The Bill Ritchie Handicap is a Group 3 race for 3yo and upward horses held each September in Sydney at Randwick racecourse during the Sydney spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and worth $150,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Bill Ritchie Handicap was won by Siege Of Quebec from Pierata with Music Magnate third.
|Date:||Saturday 14th September 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo+ Handicap|
|2018 Winner:||Siege Of Quebec|
The Bill Ritchie Handicap is a handicap race over 1400m and can sometimes attract horses planning to progress to the Gr1 Epsom Handicap on the final day of the carnival over an extra 200 metres.
Generally won by a handy horse rather than a topliner, the Bill Ritchie Handicap has not been a great guide to the Epsom Handicap in recent times, although Captain Sonador (2010) managed to win the Epsom at his next start after running third in this race.
Siege Of Quebec (2018) ran seventh in the Theo Marks Stakes over 1300m at Rosehill before pulling out all stops to win this event for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott stable at Randwick.
Recent Bill Ritchie Handicap winners include Comin' Through (2017) and Sons Of John (2016).
1. $4.40 Siege Of Quebec 53.5 Tim Clark
2. $2.90 Pierata 57.5 James McDonald
3. $14.00 Music Magnate 58.0 Hugh Bowman
4. $41.00 Duca Valentinois 56.5 Glyn Schofield
5. $8.00 Invictus Prince 54.0 Jason Collett
6. $6.50 Tom Melbourne 55.0 Corey Brown
7. $7.50 Paret 53.5 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $16.00 Sir Plush 53.5 Andrew Adkins
Margins: 0.1 len, 1.5 len
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|2018||Siege Of Quebec||Pierata||Music Magnate||1:21.5|
|2017||Comin' Through||Tom Melbourne||Burning Passion||1:21.6|
|2016||Sons Of John||Torgersen||Federal||1:22.7|
|2015||Sadler's Lake||Rudy||Heart Testa||1:24.7|
|2014||Manawanui||Rock Sturdy||Tougher Than Ever||1:21.7|
|2012||Steps In Time||Said Com||Wild And Proud||1:23.1|
|2010||Drumbeats||Kenny's World||Captain Sonador||1:22.8|
|2009||McClintock||Walking Or Dancing||Faulconbridge||1:23.5|
|2007||Race Not Run|
|2004||Osca Warrior||Utzon||In a Bound||1:21.7|
|2003||Zabarra||Britt's Best||Forum Floozie||1:22.6|
|2002||Zabarra||This Manshood||Swiss Echo||1:23.8|
|2000||Landsighting||Tie The Knot||Valuate||1:21.7|
|1999||Brave Prince||Al Mansour||Stanzaic||1:23.0|
|1998||Bezeal Bay||Deep Snip||Super Crest||1:22.8|
|1997||Holy Roller||Pimpala Son||Prairie||1:23.7|
|1996||Mamzelle Pedrille||Persian Flyer||Headstrong||1:23.2|
|1995||Monopolize||Juggler||Flight To Fantasy||1:22.6|
|1994||Rouslan||Over The Top||Big Dreams||1:22.2|
|1993||Belas Knap||Cohort||Telesto/Mighty Tango||1:21.6|
|1992||Prince Of Praise||East Ocean Friend||Stormy Guest||1:22.2|
|1990||Our Poverty Bay||Remember Peter||Mocha||1:22.7|
|1989||Royal Reel||Our Palliser||Black Routine||1:23.5|
|1988||Pleasant Flight||Gold Trump||Regal Native||1:22.2|