Queensland Winter Racing Carnival

The 2014 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival encompasses racing at Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba. The highlight of the Queensland Winter Carnival is the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and it's feature Group 1 races.

Queensland Winter Racing Carnival News

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The 2014 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival takes place every year between April and July with quality racing across South East Queensland and features the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Each year the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival features racing at Brisbane (Doomben and Eagle Farm), Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Ipswich and Toowoomba.

Queensland Winter Racing Carnival Races

The carnival features eight Group 1 races:

  • BTC Cup – Doomben (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Doomben Cup – Doomben (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Doomben 10,000 – Doomben (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Queensland Oaks – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Stradbroke Handicap – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Queensldand Derby – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • T.J. Smith – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Winter Stakes – Eagle Farm (Tattersall’s Racing Club)

And nine Group 2 races:

  • Victory Stakes – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • A.D. Hollindale Stakes – Gold Coast
  • Champagne Classic – Doomben (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Sires’ Produce Stakes – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Eagle Farm Cup – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • QTC Cup – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Dane Ripper – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Brisbane Cup – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)
  • Queensland Guineas – Eagle Farm (Brisbane Racing Club)

Racing Clubs

The racing clubs involved in the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival are:

  • Gold Coast Turf Club
  • Brisbane Racing Club
  • Ipswich Turf Club
  • Tattersall’s Racing Club
  • Sunshine Coast Turf Club
  • Toowoomba Turf Cub

Feature Racedays

For more information about Brisbane racedays that are part of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival see our Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival guide.

Hollindale Stakes Day

Gold Coast Racecourse

Held at the Gold Coast Racecourse in May, the Hollindale Stakes is a Group 2 weight-for-age race worth $300,000 in prize money. Run over an 1800m distance, the event has been won by champion horses Shogun Lodge (2000-01), Might And Power (1998) and Rough Habit (1991-92).

The Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas is a 1200m set weight race for three year old horses. The event is worth $125,000 in prize money and attracts horses likely to go on to the BTC Classic two weeks later.

Winter Stakes Day

Eagle Farm Racecourse

Held at Eagle Farm Racecourse during June, the Winter Stakes is a Group 1 weight-for-age race for fillies and mares. Worth half a million dollars in prize money, the 1400m event is the final event held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is part of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

The Group 3 Tattersall’s Cup is worth $200,000 in prize money and is competed by horses which have previously raced in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup. Run over a 2200m distance, the open handicap event attracts strong staying type horses.

The Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes is a 1200m sprinting event which is worth $175,000 in prize money. The quality handicap is ideal for horses that are still at the lower levels and need racetrack experience.