Stradbroke Handicap

Stradbroke Handicap, Eagle Farm

Looking for early info on this year’s Stradbroke Handicap? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,400 metres, the Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse. With an $1,500,000 prize purse, it attracts the absolute cream of the crop of local sprinting talent. The 2020 edition of the Stradbroke Handicap offers a reduced $350,000 in prize money as the racing industry continues to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This race’s namesake is Lord Stradbroke, a famous Queenslander who has familial ties to the inventor of the thoroughbred weight for age scale system.

Many star sprinters have won the Stradbroke Handicap over the years including Rough Habit (1991-92), Dane Ripper (1997) and more recently Trekking (2019).

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
  • Track Location: Eagle Farm Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Brisbane Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,500,000 ($350,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19) 
  • Inaugural Race: 1980

Stradbroke Handicap Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the Stradbroke Handicap, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Stradbroke Handicap
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Stradbroke Handicap.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Stradbroke Handicap. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Stradbroke Handicap, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Stradbroke Handicap, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Stradbroke Handicap to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Stradbroke Handicap to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Stradbroke Handicap to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Stradbroke Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Stradbroke Handicap

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Stradbroke Handicap Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Odds

Early Stradbroke Handicap betting opens weeks ahead of the race and feature generous odds on the potential winter sprinters heading towards the Brisbane classic. 


Which Horse Will Win The Stradbroke Handicap

The best way to pick who will win the Stradbroke Handicap is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Lead Up – The Doomben 10,000 could be your best indicator for this race. The Kingsford-Smith Cup is an also an acceptable lead up.
  • Peak Maturity Reached – Six year olds do best in this open qualification race.
  • Favourite Failures – A poor record for favourites in this race, so be wary.

Stradbroke Handicap Favourites

From 2004-19 just one favourite in Stradbroke Handicap betting managed to get the job done with Black Piranha for his first in 2009.

Early favourites for the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap include Hawkesbury Guineas winning colt Dawn Passage, class local mare Outback Barbie and the fellow Tony Gollan-trained Vega One. 

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Field

The official 2020 Stradbroke Handicap final field is announced by Racing Queensland on the Tuesday of race week following early nominations taken a month prior at the start of May.

The Stradbroke Handicap 2020 final acceptances will be released below on Tuesday June 2, 2020 so stay tuned.

Stradbroke Handicap 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider Stradbroke Handicap 2020 tips will be published right here once the final field and form guide on the Brisbane Group 1 feature are out.

Stradbroke Handicap Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 6th of June, 2020 and is also host to the Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) for two-year-old milers. 

For 2020 the key events on Stradbroke Handicap Day are the:

  • Group 1 $350,000 TAB Stradbroke (1400m)
  • Group 1 $350,000 JJ Atkins (1400m, 2YOs)
  • Group 3 $175,000 Rough Habit Plate (2200m, 3YOs)
  • Listed $85,000 Mick Dittman (1000m, 3YO)

Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw

The 2020 Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race with gates to be listed below. 

Stradbroke Handicap Nominations

The 2020 Stradbroke Handicap nominations close on Monday May 4, 2020 and the full list of early entries will be available below.

The Stradbroke Handicap 2020 nominations attracted 100 early entries including recent Hawkesbury Guineas winner Dawn Passage and 10 for last year’s winning trainer James Cummings including the defending champion Trekking.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 180x1334x0 ALL TOO ROYAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 0x4316x391 AMANGIRI M 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
3 28×5122107 ASHARANI M 4 Kris Lees
4 201x165x22 BACCARAT BABY M 4 David Vandyke
5 3321722213 BAM’S ON FIRE M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
6 164466×612 BANDIPUR G 5 Kelly Purdy 102
7 11267×5338 BANGKOK M 5 Allan Denham
8 6x3111x31 BARODA F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 77.5
9 1217x8x BELLEVUE HILL C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 803523×604 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 6 James Cummings
11 790x017x55 BOLD ARIAL M 4 Billy Healey 74
12 1x88880x99 BRAVE SONG G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden
13 3255x0300x CADOGAN G 6 Kevin Corstens
14 33x413494x CHAPTER AND VERSE G 5 Desleigh Forster 96
15 6306x010x0 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 5 Kris Lees
16 1214190×54 COLPO DI TAMBURO G 5 Leo Roche 76
17 4x578x568x CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker 105
18 1 DAULAT TAI PANAZIZ G 3 John Holcombe
19 13x156x281 DAWN PASSAGE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
20 x1213115x8 DEEP IMAGE G 6 Robert Heathcote
21 0527×52064 DELECTATION GIRL (GB) M 6 Kris Lees
22 x12714x546 DEPRIVE G 5 James Cummings
23 521x11111x EMERALD KINGDOM G 5 Robert Heathcote
24 31131D27x4 ENTERPRISE PRINCE H 4 Michael Lakey 81.5
25 0x1127x53x EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings
26 x8x337144x FEMME FIREBALL M 5 Robert Heathcote
27 7x504x080x FIESTA M 4 Chris Waller
28 03x113x124 FISTICUFFS G 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 73
29 16117×1 FITUESE F 3 John Thompson
30 12×0414621 FREDDIE FOX TROT G 5 Les Kelly 96
31 6430x50x22 GARIBALDI C 3 Tony Gollan
32 11x1x GIN ’N’ BITTERS M 4 Billy Healey 69.5
33 440x3440x4 GRAFF H 4 Kris Lees
34 x4132x1141 GRAND PIANO G 3 John Thompson
35 230x01223x GREY MISSILE G 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds 89
36 x91311x141 GREYWORM G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
37 832316×359 HAUNTED G 5 James Cummings
38 2x28x214x1 HIGHTAIL G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
39 x524720x37 HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) G 8 James Cummings
40 x5x17118x3 I AM ELOQUENT F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
41 865375×371 IN HIS STRIDE G 7 Rex Lipp
42 5049337311 IRISH SONGS G 4 Kurt Goldman
43 90×6274284 IRITHEA M 6 Bjorn Baker
44 23x560800x JONKER H 4 David Atkins
45 2439x27x33 KEMENTARI G 5 James Cummings
46 84x4183x9x KRONE M 4 Tony Gollan
47 96x30x30x4 LE ROMAIN G 7 Kris Lees
48 x4274x2442 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
49 x41011x970 MADAM ROUGE M 4 Chris Waller
50 92457×6640 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) G 6 Tony Noonan
51 121x7574x5 MILITARY ZONE G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
52 4111330×16 MISHANI HUSTLER G 4 Les Ross 95
53 x77182624x MISS FABULASS M 4 Kris Lees
54 7x11x520x0 NEVER NO MORE (IRE) H 4 Lindsey Smith
55 022x81412x NICCANOVA G 6 Steve Tregea 106
56 3x26024x11 NIEDORP F 3 Tony Gollan
57 x420142x8x OLMEDO (FR) H 5 Kacy Fogden
58 x324698824 ORIENTAL RUNNER G 6 John Smerdon
59 5700x1281x OUTBACK BARBIE M 4 Tony Gollan 104
60 46x3157x33 OUTRAGEOUS G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
61 02x545310x PENNINO M 4 Darryl Hansen 92
62 2x21x26x2 PETRONIUS C 3 Gary Moore
63 13x4231x21 PHAISTOS G 4 James Cummings
64 03104210×1 RANIER G 4 James Cummings
65 531222952x RECKLESS CHOICE G 5 Steven O’Dea 88
66 7x4600327x REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker
67 1113x4220x RIGHT OR WRONG G 8 Lindsay Gough
68 9x06724x58 RIVER RACER M 6 Les Ross
69 1121×81 ROCHA CLOCK F 3 John O’Shea
70 9x1210431x ROMANI GIRL (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
71 1x310x42 RUUCA C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 70
72 42x03736x8 SAMBRO G 5 Chris Waller
73 14x225x626 SANTA ANA LANE G 7 Anthony Freedman
74 4101×12766 SAVATIANO M 5 James Cummings
75 12223×11 SCATHING G 3 Chris Munce 74
76 x111626x45 SCOUT G 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 73
77 x17x16300x SESAR H 4 Kacy Fogden
78 471x1515x0 SIGNORE FOX H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
79 112×485311 SILVERA G 6 Tony Gollan
80 22x3554x14 SNOGGING M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 8x211232x1 SOXAGON G 4 Mark Currie 84
82 215x58x98x SPECIAL MISSILE G 6 Richard & Michael Freedman
83 12×0132314 STAMPE G 3 Chris Munce 83
84 7114×2410 STAR OF MICHELIN G 3 Stuart Kendrick 76.5
85 2x4112179x STARKERS G 4 Chris Munce 75
86 2160×12592 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller
87 3x53102x20 SUNLIGHT M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
88 1332×64501 SWEET SCANDAL M 5 Chris Waller
89 x05120x841 TACTICAL ADVANTAGE G 6 Kris Lees
90 x211213x42 TAMBO’S MATE G 4 Stuart Kendrick 96
91 80x6011x30 TELEPLAY M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
92 18x1110x82 THE INEVITABLE G 4 Patrick Payne
93 x41251111x THE KINGDOM G 4 Les Kelly 83
94 4631348111 THE ODYSSEY C 3 Kelly Schweida
95 1x81324x72 TREKKING G 5 James Cummings
96 32231×1092 TRUMBULL (NZ) G 4 Kim Waugh
97 12x86436x7 TYZONE G 6 Toby & Trent Edmonds
98 191x8211x4 VEGA ONE G 4 Tony Gollan 102
99 13x2814x2x VICTOREM G 5 Jenny Graham
100 30x07x25x4 WINTER BRIDE M 5 Toby & Trent Edmonds

Stradbroke Handicap Weights

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Minimum weight is 51 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 2nd of June, 2020. 

Stradbroke Handicap Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday the 2nd of June, 2020.

Stradbroke Handicap Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 3rd of June, 2020.

Stradbroke Handicap Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 6th of June, 2020. 

Stradbroke Handicap Prize Money

Note: Prize money for the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap has been reduced to a total of $350,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Stradbroke Handicap 2020 first prize will be $203,000.

The Stradbroke Handicap prize purse is worth $1,500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $900,000
2nd $270,000
3rd $135,000
4th $67,500
5th $37,500
6th $18,000
7th $18,000
8th $18,000
9th $18,000
10th $18,000

Stradbroke Handicap Race Number

The Stradbroke Handicap is traditionally run as Race 8 on the Eagle Farm card. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Stradbroke Handicap has been released.

Stradbroke Handicap Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Stradbroke Handicap live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Free-to-air: Seven Network

Radio: Radio Sport National

Stradbroke Handicap Winners

Winners of the Stradbroke Handicap going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Trekking James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 54 kgs 1:21.86
2018 Santa Ana Lane Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 55.5 kgs 1:19.95
2017 Impending Darren Beadman Corey Brown 52.5 kgs 1:17.93
2016 Under The Louvre Robert Smerdon Dwayne Dunn 54.5 kgs 1:23.72
2015 Srikandi Ciaron Maher Kerrin Mcevoy 53 kgs 1:18.26
2014 River Lad Natalie Mccall Damien Oliver 55 kgs 1:21.66
2013 Linton John Sadler Nicholas Hall 54.5 kgs 1:22.06
2012 Mid Summer Music Peter Moody Luke Nolen 53.5 kgs 1:23.06
2011 Sincero Stephen Farley Jason Taylor 50.5 kgs 1:22.89
2010 Black Piranha Con Karakatsanis Nash Rawiller 55.5 kgs 1:21.16
2009 Black Piranha Con Karakatsanis Tye Angland 55 kgs 1:25.53
2008 Mr Baritone(Nz) Michael Moroney Sebastian Murphy 53.5 kgs 1:26.49
2007 Sniper’s Bullet Tracey Bartley Craig Williams 50 kgs 1:23.19
2006 La Montagna Barry Baldwin Craig Newitt 48.5 kgs 1:22.92
2005 St. Basil(Nz) Bevan Laming Michael Cahill 53 kgs 1:20.70
2004 Thorn Park Bob Thomsen Danny Nikolic 54 kgs 1:21.30
2003 Private Steer John O’shea Glen Boss 48 kgs 1:21.60
2002 Show A Heart Barry Miller Danny Nikolic 56 kgs 1:21.70
2001 Crawl John Hawkes Darren Gauci 53.5 kgs 1:20.50
2000 Landsighting Noel Mayfield-Smith Chris Munce 49.5 kgs 1:21.40