Toorak Handicap

Toorak Handicap

Winners and Past Results for the Toorak Handicap.

On Caulfield Guineas Day during the spring racing carnival in October, the Melbourne Racing Club also hosts the Group 1 Toorak Handicap.

The 1600 metre race is held at Caulfield Racecourse with $500,000 in prize money at stake. The open handicap race attracts top class milers on what is the first day of the three day racing carnival at Caulfield. The other feature race of the day is the Yalumba Stakes. The race suits sprinters who have proved their ability to run the mile rather than the staying types. A large field of gallopers come under the starter's orders in the race with those on the inside barrier at a distinct advantage.

Punters ought to keep a close watch on the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes held at the same track over 1400 metres a fortnight earlier. The race is a handy form guide with Barely A Moment winning the Rupert Clarke Stakes / Toorak Handicap double in 2004, followed by Regal Roller in 2005. Third placed in 2011, Luen Yat Forever ran fifth in the Rupert Clarke Stakes on his way here. Horses may also come via the Group 1 George Main Stakes held at the Randwick Racecourse over the same distance.

Top performers may move on to tackle a number of mile races and test their staying ability up to 2000 metres during the season although the Group 1 WS Cox Plate over 2040 metres at Moonee Valley may be next on the cards for the better performers, although the race has not produced any winners in recent times. The Group 3 Chatham Stakes held on Derby Day over 1400 metres of the Flemington track may also be next up for some of the horses.

The first Toorak Handicap was held way back in 1881 as a principal race. It was directly promoted to Group 1 in 1979 with Manaroa recorded as the first Group 1 winner. It was earlier held as The IXL and The Elders Mile. However, it has been held as the Toorak Handicap since 1990.

Year Toorak Handicap Winners
2017 Tosen Stardom
2016 He's Our Rokkii
2015 Lucky Hussler
2014 Trust In A Gust
2013 Solzhenitsyn
2012 Solzhenitsyn
2011 King Mufhasa
2010 More Joyous
2009 Allez Wonder
2008 Alamosa
2007 Divine Madonna
2006 Red Dazzler
2005 Barely A Moment
2004 Regal Roller
2003 Roman Arch
2002 Shot Of Thunder
2001 Show A Heart
2000 Umrum
1999 Umrum
1998 Marble Halls
1997 Penghulu
1996 Poetic King
1995 Sober Suit
1994 Oppressor
1993 Golden Sword
1992 Ready To Explode
1991 Comrade
1990 Ricochet Rosie
1989 Cole Diesel
1988 Planet Ruler
1987 Caledonian Boy
1986 Canny Lass
1985 King Phoenix
1984 Mr. Ironclad
1983 Showmeran
1982 Magari
1981 Penny Edition
1980 Torbek
1979 Manaroa
1978 Salamander
1977 Nunkalowe
1976 Visit
1975 Plush
1974 Leilani
1973 Princess Eulogy
1972 All Shot
1971 Gunsynd
1970 Tauto
1969 Crewman
1968 Tried And True
1967 Tobin Bronze
1966 Galilee
1965 Ripa
1964 Nicopolis
1963 Nicopolis
1962 Gay Filou
1961 Anonyme
1960 Gabonia
1959 Smokey Jane
1958 Tudor Hill
1957 Mac's Amber
1956 Farquhar
1955 Harmonist
1954 Plato
1953 Desert Breeze
1952 Desert Breeze
1951 Jovial Lad
1950 Grey Boots
1949 Saxony
1948 Saxony
1947 Don Pedro
1946 Royal Gem
1945 Huntingdale
1944 The Bohemian
1943 Counsel
1943 Burberry
1942 Crojick
1941 Sun Valley
1940 Gold Salute
1939 Hilton
1938 El Golea
1938 Ena
1937 The Trump
1936 The Chanter
1935 Epigram
Journal
1934 Sir Simper
1933 Chilperic
1932 K. Cid
1931 Glenanton
1930 The Gay Mutineer
1929 Highland
1928 Kalloni
1927 Textile
1926 Abdera
1925 Metellus
1924 Soorak
1923 Sonora
1922 The Tyrant
1921 Stare
1920 Lord Setay
1919 St. Mira
1918 Prince Royal
1917 King's Bounty
1916 Rael Locin
1915 Miss Meadows
1914 Rathlea
1913 Valido
1912 Uncle Sam
1911 Motoa
1910 Sequarious
1909 Irishman
1908 Soultline
1907 True Scot
1906 Iolaire
1905 Dandalla
1904 Ossian
1903 F.J.A.
1902 Kinglock
1901 Bonnie Chiel
1900 Lochaber
1899 Alva
1898 Massinissa
1897 Paul Pry
1896 Hopscotch
1895 Mostyn
1894 Devon
1893 Titan
1892 Fortunatus
1891 Zalinski
1890 Precedence
1889 Maelstrom
1888 Bothwell
1887 Dufferin
1886 Middlemarch
1885 Mentmore
1884 Precious Stone
1883 Bar One
1882 Verdure
1881 Josephine
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