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Weight records - Queensland History of Racing

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The biggest weight carried to win the famous Stradbroke Handicap since it went metric in 1972 is 58.5kgs by Campaign King (1988) and Rough Habit (1992).

Babel (1895) holds the record for the highest weight in the Stradbroke at 10st12Ibs (69 kgs)

Auction holds the record for the most weight carried to victory in a Doomben 10,000 at 10st12Ibs (69kgs) but that was Albion Park. Bernborough carried 10st5Ibs (66kgs) to win in 1946. The 10,000 is now weight-for-age.

Bernborough carried 10st11Ibs (68kgs) to win the 1946 Doomben Cup which is a record.

The record for the Brisbane Cup was set in 1897 when Battalion carried 10st3Ibs (65kgs).

Eye Liner and Maybe Lad both won races with 69kgs (10st12Ibs) during the 1964/65 season. It is the record for a two-year-old winner in Brisbane.

Barallan holds the record for the most weight carried to win on a Brisbane grass race track at 72kgs (11st5Ibs) when he won the 1911 QTC Newmarket Handicap. In 19 of his 23 wins he carried 57kgs (9st) or more.

The weight carrying record for all Brisbane tracks is Auction won an Albion Park first division carrying 79kgs (12st6lbs) and ran a course record for 61/2 furlongs. Auction won twice at Albion Park with more than 76 kgs (12st) and won five races with more than 70kgs (11st).

Other notable weight carriers at Albion Park were: Red Seas who won with 71kgs (11st2lbs), while Lucky Ring scored at the sand course with 71.5 kgs (11st4lbs) and St Aubin won with 74 kgs (11st9lbs).

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