News About: 2013 Stradbroke Handicap

Linton wins Stradbroke Handicap for Sadler

Linton wins Stradbroke Handicap for Sadler

8 Jun, 2013

The move by Flemington trainer John Sadler to put the blinkers on Linton paid off with the grey taking out the Group 1 $1.36m AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm today.

Linton and NIcholas Hall sneak up along the fence to take out the Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm. Photo by Daniel Costello.

A …

Heathcote Hopes Stradbroke is Lucky Number 16 for Buffering

Heathcote Hopes Stradbroke is Lucky Number 16 for Buffering

7 Jun, 2013

After coming up empty in 15 tries at Group 1 level, you could forgive Robert Heathcote if he wasn’t optimistic about Buffering’s chances in Saturday’s $1.36 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m).

Buffering is racing for the 16th time at Group 1 level in Saturday's Stradbroke. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

But the leading Queensland trainer remains confident …

Epaulette’s Chance to Join Stradbroke Elite

Epaulette’s Chance to Join Stradbroke Elite

7 Jun, 2013

If Epaulette can silence the critics and win Saturday’s prestigious Stradbroke Handicap, he will do more than just add another Group 1 to his resume and secure the $1 million winner’s cheque for Darley.

Epaulette has to overcome history in the Stradbroke. Photo by: Steve Hart.

If the Doomben 10,000 winner can overcome both his …

Arinosa Out of Stradbroke Handicap

Arinosa Out of Stradbroke Handicap

4 Jun, 2013

Leading Sydney trainer Chris Waller is taking no risks with Arinosa, withdrawing the mare from Saturday’s $1.36 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) due to a minor foot issue.

Arinosa will miss the Stradbroke Handicap with a foot issue. Photo by: Steve Hart.

The five-year-old has a foot abscess but is expected to be fit to chase …

Three-year-olds Poised for Stradbroke Success

Three-year-olds Poised for Stradbroke Success

4 Jun, 2013

A three-peat for the three-year-olds.

Sizzling is the early week Stradbroke favourite. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

That is the likely scenario ahead of the third leg of Brisbane’s Group 1 sprint treble in the $1.36 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

The well-spruiked crop of three-year-olds have dominated the older horses all …

Moody’s Outside Quest for Back-to-back Stradbrokes

Moody’s Outside Quest for Back-to-back Stradbrokes

4 Jun, 2013

When Mid Summer Music saluted at $31 in last year’s Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), the crowd was silent at Eagle Farm.

Peter Moody is chasing his second straight Stradbroke Handicap. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

If anyone had backed the Peter Moody-trained mare, they weren’t on track, or at the very least they weren’t celebrating too loudly.…

Gear Change Is Linton’s Ticket To Stradbroke Glory

Gear Change Is Linton’s Ticket To Stradbroke Glory

3 Jun, 2013

Linton will look to continue his promising start to 2013 with a win in this weekend’s Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.

With a $1 million prize cheque reserved for the winner, Linton’s had the race on his radar for some time.

Linton will look to win this Saturday's Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at …

Rivals Fear Epaulette Will Sizzle in Stradbroke

Rivals Fear Epaulette Will Sizzle in Stradbroke

3 Jun, 2013

Trainers of rival hopes for this Saturday’s $1.36 million Group 1 AAMI Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) maintain that the Queensland Guineas win by Sizzling was certainly a good effort over the weekend but that top fancy Epaulette is still the one to beat.

Trainer Anthony Cummings is confident Your Song (pictured) can return to form in …

Pear Tart Sale Could Open Stradbroke Spot

Pear Tart Sale Could Open Stradbroke Spot

30 May, 2013

Group 1 winner Pear Tart appears unlikely to take her place in Saturday week’s $1.36 million Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) after being sold as part of the Patinack Farm reduction on Wednesday.

Pear Tart is unlikely to run in the Stradbroke. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

At 16th in the order of entry for the Stradbroke, the …

Wood To Have Strong Stradbroke Presence

Wood To Have Strong Stradbroke Presence

29 May, 2013

Brisbane trainer Kelso Wood doesn’t have the biggest team of horses but he’s set to have a strong presence in Saturday week’s $1.36 million Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.

Sizzling is part of Kelso Wood's strong Stradbroke team. Photo by: Daniel Costello.

Wood trains three of the 40 horses who were paid up at first …