Stradbroke Handicap

  • Date: Saturday June 11, 2016
  • Racecourse: Doomben
  • Race Distance: 1,400m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million

2016 Stradbroke Handicap News

Music Magnate tuning up for the T J Smith Stakes

Music Magnate tuning up for the T J Smith Stakes

Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker will be tuning up his Doomben 10,000 winner Music Magnate for the Group 1 $2.5m Darley T J Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on April 1, the first day of the 2017 ‘The Championships’.

Music Magnate, above, winning the Doomben 10000 at Doomben during the Brisbane Winter Carniva. Photo by …

The 2016 Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 handicap race that is traditionally run at Eagle Farm Racecourse, however in 2016 the Stradbroke Handicap will be run at Doomben while Eagle Farm undergoes 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.

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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).

2016 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The 2016 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 2016 Stradbroke Handicap field will race in front of thousands at Doomben Racecourse on June 11. It is now published below.

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

2016 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

The nominations for the 2016 Stradbroke Handicap are published 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 Winner & Results

Here you will find a list of horses to place in the Stradbroke Handicap since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
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