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: #1 Zoutori
  • 2nd: #12 Indian Pacific
  • 3rd: #16 Amish Boy




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 ran on Saturday March 6, 2021 and was won by the 57kg top weight Zoutori.  

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: #1 Zoutori
  • 2nd: #12 Indian Pacific
  • 3rd: #16 Amish Boy

It was an upset Newmarket Handicap 2021 result with 20/1 outsider, straight track specialist Zoutori, getting up over fellow roughies in the market Indian Pacific ($21) and Amish Boy ($81).

Click here to read more on the 2021 Newmarket Handicap win by track specialist Zoutori.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 4 57kg $20
2 12 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 0.2L 3 54kg $21
3 16 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 0.95L 1 52kg $81
4 17 PRAGUE Annabel Neasham Michael Dee 1.45L 15 52kg $19
5 18 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Jye McNeil 2.2L 17 52kg $7.50
6 13 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 2.3L 2 54kg $61
7 15 SIRIUS SUSPECT Saab Hasan Ms Jamie Kah 2.4L 14 54kg $14
8 10 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Damien Thornton 3.15L 10 54kg $15
9 7 FLIT James Cummings Damien Oliver 3.65L 16 54.5kg $19
10 14 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 3.75L 8 54kg $2.80F
11 2 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Mark Zahra 3.85L 11 56.5kg $31
12 3 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Damian Lane 4.6L 5 56.5kg $8.50
13 5 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6.35L 6 56kg $20
14 6 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas John Allen 8.1L 13 55kg $31
15 9 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Daniel Stackhouse 8.3L 9 54kg $71
16 11 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Lachlan King (a) 8.7L 12 54kg $101
17 8 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Michael Walker 10.2L 7 54.5kg $41
4 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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 and Zoutori ($21 in 2021).

The Newmarket Handicap favourite has saluted six times between 2007 – 2021, 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.

Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run racing second-up off a Black Caviar Lightning second heads the 18-horse Newmarket Handicap 2021 field at Flemington this ‘Super Saturday’.

  • Scratchings Updage: #4 Kemalpasa (15)

Click here to read more on the September Run-dominated 2021 Newmarket Handicap field & betting market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2400x114x7 ZOUTORI Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Luke Currie 4 57kg 109
2 411Dx111x8 ELITE STREET Daniel Morton Mark Zahra 11 56.5kg 108
3 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) Chris Waller Damian Lane 5 56.5kg 108
4 8x35311x23 KEMALPASA Richard & Chantelle Jolly Jake Toeroek 15 56.5kg 108
5 11x12122x1 CELEBRITY QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 6 56kg 111
6 12x235407x DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas John Allen 13 55kg 105
7 02x29010x5 FLIT James Cummings Damien Oliver 17 54.5kg 108
8 160x5528x0 STANDOUT Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Michael Walker 7 54.5kg 104
9 x466633x20 BOLD STAR Gordon Richards Daniel Stackhouse 9 54kg 98
10 535x1344x4 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold Damien Thornton 10 54kg 101
11 59x1117x57 HALVORSEN Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Lachlan King (a) 12 54kg 97
12 131×139152 INDIAN PACIFIC Neville Parnham Brad Parnham 3 54kg 98
13 25x3352x18 PROPHET’S THUMB Anthony & Sam Freedman Craig Newitt 2 54kg 100
14 x11x5111x2 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 8 54kg 112
15 12560x311x SIRIUS SUSPECT Saab Hasan Ms Jamie Kah 14 54kg 98
16 13x226x822 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 1 52kg 88
17 16162x48x3 PRAGUE Annabel Neasham Michael Dee 16 52kg 91
18 10x2112x3 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Jye McNeil 18 52kg 105

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

The Newmarket Handicap 2021 first acceptances attracted 35 sprinters including Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run who ran a first-up second in the Black Caviar Lightning and third in the same key lead-up Swats That.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 63x230424x AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 101
2 8x8675x225 ALBUMIN G 6 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
3 13x226x822 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 88
4 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
5 31x1622x22 AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 105
6 x111x139x0 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken
7 1365x321x5 BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings
8 8x466633x2 BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 98
9 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
10 611x12122x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 104
11 12x235407x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 105
12 174x1114x4 DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
13 308x85220x DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 105
14 411Dx111x8 ELITE STREET G 4 Daniel Morton 108
15 02x29010x5 FLIT M 4 James Cummings
16 212x5462x3 GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 95
17 59x1117x57 HALVORSEN G 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 97
18 x1120x492x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
19 00x34303x2 IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller 108
20 1131×13915 INDIAN PACIFIC G 4 Neville Parnham
21 x8x35311x2 KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 107
22 423x26462x LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
23 1x11x238x1 MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 100
24 25208x125x MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
25 411x2472x1 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller 117
26 16162x48x3 PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham
27 22x713758x PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 104
28 825x3352x1 PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 100
29 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 91
30 x11x5111x2 SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller 112
31 12560x311x SIRIUS SUSPECT G 6 Saab Hasan 98
32 x160x5528x STANDOUT H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 104
33 10x2112x3 SWATS THAT F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 105
34 1x238x113x WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
35 x2400x114x ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 109

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

The 2021 Newmarket Handicap nominations are now out with 56 sprinters entered for the autumn classic including last year’s champion Bivouac and Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes winning filly September Run who leads all-in betting.

Click here to read more on the key Newmarket Handicap 2021 nominees.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 63x230424x AGE OF CHIVALRY (NZ) G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 101
2 8x8675x22x ALBUMIN G 6 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 89
3 227247×424 ALBURQ G 4 Michael Moroney 72
4 413x226x82 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 x211x1130x ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
6 1114215×23 AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
7 31x1622x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes 105
8 x111x139x0 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken
9 61365x321x BIVOUAC H 4 James Cummings
10 38x466633x BOLD STAR G 5 Gordon Richards 96
11 x535x1344x BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 100
12 611x12122x CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams
13 12x235407x DALASAN H 4 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 105
14 3174x1114x DAME GISELLE F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
15 x5465x358x DEPRIVE G 6 James Cummings
16 8111x3413x DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
17 308x85220x DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 8 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 104
18 11x5134x DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 92
19 x411Dx111x ELITE STREET G 4 Daniel Morton 109.5
20 602x29010x FLIT M 4 James Cummings 108
21 3212x5462x GARNER G 4 Gordon Richards 92
22 0x450x1680 GRAFF H 5 Danny O’Brien
23 259x1117x5 HALVORSEN G 5 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 97
24 x1120x492x HANSEATIC C 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
25 1221x1752x HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller 108
26 3129x8415x HEY DOC G 7 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
27 100x34303x IMAGING (GB) G 6 Chris Waller
28 1131×13915 INDIAN PACIFIC G 4 Neville Parnham
29 4x8x35311x KEMALPASA G 5 Richard & Chantelle Jolly 107
30 423x26462x LYRE M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 102
31 51x11x238x MASKED CRUSADER G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
32 25208x125x MUNTASEERA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 80
33 x411x2472x NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller
34 727x62442x OSAMU C 3 Annabel Neasham 74
35 OXLEY ROAD C 3 Peter G Moody
36 116162x48x PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham 91
37 22x713758x PRETTY BRAZEN M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 104
38 x825x3352x PROPHET’S THUMB M 5 Anthony & Sam Freedman 92
39 23x25318x RANTING (NZ) C 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 91
40 75x1219x13 ROHERYN G 5 James Cummings
41 2766x1801x SAVATIANO M 6 James Cummings 110
42 4x11x5111x SEPTEMBER RUN F 3 Chris Waller
43 11210x110x SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
44 12560x311x SIRIUS SUSPECT G 6 Saab Hasan 98
45 40x425x113 SNAPDANCER M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
46 x160x5528x STANDOUT H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
47 2214×11110 STOLEN JADE M 4 Clarry Conners
48 10x2112x SWATS THAT F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens 100
49 x4124x360x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 101
50 11x21x4 THE BOPPER G 3 Kris Lees
51 4x27x1x22x TOMMY GOLD (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea 71
52 441211x34x VIRIDINE G 6 James Cummings 108
53 1x238x113x WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 98
54 21x111x WRITTEN BEAUTY F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 86
55 64x1x YULONG CODE C 3 Peter G Moody 62
56 x2400x114x ZOUTORI G 5 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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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 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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