Eagle Farm Races News

Fresh off the back of an impressive victory in the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) on the Sunshine Coast last weekend, Brayroan is likely to move on from a his career in flat racing to pursue jumps following this weekend’s Listed Queensland Cup (3200m) at Eagle Farm Racecourse. A rising eight-year-old,…


Eagle Farm Races

The Eagle Farm races held annually at the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland, have always been a main attraction among Aussie punters online. The track is one of the premier courses for special events held in Brisbane with many of the prestigious races in the region hosted there annually. Some of these include the Stradbroke Handicap, The T J Smith, and Brisbane Cup. Those are just three of the dozens of large Eagle Farm races taking place throughout the season and there many Australians online that have already caught on to these great wagering opportunities.

The Eagle Farm Racecourse

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Of course the host of the great Eagle Farm races is the prestigious Eagle Farm Racecourse located in Brisbane, Queensland. The track is actually located in Ascot, a small suburb around 7km from the Brisbane city centre. The track itself is 28 metres wide and races are run clockwise. The home straight is 434 metres with a total track circumference of 2027 metres. With so incredible races held throughout the regular season as well as many special events including the Queensland Guineas, the Dane Ripper Quality, and the Tattersall’s Cup, this is definitely the place to look for all of the top-notch Eagle Farm races hosted throughout the year.

Queensland Derby

The Queensland Derby is perhaps one of the most recognizable Eagle Farm races among punters and race fans. The venue is of course the legendary Eagle Farm Racecourse which hosts the Group 1 race annually in June. The race has quite a history within Brisbane and at Eagle Farm but was actually originally run in Gayndah in 1868 before eventually moving to Eagle Farm Racecourse in Brisbane in 1871. The race is run over a distance of 2400 metres and is reserved for three year olds at set weights. With a prize money of AUD$500,000 for the 2014 meeting, there will definitely be more and more punters online realizing this excellent wagering opportunity. Some of the noteworthy runners to win the Queensland Derby over the years include Court Ruler in 2009, Riva San in 2008, Empires Choice in 2007, Ice Chariot in 2006, and Lachlan River in 2005.

On the 4th of November, the Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

The BRC Sires Stakes

One of the Eagle Farm races that Aussies will definitely not want to miss is the extremely popular Group 2 race known as the BRC Sires Produce Stakes. The race is officially reserved for two-year-old thoroughbreds at set weights and is held annually in late May/early June. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and had prize money of AUD$250,000 for the 2014 running. There have been tons of popular and successful thoroughbreds to race in the BRC Sires Stakes over the past few years including Shoot Out in 2009, Fravashi in 2008, Masked Assassin in 2007, Danleigh in 2006, Virage De Fortune in 2005, and Star Shiraz in 2004.

The Stradbroke Handicap

The Stradbroke Handicap is another one of the Eagle Farm races that always gets ton of attention through the online bookies. The race is, of course, held at the Eagle Farm Racecourse and is officially a Group 1 thoroughbred race run over a distance of 1400 metres. However, before 1953 the race was run over a distance of 1200 metres. With an extremely rich history having first been run in 1903, the race is definitely one of the premier race meetings hosted at Eagle Farm Racecourse each year. During the last running in 2008 there was AUD$1,000,000 in prize money which obviously attracts some of the most successful jockeys, trainers, and thoroughbreds from all over the country. Some of the more recent champions over the past few years include Black Piranha in 2009, Mr. Baritone in 2008, Sniper’s Bullet in 2007, La Montagna in 2006, and St. Basil in 2005. With the amount of money up for grabs and the general prestige surrounding the event, this will be one of the Eagle Farm races that attract thousands of punters to the online venues.