The Newmarket Handicap is a Group 1 Open Handicap race held annually each March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres and has prizemoney of $1,250,000. The 2019 Newmarket Handicap was won by Sunlight from Osborne Bulls with Brave Smash third.
Held on the Victoria Racing Club's major race day of the autumn, Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington, the Newmarket Handicap takes place alongside the Group 1 Australian Cup.
|Date:||Saturday 9th March 2019|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
The Newmarket Handicap is the premier handicap sprint event held at Flemington during the autumn racing carnival and is run down the 1200m straight course. The race always attracts high quality gallopers and has been taken out by many of our finest sprinters over the years.
Top class gallopers such as Black Caviar (2011), Miss Andretti (2007), Takeover Target (2006), Alinghi (2005), General Nediym (1998), Schillaci (1992) and Special (1998) have all taken out the Newmarket Handicap in recent times.
The Flemington 'Straight Six' 1200m course is a straight track with no turns involved and suits some horses more than others. Horses with proven records at the course & distance are ones to look for when doing the form for this race.
The Gr1 Lightning Stakes and Gr1 Oakleigh Plate are very good lead up races to the Newmarket Handicap. Lindsay Park sprinter Redkirk Warrior (2018) is the last galloper to claim the Lighting Stakes and & Newmarket Handicap double, while Lankan Rupee (2014) is the most recent winner of the Oakleigh Plate & Newmarket Handicap double.
Sprinters contesting this race might consider going on to tackle the Gr1 William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley which is the final group one race of the Melbourne autumn carnival.
Sunlight (2019) ran third in the Lightning Stakes over 1000m at Flemington before scoring a classy victory in this event for the Tony McEvoy stable.
Recent Newmarket Handicap winners include Redkirk Warrior (2017-2018) and The Quarterback (2016).
1. $13.00 Sunlight 50.5 Barend Vorster
2. $4.20 Osborne Bulls 56.0 Hugh Bowman
3. $26.00 Brave Smash 57.0 Damien Oliver
4. $7.00 Graff 51.0 William Pike
5. $12.00 Santa Ana Lane 58.5 Ben Melham
6. $9.50 In Her Time 55.5 Corey Brown
7. $20.00 Encryption 51.0 Ms Rachel King
8. $61.00 Champagne Cuddles 52.0 Jamie Kah
9. $26.00 Booker 53.0 Dean Yendall
10. $101.00 Dothraki 54.5 Damian Lane
11. $151.00 I'll Have A Bit 52.0 Ben Thompson
12. $51.00 Bons Away 52.0 Ms Linda Meech
13. $201.00 Glenall 52.0 Dean Holland
14. $101.00 Missrock 52.0 Stephen Baster
15. $101.00 Usain Bowler 52.0 Patrick Moloney
16. $6.00 Eduardo 52.0 Brian Park
17. $15.00 Zousain 51.0 Craig Williams
18. $101.00 Voodoo Lad 56.0 Mark Zahra
19. $101.00 Divine Quality 52.0 Beau Mertens
20. $51.00 Whispering Brook 52.5 Jye McNeil
21. $41.00 Redkirk Warrior 58.5 Luke Nolen
22. $41.00 Lean Mean Machine 50.0 Michael Dee
Margins: 0.75, 0.10 len
Join any of our recommended bookmakers for the best Newmarket Handicap odds.
|Enjoy top odds on a huge range of innovative betting markets!||Bet now|
|'Best of the Best' guarantees best of three totes & Top Fluc||Bet now|
|Back or Lay at much better odds than the TAB at 'Betfair'||Bet now|
|Take advantage of 'Best Tote' bet type on horse racing!||Bet now|
Terms & conditions apply when joining an online bookmaker. Always gamble responsibly.
|2019||Sunlight||Osborne Bulls||Brave Smash||1:08.2|
|2018||Redkirk Warrior||Brave Smash||Merchant Navy||1:08.3|
|2017||Redkirk Warrior||Voodoo Lad||Star Turn||1:09.0|
|2016||The Quarterback||Black Heart Bart||Chautauqua||1:09.2|
|2014||Lankan Rupee||Spirit Of Boom||Knoydart||1:09.2|
|2013||Shamexpress||Moment Of Change||Aeronautical||1:08.1|
|2011||Black Caviar||Crystal Lily||Beaded||1.07.3|
|2009||Scenic Blast||Swiss Ace||Aichi||1:08.7|
|2008||Weekend Hustler||Magnus||Grand Duels||1:09.0|
|2007||Miss Andretti||Gold Edition||Undue||1:07.7|
|2004||Exceed And Excel||Titanic Jack||Regimental Gal||1:08.7|
|2003||Belle Du Jour||Bel Esprit||Super Impressive||1:08.6|
|2001||Toledo||Show A Heart||Mannington||1:08.6|
|2000||Miss Pennymoney||Black Bean||Falvelon||1:07.6|
|1997||Ruffles||Catalan Opening||All Our Mob||1:08.9|
|1996||Brawny Spirit||Sequalo||Royal Discard||1:07.7|
|1995||All Our Mob||Hareeba||Moss Rocket||1:08.2|
|1994||Mookta||Gatana||Let Him Ride||1:10.2|
|1991||Shaftesbury Avenue||Redelva||Century God||1:11.0|
|1990||Gold Trump||Lightning Bend||Tango Master||1:08.3|
|1988||Special||Franklin Drive||Rancho Ruler||1:11.2|