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The $1.5 million Newmarket Handicap is a Group 1 sprint down the Flemington straight held in March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
2024 Newmarket Handicap Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
Newmarket Handicap News
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- 2022 Newmarket Handicap Winner Roch ‘N’ Horse at 100/1 Scores Boilover
- Super Saturday 2022: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report
- Home Affairs Heads 2022 Newmarket Handicap Field & Betting
The day previously featured the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) which was moved to its own feature meeting later in the month ahead of 2023.
Raced down the 1200m straight of the world renowned Flemington Racecourse – known as the ‘straight six’ – the Newmarket Handicap offers $1.5 million in prize money.
Run under open handicap conditions the Newmarket Handicap field attracts the best sprinters from around the country.
Lankan Rupee (2014) was the last sprinter to do the Oakleigh Plate – Newmarket Handicap double, while Redkirk Warrior made history in the 2018 Newmarket Handicap on the back of a Black Caviar Lightning win to become the first dual Newmarket champion since Razor Sharp (1982-83).
In 2020 Bivouac improved on a luckless unplaced Oakleigh Plate run to win the Newmarket Handicap, the eighth three-year-old winner of the Newmarket since 2004. He also went on to win that year’s Group 1 VRC Sprint at the same track and distance over the spring.
The 2022 Newmarket Handicap form was franked with the upset 100/1 winner Roch ‘N’ Horse returning in the spring to win the Group 1 Champions Sprint (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. Third place-getter September Run further franked the form with her next-up win in the Group 1 William Reid Stakes victory at The Valley.
In 2023 the Newmarket Handicap third place-getter I Wish I Win headed to Sydney at his next start and won Randwick’s Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m). He also went on to enjoy a successful spring that included a second in the $20 million The Everest race.
The 2024 Newmarket Handicap runs on Saturday March 9, 2024 at Flemington Racecourse.
|Newmarket Handicap 2024|
|Date:||Saturday March 9, 2024|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
2024 Newmarket Handicap Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
2024 Newmarket Handicap Betting Odds
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The latest Newmarket Handicap odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as betting on the Flemington ‘Super Saturday’ sprint opens.
Plenty of horses at roughie prices in Newmarket Handicap betting have saluted in recent years including Redkirk Warrior ($31 in 2017) who became the first horse in a century to win the race first-up and Zoutori ($21 in 2021).
The longest-priced Newmarket Handicap winner in recent history was Roch ‘N’ Horse who won her Australian debut in the famous sprint at $101.
The Newmarket Handicap favourite has saluted six times between 2007 – 2023, but not since Hay List ($3.80 in 2012).
2024 Newmarket Handicap Form
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2024 Newmarket Handicap Tips
Stay tuned for our insider Newmarket Handicap 2024 Tips on the Group 1 Flemington sprint this autumn.
- To Win: TBD
2024 Newmarket Handicap Field
The Newmarket Handicap field and barriers are released on the Wednesday before and attract a similar field to those that faced off earlier in the autumn in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate.
The Newmarket Handicap 2024 final field and barrier draw will be published below as soon as available on Wednesday the 6th of March, 2024.
2024 Newmarket Handicap Nominations
The 2024 Newmarket Handicap nominations will be provided below once announced by Racing Victoria on Monday the 4th of March, 2024.
Newmarket Handicap History
The Newmarket Handicap was first run in 1874 and won by Maid Of Avenel. The most famous Newmarket Handicap took place in 2002 when Rubitano took out the title. In the last few metres of the race there was less than a head’s distance separating the first six place getters; ending in an extremely close finish to the race.
Double winners of the Newmarket Handicap include Aspen in 1880-81, Gothic in 1927-28, Correct in 1960-61, Razor Sharp in 1982-83 and most recently Redkirk Warrior (2017-18). Since 1988 the fastest winning time was recorded by Black Caviar in 2011 with 1 minute 7.3 seconds. The 2017 Newmarket Handicap winner Redkirk Warrior made history as the first horse in 100 years to take out the sprint feature first-up before carrying top weight from the outside gate to win again in 2018 making him the first horse to do the Newmarket – Lightning Stakes – Newmarket treble.
In 2020 Bivouac became the eighth three-year-old Newmarket Handicap winner since 2004.
Roch ‘N’ Horse made history in the 2022 Newmarket Handicap results with the Kiwi mare scoring a boil-over at $101.
The three-year-olds were back on top with Godolphin’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly from the spring In Secret taking out the 2023 Newmarket Handicap.
The Newmarket Handicap results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.
Recent Newmarket Handicap Winners
|1st||In Secret||1 minute 08.24 seconds|
|3rd||I Wish I Win|
|1st||Roch ‘N’ Horse||1 minute 09.01 seconds|
|1st||Zoutori||1 minute 09.61 seconds|
|1st||Bivouac||1 minute 09.21 seconds|
|1st||Sunlight||1 minute 08.25 seconds|
|1st||Redkirk Warrior||1 minute 8.33 seconds|
|1st||Redkirk Warrior||1 minute 9.05 seconds|
|1st||The Quarterback||1 minute 9.2 seconds|
|2nd||Black Heart Bart|
|1st||Brazen Beau||1 minute 09.2 seconds|
|1st||Lankan Rupee||1 minute 09.3 seconds|
|2nd||Spirit Of Boom|
|1st||Shamexpress||1 minute 08.2 seconds|
|2nd||Moment Of Change|
|1st||Hay List||1 minute 08.7 seconds|
|1st||Black Caviar||1 minute 07.3 seconds|
|1st||Wanted||1 minute 10.11 seconds|
|1st||Scenic Blast||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Weekend Hustler||1 minute 9 seconds|
|1st||Miss Andretti||1 minute 7.7 seconds|
|1st||Takeover Target||1 minute 8.3 seconds|
|1st||Alinghi||1 minute 8.1 seconds|
|1st||Exceed And Excel||1 minute 8.7 seconds|
|1st||Belle Du Jour||1 minute 8.6 seconds|
|1st||Rubitano||1 minute 9 seconds|
|1st||Toledo||1 minute 8.6 seconds|
|2nd||Show A Heart|
|1st||Miss Pennymoney||1 minute 7.6 seconds|