Ladbrokes Tip: The Queensland Cup is currently contested over the spring as a potential Caulfield Cup lead-up.
The Queensland Cup is a staying race currently held at Eagle Farm Racecourse over the spring racing carnival having previously been held as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
Formerly a two-mile race over 3,200m the event was postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 and the rescheduled race ran that spring over 2,200m.
In 2021 the event remains a spring feature run in early October on the same day as Melbourne’s Caulfield Guineas Day program but is now run and won over 2,400m.
Offering $130,000 and now contested at set weights plus penalties, the Queensland Cup serves as a potential lead-up into the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m).
The latest edition of the Queensland Cup ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 and was won by the favourite Honorable Spirit ($2.60).
2021 Queensland Cup Results
The complete Queensland Cup 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021.
- 1st: #2 Honorable Spirit
- 2nd: #11 Lunasnit
- 3rd: #8 Fu Ni
Queensland Cup Race Info
- Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
- Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Distance: 2400m
- Conditions: Set Weights + Penalties
- Status: Listed
- Prize Money: $130,000
Queensland Cup Betting
Queensland 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 Queensland Cup odds each season.
With the Queensland Cup race now held in the spring, Sydney’s Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality (2400m) serves as a credible lead-up with Grey Lion (3rd in 2020) the last Queensland Cup winner to come out of that event.
Azuro ($2.70 in 2018) followed by Honorable Spirit ($2.60 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Queensland Cup betting to win.
2021 Queensland Cup Odds
The season’s best Queensland Cup 2021 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 Brisbane spring racing odds online.
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Queensland 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.
Queensland Cup Tips
Good Queensland 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 Eagle Farm winners.
Backing the lighter-weighted runners is also a solid Queensland Cup betting tip with just four horses carrying more than 55.5kg to victory since 2000, most recently Grey Lion (59kg in 2020).
Interstate raiders have a dominant recent record in the Queensland Cup results so backing those coming from Melbourne or Sydney stables can prove profitable when doing the Queensland Cup tipping.
2021 Queensland Cup Tips
Our insider Queensland Cup 2021 betting tips and Black-Type Brisbane racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so you know what mares to get behind at the best odds on Queensland Cup Day.
- To Win: #2 Honourable Spirit ($2.35 at time of publish)
He’s very short in betting but impossible to tip against the rails-drawn favourite from the Gold Coast stables of John Smerdon. Such a consistent horse with a lead-up record that reads 1-1-2-1-2. That form says he is due for a win after running a close second last time out in the Toowoomba Cup. Up in weight and needs to run out a strong mile and a half for the first time, but in red hot form and rails run can help him to do so.
Queensland Cup Field
The Queensland Cup field attracts a quality line-up of stayers coming off lead-up runs either in Queensland or interstate over the mile and a half.
Queensland Cup nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday and final acceptances are out on the Wednesday.
2021 Queensland Cup Field
The official Queensland Cup 2021 Final Field & Barriers on the event will be provided in full below once announced on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see the list of stayers set to face off in the sprint feature.
A field of potential Melbourne-bound stayers do battle in the Queensland Cup 2021 on Saturday with John Smerdon’s Toowoomba Cup runner-up Honorable Spirit the well-backed favourite.
- Scratched: #5 Unamerican (7); #9 Nemingah (6)
2021 Queensland Cup Nominations
The Queensland Cup 2021 early entries are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event with the full nominations to be published below.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x6321x2805||KUKERACHA (NZ)||G||4||Chris Waller||1||60kg||60kg||101|
|2||0097365447||HE RUNS AWAY (ARG)||G||8||Chris Waller||2||54kg||52kg||85|
|3||5231611212||HONORABLE SPIRIT||G||5||John Smerdon||3||54kg||49.5kg||80|
|4||00×0674471||NAVY CROSS||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||4=||54kg||47.5kg||76|
|5||3144352114||TOP ORDER||G||5||Kim Anderson||4=||54kg||47.5kg||76|
|6||5×46438113||UNAMERICAN||G||5||Richard & Michael Freedman||6||54kg||46.5kg||74|
|7||4828×75316||CHOCOLATIER (NZ)||G||7||Corey & Kylie Geran||7||54kg||46kg||73|
|8||292×714212||TIDES OF JUPITER||G||5||Jay Bellamy||8||54kg||44.5kg||70|
|9||13×6826214||FU NI||M||5||Kris Lees||9||54kg||42kg||69|
|10||x236x37222||NEMINGAH (NZ)||G||6||Edward O’Rourke||10||54kg||43kg||67|
|11||44451×0361||ZAMOSA (NZ)||M||6||Mitchell Fry||11||54kg||39kg||63|
|13||216×427282||WONDERFUL DAY (NZ)||G||6||Desleigh Forster||13||54kg||39.5kg||60|
|14||x003461814||SIR GUNSEN||G||5||Christopher Zintilis||14||54kg||39kg||59|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Queensland Cup Form Guide
The Queensland 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.
2021 Queensland Cup Form Guide
A link to our insider Queensland Cup Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.
Queensland Cup Results
Notable recent Queensland Cup winners include Grey Lion (2020), Azuro (2019), Iggi Pop (2014) and Regal Punch (2004).
Queensland Cup Winners
|2nd||Free Fly Too|
Queensland Cup (Queen’s Cup)
|2nd||Anton En Avant|
|3rd||Pop ‘N’ Scotch|
|2nd||Pop ‘N’ Scotch|
|2nd||Pop ‘N’ Scotch|
|2nd||Pop ‘N’ Scotch|
|2nd||Dave The Dude|
|1st||Race Not Held||–|
|2nd||race not held|
|3rd||race not held|
|2nd||Fires Of Ireland|
|3rd||Up The Bid|