Stradbroke Handicap

The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap 2016 is the premier event of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Taking place on Saturday 11th June 2016 at Doomben (usually Eagle Farm), the Stradbroke Handicap offers $1.5 million in prize money for the winner.

Stradbroke Handicap News

Artlee among nominations for 2016 QTC Cup

Artlee among nominations for 2016 QTC Cup

One time top Stradbroke Handicap fancy Artlee is among the nineteen nominations for Group 2 $175,000 MIRVAC QTC Cup (1300m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Artlee, above, is among the nominations for the QTC Cup at Eagle Farm. Photo by Steve Hart.

The QTC Cup is the last chance to gain a start in the Group 1 $1.5m AAMI Stradbroke ...

The 2016 Stradbroke Handicap is the premier Group 1 race held in Queensland as part of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Conducted by the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) annually in June, this $1.5 million open handicap event is raced over 1400m and is the richest race of the carnival. Run as the highlight event on Stradbroke Handicap Day at the picturesque Eagle Farm racecourse, the race shares the day with other quality events including the Group 1 The TJ Smith (JJ Atkins) (1600m), Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) and the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m).

Good lead-up races for runners in the Stradbroke Handicap 2016 include the Group 3 BTC Sprint (1350m) held at Doomben in May, or the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2200m) two weeks before. The Stradbroke Handicap is a challenging middle distance run well suited to a galloper that displays both speed and stamina to run the 1.4km at full pace. Top quality horses that have won the Stradbroke Handicap include Dane Ripper (1997), All Our Mob (1994) and Rough Habit (1991 & 1992).

Champion 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 Victoria 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 four-year-olds have dominated the race over the years. Only one two-year-old has claimed victory in the race, Wiggle in 1958.

Also look at the career statistics of the jockeys and trainers. The most successful Stradbroke Handicap trainer is Bart Cummings. The Cups King has trained four winners in this race, Campaign King (1988), Robian Steel (1989), Never Undercharge (1993) and Dane Ripper (1997).

The 2016 Stradbroke Handicap will be run on Saturday 11 June.

Stradbroke Handicap
Date: Saturday 11 June
Track: Doomben Usually – Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $2 million
Inaugurated: 1890

2016 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The 2016 Stradbroke Handicap field will undoubtedly be a strong one, with several nominations for the race. Following the great prestige established by previous editions of the race, the 2016 Stradbroke Handicap field will contain some of the best stayers Australia has to offer, along with a few very talented imports.
Below is the published field for the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4559x970x1 BOBAN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 8 58kg
2 21689×7031 HOT SNITZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 16 55.5kg
3 5x049x11x5 SACRED STAR Tony Pike Zac Purton 5 55kg
4 77444124×0 SMOKIN’ JOEY Wez Hunter Chris Symons 10 54.5kg
5 x43324x153 GENERALIFE John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 21 54.5kg
6 2x2560x670 TEMPLE OF BOOM Tony Gollan Michael Rodd 14 54.5kg
7 4×42270422 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Tommy Berry 3 54kg
8 x02346x512 CHARLIE BOY Peter & Paul Snowden Craig Williams 7 54kg
9 3250×46424 KNOYDART John O’Shea James McDonald 4 54kg
10 1x4911x960 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 9 53.5kg
11 41121111×4 BLACK HEART BART Vaughn Sigley Glenn Smith 17 53.5kg
12 4x02x04700 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings 19 53.5kg
13 5x12239x05 EL ROCA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Timothy Bell 2 53.5kg
14 111113×186 SRIKANDI Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 1 53kg
15 131×334645 FAST ’N’ ROCKING David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Craig Newitt 6 53kg
16 4342×20713 DELECTATION Chris Waller Glen Boss 11 52kg
17e 3x21816x11 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon Corey Brown 13 50.5kg
18e 211421×827 ROCK STURDY Joseph Pride Tim Clark 12 53kg
19e 53241411×8 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 20 53kg
20e x6865789x1 RIVA DE LAGO Robert Heathcote 15 52kg 101
21e x45123x464 TRIED AND TIRED Leon & Troy Corstens 18 52kg 99

When it is available, the 2016 Stradbroke Handicap field will be posted here.

Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Below the nominations for the 2015 Stradbroke Handicap are seen below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 4559x970x1 BOBAN G 5 Chris Waller 1= 58kg
2 21689×7031 HOT SNITZEL G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 1= 55.5kg
3 5x049x11x5 SACRED STAR G 5 Tony Pike 1= 55kg
4 2×111211 NAJOOM F 3 Gai Waterhouse 1= 50.5kg
5 1233×11212 CATKINS M 5 Chris Waller 5 54.5kg
6 111113×186 SRIKANDI M 4 Ciaron Maher 6 53kg
7 77444124×0 SMOKIN’ JOEY G 7 Wez Hunter 7 54.5kg
8 x43324x153 GENERALIFE G 5 John O’Shea 8 54.5kg
9 2x2560x670 TEMPLE OF BOOM G 8 Tony Gollan 9 54.5kg
10 4×42270422 LORD OF THE SKY H 4 Robbie Laing 10 54kg
11 x02346x512 CHARLIE BOY G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 11 54kg
12 3250×46424 KNOYDART G 5 John O’Shea 12 54kg
13 4342×20713 DELECTATION G 3 Chris Waller 13 52kg
14 1x4911x960 BIG MONEY G 5 Rodney Northam 14 53.5kg
15 41121111×4 BLACK HEART BART G 4 Vaughn Sigley 15 53.5kg
16 0x1332x561 STRAWBERRY BOY G 6 Chris Waller 16 53.5kg
17 4x02x04700 FONTELINA G 6 Anthony Cummings 17 53.5kg
18 25x12239x0 EL ROCA H 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 18 53.5kg
19 11113×3281 KURO (NZ) C 3 Joseph Pride 19 51.5kg
20 131×334645 FAST ’N’ ROCKING G 4 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 20 53kg
21 3x21816x11 LUMOSTY F 3 Robert Smerdon 21 50.5kg
22 211421×827 ROCK STURDY H 4 Joseph Pride 22 53kg
23 x18740x249 BRING ME THE MAID F 3 Peter G Moody 23 50.5kg
24 53241411×8 FLAMINGO STAR (GER) H 5 Chris Waller 24 53kg
25 x6865789x1 RIVA DE LAGO G 7 Robert Heathcote 25 52kg 101
26 31x1121x22 BALL OF MUSCLE G 4 Joseph Pride 26 52kg 100
27 x45123x464 TRIED AND TIRED G 5 Leon & Troy Corstens 27 52kg 99
28 x3116x684x PRINCE CHERI (FR) H 6 David Vandyke 28 52kg 99
29 010×432160 NEO (NZ) G 5 Stuart Kendrick 29 52kg 97
30 14437244×1 YOU’LL NEVER G 5 Chris Waller 30 52kg 95
31 16x520x220 TIME FOR WAR C 3 Stuart Kendrick 31 50.5kg 95
32 x341x15152 MISS COVER GIRL F 3 Kelly Schweida 32 50.5kg 91
33 8x2171x1 KAEPERNICK G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 33 50.5kg 76

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.

In 2013 the prize money for the Stradbroke Handicap was given a boost of $360,000, with the winner of the race now receiving $1 million from the total race prize money of $1.36 million.

Recent Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Year Place Horse Time
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Srikandi 1 minute 18.26 seconds
2nd Boban
3rd Generalife
Stradbroke Handicap
1st River Lad 1 minute 21.66 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Srikandi
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Linton 1 minute 22.06 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Streama
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Mid Summer Music 1 minute 23.06 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Happy Zero
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Sincero 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Beaded
3rd Zero Rock
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Black Piranha 1 minute 21.16 seconds
2nd Melito
3rd Mic Mac
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Black Piranha 1 minute 25.5 seconds
2nd Danleigh
3rd Ortensia
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Mr Baritone 1 minute 26.4 seconds
2nd Hard To Catch
3rd Double Dare
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Snipers Bullet 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Bendetti
Stradbroke Handicap
1st La Montagna 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Gee I Jane
3rd Cog Hill
Stradbroke Handicap
1st St Basil 1 minute 20.7 seconds
2nd Perfect Promise
3rd Shamekha
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Thorn Park 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Consular
3rd St Basil
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Private Steer 1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd Diamond Dane
3rd Into The Night
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Show A Heart 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Falvelon
3rd Kingsgate
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Crawl 1 minute 20.5 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Mr Innocent
Stradbroke Handicap
1st Landsighting 1 minute 21.4 seconds
2nd Mr Innocent
3rd Brighter Scene