Brisbane Winter Carnival Betting tips

The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival is one of Australia’s best known racing festivals and the primary focus of the thoroughbred world through the colder months.

Australia’s winter program is a lot lighter than it is during the spring and autumn, but due to Queensland’s warmer temperatures throughout, Brisbane is the go-to spot for Group racing.

There are big group events throughout Brisbane’s winter carnival, which include both sprint and longer distance contests. 

Brisbane Winter Carnival Bookie Offers

While not as popular as the Sydney and Melbourne carnivals, markets are still open at least a month in advance of the bigger group events throughout the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Money back specials and other betting promotions are typically on offer for the big race days, so we recommend keeping your options open when it comes to which bookmakers you elect to utilise. 

Brisbane Winter Carnival Odds

There’s ample opportunity to bet on the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival with markets invariably opening at least a month in advance of the respective start dates.

Punters will need to keep a keen eye on their favourite runners heading into the bigger events as odds can fluctuate rapidly on the back of a good or bad lead in run.

Check our tables below for markets on the key Brisbane Winter Carnival races. 

Brisbane Winter Carnival Field

The final fields for the Group 1 events of the Brisbane Winter Carnival are typically finalised a week out from the start date.

Most of the races leading into the opening event of the festival, the Doomben 10000, will have rough fields in place in the market, but they will be narrowed down as the date approaches.

Brisbane Winter Carnival Form Guide

We get a rough picture of who the leading contenders of the big Group 1 events of the Winter Carnival will be well in advance of the Brisbane festival kicking off.

Sydney and Melbourne have sprint and staying contests in the months prior to Brisbane, and a lot of the leading contenders will make the journey up north to compete for the winter group races.

A number of strong runners have also launched their careers in Brisbane, with star sprinter Redzel the most recent. After claiming the Doomben 10000 in 2017 the gelding went on to win The Everest twice as well as the Darley Classic.

Brisbane Winter Carnival Previous Results & Winners

The Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival has been a launching pad for star performers in recent times and last year’s winners of the major races have gone on to achieve more success after their sunshine state wins.

Doomben 10000 - English
Doomben Cup - Comin' Through
Kingsford Smith Cup - Impending
Queensland Oaks - Youngstar 
J J Atkins - The Autumn Sun
Queensland Derby - Dark Dream
Stradbroke Handicap - Santa Ana Lane
Tattersalls Tiara - Prompt Response

Brisbane Winter Carnival Bet of the day

Without knowing exactly which runners will head up to Brisbane to compete in the winter carnival it is difficult for us to give an accurate prediction and best bet of the festival.

Check back closer to May for our favourite bets of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Brisbane Winter Carnival race schedule

Even though winter begins in June down under, the Brisbane Winter Carnival kicks off in the middle of May and runs until the end of June.
The opening Group 1 event is the Doomben 10000, which kicks off on May 11. 
May 11- Doomben 10000 
May 18 - Doomben Cup
May 25- Kingsford Smith Cup
May 25- Queensland Oaks
Jun 08 - J J Atkins
Jun 08 - Queensland Derby
Jun 08 - Stradbroke Handicap
Jun 22 - Tattersalls Tiara

Brisbane Winter Carnival history & key facts

Racing in Queensland is on the second tier of Australian thoroughbred action. Brisbane knows it will always struggle to compete with the carnivals that Sydney and Melbourne provide, but the city knows its niche and provides black type racing on what would otherwise be a blank spot in the schedule.

Boasting Group 1 events such as the Doomben 10000, the Stradbroke Handicap and the JJ Atkins, there’s no shortage of quality racing throughout Brisbane’s winter.

Brisbane understands its place within the Australian thoroughbred ecosystem and it hits its marks to aplomb.

Brisbane Winter Carnival live streaming & race replay

Currently the only online bookmaker in Australia live streaming on Queensland racing is BetEasy, which also shows vision of all Sky 1 and Sky 2 channels.