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.

2022 Newmarket Handicap Results

  • 1st: #11 Roch 'N' Horse
  • 2nd: #15 The Astrologist
  • 3rd: #12 September Run




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 $1.5 million in prize money.

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 2022 Newmarket Handicap ran on Saturday March 12, 2022 and saw a boil-over with New Zealand mare Roch ‘N’ Horse win at $101! 

Newmarket Handicap 2022
Date: Saturday March 12, 2022
Racecourse: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1,500,000

2022 Newmarket Handicap Results

  • 1st: #11 Roch ‘N’ Horse ($101)
  • 2nd: #15 The Astrologist
  • 3rd: #12 September Run

There was a huge upset in the Newmarket Handicap 2022 result with the Michael Moroeny-trained Kiwi raider Roch ‘N’ Horse ($101) getting the run of the race from the inside pack to flying home and win at 100/1 defeating fellow roughies The Astrologist ($61) and last year’s beaten favourite September Run ($26).

Click here to read more on the shock Newmarket Handicap 2022 winner Roch ‘N’ Horse at 100/1! 

2022 Newmarket Handicap Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 ROCH ’N’ HORSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 3 52.5kg $101
2 15 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Fred Kersley 0.4L 4 52.5kg $61
3 12 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 0.6L 8 52.5kg $26
4 6 LEVANTE (NZ) Ken & Bev Kelso Michael Dee 2.1L 10 53.5kg $18
5 14 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 2.3L 6 52.5kg $17
6 16 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 3.05L 2 51kg $9
7 1 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 4.55L 13 57kg $9.50
8 4 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 4.75L 1 55.5kg $31
9 2 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 4.85L 16 56kg $4.40
10 7 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Holland 5.25L 11 52.5kg $41
11 10 QUANTICO John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 6L 12 52.5kg $9.50
12 9 POLAND Michael Moroney Michael Poy 6.75L 14 52.5kg $61
13 17 FINANCE TYCOON Danny O’Brien Josh Richards (a) 6.95L 5 50.5kg $41
14 3 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 7.45L 9 56kg $4.20F
15 13 SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 7.55L 17 52.5kg $26
16 5 COUNT DE RUPEE Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 9.55L 7 54kg $31
17 8 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 10.8L 15 52.5kg $2

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 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 and Zoutori ($21 in 2021).

The longest-priced Nemarket 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 – 2021, but not since Hay List ($3.80 in 2012).

2022 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 2022 final field and barrier draw will be published below as soon as available on Wednesday the 9th of March, 2022.

The 2022 Newmarket Handicap field has drawn a star-studded line-up of sprinters including Chris Waller’s first-up Black Caviar Lightning champion Home Affairs out wide in gate 16 and the John O’Shea-trained Lost And Running who won the Southern Cross Stakes fresh in Sydney.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Newmarket Handicap 2022 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 25x15126x5 MASKED CRUSADER Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jye McNeil 13 57kg 114
2 2138x191x1 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 16 56kg 117
3 11x84421x1 LOST AND RUNNING (NZ) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 9 56kg 112
4 140x4240x0 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton Damian Lane 1 55.5kg 111
5 2183x1321x COUNT DE RUPEE Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 7 54kg 108
6 31514×1211 LEVANTE (NZ) Ken & Bev Kelso Michael Dee 10 53.5kg 111
7 702980×131 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Dean Holland 11 52.5kg 103
8 14x2316x23 OXLEY ROAD Peter G Moody Blaike McDougall 15 52.5kg 101
9 0x153x80x5 POLAND Michael Moroney Michael Poy 14 52.5kg 94
10 11x0x4111x QUANTICO John O’Shea Kerrin McEvoy 12 52.5kg 95
11 92201×4272 ROCH ’N’ HORSE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 3 52.5kg 98
12 048x37664x SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Ms Jamie Kah 8 52.5kg 107
13 x11339x211 SNAPDANCER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Harry Coffey 17 52.5kg 103
14 358x8052x4 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Craig Williams 6 52.5kg 109
15 5411313×37 THE ASTROLOGIST Leon & Troy Corstens Fred Kersley 4 52.5kg 104
16 16x22433x6 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 2 51kg 107
17 x1641x6x31 FINANCE TYCOON Danny O’Brien Josh Richards (a) 5 50.5kg 96

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Newmarket Handicap Weights

The Newmarket Handicap 2022 weights will be released on Tuesday the 1st of March, 2022. 

2022 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 2022 Newmarket Handicap first acceptances closed on Tuesday the 22nd of February, 2022 and drew 37 sprinters led in betting by Chris Waller’s upset Black Caviar Lightning winning three-year-old Home Affairs and the stablemate he beat home Nature Strip who is a doubtful final acceptor.

2022 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

The 2022 Newmarket Handicap nominations will be provided below once announced by Racing Victoria on Monday the 31st of January, 2022.

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.

The 2022 Newmarket Handicap nominations attracted 62 sprinters including Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Home Affairs, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Golden Rose champ In The Congo, the defending champion Zoutori and The Everest hero Nature Strip.

Click here to view the full list of 2022 Newmarket Handicap nominations for this autumn. 

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 boilo-over at $101.

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

Recent Newmarket Handicap Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Newmarket Handicap
1st Roch ‘N’ Horse 1 minute 09.01 seconds
2nd The Astrologist
3rd September Run
2021
Newmarket Handicap
1st Zoutori 1 minute 09.61 seconds
2nd Indian Pacific
3rd Amish Boy
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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