The Victoria Handicap is a Group 3 open handicap race held each year in late March or early April on Easter Saturday at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and has prize money of $150,000. The 2020 Victoria Handicap was won by Bam's On Fire from Seabrook with Sircconi third.
This race takes place on the same day as the Group 3 Easter Cup and they are the only two group races during this period in Melbourne.
|Date:||Saturday 17th April 2021|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2020 Winner:||Bam's On Fire|
The Victoria Handicap is the prominent sprint event held at Easter time in Melbourne. Generally speaking, the race attracts above average gallopers, rather than the upper echelon. Most quality gallopers will be in New South Wales for the riches on offer during Sydney autumn racing carnival in Sydney.
Victoria Handicap fields typically assemble gallopers with varying ability, sometimes making it a tough job for punters when trying to find a winner. It has carved its own niche on the racing calendar and is reasonable quality race for the easter period in Melbourne.
Bam's On Fire (2020) ran second in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes over 1600m at Moonee Valley before taking out this event in exicting style for the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stable in Ballarat.
Recent Victoria Handicap winners include Streets of Avalon (2019) and Widgee Turf (2018).
1. $5.00 Bam's On Fire 56.0 Jamie Kah
2. $7.00 Seabrook 57.5 Zac Spain
3. $21.00 Sircconi 57.0 Noel Callow
4. $12.00 Manolo Blahniq 56.5 Jake Noonan
5. $13.00 Spanish Whisper 58.0 Mark Zahra
6. $10.00 Hanger 56.0 Teodore Nugent
7. $31.00 Hang Man 56.0 Michael Dee
8. $151.00 Gundown 56.0 James Winks
9. $41.00 Chapada 56.5 Daniel Stackhouse
10. $71.00 New Tipperary 56.0 Declan Bates
11. $2.70 Wild Planet 58.5 Dwayne Dunn
12. $101.00 Carzoff 61.0 Craig Williams
13. $31.00 Violate 59.0 Brett Prebble
14. $41.00 Mr Exclusive 56.0 Brian Higgins
Margins: 1.25 len, 1.75 len
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|2020||Bam's On Fire||Seabrook||Sircconi||1:25.8|
|2019||Streets of Avalon||Manolo Blahniq||Fastnet Tempest||1.24.4|
|2018||Widgee Turf||Turnitaround||Ken's Dream||1:22.4|
|2017||Hooked||Charmed Harmony||Turbo Miss||1:22.3|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Charmed Harmony||Eclair Choice||1:21.2|
|2015||Watermans Bay||The Peak||Sistine Demon||1:23.4|
|2014||Sistine Demon||Gig||London Stripe||1:23.3|
|2012||Smokin' Joey||Under The Eiffel||Bagman||1:22.0|
|2011||Red Colossus||Budriguez||Time Matters||1:23.2|
|2008||Gotta Have Heart||Valedictum||Eskaw||1:22.9|
|2007||Stickpin||Mind Your Head||Party Pie||1:22.1|
|2004||Regal Roller||Bird Dancer||Red Hannigan||1:22.6|
|2003||Debrief||Mr Magoo||True Glo||1:22.8|
|2000||Go Flash Go||Rancho Spark||Typhoon||1:22.3|
|1999||El Mirada||Storm Rebel||Carnelian||1:23.7|
|1998||Rustic Dream||Umrum||Whistle Up||1:23.9|
|1997||Lord Luskin||Century Blazer||Bionic Bess||1:21.8|
|1996||Country Lane||Jadeva Belle||Simple As That||1:26.0|
|1995||Simple As That||Bourbon And Ice||Navy Brass||1:26.4|
|1994||Mister Elegant||Carolingian||Mr Untouchable||1:22.6|
|1993||Surtee||Brave Path||Balmoral Beau||1:22.9|
|1992||The Fount||Centip||What A Shindig||1:23.9|
|1990||Prince Ormenium||Rare Chance||Pressman's Choice||1:25.4|
|1989||Aisle||Hazy Pond||Jet Fighter||1:24.2|
|1988||Jet Fighter||Cameronic||Daring Jon||1:23.7|