Ipswich Cup

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Looking for early info on this year’s Ipswich Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

The Ipswich Cup is a popular winter staying race run and won at Ipswich Racecourse in Queensland’s South-East during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. 

Contested over 2150m, the quality handicap offers $175,000 in prize money and is the feature race on Ipswich Cup Day, held in mid to late June.

Run one week after Brisbane’s bumper Stradbroke Handicap Day meeting, the race currently holds Listed status after being demoted from a Group 3 event in 2006.

The Listed $200,000 Eye Liner Stakes (1350m) and the Listed $150,000 Gai Waterhouse Classic (1200m) are the other key races on the card.

Ipswich Cup 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 18th, 2022
  • Track Location: Ipswich Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 2,150 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: No age or sex restrictions
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Listed
  • Operator: Ipswich Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $400,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1948*
  • 2022 Ipswich Cup Winner: Smart Meteor

*The inaugural Ipswich Cup race was held right back in 1866. Without any firm early race records, however, the event’s modern history only dates back to 1948.

Ipswich cup 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Ipswich Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 18, 2022. 

  1. #7 Smart Meteor
  2. #5 Our Intrigue
  3. #8 Street Dancer

Ipswich Cup Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Ipswich Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Ipswich Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Ipswich Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Ipswich Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Ipswich Cup, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Ipswich Cup, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Ipswich Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Ipswich Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Ipswich Cup to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Ipswich Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Ipswich Cup in 2022

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Ipswich Cup Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Ipswich Cup 2022 Odds

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 neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Ipswich Cup in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Ipswich Cup in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, consider the weights and look for those proven over at least 2000m. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Ipswich Cup winner include: 

  • Brisbane Lead-Up: Stayers down in grade off a run in either the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) or the previous weekend’s Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m) make a good Ipswich Cup bet.
  • Back The Boys: Male runners have a superior record in the recent Ipswich Cup results. Since Portland Singa (2004) the only mares to win the Ipswich Cup are Bianca (2008) and Anagold (2013).

Ipswich Cup Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Ipswich Cup betting include the Annabel Neasham-trained last start Eagle Farm winner over 1800m Bartholomeu Dias and the Chris Waller-trained Showcasing mare Our Intrigue

Tradesman ($1.80 in 2018) was the last Ipswich Cup favourite to win.

Ipswich Cup Field 2022

The official 2022 Ipswich Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2022 Ipswich Cup attracted a capacity field led in betting by the Annabel Neasham-trained Bartholomeu Dias drawn ideally in gate three.

Ipswich Cup Tips 2022

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider 2022 Ipswich Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Ipswich Cup Race Day 2022

The 2022 Ipswich Cup takes place at Ipswich Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of June, 2022. There are two other Listed support acts on the card:

  • Listed $200,000 Eye Liner Stakes (1350m)
  • Listed $150,000 Gai Waterhouse Classic (1200m)

Ipswich Cup Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Ipswich Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Ipswich Cup Field section. 

Ipswich Cup Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 11:00 AM on Monday, the 13th of June, 2022.

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
14 21187×9943 SCILAGO G 6 Leon Elliott 59
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
18 410640×336 SPENCER G 7 David Vandyke 77
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
24 322×552147 YOUNGBLOOD G 5 Tony Gollan 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Ipswich Cup Weights 2022

A quality handicap applies to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 14th of June, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Ipswich Cup Field section. 

Ipswich Cup Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday, the 14th of June, 2022 and will be published in our above Ipswich Cup Field section. 

Ipswich Cup Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 15th of June, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Ipswich Cup Field section. 

Ipswich Cup Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 18th of June, 2022.

Ipswich Cup Prize Money 2022

The Ipswich Cup prize purse is worth $175,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $101,500
2nd $31,500
3rd $15,750
4th $8,750
5th $4,375
6th $2,625
7th $2,625
8th $2,625
9th $2,625
10th $2,625

Ipswich Cup Race Number 2022

The 2022 Ipswich Cup race number is TBC for Saturday the 18th of June, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Ipswich Racecourse.

Ipswich Cup Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Ipswich Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Ipswich Cup Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Ipswich Cup live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Ipswich Cup Winners

Winners of the Ipswich Cup going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Second Third
2022 Smart Meteor Our Intrigue Street Dancer
2021 Happy Go Plucky So You Win Flash Aah
Race not held due to COVID-19
2019 Bergerac Sampson Fighting Teo
2018 Tradesman First Crush All In Vogue
2017 Self Sense Benzini Jumbo Prince
2016 Maurus Jumbo Prince Instrumentalist
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
2009 Our Lukas Macknuckle Jujulio
2008 Bianca Rampant Lion Art Success
2007 Sculptor Cold Start Upstaged
2006 Sphenophyta Rampant Lion Motivate
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