Winners and Past Results for the QTC Cup.
A Group 2 event, held every year at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane, the QTC Cup is a quality handicap usually run at the end of May or beginning of June.
The race is run over 1300 metres and offers a prize of $175,000.
Held alongside the Group 2, Sires Produce Stakes, PJ O'Shea Stakes and Dane Ripper Stakes, the Group 1 Queensland Oaks, and the Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes, the QTC Cup is one of the main sprint events of the carnival.
The QTC Cup has been organized by the Brisbane Racing Club since 1979. The Brisbane Racing Club was created out the merger of Brisbane Turf Club and The Queensland Turf Club in 2009. Eagle Farm Racecourse is located 8 kilometres from Brisbane 's CBD and was built in 1865. It has a circumference of 2027 metres and a 434 metre straight, and is considered be one of Australia 's best horse racing tracks.
The QTC Cup usually attracts an above average group of gallopers rather than high quality horses. The field is usually made up of local horses with a few interstate visitors. The race suits emerging horses who contest with a lighter weight. Horses usually come here from the Group 3 BTC Cup, which is a handy race held in mid May. After competing here, many horses go on to compete in either the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap the next week on the same track or the Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes on the final day of the carnival, at the Eagle Farm Racecourse.
Catapulted in 2010 came into this event after completing the Group 1 The Goodwood event at Allan Scott Park, where he placed second. He then went on to win the Listed Henry Bucks Straight Six at Flemington Races, before winning this event. He was later unplaced in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap. Also in 2010, Border Rebel came in after winning the Listed Hinkler Handicap at Eagle Farm, and later a quality handicap at Scone. He then finished runner up in the QTC Cup, after which he competed in the Listed Takeover Target, winning it. Ortensia in 2009 won this event after finishing runner up in the Listed James H B Carr Stakes a month before at Randwick Racecourse and also won the Listed Glenlogan Park Stakes at Doomben Racecourse, a fortnight before. She then went on to place third in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.
2013 QTC Cup
Jockey Peter Snowden kept Galah out of trouble in the early stages of this 1300 metre race, with the four-year-old being settled off the speed and allowed to roll along without too many problems. With the benefit of a hassle-free run, Galah had plenty in reserve as they came into the straight and started to gain momentum in the finishing stages. Conservatorium was the big threat in the final metres, but Galah showed plenty of fight and was able to roll over Conservatorium to record a narrow but determined win. Griffon was also in the picture as they went past the post, and was just a half head back in third position.
2013 QTC Cup result
4. Border Rebel
5. Miss Stellabelle
6. Morning Captain
7. Hot Snitzel
8. Celtic Dancer
9. Latin News
13. Smokin' Joey
14. Steel Zip
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