Stradbroke Handicap 2022

Stradbroke Handicap 2022

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      Stradbroke Handicap Quick Facts

      In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Stradbroke Handicap:

      DateSaturday, 11th June, 2022
      Start TimeTBA
      RacecourseEagle Farm Racecourse, QLD, Australia
      Distance1,400 metres
      GradeGroup 1

      Stradbroke Handicap Introduction

      The Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 race which takes place each year in June. The race in 2022 will be held on Saturday 11th of June at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2021, it was won by Tofane.

      The $1,500,000 Stradbroke Handicap is a Group 1 handicap over 1400m during the Queensland Winter Carnival.

      The first ever Stradbroke Handicap was on Saturday May 24th 1890, it was also over 6 furlongs and was won by Pyrrhus. The race was run over the 6 furlongs until 1953 when it went to its current distance of 7 furlongs (1400m).

      Some of Australia’s Champions of the Turf have won this major Australian Group 1 race which includes; All Our Mob (1994), Divide and Rule (1970), Dane Ripper (1997), Winfreux (1965) and the mighty Kiwi Rough Habit (1991/92).

      In what is usually a maximum field of handicappers, it can be a difficult job for punters to find the winner. Sir Wisp was the longest priced at 100/1 in 1977.

      The local trainer Walter (Watty) Blacklock is the record holder with 6 winners in the early 1900’s. His best horse was Gold Tie who won the Stradbroke in 1918 and 1919.

      The leading jockey is another local in John Stone (Jr) who holds the record with 4 winners. “Darby” McCarthy sits next with 3 winners. Of the current riders Kerrin McEvoy has ridden 2 of the last 6 Stradbroke Handicaps.

      Stradbroke Handicap Tips 2022

      The Stradbroke Handicap is a major Australian Group 1 held at Eagle Farm Racecourse, it is known as one of the biggest races in the Queensland racing calendar and forms part of the ever popular Winter Racing Carnival in the Sunshine State.

      As there is a mammoth $1.5 million on the line in prizemoney, it means the Stradbroke Handicap attracts some of the biggest and best horses from across the country to Queensland. It also brings in a lot of us Aussies who enjoy a dabble on the races. The experts here at The Shark will put together a list of Stradbroke Handicap tips so you can have more confidence when getting on the punt.

      As we are yet to see the nominations for the Stradbroke Handicap in 2022, it is quite difficult to provide any updates on our tips. Although, as the Winter Racing Carnival in Queensland goes up another level, the horses that are aiming for this major Group 1 will become a lot clearer. So, you don’t need to stress as we will provide all the Stradbroke Handicap horse tips you need closer to the time of the race.

      Right now there are no Australian bookies that are providing Stradbroke Handicap odds. But we will keep a lookout for these odds and list them in the odds section below when available. Before finalising your Stradbroke Handicap bets, be sure to check out our betting section below as we have gone through some key factors for success in the Stradbroke Handicap.

      We will announce The Sharks’ Stradbroke Handicap best tips for the race this year closer to the big day. Make sure you check back on this page for all the updates you need!

      Stradbroke Handicap Tips From Experts

      Our tips are not out for the Stradbroke Handicap in 2022 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Stradbroke Handicap is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2022 Stradbroke Handicap.

      You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!

      Stradbroke Handicap Betting 2022

      There are a lot of important factors to consider before betting on the Stradbroke Handicap. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:

      Is Previous Stradbroke Handicap Form a Good Indicator of Future Success?

      History suggests that it is difficult to win back to back Stradbroke Handicaps and beat the handicapper more than once. The last to win two Stradbrokes in a row was Black Piranha in 2010 and 2011. Prior to that, Rough Habit (1991 and 1992) was the last multiple winner.

      Would not completely discard the form from previous Stradbrokes when trying to find the winner. Horses that have had experience in the hustle and bustle of a Stradbroke can come to the fore the following season.

      Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Stradbroke Handicap?

      Only one favourite has won the Stradbroke in the last 10 years and that was 2019 when Trekking won at the juicy odds of $7.00. Always in an open handicap with capacity fields look for a longer priced winner.

      Formlines from Lead Up Races

      The Stradbroke is the third leg of the three sprints during the Group 1 sprints over the Queensland Winter Carnival. The Doomben 10000 over the 1200m is followed by the Kingsford-Smith Cup over the 1300m two weeks later then the Stradbroke.

      In recent years The Goodwood run at Morphettville has also been a good guide that must be respected as a form reference.


      Since 2006 only two three-year-olds have been successful in the Stradbroke, the most recent being Impending in 2017. The more experienced older horses have the better record in this race.


      Arguably the most important factor in assessing a handicap is the allocation of weight by the handicapper. Horses that have been racing in consistent form and may have got under the eye of the handicapper are the horses to be wary of.

      Since 2010 the only winner to carry over 55kgs was when Santa Ana Lane won in 2018 carrying 55.5kg.


      Tofane became only the fourth mare since 2006 to win the Stradbroke. Geldings had won the previous four Stradbrokes prior to Tofane and they have the best record when assessing Stradbroke winners.

      Stradbroke Handicap Best Bets

      Our Stradbroke Handicap best bets for 2022 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.

      You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!

      Stradbroke Handicap Odds 2022

      Well before we know the Stradbroke Handicap field – multiple Aussie bookies will open up early markets, or all-in markets, for all your Stradbroke Handicap betting needs. We think this is a great time to bet on the horse you’ve picked. This is because you could get awesome odds before they potentially shorten in the days leading up to the big race, especially if the horse has shown great form in recent races and trials.

      Once the bookies release their all important Stradbroke Handicap odds for 2022, you will see them fluctuate each day. There are a number of factors that contribute to this, but when we get a better understanding of the type of horses targeting the Stradbroke Handicap, this is where you will see the most movement in the odds.

      Putting your bets on in any of these early markets, means you could find the eventual favourite (and hopefully the winner) at double digit odds. This is obviously something that we all are aiming for, as it means you will get more cash money! However, there is more risk associated with this option and you need to be aware of the pitfalls.

      Depending on when you make your 2022 Stradbroke Handicap futures bet, your horse may not even end up targeting or getting a run in the race, but you won’t get your money back. This situation is known to occur when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the date of the race. If you pop your bet on when it is ‘Before Noms’, then you know you’ll get your cash back if your horse doesn’t run in this race.

      The 2022 Stradbroke Handicap odds are out, and Mazu is the narrow $9.00 favourite from Startantes who is on the second line of betting at $10. Here are the current odds, courtesy of Neds, as of mid-May:

      Ayrton (Not Nom)$11
      Count De Rupee$11

      Stradbroke Handicap Field 2022

      Will be important to watch the crucial lead-up races in the Doomben 10000, Kingsford-Smith Cup and the Adelaide Goodwood Handicap when assessing the Stradbroke field for 2022 as they will have a huge effect on the make-up.

      Peter and Paul Snowden have one of the most exciting gallopers likely to come north for the carnival in Mazu. Progressed to Group 2 level with authority in Sydney last preparation and he should get to Group 1 level at some stage in his career. Will be interesting to see how the handicapper treats him in a Stradbroke on potential.

      Count De Rupee showed a sharp turn-of-hoof dashing through on the fence to get the win in the Victory Stakes. Would expect him to progress to this level and he looks a likely Stradbroke chance.

      With the 2022 Stradbroke Handicap field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2021 field, headlined by winner Tofane:

      1. MR QUICKIE (56.5kg)1James McDonaldPhillip Stokes
      2. SAVATOXL (55kg)13Barend VorsterT & C McEvoy
      3. TOFANE (NZ) (54.5kg)12Craig WilliamsMichael Moroney
      4. IMAGING (GB) (54.5kg)17Tim ClarkChris Waller
      5. OLMEDO (FR) (54.5kg)18Ryan MaloneyAnnabel Neasham
      6. SO SI BON (54kg)9Blaike McDougallT Dabernig & B Hayes
      7. WILD PLANET (54kg)15Tommy BerryM, W & B Hayes
      8. NICCANOVA (54kg)14James OrmanSteve Tregea
      9. I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) (54kg)3Kerrin McEvoyP & P Snowden
      10. VICTOREM (54kg)8Mark Du PlessisJenny Graham
      11. VEGA ONE (53kg)4Rachel KingTony Gollan
      12. THE HARROVIAN (53kg)11Glen BossT & T Edmonds
      13. SIGNORE FOX (52kg)19Ben ThompsonP & P Snowden
      14. EMERALD KINGDOM (52kg)10Robbie FraddRobert Heathcote
      15. MADAM ROUGE (51.5kg) – Scratched16Chris Waller
      16. SUBPOENAED (NZ) (51kg)21Ron StewartChris Waller
      17. MASTER JAMIE (51kg)6Taylor MarshallGraeme Green
      18. APACHE CHASE (49.5kg)7Jim ByrneDesleigh Forster
      19e. OUTBACK BARBIE (51kg)20Jye McNeilTony Gollan
      20e. AMISH BOY (50kg) – Scratched5Stephanie ThorntonC Maher & D Eustace
      21e. BLAZEJOWSKI (51kg) – Scratched2Greg Eurell

      Stradbroke Handicap Results 2022

      The Stradbroke Handicap of 2021 was a typical renewal with a capacity field. The Kingsford-Smith winner Vega One was sent out favourite at $4.60 but not with Jamie Kah aboard this time but another female rider in Rachel King.

      Michael Moroney had a mare who had not won for over a year but her form had been consistent enough and when Tofane went to the barrier, the market had her in the betting at $11. Craig Williams settled the mare midfield in between runners in the middle stages.

      She looked to be battling before the corner when Williams was scrubbing her along but she picked up the bit and got going again behind them.

      Once balanced-up she got out into the open and paired off with Vega One over the last 200m for a good battle to the line. She just got the upperhand final stages and went to the line to beat Vega One by half length with the Peter and Paul Snowden trained Signore Fox only a head away third in a typical Stradbroke blanket finish.

      You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2021 Stradbroke Handicap race:

      Here are the results from the Stradbroke Handicap in 2021:

      1st3. TOFANE (NZ) (54.5kg)Craig Williams
      2nd11. VEGA ONE (53kg)Rachel King0.5L
      3rd13. SIGNORE FOX (52kg)Ben Thompson0.7L
      4th1. MR QUICKIE (56.5kg)James McDonald0.9L
      5th16. SUBPOENAED (NZ) (51kg)Ron Stewart1.3L
      6th12. THE HARROVIAN (53kg)Glen Boss1.5L
      7th4. IMAGING (GB) (54.5kg)Tim Clark1.8L
      8th14. EMERALD KINGDOM (52kg)Robbie Fradd1.9L
      9th10. VICTOREM (54kg)Mark Du Plessis2.65L
      10th6. SO SI BON (54kg)Blaike McDougall2.85L
      11th8. NICCANOVA (54kg)James Orman3.05L
      12th7. WILD PLANET (54kg)Tommy Berry3.8L
      13th18. APACHE CHASE (49.5kg)Jim Byrne3.9L
      14th19e. OUTBACK BARBIE (51kg)Jye McNeil4L
      15th9. I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) (54kg)Kerrin McEvoy4.2L
      16th2. SAVATOXL (55kg)Barend Vorster6.45L
      17th5. OLMEDO (FR) (54.5kg)Ryan Maloney21.45L
      18th17. MASTER JAMIE (51kg)Taylor Marshall36.45L

      Stradbroke Handicap Winners

      The results for the upcoming Stradbroke Handicap are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:

      2021TofaneVega OneSignore Fox
      2020TyzoneMadam RougeNiccanova
      2019TrekkingTyzoneEndless Drama
      2018Santa Ana LaneSuper CashChampagne Cuddles
      2017ImpendingIn Her TimeClearly Innocent
      2016Under The LouvreBlack Heart BartThe Virginian
      2014River LadTemple Of BoomSrikandi
      2012Mid Summer MusicBufferingHappy Zero
      2011SinceroBeadedZero Rock
      2010Black PiranhaMelitoMic Mac

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