Stradbroke Handicap 2019

Saturday June 8, 2019

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 will see the same 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 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 8, 2019.

Stradbroke Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 8, 2019
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse for 2017 & 2018)
  • Distance: 1400m (1350m for 2017 & 2018)
  • 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 – 2017, 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 seven of the 12 winners from 2006 – 2017 jumping from a double-digit gate including Under The Louvre (13 of 18 in 2016) and Impending (13 of 16 at Doomben in 2017).

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 – 2017 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.

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Odds

The updated Stradbroke Handicap 2019 betting odds are now available below as well as 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. The 2017 Stradbroke Handicap also took place over 1350m at Doomben when Impending won from barrier 13 (of 16).

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

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Field

The official Stradbroke Handicap 2019 field has been released release following nominations in early May  so have a go at picking the winner or exotics.


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 three times from 2006 – 2017.

Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

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 four of the five Stradbroke Handicap winners from 2012 – 2017
  • 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

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Stradbroke Handicap 2019 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 five wins from 2008 – 2017, so backing a horse of this age with the right lead-up form is another good Stradbroke Handicap betting tip.

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ top Stradbroke Handicap 2019 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 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).

2019 Stradbroke Handicap Results

The complete Stradbroke Handicap Results 2019, finishing order and the winning time in the Group 1 at Doomben will be found below once the race takes place on Saturday June 8, 2019.

Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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