Prize Money Increase for 2013 Stradbroke Handicap Winner

April 11, 2013

DEPOSIT $100 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50 bet with

$200

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25 to get

$75

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250 to get

$250

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Prize Money Increase for 2013 Stradbroke Handicap Winner

Queensland’s richest race could be worth even more to the winner this Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with a first-prize increase to $1 million being considered for the Stradbroke Handicap 2013.

Black Caviar

Champions like Black Caviar (pictured) could be attracted to the Stradbroke Handicap if it were a set weights plus penalites race. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

The jewel on the Brisbane winter racing crown, the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) has previously been worth a total of one million in overall stakes with $640,000 going to the winner.

For this year’s edition, due to run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 8 along with the $500,000 Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m), officials are looking to increase the winners’ cheque to a juicy $1 million with placegetter dividends to remain the same.

The $360,000 boost would be allocated as part of an overall $2 million additional allocation to Queensland racing this season which will be balanced out between smaller features and the state’s most lucrative sprint showdown.

“It is Queensland’s most time-honoured race and we need to ensure it remains one of the most important on the Australian racing calendar,” Racing Queensland chairman Kevin Dixon said.

Host to a quality line-up of elite level features, the Queensland Winter Carnival often plays second-fiddle to international races that can be worth thousands less in prize money – something this grant will be out to change accord to Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) chairman Neville Bell.

“We aim to make it a harder decision for owners to contemplate taking Australian horses overseas for inferior prizemoney,” Bell said.

In another bid to attract the country’s premier sprinters to the Stradbroke Handicap 2013 field the balloting conditions could also be altered to increase the interest of interstate connections.

Currently run as a straight out handicap many of the leading runners are weighted out of contention opening up talks to change the conditions to either a set weights and penalties event or a quality handicap.

While sure to attract skeptics, the move could prove very successful using Adelaide’s premier sprint race, The Goodwood as an example.

The $500,000 Group 1 The Goodwood (1200m), held at Morphettville Racecourse in early May each year as part of South Australia’s autumn festival, was traditionally run as a handicap like the Stradbroke.

A change to a set weights and penalties race however in 2007 opened the door for Australia’s best racehorse Black Caviar to contest, and of course win, the race last year following the earlier success of another interstate champion Takeover Target (2009).

Whether it’s the Stradbroke Handicap 2013 or one of the faster approaching Group 1 features of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival you’re wanting to bet on the odds you need can be found online at bookmaker.com.au where first-time depositing customers are rewarded with a $500 bonus bet! Terms & Conditions Apply.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 Geo...

Snoopy Could Miss Wet 2017 George Moore Stakes

Heavy midweek rainfall in Brisbane has put the George Moore Stakes 2017 run of...

Horse Racing Today

Trapeze Artist heads up 2018 E...

Thronum to chase G1 glory afte...

Thronum to chase G1 glory after 2018 Australia Stakes win

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig will now step Thronum up to Group 1...

Pierata heads up final field f...

Pierata heads up final field for 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The in-form Greg Hickman trained Pierata heads up a final field of sixteen...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emerge...

Full field of 16 plus 5 emergencies for 2018 Magic Millions 2yo Classic

The David Atkins trained Jonker will carry the number one saddlecloth in the...

Pierata chasing huge payday in...

Pierata chasing huge payday in 2018 Magic Millions 3yo Guineas

The Greg Hickman trained three year old Pierata is in the running for a huge...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field