Looking this year’s Moreton Cup betting odds, field and form guide? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Moreton Cup Winners (Ball Of Muscle) | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds.com.au

Run over 1,200 metres, the Moreton Cup is a Group 2 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse in late May or early June during the popular Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival on Queensland Oaks Day.

Formerly known as the QTC Cup, the set weights plus penalties clash offers $300,000 in prize money is now a key final lead-up into the following weekend’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m). Sincero (11th in 2010) however was the last Stradbroke Handicap winner to come out of the event.

The Moreton Cup winner is also exempt from ballot for the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara for the fillies and mares in mid-late June.

The QTC Cup / Moreton Cup has been run and won since 1979 and has been won by plenty of quality sprinters over the years including Schillaci (1992), Hareeba (1996), Ortensia (2009), and Ball Of Muscle (2015).

Moreton Cup 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 8th, 2024
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Qualification: Three year olds and above
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $300,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1979
  • 2024 Moreton Cup Winner: Vilana

Moreton Cup 2024 RESULTS

The official 2024 Moreton Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 8, 2024. 

  1. #3 Vilana
  2. #2 Mazu
  3. #1 Jigsaw

Moreton Cup Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Moreton Cup, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Moreton Cup
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Moreton Cup.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Moreton Cup. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Moreton 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 Moreton 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 Moreton Cup to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Moreton Cup to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Moreton 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 Moreton Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Moreton Cup in 2024

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Moreton Cup Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

moreton cup 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 moreton 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.

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Which Horse Will Win The moreton Cup in 2024

The best way to pick which horse will win the Moreton Cup in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers and consider the weights.

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

  • BRC Sprint Lead-Up: The Group 3 BRC Sprint held a fortnight earlier is a key lead-up into the Moreton Cup.
  • Local Winners: The local Queensland-trained horses have a strong record over the interstate raiders in the recent Moreton Cup results including back-to-back wins by the Tony Gollan-trained Baller (2021-22) followed by the 2023 success of the Robert Heathcote-trained Prince Of Boom.

moreton cup Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Moreton Cup betting include the now Joe Pride-trained former The Everest place-getter Mazu, Luke Pepper’s last start Black-Type winning mare Opal Ridge, and the Godolphin-raced Vilana

Vilana ($3.80 in 2024) was the last Moreton Cup favourite to win.

moreton cup Field 2024

The official 2024 Moreton Cup field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

moreton cup Tips 2024

Favourite: #3 Vilana ($4.40 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #5 All That Pizzazz ($9.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #9 At Witz End ($51 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our exclusive 2024 Moreton Cup tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2024 QUEENSLAND OAKS DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Moreton Cup Race Day 2024

The Moreton Cup 2024 takes place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 8th of June, 2024 as part of the 2023 Queensland Oaks Day program.

The $700,000 Queensland Oaks (2200m) is the sole Group 1 race on the card with the key support acts being the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) – formerly the QTC Cup – and the $500,000 Magic Millions National Classic (1600m).

Moreton Cup Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 Moreton Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Moreton Cup Field section. 

Moreton Cup Nominations 2024

2024 Moreton Cup nominations close at 11:00AM (AEST) on Monday the 3rd of June, 2024. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Hcp Rating
1 01x559x653 JIGSAW G 5 Cindy Alderson 1 100
2 836x11151x LEKVARTE (NZ) M 5 Joseph Pride 2 101
3 x9054x5017 MAZU G 5 Joseph Pride 3 111
4 0x56830x26 VILANA G 5 James Cummings 4 106
5 5125x290x1 OPAL RIDGE M 4 Luke Pepper 5 105
6 1x5859x162 THE BIG GOODBYE G 6 Robert Heathcote 6 101
7 x221615x23 ALL THAT PIZZAZZ G 4 Tony Gollan 7= 100
8 112117×884 ZARASTRO G 5 Tony Gollan 7= 100
9 586936×870 ROCKETING BY G 6 David Pfieffer 9 97
10 111x4121x7 INSURRECTION G 4 Michael Freedman 10 103
11 x833246137 MISHANI SNIPER G 5 Les Ross 11 93
12 0930411213 AT WITZ END G 8 Daniel S Bowen 12= 92
13 1x11x337 WHAT YOU NEED H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 12= 92
14 x7x1528x70 NETTUNO G 4 Tony Gollan 14 95
15 31433x860x DEEPOUR G 6 Adam Campton 15 92
16 x1147x23x3 IOWNA MERC G 4 Bjorn Baker 16 89
17 6555×20705 WILLINGA BEAST M 4 Kris Lees 17 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Moreton Cup Weights 2024

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 4th of May, 2024 and the official 2024 Moreton Cup weights will be published in our above Moreton Cup Field section. 

2024 Moreton Cup Top-Weight:

  • #1 Jigsaw (57.5 kg)

Moreton Cup Acceptances 2024

2024 Moreton Cup final acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 5th of June, 2024 and will be published in our above Moreton Cup Field section. 

Moreton Cup Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 5th of June, 2024 with the official 2024 Moreton Cup jockeys to be published in our above Moreton Cup Field section. 

Moreton Cup Scratchings 2024

2024 Moreton Cup scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 8th of June, 2024. 

  • #12 Deepour (2)

Moreton Cup Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Moreton Cup prize purse is worth $300,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $174,000
2nd $55,500
3rd $28,500
4th $15,000
5th $8,250
6th $3,750
7th $3,750
8th $3,750
9th $3,750
10th $3,750

Moreton Cup Race Number 2024

The 2024 Moreton Cup race number is scheduled as Eagle Farm Race 9 at 4:29pm (AEST) on Saturday the 8th of June, 2024. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Moreton Cup Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 Moreton Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2024 MORETON CUP FORM GUIDE

Moreton Cup Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 Moreton Cup live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free to air television: Network Seven

Moreton Cup Winners

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

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
2024 Vilana Mazu Jigsaw 1:09.40
2023 Prince Of Boom Far Too Easy Contemptuous 1:10.01
2022 Baller Wandabaa Kementari 1:10.36
2021 Baller Zaniah Wisdom Of Water 1:10.18
2020

Race Not Held (COVID-19)

2019 Brave Song (Pretty In Pink disqualied) Winter Bride (promoted from 3rd) Viridine (promoted from 4th) 1:09.28
2018 The Monstar Platinum Angel Calanda 1:10.12
2017 Deploy Dothraki Perfect Dare 1:09.19
2016 Spill The Beans Federal Stratum Star 1:17.23
2015 Ball Of Muscle That’s A Good Idea Kuro 1:08.4
2014 Sacred Star Masthead Bennetta 1:17.1
2013 Galah Conservatorium Griffon 1:17.6
2012 Celtic Dancer Belltone Joint Chiefs 1:20.9
2011 Varenna Miss Phelan Ready Zingaling 1:16.1
2010 Catapulted Border Rebel Ego’s Dare 1:15.1
2009 Ortensia Maxison Mr Baritone 1:19.1
2008 Chinchilla Rose Black Ink Easy Rocker 1:19.3
2007 Nova Star Rasmussen Son Of Dane 1:17.6
2006 Messiaen Consular Spuruson 1:16.5
2005 Sir Breakfast Beautiful Gem All Bar One 1:08.7
2004 Falkirk Patpong Bomber Bill 1:08.8
2003 Into The Night Bomber Bill Polygram 1:10.6
2002 Pembleton Maitland Gold Machtig Mini Panis 1:09.2
2001 Century Kid Super Impressive Federal Agent 1:08.1
2000 Gallopini Super Espion Antiquity 1:09.6