Lord Mayor's Cup

Winners and Past Results for the Lord Mayor's Cup

Lord Mayor's Cup

Brisbane Racing Club plays host to the Lord Mayors Cup, a Group 3 race for horses three years old and over at Doomben Racecourse during the winter racing carnival. The 1615 metre race is a weight for age event with $125,000 reserved for the winner.

The day's card includes the prestigious Group 1 Doomben Cup run over 2020 metres, which leaves punters with a chance to square their positions or come out on top at the end of the day.

Other major races of the day include the Group 2 Champagne Classic, and Group 3 Fred Best Classic, among others. Some of the three year olds may fancy their chances in the Lord Mayors Cup after a run in the Group 3 Chairman's Handicap at the same track, which is often a good warm up race held a fortnight earlier.

Weight for age conditions favour the more than handy types who have the ability to travel the mile and beyond. Notable horses have gone on to win several other Group races including the Caulfield Cup, a feat managed by Sky Heights in 2001. Runners in the event may head to Eagle Farm Races for a shot at the Group 2 PJ O'Shea Stakes over 2400 metres on Oaks Day. Rampant Lion managed to score in both events in 2009 while Head Turner also achieved the feat earlier in 2007.

Other horses may look for an entry in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas held at Eagle Farm. Rothesay managed to win both the events in 2010. The 1400 M Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes held at Eagle Farm is also another follow up race with 2011 runner up in the Lord Mayors Cup, St. Germaine, finishing fifth in the event. The 1800 M Group 2 Hollindale Stakes held at the Gold Coast track may also have a few contestants heading for the Lord Mayors Cup.

The inaugural event, known as the BATC Labour Day Cup, was held in 1979 as a principal race. It was granted Group 3 status in 2000 and has been run under its present name since 2005. Mares with a 2 kg advantage are the ones to look out for in the Lord Mayors Cup even though they may not have produced outstanding results in their earlier runs. Often, the race has a small field.

Year Lord Mayor's Cup Winners
2014 Angel Of Mercy
2013 Solzhenitsyn
2012 Solzhenitsyn
2011 Firebolt
2010 Rothesay
2009 Rampant Lion
2008 Rum Dum
2007 Headturner
2006 Cog Hill
2005 Tickle
2004 This Manshood
2003 Restless
2002 Freemason
2001 Sky Heights
2000 Integrate
1999 Joss Sticks
1998 Only A Lady
1997 not held
1996 not held
1995 Arborea
1994 Tusk Hunter
1993 Coolong Road
1992 Cool Credit
1991 Comrade
1990 Red Chiffon
1989 Bravery
1988 Miss Stephenson
1987 Stars Are Easy
1986 Just Now
1985 Our Compromise
1984 Concord Stage
1983 not held
1982 Keep Safe
1981 Sovereign Khan
1980 Our Cavalier
1979 Pay The Purple

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