Eagle Farm Racecourse is one of Queensland’s premier racecourses and was listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2004.
It is located at one end of Racecourse Road in the suburb of Ascot, approximately 7km from the Brisbane CBD.
The Eagle Farm Racecourse was established in 1863 and had its main grandstand completed in 1890. Hunter and Corrie and architect John H. Buckeridge jointly designed the grandstands which are known as the Paddock Stands. In 1941 Eagle Farm Racecourse was taken over by the military authorities to house thousands of American troops during the Pacific War. It was then known as U.S. Camp Ascot. Doomben Racecourse is located nearby in the same suburb.
Group 1 races
Queensland Oaks (2400m) $400,000 – May
Stradbroke Handicap (1400m) $1,360,000 – June
The TJ Smith (1600m) $500,000 – June
Queensland Derby (2400m) $500,000 – June
Winter Stakes (1400m) $500,000 - June
Eagle Farm Racecourse is an even oval shaped track with sweeping bends on either side of the straight. Races are conducted in a clockwise direction.
Circumference – 2027m
Length of straight – 434m
Width of straight – 28m
230 Lancaster Road, Ascot, QLD, 4007
Ph: 3268 2171
How To Get There:
Eagle Farm Racecourse is located at 230 Lancaster Road in Ascot, approximately 8kms north of the Brisbane CBD.
The nearest train station is Ascot Station, on the Doomben line, which is directly next to Eagle Farm Racecourse.
Route 300, 301 and 305 go from Brisbane City to Ascot