Newmarket Handicap

The Newmarket Handicap is a Group 1 sprint down the Flemington straight held in March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival on Super Saturday.

2019 Newmarket Handicap Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Group 1 Newmarket Handicap takes place on Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in early March. The day also features the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and a host of other Black-Type support acts for punters to enjoy a bet on at an online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au.

Raced down the 1200m straight of the world renowned Flemington Racecourse – known as the ‘straight six’ – the Newmarket Handicap offers $1.25 million in prize money and $5,000 in trophies.

Run under open handicap conditions the Newmarket Handicap field attracts the best sprinters from around the country.

The best lead-up races held earlier in the autumn for Newmarket Handicap horses include Flemington’s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield. Lankan Rupee (2014) was the last sprinter to do the Oakleigh Plate – Newmarket Handicap double, while Redkirk Warrior made history in the 2018 Newmarket Handicap on the back of a Black Caviar Lightning win to become the first dual Newmarket champion since Razor Sharp (1982-83).

The 2019 Newmarket Handicap runs on Saturday March 9, 2019 .

Newmarket Handicap 2019
Date: Saturday March 9, 2019
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,250,000

2019 Newmarket Handicap Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2019 Newmarket Handicap Tips

  • 1st: #20 Graff
  • 2nd: #23 Lean Mean Machine
  • 3rd: #2 Santa Ana Lane

2019 Newmarket Handicap Form Guide

2019 Newmarket Handicap Betting & Odds

The latest Newmarket Handicap odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as betting on the Flemington ‘Super Saturday’ sprint opens. Plenty of horses at roughie prices in Newmarket Handicap betting have saluted in recent years including Redkirk Warrior ($31 in 2017) who became the first horse in a century to win the race first-up.

2019 Newmarket Handicap Field

The Newmarket Handicap field and barriers are released on the Tuesday before Super Saturday and attract a similar field to those that faced off earlier in the autumn in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate.

The Newmarket Handicap final field and barrier draw will be published below as soon as available on Tuesday March 5, 2019.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x00x0x576 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 19 58.5kg 116
2 0311x5161x SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 10 58.5kg 116
3 332818×947 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 23 57kg 113
4 121x1531x2 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 22 56kg 111
5 01212481×4 VOODOO LAD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 5 56kg 111
6 x139x372x1 IN HER TIME Kris Lees Corey Brown 16 55.5kg 114
7 x81x1x320x SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 7 55kg 113
8 x0150x4332 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 1 54.5kg 108
9 474x7282x1 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Yendall 6 53kg 109
10 x1415x1110 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Jye McNeil 13 52.5kg 108
11 0x43322x14 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 4 52kg 103
12 30x320x317 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Jamie Kah 18 52kg 107
13 222274x1x8 DIVINE QUALITY Robbie Griffiths Beau Mertens 2 52kg 98
14 11x221x3 EDUARDO Sarah Zschoke Brian Park 21 52kg 101
15 x020164x29 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Holland 8 52kg 96
16 8513x334x0 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Ben Thompson 11 52kg 103
17 20×3709455 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Stephen Baster 15 52kg 100
18 93186×3150 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Patrick Moloney 14 52kg 78
19 6x85125x32 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Ms Rachel King 17 51kg 106
20 11x1235x4 GRAFF Kris Lees William Pike 20 51kg 106
21 6122x422x2 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 51kg 106
22 13x21171x3 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 9 50.5kg 109
23 3310x153x7 LEAN MEAN MACHINE Chris Waller Michael Dee 3 50kg 99

2019 Newmarket Handicap First Acceptances

The official Newmarket Handicap first acceptances close in late February a fortnight out from the Group 1 Flemington Super Saturday sprint run in March.

2019 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

The 2019 Newmarket Handicap nominations will be provided below once announced by Racing Victoria in late January.

The Newmarket Handicap nominations are released over a month out from race day and allow for futures Newmarket Handicap betting to open at bookmakers like Ladbrokes.com.au. Following the nominations the Newmarket Handicap first declarations close in late February as the field begins to take shape.

Newmarket Handicap History

The Newmarket Handicap was first run in 1874 and won by Maid Of Avenel. The most famous Newmarket Handicap took place in 2002 when Rubitano took out the title. In the last few metres of the race there was less than a head’s distance separating the first six place getters; ending in an extremely close finish to the race.

Double winners of the Newmarket Handicap include Aspen in 1880-81, Gothic in 1927-28, Correct in 1960-61, Razor Sharp in 1982-83 and most recently Redkirk Warrior (2017-18). Since 1988 the fastest winning time was recorded by Black Caviar in 2011 with 1 minute 7.3 seconds. The 2017 Newmarket Handicap winner Redkirk Warrior made history as the first horse in 100 years to take out the sprint feature first-up before carrying top weight from the outside gate to win again in 2018 making him the first horse to do the Newmarket – Lightning Stakes – Newmarket treble.

The Newmarket Handicap results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.

Recent Newmarket Handicap Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Newmarket Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Newmarket Handicap
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 8.33 seconds
2nd Brave Smash
3rd Merchant Navy
2017
Newmarket Handicap
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 9.05 seconds
2nd Voodoo Lad
3rd Star Turn
2016
Newmarket Handicap
1st The Quarterback 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Chautauqua
2015
Newmarket Handicap
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 09.2 seconds
2nd Chautauqua
3rd Terravista
2014
Newmarket Handicap
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Knoydart
2013
Newmarket Handicap
1st Shamexpress 1 minute 08.2 seconds
2nd Moment Of Change
3rd Aeronautical
2012
Newmarket Handicap
1st Hay List 1 minute 08.7 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Foxwedge
2011
Newmarket Handicap
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 07.3 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Beaded
2010
Newmarket Handicap
1st Wanted 1 minute 10.11 seconds
2nd Eagle Falls
3rd Starspangledbanner
2009
Newmarket Handicap
1st Scenic Blast 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Swiss Ace
3rd Aichi
2008
Newmarket Handicap
1st Weekend Hustler 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd Magnus
3rd Grand Duels
2007
Newmarket Handicap
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 7.7 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Undue
2006
Newmarket Handicap
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Snitzel
3rd Stratum
2005
Newmarket Handicap
1st Alinghi 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Foreplay
2004
Newmarket Handicap
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Titanic Jack
3rd Regimental Gal
2003
Newmarket Handicap
1st Belle Du Jour 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Bel Espirit
3rd Super Impressive
2002
Newmarket Handicap
1st Rubitano 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd North Boy
3rd Mistegic
2001
Newmarket Handicap
1st Toledo 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd Mannington
2000
Newmarket Handicap
1st Miss Pennymoney 1 minute 7.6 seconds
2nd Black Bean
3rd Falvelon

Spring Racing

Australian Guineas Bound Amphi...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Stil...

The Autumn Sun: Cox Plate Still The Goal, Golden Eagle ‘Plan B’

Three-time Group 1 winner The Autumn Sun has opened as the favourite following...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite...

Arcadia Queen is the favourite in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic field

The lightly weighted Arcadia Queen was installed as the short priced favourite...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbot...

Voodoo Lad wins 2018 Winterbottom Stakes

The Darren Weir trained Voodoo Lad broke through for his maiden Group 1 win in...

Viddora firms in the betting a...

Viddora firms in the betting after 2018 Winterbottom Stakes barrier draw

Defending titleholder Viddora continues to firm in the betting following the...

Horse Racing Today

Bellevue Hill a chance to back...

Cosmic Force has a tight grip ...

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force has a tight grip on the...

Cosmic Force new favourite for...

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

The Peter and Paul Snowden trained Cosmic Force is the new favourite after the...

Mystic Journey draws wide barr...

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Wildcard entry Mystic Journey has drawn a wide barrier in the 2019 $5m...

Lees has strength in numbers i...

Lees has strength in numbers in 2019 Newmarket Handicap

Trainer Kris Lees has strength in numbers as he lines up to claim his first...

Race Results

Kenedna Wins the 2019 Coolmore Legacy Stakes for Ciaron Maher

Shraaoh Shines to Earn Chris Waller Back to Back Sydney Cup Wins

Winx Writes Final Chapter with Perfect Queen Elizabeth Stakes Win

Chis Waller Claims Verry Elleegant Third Australian Oaks Victory

Classique Legend Wins 2019 Arrowfield Sprint

Race Previews

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Queen of the Turf, Doncaster Mile Next Up for Invincible Gem

A Galaxy for the Ages: Nature Strip Claims Narrow Victory Over Pierata

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Fields & Form

Bellevue Hill a chance to back up in 2019 Inglis Sires’

Cosmic Force has a tight grip on 2019 Golden Slipper betting

Cosmic Force new favourite for 2019 Golden Slipper after barrier draw

Mystic Journey draws wide barrier in 2019 All-Star Mile final field

Lees has strength in numbers in 2019 Newmarket Handicap