Standish Handicap

Standish Handicap

Winners and Past Results for the Standish Handicap.

The Standish Handicap, hosted by Victoria Racing Club is a Group 3 race held during the Melbourne summer racing carnival in January.

The Standish Handicap is a 1200 metre sprint race and is usually held on New Year's Day or the day after at the Flemington track with a purse worth $150,000 awaiting the winners.

Punters as well as horses have a great opportunity to open their account in the New Year on a good note. The Standish Handicap attracts a quality field with a number of above average sprinters seeking to pick up another group event in their summer campaign.

As usual, Flemington's long home straight is a deciding factor that separates the good sprinters from the average, which punters ought to take note of when picking a potential winner or place getter.

Selecting a winner for the Standish Handicap can be a daunting task since horses may enter through a number of routes which includes listed races.

The Standish Handicap has a rich history with the first race held way back in 1851. It was a principal race until 1980 when it was promoted by Victoria Racing Club to Group 3. There have been several back to back winners in earlier times. However, the feat hasn't been achieved over the past few decades. Grandoise made it in 1989 and came back in 1991 while Super Impressive picked up two titles in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Hon Kwok Star came close to winning the Standish Handicap in 1997 and returned to do so in 1998.

Honalee holds the distinction of the fastest time of 1:03.4 set in 2006.

The Magic Millions at the Gold Coast could be the next target for top performers although it hasn't been a handy form guide in recent times.

Punters ought to note that not many favorites have obliged in the past twenty five years. Among the latest of four who did so was Iglesia in 2001. Horses with longer odds have been fairing better with a number of winners in recent times. This includes Publishing in 2008 and King Hoaks in 2009.

The Standish Handicap is named after Captain Frederick Standish, a police chief who had chased Ned Kelly and other bush rangers, a VRC committeeman and former Chief Commissioner of police at the time of the bush ranger Ned Kelly.

From 1881 to 1883 Captain Standish was chairman of the VRC and was credited with the idea of the race called the Melbourne Cup. 

Year Standish Handicap Winners
2018 Lord Of The Sky
2017 Odyssey Moon
2016 Durendal
2015 Decircles
2014 Flamberge
2013 Adamantium
2012 Catapulted
2011 Ahdashim
2010 Royal Ida
2009 King Hoaks
2008 Publishing
2007 Watchyerback
2006 Honalee
2005 Super Impressive
2004 Blessum
2003 Super Impressive
2002 Let's Planet
2001 Iglesia
2000 Upright
1999 Whistle Up
1998 Hon Kwok Star
1997 Khaptingly
1996 Ben's Rocket
1995 Blue Boss
1994 Laser Beam
1993 Western Voyage
1992 Jolly Old Mac
1991 Grandiose
1990 Strawberry Ranch
1989 Grandiose
1988 Redelva
1987 Burano
1986 True Version
1985 Maniwreck
1984 Warrior King
1983 Braw Laddie
1982 He's A Haze
1981 Grey Sapphire
1980 Rooney
1979 Kaoru Coup
1978 Rooney
1977 Skylea
1976 Aurealis
1975 Vain Prince
1974 Brooklyn
1973 Mao's Peak
1972 Scarborough Fair
1971 Timele
1970 Jimeal
1969 Ridicule
1968 Lord Orpin
1967 Top Court
1966 Elect
1965 Tone
1964 Chokra
1963 Regolano
1962 Monte Bianco
1961 Victorious
1960 Planetoid
1959 Scenic Star
1958 Sports Quiz
1957 On Parade
1956 Fair Chief
1955 Cowboy Bill
1954 Hyroanie
1953 Flying Halo
1952 Gay Saint
1951 Ungar
1950 Ungar
1949 Chal
1948 High Play
1947 Air Marshal
1946 David's Last
1945 David's Last
1944 Phildoll
1943 Reception
1942 Orteli
1941 Manrico
1940 Chatsbury
1939 Manrico
>1938 Amiable
1937 Cereza
1936 Ogwell
1935 Press Gang
1934 Calulu King
1933 Waltzing Lily
1932 Bold Bid
1931 Umbertana
1930 Birdcage
1929 Aga Khan
1928 Sans Culotte
1927 Quintus
1926 Trice
1925 Valdes
1924 Una Carlos
1923 Sunburst
1922 Whiz Bang
1921 Blue Cross
1920 Blue Cross
1919 Head Wind
1918 Perdo
1917 Aleconner
1916 Eurobin
1915 Iownit
1914 Captain White
1913 Berry Consols
1912 Berry Consols
1911 Carette
1910 Malmey
1909 Dunolly
1908 Miss Bobby
1907 Miss Bobby
1906 Rosebloom
1905 Sinnang
1904 Silenus
1903 Fishery
1902 The Victory
1901 Duke Of Portland
1900 Silvermoor
1899 Veloce
1898 Embrasure
1897 Culzean
1896 Lord Charles Scott
1895 Fortunatus
1894 Parramatta
1893 Ascot Vale
1892 Barefoot
1891 Gladstone
1890 Fishwife
1889 Boz
1888 Mozart
1887 William Tell
1886 Duration
1885 Middlemarch
1884 Chuckster
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