Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival Tips
Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival May – June 2019
Brisbane Racing Carnival 2019
The focus of Australian Racing moves to the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival from late April to June. Brisbane Racing tips for the Carnival will come from our Expert Brisbane Racing tips analyst Blaazing Ben Perkins.
With 25 years experience in studying and doing form for Brisbane Racing tips there is no better man in Australia to provide Expert Brisbane Racing tips. The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival 2019 is held across the two Major metropolitan venues Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses run by the Brisbane Racing Club.
The Growth of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival
The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival has really exploded over the last 20 years. The BTC has done a fantastic job of firstly expanding their Racing Carnival to almost a full three months (was six weeks). It has created new races and increase levels of prize money. In has made it very attractive for Sydney and Melbourne trainers to be flexible with their horses preparations and target key races in Brisbane. This is especially if circumstances such as poor tracks, injury or performance over the Sydney and Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnivals occured. Then Brisbane can provide some nicer options within a similar timeframe.
The second reason that the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival has been so successful many of the “Southern” states trainers elect to leave their horses in Brisbane to rest and spell in the Brisbane winter sun. It is a very productive environment for their horses to furnish into stronger animals and in general be happier escaping the harshness of the southern winter. It has proven to be a very successful method with many horses returning to improve to new personal best levels in the Spring.
The Brisbane Winter Carnival – 8 Group 1s from early May
Doomben racecourse hosts the first two days of the Group 1 racing Brisbane Racing tips Winter Carnival. It kicks off with the coveted Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (WFA 1200m). This meeting is supported by the Group 2 Champagne Classic (2 year old 1200m )
Week 2 of the Doomben racecourse leg of the Brisbane Racing tips Winter Carnival is headlined by the running of the:
Group 1 Doomben Cup (WFA 2000m)
Group 3 BRC Sprint (QLTY 1350m)
Group 3 The Roses (3 year old fillies 2000m)
Brisbane Racing tips Winter Carnival Eagle Farm racecourse
Late May sees the Brisbane Racing tips Winter Carnival moves “across the road” to Eagle Farm racecourse. They are literally across the road located side by side with a road in between). Eagle Farm which hosts 4 days of Group 1 Racing during the Brisbane Winter Carnival. The first sees the running of the Group 1 Kingsford Smith Cup (formerly the BTC Cup WFA 1300m). This is backed up at Group 2 by the Sires Produce Stake (1350 2YO) with five other Group 3 races decided on the day.
The Second day of the Eagle Farm sector of the Brisbane Winter Carnival is all about the girls with the running of the:
Group 1 Queensland Oaks (3YO fillies 2200m)
Group 2 PJ O’shea Stakes (WFA 2200m)
Group 2 QTC Cup (Qty Hcp 1300m)
Super Saturday and the Stradbroke Handicap
No Doubt the biggest Day of the Brisbane Racing tips Winter Carnival is “Day 3” of the Eagle Farm fixture. This features 3 Group 1s and the jewel in the crown which is the Stradbroke Handicap:
Group 1 The Stradbroke Handicap (Open Handicap 1400m)
Group 1 Queensland Derby (3 year old 2400m)
Group 1 JJ Atkins (formerly the TJ Smith) (2 year old 1600m).
The conclusion of the Group 1s is in late June and day 4 of the Eagle Farm part of the Brisbane Racing tips Winter Carnival. There is the running of the Group 1 Tattersalls Tiara (Fillies and Mares WFA 1400m). This is supported by the Group 3 Tattersalls Cup (Open Hcp 2200m) and the Group 3 Healy Stakes (Quality Hcp 1200m).