The Eagle Farm racecourse which is surrounded by beautiful gardens in Ascot is roughly around 7 km from the busy Brisbane central business district. The race track was first established in the year 1863 and it was also once called 'Camp Ascot' during 1941 because it was used by the American troops during the Pacific War as their base for a short time. The race course has made a name for itself as one of the premier racecourses in Australia. Other than racing, the Eagle Farm track offers their venues for corporate and other event functions. It does have many rooms where events can be held.
Races at the Eagle Farm track are run clockwise with a circumference of 2,027m and a straight of 434m plus the width of the winning post measures to 28.5m. The two long turns which are a bit sweeping in nature, make the race an equal one because all runners have a chance of winning regardless of the position they start with.
Great races are held here every season plus special which include the Queensland Guineas, Dane Ripper Quality and the Tattersall's Cup. It is also the track where most races are held during the QLD's Winter Carnival including the world famous Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap. The Eagle Farm racecourse is indeed one of the tracks to look for when you want high end thoroughbred racing events.
The racecourse was once under management of the Queensland Turf Club but now it is being operated by the Brisbane Racing Club who look after all the city racing in Brisbane since the Brisbane Turf Club and the Queensland Turf Club were combined in July 2009.