Eagle Farm Races

Eagle Farm Races


Eagle Farm Racecourse is situated in Brisbane, and features their most famous race, the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.

Other races of note include the Queensland Derby, Queensland Oaks and The TJ Smith.

Eagle Farm Racecourse has been hosting events since 1865, including the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. The site is located only 7km out from the Brisbane CBD, and is controlled by the newly founded Brisbane Racing Club.

This Club has begun to oversee all of Brisbane’s Races since July 1 2009, and is a joint entity of the Brisbane Turf Club and Queensland Turf Club.

Eagle Farm Racecourse is an oval shaped track, complete with sweeping bends on either side of the straight. The track is right handed, and has a circumference of 2,029m. This includes a 434m straight.

The site is located opposite Doomben Racetrack – and also features a swimming pool and several training tracks for slower pacework.

Eagle Farm Racecourse also boasts heritage listed buildings and an array of gardens – making it the ideal location for corporate boxes and venue rooms which have a birds-eye view of the Racetrack.

Eagle Farm Racecourse Details
Address: 230 Lancaster Road
Suburb: Ascot, QLD
Phone Number: (07) 3268 2171
Circumference: 2,027m
Direction: Clockwise
Track Type: Turf

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Key Eagle Farm Races

Check out other Key Eagle Farm Racecourse Details Below:

Race NameDistanceGroup LevelPrize Money
Stradbroke Handicap1,400mGroup 1$1,500,000
Queensland Derby2,400mGroup 1$600,000
Queensland Oaks2,000mGroup 1$500,000
The TJ Smith1,200mGroup 1$1,250,000
Winter Stakes1,400mGroup 1$500,000

Eagle Farm Races

Eagle Farm hosts the Brisbane Winter Carnival in May and June, which is the biggest event of the season for this track.

The biggest race is the Group 1, 1,400m Stradbroke Handicap, which has total prizemoney over $1 million.

Other Group 1 Races hosted by the Eagle Farm Racecourse include the Group 1, 2,400m Queensland Oaks, a $400,000 set weight race for 3-Year-Old Fillies.

The 1,600, TJ Smith race, for two year old open set weights, worth half a million in prize money.

The Queensland Derby, which is a 2,400m set weight race for 3-year-olds, also worth half a million in prize money.

And, the 1,400m Winter States, weight for age race, for fillies and mares, also worth half a mil.

The racecourse also hosts a slew of midweek races, most usually on Wednesday, which begin around midday.

Eagle Farm Racing Tips     

Eagle Farm Racecourse Barrier and Starting Positions

1000m: Starts in barriers off the course proper, on the right-hand side of the track. Runners begin with a long turn leading directly into the home straight. Inside barriers are a clear advantage here, due to the long turn at the beginning of the race.

1200m: Begins at the back of the course, just before a long turn. You want to be before Barrier 12 in this race if possible, with the majority of winners coming from these inside gates.

1300m, 1400m, 1500m: There’s a long straight run down the back of the course here, making barriers of lesser importance. Runners here are able to cut across the turf in the first section of the straight – meaning horses in the outside barriers are still in with a defined shot.

1600m: Starts in barriers off the back of the course proper. There’s a straight run of around 550m to the first turn – making gates once again, rather unimportant.

2100 & 2200m: Gates are in the home straight before the winning post. Due to the length/distance at play here, barriers are once again of little to no importance.

3200m: There’s only one race hosted at the Eagle Farm Racecourse at this distance, the Brisbane Cup. Winners in recent years have started from inside barriers, as they have a clear advantage coming into the first turn. Barriers do mean less, though, as there’s plenty of distance to make up for an outside gate draw.


Eagle Farm Races Results

Getting to the Track

Train: The nearest train station to the Eagle Farm Racecourse is Ascot Station, on the Doomben line. This is directly next to Eagle Farm Racecourse.

If you want to plan your journey – you can do so with QLD Translink.

Bus: Route 300, 301 and 305 all cross Brisbane City to Ascot.

Once again, visit QLD Translink for Bus Timetables.

Car: Eagle Farm Racecourse is located at 230 Lancaster Road in Ascot, which positions it around 8kms north of the Brisbane CBD. This is a 25 minute drive from Kingston Smith Drive.


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