The Brisbane Winter Carnival is scheduled each year during the months of May and June in the Brisbane, Queensland, with quality feature racing is administered by the Brisbane Racing Club, at both Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses. Major Group One races include the Doomben 10,000 (1350m) at Doomben racecourse in May, while the other big event in the Brisbane is the Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) at Eagle Farm racecourse in June and the Group 2 Brisbane Cup (2400m) is also held at Eagle Farm racecourse in the month of June.
Doomben kicks off group racing in late April with the Group 2 Sir Byrne Hart Stakes meeting with Hollindale Stakes, now run as the Victory Stakes, while the Gold Coast racecourse hosts the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes, this is a big day of racing on the coast.
Feature racing then heads to the Brisbane for the next three Saturdays with three outstanding feature race meetings, where the Group 1 BTC Cup, Group 1 Doomben Cup and Group 1 Doomben 10,000 are the headline of the day.
Eagle Farm is home to three feature Saturdays in late May, and early June where the Brisbane Turf Club’s is the premier race of the Brisbane racing carnival 2016, the $1,500,000 Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, takes place alongside the Group 2 Brisbane Cup.
Three year old classics, Group 1 Queensland Derby, and Group 1 Queensland Oaks, are also very good events on the racing calendar at a Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival time in the Brisbane. Trainers from the southern states of Australia with an above average 3 yr may be enticed to head north in the month of May in the hope of winning an Oaks or Derby.
Doomben, and Eagle Farm racecourse also were hosts listed stakes races over the Summer Racing Carnival period in December with the Group 3 George Moore Stakes which was most notable.
Another Group One events held at Doomben are the BTC Cup (1200 m), and the Doomben Cup (2020 m) which both take place in the month of May, while Eagle Farm also hosts quality Group 1 races such as the T.J. Smith (1600 m), the Queensland Oaks, and Queensland Derby, both over 2400 meters, and all take place in the month of June.
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