Stradbroke Handicap

The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap is the premier event of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Taking place on a Saturday in June, the Stradbroke Handicap offers $1.5 million in total prize money.



The Stradbroke Handicap is the premier Group 1 race held in Queensland as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Conducted annually in June, this $1.5 million open handicap event is traditionally raced over 1400m at Eagle Farm or 1350m when taking place at sister track Doomben Racecourse. The richest race of the carnival, it is run as the highlight event on Stradbroke Handicap Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse (track permitting).

The race shares the day with other quality events including the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) for two-year-old milers, Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) for three-year-olds and the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) for stayers. When Stradbroke Handicap Day is run at Doomben, the 2400m staying features are conducted over a shortened 2200m.

The key new lead-up race for runners in the Stradbroke Handicap is the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) – formerly known as the BTC Cup and conducted over 1200m – held a fortnight before at the Eagle Farm or Doomben track. Another good lead-up into both races is the weight-for-age Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) in mid-May.

Class sprinters that perform well in the Stradbroke Handicap may go on to contest some of the other high status Australian races held during the Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnivals later in the year.

When betting on the Stradbroke Handicap it is important to look at things like the age of the competitors, as six-year-olds have dominated the race over the past decade with five wins from 2008 – 2017. Only one two-year-old has claimed victory in the race, Wiggle in 1958, while the last three-year-old Stradbroke Handicap winner was Impending in 2017.

The 2018 Stradbroke Handicap runs on Saturday June 9, 2018.

Stradbroke Handicap 2018
Date: Saturday June 9, 2018
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben for 2017 & 2018)
Distance: 1400m (1350m for 2017 & 2018)
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1.5 million
Inaugurated: 1890

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Betting Odds

The top Stradbroke Handicap 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the richest Group 1 race of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival are available below leading-up to the race.

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

Stay tuned for our comprehensive Stradbroke Handicap 2018 Form Guide & Betting Preview.

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The Stradbroke Handicap field attracts a quality field of middle-distance sprinters each season from both local Queensland stables as well as interstate raiders. In recent years horses from Sydney and Melbourne have enjoyed plenty of success over the Brisbane sprinters in the Stradbroke Handicap field. Horses come into the race via runs in lead-up events in Brisbane like the Doomben 10,000 and the new-look Kingsford Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup). The Goodwood over 1200m in Adelaide the month before is also a key lead-up into the Stradbroke Handicap field.

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2018 Final Field & Barriers is now published and available to view below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 341x23x121 IMPENDING James Cummings Damian Browne 9 57.5kg
2 x341x6x031 SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 3 55.5kg
3 x21419140x CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Jim Byrne 5 53.5kg
4 x360x31495 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 20 53.5kg
5 x257x145x0 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir Chris Parnham 7 53.5kg
6 290x2860x5 SPIETH (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 21 53.5kg
7 3475×38485 FOXPLAY Chris Waller Michael Walker 19 53kg
8 641241×289 MOST IMPORTANT Tony Gollan Mark Du Plessis 2 53kg
9 2234430×51 THE MONSTAR Brett Cavanough Skye Bogenhuber 8 52.5kg
10 x731x076x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 10 52.5kg
11 11x1112x67 CARE TO THINK Matthew Dunn Tim Clark 16 52.5kg
12 15330×3717 BURNING PASSION Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 15 52kg
13 0x188x1x04 SUPER CASH Andrew Noblet Jamie Kah 13 51.5kg
14 12x13x3503 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 17 51.5kg
15 3715×57911 PERAST Paul Perry Jeff Lloyd 12 50kg
16 1x32222x13 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Corey Brown 1 50kg
17e x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) Darren Weir 6 51.5kg
18e 1121×13121 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 4 51.5kg
19e 8211313×71 MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) Peter Gelagotis Anthony Darmanin 11 51kg 102
20e 2x21121x15 PECANS Joseph Pride 18 51kg 101
21e x21812x312 I’M A RIPPA Tony Gollan 14 51kg 97

2018 Stradbroke Handicap First Acceptances

The Stradbroke Handicap 2018 first acceptances further narrow down the list of potential runners in the winter carnival feature race and close on May 30, 2018.

2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Early Stradbroke Handicap 2018 nominations close on a Tuesday in early May and will be available below.

The official 2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations attracted 119 sprinters including the defending champion Impending who won the Victory Stakes at Doomben first-up and last year’s runner-up In Her Time who is on way to The Everest race in the spring.

Read more on the Stradbroke Handicap 2018 Nominations featuring Impending.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 22027×0780 AIDE MEMOIRE (NZ) M 6 Kris Lees
2 515177×313 ASHLOR G 4 Dan McCarthy
3 x84588x844 BASSETT (NZ) G 5 Mick Price
4 111140×562 BONS AWAY G 4 Ciaron Maher
5 115330×371 BURNING PASSION G 6 Mark Newnham
6 10x280150x CANTBUYBETTER G 6 Ben Currie
7 2211x1112x CARE TO THINK G 4 Matthew Dunn
8 1330×60371 CATCHY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
9 x1233x600x CELLARGIRL F 3 Kelly Schweida
10 331511141x CELLARMAN G 4 Chris Waller
11 117x90x CHAMP ELECT F 3 Chris Munce
12 1x1x32222x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker
13 50x24271x8 CHARLIE BOY G 7 Tony Gollan
14 3x385x666x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 6 Kris Lees
15 x21419140x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 4 Bjorn Baker
16 x7490x3900 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees
17 x2x533x98x DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 6 Darren Weir
18 68x008x90x DERRYN H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
19 543x21811x DREAMFORCE G 5 John P Thompson
20 x0636x500x ECHO EFFECT G 4 Kristen Buchanan
21 x360x3149x ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) H 6 Chris Waller
22 x4269x526x ENGLISH M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
23 4126135x EQUAL BALANCE G 3 Kurt Goldman
24 900821×091 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 51116×54 FEMME FIREBALL F 3 Robert Heathcote
26 1024x70x05 FIRST AMONG EQUALS G 6 Darren Weir
27 451x3126x4 FIRSTHAND G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
28 214x1164x7 FIT FOR PURPOSE G 4 Liam Birchley
29 2x11013x0x FORMALITY F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
30 23475×3848 FOXPLAY M 4 Chris Waller
31 51111x FREDDIE FOX TROT G 3 Les Kelly
32 05x877x241 FRENCH EMOTION M 6 Chris Waller
33 47x12x0201 GLENALL H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
34 5258×62132 GO NICHOLAS (NZ) G 6 Shelley Hale
35 75x319450x GRANDE ROSSO G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
36 731×327216 HANDSOME THIEF (IRE) G 5 Darren Weir
37 1111x336x7 HAVASAY G 5 Liam Birchley
38 144×312116 HOLY BLADE C 3 Darren Weir
39 7561x7060x HONOUR’N’STRENGTH G 4 Melissa Leitch
40 5x3179x316 HOUTZEN F 3 Toby Edmonds
41 12x I AM VENUS F 3 Billy & Dale Healey
42 020x21812x I’M A RIPPA G 4 Tony Gollan
43 43341x23x1 IMPENDING H 4 James Cummings
44 23x112x13x IN HER TIME M 5 Benjamin Smith
45 1132741×43 INVINCIBELLA M 4 Chris Waller
46 12x13x350x INVINCIBLE GEM M 4 Kris Lees
47 532x3x211x ITALIA BELLA F 3 Stuart Kendrick
48 x0212x5176 JUST DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees
49 x14126313x KAWAIKINI M 4 Jason Coyle
50 37×5141934 KEN’S DREAM G 4 Darren Weir
51 538724×513 LAND OF PLENTY H 4 Darren Weir
52 02x250x742 LE ROMAIN G 5 Kris Lees
53 1184216×50 LUBITON M 4 Bjorn Baker
54 5x6001056x LUCKY HUSSLER G 8 Darren Weir
55 5x20821x59 LYUBA M 5 Darren Weir
56 3320821×15 MISHANI BULLITT C 3 Chris Anderson
57 0x430x701x MISS GUNPOWDER M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
58 411x1170x4 MONSIEUR GUSTAVE G 5 Darryl Hansen
59 228211313x MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ) G 5 Peter Gelagotis
60 0x641241x2 MOST IMPORTANT G 5 Tony Gollan
61 113×11112 MR MARBELLOUZ G 4 Kevin Kemp
62 x1220x2869 MR SNEAKY G 4 Anthony Freedman
63 1344238350 NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
64 1418x1112x NOIRE M 4 Chris Waller
65 1x01x7026x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees
66 4213x5121x ORDER AGAIN (NZ) G 4 Brian Smith
67 11121×1312 OSBORNE BULLS G 4 James Cummings
68 119x4407x0 OURS TO KEEP G 3 Chris Munce
69 442521118x OZI CHOICE G 5 Darren Weir
70 341x1412x8 PASSAGE OF TIME H 4 Joseph Pride
71 312×17201 PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir
72 22x21121x1 PECANS M 4 Joseph Pride
73 673715×579 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry
74 0x30x8916x PERFECT DARE G 5 Matthew Dunn
75 3382121111 PLUCKY GIRL M 4 Toby Edmonds
76 x721136x65 PRIVLAKA G 5 Robert Heathcote
77 0344×14512 PROMPT RESPONSE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
78 3347×28111 QUILISTA M 4 Darren Weir
79 26x2746x31 RIVER RACER M 4 Les Ross
80 723326×281 SAMBRO G 3 Chris Waller
81 55x341x6x0 SANTA ANA LANE G 5 Anthony Freedman
82 221x1166x SASSO CORBARO F 3 Kris Lees
83 x4114214x3 SAVAPINSKI (NZ) M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
84 7x5114x193 SECRET AGENDA M 5 Mick Price
85 50x11122x9 SEDANZER M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
86 1x117x111 SERENE MISS M 4 Kris Lees
87 0x731x076x SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller
88 21250x377x SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida
89 x8485313x1 SIREN’S FURY M 4 Jason Coyle
90 x4211x1153 SNITZ G 3 Matthew Dunn
91 14270x017x SOVEREIGN NATION G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
92 x290x2860x SPIETH (NZ) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 483x90x108 SPRIGHT M 4 Garry Frazer
94 8x6132121x STELLAR COLLISION G 5 Darren Weir
95 180x188x1x SUPER CASH M 5 Andrew Noblet
96 30x15x4546 SUPIDO H 6 Michael Kent
97 6225x3317x SYLPHEED M 4 Toby Edmonds
98 x5400x7805 TAKEDOWN G 5 Gary Moore
99 100x02x86x TERRAVISTA G 8 Joseph Pride
100 1112x314x2 TEST THE WORLD (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker
101 70600×8555 THE MISSION C 3 Paul Perry
102 6x13x1402x THRONUM H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
103 226230×258 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller
104 3x1332311x TOUGHERTHANTHEREST G 4 Chris Waller
105 2450x4150x TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
106 1115x1778x TYZONE G 4 Toby Edmonds
107 130x61486x ULMANN G 6 Darren Weir
108 1x1x11257x VEGA MAGIC G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
109 411x1x112 VICTOREM G 3 Jenny Graham
110 212x2411x2 VIDDORA M 5 Lloyd Kennewell
111 3141×74941 VILLERMONT C 3 Ciaron Maher
112 x160x117x2 VOLPE VELOCE M 4 Graham Richardson
113 0x257x145x VOODOO LAD G 6 Darren Weir
114 32x699778x WELL SPRUNG G 5 Kris Lees
115 1 WEONA NICCONI (NZ) G 3 David Vandyke
116 537360×141 WHISPERING BROOK M 4 Darren Weir
117 112x110x35 WHITE MOSS M 4 Jason Coyle
118 411x3184x1 WHYPEEO G 3 Toby Edmonds
119 16×1111312 WIDGEE TURF G 4 Patrick Payne

Stradbroke Handicap History

First run in 1890, the Stradbroke Handicap is one of the oldest Queensland races. Pyrrhus won the inaugural event when it was a principal race run over six furlongs. During the war the race was not held from 1942 to 1945. In 1953 the race distance was increased to seven furlongs and was later converted to 1400m in 1973. In 1980 the event was given Group 1 status. The race is named after Lord Stradbroke one of the originators of the weight-for-age scale in thoroughbred racing.

The Stradbroke Handicap became Queensland’s most lucrative and anticipated race in 1996 when the prize purse was increased to $1 million and it is now worth $1.5 million in total prize money.

Notable Stradbroke Handicap winners from the past few decades include Daybreak Lover (1984 & 1986), Rough Habit (1991-92), Dane Ripper (1997), Black Piranha (2009-10) and Under The Louvre (2016).

For the 2017 and 2018 editions, the Stradbroke Handicap was run at Doomben over a shorter distance of 1350m.

Recent Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Stradbroke Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Impending 1 minute 17.93 seconds (run over 1350m)
2nd In Her Time
3rd Clearly Innocent
2016
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Under The Louvre 1 minute 23.72 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd The Virginian
2015
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Srikandi 1 minute 18.26 seconds
2nd Boban
3rd Generalife
2014
Stradbroke Handicap
1st River Lad 1 minute 21.66 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Srikandi
2013
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Linton 1 minute 22.06 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Streama
2012
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Mid Summer Music 1 minute 23.06 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Happy Zero
2011
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Sincero 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Zero Rock
2010
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Black Piranha 1 minute 21.16 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Mic Mac
2009
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Black Piranha 1 minute 25.5 seconds
2nd Danleigh
3rd Ortensia
2008
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Mr Baritone 1 minute 26.4 seconds
2nd Hard To Catch
3rd Double Dare
2007
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Snipers Bullet 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Bendetti
2006
Stradbroke Handicap
1st La Montagna 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Gee I Jane
3rd Cog Hill
2005
Stradbroke Handicap
1st St Basil 1 minute 20.7 seconds
2nd Perfect Promise
3rd Shamekha
2004
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Consular
3rd St Basil
2003
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Private Steer 1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd Diamond Dane
3rd Into The Night
2002
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Show A Heart 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Falvelon
3rd Kingsgate
2001
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Crawl 1 minute 20.5 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Mr Innocent
2000
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Landsighting 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Mr Innocent
3rd Brighter Scene

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