SITE PARTNER:  

Stradbroke Season 2024

Brisbane’s premier racing carnival, The Star Stradbroke Season is back for 2024, hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club.

Get ready to enjoy six Saturdays of world-class horse racing and the best in trackside hospitality, fashion, glamour and entertainment, from 4 May to 15 June, with four racedays held at Eagle Farm Racecourse and two at Doomben Racecourse.

The top horses, jockeys and trainers from around Australia and New Zealand will compete in a packed program that features seven Group 1 races and a total prize pool of more than $20million.

As the track action unfolds, visitors can enhance their raceday experience with one of the special hospitality packages offered in a range of indoor and outdoor spaces.

Brisbane Racing Club

Sky Racing Guineas Day kicks off the start of this prestigious thoroughbred racing event on 4 May at Eagle Farm Racecourse, with a quality race card that is headlined by two Group 2 contests: the $350,000 Sky Racing Queensland Guineas and the $300,000 Victory Stakes.

As well as a showcase of exciting racing, this is a day to soak up the autumn sunshine and Australia's best trackside hospitality and entertainment. Choose from a range of packages, from platters on Eagle Farm’s expansive public lawn to fine dining in elegantly appointed indoor spaces. 

Enjoy a great day out at the races and the chance to feel closer to champions, friends, fine food and more.

Brisbane Racing Club

Ladbrokes Doomben 10,000 Day on 18 May at Doomben Racecourse is the second race day of The Star Stradbroke Season and the start of the carnival’s Group 1 racing.

Top of the card is the $1.5million Ladbrokes Doomben 10,000 for elite sprinters, named in the world's Top 100 races. The day also sees the running of the Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic and the Group 3 Rough Habit Plate, the latter a key reference for the Ladbrokes Queensland Derby held two weeks’ later.

Feel closer to the action on this thrilling raceday and savour the fine food, wine, and entertainment packages available to be enjoyed in Doomben's grandstand terraces, suites and marquees. After the last race, head to the Champions Bar for a musical finale.

Brisbane Racing Club

XXXX Doomben Cup Day on 25 May, the third raceday of The Star Stradbroke Season, sees the running of Queensland’s premier middle distance-staying contest, the $1million XXXX Doomben Cup.

Last year, Huetor made history in this iconic Group 1 contest at Doomben Racecourse with his second successive victory. The Cup is one of several black type races on this exciting raceday's card.

Food and beverage packages for every taste and budget can be enjoyed on course, from share platters served on the public lawn to delicious dining in the Hometurn Buffet and The Grove Marquee. And when the sun goes down, the party continues with entertainment in the Champions Bar following the last race!

Brisbane Racing Club

Ladbrokes Derby Day on 1 June sees prestigious Group 1 racing return to Eagle Farm Racecourse with three million-dollar races: Group 1 Ladbrokes Queensland Derby, Group 1  EVA Air Kingsford Smith Cup, and Group 2 Aquis Stallions BRC Sires' Produce.

Ladbrokes Derby Day also sees the first of the season's Fashions on the Field competition with racegoers encouraged to be creative with the classic Derby Day fashion theme of ‘black and white’. The top three best dressed entrants will be awarded a host of fantastic prizes.

A diverse range of food and beverage packages will be on offer. Whether you're trackside on the lawns, in a marquee, or an air-conditioned function space, you can relax, wine and dine in style, yet not miss a minute of the action on track.

Brisbane Racing Club

Seven Oaks Day on 8 June at Eagle Farm Racecourse is the penultimate day of The Star Stradbroke Season and a traditional celebration of fillies, fashion and more.

The headline race, the Group 1 Seven Queensland Oaks, tests the best staying fillies from around Australasia over 2200 metres. It's a race that has launched many future champions, including the mighty Winx.

Glamour, grace, sophistication and elegance are the hallmarks of Seven Oaks Day fashion with Fashions on the Field judges looking to award the three best style standouts.

For a truly memorable day out, choose from a range of hospitality packages, including canapes, bubbles and margaritas in the chic surrounds of the Society Rooftop or buffet dining in the beautifully appointed St Leger Marquee.

Brisbane Racing Club

The Star Stradbroke Day on 15 June at Eagle Farm Racecourse, draws the season to a memorable end with an elegant grand finale. 

This jewel in the season’s crown shines with more than $6.5million in racing prize money on the line, including the coveted Group 1 The Star Stradbroke Handicap, Queensland's iconic sprint worth $3million in prizemoney and named one of the world's Top 100 races.

‘Black and white with a touch of red’ is the day's fashion theme and judges in the final Fashions on the Field event will be looking for the ‘wow’ factor when it comes time to award prizes to the top three best dressed entrants.

Delicious food and beverage packages are available in a range of on-course locations, from Eagle Farm's manicured public lawns to the elegant surrounds of private spaces and marquees. Plus, fantastic entertainment is lined up for the public lawn stage once the racing ends.

Brisbane Racing Club is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Join 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty in conversation
Brisbane's favourite funny festival is back!
Australia's funniest comedians are set to descend on Brisbane
Sip, Savour & Soirée is a fabulous long brunch event
Experience the magnificent stage show spectacular
Lace up your shoes, put on your active wear, and bring the kids along
Witness Alice Cooper, Blondie and more live on stage
See the terrifying original live on stage at QPAC
Capture Brisbane in its best light!
EDITOR'S PICK

Black Box

The new, must-see, musical based on the extraordinary true story of David Warren, the Australian inventor who created the black box flight recorder
Black Box
MUST DO

BEL CANTO FESTIVAL

Superstar soprano Jessica Pratt will open and close Opera Queensland's new week-long festival of beloved Italian operas
Opera Queensland
THIS WEEKEND

Top Things to Do Apr 19-21

From sunset cinema, opera festival and Star Wars experience to a fun new golf bar and a Harry Potter-inspired cafe, the top things to do this weekend
This Weekend Apr 19-21
THE GUIDE

Mother's Day 2024

Some of the best places to take Mum this Mother's Day, from elegant high teas, treetop buffets, yum-cha, and more
Mother's Day Guide 2024
FREE

Star Wars Experience

Westfield and Disney have just launched an amazing interactive Star Wars experience at Westfield Chermside for a limited time
Star Wars Experience
HOT TICKET

Audra McDonald

Don't miss Broadway legend, television and film star, Audra McDonald, when she performs at QPAC for one-night-only
Audra McDonald
COMING UP

What's on in May in & around Brisbane

From mega comedy, cheese and writers festivals to Dawn French, Tom Gleeson and Geoffrey Robertson live, some of the top things to do in May
What's On in May 2024 around Brisbane
Britain’s second longest running play comes to QPAC!
CONTENT RESUMES ON SCROLL
ADVERTISEMENT