Stradbroke Handicap 2024

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.

2022 Stradbroke Handicap winner Alligator Blood

2022 Stradbroke Handicap winner Alligator Blood (pictured in Melbourne). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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 $3 million in prize money as of 2023 the race has an incredible $1.8 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 before being doubled to $3 million ahead of the 2023 edition.

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.

Think About It (2023) is the last horse to do the Kingsford Smith Cup – Stradbroke Handicap race double.

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 next edition of the Stradbroke Handicap runs on Saturday June 15, 2024 at Eagle Farm Racecourse offering $3 million in stakes. 

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Odds

The updated Stradbroke Handicap 2024 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].

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Stradbroke Handicap will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Stradbroke Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 15, 2024
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $3 million
  • First Run: 1890

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

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 four saluting from 1994 – 2023 – including The Goodwood / Stradbroke double winner Santa Ana Lane (2018) and Joe Pride’s Kingsford Smith Cup winner that year Think About It (2023) – 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 10 of the 16 winners from 2006 – 2023 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), Tofane (10 of 18 in 2021), and most recently Alligator Blood (17 of 18 in 2022).

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 two saluting for the punters from 2004 – 2023 when Black Piranha won his first in 2009 and Think About It ($3.60 in 2023) took his record up to nine wins from 10 starts.

The Kingsford Smith Cup results now have a major impact on the Stradbroke Handicap betting markets as the premier lead-up to the lucrative feature since 2017, including producing the 2019 Stradbroke winner Trekking who improved on a lead-up third. In 2021 the Kingsford-Smith Cup winner Vega One went on to run second in the Stradbroke Handicap quinella next-up. As mentioned previously, the Kingsford Smith – Stradbroke double was last achieved by Think About It in 2023.

Stradbroke Handicap Field

The Stradbroke Handicap race 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 Ladbrokes.com.au

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.

There are plenty of different lead-up races into the Stradbroke Handicap field each year including even Sydney’s Group 3 Hall Mark Stakes (1200m) run in late April and Trekking (2019) was the last to do the double.

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.

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2024 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.

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw takes place from 5pm (AEST) on Tuesday the 11th of June, 2024 and will be updated below once confirmed.

2024 Stradbroke Handicap First Acceptances

The Stradbroke Handicap 2024 first acceptances close on a Wednesday about a week and a half prior to the race further narrowing down the potential runners.

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances close Wednesday the 5th of June, 2024.

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2024 nominations featuring usually in excess of 100 hopefuls are taken by Racing Queensland in early May and will be made available below.

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap nominations close on Tuesday May 7, 2024 and will be updated below once released.

The highly-spruiked, Tony Gollan-trained Victory Stakes winner Antino heads updated all-in markets on the 127 Stradbroke Handicap 2024 nominations taken for the winter showcase race in Queensland this season.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 223x1211x5 ABOUNDING F 3 Robert Heathcote
2 2212×7 ACID WASH G 3 Clinton McDonald
3 43x01x00x0 AGE OF KINGS (IRE) H 4 Chris Waller
4 1x221615x2 ALL THAT PIZZAZZ G 4 Tony Gollan
5 4x1564x292 AMENABLE G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
6 11x41220x1 ANTINO (NZ) G 5 Tony Gollan
7 x01432x255 ARKANSAW KID C 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
8 41x412x805 ATTRACTABLE G 5 Sara Ryan
9 1211333x0x AUREUS ANGEL M 6 Chris Munce
10 907×934902 BANK MAUR H 4 Richard Laming
11 31×3 BARASSI H 5 Toby Edmonds
12 13352x BASES LOADED C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
13 3315×45424 BELLA NIPOTINA M 6 Ciaron Maher
14 x1134x4413 BENEDETTA M 4 Jason Warren
15 x111120x25 BODY BOB G 4 Pat Murphy
16 641x21232x BUBBLE ROCK (USA) M 5 Tony Gollan
17 8x3448x648 BUTCH CASSIDY C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
18 0x1104x331 CELUI C 3 Brent Stanley
19 151120x00x CEPHEUS (GB) G 7 Matthew Dunn
20 4x370x0116 CHAIN OF LIGHTNING M 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
21 x141233x11 CHORLTON LANE (IRE) G 4 Ciaron Maher
22 37x981x20x CHRYSAOR G 3 Chris Waller
23 16x40619x6 CIFRADO G 3 Rex Lipp
24 4x1774x674 COASTWATCH G 5 Richard & Will Freedman
25 41x114x COEUR VOLANTE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney
26 3118x413x5 COMRADE ROSA M 5 Tony Gollan
27 231x5x234x CORNICHE C 3 James Cummings
28 121x404x DEEP RESPECT G 3 Kelly Schweida
29 24x171x45x DREAM HOUR G 4 Kris Lees
30 2621629×7 DUFRESNE G 5 Anthony Cummings
31 71x01196x9 EKATERINA M 4 Robert Heathcote
32 21714×3367 ESPIONA M 5 Chris Waller
33 5838x4212x ESTADIO MESTALLA (IRE) G 5 Joseph Pride
34 D514x01121 EXTRATWO M 4 Ciaron Maher
35 0x655960x1 EXTREMELY LUCKY G 5 Will Clarken & Niki O’Shea
36 115x24121x FREEDOM RALLY G 4 Tony Gollan
37 41240157 GERIATRIX C 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
38 4x GLENBOWER C 3 Anthony Cummings
39 83x44131x1 GOLDEN DECADE G 3 Matthew Dunn
40 11x10x59 GRAND IMPACT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
41 15×1 GREYZOUS F 3 Toby Edmonds
42 1x35313x11 GRINGOTTS (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher
43 1457x358x8 HEALING OASIS (FR) M 5 Annabel Neasham
44 2x842x070x HEMAN G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
45 822057×312 HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) G 6 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
46 7x16122x34 I AM ME M 5 Ciaron Maher
47 x231x32x3x I WISH I WIN (NZ) G 5 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
48 x411110x22 IKNOWASTAR G 4 Bjorn Baker
49 2111x4121x INSURRECTION G 4 Michael Freedman
50 5x1147x23x IOWNA MERC G 4 Bjorn Baker
51 161057300x IRISH SONGS G 8 Louise White
52 134043×002 IT’SOURTIME G 6 Danny O’Brien
53 01x559x653 JIGSAW G 5 Cindy Alderson
54 018135x0x2 JIMI HENDRIX (IRE) G 5 Annabel Neasham
55 1x111x1273 JIMMYSSTAR (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher
56 64x15310x7 KALINO G 5 Chris Waller
57 1183x810x3 KING MAGNUS G 8 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
58 2x8144133x KING OF THE CASTLE (NZ) G 7 Joseph Pride
59 325×119322 KINLOCH G 6 Kris Lees
60 x42147x510 KONASANA F 3 Chris Waller
61 111Lx242 LEARNING TO FLY F 3 Annabel Neasham
62 x267x61814 LEGACIES F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
63 1x112132x6 LOST IN TRANSIT G 4 Stuart Kendrick
64 3x5131x671 MAGIC TIME M 4 Grahame Begg
65 5x1111233x MAID TO FIT M 4 Kelly Schweida
66 246122x13x MALT TIME M 7 Shaun Clotworthy
67 1305x760x2 MANHOOD G 5 Annabel Neasham
68 10x9x9 MANWE C 3 Anthony Cummings
69 1x446x1153 MCHALE G 3 Chris Waller
70 540x31221x MIDNIGHT IN TOKYO M 4 Annabel Neasham
71 515x516x01 MIGHTY ULYSSES (GB) G 5 Annabel Neasham
72 0x036x680x MILITARY EXPERT G 5 Annabel Neasham
73 2x97x16321 MILLANE G 4 Tony Gollan
74 2134×46222 MOESHA F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
75 12260x44x MORAVIA G 3 Michael Freedman
76 1x225815x6 MUCH MUCH BETTER G 6 Sara Ryan
77 x012146x11 NAMAZU G 6 Ricky Vale
78 0x7x1528x7 NETTUNO G 4 Tony Gollan
79 3x404x734x NUGGET (GB) G 7 Ciaron Maher
80 45125x290x OPAL RIDGE M 4 Luke Pepper
81 61x573030x OSIPENKO (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
82 72x310x3 OSTRAKA G 3 Annabel Neasham
83 26177×3004 PALMETTO (NZ) G 5 John Sargent
84 1351x11x PANIC (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman
85 02310x100x PHEARSON G 6 Brad Widdup
86 11x38x876x PIER (NZ) G 4 Darryn & Briar Weatherley
87 611x094x46 PRINCE OF BOOM G 5 Robert Heathcote
88 5x132x2603 PRIVATE EYE G 6 Joseph Pride
89 2812x1288x ROBRICK G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
90 2211x647x ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
91 52x5010x30 ROOTS M 5 Chris Waller
92 2x144x15x ROYAL TRIBUTE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
93 x7538x160x RUSTIC STEEL G 6 Kris Lees
94 x7527x835x RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher
95 141×261 SCHWARZ C 3 John O’Shea
96 215x21123x SEMANA M 4 Ciaron Maher
97 1x131x365x SHOW ME MERCY G 3 Stuart Kendrick
98 1117x237x9 SKIRT THE LAW F 3 Tony Gollan
99 1113×51 SKYBIRD F 3 Mitchell Freedman
100 134x190x SNOW PATROL (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
101 5x132162x4 SNOWMAN C 3 Chris Waller
102 3x115460x3 ST LAWRENCE (NZ) G 5 Ciaron Maher
103 331x12342x STEFI MAGNETICA F 3 Bjorn Baker
104 111x113x3x STEPARTY C 3 Paul Preusker
105 1243×56224 STRAIT ACER G 4 Edward Cummings
106 26135x121x TERRITORY EXPRESS G 4 Paul Niceforo
107 13x287524x THE INEVITABLE G 8 John Keys
108 75x440x533 THE INFERNO G 7 Cliff Brown
109 x375120x01 THE INSTRUCTOR G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
110 1x113x250x THINK ABOUT IT G 5 Joseph Pride
111 112115×461 TOJAKI M 4 Stuart Kendrick
112 79x43230x1 TUVALU G 6 Lindsey Smith
113 9119×77405 UCALLEDIT (NZ) G 6 Kris Lees
114 128x323x58 UNCOMMON JAMES G 5 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted
115 2x116x490x VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller
116 60x56830x2 VILANA G 5 James Cummings
117 x1532x715x VON HAUKE (NZ) G 4 Cliff Brown
118 43x645x217 WALTZ ON BY M 4 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
119 x4111286x5 WATEGOS G 5 Bjorn Baker
120 224x0x3312 WEE NESSY M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
121 4x111120x3 WEIGALL TIGER G 3 Kelly Schweida
122 x759x00x31 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) G 6 Grant & Alana Williams
123 1x11x33 WHAT YOU NEED H 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
124 46555×2070 WILLINGA BEAST M 4 Kris Lees
125 12x122x20x YELLOW BRICK G 4 Tony & Maddysen Sears
126 21112117×8 ZARASTRO G 5 Tony Gollan
127 00x32125x1 ZOE’S PROMISE M 4 Kris Lees
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), the three-year-old Impending (13 of 16) at Doomben in 2017, and Alligator Blood (17 of 18 in 2022).

Mares have won four times from 2006 – 2023 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). The 2023 Stradbroke Handicap top-weight Rothfire (57kg) was brave running second off an on-pace run, finishing one better than his third in the race the previous year.

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.

The Stradbroke Handicap form has gone on to stack-up in other Group 1 races plenty of times over the years including in 2021 with the winner Tofane backing-up to in the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) at the same track and distance a fortnight later.

In 2022 the Stradbroke Handicap form was franked with the winner Alligator Blood returning to win the Group 1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) and Group 1 VRC Champions Mile (1600m) in the spring as well as the 2023 Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) first-up the following autumn.

Alligator Blood defeated Private Eye in the Stradbroke results of 2022 and Private Eye would further frank the form out of the Queensland feature with a second that spring in Sydney’s $15 million (now $20 million) The Everest before winning the $3 million Nature Strip Stakes.

The Stradbroke form for 2023 was franked with the winner Think About It heading to Sydney over the spring for a top campaign headlined by his $20 million The Everest win.

Stradbroke Handicap Form Facts

  • The only favourites in Stradbroke Handicap betting to salute since 2004 are Black Piranha (2009) and Think About It (2023).
  • Wide double-digit barriers produced seven Stradbroke Handicap winners from 2012 – 2023 most recently Alligator Blood (17 of 18 in 2022).
  • 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.

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Stradbroke Handicap 2024 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 – 2023, most recently Tyzone (2020), so backing a horse of this age with the right lead-up form is another good Stradbroke Handicap betting tip.

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ top Stradbroke Handicap 2024 betting tips detailing the sprinters to back and sack in the $3 million Group 1 plus exotic Stradbroke Handicap selections will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: TBD

Stradbroke Handicap Results

Favourites have a poor recent record in the race and upset Stradbroke Handicap race 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 Think About It (2023), Trekking (2019), Sincero (2011), dual champion Black Piranha (2009-10) and Sniper’s Bullet (2007).

There have been eight dual Stradbroke Handicap winners throughout history with Black Piranha (2009, 2010); Rough Habit (1991, 1992); Daybreak Lover (1984, 1986); Lucky Ring (1949, 1950); Petrol Lager (1934, 1935); Highland (1925, 1926); Gold Tie (1918, 1919); and the first Babel (1895, 1896).

Past Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Recent Stradbroke Handicap winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Think About It Rothfire Hawaii Five Oh 1:22.5
2022 Alligator Blood Private Eye Rothfire 1:21.7
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