Toorak Handicap

  • Date: Saturday October 8, 2016
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2016 Toorak Handicap News

He Or She to be ridden quiet in Kingston Town Classic

He Or She to be ridden quiet in Kingston Town Classic

The Lindsay Park trained He Or She will be ridden quiet in the Group 1 $1m Peters Investments-Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at Ascot in Perth on Saturday in a bid to break the stable’s run of Group 1 placings.

He Or She, above, will be ridden quiet in the Kingston Town Classic at Ascot. Photo …

The 2016 Toorak Handicap is a Group 1 race that is held each year at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. Part of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, the Toorak Handicap is an open handicap race that takes place in October. Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the Toorak Handicap is worth $500,000 in prize money. The race is held on Guineas Day along with the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Thousand Guineas and the Group 1 Caulfield Stakes. Guineas Day is the first of a three-day long carnival at Caulfield Racecourse.

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The Toorak Handicap was first held in 1881 when it was won by a horse named Josephine. In 1891 the race was run over a distance of 9 furlongs, or 1,800 metres, for one year only. The Toorak Handicap kept its original name until 1981 when it was changed to The IXL. From 1985 until 1989 the race was known as The Elders Mile until its name reverted back to Toorak Handicap in 1990. The Toorak Handicap has experienced two dead heats during its running. The first took place in 1935 when both Epigram and Journal won the race, while the second happened just three years later in 1938 when El Golea and Ena passed the post together.

Horses that compete in the Toorak Handicap often come via the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes that takes place three weeks beforehand. Regal Roller (2004) and Barely A Moment (2005) have both taken out the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Toorak Handicap double.  Horses that perform well in the Toorak Handicap may go on to compete in Group 1 Emirates Stakes or the Group 1 Myer Classic later in the spring carnival.

Notable winners of the Toorak Handicap include The Trump (1937), Royal Gem (1946), Galilee (1966), Tobin Breeze (1967), Gunsynd (1971), Leilani (1974), Show A Heart (2001) and More Joyous (2010).

2016 Toorak Handicaps Results

  • 1st: He’s Our Rokki
  • 2nd: Great Esteem
  • 3rd: Tivaci

2016 Toorak Handicap Field

The Toorak Handicap field usually attracts some fairly decent handicappers. Those horses which seek entry into the Toorak Handicap field are already well-known milers with a few black-type victories already under their belt.

The 2016 Toorak Handicap field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x0420x015 AWESOME ROCK Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 9 58kg 109
2 x0x51709x4 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Craig Williams 12 57.5kg 108
3 19x960x311 BON AURUM Ciaron Maher Kerrin McEvoy 7 56kg 105
4 8x41211x11 HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 1 55kg 103
5 75×1182844 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 13 55kg 103
6 4321711111 ROYAL RAPTURE Darren Weir Mark Zahra 5 55kg 103
7 3x35217x26 COUNTERATTACK Chris Waller James McDonald 8 54.5kg 102
8 0x3419x103 MISS ROSE DE LAGO Danny O’Brien Ms Katelyn Mallyon 10 54kg 105
9 7x3x12x683 COSMIC CUBE (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 11 53kg 99
10 53x110x224 THAMES COURT David Brideoake Corey Brown 6 52kg 98
11 4000707116 GREAT ESTEEM Stuart Webb Chris Parnham 2 52kg 97
12 524536×511 MORAL VICTORY Tim Martin Ben Allen (a) 3 52kg 97
13 108x461x26 TIVACI Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 4 52kg 97

2016 Toorak Handicap Nominations

The Toorak Handicap nominations tend to draw a fair number of renowned runners each year. Analysing the Toorak Handicap nominations, it becomes quickly apparent that some of Australia’s top horses target this event.

The 2016 Toorak Handicap nominations are seen below.

Past Winners & Results

Below you will find a list of Toorak Handicap results and winning times since the year 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2016 1 He’s Our Rokkii 2 Great Esteem 3 Tivaci 1:36.1
2015 1 Lucky Hussler 2 Disposition 3 Stratum Star 1:34.5
2014 1 Trust In A Gust 2 Speediness 3 Desert Jeuney 1:35.2
2013 1 Solzhenitsyn 2 Trevieres 3 Blackie 1:36.4
2012 1 Solzhenitsyn 2 Spirit Song 3 Yosei 1:35.3
2011 1 King Mufhasa 2 King’s Rose 3 Luen Yat Forever 1:36.3
2010 1 More Joyous 2 We’re Gonna Rock 3 Poor Judge 1:36.4
2009 1 Allez Wonder 2 Gold Salute 3 Rock Kingdom 1:35.0
2008 1 Alamosa 2 Rockwood 3 Pillar of Hercules 1:36.9
2007 1 Divine Madonna 2 Niconero 3 Wonderful World 1.37.3
2006 1 Red Dazzler 2 Rewaaya 3 Niconero 1.37.5
2005 1 Barely A Moment 2 Super Kid 3 Calveen 1.37.9
2004 1 Regal Roller 2 Osca Warrior 3 Infinite Grace 1.37.4
2003 1 Roman Arch 2 Fields Of Omagh 3 Umrum 1.36.0
2002 1 Shot Of Thunder 2 Umrum 3 Pernod 1.36.1
2001 1 Show A Heart 2 La Zagaletta 3 Shot Of Thunder 1.35.8
2000 1 Umrum 2 Go Flash Go 3 Crawl 1.36.4