Eagle Farm Cup News

Just seven runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s Group 2 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) at Doomben; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Perennial weight-for-age performer Foreteller ($4) has maintained status as outright favourite in 2015…


Eagle Farm Cup

The Eagle Farm Cup is a Group 2 race that takes place annually as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Run over a distance of 2,200 metres, the Eagle Farm Cup is worth $250,000 in prize money. The Eagle Farm Cup is held under weight-for-age conditions and is open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards.

The 2016 Eagle Farm Cup was abandoned due to extreme weather conditions and will not be run this year.

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The Eagle Farm Cup is run as part of Queensland Oaks Day and shares its program with the Group 1 Queensland Oaks, Group 2 Queensland Guineas, Group 2 QTC Cup, Listed Bright Shadow Quality, Listed The Phoenix, and Listed Spear Chief Handicap.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Cox Plate

(2,040m)

Moonee Valley

$3,000,000

3YO WFA

Group 1

Caulfield Cup

(2,400m)

Caulfield

$2,500,000

3YO up Handicap

Group 1

Thousand Guineas

(1600m)

Caulfield

$500,000

3YO SWPP

Group 1

Epsom Handicap

(1600m)

Randwick

$500,000

Open Handicup

Group 1

Metropolitan Handicap

(2400m)

Randwick

$400,000

3YO & up Handicap

Group 1

Melbourne Cup

(3200m)

Flemington

$6,000,000

3YO QH

Those horses that take part in the Eagle Farm Cup often come via middle distances races such as the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes, Group 3 Chairman’s Handicap, Group 1 Doomben Cup and Group 3 Premier’s Cup. Horses that run well in the race will then likely go on to compete in the Group 2 Brisbane Cup or the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup later in the carnival. Notable winners of the Eagle Farm Cup include Hey Pronto (2002), Pentastic (2004), Scenic Shot (2008-2009), Tripe Honour (2010) and Glass Harmonium (2011).

Betting is always available for the Eagle Farm Cup, with punters being able to choose from betting combinations such as trifectas, first fours, quadrellas, exactas and quinellas, as well as your typical win and place bets. And if you’re looking for the best free bet offers from bookmakers in Australia, go check out freebets.com.au.

For the latest horse racing news, visit HorseRacing.com.au.

On the 4th of November, the 2014 Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.