Toorak Handicap

The Toorak Handicap is a Group 1 mile event held on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day in mid-October during the spring.

2017 Toorak Handicap Results

  • 1st: #1 Tosen Stardom
  • 2nd: #14 Sovereign Nation
  • 3rd: #16 Petrology

Toorak Handicap News

2017 Cox Plate & Winx Next for Toorak Handicap Winner Tosen Stardom

2017 Cox Plate & Winx Next for Toorak Handicap Winner Tosen Stardom

Trainer Darren Weir confirmed it was a likely Winx clash next race for his start Japanese import Tosen Stardom in the Cox Plate 2017 after the galloper’s big win in the Toorak Handicap on Caulfield Guineas Day. Celebrating his third success in four years in the race, Weir saddled-up Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Toorak Handicap…

The Toorak Handicap is held midway through the premier racing carnival in Australia, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Taking place on a Saturday in early – mid October each year on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day, this 1600m middle distance event is one of four elite Group 1 races held at Caulfield at the meeting along with the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Thousand Guineas (1600m) and Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes (2000m). Worth $500,000 in total prize money and run under open handicap conditions, it is a fantastic lead up to some of the other middle distanced carnival races like the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) on Cox Plate Day or the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day for fillies and mares.

There are a number of excellent races runners can compete in prior to the Toorak Handicap that will give punters a good guide for the race. Entries may come via earlier handicap events like the Group 1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) a fortnight before. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes produced all four Toorak Handicap winners from 2012-2015 including Trust In A Gust (2014) who was the last to do the double, and in 2017 Tosen Stardom improved on a Sir Rupert Clarke sixth for his Toorak Handicap success. It is a race that attracts the best in form sprinters and is considered one of the leading mile races in the Spring Carnival.

The Toorak Handicap 2017 ran on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day – Saturday October 14, 2017 .

Toorak Handicap 2017
Date: Saturday October 14, 2017
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1881

2017 Toorak Handicap Results

  • 1st: #1 Tosen Stardom
  • 2nd: #14 Sovereign Nation
  • 3rd: #16 Petrology

See below for the full Toorak Handicap 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the brave win by the Darren Weir-trained top weight Tosen Stardom (57.5kg) who overcame the kilos and wide barrier to defeat the Lindsay Park-trained roughie hopes Sovereign Nation (2nd) and Petrology (3rd), the latter jumping $101 in the markets.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 1 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Damian Lane 16 57.5kg $10
2 14 SOVEREIGN NATION David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 1L 17 52kg $21
3 16 PETROLOGY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chris Parnham 2L 13 52kg $101
4 19e MASK OF TIME (IRE) Hugo Palmer Daniel Moor 2.2L 1 52kg $91
5 3 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 2.3L 12 55kg $81
6 4 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glen Boss 2.6L 15 55kg $8.50
7 9 EGG TART Chris Waller Damien Oliver 3.1L 9 53.5kg $5.50F
8 7 TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Ben Thompson (a) 3.3L 2 54.5kg $51
9 17 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen (a) 3.4L 11 52kg $41
10 18 WYNDSPELLE (NZ) Michael Kent Ms Nikita Beriman 4.4L 7 52kg $26
11 11 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Stephen Baster 4.5L 5 52kg $14
12 10 MR SNEAKY Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 4.8L 8 52.5kg $6
13 5 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 5L 18 54.5kg $101
14 12 SNITZSON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 5.1L 10 52kg $31
15 8 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 7.85L 4 53.5kg $9
16 2 KASPERSKY (IRE) Jane Chapple-Hyam Luke Nolen 7.95L 3 56kg $31
17 15 THEANSWERMYFRIEND Robert Smerdon Michael Dee 11.2L 6 52kg $7
18 6 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Ben Melham 12.45L 14 54.5kg $20
13 SO SI BON Robbie Laing Craig Newitt 0

2017 Toorak Handicap Tips

  • 1st: #10 Mr Sneaky
  • 2nd: #15 Theanswermyfriend
  • 3rd: #9 Egg Tart

Check out our complete Toorak Handicap 2017 Betting Tips & Odds Update, the team tipping MR SNEAKY to improve on a lead-up second in the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and handle his first mile run. Proven miler THEANSWERMYFRIEND comes off the same traditional lead-up where he was a sitting duck and will improve over the extra distance at the nice weight, while race favourite EGG TART gets her chance in a better paced race than first-up.

Toorak Handicap Betting Odds

Read our full 2017 Toorak Handicap Form Guide & Betting Preview now.

The latest Toorak Handicap odds and betting markets complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below for you to back your Toorak Handicap tips at the right price this spring.

2017 Toorak Handicap Field

The Toorak Handicap field features a host of smart spring milers, some looking to step-up in distance next race in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate (2040m). Runners in the Toorak Handicap field come via lead-up races including the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at the track a fortnight earlier or Sydney’s Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m).

The official Toorak Handicap 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and listed in full below.

The 2017 Toorak Handicap Field has drawn a capacity line-up with 18 to take to the track including four Chris Waller-trained chances: Comin’ Through, Egg Tart, Omei Sword and Tom Melbourne.

Read more on the Toorak Handicap 2017 Field now.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 9x4x22x536 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) Darren Weir Damian Lane 16 57.5kg 109
2 x37x525272 KASPERSKY (IRE) Jane Chapple-Hyam Luke Nolen 3 56kg 106
3 282x060x00 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 12 55kg 104
4 x6905x2222 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Glen Boss 15 55kg 104
5 590x160x60 HE OR SHE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Dwayne Dunn 18 54.5kg 103
6 71183×4771 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Ben Melham 14 54.5kg 107
7 18x3010x36 TURNITAROUND Matthew Williams Ben Thompson (a) 2 54.5kg 103
8 1x5338x116 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Michael Walker 4 53.5kg 101
9 31x11111x2 EGG TART Chris Waller Damien Oliver 9 53.5kg 105
10 413311×122 MR SNEAKY Anthony Freedman Dean Yendall 8 52.5kg 99
11 x12x27x563 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Stephen Baster 5 52kg 102
12 14173×5463 SNITZSON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 10 52kg 98
13 4030×22833 SO SI BON Robbie Laing Craig Newitt 19 52kg 97
14 3276×15314 SOVEREIGN NATION David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 17 52kg 97
15 41212×2215 THEANSWERMYFRIEND Robert Smerdon Michael Dee 6 52kg 96
16 x683219838 PETROLOGY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Chris Parnham 13 52kg 93
17 8940534433 JACQUINOT BAY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ben Allen (a) 11 52kg 92
18 53510×6822 WYNDSPELLE (NZ) Michael Kent TBA 7 52kg 92
19e 4x3131456x MASK OF TIME (IRE) Hugo Palmer TBA 1 52kg 91

2017 Toorak Handicap Nominations

The Toorak Handicap nominations feature the season’s top milers and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes graduates. The Toorak Handicap nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day and will be available for punters below once announced.

The 2017 Toorak Handicap Nominations attracted 29 hopeful gallopers including the defending champion He’s Our Rokkii and a host of Chris Waller-trained runners led by Epsom Handicap runner-up Tom Melbourne.

Toorak Handicap History

First run in 1881, Josephine won the first running of the Toorak Handicap. The race has been known as a few different names over the years. From 1981-1984 it was called The IXL, then from 1985-1989 the name was changed to The Elders Mile. From 1990 onwards the event has been registered under its current title, the Toorak Handicap. The race started as a Principal event run over eight furlongs until 1890. In 1891 the race distance was increased to nine furlongs for one year and then in 1892 it reverted back to the original eight furlongs. When the metric system came to Australia the length was converted to 1600m in 1972. The Toorak reached Group 1 status not long after in 1979.

Toorak Handicap Results

The Group 1 Toorak Handicap winners and placegetters since 2000.

Year

Place

Horse

Time

2018
Toorak Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Toorak Handicap
1st Tosen Stardom 1 minute 35.86 seconds
2nd Sovereign Nation
3rd Petrology
2016
Toorak Handicap
1st He’s Our Rokkii 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Great Esteem
3rd Tivaci
2015
Toorak Handicap
1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Disposition
3rd Stratum Star
2014
Toorak Handicap
1st Trust In A Gust 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd Desert Jeuney
2013
Toorak Handicap
1st Solzhenitsyn 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Trevieres
3rd Blackie
2012
Toorak Handicap
1st Solzhenitsyn 1 minute 35.25 seconds
2nd Spirit Song
3rd Yosei
2011
Toorak Handicap
1st King Mufhasa 1 minute 36.29 seconds
2nd King’s Rose
3rd Luen Yat Forever
2010
Toorak Handicap
1st More Joyous 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd We’re Gonna Rock
3rd Proud Judge
2009
Toorak Handicap
1st Allez Wonder 1 minute 35 seconds
2nd Gold Salute
3rd Rock Kingdom
2008
Toorak Handicap
1st Alamosa 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Rockwood
3rd Pillar Of Hercules
2007
Toorak Handicap
1st Divine Madonna 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Niconero
3rd Wonderful World
2006
Toorak Handicap
1st Red Dazzler 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Rewaaya
3rd Niconero
2005
Toorak Handicap
1st Barely A Moment 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Super Kid
3rd Calveen
2004
Toorak Handicap
1st Regal Roller 1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Oscar Warrior
3rd Infinite Grace
2003
Toorak Handicap
1st Roman Arch 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Umrum
2002
Toorak Handicap
1st Shot Of Thunder 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Pernod
2001
Toorak Handicap
1st Show A Heart 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd La Zagaletta
3rd Shot Of Thunder
2000
Toorak Handicap
1st Umrum 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Go Flash Go
3rd Crawl