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 Three year old and older
Weight Weight for age
Purse A$250,000 (2016)

The Eagle Farm Cup is a Brisbane Racing Club Group 2 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, Australia during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.[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

Race venue[edit]

Due to track reconstruction of Eagle Farm Racecourse for the 2014–15 racing season the event is transferred to Doomben Racecourse.[7]

The winners[edit]

  • 2016 - race not held(1)
  • 2015 - Werther [8]
  • 2014 - Moriarty [9]
  • 2013 - Quintessential [10]
  • 2012 - Lights Of Heaven [11]
  • 2011 - Glass Harmonium [12]
  • 2010 - Triple Honour [13]
  • 2009 - Scenic Shot [14]
  • 2008 - Scenic Shot [15]
  • 2007 - Pentathon [16]
  • 2006 - Mahtoum [17]
  • 2005 - Natural Blitz [18]
  • 2004 - Pentastic [19]
  • 2003 - Maguire [20]
  • 2002 - Hey Pronto [21]
  • 2001 - Yippyio [22]
  • 2000 - Ken's Joy [23]
  • 1999 - Sharscay [24]
  • 1998 - Intergaze [25]
  • 1997 - Pakaraka Star [26]
  • 1996 - The Phantom Chance [27]
  • 1995 - Rough Habit [28]
  • 1994 - Full Suit [29]
  • 1993 - Dark Ksar [30]
  • 1992 - Mountain Rule [31]
  • 1991 - Magnolia Hall/Spring Thaw(2)[32]
  • 1990 - Shuzohra [33]
  • 1989 - Card Shark [34]
  • 1988 - Lord Hybrow [35]
  • 1987 - Our Silver Elm [36]
  • 1986 - Rising Fear [37]
  • 1985 - Our Boyfriend [38]
  • 1984 - Godarchi [39]
  • 1983 - Prince Majestic[6]
  • 1982 - Shamrock[40]
  • 1981 - Four Crowns
  • 1980 - Iko[41]
  • 1979 - Belmura Lad[42]
  • 1978 - Tod Bay
  • 1977 - Ngawyni[43]
  • 1976 - Balmerino
  • 1975 - Nourishing
  • 1974 - Passetreul
  • 1973 - Baghdad Note[44]
  • 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[45]
  • 1952 - Spellman
  • 1951 - Voussoir
  • 1950 - Persist
  • 1949 - Dark Marne
  • 1948 - On Cor
  • 1947 - Russia[2]

Notes:

  • ^(1) Race meeting scheduled for 4 June 2016 was abandoned due to Eagle Farm's course deemed unsafe for racing after early morning track inspection due to continuous overnight rain. [46]
  • ^(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 – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 4 June 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Exelby, Nathan (18 January 2015). "Frustration as fears Eagle Farm's re-opening could be pushed back as late as October". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "2015 Result – Pages Event Eagle Farm Cup (held 30 May 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "2014 Result – Merlo Coffee Eagle Farm Cup (held 31 May 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  10. ^ "2013 Result – Al Basti Equiworld E.Farm Cup (held 1 June 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  11. ^ "2012 Result – Al Basti Eagle Farm Cup (held 2 June 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "2011 Result – Al Basti Eagle Farm Cup (held 4 June 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "2010 Result – Guvera Eagle Farm Cup (held 5 June 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "2009 Result – Seppelt Wines P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 30 May 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "2008 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 31 May 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "2007 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 2 June 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  17. ^ "2006 Result – P J O'Shea Stks (held 3 June 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "2005 Result – P J O'Shea Stks (held 4 June 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "2004 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 5 June 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  20. ^ "2003 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 31 May 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  21. ^ "2002 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 1 June 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  22. ^ "2001 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 2 June 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "2000 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 3 June 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  24. ^ "1999 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 5 June 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  25. ^ "1998 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 30 May 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "1997 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 31 May 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  27. ^ "1996 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 1 June 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  28. ^ "1995 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 3 June 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  29. ^ "1994 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 4 June 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  30. ^ "1993 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 5 June 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  31. ^ "1992 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 30 May 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  32. ^ "1991 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 1 June 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  33. ^ "1990 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 2 June 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  34. ^ "1989 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 3 June 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  35. ^ "1988 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 11 June 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  36. ^ "1987 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 30 May 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  37. ^ "1986 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 31 May 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  38. ^ "1985 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 1 June 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  39. ^ "1984 Result – P.J. O'Shea Stks (held 2 June 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  40. ^ "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. 
  41. ^ "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. 
  42. ^ "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. 
  43. ^ "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. 
  44. ^ "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. 
  45. ^ "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. 
  46. ^ "Queensland Oaks meeting called off". Australian Associated Press. Nine's Wide World of Sports. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2016.