Everything You Need To Know About The Star Stradbroke Season In 2024

High stakes

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 1st May 2024

When May comes around, there’s one place you need to be and that’s trackside, for the return of Brisbane’s premier racing carnival. Drawing thousands of visitors from near and far, The Star Stradbroke Season 2024 is where the best in thoroughbred racing and luxury hospitality come together, culminating in six extraordinary race days you certainly don’t want to miss. 

The fun kicks off on Saturday 4 May with Sky Racing Guineas Day at Eagle Farm Racecourse, before the action moves to Doomben for the next two race days. Then it’s back to Eagle Farm for three more days of exhilarating live racing, entertainment, divine food from the Brisbane Racing CLub culinary team, and fabulous prizes to be won in Fashions On The Field which is presented by Astille, Mannzilo, and Artisans Bespoke Jewellers.

Drawing the carnival to a close on Saturday 15 June will be The Star Stradbroke Day. With more than $6.5 million in racing prize money on the line, this grand finale is truly a winner. The fan-favourite Nova 106.9 Lawn Party returns with tunes, tipples, and treats, or enjoy enviable views of the Eagle Farm straight while celebrating at the exclusive Lower Level Squire’s Perch.

Spanning the carnival, there will be a racing prize pool of more than $20 million, once again proving why this iconic event is a treasure of Brisbane’s rich racing history.

Looking for a head start? Here are all the deets you need to pencil in for The Star Stradbroke Season:

Sky Racing Guineas Day 

When: Saturday 4 May
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse

Launching the Queensland Racing Carnival is a day of exhilarating live racing, stellar hospitality, and plenty of entertainment to fill your cup. Take your pick from a range of packages heightened by the dynamic atmosphere taking over the heritage Eagle Farm Racecourse. Whether you’re kicking back with a lawn platter, posted up at the Champagne Bar, or indulging in fine dining, this day out is one for the books.

Ladbrokes Doomben 10,000 Day

When: Saturday 18 May
Where: Doomben Racecourse

The second leg of The Star Stradbroke Season 2024 puts a cool $1.5 million on the cards with one of Queensland’s highest-rated races for elite sprinters. Those looking to spend the day like a champion can opt for The Pavillion package – a beer garden-style oasis close to the action, serving up a delectable lunch alongside a five-hour beverage package of premium Australian wines and beers. 

XXXX Doomben Cup Day

When: Saturday 25 May
Where: Doomben Racecourse

Racegoers are spoilt for choice at the XXXX Doomben Cup Day, with the best in trackside dining and entertainment on offer. Want to sit steps away from the action? Then get your crew the Winning Post Group Package, snagging you a table on the exclusive lawn with fantastic views of the home straight. Or, if you’re hungry for an elevated feast, opt for the Hometown Buffet dishing up culinary masterpieces and drinks in prime position. 

Ladbrokes Derby Day

When: Saturday 1 June
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse

June marks the beginning of the season’s Fashions on the Field competitions, with Ladbrokes Derby Day calling for your best black and white attire. Of course, one of the most stylish days on the racing calendar has the finest hospitality to match, from a cocktail soiree in The Society rooftop bar to a sumptuous buffet in the elegant St Leger Marquee (both served with a premium beverage package).  

Seven Oaks Day

When: Saturday 8 June
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse

For the penultimate event of The Star Stradbroke Season, join the fillies for all the glamour and grace of Oaks Day. With sophistication as the dress code, don your fanciest ‘fit and revel in the chic surrounds with tickets to the race’s hottest functions – think indulgent canapes at The Society, the highest seasonal flavours in the St Leger Marquee, or reserve a table on the course with your nearest and dearest.  

The Star Stradbroke Day

When: Saturday 15 June
Where: Eagle Farm Racecourse

With more than $6.5 million racing prize money on the line, the grand finale of the carnival is truly a winner. Dressed in black, white, and a touch of red, your path to the finish line is paved with memorable moments all day long. The fan-favourite Nova 106.9 Lawn Party returns with tunes, tipples, and treats, or enjoy enviable views of the Eagle Farm straight while celebrating at the exclusive Lower Level Squires Perch. 

Find out more and book your tickets here. Want to win tickets to Seven Oaks Day for you and your mates? Enter here.

By Dinushka Gunasekara A self-proclaimed Spotify connoisseur who plans her weekends on Monday, Dinushka’s least favourite time of the day is in between meals.




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