Eagle Farm Cup

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Eagle Farm Cup
Group 2 race
Location Eagle Farm Racecourse
Brisbane, Australia
Inaugurated 1947 (P.J.O'Shea Stakes)
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Race information
Distance 2,200 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification 3 year old and older
Weight weight for age
Purse A$250,000 (2013)

The Eagle Farm Cup is a Brisbane Racing Club Group 2 Australian Thoroughbred horse race held under weight for age conditions, for horses aged three years old and upwards, over a distance of 2,200 metres at Eagle Farm Racecourse, Brisbane in June.[1] Total prizemoney is A$250,000.

Race history[edit]

The inaugural running of the race as the P.J. O'Shea Stakes was in 1947.[2] The race was named after Patrick O'Shea, the Queensland Turf Club's treasurer in the early 1900s and raced horses in Brisbane for 35 years.[3]

The race is considered a major prep leadup race to the Brisbane Cup.[1]
Horse that have won the P.J. O'Shea Stakes–Brisbane Cup double: Hydrogen (1953), Redcraze (1956), Tulloch (1961), Fair Patton (1965), Balmerino (1976), Four Crowns (1981), Lord Hybrow (1988), Shuzohra (1990), Scenic Shot (2009), Lights Of Heaven (2012)

Race name[edit]

  • 1947–1971 - P. J. O'Shea Stakes
  • 1972 - Sir Winston Churchill Stakes[4]
  • 1973–2009 - P. J. O'Shea Stakes
  • 2010 onwards - Eagle Farm Cup

Race grade[edit]

  • 1947–1978 - Principal race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 2 race

Race distance[edit]

  • 1947–1956 - 1 14 miles
  • 1957 - 1 12 miles
  • 1958–1968 - 1 mile 2 12 furlongs[5]
  • 1969–1972 - 1 38 miles
  • 1973–1982 - 2200 metres
  • 1983 - 2232 metres[6]
  • 1984 - 2200 metres
  • 1985–2006 - 2400 metres
  • 2007 onwards - 2200 metres

The winners[edit]

  • 2014 - Moriarty[7]
  • 2013 - Quintessential[8]
  • 2012 - Lights Of Heaven[9]
  • 2011 - Glass Harmonium[10]
  • 2010 - Triple Honour[11]
  • 2009 - Scenic Shot[12]
  • 2008 - Scenic Shot[13]
  • 2007 - Pentathon[14]
  • 2006 - Mahtoum[15]
  • 2005 - Natural Blitz[16]
  • 2004 - Pentastic[17]
  • 2003 - Maguire[18]
  • 2002 - Hey Pronto[19]
  • 2001 - Yippyio[20]
  • 2000 - Ken's Joy[21]
  • 1999 - Sharscay[22]
  • 1998 - Intergaze[23]
  • 1997 - Pakaraka Star[24]
  • 1996 - The Phantom Chance[25]
  • 1995 - Rough Habit[26]
  • 1994 - Full Suit[27]
  • 1993 - Dark Ksar[28]
  • 1992 - Mountain Rule[29]
  • 1991 - †Magnolia Hall/Spring Thaw[30]
  • 1990 - Shuzohra[31]
  • 1989 - Card Shark[32]
  • 1988 - Lord Hybrow[33]
  • 1987 - Our Silver Elm[34]
  • 1986 - Rising Fear[35]
  • 1985 - Our Boyfriend[36]
  • 1984 - Godarchi[37]
  • 1983 - Prince Majestic[6]
  • 1982 - Shamrock[38]
  • 1981 - Four Crowns
  • 1980 - Iko[39]
  • 1979 - Belmura Lad[40]
  • 1978 - Tod Bay
  • 1977 - Ngawyni[41]
  • 1976 - Balmerino
  • 1975 - Nourishing
  • 1974 - Passetreul
  • 1973 - Baghdad Note[42]
  • 1972 - Tails[4]
  • 1971 - Bluelough
  • 1970 - Roman Consul
  • 1969 - Roman Consul
  • 1968 - Swift Peter
  • 1967 - Striking Force
  • 1966 - Striking Force
  • 1965 - Fair Patton
  • 1964 - Count Radiant
  • 1963 - Oakland
  • 1962 - Rural Loch
  • 1961 - Tulloch[5]
  • 1960 - Tulloch
  • 1959 - Caesar
  • 1958 - Sailor's Guide
  • 1957 - Redcraze
  • 1956 - Redcraze
  • 1955 - Surprise Ending
  • 1954 - Gallant Archer
  • 1953 - Hydrogen[43]
  • 1952 - Spellman
  • 1951 - Voussoir
  • 1950 - Persist
  • 1949 - Dark Marne
  • 1948 - On Cor
  • 1947 - Russia[2]

† Deadheat

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the PJ O'Shea Stakes". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1947 result P J O'Shea Stakes 10f)". The Courier Mail, Brisbane (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 5 May 1947. p. 9 (col.1). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Patrick “P.J” O’Shea". Queensland History of Racing (Australia). 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1972 result Race 3 Sir Winston Churchill Stakes 11f)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 4 June 1972. p. 72 (column 5). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1961 result P J O'Shea Stakes 1m 2 12f)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 11 June 1961. p. 34 (column 5). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "1983 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  7. ^ 2014 result
  8. ^ 2013 result
  9. ^ 2012 result
  10. ^ 2011 result
  11. ^ 2010 result
  12. ^ 2009 result
  13. ^ 2008 result
  14. ^ 2007 result
  15. ^ 2006 result
  16. ^ 2005 result
  17. ^ 2004 result
  18. ^ 2003 result
  19. ^ 2002 result
  20. ^ 2001 result
  21. ^ 2000 result
  22. ^ "1999 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  23. ^ "1998 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  24. ^ "1997 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  25. ^ "1996 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  26. ^ "1995 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  27. ^ "1994 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  28. ^ "1993 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  29. ^ "1992 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "1991 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  31. ^ "1990 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  32. ^ "1989 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  33. ^ "1988 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  34. ^ "1987 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  35. ^ "1986 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  36. ^ "1985 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  37. ^ "1984 result". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  38. ^ "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1982 result Race 3 P J O'Shea Stakes 2200m.)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 6 June 1982. p. 69 (column 6,7). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  39. ^ "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1980 result Race 2 O'Shea Stakes 2200m.)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 8 June 1980. p. 65 (column 3). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  40. ^ "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1979 result Race 3 O'Shea Stakes 2200m.)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 10 June 1979. p. 65 (column 3). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  41. ^ "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1977 result Race 7 O'Shea Stakes 2200m.)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 5 June 1977. p. 66 (column 6). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  42. ^ "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1973 result Race 4 O'Shea Stakes 2200m.)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 3 June 1973. p. 55 (column 1-3). Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  43. ^ "Eagle Farm Results (Official 1953 result P J O'Shea Stakes 10f)". The Courier Mail, Brisbane (Trove Digital News Archive (Digitize)). 4 May 1953. p. 10 (col.1-2). Retrieved 30 May 2013.