Stradbroke Season 2021 Presented by TAB

The best time to be in Brisbane - 
Be part of it!

15 April, 2021

After The Championships in Sydney wind up this weekend, the racing world turns its attention to Brisbane.

Trainers and jockeys are gearing up, trophies are being polished and the champagne is on ice as we count down to Stradbroke Season presented by TAB, Queensland’s premier racing carnival for 2021.

Tickets are being snapped up fast for the carnival’s six prestigious race days to be held from 1 May to 12 June across Eagle Farm and Doomben racecourses.

Racegoers are encouraged to book in advance at brc.com.au to avoid missing out. There are fewer tickets and hospitality functions available than at previous carnivals due to COVID-19 safe capacity requirements.  

More than $15 million in racing prize money is on the line during TAB Stradbroke Season 2021, with seven Group 1 events across 24 Group races and a strong supporting black-type program. The feature race days are: 
1 May – Treasury Brisbane Queensland Guineas Day, Eagle Farm Racecourse
15 May – TAB Doomben 10,000 Day, Doomben Racecourse 
22 May – Doomben Cup Day, Doomben Racecourse
29 May – Moët & Chandon Derby Day, Eagle Farm Racecourse
5 June – James Squire Oaks Day, Eagle Farm Racecourse
12 June – TAB Stradbroke Day, Eagle Farm Racecourse

Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) Chief Executive Tony Partridge said the annual carnival has always showcased the best of Australia’s thoroughbred racing, drawing established turf stars keen to further their reputations, as well as being the destination where stars of tomorrow announce their arrival.

“When the magnificent sprinter Redzel took out the Doomben 10,000 in 2017 it was his first Group 1 win. He then went on to win the world’s richest turf race, The Everest, later that year and back up in 2018 to claim the crown again,” Mr Partridge said.

“And who could forget the mighty Winx? Her2015 Queensland Oaks win was the second in her unrivalled record of 33 consecutive wins, and the first of the 25 Group 1s in that streak.

“This year we already have interest from the trainers of form runners, including reigning Horse of the Year Nature Strip, his Challenge Stakes conquer Eduardo, Kiwi record-breaker Melody Belle, All Star Mile hero Mugatoo and untapped Victorian speedster Ayrton.”

COVID-19 safe hospitality functions during the racing season range from casual grandstand and lawn picnics to fine dining and exclusive cocktail events, including in the elegantly re-styled Squire’s Perch (formerly the Birdcage) at Eagle Farm Racecourse. 

Racing and fashion go hand in hand, and at this year’s Stradbroke Season presented by TAB we are delighted to announce Oscar Oscar Salons as our Fashions on the Field Partner with fantastic prizes on offer for the best dressed on course. 

Taking the fashion reins once again is Brisbane’s ‘Mr Hollywood in Oz’ Damien Anthony Rossi, who has been involved with the carnival every year since 2016 when he was appointed as BRC’s first Fashion Ambassador. 

This year Damien takes on an expanded Ambassador role, helping to promote the carnival’s theme celebrating and showcasing all things Brisbane.

“Racing is so much a part of Brisbane’s social fabric, dating back to 1865 at Eagle Farm,” he said. “We want to promote Brisbane as the best place to be, to draw people to the city to experience the BRC’s first-class racing and trackside fashion, dining and entertainment, and also the many other attractions the city has to offer.

“Businesses have been doing it tough, so we want people to come to Brisbane, soak up the autumn-winter sunshine, the fantastic carnival atmosphere and support local businesses.

“It really is going to be the best place to be. So join us and be part of it!"

Stradbroke Season 2021 presented by TAB will be officially launched on Thursday 29 April at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

Race day tickets from $25 general admission (online price) and packages from $60. Book at brc.com.au

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