Newmarket Handicap

The Newmarket Handicap is a Group 1 sprint down the Flemington straight held in March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival on Super Saturday.

2021 Newmarket Handicap Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD




The Group 1 Newmarket Handicap takes place on Flemington’s Super Saturday of Racing during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival in early March. The day also features the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) and a host of other Black-Type support acts for punters to enjoy a bet on at an online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au.

Raced down the 1200m straight of the world renowned Flemington Racecourse – known as the ‘straight six’ – the Newmarket Handicap offers $1.25 million in prize money and $5,000 in trophies.

Run under open handicap conditions the Newmarket Handicap field attracts the best sprinters from around the country.

The best lead-up races held earlier in the autumn for Newmarket Handicap horses include Flemington’s Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield. 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 2021 Newmarket Handicap runs on Saturday March 6, 2021. 

Newmarket Handicap 2021
Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,250,000

2021 Newmarket Handicap Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 Newmarket Handicap Betting & Odds

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.

The Newmarket Handicap favourite has saluted six times between 2007 – 2020, but not since Hay List ($3.80 in 2012).

2021 Newmarket Handicap Field

The Newmarket Handicap field and barriers are released on the Wednesday before Super Saturday 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 2021 final field and barrier draw will be published below as soon as available on Wednesday the 3rd of March, 2021.

2021 Newmarket Handicap Weights

The Newmarket Handicap 2021 weights will be released on Tuesday the 23rd of February, 2021 and published below.

2021 Newmarket Handicap First Acceptances

The official Newmarket Handicap first acceptances close in late February a fortnight out from the Group 1 Flemington Super Saturday sprint run in March.

The 2021 Newmarket Handicap first acceptances close on Tuesday the 16th of February, 2021 and will be updated below.

2021 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

The 2021 Newmarket Handicap nominations will be provided below once announced by Racing Victoria on Monday the 18th of January, 2021.

The Newmarket Handicap nominations are released over a month out from race day and allow for futures Newmarket Handicap betting to open at bookmakers like Ladbrokes.com.au. Following the nominations the Newmarket Handicap first declarations close in late February as the field begins to take shape.

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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.

The Newmarket Handicap results going back to 2000 are listed in the table below.

Recent Newmarket Handicap Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Newmarket Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
Newmarket Handicap
1st Bivouac 1 minute 09.21 seconds
2nd Loving Gaby
3rd Gytrash
2019
Newmarket Handicap
1st Sunlight 1 minute 08.25 seconds
2nd Osborne Bulls
3rd Brave Smash
2018
Newmarket Handicap
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 8.33 seconds
2nd Brave Smash
3rd Merchant Navy
2017
Newmarket Handicap
1st Redkirk Warrior 1 minute 9.05 seconds
2nd Voodoo Lad
3rd Star Turn
2016
Newmarket Handicap
1st The Quarterback 1 minute 9.2 seconds
2nd Black Heart Bart
3rd Chautauqua
2015
Newmarket Handicap
1st Brazen Beau 1 minute 09.2 seconds
2nd Chautauqua
3rd Terravista
2014
Newmarket Handicap
1st Lankan Rupee 1 minute 09.3 seconds
2nd Spirit Of Boom
3rd Knoydart
2013
Newmarket Handicap
1st Shamexpress 1 minute 08.2 seconds
2nd Moment Of Change
3rd Aeronautical
2012
Newmarket Handicap
1st Hay List 1 minute 08.7 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Foxwedge
2011
Newmarket Handicap
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 07.3 seconds
2nd Crystal Lily
3rd Beaded
2010
Newmarket Handicap
1st Wanted 1 minute 10.11 seconds
2nd Eagle Falls
3rd Starspangledbanner
2009
Newmarket Handicap
1st Scenic Blast 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Swiss Ace
3rd Aichi
2008
Newmarket Handicap
1st Weekend Hustler 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd Magnus
3rd Grand Duels
2007
Newmarket Handicap
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 7.7 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Undue
2006
Newmarket Handicap
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 8.3 seconds
2nd Snitzel
3rd Stratum
2005
Newmarket Handicap
1st Alinghi 1 minute 8.1 seconds
2nd Fastnet Rock
3rd Foreplay
2004
Newmarket Handicap
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Titanic Jack
3rd Regimental Gal
2003
Newmarket Handicap
1st Belle Du Jour 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Bel Espirit
3rd Super Impressive
2002
Newmarket Handicap
1st Rubitano 1 minute 9 seconds
2nd North Boy
3rd Mistegic
2001
Newmarket Handicap
1st Toledo 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Show A Heart
3rd Mannington
2000
Newmarket Handicap
1st Miss Pennymoney 1 minute 7.6 seconds
2nd Black Bean
3rd Falvelon

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