2011 Stradbroke Handicap
2011 Stradbroke Handicap Race Odds
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2011 Stradbroke Handicap
The 2011 Stradbroke Handicap is the 108th edition of this 1400-metre open handicap race and it will be held on the 11th of June at the Eagle Farm Racecourse. The prize money of the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap is $1 million and the ideal tune-up races for it are the Doomben 10,000 and the QTC Cup. Due to the distance of the race, quality mile-long thoroughbreds usually dominate this race.
Also, the lighter horses tend to perform better than the heavier ones while barrier draws are of little significance for all competitors have the speed to rise on top. The Stradbroke Handicap day is also highlighted by other Group-level races such as the TJ Smith Stakes, the Queensland Derby, the Brisbane Cup and the Queensland Guineas.
The TJ Smith Stakes and the Queensland Derby are both Group 1 races and the TJ Smith is a 1600-metre set weights race for two-year-old horses with a prize pool of $500,000. Meanwhile, the Queensland Derby is a 2400-metre set weights race for three-year-old horses and it also has a $500,000 prize pool. On the other hand, the Brisbane Cup is a 2400-metre open handicap race with a $300,000 prize pool.
The Group 2 Queensland Guineas is a 1600-metre set weights race for three year old horses with a prize pool of $250,000. These races serve as appetizers to the main course which is the Stradbroke Handicap. Since the 2011 Stradbroke Handicap is a short race, competing thoroughbreds and their jockeys push themselves to gain top speed in order to finish in front of the quality field of opposition.
Every second of the 2011 Stradbroke Handicap is as exciting as it can get and you will miss a lot if you will take out your eyes from the action. This short race can be done in more than a minute but punters take time to place bets for this race because every competing horse has what it takes to win. Due to the excitement that it brings, the Stradbroke Handicap is one of the popular sprints during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.
For the 2011 Stradbroke Handicap, defending champion Black Piranha would like to make it two in a row but a tough challenge waits from quality sprinters such as Beaded, Sincero, Love Conquers All and Woorim. However, sleepers such as Thankgodyourehere, Curtana and Bold Glance should not be disregarded. Check the 2011 Stradbroke Handicap betting odds at your trusted online bookmakers regularly and use them as your guide to call your bets for the race.
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