Brisbane Cup 2019

Saturday June 8, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The P.J. O’Shea Stakes serves as a good lead-up to the Brisbane Cup each winter

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 June. The event, and all others on the card, traditionally runs at Eagle Farm Racecourse but has been run and won at Doomben Racecourse in recent years due to the ongoing track issues at Eagle Farm.

When held at Eagle Farm, the Brisbane Cup is contested over 2400m but the stayers do battle over a shorter 2200m when the quality handicap takes place at sister track Doomben.

There is a generous $400,000 in total prize money on offer in the Brisbane Cup, which serves as a nice next-up option for graduates out of the Group 2 P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2200m) run the week before or 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 three Group 1 races: the Stradbroke Handicap, JJ Atkins and Queensland Derby. The Brisbane Cup also originally held Group 1 status up until its down grade in 2007. As a Group 1 the event was also contested over the 3200m, two-mile traditional cup distance like the Melbourne Cup in the spring and the autumn’s Sydney Cup.

The latest edition of the Brisbane Cup ran on Saturday June 8, 2019 and was won by Doomben Cup placegetter Sixties Groove. 

Brisbane Cup Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 2400m
  • 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 and the previous Saturday’s P.J. O’Shea Stakes 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.

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.

2019 Brisbane Cup Odds

Our top Brisbane Cup 2019 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.

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, even when contested over a shorter 2200m at Doomben instead of the 2400m at Eagle Farm.

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 along with the Group 2 P.J. O’Shea Stakes (2200m) – formerly the Eagle Farm Cup – held the week before.

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

2019 Brisbane Cup Field

The official Brisbane Cup 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be published below so stay tuned to see what stayers make the cut in the handicap clash.

The 2019 Brisbane Cup field has drawn a capacity line-up with 18 confirmed stayers plus two emergencies. Heading Brisbane Cup betting this winter is the Kris Lees-trained Sixties Groove despite his wide draw (17). Damien Oliver rides the in-form galloper who comes off a string of excellent placings including the third in the Doomben Cup and second to the same mare – Kenedna – in last weekend’s Group 2 P.J. O’Shea Stakes. The other danger is progressive Gold Coast galloper The Candy Man who is also drawn wide (15) and chases his eighth win on the trot following his eye-catching Premier’s Cup Group 3 success over the 2200m at the Farm on May 25.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 00×2622008 BIG DUKE (IRE) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 20 58kg 106
2 691514×677 TALLY James Cummings Tim Clark 12 58kg 106
3 11x310x332 SIXTIES GROOVE (IRE) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 17 57kg 104
4 x64201x611 GREY LION (IRE) Matthew Smith Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 56.5kg 103
5 1179×81832 HARIPOUR (IRE) Chris Waller Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg 103
6 211512×706 EXOTERIC (GB) Chris Waller James McDonald 5 55kg 100
7 2211×11111 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Michael Cahill 15 55kg 100
8 5519×93700 RED ALTO Brent Stanley Corey Brown 1 54kg 98
9 9024×94110 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2 54kg 98
10 1x6421x508 TUMULTUOUS Chris Waller Robbie Fradd 6 54kg 98
11 3510760×40 MISS ADMIRATION Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Michael Walker 19 53kg 99
12 1412×94223 IGRAINE (GER) Robert Priscott Ron Stewart 14 53kg 97
13 1173×91609 OUR LIBRETTO (NZ) Grahame Begg Jamie Kah 7 53kg 97
14 078×056782 SOPRESSA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Craig Williams 11 53kg 92
15 000×026522 SIN TO WIN (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 18 53kg 91
16 539640×027 MASTER ZEPHYR (GB) Tony Haydon Luke Tarrant 8 53kg 88
17 2048×25775 CHILLIN WITH DYLAN Ben Ahrens Mark Du Plessis 13 53kg 82
18 2×55614139 SIR BARNABUS Jason Edwards Dale Smith 16 53kg 77
19e 1061746318 BOBBY DEE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman TBA 10 53kg 76
20e 591156426 MRS MADRID Anthony Cummings TBA 3 53kg 70

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, 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.

2019 Brisbane Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Brisbane Cup 2019 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 $300,000 classic.

#7 IGRAINE ($14) – To Place

One of the most consistent bets of the season to run in the top three has been this Kiwi-trained mare IGRAINE, the six-year-old daughter of Galileo having run a nostril-flare second in the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap (2000m) two back at Doomben before her third in the the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) behind the flying THE CANDY MAN. He’s the one the punters want on Saturday, but he rises in kilos while the mare drops making her a genuine danger as a forgotten $14 shot. Sure, she couldn’t hold them last start but she’s brave and doesn’t know how to run a bad race.

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 P.J. O’Shea Stakes. 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.

2019 Brisbane Cup Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Brisbane Cup 2019 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 and the mare Lights Of Heaven (2012) who rounded out that season’s Caulfield Cup trifecta in October.

2019 Brisbane Cup Results

The official Brisbane Cup 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 8, 2019.

Brisbane Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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