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Stradbroke Handicap

March 14, 2013

Stradbroke Handicap

One of the premier days at Eagle Farm racecourse will fall on 8 June 2013 when the Brisbane Turf Club presents the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm.

Experienced, quality sprinters can be expected to take to the turf to test each other over the 1400 metre course. This Winter Racing Carnival event also offers the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes and the Queensland Derby, so there is something to appeal to punters no matter the distance or conditions they prefer. Prize money for the event is worth 1,360,000.

The Stradbroke Handicap has the reputation of being the premier 1400 metre handicap event of the carnival, so a talented field of the best thoroughbreds appears for a chance to realize a significant payday from the $1 million dollar race. Top performers are carrying extra burdens as a result of their success, with only Rough Habit and Campaign King managing to win whilst carrying top weight.

The Stradbroke Handicap was first run in 1890 as a six fulrong principal race. It remained so for many years, including the World War II years of 1942-45. A furlong was added in 1953 and the arrival of the metric system in 1973 found it made 1400m. It went straight to Group 1 in 1980 and has remained constant in distance and classification ever since.

Storm King was a1909 winner that went on to legendary status. Gold Tie was the first to notch consecutive Stradbroke handicaps in 1918-19.  Highland, Petrol Lager, Lucky Ring, Rough Habit and Black Piranha are the others to tally two.

YearStradbroke Handicap Winners
2014River Lad
2013Linton
2012Mid Summer Music
2011Sincero
2010Black Piranha
2009Black Piranha
2008Mr Baritone
2007Sniper’s Bullet
2006La Montagna
2005St. Basil
2004Thorn Park
2003Private Steer
2002Show A Heart
2001Crawl
2000Landsighting
1999Adam
1998Toledo
1997Dane Ripper
1996Danasinga
1995Rouslan
1994All Our Mob
1993Never Undercharge
1992Rough Habit
1991Rough Habit
1990Plush Embassy
1989Robian Steel
1988Campaign King
1987Dancing Poet
1986Daybreak Lover
1985Canterbury Belle
1984Daybreak Lover
1983Brenlaine
1982Grey Receiver
1981Watney
1980Bemboka Yacht
1979Imposing
1978Innisfree
1977Sir Wisp
1976Manawapoi
1975Spedito
1974Go Fun
1973Lucky Cloud
1972Triton
1971Rajah Sahib
1970Divide And Rule
1969Prince Medes
1968Cabochon
1967Mister Hush
1966Castanea
1965Winfreux
1964Cele’s Image
1963Mullala
1962Kilshery
1961Persian Lyric
1960Wallgar
1959Grey Ghost
1958Wiggle
1957Kingster
1956Knave
1955Plato
1954Karendi
1953Suncup
1952Wedborough
1951Aqua Regis
1950Lucky Ring
1949Lucky Ring
1948Ballyvista
1947Hedui
1946Abbeville
1945not held
1944not held
1943not held
1942not held
1941High Rank
1940Heroic’s Double
1939Bahwing
1938Thurles Lad
1937King Merlin
1936Capris
1935Petrol Lager
1934Petrol Lager
1933Sun Eagle
1932Credence
1931Lady Linden
1930Will Yet
1929I.O.U.
1928Sarlind
1927Running Girl
1926Highland
1925Highland
1924Molly Cyrus
1923Lady Aura
1922Laneffe
1921Syceonelle
1920Syce Lad
1919Gold Tie
1918Gold Tie
1917Sydney Damsel
1916Amberdown
1915Cairn Wallace
1914Malt Mark
1913Line Gun
1912Pittsworth Gun
1911Lady Hope
1910Bright Laddie
1909Storm King
1908Satisfaire
1907Jessie’s Dream
1906Darelong
1905Ruscity
1904Forge
1903Fitz Grafton
1902Blunderer
1901Glengary
1900Prince Edward
1899Sweetheart
1898Boreas II
1897The Scamp
Dalnair
1896Babel
1895Babel
1894Studbook
1893Rosy Dawn
1892Tallboy
1891Dan O’Connell
1890Pyrrhus