The 2018 Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 handicap race that is traditionally run at Eagle Farm Racecourse, however in 2015 the Stradbroke Handicap was be run at Doomben while Eagle Farm underwent redevelopment. Run in June of each year, the Stradbroke Handicap is run over a distance of 1,400 metres and is worth $1.5 million. Stradbroke Day is the biggest day of Brisbane’s Winter Racing Carnival and is run on the same day as the Group 1 Queensland Derby for three-year-olds and the Group 1 The TJ Smith (JJ Atkins) for two-year-olds.
In 2017 the Stradbroke Handicap will be run at Doomben over the shorter distance of 1350m.
The inaugural running of the Stradbroke Handicap took place back in 1890 and was named after Lord Stradbroke who was a relative of Admiral Rous who himself was a creator of the weight-for-age scale. The Stradbroke Handicap is one of the toughest 1,400 metre handicap races in Australia and it consistently attracts a full capacity quality field. Racehorses who are strong milers traditionally perform the best in the Stradbroke Handicap.
The Stradbroke Handicap was first run over a distance of six furlongs (1200m) when it was won by Pyrrhus. The distance then increased to today’s 1,400 metres in 1953. Over the years, four-year-old horses have generally dominated the race, while one two-year-old, Wiggle, won the race back in 1958 carrying 46.5 kilograms. The Stradbroke Handicap was not held for four years from 1942-1945 due to the Second World War.
The Group 1 Doomben 10,000 and the Group 2 QTC Cup are often avenues potential Stradbroke Handicap runners choose to take on their way to the big race. Rough Habit (1992), All Our Mob (1994), Adam (1999), Show A Heat (2002) and Private Steer (2003) all finished runner-up in the Doomben 10,000 before claiming victory in the prestigious Stradbroke Handicap. Toledo (1998) holds the record for the fastest winning time in the Stradbroke Handicap, passing the post in just 1 minute and 20.2 seconds.
Notable winners of the Stradbroke Handicap include Gold Tie (1921-22), Highland (1927-28), Triton (1972), Grey Receiver (1982), Thorn Park (2004), Sniper’s Bullet (2007) and Black Piranha (2009-10).
2018 Stradbroke Handicap Field
The 2018 Stradbroke Handicap field will be a selection of the finest sprinters on offer. One of the most highly anticipated races in Australia, and certainly in Queensland, the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap field will race in front of thousands at Eagle Farm Racecourse on June 10. It is now published below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||341x23x121||IMPENDING||James Cummings||Damian Browne||9||57.5kg||–|
|2||x341x6x031||SANTA ANA LANE||Anthony Freedman||Ben Melham||3||55.5kg||–|
|3||x21419140x||CRACK ME UP (NZ)||Liam Birchley||Jim Byrne||5||53.5kg||–|
|4||x360x31495||ENDLESS DRAMA (IRE)||Chris Waller||Glyn Schofield||20||53.5kg||–|
|5||x257x145x0||VOODOO LAD||Darren Weir||Chris Parnham||7||53.5kg||–|
|6||290x2860x5||SPIETH (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Craig Williams||21||53.5kg||–|
|7||3475×38485||FOXPLAY||Chris Waller||Michael Walker||19||53kg||–|
|8||641241×289||MOST IMPORTANT||Tony Gollan||Mark Du Plessis||2||53kg||–|
|9||2234430×51||THE MONSTAR||Brett Cavanough||Skye Bogenhuber||8||52.5kg||–|
|10||x731x076x4||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||Chris Waller||Michael Dee||10||52.5kg||–|
|11||11x1112x67||CARE TO THINK||Matthew Dunn||Tim Clark||16||52.5kg||–|
|12||15330×3717||BURNING PASSION||Mark Newnham||Michael Cahill||15||52kg||–|
|13||0x188x1x04||SUPER CASH||Andrew Noblet||Jamie Kah||13||51.5kg||–|
|14||12x13x3503||INVINCIBLE GEM||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||17||51.5kg||–|
|15||3715×57911||PERAST||Paul Perry||Jeff Lloyd||12||50kg||–|
|16||1x32222x13||CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES||Bjorn Baker||Corey Brown||1||50kg||–|
|17e||x2x533x98x||DANON LIBERTY (JPN)||Darren Weir||–||6||51.5kg||–|
|18e||1121×13121||OSBORNE BULLS||James Cummings||Kerrin McEvoy||4||51.5kg||–|
|19e||8211313×71||MOSS ’N’ DALE (NZ)||Peter Gelagotis||Anthony Darmanin||11||51kg||102|
|21e||x21812x312||I’M A RIPPA||Tony Gollan||–||14||51kg||97|
2018 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations
The nominations for the 2018 Stradbroke Handicap are published below.
Stradbroke Handicap Winner & Results
Here you will find a list of horses to place in the Stradbroke Handicap since the year 2000.
|2018||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2017||1 Impending||2 In Her Time||3 Clearly Innocent||1:17.93|
|2016||1 Under The Louvre||2 Black Heart Bart||3 The Virginian||1:23.72|
|2015||1 Srikandi||2 Boban||3 Generalife||1:18.26|
|2014||1 River Lad||2 Temple Of Boom||3 Srikandi||1:21.66|
|2013||1 Linton||2 Buffering||3 Streama||1:22.06|
|2012||1 Mid Summer Music||2 Buffering||3 Happy Zero||1:23.0|
|2011||1 Sincero||2 Beaded||3 Zero Rock||1:22.89|
|2010||1 Black Piranha||2 Melito||3 Mic Mac||1:21.1|
|2009||1 Black Piranha||2 Danleigh||3 Ortensia||1:25.5|
|2008||1 Mr Baritone||2 Hard To Catch||3 Double Dare||1:26.4|
|2007||1 Snipers Bullet||2 Gold Edition||3 Bendetti||1:23.1|
|2006||1 La Montagna||2 Gee I Jane||3 Cog Hill||1:22.9|
|2005||1 St Basil||2 Perfect Promise||3 Shamekha||1:20.7|
|2004||1 Thorn Park||2 Consular||3 St Basil||1:21.3|
|2003||1 Private Steer||2 Diamond Dane||3 Into The Night||1:21.6|
|2002||1 Show A Heart||2 Falvelon||3 Kingsgate||1:21.7|
|2001||1 Crawl||2 Hire||3 Mr Innocent||1:20.5|
|2000||1 Landsighting||2 Mr Innocent||3 Brighter Scene||1:21.4|