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Newcastle Newmarket Hcp

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.

Newcastle Newmarket Hcp info

Date: Friday 8th March 2019
Track: Newcastle racecourse, Newcastle
Distance: 1400 metres
Race Type: Quality Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000
2018 Winner: Lanciato

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 Track Map

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.

Newcastle Track Map

2018 Newcastle Newmarket Hcp result

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

then followed
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
Time: 1:22.74

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Newcastle Newmarket Hcp winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Lanciato Mister Sea Wolf Shiraz 1:22.7
2017 Happy Clapper Got Unders Kellyville Flyer 1:23.7
2016 Artistry Nancy Amovatio 1:19.9
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
2005 Patezza Cool Front Gabfest 1:23.1
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
2001 Crawl Indominate Phoenix Park 1:23.5
2000 Spying Corporate Bruce Beauchamp 1:24.2
1999 Techniques Fraud Iron Horse 1:22.5
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.