Aurie’s Star Handicap

  • Date: Saturday August 6, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Aurie’s Star Handicap News

Memsie Stakes an Option for Sooboog

Memsie Stakes an Option for Sooboog

The Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) does not appear out of the ability of Sooboog after the talented four-year-old returned to winning form in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap (1200m) at Flemington over the weekend.

Sooboog posted a dominant win in the Group 3 Aurie’s Star Handicap at Flemington on Friday. Photo: Ultimate Racing …

The 2016 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.

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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).

2016 Aurie’s Star Handicap Field

The 2016 Aurie’s Star Handicap field is be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 3399x4249x DIBAYANI (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 7 59kg 105
2 0362x70x71 SMART VOLATILITY John Sargent Tye Angland 2 58.5kg 104
3 281x97170x ESCADO Matt Laurie Ben Melham 8 57kg 101
4 13951630×1 MIGHTY LIKE Mick Price Damien Oliver 13 55kg 97
5 321511246x TASHBEEH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Michael Walker 12 54kg 95
6 483141282x MANAGERESS Cindy Alderson Luke Currie 1 54kg 93
7 22160x866x MR CHARD Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 6 54kg 93
8 x107x0085x PHEIDON Jim Cerchi (Jnr) Mr Ben Thompson 10 54kg 93
9 3x11x32431 RUETTIGER (NZ) Lee & Anthony Freedman Daniel Moor 9 54kg 91
10 0x709x5462 MAGNUS REIGN Darren Weir Dean Yendall 4 54kg 85
11 93×8281111 BEIRUT Henry Dwyer Chris Symons 5 54kg 83
12 5x287210x5 JUST MAGICAL Lyn Tolson & Leonie Proctor 3 54kg 79
13 4×38202054 SOOBOOG Darren Weir Michael Dee (a) 11 54kg 79

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
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
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