Brisbane Cup 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Sydney Cup graduates from the autumn make a nice Brisbane Cup tip.

The time-honoured Brisbane Cup is a Group 2 support act run on the biggest race day of the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival – Stradbroke Handicap – in early to mid June. The event, and all others on the card, traditionally runs at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is currently contested over the genuine two-mile cup distance of 3200m.

2022 Brisbane Cup winner Irish Sequel

2022 Brisbane Cup winner Irish Sequel (pictured in Sydney). Photo: Steve Hart.

Run and won since 1866, the Brisbane Cup has taken place over a variety of distances, but is back to 3200m for the first time in 2021 since 2006.

There is a generous $400,000 in total prize money on offer in the Brisbane Cup, which formerly served as a nice next-up option for graduates out of the Group 2 P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2200m). In 2021 a change to the carnival line-up sees the P.J. O’Shea Stakes rebranded as the $1.2 million The Q22 and it now runs on the same day as the Brisbane Cup.

Horses then may come into the Brisbane Cup field via the previous month’s Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m). Scenic Shot (2009) was the last horse to do the Doomben Cup – Brisbane Cup double, also winning the latter the former for a second time in 2011. With the increase in Brisbane Cup prize money the race has become an end-of-winter target in itself for many stayers.

The meeting is headlined by two Group 1 races with the Stradbroke Handicap and the JJ Atkins. The Brisbane Cup also originally held Group 1 status up until its down grade in 2007. During it’s time as a Group 1 the event was also contested over the 3200m like the Melbourne Cup in the spring and the autumn’s Sydney Cup.

A potential next-up option for the graduates out of the Brisbane Cup is the $200,000 Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) run on Tatt’s Tiara Day.

The latest edition of the Brisbane Cup ran on Saturday June 10, 2023 as part of Eagle Farm’s Stradbroke Day card and saw the Chris Waller-trained Selino ($9) enjoy his first win since the 2021 Sydney Cup over two years ago. 

2023 Brisbane Cup Results

The official Brisbane Cup 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 10, 2023.

  • 1st: #3 Selino
  • 2nd: #8 Warning
  • 3rd: #5 True Marvel

In a master training performance by Chris Waller his now seven-year-old former Sydney Cup winner Selino ($9) enjoyed his first victory since the Group 1 back in 2021 given a perfectly-timed ride from the back by Nash Rawiller to loom down the outside late and defeat Warning by just over a half-length in the 2023 Brisbane Cup results.

Brisbane Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 10, 2023
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 3200m
  • Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $400,000
  • First Run: 1866

Brisbane Cup Betting

Brisbane Cup betting opens the week leading-up to the race and features the winter’s top stayers. Horses that have run well in the key lead-up races including the Doomben Cup or the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2400m) on Queensland Derby Day sit top of the Brisbane Cup odds.

Any previous Brisbane race experience bodes well for the best in Brisbane Cup betting, but interstate raiders have had plenty of recent success in the race including the 2022 success of Chris Waller’s last start Winter Cup winner in Sydney Irish Sequel.

Waller also won the 2023 Brisbane Cup with his 2021 Sydney Cup champ Selino back in winning form.

Brisbane Cup odds also suit the better-weighted runners, class horses in the mix and if there are wet tracks about in the winter obviously the proven mudlarks.

Knights Order ($3.70EF in 2021) was the last favourite in Brisbane Cup betting to salute when defeating the equal favourite Carif home by nearly five lengths.

2023 Brisbane Cup Odds

Our top Brisbane Cup 2023 racing odds and betting market links will be available below as soon as available so stay tuned to back your favourite winter stayers at the right prices.

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Brisbane Cup Field

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Brisbane Cup winner Lights Of Heaven (2012) went on to run third in that year’s Caulfield Cup in the spring. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Brisbane Cup field attracts a quality line-up of genuine stayers, especially from 2021 when the event ran back up over 3200m.

There are a host of nice lead-up races for gallopers into the Brisbane Cup field including the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) run a fortnight earlier.

The official Brisbane Cup field is out on the Wednesday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day following nominations on the Monday.

2023 Brisbane Cup Field

The official Brisbane Cup 2023 Final Field & Barriers will be published below so stay tuned to see what stayers make the cut in the handicap clash.

The 2023 Brisbane Cup field features a quality line-up of winter stayers with the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained jumps horse Teofilo Star clear favourite after drawing the inside alley.

2023 Brisbane Cup Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 Brisbane Cup race close the Monday of race week with the full list of early entries to be published below.

The 2023 Brisbane Cup nominations attracted 19 winter stayers led in all-in betting by Chris Waller’s Premier’s Cup winner at the track last time out Kukeracha, their Winter Cup winning stablemate at Rosehill Al Aabir, and the flying Teofilo Star hurdle star chasing a fourth win on the trot from the Waterhouse/Bott stable.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 118×112231 AL AABIR (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 93
2 2410×57308 CREDIT CRUNCH M 5 Matthew Smith 70
3 15×6073604 ESSENTIAL SKY (NZ) M 5 John Sargent 70
4 90627×0531 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 102
5 3x9x698156 LONG ARM (IRE) G 7 Peter Gelagotis 82
6 377×514445 MALFY ROSA (NZ) F 3 Chris Gibbs 71
7 48×9722388 NERVE NOT VERVE (NZ) M 7 Michael Moroney 103
8 36107×2048 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 107
9 1211×08640 OTYRAR (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 86
10 3408349841 OUTLANDOS G 6 John Sargent 84
11 3445051449 PLATINUM INVADOR (NZ) G 7 Lisa Latta 102
12 8408×00065 SELINO (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 101
13 885x78x000 SOUTHERN FRANCE (IRE) G 8 Matthew Smith 94
14 49×7612207 SOUTHERN STOCK (NZ) G 4 Chris Munce 78
15 0451100016 TAPPY’S LAD (NZ) G 5 Kerry Taplin 84
16 0x01232111 TEOFILO STAR (IRE) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
17 2505230281 TRUE MARVEL (FR) G 7 Matthew Smith 96
18 074506×004 WARNING G 6 Anthony & Sam Freedman 93
19 42×5650705 YAPHET G 4 Cliff Brown 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Brisbane Cup Tips

Brisbane Cup tips include looking for the best stayers out of the earlier winter staying features in the Sunshine State such as the Doomben Cup held over less distance.

Horses with winning form over 2000 – 2400m, any proven two-mile horses that may have run in Sydney’s Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) over the same distance at Randwick in the autumn, those that sneak into the race on a nice handicap and proven Brisbane performers all make good Brisbane Cup betting tips to take to the bookies each winter.

2023 Brisbane Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Brisbane Cup 2023 tips and exotic Brisbane winter racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page for the stayers to back and sack in the classic.

  • To Win: #5 True Marvel ($13 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Teofilo Star heads the markets but happy to take them on with another hurdler in this flat race feature and have the in-form Matthew Smith-trained True Marvel on top. The consistent seven-year-old is a genuine stayer with a nice 3200m strike-rate (5:1-2-0). In jumps races he has winning form up to 3800m. He was last seen winning a two-mile hurdle race by over three lengths with 69.5kg on May 30. This weekend he drops right back to 55kg with Kerrin McEvoy aboard in two big ticks. Group 1 Sydney Cup runner-up at 100/1 at this distance a few runs back and looks overs in the markets again here.

Brisbane Cup Form Guide

The Brisbane Cup form guide provides punters with all the crucial horse and race info needed to place a well-informed wager on the winter showdown including the saddlecloth and barrier numbers of all the runners, their lead-up form, handicap weight allocations, jockeys and track / distance records.

The best Brisbane Cup form races to follow each winter are the Doomben Cup and the Premier’s Cup.

The Brisbane Cup form has also stacked-up in tougher races during the spring on plenty of occasions including most notable in 2008 when the Bart Cummings-trained Viewed won the Brisbane Cup in the winter and the iconic Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday of November at Flemington that spring.

More recently the 2021 Brisbane Cup winner Knights Order went on to win the following year’s Sydney Cup in the autumn over the same distance at Royal Randwick.

2023 Brisbane Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Brisbane Cup 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Brisbane Cup Results

The Brisbane Cup results have been dominated by class local and visiting interstate stayers enjoying the winter sun in Queensland.

Notable Brisbane Cup winners include that spring’s Melbourne Cup champion Viewed (2008), Scenic Shot (2009) who won that year’s and the 2011 Doomben Cup, the mare Lights Of Heaven (2012) who rounded out that season’s Caulfield Cup trifecta in October, Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott’s subsequent Sydney Cup winner Knights Order (2021), and the 2021 Sydney Cup champ Selino (2023) who returned to winning form in the Queensland two-mile showdown.

Sedanzer (2018) was the last Brisbane Cup winning mare.

No three-year-old has won the Brisbane Cup since the filly Queen’s Road in 1982.

Past Brisbane Cup Winners

Recent Brisbane Cup winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Selino Warning True Marvel 3:23.55
2022 Irish Sequel Through Irish Eyes Sweet Thomas 3:22.24
2021 Knights Order Carif Sweet Thomas 3:22.54

Race Not Held (COVID-19)

2019 Sixties Groove Grey Lion Big Duke 2:29.4
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