Aurie’s Star Handicap

The 2017 Aurie's Star Handicap is a Group 3 event held at Flemington Racecourse.

The 2017 Aurie’s Star Handicap is a Group 3 sprinting event hosted at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne every year around early August. Run over 1200m under open handicap conditions, the Aurie’s Star Handicap pays a total of $150,000 prize money.

The Aurie’s Star Handicap is one of the first group races of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, and as a result tends to attract punting attention in excess of its status. Keep a close eye on the Aurie’s Star Handicap results, as they can provide a good indicator for later form.

The Aurie’s Star Handicap 2017 will be run on August 12th.

Aurie’s Star Handicap
Date: August 12th
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group Three
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 Aurie’s Star Handicap Field

The 2017 Aurie’s Star Handicap field is be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 134x31196x HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 8 59kg 105
2 31x271183x I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Dwayne Dunn 7 58kg 107
3 717121175x GRANDE ROSSO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 9 56.5kg 100
4 911x63280x WE’VE GOT THIS Greg Eurell Craig Newitt 2 55kg 97
5 01x0533x53 FLIPPANT Peter & Paul Snowden Ben Melham 6 54.5kg 100
6 6x114173x SNITZSON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 5 54kg 94
7 26×1516111 CANNYESCENT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 10 54kg 93
8 587×842574 YESTERDAY’S SONGS Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 4 54kg 93
9 14x64x0339 RUETTIGER (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Beau Mertens (a) 1 54kg 90
10 4x25x413x0 MANUEL Tony McEvoy Ben Thompson (a) 3 54kg 65

Aurie’s Star Handicap Nominations

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 31x271183x I AM A STAR (NZ) M 4 Shane Nichols 1 58kg 107
2 134x31196x HEY DOC G 4 Tony McEvoy 2 59kg 105
3 01x0533x53 FLIPPANT M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 54.5kg 100
4 717121175x GRANDE ROSSO G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 56.5kg 100
5 911x63280x WE’VE GOT THIS G 6 Greg Eurell 5 55kg 97
6 6x114173x SNITZSON H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 6 54kg 94
7 26×1516111 CANNYESCENT G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 7 54kg 93
8 587×842574 YESTERDAY’S SONGS G 7 Michael Moroney 8 54kg 93
9 31215560×3 BEATNIKS M 7 Matthew Dale 9 54kg 92
10 0x280x344x BRAVE SMASH (JPN) H 5 Darren Weir 10 54kg 90
11 14x64x0339 RUETTIGER (NZ) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 11 54kg 90
12 x3189348x3 MURT THE FLIRT G 6 Brendan McCarthy 12 54kg 88
13 9504530014 PLAY MASTER G 9 Peter Smith 13 54kg 85
14 x2539x0925 KIRANI G 7 Pat Hyland 14 54kg 76
15 15920×0926 LITTLE INDIAN M 5 Robbie Laing 15 54kg 68
16 4x25x413x0 MANUEL H 4 Tony McEvoy 16 54kg 65
17 4805×50689 JERSEY WHISTLER G 8 Tara Cochrane 17 54kg 62

Aurie’s Star Handicap History

The Aurie’s Star Handicap was inaugurated in 1996 as an unlisted event, with Homestead taking out the first edition of the race. In 2005, the Aurie’s Star Handicap was upgraded to a listed event and given a boost in prize money. In 2010, it was ran as a Group 3 event, however was downgraded to listed status for the 2011 edition. In 2012, the Aurie’s Star Handicap was again upgraded to Group 3 and has remained at that status since.

The Aurie’s Star Handicap was held for a year at Moonee Valley Racecourse in 2007, but is now certainly a Flemington race. Although the Aurie’s Star Handicap only has a brief history, it has played an important role in the preparation of many sprinters for the spring campaigns.

Notable Aurie’s Star Handicap winners include Homestead (1996), Fields Of Omagh (2002), Sports (2003) and Temple Of Boom (2011).

Aurie’s Star Handicap Results

Year Place Horse Time
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Cannyescent
3rd Grande Rosso
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Sooboog 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Dibayani
3rd Tashbeeh
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Shiraz 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Play Master
3rd Le Bonsir
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Tiger Tees 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Mr Chard
3rd Zamorar
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Broken 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Cavallo Nero
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Shanghai Warrior 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Golden Archer
3rd Zamorar
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Temple Of Boom 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Rekindled Interest
3rd Offenders
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Elusive Touch 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Leica Larrikin
3rd Beltrois
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Mic Mac 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd All American
3rd El Segundo
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Grand Duels 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Stavka
3rd Valedictum
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Monet Rules 1 minute 12.0 seconds
2nd Orange County
3rd El Segundo
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Bel Danoro 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd El Segundo
3rd Apache Cat
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Niconero 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Valedictum
3rd Tszyu
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st General Bayton 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Deprave
3rd Via De Lago
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Sports 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Naden
3rd Prince Rubiton
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Fields Of Omagh 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Pindi Ridge
3rd Gypsy Lad
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Sound The Alarm 1 minute 08.9 seconds
2nd Slalom
3rd Le Zagaletta
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Roktzar 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Mystic Morse

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