Looking for early info on this year’s Queensland Cup? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Currently run over 2,400 metres having recently been reduced from two miles, the Queensland Cup is a Listed race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane.
Formerly part of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and run in July, the event was moved to the spring in 2020 and is now held on a Saturday in early October on the same day as the Spring Champion Stakes meeting in Sydney. The event has also recently been reduced in prize money from $200,000 to $130,000.
The 2018 Queensland Cup race took place at the Sunshine Coast and ran as The Queen’s Cup before returning to Eagle Farm in 2019.
In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic seriously interrupted the Queensland and Brisbane Winter Racing Carnivals forcing the abandonment or postponement of a number of races including the Queensland Cup.
Note: The rescheduled 2020 Queensland Cup ran on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Doomben Racecourse over a shortened distance of 2200m and saw nine-year-old Grey Lion take out the $125,000 in prize money.
For 2021 the race remained a spring event but ran at Eagle Farm at set weights plus penalties over 2,400m as a potential lead-up to the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) in Melbourne a fortnight later.
Queensland Cup 2021 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday October 9, 2021
- Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 2,400m
- Weight Conditions: Set Weights plus Penalties
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Listed
- Prize Purse: $130,000
- 2021 Queensland Cup Winner: Honorable Spirit
QUEENSLAND CUP 2021 RESULTS
The official 2021 Queensland Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021.
- #2 Honorable Spirit
- #11 Lunasnit
- #8 Fu Ni
Queensland Cup Betting 2021
There are many different ways to bet on the Queensland Cup, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Queensland Cup|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s race.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s race. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the race, 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 this race, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Queensland Cup to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Queensland Cup to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Queensland 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 Queensland Cup, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Queensland Cup in 2021
- Login at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Queensland Cup Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Queensland Cup 2021 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2021 Queensland 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 Queensland Cup in 2021
The best way to pick which horse will win the Queensland Cup is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry and their recent form in the local staying races.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Queensland Cup winner include:
- Proven Stayers – Looking for horses with previous winning form over the mile and a half is key when doing the Queensland Cup form.
- Interstate Raiders – Any in-form raiders from interstate make a nice bet in the Queensland Cup.
Queensland Cup 2021 Favourites
Early favourites for the 2021 Queensland Cup include Toowoomba Cup runner-up Honourable Spirit and Navy Cross from the Waterhouse/Bott stable.
Azuro ($2.70 in 2019) and Honorable Spirit ($2.60 in 2021) are the latest Queensland Cup favourites to win.
Queensland Cup 2021 Field
The official Queensland Cup 2021 field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and will be published here once released.
- Scratched: #5 Unamerican (7); #9 Nemingah (6)
Queensland Cup 2021 Tips
Favourite: #2 Honourable Spirit ($2.35 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #2 Honourable Spirit to salute for the punters (see above)
Best Roughie: #7 Tides Of Jupiter ($20 at time of publish)
Our insider 2021 Queensland Cup tips for the next edition of the staying showdown will be detailed here and on the Neds Blog closer to race day.
Queensland Cup 2021 Race Day
Queensland Cup Day now runs at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 9th of October, 2021 and the Listed Queensland Cup is the sole Black-Type race on the card.
Queensland Cup Barrier Draw 2021
The 2021 Queensland Cup barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Queensland Cup Field section.
Queensland Cup 2021 Nominations
Nominations close at 12:00 PM on the Monday of race week.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||True Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||x6321x2805||KUKERACHA (NZ)||G||4||Chris Waller||1||60kg||60kg||101|
|2||0097365447||HE RUNS AWAY (ARG)||G||8||Chris Waller||2||54kg||52kg||85|
|3||5231611212||HONORABLE SPIRIT||G||5||John Smerdon||3||54kg||49.5kg||80|
|4||00×0674471||NAVY CROSS||G||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||4=||54kg||47.5kg||76|
|5||3144352114||TOP ORDER||G||5||Kim Anderson||4=||54kg||47.5kg||76|
|6||5×46438113||UNAMERICAN||G||5||Richard & Michael Freedman||6||54kg||46.5kg||74|
|7||4828×75316||CHOCOLATIER (NZ)||G||7||Corey & Kylie Geran||7||54kg||46kg||73|
|8||292×714212||TIDES OF JUPITER||G||5||Jay Bellamy||8||54kg||44.5kg||70|
|9||13×6826214||FU NI||M||5||Kris Lees||9||54kg||42kg||69|
|10||x236x37222||NEMINGAH (NZ)||G||6||Edward O’Rourke||10||54kg||43kg||67|
|11||44451×0361||ZAMOSA (NZ)||M||6||Mitchell Fry||11||54kg||39kg||63|
|13||216×427282||WONDERFUL DAY (NZ)||G||6||Desleigh Forster||13||54kg||39.5kg||60|
|14||x003461814||SIR GUNSEN||G||5||Christopher Zintilis||14||54kg||39kg||59|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Queensland Cup 2021 Weights
The 2021 Queensland Cup race will be run at set weights plus penalties. Final weights are announced at 5:00 PM on the Tuesday of race week with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Queensland Cup Field section.
Grey Lion (59kg in 2020) was the last Queensland Cup top weight to win.
2021 Queensland Cup Top-Weight:
- #1 He Runs Away (58kg)
Queensland Cup 2021 Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 10:00 AM on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in our above Queensland Cup Field section.
Queensland Cup 2021 Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in our above Queensland Cup Field section.
Queensland Cup Scratchings 2021
Scratchings close at 8:30 AM on race day morning.
2021 Queensland Cup Scratchings:
- #5 Unamerican (7); #9 Nemingah (6)
Queensland Cup Prize Money 2021
For 2021 the Queensland Cup prize purse is worth $130,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
Queensland Cup Race Number 2021
The 2021 Queensland Cup is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 8 at 4:38pm (AEST) on Saturday the 9th of October, 2021. There are ten races held at Eagle Farm that day.
Queensland Cup Form Guide 2021
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Queensland Cup Form Guide following final acceptances.
Queensland Cup Live
You can watch or listen to the 2021 Queensland Cup live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Queensland Cup Winners
Winners of the Queensland Cup going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
(Run over 2400m at Eagle Farm in October)
|Honorable Spirit||John Smerdon||Jaden Lloyd||55.5 kgs||2:31.74
(Run over 2200m at Doomben in October)
|Grey Lion||Matthew Smith||Robbie Fradd||59 kgs||2:14.13 (2200m)|
|2019||Azuro||Ciaron Maher & David Eustace||Matthew McGillivray||54 kgs||3:29.39|
|2018||Plot Twist||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jim Byrne||54 kgs||3:31.36|
|2017||Araldo Junior||Michael Moroney||Michael Cahill||57 kgs||3:28.01|
|2016||Murphy’s Delight||Chris Waller||Jim Byrne||55 kgs||3:34.91|
|2015||Mister Impatience||Michael Moroney||Robbie Fradd||58 kgs||3:31.16|
|2014||Iggi Pop||John Sargent||Jim Byrne||54 kgs||3:21.26|
|2013||Turner Bayou||Patrick Payne||Michelle Payne||54 kgs||3:25.87|
|2012||Spechenka||Ben Ahrens||Ryan Wiggins||54 kgs||3:21.28|
|2011||Tinseltown||Michael Moroney||Chad Ormsby||58 kgs||3:25.13|
|2010||Solid Billing||Craig Ritchie||Eddie Wilkinson||54 kgs||3:23.14|
|2009||Cape Breton||Danny Williams||Daniel Ganderton||54 kgs||3:27.74|
|2008||Kerdem||Patrick Payne||Scott Seamer||53 kgs||3:37.61|
|2007||Ice Chariot||Ron Maund||Stathi Katsidis||57 kgs||3:23.07|
|2006||Double Portion||Geoff Mcdonald||Todd Pannell||53 kgs||3:23.00|
|2005||Regal Punch||Michael Lee||Stathi Katsidis||55.5 kgs||3:23.70|
|2004||Kugelhopf||Harold Norman||John Powell||53 kgs||3:19.40|
|2003||Time Signal||Garry White||John Powell||52 kgs||3:20.50|
|2002||Gillespie||Jack Denham||Darren Beadman||55.5 kgs||3:18.90|
|2001||Green Diamond||Gerald Ryan||Jim Byrne||52 kgs||3:20.10|
|2000||Insecure||Craig Higgins||Mick Dittman||55 kgs||3:22.80|