Looking for this year’s Stradbroke Handicap betting odds, tips and form? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Stradbroke Handicap, Eagle Farm

Run over 1,400 metres, the Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 race taking place at Eagle Farm Racecourse. With a $3,000,000 prize purse as of 2022, it attracts the absolute cream of the crop of local sprinting talent.

The 2020 edition of the Stradbroke Handicap offered a reduced $350,000 in prize money as the racing industry continued to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic before returning to $1.5 million in 2021 and then doubled to $3 million ahead of the 2023 event.

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).

The Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (1300m) run a fortnight prior now serves as the key Stradbroke Handicap lead-up. In 2021 the Kingsford-Smith Cup winner Vega One went on to run second to Tofane in the Stradbroke Handicap results.

Think About It (2023) is the last sprinter to complete the Kingsford Smith Cup – Stradbroke Handicap double.

The 2022 Stradbroke Handicap winner Alligator Blood continued on to win a host of other Group 1 races interstate including the Underwood Stakes and VRC Champions Mile in Melbourne that spring. That year’s Stradbroke runner-up Private Eye further franked the form in Sydney with a The Everest second and $3 million Winners Stakes victory.

The 2023 Stradbroke Handicap also produced that spring’s $20 million The Everest winner with Think About It doing the double.

In 2024 Stefi Magnetica became the first three-year-old Stradbroke Handicap winning filly since 2006.

Stradbroke Handicap 2024 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, June 15th, 2024
  • 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: $3,000,000 
  • Inaugural Race: 1980
  • 2024 Stradbroke Handicap Winner: Stefi Magnetica


The official 2024 Stradbroke Handicap results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday June 15, 2024.

  1. #17 Stefi Magnetica
  2. #1 Bella Nipotina
  3. #6 Vilana

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap winner was the Bjorn Baker-trained filly Stefi Magnetica ($15) who continued her ace rise through the ranks in Brisbane for the winter when charging up the inside with the 50kg lightweight to beat Doomben 10,000 winning mare Bella Nipotina home in a thriller.

Stradbroke Handicap Betting 2024

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Stradbroke Handicap, and we have 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 in 2024

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  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 2024 Odds

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 neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

Which Horse Will Win The Stradbroke Handicap in 2024

The best way to pick which horse will win the Stradbroke Handicap in 2024 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers, consider the weights and look for the Group 1 graduates in the mix. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Stradbroke Handicap winner include: 

  • Lead Up – The Doomben 10,000 and the Kingsford Smith Cup are the best lead-up Stradbroke Handicap races. In 2023 Think About It did the Kingsford Smith – Stradbroke Group 1 double at Eagle Farm. 
  • Peak Maturity Reached – Six year olds do best in this open qualification race.
  • Favourite Failures – Favourites have a poor record in the Stradbroke. 

Stradbroke Handicap Favourites 2024

Early favourites in 2024 Stradbroke Handicap betting the exciting Tony Gollan-trained Antino who won the Group 2 Victory Stakes first-up in style, recent All Aged Stakes runner-up Amenable, and James Cummings’ last start Moreton Cup champ Vilana.

From 2004-24 just two favourites in Stradbroke Handicap betting managed to get the job done with Black Piranha ($4) for his first in 2009 and the Joe Pride-trained Think About It ($3.60 in 2023).

Stradbroke Handicap Field 2024

The official 2024 Stradbroke Handicap final field is announced by Racing Queensland on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The Stradbroke Handicap 2024 field features a capacity line-up of winter runners led in betting by the Tony Gollan-trained Antino and the Godolphin-raced Vilana on the quick back-up off his Moreton Cup success at the track last weekend.

Stradbroke Handicap Tips 2024

Favourite: #6 Vilana ($4.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #4 Benedetta ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #11 Prince Of Boom ($41 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider Stradbroke Handicap 2024 tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Stradbroke Handicap Race Day 2024

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Day takes place on Saturday, the 15th of June, 2024 at Eagle Farm Racecourse and is also host to the $1 million Group 1 J.J. Atkins (1600m) for two-year-old milers as well as the Group 2 $1.2 million The Q22 (2200m).

Other support acts on the card include the Group 2 $400,000 Brisbane Cup (3200m) run over the traditional two-mile Cup distance and the Group 2 $300,000 Dane Ripper Stakes (1300m) for fillies and mares.

Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw 2024

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw will be released on the Tuesday of race week at 5:15pm (AEST) with gates listed in our above Stradbroke Handicap Field section. 

The Stradbroke Handicap 2024 barrier draw takes place from 5:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday the 11th of June, 2024. 

Stradbroke Handicap First acceptances 2024

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap first acceptances close on Wednesday the 5th of June, 2024 and the full list of first acceptors plus the updated Stradbroke Handicap 2024 order of entry will be available below.

Stradbroke Handicap Nominations 2024

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap nominations close on Tuesday May 7, 2024 and the full list of early entries will be available below.

Stradbroke Handicap Weights 2024

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Minimum weight is 51 kilograms. Final 2024 Stradbroke Handicap weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 11th of June, 2024 and published in our above Stradbroke Handicap Field section. 

2024 Stradbroke Handicap Top-Weight:

  • #1 Bella Nipotina (56kg)

Stradbroke Handicap Acceptances 2024

2024 Stradbroke Handicap final acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Tuesday the 11th of June, 2024 and published in our above Stradbroke Handicap Field section. 

Stradbroke Handicap Jockeys 2024

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 12th of June, 2024 and the official 2024 Stradbroke Handicap jockeys to be published in our above Stradbroke Handicap Field section. 

Stradbroke Handicap Scratchings 2024

2024 Stradbroke Handicap scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 15th of June, 2024. 

Stradbroke Handicap Prize Money 2024

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap prize purse is worth $3,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $1,800,000
2nd $540,000
3rd $270,000
4th $135,000
5th $75,000
6th $36,000
7th $36,000
8th $36,000
9th $36,000
10th $36,000

Stradbroke Handicap Race Number 2024

The 2024 Stradbroke Handicap race number is scheduled as Eagle Farm Race 8 at 3:57pm (AEST) on Saturday the 15th of June, 2024. There are nine races in total that day at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide 2024

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2024 Stradbroke Handicap Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Stradbroke Handicap Live 2024

You can watch or listen to the 2024 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

Streaming: Racing NSW 

Stradbroke Handicap winners

Winners of the Stradbroke Handicap going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. For a complete list of past Stradbroke Handicap winners right back to the race’s inauguration in 1890 – click here

Year Winner Trainer/s Jockey Weight Time
2024 Stefi Magnetica Bjorn Baker Zac Lloyd 50 kgs 1:21.00
2023 Think About It Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 54 kgs 1:22.58
2022 Alligator Blood Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 55 kgs 1:21.73
2021 Tofane Michael Moroney Craig Williams 54.5 kgs 1:21.98
2020 Tyzone Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 52.5 kgs 1:20.43
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