The 2016 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 the Caulfield Guineas Day, this 1600m middle distance event is one of four elite Group 1 races held at Caulfield at the meeting along withthe Caulfield Guineas (1600m), Thousand Guineas (1600m) and 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.
The Toorak Handicap 2016 will be run as Race 8 on Caulfield Guineas Day – Saturday October 8 2016 .
2016 Toorak Handicaps Results
- 1st: He’s Our Rokki
- 2nd: Great Esteem
- 3rd: Tivaci
There are a number of excellent races runners can compete in prior to the Toorak 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. It is a race that attracts the best in form sprinters and is considered one of the leading mile races in the Spring Carnival. Winners are usually handy gallopers more so than stayers suited to the longer distanced Cup races. Notable winners include Regal Roller (2004), Umrum (2000 & 1999), Poetic King (1996), Cole Diesel (1989) and Canny Lass (1986).
The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield produced all four Toorak Handicap winners from 2012 – 2015 including Trust In A Gust (2014) who completed the double.
|Toorak Handicap 2016|
|Date:||Saturday October 8 2016|
2016 Toorak Handicap Betting Odds
The latest Toorak Handicap 2016 odds and betting markets complete with links to Ladbrokes.com.au are detailed below for you to back your Toorak Handicap tips at the right price.
2016 Toorak Handicap Field
The 2016 Toorak Handicap field was released by Racing Victoria on Wednesday October 5 and features 13 hopefuls including two for trainer Darren Weir who has won the past two editions of the Caulfiled Guineas Day feature.
See below for the full 2016 Toorak Handicap Final Field & Barrier Draw and follow the link for a detailed race preview.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x0420x015||AWESOME ROCK||Leon & Troy Corstens||Stephen Baster||9||58kg||109|
|2||x0x51709x4||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||Darren Weir||TBA||12||57.5kg||108|
|3||19x960x311||BON AURUM||Ciaron Maher||Kerrin McEvoy||7||56kg||105|
|4||8x41211x11||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Dwayne Dunn||1||55kg||103|
|5||75×1182844||JACQUINOT BAY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Damian Lane||13||55kg||103|
|6||4321711111||ROYAL RAPTURE||Darren Weir||TBA||5||55kg||103|
|7||3x35217x26||COUNTERATTACK||Chris Waller||James McDonald||8||54.5kg||102|
|8||0x3419x103||MISS ROSE DE LAGO||Danny O’Brien||Ms Katelyn Mallyon||10||54kg||105|
|9||7x3x12x683||COSMIC CUBE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Craig Newitt||11||53kg||99|
|10||53x110x224||THAMES COURT||David Brideoake||Corey Brown||6||52kg||98|
|11||4000707116||GREAT ESTEEM||Stuart Webb||Chris Parnham||2||52kg||97|
|12||524536×511||MORAL VICTORY||Tim Martin||TBA||3||52kg||97|
|13||108x461x26||TIVACI||Michael Moroney||Patrick Moloney||4||52kg||97|
2016 Toorak Handicap Nominations
The Toorak Handicap nominations feature the season’s top milers and Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes graduates. The 2016 Toorak Handicap nominations closed on October 3 and feature 15 hopefuls including Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Bon Aurum.
See below for the official 2016 Toorak Handicap nominations and follow the link to read more.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Hcp. Rating|
|1||1x0420x015||AWESOME ROCK||H||5||Leon & Troy Corstens||1||58kg||109|
|2||x0x51709x4||TOSEN STARDOM (JPN)||H||6||Darren Weir||2||57.5kg||108|
|3||5x2018x732||HE OR SHE||G||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||3||57kg||107|
|4||19x960x311||BON AURUM||H||4||Ciaron Maher||4||56kg||105|
|5||0x3419x103||MISS ROSE DE LAGO||M||6||Danny O’Brien||5||54kg||105|
|6||8x41211x11||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||G||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||6||55kg||103|
|7||4321711111||ROYAL RAPTURE||G||7||Darren Weir||7||55kg||103|
|8||75×1182844||JACQUINOT BAY||G||9||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||8||55kg||103|
|10||7x3x12x683||COSMIC CUBE (NZ)||G||6||Chris Waller||10||53kg||99|
|11||53x110x224||THAMES COURT||M||4||David Brideoake||11||52kg||98|
|13||4000707116||GREAT ESTEEM||G||6||Stuart Webb||13||52kg||97|
|14||524536×511||MORAL VICTORY||G||7||Tim Martin||14||52kg||97|
|15||9730x8011x||COLDSTONE (FR)||G||5||Michael Kent||15||52kg||85|
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 place getters since 2000.
|1st||He’s Our Rokkii||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|1st||Lucky Hussler||1 minute 34.5 seconds|
|1st||Trust In A Gust||1 minute 35.2 seconds|
|1st||Solzhenitsyn||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|1st||Solzhenitsyn||1 minute 35.25 seconds|
|1st||King Mufhasa||1 minute 36.29 seconds|
|3rd||Luen Yat Forever|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|2nd||We’re Gonna Rock|
|1st||Allez Wonder||1 minute 35 seconds|
|1st||Alamosa||1 minute 36.9 seconds|
|3rd||Pillar Of Hercules|
|1st||Divine Madonna||1 minute 37.3 seconds|
|1st||Red Dazzler||1 minute 37.5 seconds|
|1st||Barely A Moment||1 minute 37.9 seconds|
|1st||Regal Roller||1 minute 37.4 seconds|
|1st||Roman Arch||1 minute 36 seconds|
|2nd||Fields Of Omagh|
|1st||Shot Of Thunder||1 minute 36.1 seconds|
|1st||Show A Heart||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|3rd||Shot Of Thunder|
|1st||Umrum||1 minute 36.4 seconds|
|2nd||Go Flash Go|