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

Black Heart Bart wins second G1 with Memsie Stakes victory

Black Heart Bart wins second G1 with Memsie Stakes victory

Powerhouse galloper Black Heart Bart secured his second Group 1 victory with a win in the Group 1 $500,000 New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield today.

Black Heart Bart, above, scores first up win in the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

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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 11492×2121 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 10 58kg 113
2 6241×59784 DELECTATION Chris Waller James McDonald 7 57kg 111
3 11211×1161 MALAGUERRA Lee & Anthony Freedman Hugh Bowman 9 56kg 109
4 2x2311x121 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 3 55.5kg 108
5 123×212312 AZKADELLIA (NZ) Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 5 54.5kg 110
6 x2600x1603 CHARLIE BOY Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 6 54.5kg 106
7 x523264x32 UNDER THE LOUVRE Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 13 54.5kg 106
8 x56x4041x0 SACRED STAR Tony Pike Vinnie Colgan 8 54.5kg 106
9 607x3310x6 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 4 54kg 105
10 700x1900x7 HOOKED John P Thompson Tye Angland 16 54kg 105
11 1541×96210 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Chad Schofield 15 53kg 103
12 x1513x3521 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Joao Moreira 14 52.5kg 103
13 602010×211 PRECIOUS GEM Henry Dwyer Tim Clark 18 52.5kg 106
14 7222×61249 TWO BLUE Kristen Buchanan Ms Tegan Harrison 2 52kg 103
15 122x0130x1 KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 17 52kg 99
16 11x39x9373 ARTLEE Todd Willan Mitchell Bell 1 52kg 98
17 3467×24312 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Jason Taylor 11 50.5kg 99
18 161 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds Ms Rosie Myers 12 50.5kg 67

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

Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Below the nominations for the 2016 Stradbroke Handicap are seen below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 11492×2121 BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir 1= 58kg
2 11211×1161 MALAGUERRA G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 1= 56kg
3 2x2311x121 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) H 4 Bjorn Baker 1= 55.5kg
4 x1513x3521 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 1= 52.5kg
5 6241×59784 DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller 5 57kg
6 123×212312 AZKADELLIA (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher 6 54.5kg
7 1310×72360 STRATUM STAR H 4 Darren Weir 7 56.5kg
8 602010×211 PRECIOUS GEM M 6 Henry Dwyer 8 52.5kg
9 x2600x1603 CHARLIE BOY G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 54.5kg
10 x523264x32 UNDER THE LOUVRE H 5 Robert Smerdon 10 54.5kg
11 x56x4041x0 SACRED STAR G 6 Tony Pike 11 54.5kg
12 607x3310x6 BIG MONEY G 6 Rodney Northam 12 54kg
13 700x1900x7 HOOKED H 5 John P Thompson 13 54kg
14 7222×61249 TWO BLUE M 7 Kristen Buchanan 14 52kg
15 1541×96210 CHARMED HARMONY G 6 John Sadler 15 53kg
16 122x0130x1 KAEPERNICK G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 52kg 99
17 3467×24312 TAKEDOWN G 3 Gary Moore 17 50.5kg 99
18 11x39x9373 ARTLEE G 5 Todd Willan 18 52kg 98
19 9x200x6148 NOSTRADAMUS H 4 Phillip Stokes 19 52kg 98
20 0x351147x0 TRAVESTON GIRL M 4 Tony Gollan 20 52kg 96
21 5x1212x144 FEDERAL G 4 John O’Shea 21 52kg 92
22 x1x1x141x6 START WONDERING (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 22 52kg 91
23 1202x409x0 ECHO GAL M 4 Gai Waterhouse 23 52kg 91
24 361111×134 TRUBIA H 4 Michael Lakey 24 52kg 89
25 15×3405125 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE C 3 Desleigh Forster 25 50.5kg 82
26 161 THE VIRGINIAN G 3 Toby Edmonds 26 50.5kg 67

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
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