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 2017 Newmarket Handicap was won by Redkirk Warrior from Voodoo Lad with Star Turn 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 10th March 2018|
|Track:||Flemington racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2017 Winner:||Redkirk Warrior|
|2018 Newmarket Handicap odds|
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 and exciting sprinter 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.
Redkirk Warrior (2017) resumed from a spell to score an brilliant victory in this event and recent Newmarket Handicap winners include The Quarterback (2016) and Brazen Beau (2016).
1. $31.00 Redkirk Warrior 52.5 Regan Bayliss
2. $17.00 Voodoo Lad 54.0 Damian Lane
3. $8.50 Star Turn 52.5 Glen Boss
4. $8.50 Sheidel 54.0 Damien Oliver
5. $41.00 Tivaci 53.0 Patrick Moloney
6. $4.00 Extreme Choice 53.0 Joao Moreira
7. $301.00 Inspector 52.5 Dean Yendall
8. $17.00 Super Cash 52.5 Ben Allen
9. $4.40 Spieth 55.5 Hugh Bowman
10. $31.00 The Quarterback 55.0 Craig Newitt
11. $9.00 Illustrious Lad 53.0 Anthony Darmanin
12. $16.00 Terravista 57.0 Corey Brown
13. $31.00 Counterattack 52.5 Stephen Baster
Margins: 2 len, 0.1 len
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|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|