The Group 1 2017 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 2017 Newmarket Handicap will be run on Saturday March 11.
|Date:||March 11, 2017|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2017 Newmarket Handicap Field
The 2017 Newmarket Handicap field and barriers are released on the Wednesday before Super Saturday.
The Newmarket Handicap 2017 final field and barrier draw will be published below as soon as available on Wednesday March 8, 2017.
2017 Newmarket Handicap Nominations
The 2017 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 and Razor Sharp in 1982-83. Since 1988 the fastest winning time was recorded by Black Caviar in 2011 with 1 minute 7.3 seconds. The slowest time was 1 minute 11.2 seconds by Special in 1988.
The Newmarket Handicap results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.
Recent Newmarket Handicap Winners
|1st||The Quarterback||1 minute 9.2 seconds|
|2nd||Black Heart Bart|
|1st||Brazen Beau||1 minute 09.2 seconds|
|1st||Lankan Rupee||1 minute 09.3 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Boom|
|1st||Shamexpress||1 minute 08.2 seconds|
|2nd||Moment Of Change|
|1st||Hay List||1 minute 08.7 seconds|
|1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 07.3 seconds|
|1st||Wanted||1 minute 10.11 seconds|
|1st||Scenic Blast||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Weekend Hustler||1 minute 9 seconds|
|1st||Miss Andretti||1 minute 7.7 seconds|
|1st||Takeover Target||1 minute 8.3 seconds|
|1st||Alinghi||1 minute 8.1 seconds|
|1st||Exceed And Excel||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Belle Du Jour||1 minute 8.6 seconds|
|1st||Rubitano||1 minute 9 seconds|
|1st||Toledo||1 minute 8.6 seconds|
|2nd||Show A Heart|
|1st||Miss Pennymoney||1 minute 7.6 seconds|