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Newmarket Handicap 2023 Tips, News, Winners and Past Results

VRC Newmarket Handicap is a Group 1 race held at Flemington Racecourse over 1200 metres annually. Prize money for the event is worth $1,500,000

Winners and Past Results for the VRC Newmarket Handicap

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

2023 Newmarket Handicap Information

Date Of The Newmarket Handicap: 11/3/22

Time Of The Newmarket Handicap: TBA

Venue For The Newmarket Handicap: Flemington Racecourse

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My 2023 Newmarket Handicap Betting Tips

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More Details About The Newmarket Handicap

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.

Newmarket Handicap 2022 Details, Result and Recap

The 2022 Newmarket Handicap was won by New Zealand based horse Roch ‘N’ Horse from the Mike Moroney stable. Roch ‘N’ Horse won the Newmarket Handicap in 2022 when the 5 year old gelding defeated The Astrologist and September run on Super Saturday at Flemington Racecourse.

The Lead Up To The Newmarket Handicap 2022

After exciting editions of the Lightning Stakes and the Oakleigh Plate, the third major sprint feature of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival was hotly anticipated with the Chris Waller trained Home Affairs, who had previously won the Lightning Stakes was set to search for the double and looking for Victory in the Group 1 2022 Newmarket Handicap.

According to the bookies there were only two runners worth looking at in the 2022 Newmarket Handicap with Home Affairs for Chris Waller and Lost and Running for John O’Shea both $4.40 in betting.

There was plenty of depth in the Newmarket 2022 field however with the likes of Everest contender Masked Crusader, Group 1 winner Artorious as well as the likes of Zoutori, Swats That and September Run all making up a stellar field for the Group 1 Newmarket down the Straight Six at Flemington.

With the large field assembled punters gathered around the the Waller and O’Shea runners in betting. There was good backing for John O’Shea’s other runner in the race, Quantico who was backed into single figures before the jump which Artorious and Masked Crusader drifted out to $9 and $9.50 respectively before the jump.

The horse that no one was talking about was Roch ‘N’ Horse, The Mike Moroney trained runner who was looking to cause a boilover in the 2022 Newmarket Handicap at odds of $121 on the NSW Tote.

2022 Newmarket Handicap Result

The final result and placings for the 2022 Newmarket Handicap which took place at Flemington Racecourse over a distance of 1200m up the straight six on Saturday 12th March are as follows: 1st - 11. Roch ‘N’ Horse (3) - 52.5kg - $101.00 2nd - 15. The Astrologist (4) - 52.5kg - $61.00 3rd - 12. September Run (8) - 52.5kg - $26.00

A Recap Of The 2022 Newmarket Handicap

The 2022 Newmarket Handicap was, on paper, supposed to be the race where we saw the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes winner Home Affairs return to the track to win the second of two spring races at Flemington in the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

However on this occasion the punters couldn’t have been further off as Roch ‘N’ Horse won the 2022 Newmarket at odds of over $100 from Astrologist who sat at $61 in the betting and September Run coming third at $26.

As the gates opened and the race began it could have been so different with The Astrologist bumping into Roch ‘N’ Horse just after the start however both steadied to take up front running positions as the field split into two groups.

One Group moved towards the standside rail as the second group stuck close on the inside barrier next to the inner of the track. Roch ‘N’ Horse, September Run and The Astrologist stayed with the inside group while Home Affairs and Oxley Road led proceedings in the middle of the track near the stand side.

As runners entered the final 300m James McDonald got to work aboard Home Affairs while The Astrologist and Roch ‘N’ Horse appeared to be sitting quietly with a marginal lead but with both groups spread out it was hard to tell.

With the field in the middle of the track floundering September Run, The Astrologist and Roch ‘N’ Horse were able to kick two lengths clear with Roch ‘N’ Horse proving the strongest and winning the 2022 Newmarket Handicap

Newmarket Handicap Past Winners

YearWinner
2022Roch 'n' Horse
2021Zoutori
2020Bivouac
2019Sunlight
2018Redkirk Warrior
2017Redkirk Warrior
2016The Quarterback
2015Brazen Beau 
2014Lankan Rupee
2013Shamexpress
2012Hay List
2011Black Caviar
2010Wanted
2009Scenic Blast
2008Weekend Hussler
2007Miss Andretti
2006Takeover Target
2005Alinghi
2004Exceed And Excel
2003Belle Du Jour
2002Rubitano
2001Toledo
2000Miss Pennymoney
1999Isca
1998General Nediym
1997Ruffles
1996Brawny Spirit
1995All Our Mob
1994Mookta
1993Primacy
1992Schillaci
1991Shaftesbury Avenue
1990Gold Trump
1989Grandiose
1988Special
1987Placid Ark
1986Lockley's Tradition
1985Red Tempo
1984Heron Bridge
1983Razor Sharp
1982Razor Sharp
1981Elounda Bay
1980Dor Kon
1979Better Beyond
1978Maybe Mahal
1977Desirable
1976Toy Show
1975Cap D'Antibes
1974Coolalinga
1973Century
1972Crown
1971Baguette
1970Black Onyx
1969Begonia Belle
1968Manihi
1967Nebo Road
1966Bowl King
1965Ripa
1964Rashlore
1963Our Cobber
1962Victorious
1961Correct
1960Correct
1959Gold Stakes
1958My Hour
1957King's Fair
1956Kingster
1955Swynphilos
1954Birdwood
1953Cultured
1952Cromwell
1951Carnage
1950High Jip
1949Reperio
1948Royal Gem
1947Gay Queen
1946Bernborough
1945Three Wheeler
1944Orteli
1943Denko
1942Kelos
1941All Veil
1940Mildura
1939El Golea
1938Ajax
1937Aurie's Star
1936Regular Bachelor
1935Count Ito
1934Foursome
1933Waltzing Lily
1932Lady Linden
1931Parkwood
1930Greenline
1929St. Ardent
1928Gothic
1927Gothic
1926Heroic
1925Valiard
1924Quintus
1923Sunburst
1922Rostrum
1921Blue Cross
1920Red Dome
1919Molly's Robe
1918Cetigne
1917Polycrates
1916Amata
1915Blague
1914Iownit
1913Relievo
1912Desire
1911Queen Of Scots
1910Mala
1909Soultline
1908Scotland
1907Ebullition
1906Pendant
1905Playaway
1904Mairp
1903Chantress
1902Sir Foote
1901Wakeful
1900The Watchdog
1899Forest
1898Amiable
1897Carlton
1896Maluma
1895Laundress
1894Hova
1893Fortunatus
1892Wild Rose
1891Bungebah
1890Churchill
1889Sedition
1888Cranbrook
1887Lochiel
1886William Tell
1885Coronet
1884Malua
1883Tyropean
1882Hyacinth
1881Aspen
1880Aspen
1879Diomede
1878Lady Ellen
1877Tom Kirk
1876Sultan
1875Calumny
1874Maid Of Avenel

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