Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw Stats & Info

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Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw Stats & Information

The Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) barrier draw and final field will be declared at 9:00am on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.


Stradbroke Handicap Nominations – Where It All Begins

Queensland’s premier race each year is the Stradbroke Handicap run over 1400m at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

The race attracts some nice types with a lot of interstate horses making the trip north to compete in the Stradbroke Handicap.

Nominations for the 2023 Stradbroke Handicap take place at 11:00am on May 2, 2023 followed by final nominations at 11:00am on May 31, 2023.

Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Draw – When And How Is It Conducted?

The final field and barrier draw for the 2023 Stradbroke Handicap will take place on Tuesday, June 6, 2023.

Being Queensland’s biggest race, the Stradbroke Handicap barrier draw will sometimes be conducted at a function where a representative for each horse will be asked to come up and randomly determine their horse’s starting gate.

When no barrier draw is conducted, the barriers are randomly determined using a computer.

Stradbroke Handicap Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2022 Alligator Blood 17 55kg
2021 Tofane 10 54.5kg
2020 Tyzone 16 52.5kg
2019 Trekking 8 54kg
2018 Santa Ana Lane 3 55.5kg
2017 Impending 13 52.5kg
2016 Under The Louvre 13 54.5kg
2015 Srikandi 1 53kg
2014 River Lad 15 55kg
2013 Linton 16 54.5kg
2012 Mid Summer Music 5 53.5kg
2011 Sincero 3 50.5kg
2010 Black Piranha 12 55.5kg
2009 Black Piranha 4 55kg
2008 Mr Baritone 7 53.5kg
2007 Sniper’s Bullet 12 50kg
2006 La Montagna 18 48.5kg
2005 St Basil 17 53kg
2004 Thorn Park 8 54kg
2003 Private Steer 1 48kg

Is There A Draw Bias in the Stradbroke Handicap?

When you see barrier 18 appearing as one of the most successful barriers in the Stradbroke Handicap, you can tell that there is probably no barrier draw bias in the race.

A lot of Queensland Group 1 features is the same as the Stradbroke Handicap; that is, they are very fair when it comes to barriers.

Horses have been able to win from a variety of gates and since Linton was successful in 2013, most of the winners have come from double figure barriers. We will see if this small trend continues, in which case it could lead to a bias, but it is unlikely that is the case at this stage.

Most Successful Stradbroke Handicap Barriers

Barrier Wins
3 4
12 4
18 4
1 3
4 3
6 3
17 1

Last updated for 2022 Stradbroke Handicap Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1983 onwards.