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advantages - of least importance at 1400, 1500 and 1600
Queensland Turf Club, operator of Eagle Farm Racecourse, (until
2009) was formed in 1863.
The Club was given a grant of 322 acres of land and hosted their
first race meeting at Eagle Farm in 1865. To support its successful
Brisbane Cup meeting, the Queensland Turf Club committee decided
in 1890 to launch a great sprint race - the Stradbroke Handicap.
Now 126 years on in history, the AAMI Stradbroke has grown to become
Australia's premier sprint race.
Farm Racecourse is the largest capacity racecourse in Queensland,
hosting no less that 40 race meetings each season. The highlight
of the racing calendar is certainly the Queensland Winter Carnival
in June, which encompasses the state's finest social and fashion
events and of course, the state's most prestigious racing with feature
races including the AAMI Stradbroke, BMW Queensland Derby, Conrad
Treasury Brisbane Cup and the T.J. Smith.