Stradbroke Handicap 2021

Saturday June 12, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: The Doomben 10,000 has been a good guide to Stradbroke Handicap winners in recent years

The Stradbroke Handicap is the richest race held in Queensland each Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival, the Group 1 classic traditionally running at Eagle Farm Racecourse on a Saturday in early-mid June.

In 2017 the Stradbroke Handicap was moved from Eagle Farm to Doomben Racecourse and took place over 1350m (down from 1400m) and the 2018 edition saw the same change of venue occur with the Eagle Farm track still out of action.

A middle-distance sprint contested over 1400m, the Stradbroke Handicap has a minimum handicap weight of 52kg for four and five-year-old horses, and 50.5kg for two and three-year-old runners. Offering a total of $1.5 million in prize money the race has close to $1 million up for grabs for the winning connections.

The Stradbroke Handicap prize money in 2020 was down to $350,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic before returning to $1.5 million in stakes for 2021. 

The winners of the previous season’s Winterbottom Stakes in Perth, the New Zealand Telegraph Handicap overseas, Flemington’s Newmarket Handicap, The T.J. Smith in Sydney and South Australia’s The Goodwood are all exempt from Stradbroke Handicap ballot. In 2018 Santa Ana Lane became the first horse to do The Goodwood – Stradbroke Handicap interstate Group 1 double.

The Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1200m) has been the best guide to the Stradbroke Handicap in recent years, but the double hasn’t been achieved since Campaign King (1988). From 2017 a number of changes to the Queensland Winter Racing line-up saw the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) run at Eagle Farm a fortnight before the new key lead-up into the Stradbroke Handicap field.

Stradbroke Handicap Day features a host of other key end-of-carnival feature races including the $1 million Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) for two-year-olds and the new-look $1.2 million Group 2 The Q22 (2200m) that has now replaced the race formerly known as the PJ O’Shea Stakes (defunct). 

The latest edition of the Stradbroke Handicap ran on Saturday June 12, 2021 and was won by Ocean Park mare Tofane ($12). 

Stradbroke Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 12, 2021
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million 
  • First Run: 1890

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Results

  • 1st: #3 Tofane
  • 2nd: #11 Vega One
  • 3rd: #13 Signore Fox

The complete Stradbroke Handicap Results 2021, finishing order and the winning time in the Group 1 at Eagle Farm will be found below once the race takes place on Saturday June 12, 2021.

The 2021 Stradbroke Handicap results saw Michael Moroney’s mare Tofane ($12) post her second career Group 1 win with a strong half-length victory over the beaten favourite, Vega One

Stradbroke Handicap Betting

Futures Stradbroke Handicap betting offering all-in prices on the likely runners in the field open weeks in advance of the race and are a great way to get generous odds on your early favourites. For those punters wanting a little more security, waiting for the markets on the final field the week of the race is often more attractive.

Last start winners don’t have a great recent strike rate in the race with only three saluting from 1994 – 2021 – including The Goodwood / Stradbroke double winner Santa Ana Lane (2018) – so horses on the improve or that are more suited to the conditions of the Stradbroke Handicap often dominate the markets over those coming off a victory.

The Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw plays a part in determining the prices on each runner, but wide barriers historically aren’t a hoodoo with nine of the 15 winners from 2006 – 2021 jumping from a double-digit gate including Under The Louvre (13 of 18 in 2016), Impending (13 of 16 at Doomben in 2017), Tyzone (16 of 18 in 2020) and most recently Tofane (10 of 18 in 2021). 

Horses coming off a run earlier in the winter in the Doomben 10,000 at Doomben Racecourse are often favoured in Stradbroke Handicap betting, but the favourites have a poor strike rate with just the one saluting for the punters from 2004 – 2021 when Black Piranha won his first in 2009.

The Kingsford Smith Cup results now have a major impact on the Stradbroke Handicap betting markets as the premier lead-up to the $1.5 million feature since 2017, including producing the 2019 Stradbroke winner Trekking who improved on a lead-up third.

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Odds

The updated Stradbroke Handicap 2021 betting odds will be available across the winter so you can back your Group 1 Brisbane race tips at the right price once markets open at [ladbrokes].

Stradbroke Handicap 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Stradbroke Handicap will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Stradbroke Handicap Field

The Stradbroke Handicap field attracts the season’s best performing sprint types and the field capacity is 20 starters at Eagle Farm. The event ran at Doomben for one year in 2015 and had just 15 starters when Srikandi won from the inside alley beating the smallest Stradbroke Handicap field in over 30 years. The 2017 Stradbroke Handicap also took place over 1350m at Doomben when Impending won from barrier 13 (of 16), while in 2018 the field took to Doomben again due to the unsuitable racing surface at Eagle Farm.

Stradbroke Handicap betting tips & odds at

River Lad (2014) is one of three Stradbroke Handicap winners since 2007 to salute as a $31 roughie in betting on the Group 1. Photo Credit: Daniel Costello.

From 1983 – 2008 the field ran under capacity just three times.

Stradbroke Handicap nominations close in early May over a month from the race date, followed by first acceptances about a week out from the race with the final field of acceptances released the Tuesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2021 field is released the Tuesday of race week following nominations in early May and will be listed below in full once final acceptances are announced by Racing Queensland.

A capacity 2021 Stradbroke Handicap final field has been locked in with last start Kingsford-Smith Cup winner Vega One and Doomben 10,000 runner-up Wild Planet battling for favouritism. 

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2021 barrier draw took place later on Tuesday afternoon and saw the favourite Vega One draw well in barrier four and the top-weight Mr Quickie come up trumps with the inside alley. 

Scratched: #15 Madam Rouge (16) has been withdrawn by trainer Chris Waller and will instead run in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes on the same card. Outback Barbie for Tony Gollan comes into the Stradbroke field as the first emergency, the mare drawn wide (20).

2021 Stradbroke Handicap First Acceptances

The Stradbroke Handicap 2021 first acceptances close on a Wednesday about a week and a half prior to the race further narrowing down the potential runners. 

The 2021 Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances were taken on Wednesday June 2 leaving 29 hopefuls including Tony Gollan’s Group 1 Kingsford-Smith Cup champion Vega One and this season’s Doomben 10,000 runner-up to Eduardo Wild Planet for Team Hawkes. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 26×8223473 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
2 x531404121 APACHE CHASE G 3 Desleigh Forster 98
3 x575615x30 BLAZEJOWSKI G 6 Greg Eurell 101
4 1×45213112 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) M 5 Robbie Patterson  
5 1114×49378 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
6 3175231×81 EMERALD KINGDOM G 6 Robert Heathcote  
7 145×112111 GEORGIE’S PRIDE F 3 Desleigh Forster 82
8 0x1107x410 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden  
9 x34303x200 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller  
10 6741x260x6 MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller  
11 715831×390 MASTER JAMIE G 4 Graeme Green  
12 27106×3012 MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes  
13 5068622×10 NICCANOVA G 7 Steve Tregea  
14 2x8x60x018 OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Annabel Neasham  
15 8×33929417 OUTBACK BARBIE M 5 Tony Gollan  
16 2341270×06 RED CHASE G 5 Desleigh Forster 94
17 88141×9116 SAVATOXL G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
18 46730×1543 SIGNORE FOX H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden  
19 3410×51610 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
20 x345025x00 SPECIAL REWARD G 5 Kris Lees  
21 370215×647 STAMPE G 4 Chris Munce 90
22 x46160x172 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
23 3x122145x5 THE ASTROLOGIST G 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 89.5
24 11111x55x3 THE HARROVIAN G 7 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
25 51x3597x72 TOFANE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney  
26 x4494x6241 VEGA ONE G 5 Tony Gollan  
27 2x010x3935 VICTOREM G 6 Jenny Graham  
28 10x81910x2 WILD PLANET G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
29 15x08x2635 WISDOM OF WATER C 3 Annabel Neasham 91

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2021 nominations featuring usually in excess of 100 hopefuls are taken by Racing Queensland in early May and will be made available below.

The 2021 Stradbroke Handicap nominations drew 123 early entries including the 2019 champion Trekking and his classy fellow Group 1 winning stablemate Savatiano

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 x647x61x96 AIM G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
2 800642×463 AIR TO AIR M 4 Jason Coyle  
3 x226x82234 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
4 1×53140412 APACHE CHASE G 3 Desleigh Forster  
5 12x163x5x6 ARAPAHO (FR) H 4 Bjorn Baker  
6 070x2960x6 ASHARANI M 5 Kris Lees  
7 27113112×0 ATHIRI M 4 James Cummings  
8 4215x2330x AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
9 3278×14112 AXE G 4 Michael Costa  
10 11x AYRTON (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
11 4526x1321x BANDERSNATCH G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
12 x325x7277x BANQUO H 4 Danny O’Brien  
13 3x417x1121 BEAU ROSSA G 3 Will Clarken  
14 0324×52336 BELLA NIPOTINA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
15 61x575615x BLAZEJOWSKI G 6 Greg Eurell  
16 x111112x4x BLESS HER M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
17 0x42x6689x BOOMSARA G 5 Chris Munce  
18 x1344x4875 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold  
19 x040x3600x CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees  
20 221x1531x2 COUNT DE RUPEE G 3 Robert & Luke Price  
21 314x13337x COUNTOFMONTECRISTO (NZ) G 7 Kris Lees  
22 1×45213112 COVENTINA BAY (NZ) M 5 Robert Patterson  
23 1231×78231 CRISTAL BREEZE (IRE) G 5 Kris Lees  
24 09x2610x00 CUBA G 6 John Thompson  
25 x1114x4937 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
26 757x13192x DESERT LORD G 6 David Vandyke  
27 47000x0x11 DICE ROLL (FR) G 6 Nick Ryan  
28 x85220x35x DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
29 010x5035x5 DR DRILL (GB) G 6 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
30 12114x8x DRAGON LEAP G 4 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott  
31 73x6111x67 ELEVEN ELEVEN G 4 Gregory Hickman  
32 12313×14 ELLSBERG C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou  
33 12110x30x1 EMBRACER G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
34 x3175231x8 EMERALD KINGDOM G 6 Robert Heathcote  
35 15219x360x EMERALDS M 4 John Sargent  
36 x491122x19 ENCHANTED HEART M 4 Kris Lees  
37 320x6152x6 EXHILARATES M 4 James Cummings  
38 2x2211x21 EXOBOOM G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
39 33x1121x EXPRESS FANTASY (NZ) M 5 David Vandyke  
40 11x1775x11 FENDER G 4 Brett Cavanough  
41 2x3117x595 FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller  
42 x8195x6042 FLAT HEAVEN (FR) G 6 Bjorn Baker  
43 29010×5950 FLIT M 4 James Cummings  
44 6220x4480x FUNSTAR M 4 Chris Waller  
45 9728430×33 GALAXY RAIDER G 8 Grahame Begg  
46 62x21111x2 GARIBALDI G 4 Tony Gollan  
47 1×15 GAROPPOLO (NZ) G 3 Maryann Brosnan  
48 145×112111 GEORGIE’S PRIDE F 3 Desleigh Forster  
49 x450x1680x GRAFF H 5 Tony Gollan  
50 11411x0x0x GRAND PIANO G 4 John Thompson  
51 9x4116x811 GROUNDSWELL G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
52 2224x0018x HARLECH (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney  
53 19x6130x05 HOLYFIELD C 3 Annabel Neasham  
54 5x1230x40x HUMIDOR (NZ) G 8 Chris Waller  
55 0x1107x410 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden  
56 1×2113 I SAY HELLO (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees  
57 110×1 ICE IN VANCOUVER G 3 Cody Morgan  
58 x34303x200 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller  
59 753x121x3x JONKER H 5 Tony Gollan  
60 0x45381x66 KEMENTARI G 6 James Cummings  
61 4x219x615x KING OF HASTINGS G 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
62 050x30030x KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller  
63 12x469x8 KUMASI C 3 Kacy Fogden  
64 11114x LOVE TAP G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
65 x26462x220 LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
66 x6741x260x MADAM ROUGE M 5 Chris Waller  
67 7715831×39 MASTER JAMIE G 4 Graeme Green  
68 157x7598x0 MCCORMACK G 5 Tracey Bartley  
69 x51068x82x MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller  
70 3x0x602200 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings  
71 416232440x MORRISSY H 5 Leon & Troy Corstens  
72 27106×3012 MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes  
73 x42251x181 MUCH MUCH BETTER G 3 Gary Moore  
74 05068622×1 NICCANOVA G 7 Steve Tregea  
75 20x360x10x NOT AN OPTION C 3 Tony Pike  
76 15112×420 ODEUM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
77 42x8x60x01 OLMEDO (FR) H 6 Annabel Neasham  
78 2442x20x21 OSAMU G 3 Annabel Neasham  
79 1x10x6008x OUR PLAYBOY G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
80 x4513319x6 PALLADAS G 3 Tony Gollan  
81 10639x80x3 PENNINO M 5 Darryl Hansen  
82 x3423x3173 PETRONIUS G 4 Gary Moore  
83 62x48x3434 PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham  
84 713758×304 PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
85 71222x237x PRIME STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
86 115x3480x2 RANIER G 5 James Cummings  
87 x25318x983 RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens  
88 x1x473246x RED CAN MAN G 4 David Brideoake  
89 x2341270x0 RED CHASE G 5 Desleigh Forster  
90 x59146x243 RIDDLE ME THAT G 4 Matt Laurie  
91 1111x00x73 RUBISAKI M 4 Patrick Payne  
92 6x1801x112 SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings  
93 6388141×91 SAVATOXL G 5 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
94 x132x8846x SCALLOPINI G 6 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted  
95 4116×7 SHELBY COBRA G 3 Michael Moroney  
96 10x110x97x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
97 0146730×15 SIGNORE FOX H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden  
98 781x11112L SIMPLY FLY G 3 Rex Lipp  
99 22172240×6 SIRCCONI G 6 Nick Ryan  
100 113x21x11 SKINS G 5 David Vandyke  
101 220x51x41x SMART ’N’ SEXY (NZ) F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
102 425x11339x SNAPDANCER M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
103 73410×5161 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
104 11x70x0x56 SOMETHING FAST G 6 Anthony Cummings  
105 1x345025x0 SPECIAL REWARD G 5 Kris Lees  
106 x31x51623x SPRING HEAT M 6 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott  
107 5x370215x6 STAMPE G 4 Chris Munce  
108 x46160x172 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller  
109 4354x49x32 SUPERIUM G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
110 9941×50841 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson  
111 254x6616x2 TAKSU G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
112 33x122145x THE ASTROLOGIST G 4 Leon & Troy Corstens  
113 x11111x55x THE HARROVIAN G 7 Toby & Trent Edmonds  
114 4x111316x THORIN (GER) H 4 David Payne  
115 351x3597x7 TOFANE (NZ) M 5 Michael Moroney  
116 219x2424x5 TREKKING G 6 James Cummings  
117 11x4494x62 VEGA ONE G 5 Tony Gollan  
118 x2x010x393 VICTOREM G 6 Jenny Graham  
119 22324×4336 WANDABAA M 4 Kris Lees  
120 410x81910x WILD PLANET G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
121 38x113x161 WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
122 x115x08x26 WISDOM OF WATER C 3 Annabel Neasham  
123 124x588x82 YULONG JANUARY G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

The Stradbroke Handicap form guide reveals all the crucial information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers, weights and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

Wide barriers have produced plenty of winners including Linton (16 of 18 in 2013), River Lad (15 of 18 in 2014) and the three-year-old Impending (13 of 16) at Doomben in 2017, while mares have won four times from 2006 – 2021 with Tofane (2021) the last mare to win. Tyzone (16 of 18 in 2020) also won the Stradbroke from a wide barrier. 

Looking at the Stradbroke Handicap weights is a good guide too as no runner has carried more than 55kg to victory since Show A Heart (56kg in 2002). Sydney and Melbourne raiders also have plenty of winning form over the locals, so keep an eye out for interstate-trained horses with lead-up form in Queensland.

Stradbroke Handicap Form Facts

  • The only favourite in Stradbroke Handicap betting to salute since 2004 was Black Piranha (2009)
  • Wide double-digit barriers produced six Stradbroke Handicap winners from 2012 – 2021
  • Six-year-olds have dominated the Stradbroke Handicap results in the past decade
  • The Doomben 10,000 and Kingsford Smith Cup are the two key Stradbroke Handicap form races to follow

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Stradbroke Handicap 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Stradbroke Handicap Tips

Stradbroke Handicap tips include looking for horses coming off a nice Brisbane lead-up run in a race like the Doomben 10,000 or Kingsford Smith Cup, those proven at the track and previous winners at the distance.

Six-year-olds also have an awesome recent record in the race with six wins from 2008 – 2021, most recently Tyzone (2020), so backing a horse of this age with the right lead-up form is another good Stradbroke Handicap betting tip.

2021 Stradbroke Handicap Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ top Stradbroke Handicap 2021 betting tips detailing the sprinters to back and sack in the $1.5 million Group 1 plus exotic Stradbroke Handicap selections will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #7 Wild Planet ($6.50 at time of publish) 

Cracking edition of Queensland’s great race, but really love Wild Planet second-up to further frank that red-hot Doomben 10,000 form. Vega One (4th) did it last time out winning the Kingsford-Smith Cup with that outstanding Jamie Kah ride, and obviously that horse from the Tony Gollan stables is the one to beat again here. But after a second in the Doomben 10,000, Wild Planet has been kept fresh and looks a huge improver ready to strike here. Fitter for the run, strong second-up form and excellent record at the distance (10:4-1-2). Favourites don’t win the Stradbroke and think that wide alley will be an advantage too. 

Stradbroke Handicap Results

Favourites have a poor recent record in the race and upset Stradbroke Handicap results are not uncommon.

The longest-priced winners in the past decade include River Lad ($31 in 2014), Linton ($26 in 2013), Mid Sumer Music ($31 in 2012) and Mr Baritone ($31 in 2008). Notable recent Stradbroke Handicap winners include Sincero (2011), dual champion Black Piranha (2009-10) and Sniper’s Bullet (2007).

Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Tofane Vega One Signore Fox 1:21.9
2020 Tyzone Madam Rouge Niccanova 1:20.4
2019 Trekking Tyzone Endless Drama 1:21.8
2018 Santa Ana Lane Super Cash Champagne Cuddles 1:19.9
2017 Impending In Her Time Clearly Innocent 1:17.9
2016 Under The Lourvre Black  Heart Bart The Virginian 1:23.7
2015 Srikandi Boban Generalife 1:18.2
2014 River Lad Temple Of Boom Srikandi 1:21.6
2013 Linton Buffering Streama 1:22.0
2012 Mid Summer Music Buffering Happy Zero 1:23.0
2011 Sincero Beaded Zero Rock 1:22.8
2010 Black Piranha Melito Mic Mac 1:21.1
2009 Black Piranha Danleigh Ortensia 1:25.5
2008 Mr Baritone Hard To Catch Double Dare 1:26.4
2007 Snipers Bullet Gold Edition Bendetti 1:23.1
2006 La Montagna Gee I Jane Cog Hill 1:22.9
2005 St Basil Perfect Promise Shamekha 1:20.7
2004 Thorn Park Consular St Basil 1:21.3
2003 Private Steer Diamond Dane Into The Night 1:21.6
2002 Show A Heart Falvelon Kingsgate 1:21.7
2001 Crawl Hire Mr Innocent 1:20.5
2000 Landsighting Mr Innocent Brighter Scene 1:21.4