2017 Ipswich Cup Field, Barriers & Odds

Ipswich Cup

The 2017 Ipswich Cup takes place at Ipswich racecourse during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival each year. It is the biggest race held by the Ipswich Turf Club and is worth a total of $175,000 in prize money. Run under handicap conditions, the Ipswich Cup is open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards. The Ipswich Cup, which is run over a distance of 2,150 metres, currently has Listed status.

The 2017 Ipswich Cup will run on Saturday June 17, 2017.Ipswich Cup

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Horses that fail to make the field in races such as the Group 1 Doomben Cup may choose to run in the Ipswich Cup. Those horses that perform well in the race may then back up seven days later in the Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

The Ipswich Cup often provides a path to other winter cups including the Caloundra Cup at the Sunshine Coast and the Grafton Cup. That was the case in 2012 with Shenzhou Steeds backing up a terrific Ipswich Cup win to take Caloundra Cup honours. In 2011, Gold In Dubai finished runner-up in both the follow-on events after winning the Ipswich Cup ahead of Danagaze.

Run as a standalone metropolitan Saturday meeting as part of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, the Ipswich Cup is a hugely popular event both on and off course with punters.

Located just 40 minutes outside of Brisbane, Ipswich locals are joined by keen Brisbane racegoers for an action-packed day of racing entertainment. Apart from the Ipswich Cup, other highlight races on the day include the Listed Eye Liner Stakes and the Gai Waterhouse Classic.

Some of the best trainers in the country take challengers to the Ipswich Cup and the day’s support events, chasing lucrative prize money and black-type success for their runners.

Leading Brisbane trainer Robert Heathcote has had one of the most successful Ipswich Cup performers in recent times, with Our Lukas winning back-to-back in 2009-10 before finishing third in 2011.

The Ipswich Cup is the perfect time to back a winner during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. All types of betting are available on the race, including trifectas, exactas, quinellas, first fours, wins and place bets.

Ipswich Cup Betting

Betting on the Ipswich Cup is wildly popular all across Queensland. It’s a big hit, and most locals love to get a bet on the Ipswich Cup. Because it’s so close to Brisbane, and held during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, the Ipswich Cup garners a lot of betting attention.

When you’re making your Ipswich Cup betting selections focus on local runners who have proven themselves in Group 1 company and have already illustrated their ability to run out a solid 2000m or more.

Another good Ipswich Cup betting tip is to focus on those horses which have a nationally renowned jockey on their back. There will likely be a few of those in the field, so you’ll of course need to take in other factors.

On the 3rd of November, the Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

Ipswich Cup News

Fifteen runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s featured 2017 Listed Ipswich Cup (2150m); offering punters terrific value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Sort After has returned to racing in smart form this season and remains the $3.90 favourite…