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Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2018

The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival takes place during May and June each year in Brisbane, Queensland, with quality feature racing action taking place at both Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses.

Group racing kicks off in late April with the Group 2 Victory Stakes meeting at Eagle Farm, followed by Group 2 Hollindale Stakes day at the Gold Coast racecourse the following week.

Feature racing then heads to Doomben with two outstanding feature race days, headlined by the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 and Group 1 Doomben Cup each day.

The Brisbane Turf Club renamed the Group 1 BTC Cup to the 'Darley Kingsford Smith Cup' and moved it from Doomben to Eagle Farm for the 2018 running of the race. This makes Eagle Farm home to four big feature Saturdays in late May and early June, with the premier race of the Brisbane winter racing carnival, the $1,500,000 Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap, taking place in June, alongside the Group 2 Brisbane Cup.

Both the Doomben 10,000 and Stradbroke Handicap attract quality sprinters from the southern states of Australia and the honour roll for both races has many a good horse's name etched upon it.

Sydney autumn racing carnival

Three-year-old classics, the Group 1 Queensland Derby and Group 1 Queensland Oaks, are also eagerly awaitied races during winter carnival time in Brisbane. Southern state trainers with an above average three=year-old may be enticed to head north in winter in the hope of winning an Oaks or Derby.

Doomben and Eagle Farm also host listed stakes races over the summer period in December with the Group 3 George Moore Stakes the most notable.

2017 Brisbane Summer Racing Carnival Guide

Saturday 2nd December 2017, Eagle Farm, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3George Moore Stakes$200,0001200mQuality Hcp
Saturday 30th December 2017, Eagle Farm, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Vo Rogue Plate$150,0001350m3yo SW
Group 3BJ McLachlan Stakes$150,0001200m2yo SW

2018 Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Guide

Saturday 28th April 2018, Eagle Farm, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Sir Byrne Hart Stakes$200,0001200mWeight-for-age
Group 3Gunsynd Classic$125,0001600m3yo SW
Saturday 5th May 2018, Gold Coast, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 2Hollindale Stakes$350,0001800mWeight-for-age
Group 3Ken Russell Memorial Classic$125,0001200m2yo SW
Group 3Gold Coast Guineas$125,0001200m3yo SW
Saturday 12th May 2018, Doomben, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Doomben 10000$750,0001200mWeight-for-age
Group 2Champagne Classic$175,0001200m2yo SW
Group 3Rough Habit Plate$125,0002000m3yo SW
Group 3BRC Chairmans Handicap$125,0002000mQuality Hcp
Saturday 19th May 2018, Doomben, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Doomben Cup$650,0002000mWeight-for-age
Group 3Doomben Roses$175,0002000m3yoF SW
Group 3BRC Sprint$125,0001350mQuality Hcp
Saturday 26th May 2018, Eagle Farm, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1BTC Cup$750,0001300mWeight-for-age
Group 2QTC Sires Produce Stakes$250,0001350m2yo SW
Group 3Grand Prix Stakes$150,0002200m3yo SW+P
Group 3Lady Of The Turf Stakes$150,0001350mF&M SW+P
Group 3Premiers Cup$125,0002200mOpen Hcp
Group 3Lord Mayors Cup$125,0001600mWeight-for-age
Group 3Fred Best Classic$125,0001350m3yo SW
Saturday 2nd June 2018, Eagle Farm, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Queensland Oaks$400,0002200m3yoF SW
Group 2PJ OShea Stakes$250,0002200mWeight-for-age
Group 2QTC Cup$175,0001200mQuality Hcp
Saturday 9th June 2018, Eagle Farm, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Stradbroke Handicap$1,500,0001350mOpen Hcp
Group 1Queensland Derby$600,0002200m3yo SW
Group 1The TJ Smith$600,0001600m2yo SW
Group 2Queensland Guineas$400,0001600m3yo SW
Group 2Brisbane Cup$300,0002400mOpen Hcp
Group 2Dane Ripper Quality$200,0001350mF&M SW+P
Saturday 23rd June 2018, Eagle Farm, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 1Winter Stakes$500,0001400mF&M WFA
Group 3Tattersalls Cup$200,0002200mOpen Hcp
Group 3WJ Healy Stakes$175,0001200mQuality Hcp
Saturday 30th June 2018, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Status Race Name Prizemoney Distance Race Type
Group 3Sunshine Coast Guineas$125,0001600m3yo SW

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Other Australian Racing Carnivals

Carnivals below include Melbourne and Sydney autumn and spring carnivals, along with Perth, Adelaide, Tasmania, and the Gold Coast Magic Millions in Queensland.

Legend
2yo: Two-year-old
2yoC&G: Two-year-old Colts and Geldings
2yoF: Two-year-old Fillies
2yo&Up: Two-year-old horses and Upwards
3yo: Three-year-old
3yoC&G: Three-year-old Colts and Geldings
3yoF: Three-year-old Fillies
3yo&Up: Three-year-old an upwards
F&M: Fillies and Mares
Mares: Four-year-old and up female horses
SW+Pen: Set Weights + Penalty
Open Hcp: Open Handicap
Qlty Hcp: Quality Handicap
WFA: Weight-for-age
Gr 1: Group 1 race
Gr 2: Group 2 race
Gr 3: Group 3 race
LR: Listed race