Stradbroke Handicap

The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap 2017 is the premier event of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. Taking place on Saturday 10th June 2017 at Eagle Farm, the Stradbroke Handicap offers $1.5 million in prize money for the winner.

Stradbroke Handicap News

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Bid for Bon Aurum

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Bid for Bon Aurum

Ciaron Maher’s Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Bon Aurum is Brisbane-bound this winter chasing the riches of the Stradbroke Handicap 2017 at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Melbourne Group 1 winner Bon Aurum will return from a lengthy spell in Brisbane this winter targeting the Stradbroke Handicap 2017. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Queensland’s richest race, the $1.5 million Group 1 ...

The 2017 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 raced over 1400m and is the richest race of the carnival. Run as the highlight event on Stradbroke Handicap Day at  Eagle Farm Racecourse, 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.

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 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 – 2016. Only one two-year-old has claimed victory in the race, Wiggle in 1958.

The 2017 Stradbroke Handicap will be run on Saturday June 10, 2017.

Stradbroke Handicap
Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1.5 million
Inaugurated: 1890

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Betting Odds

The top Stradbroke Handicap 2017 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.

2017 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 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing Queensland on Wednesday June 7, 2017 and published in full below.

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Early Stradbroke Handicap 2017 nominations close on Wednesday May 3, 2017 and will be available below followed by the official Stradbroke Handicap First Acceptances on May 31, 2017.

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).

Recent Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Stradbroke Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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