The Newcastle Newmarket Hcp is a Group 3 quality handicap race held midweek each March at Newcastle racecourse in Newcastle, New South Wales. Run over a distance of 1400 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney, the 2019 Newcastle Newmarket Hcp was taken out by Princess Posh from Savatiano with Invincible Gem third.
Newcastle is the the second largest city in New South Wales, Australia, and is located around 167 kilometres due north of Sydney, which is around two hours by road.
|Date:||Friday 6th March 2020|
|Track:||Newcastle racecourse, Newcastle|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2019 Winner:||Princess Posh|
The Newcastle Newmarket Hcp is a good class provincial quality handicap that generally sees a talanted field of gallopers assembled. The Gr3 Liverpool City Cup is a good lead up race to this event as it is run under the same conditions.
Horses contesting this race may continue on to races like the Gr2 Ajax Stakes on Gr1 Coolmore Classic day. Solo Flyer (2009) went on to win the Ajax Stakes while Chasm (2nd in 2009) ran third in the same race.
Princess Posh (2019) finished down the track in the Gr3 Triscay Stakes over 1200m at Randwick before heading to Newcastle to win this event for local trainer Kris Lees.
Recent Newcastle Newmarket Handicap winners include Lanciato (2018) and Happy Clapper (2017).
Newcastle race track is a flat track with a circumference of 2000m and horses race in a clockwise direction. The track surface is turf and the straight length is 415m.
1. $14.00 Princess Posh 55.5 Brenton Avdulla
2. $2.60 Savatiano 56.0 Blake Shinn
3. $8.00 Invincible Gem 57.5 Jason Collett
4. $7.00 Lanciato 58.0 Ms Rachel King
5. $4.20 Siege Of Quebec 59.0 Tim Clark
6. $18.00 Special Missile 54.0 Tommy Berry
7. $41.00 Insensata 54.0 Adam Hyeronimus
8. $101.00 Lucciola Belle 54.0 Andrew Gibbons
9. $81.00 The Lord Mayor 54.0 Jay Ford
10. $101.00 Got Unders 54.0 Ashley Morgan
11. $16.00 Irukandji 54.0 Robert Thompson
LP $15.00 Invictus Prince 54.0 Corey Brown
Margins: 0.07 len, 1 len
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|2019||Princess Posh||Savatiano||Invincible Gem||1:21.7|
|2018||Lanciato||Mister Sea Wolf||Shiraz||1:22.7|
|2017||Happy Clapper||Got Unders||Kellyville Flyer||1:23.7|
|2015||Laser Hawk||Scorpio Queen||Mighty Lucky||1:21.9|
|2014||Mecir||Strawberry Boy||Slow Pace||1:23.0|
|2013||Bello||Laser Hawk||Famous Seamus||1:21.2|
|2012||He`s Remarkable||Dao Dao||Star Of Octagonal||1:22.5|
|2011||Keepin The Dream||Purrpurrlena||So Anyway||1:22.2|
|2010||Walking Or Dancing||Brilliant Light||Emperor Bonaparte||1:23.7|
|2009||Soho Flyer||Chasm||Walking Or Dancing||1.20:9|
|2008||Falaise||German Chocolate||Friday Creek||1:21.5|
|2007||Danzippo||Diamond Sun||High Cee||1:22.5|
|2006||Tall Timbers||Bentley Biscuit||Gorgonite||1:22.5|
|2004||Platinum Scissors||Mantario||Carael Boy||1:22.4|
|2003||Zabarra||Carael Boy||Grand Armee||1:23.2|
|2002||Hey Pronto||Lord Essex||Lets Compromise||1:22.9|
|1998||Bezeal Bay||Confiscate||Deep Snip||1:22.1|
|1997||Secret Savings||Confiscate||Over The Rising||1:24.1|
|1996||Magic Road||Futile||Catalan Opening||1:23.2|
|1995||Pimpala Son||Waikikamukau||Rhythm Review||1:26.6|
|1994||Sir Bernard||Rich Pageantry||Mistador||1:24.2|
|1993||Deposition||Ghost Story||Tarheel Boy||1:23.9|
|1992||Blue Boss||Sedgewyn||Ark Regal||1:22.6|
|1991||Ricochet Rosie||Comrade||Magic Gleam||1:23.4|
|1990||Comrade||Gallery Star||Our Palliser||1:25.1|
|1989||Never Quit||Wong||Dancing Poet||1:24.1|
|1988||Lucky Rass||Dinky Flyer||Shinakima||1:22.2|
The 2016 Newcastle Newmarket was held at Rosehill on Saturday 19th March 2016 after the Newcastle track surface was declared unsafe for racing on the Wednesday beforehand.