The 2017 Premier’s Cup is a Group 3 race that takes place at Eagle Farm racecourse in May each year. Run over a distance of 2,200 metres, the Premier’s Cup is run as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The race is run under open handicap conditions and is worth $125,000 in prize money.
The 2017 Premier’s Cup will run on May 27th, 2017.
The Premier’s Cup was first run in 2006 when it was won by Coalesce. Horses that run in races such as the Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap typically go on to compete in the Premier’s Cup. The race is a great form guide for other staying races later in the Brisbane winter carnival, including the Group 2 Brisbane Cup.
The Premier’s Cup takes place on Doomben 10,000 Day and shares the day with the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes, Glenlogan Park Stakes and Lord Mayor’s Cup.
Notable winners of the Premier’s Cup include Theseo (2007), Rezone (2008), Reggie (2009), Tabulate (2010) and Shuffle The Cash (2011).
In terms of a bit of history of the Premier’s Cup there is a few winners of note.
Recently, Larry’s Never Late (3rd in 2010) ran placings in both the Chairman’s Handicap & Premier’s Cup, while Fulmonti (3rd in 2008) and Mandela (3rd in 2007) both ran third in the Chairman’s Handicap on their way to winning this race.
Fulmonti continued on to the 2008 Brisbane Cup where he would go onto finish second behind Viewed.
2017 Premier’s Cup Field
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||14x6256x23||BENZINI||Adrian & Harry Bull||Ms Tegan Harrison||13||59kg||103|
|2||223x30x143||JUMBO PRINCE||Michael Nolan||Blake Shinn||6||57.5kg||100|
|3||211×212411||STAMPEDE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Kerrin McEvoy||2||57kg||99|
|4||40x0080x50||AUVRAY (FR)||Richard Freedman||Tommy Berry||8||55kg||95|
|5||100×605308||MISTER IMPATIENCE (GB)||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||1||54.5kg||94|
|6||7680582×64||NEVERLAND||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||15||54kg||95|
|7||0x91130x56||PEMBERLEY (NZ)||Ciaron Maher||Corey Brown||14||54kg||91|
|8||421132×332||THE CHAIRMAN||Mick Price||Brenton Avdulla||12||54kg||90|
|9||8x1121x373||CHOCANTE (NZ)||Stephen Marsh||Jim Byrne||7||54kg||89.5|
|10||6x3742x966||FELTRE||Brian Smith||Paul Hammersley||3||54kg||89|
|11||x351124117||MORENDI||Darren Graham||Michael Cahill||4||54kg||86|
|12||336422×025||MY DIAMANTINE (NZ)||Brian Smith||Andrew Spinks||9||54kg||83|
|13||101376×424||ZAMBEZI WARRIOR (NZ)||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Jeff Lloyd||11||54kg||82|
|14||44665×9530||KAISER FRANZ (NZ)||Robert Heathcote||Robbie Fradd||10||54kg||79.5|
|15||3423090×67||METEOROLOGIST||Marcus Wilson||James Orman||5||54kg||74|
Premier’s Cup Winners & Results
Below you will find a list of Premier’s Cup past winners and results since the year 2006.
|2016||1 Real Love||2 Puccini||3 Benzini||2:14.3|
|2015||1 Faust||2 Baligari||3 Jetset Lad||2:06.2|
|2014||1 Zephyron||2 Precedence||3 Pretty Pins||2:13.4|
|2013||1 Precedence||2 Less Is More||3 Zennista||2:16.9|
|2012||1 Fantastic Blue||2 Dance With Her||3 Ironstein||2:16.9|
|2011||1 Shuffle The Cash||2 Tinseltown||3 Little Stranger||2:14.8|
|2010||1 Tabulate||2 Albertinelli||3 Larry’s Never Late||2:16.6|
|2009||1 Reggie||2 Scattergun||3 Macknuckle||2:22.1|
|2008||1 Rezone||2 Majestic Sight||3 Fulmonti||2:14.3|
|2007||1 Theseo||2 Game On||3 Mandela||2:15.3|
|2006||1 Coalesce||2 Holidazzle||3 Haylee Baylee||2:13.9|