Toorak Handicap

The Toorak Handicap 2016 is a Group 1 mile event held on Caulfield Guineas Day.

Toorak Handicap News

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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
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1881

2016 Toorak Handicap Betting Odds

The latest Toorak Handicap 2016 odds and betting markets complete with links to 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
9 3x35217x26 COUNTERATTACK H 4 Chris Waller 9 54.5kg 102
10 7x3x12x683 COSMIC CUBE (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 10 53kg 99
11 53x110x224 THAMES COURT M 4 David Brideoake 11 52kg 98
12 108x461x26 TIVACI H 4 Michael Moroney 12 52kg 97
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.





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1st He’s Our Rokkii 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Great Esteem
3rd Tivaci
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1st Lucky Hussler 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Disposition
3rd Stratum Star
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1st Trust In A Gust 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd Desert Jeuney
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1st Solzhenitsyn 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Trevieres
3rd Blackie
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1st Solzhenitsyn 1 minute 35.25 seconds
2nd Spirit Song
3rd Yosei
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1st King Mufhasa 1 minute 36.29 seconds
2nd King’s Rose
3rd Luen Yat Forever
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1st More Joyous 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd We’re Gonna Rock
3rd Proud Judge
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1st Allez Wonder 1 minute 35 seconds
2nd Gold Salute
3rd Rock Kingdom
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1st Alamosa 1 minute 36.9 seconds
2nd Rockwood
3rd Pillar Of Hercules
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1st Divine Madonna 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Niconero
3rd Wonderful World
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1st Red Dazzler 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Rewaaya
3rd Niconero
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1st Barely A Moment 1 minute 37.9 seconds
2nd Super Kid
3rd Calveen
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1st Regal Roller 1 minute 37.4 seconds
2nd Oscar Warrior
3rd Infinite Grace
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1st Roman Arch 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Fields Of Omagh
3rd Umrum
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1st Shot Of Thunder 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Pernod
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1st Show A Heart 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd La Zagaletta
3rd Shot Of Thunder
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1st Umrum 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Go Flash Go
3rd Crawl