Toorak Handicap

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

2018 Toorak Handicap Results

  • 1st: Land of Plenty
  • 2nd: Hartnell
  • 3rd: Siege of Quebec



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 2018 ran on Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas Day – Saturday October 13, 2018 .

Toorak Handicap 2018
Date: Saturday October 13, 2018
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1881

2018 Toorak Handicap Results

  • 1st: #5 Land of Plenty 
  • 2nd: #1 Hartnell
  • 3rd: #11 Siege of Quebec

See below for the full Toorak Handicap 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the immediate conclusion of the race.

Toorak Handicap Betting Odds

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.

2018 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 2018 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and listed in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x1304x241 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings James McDonald 7 59kg 117
2 2106x111x1 JUNGLE CAT (IRE) Charlie Appleby James Doyle 4 58.5kg 116
3 3529×49687 BLACK HEART BART Darren Weir John Allen 9 56kg 111
4 076x462x44 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 10 53.5kg 110
5 x51311x213 LAND OF PLENTY Darren Weir Damian Lane 19 53kg 105
6 11329×1022 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 13 52.5kg 104
7 223113x3x7 HELLOVA STREET Scott Brunton Dean Holland 14 52.5kg 104
8 77100×4311 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Dwayne Dunn 15 52.5kg 108
9 5111319020 LITE’N IN MY VEINS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 12 52.5kg 104
10 112x412x21 NOIRE Chris Waller Michael Dee 2 52kg 105
11 x1295x2717 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Stephen Baster 8 52kg 103
12 127158×071 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir Craig Williams 16 52kg 101
13 6537513×52 KINGSGUARD (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Patrick Moloney 3 52kg 100
14 36717×6315 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 1 52kg 95
15 25x2347x88 RADIPOLE (IRE) Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 5 52kg 95
16 7x750x008x LORD LANGLEY (JPN) Darren Weir Dean Yendall 18 52kg 94
17 18x1214x35 WAGING WAR Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Ben Thompson 6 52kg 92
18 580×910133 AL PASSEM Ken Keys Beau Mertens 17 52kg 86
19e 20634x31x2 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) Matthew Smith 11 52kg 78

2018 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.

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 Land of Plenty 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Hartnell
3rd Siege of Quebec
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

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