Newmarket Handicap

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Newmarket Handicap
Group 1 race
Location Flemington Racecourse
Inaugurated 1874
Race type Thoroughbred
Sponsor Lexus (2017)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Track Straight
Qualification Maidens ineligible
Weight Handicap
Purse $1,250,000 (2017)

The Newmarket Handicap is a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 Thoroughbred open handicap horse race over a distance of 1200 metres, at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia in March during the VRC Autumn Racing Carnival.[1] Prize money is A$1,250,000.

History[edit]

The Newmarket Handicap is considered Australia's premier sprint race. First run in 1874, the brainchild of VRC committeeman Captain Frederick Standish who thought a "short and merry" race over six furlongs would add interest to the Club's autumn program.[2]

The Newmarket Handicap is the only Flemington race, apart from the Melbourne Cup, in which up to 24 horses are permitted to start.[2]

Distance[edit]

  • 1874–1972 - 6 furlongs (~1200 metres)
  • 1973 onwards - 1200 metres

Grade[edit]

  • 1874–1979 - Principal Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Venue[edit]

In 2007 the race was run at Caulfield Racecourse due to refurbishment work at Flemington Racecourse.[2]

Records[edit]

Four horses in the history of the event have won the Newmarket Handicap twice.[1]

  • Aspen - 1880, 1881
  • Gothic - 1927, 1928
  • Correct - 1960, 1961
  • Razor Sharp - 1982, 1983

The most successful trainer has been Bart Cummings with eight wins[3] – (1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1990, 1991).[4]

The most successful jockey has been Damien Oliver with three wins – Alinghi (2005), Toledo (2001) and Shillaci (1992).[5]

The race record is held by 2011 winner Black Caviar who posted the time of 1:07.36.[6]

Winners[edit]

  • 2017 - Redkirk Warrior[7]
  • 2016 - The Quarterback[8]
  • 2015 - Brazen Beau[9]
  • 2014 - Lankan Rupee[10]
  • 2013 - Shamexpress[11]
  • 2012 - Hay List[12]
  • 2011 - Black Caviar[13]
  • 2010 - Wanted[14]
  • 2009 - Scenic Blast[15]
  • 2008 - Weekend Hussler[16]
  • 2007 - Miss Andretti[17]
  • 2006 - Takeover Target[18]
  • 2005 - Alinghi[19]
  • 2004 - Exceed And Excel[20]
  • 2003 - Belle Du Jour[21]
  • 2002 - Rubitano[22]
  • 2001 - Toledo[23]
  • 2000 - Miss Pennymoney[24]
  • 1999 - Isca[25]
  • 1998 - General Nediym[26]
  • 1997 - Ruffles[27]
  • 1996 - Brawny Spirit[28]
  • 1995 - All Our Mob[29]
  • 1994 - Mookta[30]
  • 1993 - Primacy[31]
  • 1992 - Schillaci[32]
  • 1991 - Shaftesbury Avenue[33]
  • 1990 - Gold Trump[34]
  • 1989 - Grandiose[35]
  • 1988 - Special[36]
  • 1987 - Placid Ark[37]
  • 1986 - Lockley's Tradition[38]
  • 1985 - Red Tempo[39]
  • 1984 - Heron Bridge[40]
  • 1983 - Razor Sharp[41]
  • 1982 - Razor Sharp
  • 1981 - Elounda Bay
  • 1980 - Dor Kon
  • 1979 - Better Beyond
  • 1978 - Maybe Mahal
  • 1977 - Desirable
  • 1976 - Toy Show
  • 1975 - Cap D'antibes
  • 1974 - Coolalinga
  • 1973 - Century
  • 1972 - Crown
  • 1971 - Baguette
  • 1970 - Black Onyx
  • 1969 - Begonia Belle
  • 1968 - Manihi
  • 1967 - Nebo Road
  • 1966 - Bowl King
  • 1965 - Ripa
  • 1964 - Rashlore
  • 1963 - Our Cobber
  • 1962 - Victorious
  • 1961 - Correct
  • 1960 - Correct
  • 1959 - Gold Stakes
  • 1958 - My Hour
  • 1957 - King's Fair
  • 1956 - Kingster
  • 1955 - Swynphilos
  • 1954 - Birdwood
  • 1953 - Cultured
  • 1952 - Cromwell
  • 1951 - Carnage
  • 1950 - High Jip
  • 1949 - Reperio
  • 1948 - Royal Gem
  • 1947 - Gay Queen
  • 1946 - Bernborough
  • 1945 - Three Wheeler
  • 1944 - Orteli
  • 1943 - Denko
  • 1942 - Kelos
  • 1941 - All Veil
  • 1940 - Mildura
  • 1939 - El Golea
  • 1938 - Ajax
  • 1937 - Aurie's Star
  • 1936 - Regular Bachelor
  • 1935 - Count Ito
  • 1934 - Foursome
  • 1933 - Waltzing Lily
  • 1932 - Lady Linden
  • 1931 - Parkwood
  • 1930 - Greenline
  • 1929 - St. Ardent
  • 1928 - Gothic
  • 1927 - Gothic
  • 1926 - Heroic
  • 1925 - Valiard
  • 1924 - Quintus
  • 1923 - Sunburst
  • 1922 - Rostrum
  • 1921 - Blue Cross
  • 1920 - Red Dome
  • 1919 - Molly's Robe
  • 1918 - Cetigne
  • 1917 - Polycrates
  • 1916 - Amata
  • 1915 - Blague
  • 1914 - Iownit
  • 1913 - Relievo
  • 1912 - Desire
  • 1911 - Queen Of Scots
  • 1910 - Mala
  • 1909 - Soultline
  • 1908 - Scotland
  • 1907 - Ebullition
  • 1906 - Pendant
  • 1905 - Playaway
  • 1904 - Mairp
  • 1903 - Chantress
  • 1902 - Sir Foote
  • 1901 - Wakeful
  • 1900 - The Watchdog
  • 1899 - Forest
  • 1898 - Amiable
  • 1897 - Carlton
  • 1896 - Maluma
  • 1895 - Laundress
  • 1894 - Hova
  • 1893 - Fortunatus
  • 1892 - Wild Rose
  • 1891 - Bungebah
  • 1890 - Churchill
  • 1889 - Sedition
  • 1888 - Cranbrook
  • 1887 - Lochiel
  • 1886 - William Tell
  • 1885 - Coronet
  • 1884 - Malua
  • 1883 - Tyropean
  • 1882 - Hyacinth
  • 1881 - Aspen
  • 1880 - Aspen
  • 1879 - Diomede
  • 1878 - Lady Ellen
  • 1877 - Tom Kirk
  • 1876 - Sultan
  • 1875 - Calumny
  • 1874 - Maid Of Avenel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for the Newmarket Handicap". Pro Group Racing Australia. 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lexus Newmarket Handicap". Victoria Racing Club Limited. 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lexus Newmarket Handicap 1200m (Group1)". Racing Victoria. 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bart Cummings - Training Career". Bart Cummings official website. 2013. 
  5. ^ Hamilton, Chris (10 March 2011). "The Newmarket Handicap (2011)". Horseracingoffers.com. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Newmarket Handicap". Horseracingoffers.com. 2013. 
  7. ^ "2017 Result – Lexus Newmarket Hcp (held 11 March 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "2016 Result – Lexus Newmarket Hcp (held 12 March 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "2015 Result – Lexus Newmarket Hcp (held 14 March 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 14 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "2014 Result – Lexus Newmarket Hcp (held 8 March 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "2013 Result – Lexus Newmarket Hcp (held 9 March 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2012 Result – Lexus Newmarket Hcp (held 10 March 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "2011 Result – Lexus Newmarket Hcp (held 12 March 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2010 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 6 March 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2009 Result – Crown Newmarket Hcp (held 7 March 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2008 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 8 March 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2007 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 10 March 2007)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "2006 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 11 March 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "2005 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 12 March 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "2004 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 6 March 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "2003 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 8 March 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "2002 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 9 March 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "2001 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 10 March 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "2000 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 11 March 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  25. ^ "1999 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 6 March 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  26. ^ "1998 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 7 March 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  27. ^ "1997 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 10 March 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  28. ^ "1996 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 11 March 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  29. ^ "1995 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 11 March 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  30. ^ "1994 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 12 March 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  31. ^ "1993 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 6 March 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  32. ^ "1992 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 7 March 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  33. ^ "1991 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 9 March 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  34. ^ "1990 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 10 March 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  35. ^ "1989 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 13 March 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  36. ^ "1988 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 12 March 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  37. ^ "1987 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 7 March 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  38. ^ "1986 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 8 March 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  39. ^ "1985 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 9 March 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  40. ^ "1984 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 10 March 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015. 
  41. ^ "1983 Result – Newmarket Hcp (held 12 March 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 March 2015.