Winners and Past Results for the Stradbroke Handicap
The Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 race hosted by Brisbane Racing Club during the winter racing carnival in June.
Horses travel over 1350 metres of Eagle Farm Racecourse on what is considered the biggest day of the winter racing carnival.
The high-pressure race worth $1.5 million dollars attracts a field of above average sprinters setting the pace for the season ahead. The Group 1 TJ Smith for two-year-olds and Group 1 Queensland Derby are also on the day's card.
The race is held in honour of Lord Stradbroke and is considered the toughest handicap over 1400 metres among premier sprint races.
Talented gallopers and horses with the ability to conquer the mile usually come out on top in the Stradbroke Handicap. Four year olds that come under the starter's orders are known to figure at the top. The Group 1 Doomben 10,000 at Doomben Racecourse can prove to be a handy form guide for the Stradbroke Handicap. Horses may also contest the Group 2 QTC Cup at Eagle Farm on their way to the event.
The Stradbroke Handicap was first run as a principal race way back in 1890 and was promoted to Group 1 in 1980. Several horses have two consecutive titles to their credit in earlier times while Dane Ripper in 1997, Toledo in 1998, Show A Heart in 2002, Thorn Park in 2004, Sniper's Bullet in 2007, and Mr. Baritone in 2008 are among the notable winners in recent times.
Rough Habit and Campaign King are the only two top-weights to win the Stradbroke Handicap over the past two decades, carrying 58.5 kg each. Trainer Bart Cummings holds the distinction of maximum winners with four titles to his credit.
|Year||Stradbroke Handicap Winners|
|2016||Under The Louvre|
|2012||Mid Summer Music|
|2002||Show A Heart|
|1994||All Our Mob|
|1970||Divide And Rule|