Toorak Handicap

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

2020 Toorak Handicap Results

  • 1st: #1 Mr Quickie
  • 2nd: #15 Buffalo River
  • 3rd: #5 Superstorm



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 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 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 Empire Rose Stakes (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 six of the seven winners from 2012-18 including Trust In A Gust (2014) who was the last to do the double. 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 2020 ran on Caulfield Guineas Day – Saturday October 10, 2020 and was won in an upset by the top-weight Mr Quickie. 

Toorak Handicap 2020
Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
Track: Caulfield Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1881

2020 Toorak Handicap Results

  • 1st: #1 Mr Quickie
  • 2nd: #15 Buffalo River
  • 3rd: #5 Superstorm

Mr Quickie ($21) was too good coming back to a mile and kept fresh by trainer Phillip Stokes with the outsider in betting carrying the top-weight to a commanding two length win in the 2020 Toorak Handicap results.

Click here to read more on the powerhouse Toorak Handicap 2020 win by Cantala Stakes-bound Mr Quickie.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 2 59kg $21
2 15 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 2L 5 53kg $4.80
3 5 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 2.5L 13 57.5kg $8
4 12 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 3L 15 55.5kg $31
5 9 ACHERNAR STAR Lindsey Smith Jamie Mott 3.3L 1 56kg $41
6 6 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3.4L 3 57kg $21
7 3 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 3.8L 12 58kg $51
8 2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 4.1L 6 58.5kg $6.50
9 13 JUNIPAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 4.6L 9 55.5kg $4F
10 4 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 4.7L 7 57.5kg $11
11 8 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 5.7L 14 56.5kg $31
12 7 MANDELA EFFECT Scott Brunton Craig Newitt 6.1L 8 56.5kg $51
13 11 SIRCCONI Nick Ryan Daniel Stackhouse 7.35L 11 56kg $18
14 10 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Jye McNeil 8.35L 10 56kg $41
15 14 HARLECH (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 17.35L 4 54.5kg $41

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Toorak Handicap Betting Odds

The latest Toorak Handicap 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and listed in full below.

Fifteen milers make-up the 2020 Toorak Handicap final field on Guineas Day with the consistent Buffalo River favourite in an open market stepping up notably in grade.

Click here to read more on the key fancies in the Toorak Handicap 2020 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 002x902x27 MR QUICKIE Phillip Stokes Jamie Kah 2 59kg 107
2 x25319x440 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Damien Oliver 6 58.5kg 106
3 44116×4539 SO SI BON Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes Luke Nolen 12 58kg 105
4 3x0x470x11 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 7 57.5kg 104
5 54x122x907 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 13 57.5kg 104
6 x010x040x3 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3 57kg 103
7 5212111×59 MANDELA EFFECT Scott Brunton Craig Newitt 8 56.5kg 102
8 0x38156745 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Dean Yendall 14 56.5kg 102
9 40x0223x84 ACHERNAR STAR Lindsey Smith Jamie Mott 1 56kg 101
10 98276×5120 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Jye McNeil 10 56kg 101
11 3502217224 SIRCCONI Nick Ryan Daniel Stackhouse 11 56kg 101
12 123x63x230 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 15 55.5kg 100
13 131037×311 JUNIPAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 9 55.5kg 100
14 x1212224x0 HARLECH (NZ) Michael Moroney Michael Dee 4 54.5kg 98
15 111x0x11x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 5 53kg 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 Toorak Handicap Nominations

Nominations for the Toorak Handicap in 2020 close the Monday leading-up to the race and will be listed for punters below.

The 2020 Toorak Handicap nominations feature 18 in-form mile types including Junipal and I Am Superman both coming off back-to-back wins this prep.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 40x0223x84 ACHERNAR STAR G 6 Lindsey Smith 101
2 123x63x230 AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 100
3 111x0x11x2 BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 5 Michael Moroney 95
4 x25319x440 CASCADIAN (GB) G 6 James Cummings 106
5 x010x040x3 CHIEF IRONSIDE (GB) H 6 Kris Lees 103
6 3x45050x64 GOLD FIELDS G 8 Logan McGill 97
7 x1212224x0 HARLECH (NZ) H 4 Michael Moroney 98
8 3x0x470x11 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) H 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 104
9 131037×311 JUNIPAL G 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 100
10 5212111×59 MANDELA EFFECT G 6 Scott Brunton 102
11 002x902x27 MR QUICKIE G 5 Phillip Stokes 107
12 0x38156745 REYKJAVIK H 6 Lindsey Smith 102
13 32x121x591 RIDDLE ME THAT G 4 Matt Laurie 98
14 98276×5120 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 8 Sam Kavanagh 101
15 3502217224 SIRCCONI G 6 Nick Ryan 101
16 44116×4539 SO SI BON G 7 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 105
17 54x122x907 SUPERSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 104
18 x1x2111421 WINDSTORM G 4 Grant & Alana Williams 95

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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

2020
Toorak Handicap
1st Mr Quickie 1 minute 35.81 seconds
2nd Buffalo River
3rd Superstorm
2019
Toorak Handicap
1st Fierce Impact 1 minute 35.19 seconds
2nd Night’s Watch
3rd Age Of Chivalry
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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