Newmarket Handicap

  • Date: Saturday March 12, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: Open handicap
  • Prize Money: $1.25 million

2016 Newmarket Handicap News

Darren Weir tops the numbers in 2016 Doomben 10,000 nominations

Darren Weir tops the numbers in 2016 Doomben 10,000 nominations

Victoria’s leading trainer Darren Weir tops the numbers for the nominations for the 2016 Doomben 10,000 with nine horses entered.

Black Heart Bart, above, blue and yellow colours, is one of nine sprinters Darren Weir nominated for the Doomben 10000. Photo by Steve Hart.

Fifty-four sprinters were nominated for the weight for age Group 1 …

The 2016 Newmarket Handicap is a Group One sprint race held at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It is the premier sprint race in Australia and is worth $1.25 million in prize money.

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Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, it was first run in 1874 over a distance of six furlongs before switching to the metric system in 1973.The Newmarket Handicap has been run on Flemington’s famous 1,200 metre straight every year except 2007, when it was run at Caulfield Racecourse due to a major reconstruction of Flemington.

The Newmarket Handicap is an open handicap, and attracts the some of the best horses in the country. Lead up races to watch for the Newmarket Handicap include the Lightning Stakes (1100m), Australia Stakes (1200m) and the Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

The Newmarket Handicap is the only race apart from the Melbourne Cup that is allowed 24 starters. The race is held on the second weekend of March each year and features as part of Flemington’s Super Saturday of racing. The Newmarket Handicap shares the day with six other Group races, including the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Some impressive winners of the Newmarket Handicap include, Heroic (1926), Baguette (1971), Exceed and Excel (2004), Takeover Target (2006), Scenic Hussler (2008) and Wanted (2010).

Horses that have won the Newmarket Handicap more than once include Aspen (1880-81), Gothic (1927-28), Correct (1960-61) and Razor Sharp (1982-83). The fastest running of the Newmarket Handicap was 1 minute and 7.6 seconds by Miss Pennymoney in 2000, while the slowest time was run by Special in 1988 with 1 minute and 11.2 seconds.

2016 Newmarket Handicap Field

The 2016 Newmarket Handicap field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 213x1112x1 CHAUTAUQUA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 11 58kg 115
2 139x6241x5 DELECTATION Chris Waller Damien Oliver 10 56kg 111
3 2x80x568x4 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride 7 54kg 107
4 40x111492x BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir Damian Lane 2 53.5kg 106
5 31111541×9 CHARMED HARMONY John Sadler Ms Katelyn Mallyon 1 53kg 105
6 x1111431x3 JAPONISME Chris Waller Craig Williams 8 52.5kg 109
7 x211575432 CHURCHILL DANCER David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Michael Dee (a) 6 52kg 103
8 66x7621x36 THE QUARTERBACK Robbie Griffiths Craig Newitt 9 52kg 98
9 0x112112x0 KEEN ARRAY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Patrick Moloney 4 50kg 96
10 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller Glen Boss 3 50kg 91
11 1x0x1221x2 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price 5 50kg 88

2016 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

The 2016 Newmarket Handicap nominations will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 213x1112x1 CHAUTAUQUA G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 1 58kg 115
2 x330x173x2 TERRAVISTA G 6 Joseph Pride 2 56.5kg 112
3 139x6241x5 DELECTATION G 4 Chris Waller 3 56kg 111
4 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE G 6 Peter G Moody 4 56kg 111
5 x1111431x3 JAPONISME G 3 Chris Waller 5 52.5kg 109
6 2x80x568x4 TIGER TEES (NZ) G 8 Joseph Pride 6 54kg 107
7 40x111492x BLACK HEART BART G 5 Darren Weir 7 53.5kg 106
8 15x5311x60 ECLAIR CHOICE G 4 Phillip Stokes 8 53kg 105
9 3x815x13x7 DOTHRAKI G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 53kg 105
10 31111541×9 CHARMED HARMONY G 6 John Sadler 10 53kg 105
11 29x15450x0 SCISSOR KICK H 4 Paul Messara 11 52kg 103
12 x211575432 CHURCHILL DANCER G 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 12 52kg 103
13 26x73082x8 GREGERS M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 13 52kg 102
14 66x7621x36 THE QUARTERBACK G 5 Robbie Griffiths 14 52kg 98
15 0x112112x0 KEEN ARRAY G 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 15 50kg 96
16 38x13641x0 VEZALAY M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens 16 52kg 96
17 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 17 50kg 91
18 21x16x KINGLIKE C 3 Peter G Moody 18 50kg 89
19 1x0x1221x2 SECRET AGENDA F 3 Mick Price 19 50kg 88
20 26x1x1x11 SUPIDO H 4 Michael Kent 20 52kg 84
21 140×15 PURITAN G 3 Jason Warren 21 50kg 82
22 15x163x3 BASSETT (NZ) G 3 Peter G Moody 22 50kg 75
23 0x11600x KENTUCKY FLYER C 3 Robbie Laing 23 50kg 69

Newmarket Handicap Winners & Results

The Newmarket Handicap has been host to a number of high quality sprinters, including Black Caviar who won her 10th race in a row at the 2011 Newmarket Handicap. The table below shows the winners and results since the year 2000 for the Newmarket Handicap.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 The Quarterback 2 Black Heart Bart 3 Chautauqua  1:09.2
2015 1 Brazen Beau 2 Chautauqua 3 Terravista  1:09.2
2014 1 Lankan Rupee 2 Spirit Of Boom 3 Knoydart  1:09.3
2013 1 Shamexpress 2 Moment Of Change 3 Aeronautical  1:08.2
2012 1 Haylist 2 Buffering 3 Foxwedge  1:18.7
2011 1 Black Caviar 2 Crystal Lily 3 Beaded  1:07.3
2010 1 Wanted 2 Eagle Falls 3 Starspangledbanner  1:10.1
2009 1 Scenic Blast 2 Swiss Ace 3 Aichi  1:08.7
2008 1 Weekend Hussler 2 Magnus 3 Grand Duels  1:08.9
2007 1 Miss Andretti 2 Gold Edition 3 Undue  1:07.7
2006 1 Takeover Target 2 Snitzel 3 Stratum  1:08.3
2005 1 Alinghi 2 Fastnet Rock 3 Foreplay  1:08.1
2004 1 Exceed And Excel 2 Titanic Jack 3 Regimental Gal  1:08.7
2003 1 Belle Du Jour 2 Bel Espirit 3 Super Impressive  1:08.6
2002 1 Rubitano 2 North Boy 3 Mistegic  1:09.0
2001 1 Toledo 2 Show A Heart 3 Mannington  1:08.6
2000 1 Miss Pennymoney 2 Black Bean 3 Falvelon  1:07.6