Brisbane Cup

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

The time-honoured Brisbane Cup is a Group 2 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse in June each year as part of the popular Stradbroke Handicap Day program. With an $400,000 prize purse, the staying showdown has been run over a variety of distances but as of 2021 is back up to the traditional two-mile cup distance of 3200m. 

Good lead up races for this one include the Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) as well as the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2400m). 

First contested in 1866, the Brisbane Cup held Group 1 status from 1980 – 2006. In 2006 the distance and grade were decreased, but the event still draws plenty of top winter stayers.

Some of the most famous Brisbane Cup winners throughout history include Lough Neagh (1936), Hydrogen (1953), Tulloch (1961), that year’s subsequent Melbourne Cup champion Viewed (2008), and the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Knights Order (2021) who went on to win the next year’s Sydney Cup.

Brisbane Cup 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 11th, 2022
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 3,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $400,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1866
  • 2022 Brisbane Cup Winner: Irish Sequel

brisbane cup 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Brisbane Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 11, 2022. 

  1. #3 Irish Sequel
  2. #6 Through Irish Eyes
  3. #4 Sweet Thomas

The Chris Waller-trained Winter Cup winning import Irish Sequel ($5) was good again handling his maiden two mile test to narrowly deny the favourite, Through Irish Eyes ($4F), victory in a tight 2022 Brisbane Cup result. Veteran 10-year-old Sweet Thomas ($4.60) meanwhile rounded out the trifecta for the second year in a row, making up ground from second last to third.

Brisbane Cup Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Brisbane Cup 

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  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 Brisbane Cup Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Brisbane Cup 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Brisbane Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Brisbane Cup in 2022

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

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

  • Super Stayers – Look for a horse that has been recently getting a top three result over at least 2400m with the race now run back over two miles. 
  • Lead-Up Form: The Group 1 Doomben Cup (2000m) and Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2400m) are the key lead-ups. 

Brisbane Cup Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Brisbane Cup betting include Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott’s Group 3 Premier’s Cup winning Pride Of Dubai mare Splendiferous and the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Andrew Ramsden Stakes place-getter over the two miles Through Irish Eyes.

Knights Order ($3.70EF in 2021) was the last Brisbane Cup favourite to win.

Brisbane Cup Field 2022

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

Brisbane Cup Tips 2022

Favourite: #6 Through Irish Eyes ($4 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #4 Sweet Thomas ($5.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #10 Marakopa ($21 at time of publish) 

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


Brisbane Cup Race Day 2022

The 2022 Brisbane Cup takes place on Stradbroke Handicap Day 2022 at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 11th of June, 2022. The meeting is headlined by the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) – Queensland’s best known race.

For 2022 the other events on Stradbroke Handicap Day include the:

Brisbane Cup Barrier Draw 2022

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

Brisbane Cup Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 11:00 AM on Monday, the 6th of June, 2022.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 7642×69487 BALMAURICE G 3 Rex Lipp & Nicholas Hahn 62
2 840×535624 FEEL THE RUSH (NZ) M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 75
3 5112×51571 IRISH SEQUEL (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 92
4 2x03x6x706 KING OF LEOGRANCE (FR) G 7 Robert Hickmott 99
5 1672283160 LUNASNIT M 5 Barry Lockwood 74
6 58779×6551 MARAKOPA (NZ) G 5 Robert Quinn 66
7 75770×4845 PAPPALINO (FR) G 6 Matthew Smith 85
8 13P1x45111 SAUNTER BOY (FR) G 9 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 86
9 30×7621161 SPLENDIFEROUS M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 97
10 43×0009842 SWEET THOMAS (GER) G 10 Matthew Smith 90
11 x082221213 THE FEARLESS ONE (NZ) G 4 Robbie Patterson 80
12 1215×58323 THROUGH IRISH EYES (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
13 3×06519436 TRADUCE (NZ) G 5 Maryann Brosnan 80

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Brisbane Cup Weights 2022

A quality handicap applies to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 7th of June, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Brisbane Cup Field section. 

2022 Brisbane Cup Top-Weight: 

  • #1 King Of Leogrance (59kg)

Brisbane Cup Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 8th of June, 2022 and will be published in our above Brisbane Cup Field section. 

Brisbane Cup Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 8th of June, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Brisbane Cup Field section. 

Brisbane Cup Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 11th of June, 2022.

Brisbane Cup Prize Money 2022

The Brisbane Cup prize purse is worth $400,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $232,000
2nd $74,000
3rd $38,000
4th $20,000
5th $11,000
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000

Brisbane Cup Race Number 2022

The 2022 Brisbane Cup is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 3 at 12:53pm (AEST) on Saturday the 11th of June, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Brisbane 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 Brisbane Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Brisbane Cup Live 2022

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free-to-air: Seven Network

Brisbane Cup Winners

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

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Irish Sequel Chris Waller James McDonald 55.5 kgs 3:22.24 (3200m)
2021 Knights Order Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 55.5 kgs 3:22.54 (3200m)

Race Not Held (COVID-19)

2019 Sixties Groove Kris Lees Damien Oliver 57 kgs 2:29.41
2018 Sedanzer Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 53 kgs 2:18.39
2017 Chocante Stephen Marsh Jim Byrne 53 kgs 2:15.07
2016 Benzini Adrian & Harry Bull Rosie Myers 54.5 kgs 2:31.69
2015 Jetset Lad Brian Smith Paul Hammersley 53 kgs 2:15.06
2014 Floria Peter Moody Kerrin McEvoy 53 kgs 2:25.69
2013 Moriarty Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 58 kgs 2:29.15
2012 Lights Of Heaven Peter Moody Luke Nolen 55.5 kgs 2:29.62
2011 Tullamore Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 52.5 kgs 2:28.38
2010 Crossthestart Bevan Laming Chris Munce 54 kgs 2:27.52
2009 Scenic Shot Daniel Morton Shane Scriven 60 kgs 2:34.62
2008 Viewed Bart Cummings Damien Oliver 54.5 kgs 2:35.99
2007 Newport Paul Perry Allan Robinson 52 kgs 2:28.18
2006 Art Success John Collins Anthony Pattillo 51 kgs 3:22.45
2005 Portland Singa Neville McBurney Larry Cassidy 52 kgs 3:20.80
2004 Danestorm Jim Conlan Michael Walker 50 kgs 3:20.20
2003 Piachay David Hall Glen Boss 53.5 kgs 3:22.50
2002 Prized Gem Murray Baker Michael Rodd 51 kgs 3:24.60
2001 Star Covet Pam Webber Jason Taylor 49.5 kgs 3:17.40
2000 Yippyio Allan Denham Larry Cassidy 51.5 kgs 3:24.90