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Winter Racing Carnival

8 History Rich Group 1 Classics | $15+ Million in Prizemoney | $3.875 Million UBET Stradbroke Hcp Raceday

Set your star to shine at one of Australia’s most prestigious, historic and electrifying racing carnivals, the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

The Queensland Winter Racing Carnival is an invaluable platform for owners and trainers looking to attain Black Type for their thoroughbred for the first time, or to add to their already impressive Group Race record.

Structured to enable horses that have competed in The Championships in Sydney to progress through the Queensland winter, the carnival also acts as the ideal springboard to Melbourne’s world-famous Spring Racing Carnival.

We’re Racing Everywhere

The excitement of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival isn’t confined to the metropolitan region. From Toowoomba to Rockhampton, Mackay to Townsville to Cairns, there’s great racing all across the State.


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Feature  events include

Saturday 12 May Doomben
G1 Doomben 10,000 (WFA) – 1200m

Saturday 19 May Doomben
G1 Doomben Cup (WFA) – 2000m

Saturday 26 May Doomben
G1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (WFA) – 1350m
G1 Queensland Oaks (3YO Fillies) – 2200m

Saturday 9 June Doomben
G1 Stradbroke Hcp – 1350m
G1 J. J. Atkins (2YO) – 1600m

Saturday 23 June Doomben
G1 Tattersall’s Tiara (F&M WFA) – 1350m


The breeding  ground for future Carnival stars

From Doriemus to Dane Ripper, Ethereal to Winx, the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival is a proven stepping stone to further Group success. 2017 was no exception - which is why you should be coming in 2018.


REDZEL (NSW, Peter & Paul Snowden)
2017 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival
1st GR1 Doomben 10,000
2017 Spring Racing Carnival
1st $10M Everest, 1st GR1 Darley Classic


IN HER TIME (NSW, Benjamin Smith)
2017 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival
2nd GR1 Stradbroke Hcp, 3rd GR1 Tattersall’s Tiara
2017 Spring Racing Carnival
1st GR2 Premiere Stakes, 1st Listed Sydney Stakes, 2nd GR1 Manikato Stakes


ALOISIA (VIC, Aaron Purcell)
2017 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival
2nd GR1 J.J.Atkins
2017 Spring Racing Carnival
1st GR1 Thousand Guineas, 1st GR2 Moonee Valley Vase


2017 Queensland Winter Racing Carnival
1st GR2 P J O’Shea Stakes, 2nd GR2 Brisbane Cup
2017 Spring Racing Carnival
2nd GR1 Caulfield Cup, 4th GR1 Caulfield Stakes
2018 Autumn Racing Carnival
2nd G1 C.F. Orr Stakes

In Her Time
Single Gaze

A pathway paved with Black Type

Key to the success of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival is a carefully planned race program spanning the thirteen weeks.

This incisive schedule supports owners and trainers either looking to race their horses through the grades, or who are looking to target specific races, either with or without a lead-up race.

Ensuring generous recovery time in between like-style races, your horses will thrive in the warmth of the Queensland winter.