Stradbroke Handicap 2017

Saturday June 10, 2017

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 running at Eagle Farm Racecourse on a Saturday in early-mid June.

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 $1 million up for grabs for the winning connections.

The winner/s 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.

The Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m) 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 will see the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) run at Eagle Farm a fortnight before the new key lead-up into the Stradbroke Handicap field.

The next edition of the Stradbroke Handicap runs on Saturday June 10, 2017 .

Stradbroke Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.5 million
  • First Run: 1890

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 two saluting from 1994 – 2016, 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 six of the 11 winners from 2006 – 2016 jumping from a double-digit gate including Under The Louvre (13 of 18 in 2016).

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 – 2016 when Black Piranha won his first in 2009. The Kingsford Smith Cup results will affect the Stradbroke Handicap betting markets from 2017 onwards as the new premier lead-up to the $1.5 million feature.

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Odds

The updated Stradbroke Handicap 2017 betting odds will be available below across the winter so you can back your Group 1 Brisbane race tips at the right price.

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.

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, with the final field of acceptances released the Wednesday before the race runs on the Saturday.

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.

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2017 field is set for release on Wednesday June 7, 2017 following nominations on May 3 and Stradbroke first acceptances on May 31 so stay tuned to see what horses make the line-up.

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

Racing Queensland took 133 nominations for the Stradbroke Handicap 2017 including the Darren Weir-trained Black Heart Bart who was runner-up in the race last year and gun mare English.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 314181458x ADDICTIVE HABIT (NZ) G 7 Lee Somervell
2 x00021524x AKAVOROUN G 7 Ciaron Maher
3 1x111x5 ALL OVER BOSANOVA F 3 Mel Eggleston
4 520x21x137 ARTISTRY M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
5 0210x5240x ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
6 63x211150x BANDA SPICE M 4 Stuart Kendrick
7 3x242x111x BASSETT (NZ) G 4 Mick Price
8 318x12302x BETTER LAND H 5 Toby Edmonds
9 025x75420x BIG MONEY G 7 Rodney Northam
10 12129x211x BLACK HEART BART G 6 Darren Weir
11 11x6211x BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) M 4 Bjorn Baker
12 345xL760x8 BROOK ROAD M 6 Kris Lees
13 6241111141 BURNING FRONT G 6 Darren Weir
14 2x131x10 CALANDA G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
15 3016126x9x CAVALOCE M 6 Will Clarken
16 2x44224x2x CHARNLEY RIVER C 3 Stuart Kendrick
17 1111x640x9 CLEARLY INNOCENT G 5 Kris Lees
18 0x048286x4 COOLRING G 6 Bjorn Baker
19 7x2602x802 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller
20 600x21172x DAL CIELO (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees
21 359x47350x DANISH TWIST M 5 Kris Lees
22 16x DELAWAR H 4 David Vandyke
23 44434×2407 DENMAGIC M 4 David Pfieffer
24 2612x1111x DEPLOY G 4 Gerald Ryan
25 037x43181x DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
26 21311×4207 DIVINE CENTURI M 4 Stuart Kendrick
27 x2x411113x ECKSTEIN F 3 Kurt Goldman
28 236x15162x EGYPTIAN SYMBOL M 4 Bjorn Baker
29 1x477x2504 EL DIVINO C 3 Darren Weir
30 11147x165x ELEGANT COMPOSURE M 5 Chris Anderson
31 x5470x1726 ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
32 16225×7200 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 1410110×01 FABRIZIO G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
34 42x23343x6 FEDERAL G 5 John O’Shea
35 6x323x663x FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale
36 8x122x7 FRANCE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
37 5x111410x FUHRYK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
38 84x013421x GOLD SYMPHONY G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
39 x377x0472x GOOD PROJECT H 5 Chris Waller
40 433x1136x6 GRUNDERZEIT G 5 John O’Shea
41 x1x14x3207 GUARD OF HONOUR C 3 Kris Lees
42 1x2411011x HALL OF FAME (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
43 x0192x519x HEAR THE CHANT F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
44 46x11470x6 HEART STARTER G 4 Darren Weir
45 x1323x224x HEROIC VALOUR C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
46 7x6x231102 HERRSCHAFT G 5 Gerard Betros
47 1134x3119x HEY DOC G 3 Tony McEvoy
48 40x112x HONOUR’N’STRENGTH G 3 Melissa Leitch
49 0x70x9x201 HOOKED H 6 Robert Smerdon
50 x4062538x2 HOPFGARTEN G 6 Robert Heathcote
51 6×1126 I THOUGHT SO C 3 David Pfieffer
52 3314x6433x IMPENDING C 3 John O’Shea
53 205x11115x IN HER TIME M 4 Benjamin Smith
54 2018235265 IN HIS STRIDE G 4 Rex Lipp
55 x4x21111x1 INVINCIBLE EXPRESS M 4 David Vandyke
56 x6039x6509 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller
57 34028×5313 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell
58 0x3021x875 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
59 013x70x310 KELLYVILLE FLYER M 7 Jason Attard
60 1124×2212 KEN’S DREAM C 3 Darren Weir
61 511432×532 LAND OFFICE G 5 Steele Ryan
62 0x10x3815x LE CORDON BLEU G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
63 0x411351x3 LUCKY LIBERTY G 5 Henry Dwyer
64 041x60x100 LUCKY TOM G 5 Harold Norman
65 110x13540x MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller
66 x0527x121x MADOTTI M 4 Matthew Dunn
67 110x3630x9 MAHUTA H 4 Darren Weir
68 98x9310x21 MALIBU STYLE G 5 Neville Parnham
69 415452112x MAN OF HIS WORD G 4 Bruce W Hill
70 1x6x4339x MANAYA F 3 Michael Costa
71 1746×2115 MILWAUKEE G 3 Michael Moroney
72 741x4300x3 MISS COVER GIRL M 5 Kelly Schweida
73 x227x430x1 MISS GUNPOWDER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
74 x1521x540x MORTON’S FORK C 3 John O’Shea
75 x1210x1501 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker
76 04x11912x1 MYSTIC OPAL M 4 Chris Anderson
77 115x NEW UNIVERSE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
78 345x1224x5 NUDIERUDIE M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
79 163211419x OAK DOOR C 3 Robert Smerdon
80 14124x94x7 OLD NORTH G 4 John O’Shea
81 352x2744x4 PAINTE G 5 Joseph Pride
82 0x6120210x PERFECT DARE G 4 Matthew Dunn
83 x14240x122 PRIVLAKA G 4 Robert Heathcote
84 3x3121x11x RADIPOLE (IRE) G 4 Michael Moroney
85 10x54219x7 RAGEESE H 4 Darren Weir
86 236710x99x REBEL DANE H 7 Gary Portelli
87 148x51319x REIBY RAMPART M 4 Jason Attard
88 x32218116x RELIGIFY G 6 Chris Waller
89 9655345×91 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) G 7 Michael Moroney
90 0759623234 ROUND MOUNTAIN GAL M 5 Philip Kimmet
91 0x61324x14 ROYAL TUDOR G 4 Rodney Ollerton
92 324314x64x RUETTIGER (NZ) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 11114x16x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
94 969x0x041x SAGARONNE M 4 Toby Edmonds
95 341x17731x SAVANNA AMOUR F 3 John Meagher
96 x30380x95x SAVOUREUX M 5 Kris Lees
97 38338×4614 SEBRING SUN H 4 Darren Weir
98 24x167x51x SECRET AGENDA M 4 Mick Price
99 x12147x311 SEVENTH UP (NZ) G 6 Shelley Hale
100 21152x146x SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
101 51024×9401 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 5 Chris Waller
102 231x21214x SILENT SEDITION M 4 Andrew Noblet
103 0x145167x8 SIR BACCHUS G 4 Chris Waller
104 3x0x091020 SIR MOMENTS G 6 Steven O’dea
105 545x24335x SNIPPETS LAND G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
106 425531120x SNOOPY G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
107 x68x23059x SOLD FOR SONG M 4 Kevin Kemp
108 1153429×65 SONY LEGEND G 6 Brian Smith
109 2020541×06 SOOBOOG H 4 Darren Weir
110 948x23276x SOVEREIGN NATION G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
111 1x21x SPLURGE (NZ) G 4 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards
112 3x111x3848 SPRIGHT F 3 Garry Frazer
113 x6x191212x START WONDERING (NZ) G 6 Evan & J J Rayner
114 x348x8635x STRAWBERRY BOY G 8 Matthew Dunn
115 3761 STREETS BETTER C 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy
116 36x143x18x SUPER CASH M 4 Andrew Noblet
117 32x147x46x SYLPHEED F 3 Toby Edmonds
118 24x111138x TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 3 James Cummings
119 2021257×18 TAILLEVENT G 4 Bruce W Hill
120 x112516x84 TAKEDOWN G 4 Gary Moore
121 121386618x THE MONSTAR G 6 Brett Cavanough
122 1613x66x THE VIRGINIAN G 4 Toby Edmonds
123 82161113×9 THUNDER RAIDER F 3 Darleen Duryea
124 2152427428 TOO GOOD TO REFUSE H 4 Desleigh Forster
125 4873x30x98 TRUBIA H 5 Michael Lakey
126 0x11412x05 TYCOON TARA M 6 Peter & Paul Snowden
127 x21152136x ULMANN G 5 Darren Weir
128 1111x9171x VEGA MAGIC G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
129 1276x22x21 VIDDORA M 4 Lloyd Kennewell
130 35x132715x VOLPINO G 3 Les Kelly
131 311210×257 VOODOO LAD G 5 Darren Weir
132 42213×1932 WAR HERO G 3 Toby Edmonds
133 818x587x8x YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 6 Michael Moroney

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 five wins from 2008 – 2016, so backing a horse of this age with the right lead-up form is another good Stradbroke Handicap betting tip.

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ top Stradbroke Handicap 2017 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.

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) and River Lad (15 of 18 in 2014), while mares have won three times from 2006 – 2016.

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 three of the four Stradbroke Handicap winners from 2012 – 2016
  • 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 from 2017 on

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).

2017 Stradbroke Handicap Results

The complete Stradbroke Handicap Results 2017, 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 10, 2017 .

Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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