Eagle Farm Racecourse
Eagle Farm Racecourse is located in Brisbane, adjacent to Doomben Racecourse, and is owned by the Brisbane Racing Club. Regarded as Brisbane's primary racecourse, the charming grounds feature preserved Victorian and Federation heritage buildings, stately wrought iron and timber grandstands, restored betting auditoriums and ornate iron gates and pillars. The venue boasts world-class facilities and features over 35 function spaces, with most having been recently refurbished.
Closed from September 2014, the initial $10 million redevelopment project involved the relocation of the on-course training and stabling facilities to the infield, the first of its kind in the world, setting a new standard for elite racecourses. This freed up land owned by the Brisbane Racing Club enabling a mixed-use and residential redevelopment, ensuring the long-term financial sustainability of Club. The infield comprises 400 stables and training facilities, member’s carpark, large format videoboard, maintenance facilities, vehicular and pedestrian tunnels, and a multi-purpose entry pavilion.
The course re-opened in June 2016 but was plagued by problems from the outset. The track was subsequently renovated at a cost of $1.5 million, with racing returning to the venue in December 2018. Following this, facilities at the racecourse including bars and outlets received $4 million in improvements.