There are form and result trends in all horse races that you should consider in order to increase your chance of selecting the winner and making a nice profit.
Age: four-year-olds have had the most success at the Stradbroke Handicap, winning over 45 times, followed by three-year-olds with over 30 wins. The only two-year-old to win the race was Wiggle in 1958.
Trainer: it is always important to consider who the leading trainers of a race are and which trainers boast the best career statistics. The most successful Stradbroke Handicap trainer is Bart Cummings, inarguably the best Australian trainer who has also had 12 victories in the illustrious Melbourne Cup. Cummings has had four wins at the Stradbroke Handicap, Campaign King (1988), Robian Steel (1989), Never Undercharge (1993) and Dane Ripper (1997).
Form: As the Stradbroke Handicap takes place towards the end of the Brisbane Winter Carnival, punters are able to see which runners have the most impressive recent form. Seeing which horses were the winners and placegetters in the carnival’s other premier races is a great way guide for the Stradbroke. Important lead-up races include the BTC Cup, Doomben 10 000 and the Premier’s Cup.
And now, with the dominance of online bookmaker’s, it is easier than ever to bet on the Stradbroke Handicap. Rather than travelling to the track itself, punters can watch the race from the comfort of their own home, safe in the knowledge they can wager on any horse race at anytime, from anywhere, as long as they have access to the internet.