Moreton Cup

Moreton Cup Winners (Ball Of Muscle) | Photo: Steve Hart |

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

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 $250,000 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 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 4th, 2022
  • 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: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1979
  • 2022 Moreton Cup Winner: Baller

Moreton Cup 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Moreton Cup results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 4, 2022. 

  1. #2 Baller
  2. #10 Wandabaa
  3. #1 Kementari

The Tony Gollan-trained Baller ($6.50) improved on a lead-up eighth in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 breaking a year-long winning drought with a quality one-length victory to go back-to-back in the Moreton Cup 2022 results off a gun ride by Hugh Bowman.

Moreton Cup Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Moreton Cup, we’ve 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 2022

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  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 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 moreton 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 moreton Cup in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Moreton Cup in 2022 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).

moreton cup Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Moreton Cup betting include the Godolphin-raced Kementari coming off an unplaced Group 1 Doomben 10,000 run and the Toowoomba-trained BRC Sprint third place-getter Niccanova

moreton cup Field 2022

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

The Moreton Cup 2022 final field features a dozen runners led in betting by the James Cummings-trained former Group 1 winner Kementari looking to bounce back from his 11th in the Doomben 10,000 last start.

moreton cup Tips 2022

Favourite: #1 Kemenatri ($3.40 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #8 Sir Warwick ($15 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: See Above – BET NOW

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


Moreton Cup Race Day 2022

The Moreton Cup 2022 takes place at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday the 4th of June, 2022 as part of the 2022 Queensland Oaks Day program.

The $700,000 Queensland Oaks (2200m) is the sole Group 1 race on the card with the key support act being the Group 2 Moreton Cup (1200m) – formerly the QTC Cup. 

Moreton Cup Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 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 2022

Nominations close at 11:00AM (AEST) on Monday the 30th of May, 2022. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x13312x0 BABYLON BERLIN M 4 Tony Pike
2 11x3220x88 BALLER G 6 Tony Gollan
3 19x33359x2 GEORGIE’S PRIDE M 4 Desleigh Forster
4 560x70x850 GREYWORM G 7 Neville Boyle
5 6x40x40072 HILO G 5 Gillian Heinrich
6 x12938x587 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings
7 x147410x10 KEMENTARI G 7 James Cummings
8 116x440x23 LETZBEGLAM M 4 Tony Pike
9 x111x35x24 SHOOTING FOR GOLD G 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
10 11116×2221 SIR WARWICK G 4 Jake Capewell
11 40x427x18x TUMBLER RIDGE H 4 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Moreton Cup Weights 2022

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 31st of May, 2022 and will be published in our above Moreton Cup Field section. 

Moreton Cup Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 1st of June, 2022 and will be published in our above Moreton Cup Field section. 

Moreton Cup Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 1st of June, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Moreton Cup Field section. 

Moreton Cup Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 4th of June, 2022. 

Moreton Cup Prize Money 2022

As of 2022 the Moreton Cup prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $145,000
2nd $46,250
3rd $23,750
4th $12,500
5th $6,875
6th $3,125
7th $3,125
8th $3,125
9th $3,125
10th $3,125

Moreton Cup Race Number 2022

The 2022 Moreton Cup is set to run as Eagle Farm Race 8 at 3:13pm (AEST) on Saturday the 4th of June, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Moreton 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 Moreton Cup Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Moreton Cup Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 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. 

2022 Baller Wandabaa Kementari 1:10.36
2021 Baller Zaniah Wisdom Of Water 1:10.18

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