Eagle Farm is one of two racetracks in Brisbane and is commonly known as ‘Queensland racing HQ’ due to its prominence over the Brisbane Winter Carnival. Eagle Farm plays host to around 40 racedays a year, including Queensland’s biggest thoroughbred meeting – Stradbroke Handicap Day.
EAGLE FARM RACING NEWS
Eagle Farm is one of Australia’s most prominent horse racing venues, so HorseBetting has all the latest racing news surrounding the track and its upcoming events.
EAGLE FARM BETTING TIPS
HorseBetting’s form analysts will preview each one of Eagle Farm’s race meetings throughout the year, with a special focus on betting tips for major meetings throughout the Brisbane Winter Carnival.
EAGLE FARM HISTORY
Racing at Eagle Farm began in 1865 when run by the Queensland Turf Club (QTC), until it merged with Doomben Racecourse’s Brisbane Turf Club (BTC) to become the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) in 2009.
The facilities at Eagle Farm are quite unique, with the grandstand – made of wrought iron and timber – as well as other areas of the course preserved Victorian and Federation Heritage buildings.
A number of champion thoroughbreds have raced at Eagle Farm throughout its 157-year history. With more prizemoney than ever before offered now, the strength of racing at Eagle Farm will continue to grow in years to come.
FEATURE RACES AT EAGLE FARM
Eagle Farm hosts a number of Group and Listed races throughout the year, with six Group 1 races run and won at the track.
The Stradbroke Handicap is the premier race in Queensland, with horses from all over Australia and across the Tasman targeted towards the 1400m event. Also on Stradbroke Day is the J.J. Atkins for two-year-olds, with the Group 1 event run over 1600m.
Three-year-old stayers can have their shot at Group 1 glory at Eagle Farm in the Queensland Derby (2400m) and Queensland Oaks (2200m). The Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) is a key lead-up race to Stradbroke Day, while the Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) gives fillies and mares a crack at winning a Group 1 race before the end of the racing season.
In recent years, Stradbroke Day has been boosted significantly with the running of the Group 2 Q22 (2200m). The Q22 has a purse of $1.2 million and was won by Zaaki in its inaugural year (2021). The Group 2 Brisbane Cup (3200m) is also run at that race meeting, along with two other Group races and three Listed events.
Eagle Farm has a circumference of 2027m and a home straight of 434m which tends to give most horses a winning chance. Eagle Farm has three chute starts – 1000m, 1400m and 1600m. Racing at Eagle Farm is conducted over distances between 1000m and 3200m.
WHERE IS EAGLE FARM?
Eagle Farm is located across the road from Doomben Racecourse, with the main entrance on Lancaster Road, Ascot. Racecourse Road leads into the front entry, while Nudgee Road, Gordon Street and Mein Street circle the course.
GETTING TO EAGLE FARM
Public transport is the best way to get to Eagle Farm, with the Ascot train station practically on the doorstep of the racecourse. Buses are also available in Brisbane to get to the races, as are rideshare services. Free parking is also available at Eagle Farm.
HOW TO BET ON RACES AT EAGLE FARM
Every meeting at Eagle Farm is a TAB meeting, which means you can bet on the Eagle Farm races wherever you are. You are able to bet on the Eagle Farm races at any TAB venue across Australia, on an electronic device like a laptop or mobile phone via online betting sites, or at other racetracks.
Betting facilities are also available on course, with a number of bookmakers located at the races, while TAB facilities are also situated in a number of spots on course.