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 2018 Newcastle Newmarket Hcp was taken out by Lanciato from Mister Sea Wolf with Shiraz 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 8th March 2019|
|Track:||Newcastle racecourse, Newcastle|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
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.
Lanciato (2018) took out the Listed Carrington Stakes over 1400m at Rosehill before capturing this event and recent Newcastle Newmarket Handicap winners include Happy Clapper (2017) and Artistry (2016).
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. $3.80 Lanciato 54.0 Ms Rachel King
2. $6.00 Mister Sea Wolf 54.0 Tim Clark
3. $17.00 Shiraz 55.0 Andrew Adkins
4. $26.00 Spectroscope 55.0 Jeff Penza
5. $11.00 Royal Tudor 54.0 Christian Reith
6. $5.50 Special Missile 54.0 Brenton Avdulla
7. $10.00 Duca Valentinois 57.0 Glyn Schofield
8. $151.00 What Could Be 54.0 Grant Buckley
9. $10.00 Sound Proposition 58.0 Hugh Bowman
10. $5.50 Artlee 54.0 Jason Collett
Margins: 1.13 len, 0.16 len
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|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.