky Heights Yippyio Tis Love 2:04.0
2000 Integrate Figurehead My Duke 2:09.7
1999 Joss Sticks Istidaad Genes Interest 2:05.9
1998 Only A Lady Marble Halls Gentle Wind 2:10.9
1997 Washed Out
1996 Washed Out
1995 Arborea Pindi Waikikamukau 2:07.9
1994 Tusk Hunter Big Barron Full Suit 2:08.7
1993 Coolong Road Silk Ali Karaoke 2:02.5
1992 Cool Credit Mountain Rule Full Suit 2:06.4
1991 Comrade Donegal Mist Majestic Boy 2:01.9
1990 Red Chiffon Easy Now Chill Factor 2:05.0
1989 Bravery Tawrrific Miss Stephenson 2:05.3
1988 Miss Stephenson Prince Toronaga Evasion 2:06.8