GOLD COAST HARLEY-DAVIDSON 900M BAT OUT OF HELL RACE
The Bat Out Of Hell was first held in 1996 and was always the premier sprint race in January at the Gold Coast Turf Club. We have moved this feature to our Gold Coast Cup meeting as a feature sprint race for the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.
The fastest Bat Out Of Hell was run and won by Tornado Alley running a fast 49.66 seconds for the 900 metres. This is also the course record for the Gold Coast Turf Club’s 900m and has been held since 2008. In 2017 Prompt Return for local trainer Toby Edmonds came close, running a slick 49.86 seconds. Last year Kris Lees with Guard of Honor ran 49.75. Can the record be beaten this year?
Horses have come from Sydney as well as northern NSW to run in this feature sprint race. Popular horses that have won this feature sprint race are Mother’s Gift, the speedy Star Of Florida who then went on to win many feature sprint races in Sydney, Helter Skelter, Burdekin Blues as well as back to back winner Plateau Gold and more recently Diamond Oasis.
With the addition of a Trainer’s Bonus of a Harley Davidson and the enticement of Australia’s richest fastest race, horses will travel from near and far to run in the $105,000 Bat out of Hell.
Gold Coast Cup
The Gold Coast’s favourite racing carnival event is back for 2019, held annually at Aquis Park Gold Coast, the highly-anticipated Heineken Gold Coast Cup promises to draw impressive crowds to the Coast’s premier destination for racing enthusiasts.
As one of the feature events officially launches the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival, plus increased prize money to over $1.4 million dollars, this raceday is set to be golden! 2019 will see the Heineken Gold Coast Cup revert back to a pure stayers race for the first time in over a decade, adding another top quality race for the long distance purists (2400m). An added incentive on the Bat Out Of Hall 900m sprint, where the winning trainer will also ‘Win One Hell of a Ride’ and take home a brand new Harley-Davidson®.
The Fashions stakes will also be high with a new Fashions On The Lawn precinct, where attendees dress in their race-day finest with tailored suits for the men and colourful dresses, hats and fascinators for the ladies. New dress standards will apply, a ‘newbie’ category and amazing incentives for all entrants!
Exclusive dining packages are available in the Skyline or Gallery Restaurants, Canary Bar will bring The Dome to next level and the Heineken Lawn Party will be the place to be seen!
$500.000 TAB A.D. Hollindale Stakes (group 2) 1800m
$125,000 Heineken Gold Coast Cup 2400m
$140,000 Brandons Gold Coast Guineas 3YO (group 3) 1200m
$140,000 TAB Ken Russell Memorial Classic 2YO (group 3) 1200m
$150,000 Attwood Marshall Silk Stocking 1200m
$125.000 Prime Ministers Cup 1400m
$125,000 Gold Coast Bracelet 3YO 1800m
$105,000 Gold Coast Harley-Davidson® Bat Out Of Hell 900m
1 x 2019 Harley-Davidson® Forty-Eight®