2017 Lord Mayor's Cup Field, Barriers & Odds


Queensland is a terrific place for horse racing enthusiasts and punters to get in on some excellent action, as it has a long and rich history of quality group races, including the 2017 Lord Mayor’s Cup run by the Brisbane Racing Club.

The 2017 Lord Mayor’s Cup will be held on May 27th, 2017.Lord Mayors Cup

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The showcase event on the Queensland racing calendar is the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, which is host to all of the state’s Group 1 races and provides spectators with the most thrilling and entertaining race days. The Group 3 Lord Mayor’s Cup is held on the Doomben 10,000 Day at Doomben racecourse in May each year. The line-up of races draws an impressive crowd and the Lord Mayor’s Cup is considered a quality weight-for-age race run over 1,600 metres. With prize money of $125,000, it provides horses with a great practice run in the lead-up to the more famous and lucrative races of the carnival like the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

Generally the field of runners is made up of leading local gallopers, and gives them a chance to develop their racing skills. You will not find many interstate or champion horses running in the Lord Mayor’s Cup, however it is still an excellent chance for punters to make some money! Although winners of the Lord Mayor’s Cup are usually versatile but fairly standard horses, some surprise high class horses have snuck into the race including Sky Heights (2001), the winner of the 1999 Caulfield Cup.

Other races held on Doomben 10,000 Day include:

Upcoming Races

Group 3

Roma Cup




2YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks


Eagle Farm



Group 2

Dane Ripper Quality


Eagle Farm



Group 2

Eagle Farm Cup


Eagle Farm


3YO & Up WFA

Group 2

The QTC Cup


Eagle Farm



Group 2

Sires Produce Stakes


Eagle Farm



Race Information

Date: May

Track: Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland

Race Status: Group 3

Race Conditions: Weight-for-age

Distance: 1600m

Prizemoney: $125 000

Inauguration: 1979

Make sure you get in on the Lord Mayor’s Cup betting action at the next Brisbane Winter Carnival. There is a range of exciting wagers available through leading online bookmakers on the race. And although it may not be the most lucrative race on the card for the contenders, it could certainly turn out to be a profitable day for you if you pick the winning horse!

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Lord Mayor’s Cup Betting

Betting on the Lord Mayor’s Cup involves quite a bit of form study, as there are a lot of variables that are important to consider.

As a weight for age event, it’s worth looking at any three year olds that might be contesting it. If they look like quality types, then they might be worth including in your betting selections. Although, because it’s held in May, the three year olds will be carrying quite a bit of weight compared to a race in September.

Another Lord Mayor’s Cup betting tip is to consider which horses have contested races over the same distance. If they have experience over 1350m, then they might be a solid bet.

Lord Mayors Cup News

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