The QTC Cup is a Group 2 quality handicap race that takes place in late May or early June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1300 metres and worth $175,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 QTC Cup was won by The Monstar from Platinum Angel with Calanda third.
|Date:||Saturday 1st June 2019|
|Track:||Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2018 Winner:||The Monstar|
The QTC Cup is a sprint event run under quality handicap conditions that's usually made up of mainly local horses and the odd visitor from interstate. It is generally an above average field of gallopers rather than high quality, although champion sprinter Schillaci did win this race in 1992. The race suites emerging types who can sneak in with a light weight.
The Gr3 BTC Cup is a handy lead up race to this event and horses contesting this race may continue on to a race like the Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap the following week at the same track or the Gr3 WJ Healy Stakes on the final day of the carnival, also at Eagle Farm. Top mare Ortensia (2009) went on to run third in the Stradbroke after winning this race.
The Monstar (2018) ran fifth in the Listed Luskin Star Stakes over 1300m at Scone in New South Wales before heading north to Queensland to win this event and recent QTC Cup winners include Deploy (2017) and Spill The Beans (2016).
1. $5.00 The Monstar 57.0 Skye Bogenhuber
2. $4.20 Platinum Angel 53.0 Jeff Lloyd
3. $7.50 Calanda 57.0 Jim Byrne
4. $10.00 Irish Constabulary 56.0 Micheal Hellyer
5. $26.00 Ringo's A Rockstar 56.0 Ron Stewart
6. $10.00 Legless Veuve 57.0 Damian Browne
7. $4.20 Handsome Thief 56.5 Dean Yendall
8. $12.00 Aide Memoire 58.5 Corey Brown
9. $26.00 In His Stride 56.5 James Orman
10. $51.00 Pepperano 54.0 Michael Cahill
Margins: 0.4 len, 0.1 len
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|2018||The Monstar||Platinum Angel||Calanda||1:12.5|
|2016||Spill The Beans||Federal||Stratum Star||1:17.8|
|2015||Ball Of Muscle||That's A Good Idea||Kuro||1:08.4|
|2012||Celtic Dancer||Belltone||Joint Chiefs||1:20.9|
|2011||Varenna Miss||Phelan Ready||Zingaling||1:16.1|
|2010||Catapulted||Border Rebel||Ego's Dare||1:15.1|
|2008||Chinchilla Rose||Black Ink||Easy Rocker||1:19.3|
|2007||Nova Star||Rasmussen||Son Of Dane||1:17.6|
|2005||Sir Breakfast||Beautiful Gem||All Bar One||1:08.7|
|2003||Into The Night||Bomber Bill||Polygram||1:10.6|
|2002||Pembleton||Maitland Gold||Machtig Mini Panis||1:09.2|
|2001||Century Kid||Super Impressive||Federal Agent||1:08.1|
|1998||Scandinavia||City Hall||Al Mansour||1:08.9|
|1995||Bulldog Yeats||Khaptingly||Spanish Mix||1:08.9|
|1994||Bellzevir||Space Moon||Spritely Jet||1:09.5|
|1991||Heavenly Knight||Barrosa Boy||The Bullfighter||1:11.1|
|1990||Rechabite||From The Planet||Planet Ruler||1:10.9|
This race was held at the Sunshine Coast racecourse for the 2018 edition.