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Newmarket Handicap

The 2019 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.

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 betting 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.

2019 Newmarket Handicap Field

The 2019 Newmarket Handicap field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x00x0x576 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 19 58.5kg 116
2 0311x5161x SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 10 58.5kg 116
3 332818×947 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 23 57kg 113
4 121x1531x2 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 22 56kg 111
5 01212481×4 VOODOO LAD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 5 56kg 111
6 x139x372x1 IN HER TIME Kris Lees Corey Brown 16 55.5kg 114
7 x81x1x320x SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 7 55kg 113
8 x0150x4332 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 1 54.5kg 108
9 474x7282x1 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Yendall 6 53kg 109
10 x1415x1110 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Jye McNeil 13 52.5kg 108
11 0x43322x14 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 4 52kg 103
12 30x320x317 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Jamie Kah 18 52kg 107
13 222274x1x8 DIVINE QUALITY Robbie Griffiths Beau Mertens 2 52kg 98
14 11x221x3 EDUARDO Sarah Zschoke Brian Park 21 52kg 101
15 x020164x29 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Holland 8 52kg 96
16 8513x334x0 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Ben Thompson 11 52kg 103
17 20×3709455 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Stephen Baster 15 52kg 100
18 93186×3150 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Patrick Moloney 14 52kg 78
19 6x85125x32 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Ms Rachel King 17 51kg 106
20 11x1235x4 GRAFF Kris Lees William Pike 20 51kg 106
21 6122x422x2 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 51kg 106
22 13x21171x3 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 9 50.5kg 109
23 3310x153x7 LEAN MEAN MACHINE Chris Waller Michael Dee 3 50kg 99

2019 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

The 2019 Newmarket Handicap nominations will be published here.

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
2019 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2018 1 Redkirk Warrior 2 Brave Smash 3 Merchant Navy  1:08.3
2017 1 Redkirk Warrior 2 Voodoo Lad 3 Star Turn  1:09.0
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

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