Newmarket Handicap

Newmarket Handicap

Winners and Past Results for the Newmarket Handicap.

The Newmarket Handicap is considered to be the premier open handicap sprint event of the year.

This 1200 M Group 1 event is held at the Flemington Racecourse as part of the Melbourne autumn racing carnival and organized by the Victoria Racing Club.

Offering $1,250,000 as prize money, the Newmarket Handicap is held on Super Saturday, alongside the Group 1 Australian Cup, and five other group races. Super Saturday is usually the second Saturday in March hosted by Victoria Racing Club.

The Newmarket Handicap has been run since 1874 with Maid of Avenel recorded as the first winner. Horses that have the ability to last 1200 metres on Flemington's straight home stretch are usually at an advantage in a race that has seen many top sprinters including the invincible Black Caviar in 2011.

The Newmarket Handicap has since its inception been won by some of the greatest horses in the history of Australian racing. Horses with proven records over the 1200 M distance and course are the ones to consider when looking for a winner or place getter in the Newmarket Handicap. The lead up races to this event include the 1100 M Lightning Stakes, the 1200 M Oakleigh Plate and the 1200 M Australia Stakes, all of which are Group races. Beaded who came in third in 2011, came in after an impressive victory in the 1200 M Group 3 Hyderabad R.C Stakes held earlier at Caulfield Racecourse.

After the Newmarket Handicap, horses are more likely to carry on to contest the 1200 M Group 1 William Reid Stakes held at the Moonee Valley racetrack and then fancy their chances in the T.J Smith Stakes held at Randwick. Some horses may compete in the Group 1 Sporting Bet Classic at Morphettville and the Group 1 Doomben 10000 at Doomben Racecourse.

Some of the recent winners apart from Black Caviar include Miss Andretti in 2007, Takeover Target in 2006, Alinghi in 2005, General Nediym in 1998, Schillaci in 1992 and Special in 1998. Black Caviar, managed to set the fastest time at this course, prior to winning the Lightning Stakes and then went on to win her 11th straight victory in the William Reid Stakes. She then went on to capture the TJ Smith Stakes.

"The most successful trainer has been Bart Cummings with eight wins[3] – (1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1990, 1991).[4] The most successful jockey has been Damien Oliver with three wins – Alinghi (2005), Toledo (2001) and Shillaci (1992).[5] The race record is held by 2000 winner Miss Pennymoney posted the time of 1:07.6." as quoted by Wikipedia

Only four horses in the history of the event have managed to win the Newmarket Handicap twice. This includes Aspen in 1880 and 1881, Gothic in 1927 and 1928, Correct in 1960 and 1961 and Razor Sharp in 1982 and 1983.

Year Newmarket Handicap Winners
2018 Redkirk Warrior
2017 Redkirk Warrior
2016 The Quarterback
2015 Brazen Beau 
2014 Lankan Rupee
2013 Shamexpress
2012 Hay List
2011 Black Caviar
2010 Wanted
2009 Scenic Blast
2008 Weekend Hussler
2007 Miss Andretti
2006 Takeover Target
2005 Alinghi
2004 Exceed And Excel
2003 Belle Du Jour
2002 Rubitano
2001 Toledo
2000 Miss Pennymoney
1999 Isca
1998 General Nediym
1997 Ruffles
1996 Brawny Spirit
1995 All Our Mob
1994 Mookta
1993 Primacy
1992 Schillaci
1991 Shaftesbury Avenue
1990 Gold Trump
1989 Grandiose
1988 Special
1987 Placid Ark
1986 Lockley's Tradition
1985 Red Tempo
1984 Heron Bridge
1983 Razor Sharp
1982 Razor Sharp
1981 Elounda Bay
1980 Dor Kon
1979 Better Beyond
1978 Maybe Mahal
1977 Desirable
1976 Toy Show
1975 Cap D'Antibes
1974 Coolalinga
1973 Century
1972 Crown
1971 Baguette
1970 Black Onyx
1969 Begonia Belle
1968 Manihi
1967 Nebo Road
1966 Bowl King
1965 Ripa
1964 Rashlore
1963 Our Cobber
1962 Victorious
1961 Correct
1960 Correct
1959 Gold Stakes
1958 My Hour
1957 King's Fair
1956 Kingster
1955 Swynphilos
1954 Birdwood
1953 Cultured
1952 Cromwell
1951 Carnage
1950 High Jip
1949 Reperio
1948 Royal Gem
1947 Gay Queen
1946 Bernborough
1945 Three Wheeler
1944 Orteli
1943 Denko
1942 Kelos
1941 All Veil
1940 Mildura
1939 El Golea
1938 Ajax
1937 Aurie's Star
1936 Regular Bachelor
1935 Count Ito
1934 Foursome
1933 Waltzing Lily
1932 Lady Linden
1931 Parkwood
1930 Greenline
1929 St. Ardent
1928 Gothic
1927 Gothic
1926 Heroic
1925 Valiard
1924 Quintus
1923 Sunburst
1922 Rostrum
1921 Blue Cross
1920 Red Dome
1919 Molly's Robe
1918 Cetigne
1917 Polycrates
1916 Amata
1915 Blague
1914 Iownit
1913 Relievo
1912 Desire
1911 Queen Of Scots
1910 Mala
1909 Soultline
1908 Scotland
1907 Ebullition
1906 Pendant
1905 Playaway
1904 Mairp
1903 Chantress
1902 Sir Foote
1901 Wakeful
1900 The Watchdog
1899 Forest
1898 Amiable
1897 Carlton
1896 Maluma
1895 Laundress
1894 Hova
1893 Fortunatus
1892 Wild Rose
1891 Bungebah
1890 Churchill
1889 Sedition
1888 Cranbrook
1887 Lochiel
1886 William Tell
1885 Coronet
1884 Malua
1883 Tyropean
1882 Hyacinth
1881 Aspen
1880 Aspen
1879 Diomede
1878 Lady Ellen
1877 Tom Kirk
1876 Sultan
1875 Calumny
1874 Maid Of Avenel
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