Eagle Farm Races

Eagle Farm Racetrack

Eagle Farm Racecourse, established in 1865, has its racing roots in the early colonies, with the first people travelling to the track to take a punt on the horses. Eagle Farm Races has welcomed thousands of racegoers and hosted the finest thoroughbreds in Australia for almost 150 years.

The picturesque grounds include Victorian and Federation-era heritage buildings, magnificent wrought iron and timber grandstands, renovated betting auditoriums, and ornate iron gates and pillars. The facility has world-class facilities and over 35 function spaces, with the Guineas Room, Tote Room, and Society Rooftop being the most popular.

The Track

Eagle Farm Racecourse is a heritage-listed venue in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The racecourse is situated at the northern end of Racecourse Road in the Ascot area, 7 kilometres (4.3 miles) from Brisbane’s central business district.

The turf track measures 28 metres (92 feet) wide, with a total circumference of 2,027 metres (6,650 feet) and a home straight of 434 metres (1,424 ft). Races are conducted in a clockwise fashion.


The Tracks History

Eagle Farm Racecourse was founded in 1863 and is Brisbane’s main racecourse.

The Paddock Stands were designed by the architecture duo Hunter and Corrie and architect John H. Buckeridge in 1889-1890. Stables and sheds were also designed by the duo.

The racetrack was taken seized by military officials in 1941 to lodge thousands of American troops during the Pacific War. It was known as US Camp Ascot at the time.

Eagle Farm Races

Most Famous Race Held At Eagle Farm

The most important race at the track is the Group 1 1400m Stradbroke Handicap, worth more than $1 million in prize money.

The Last Five Winning Horses

2022 – Alligator Blood

2021-  Tofane

2020-  Tyzone

2019-  Trekking

2018- Santa Ana Lane

Racecourse Parking

The Infield Car Park in the Racecourse Village Shopping Complex is accessible through Nudgee Road. Follow the tunnel to the Infield Car Park. To get to the car park, simply follow the directions of the attendants. For the very elderly or those with impairments, a buggy service will be available into the racecourse. There is disabled parking accessible in the Infield Car Park and at Gate 4 off Racecourse Rd.

Directions To The Track

Eagle Farm Racecourse is in the Brisbane suburb of Ascot, about 10 kilometres from Brisbane City and 7 kilometres from the domestic and international airports.

Public transportation is the quickest and most convenient way to travel to the races. For complete transportation information and timetables, go to www.translink.com.au.