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.
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.
|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|