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.

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Results

  • 1st: #5 Trekking
  • 2nd: #13 Tyzone
  • 3rd: #7 Endless Drama



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 2019 Stradbroke Handicap ran on Saturday June 8, 2019 and was won by the Godolphin-raced galloper Trekking setting a new track record of 1:21.86.

Stradbroke Handicap 2019
Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
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

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Results

  • 1st: #5 Trekking
  • 2nd: #13 Tyzone
  • 3rd: #7 Endless Drama

The Stradbroke Handicap 2019 Results went the way of the Godolphin stable with the James Cummings-trained Trekking enjoying a drop in weight and step-up in distance to turn the tables on The Bostonian and improve on his lead-up Kingsford-Smith Cup third to win Queensland’s richest race. Trekking, ridden to victory by Kerrin McEvoy who made it a Group 1 double after riding JJ Atkins winner Prince Fawaz to victory earlier on the card, defeated the Toby Edmonds-trained BRC Sprint winner Tyzone (2nd) and the Tony Pike-trained Kiwi Endless Drama (3rd).

Read more on the 2019 Stradbroke Handicap win by Trekking now.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8 54kg $7F
2 13 TYZONE Toby Edmonds Tommy Berry 1.75L 7 53kg $8
3 7 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 3L 4 54kg $11
4 8 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Glen Boss 3.4L 10 53.5kg $17
5 9 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Michael Dee 3.5L 15 53.5kg $41
6 11 VIRIDINE James Cummings Tim Clark 3.7L 6 53.5kg $8
7 4 WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne Billy Egan 4.45L 11 54kg $8
8 6 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 4.65L 14 54kg $41
9 17 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker Robbie Fradd 4.85L 13 51kg $31
10 16 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Craig Williams 4.95L 9 52kg $31
11 1 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Michael Cahill 5.15L 5 57kg $8
12 18 PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea Robbie Dolan (a) 5.35L 2 49.5kg $15
13 3 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 5.55L 1 54.5kg $19
14 10 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Joe Bowditch 6.05L 17 53.5kg $26
15 14 I’M A RIPPA Tony Gollan Jeff Lloyd 8.3L 12 53kg $101
16 12 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 9.05L 3 53.5kg $21
17 2 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings James McDonald 9.8L 16 56kg $13
21e RINGERDINGDING Chris Waller Michael Dee 0
22e REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker 0
23e SIREN’S FURY Jason Coyle Tegan Harrison 0
15 PRINCESS POSH Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 0
19e TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 0
20e STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 0

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Betting Odds

The top Stradbroke Handicap 2019 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the richest Group 1 race of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival will be available below leading-up to the race.

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

Stay tuned for our comprehensive Stradbroke Handicap 2019 Form Guide & Betting Preview with Ladbrokes.com.au also providing a detailed Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide the week of the event.

2019 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 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing Queensland the Wednesday before race day and published in full below.

The 2019 Stradbroke Handicap Field is now out with race favourite, Doomben 10,000 – Kingsford-Smith Cup double winner The Bostonian, carrying topweight from barrier 10. Tony Pike’s flying Kiwi must set a modern-day weight carrying record to win with 57kg and could come into barrier six if all five emergencies fail to gain a start.

Read more on The Bostonian Drawing the Perfect Stradbroke Handicap 2019 Barrier now.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt.
1 1x17525x11 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Michael Cahill 10 57kg
2 1230x214x7 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings James McDonald 22 56kg
3 14150×1111 DESPATCH Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 1 54.5kg
4 3222×32101 WIDGEE TURF Patrick Payne Billy Egan 16 54kg
5 21194×4113 TREKKING James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 13 54kg
6 022055×230 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony McEvoy Jamie Kah 19 54kg
7 950×504216 ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE) Tony Pike Leith Innes 8 54kg
8 347×522713 SPRIGHT Garry Frazer Glen Boss 15 53.5kg
9 08×1693222 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Corey Brown 20 53.5kg
10 9x21145x80 MAN BOOKER Daniel Morton Joe Bowditch 23 53.5kg
11 x4x0x30414 VIRIDINE James Cummings Tim Clark 11 53.5kg
12 19x8x466x3 DEPLOY Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 7 53.5kg
13 x4461x1581 TYZONE Toby Edmonds Tommy Berry 12 53kg
14 17x312x703 I’M A RIPPA Tony Gollan Jeff Lloyd 17 53kg
15 32×0136002 PRINCESS POSH Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 3 52kg
16 125×327449 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Craig Williams 14 52kg
17 3x3124x214 IRITHEA Bjorn Baker Robbie Fradd 18 51kg
18 11x339x51 PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea Robbie Dolan (a) 2 49.5kg
19e 2114261×26 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 5 53kg
20e x282123151 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 9 52.5kg
21e 311×304710 RINGERDINGDING Chris Waller Michael Dee 21 51kg
22e 24311×3401 REDOUBLE Bjorn Baker TBA 6 52kg (includes 1.0kg penalty)
23e 148×691009 SIREN’S FURY Jason Coyle Tegan Harrison 4 51kg

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations & First Acceptances

Early Stradbroke Handicap 2019 nominations close on a Tuesday in early May and will be available below.

The Stradbroke Handicap 2019 first acceptances further narrow down the list of potential runners in the winter carnival feature race and close in late May.[cf

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
2019
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Trekking 1 minute 21.86 seconds
2nd Tyzone
3rd Endless Drama
2018
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Santa Ana Lane 1 minute 19.90 seconds
2nd Super Cash
3rd Champagne Cuddles
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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