The Ipswich Cup is a Listed staying race held at Ipswich Racecourse in Queensland towards the end of June as part of the wider Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.
Contested over 2150m, the quality handicap offers $175,000 in prize money.
The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival officially comes to an end the weekend prior with Stradbroke Handicap Day and is followed by the Ipswich Cup Day races.
Ipswich Cup Day is also host to the Listed $200,000 Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) and the Listed $150,000 Gai Waterhouse Classic (1200m) for fillies and mares.
From 1986 – 2006 the Ipswich Cup held Group 3 status before being demoted back to its current Listed status.
The latest edition of the Ipswich Cup ran on Saturday June 18, 2022 and saw the Chris Munce-trained Smart Meteor ($20) score an upset win.
2022 Ipswich Cup Results
The complete Ipswich Cup 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race takes place on Saturday June 18, 2022.
- 1st: #7 Smart Meteor ($20)
- 2nd: #5 Our Intrigue
- 3rd: #8 Street Dancer
Ipswich Cup Race Info
- Date: Saturday June 18, 2022
- Track: Ipswich Racecourse
- Distance: 2150m
- Conditions: Quality Handicap
- Status: Listed
- Prize Money: $175,000
Ipswich Cup Betting
Ipswich Cup betting markets are led by in-form winter stayers with previous form in similar grade Queensland races.
Any interstate raiders making the trip up to the sunshine state for the event also sit high up the Ipswich Cup odds each season.
Tradesman ($1.80 in 2018) was the last favourite in Ipswich Cup betting to salute for the punters.
There was a notable upset in 2021 when Happy Go Plucky won at Ipswich Cup odds of $21, and again in 2022 with Smart Meteor won at $20.
2022 Ipswich Cup Odds
The season’s best Ipswich Cup 2022 betting odds and links to our markets on the field will be available right here as soon as released so stay tuned for the best Queensland winter racing odds online.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Ipswich Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.
Ipswich Cup Field
The Ipswich Cup field attracts a quality line-up of stayers coming off lead-up runs either in Queensland or interstate in similar grade and distance events.
Potential lead-up races to the Ipswich Cup field each season include the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m) held the weekend before or the Group 3 Premier’s Cup in late May also run in Brisbane. Smart Meteor (11th in 2022) was the last Ipswich Cup winner to come via a lead-up run in the Premier’s Cup.
Ipswich Cup runners may have also had an earlier run in Brisbane’s Group 1 $1 million Doomben Cup (2000m).
Following a run in the Ipswich Cup field there are plenty of following winter racing options for graduates including the the Listed $300,000 Caloundra Cup (2400m) on the Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in early July and the Listed $200,000 Grafton Cup (2350m) held in New South Wales.
For runners that may be keen to race on the quick back-up, the Group 3 $200,000 Tattersall’s Cup (2400m) run the following Saturday back at Eagle Farm on Tattersall’s Tiara Day is another option for Ipswich Cup horses.
Recently, the 2021 Ipswich Cup winner Happy Go Plucky went on to run third in that year’s Caloundra Cup results.
Ipswich Cup nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and final acceptances are out on the Tuesday.
2022 Ipswich Cup Field
The official Ipswich Cup 2022 Final Field & Barriers on the event will be provided in full below once announced on the Tuesday of race week so stay tuned to see the list of stayers set to face off in the winter feature.
The 2022 Ipswich Cup field attracted a capacity line-up of hopefuls with the Annabel Neasham-trained favourite, last start Eagle Farm winner Bartholomeu Dias, coming up trumps with gate three.
2022 Ipswich Cup Nominations
The Ipswich Cup 2022 early entries are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event with the full nominations to be published below.
The Ipswich Cup 2022 nominations drew 24 stayers including Annabel Neasham’s last start Eagle Farm winner Bartholomeu Dias and the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Le Don De Vie.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||0x60x30412||ARAPAHO (FR)||G||5||Bjorn Baker|
|2||x11x80x020||BALLISTIC BOY||G||5||Chris Anderson||101|
|3||24466×7806||BARADE (FR)||G||7||Jack Bruce||83|
|4||x172004x91||BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB)||G||7||Annabel Neasham||93|
|5||4110x4x805||BERDIBEK (FR)||G||8||John O’Shea||102|
|6||411414×623||CHAKANA (NZ)||M||4||Stephen Marsh||72|
|7||366×644702||DUNHILL (NZ)||G||4||Kelvin Tyler||72|
|8||213×798500||HONORABLE SPIRIT||G||5||John Smerdon||79|
|9||5146×33021||KIPLING’S JOURNEY||G||3||Peter & Will Hulbert||64|
|10||5152594688||LADY SOLERNO||M||8||Ronald Cameron||67|
|11||70x5054x10||LE DON DE VIE (GB)||G||6||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||102|
|12||2×01117169||OSTERMEIER||G||4||Alyssa & Troy Sweeney||76|
|13||25132×9424||OUR INTRIGUE (NZ)||M||6||Chris Waller|
|15||8×05512645||SEAT OF POWER (IRE)||G||7||Gary Duncan||90|
|16||62266×5453||SKYMAN (GB)||G||6||Chris Waller|
|17||6131238630||SMART METEOR||G||5||Chris Munce||88|
|19||5x7x213141||STREET DANCER||G||4||David Vandyke||82|
|20||2200×71516||SWORDS DRAWN||G||6||Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray||92|
|21||33×8273258||TAVION PRINCE (NZ)||G||6||Tony Gollan||82|
|22||21140×9209||TOP ORDER||G||5||Kim Anderson||73|
|23||14×6008136||WINSTON BLUE||G||4||Neil Hocking||59|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Ipswich Cup Tips
Good Ipswich Cup tips include backing stayers coming off a top three run in Group 2 or 3 grade over the 2000m – 2400m distance range in Brisbane and any past Ipswich winners.
The male runners make a good bet in Ipswich Cup tipping with only a handful of mares having recently won the race. Since Portland Singa (2004) the only female runners to win the Ipswich Cup are Bianca (2008) and Anagold (2013).
2022 Ipswich Cup Tips
Our insider Ipswich Cup 2022 betting tips and Black-Type Queensland racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you know what mares to get behind at the best odds on Ipswich Cup Day.
Ipswich Cup Form Guide
The Ipswich Cup form guide features all the essential stats and info including the jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.
The Ipswich Cup form has gone on to be franked in tougher staying events plenty of times over the years including the 2006 winner Sphenophyta continuing on to take out Flemington’s Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m).
2022 Ipswich Cup Form Guide
A link to our insider Ipswich Cup Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Ipswich Cup Results
Notable recent Ipswich Cup winners include: the only dual champion since 1948 Our Lukas (2009 & 2010), Maurus (2016) and Tradesman (2018).
Looking further back in Ipswich Cup history, the event has been won by a number of quality stayers and Group 1 winners including Caulfield Cup champion Sometime who with Confidence in the 1963 Ipswich Cup results.
Note, there was no Ipswich Cup held in 2000 due to COVID-19.
|2022||Smart Meteor||Our Intrigue||Street Dancer|
|2021||Happy Go Plucky||So You Win||Flash Aah|
Race not held
|2018||Tradesman||First Crush||All In Vogue|
|2017||Self Sense||Benzini||Jumbo Prince|
|2015||Danchai||Banca Mo||Darci Be Good|
|2014||Brave Ali||Noisy Ocean||Grey Assignment|
|2013||Anagold||High Kin||Za Magic|
|2012||Shenzhou Steeds||Kinnersley||Warrior Within|
|2011||Gold In Dubai||Danagaze||Our Lukas|
|2010||Our Lukas||Frozone||Warrior Within|
|2008||Bianca||Rampant Lion||Art Success|
|2005||Forest Jim||Motivate||Classic Karla|
|2004||Portland Singa||Motivate||Forest Jim|
|2003||Mowerman||Mon Mekki||Victory Smile|
|2002||Awesome Weather||Victory Smile||Lord Of The Pines|
|2001||Henderson Bay||British Buska||Go Clinton|
|2000||I Reign Supreme||Director’s Special||Thursday’s Child|