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Aurie’s Star Handicap

The 2018 Aurie’s Star Handicap is a Group 3 race that takes place at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne during August each year. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the Aurie’s Star Handicap is run under handicap conditions and is open to all horses. The Aurie’s Star Handicap is worth $150,000 in prize money and is the first Group race of the Spring racing season in Melbourne.

The first Aurie’s Star Handicap was run in 1996 when it was won by Homestead. The race initially began as a Listed race, but was altered to a Group 3 in 2010. The race has been held up the Flemington straight since it became a Group 3 event in 2008. Prior to that, it ran at Moonee Valley and Flemington as a listed event. Prior to the 2005 edition, it was unlisted.

Horses that run in the Aurie’s Star Handicap are often first-up after having spelled during the winter months. Horses that perform well in the Aurie’s Star Handicap will often go on to feature greatly in the Sydney and Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Races such as the Group 2 Memsie Stakes, Group 2 Waterford Mile and the Group 1 Emirates Stakes are often targets of well-performing Aurie’s Star Handicap runners.

Other horses to have won the Aurie’s Star Handicap include Mic Mac (2009) and Elusive Touch (2010).

2018 Aurie’s Star Handicap Field

The 2018 Aurie’s Star Handicap field is be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x0x1x1230x HOME OF THE BRAVE (IRE) James Cummings Damian Lane 2 59kg 107
2 7x145x0012 VOODOO LAD Darren Weir 7 59kg 107
3 32442×1151 CHAMOIS ROAD Patrick Payne Michael Dee 10 57.5kg 104
4 x411x4614x RICH CHARM Udyta Clarke Patrick Moloney 5 57.5kg 104
5 83x477100x I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Mark Zahra 4 56.5kg 106
6 6x11116x88 ABILITY Henry Dwyer Dwayne Dunn 6 56kg 101
7 13173x5x POETIC DREAM (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Jordan Childs 9 54.5kg 98
8 86125×1751 CAMDUS (IRE) Darren Weir 1 54kg 96
9 x115x80x46 MAN FROM UNCLE Darren Weir 3 54kg 90
10 15x11375x1 BRAVE SONG Peter & Paul Snowden Regan Bayliss 8 54kg 83

2018 Aurie’s Star Nominations

Aurie’s Star Handicap Past Winners & Results

Below you will find the result for the Aurie’s Star Handicap since its inception in 2008.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2017 1 Hey Doc 2 Cannyescent 3 Grande Rosso  1:09.9
2016 1 Sooboog 2 Dibayani 3 Tashbeeh  1:10.0
2015 1 Shiraz 2 Play Master 3 Le Bonsir  1:09.4
2014 1 Tiger Tees 2 Mr Chard 3 Zamorar  1:09.9
2013 1 Broken 2 Temple Of Boom 3 Cavallo Nero  1:12.5
2012 1 Shanghai Warrior 2 Golden Archer 3 Zamorar  1:11.4
2011 1 Temple Of Boom 2 Rekindled Interest 3 Offenders  1:10.5
2010 1 Elusive Touch 2 Leica Larrikin 3 Beltrois  1:11.1
2009 1 Mic Mac 2 All American 3 El Segundo  1:09.6
2008 1 Grand Duels 2 Stavka 3 Valedictum  1:10.4
2007 1 Monet Rules 2 Orange County 3 El Segundo  1:12.0
2006 1 Bel Danoro 2 El Segundo 3 Apache Cat  1:09.9
2005 1 Niconero 2 Valedictum 3 Tszyu  1:10.8
2004 1 General Bayton 2 Deprave 3 Via De Lago  1:11.2
2003 1 Sports 2 Naden 3 Prince Rubiton  1:10.2
2002 1 Fields Of Omagh 2 Pindi Ridge 3 Gypsy Lad  1:09.4
2001 1 Sound The Alarm 2 Slalom 3 Le Zagaletta  1:08.9
2000 1 Roktzar 2 Le Zagaletta 3 Mystic Morse  1:10.8

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