$18.4 Million in Prizemoney for Winter Carnival



Prizemoney increases of $1.7 million and a return to Eagle Farm highlight a number of exciting changes to the 2019 Carnival, across which $18.4 million in total will be offered in prizemoney. Invaluable Black Type will also be attainable in over sixty races.

Juveniles will now race for $2 million across the program with the BRC Sires’ purses increased to $400,000 and the Champagne Stakes to $200,000.

The sprinting ‘Triple Crown’ – the Doomben 10,000, Kingsford-Smith Cup and Stradbroke Handicap will now offer combined purses of $3 million.

There is also a very real incentive for middle-distance and staying types to head north with a combined $2 million up for grabs in the form of the Hollindale Stakes ($500,000), Doomben Cup ($700,000), O’Shea Stakes ($400,000) and Brisbane Cup ($400,000).

The Stradbroke Handicap also returns to its traditional home at Eagle Farm for the first time since 2016.

Racing Queensland very much looks forward to you being part of this season’s Winter Carnival and a brochure including the full programs for each of the twelve race days will be forwarded to you (both electronically and by post) in the near future.