Aurie’s Star Handicap

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

2019 Aurie's Star Handicap Results

  • 1st: #5 So Si Bon
  • 2nd: #2 Malibu Style
  • 3rd: #4 Sesar



The Aurie’s Star Handicap is a Group 3 sprint 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 $160,000 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 in Group 1 races including the Manikato Stakes at The Valley that the 2017 Aurie’s Star winner Hey Doc went onto win.

The Aurie’s Star Handicap 2019 ran on Saturday August 10, 2019 and was won in an upset by So Si Bon ($21) first-up for Lindsay Park. 

Aurie’s Star Handicap
Date: Saturday August 10, 2019
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2019 Aurie’s Star Handicap Results

  • 1st: #5 So Si Bon
  • 2nd: #2 Malibu Style
  • 3rd: #4 Sesar

The official Aurie’s Star Handicap 2019 results saw the Linsday Park-trained Australian Cup fourth-placegetter from the autumn, So Si Bon ($21), enjoy an upset win first-up for the spring. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes and Toorak Handicap Group 1 double at Caulfield over the coming months now call for the six-year-old So You Think gelding.

Read more on the 2019 Aurie’s Star Handicap win by So Si Bon now. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 12 55.5kg $21
2 2 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Damian Lane 1L 7 57.5kg $6
3 4 SESAR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 3.75L 13 55.5kg $4.20F
4 9 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Lachlan King (a) 3.85L 4 54kg $91
5 7 MILWAUKEE Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 3.95L 10 54.5kg (cd 55kg) $5.50
6 1 MATERIAL MAN Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 5.45L 14 59kg $21
7 6 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5.75L 2 55kg $16
8 8 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Ms Linda Meech 6.15L 8 54kg $6.50
9 15 MR MONEY BAGS Robbie Griffiths Beau Mertens 6.9L 6 54kg $81
10 3 ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 7.4L 3 55.5kg $14
11 13 YOU MAKE ME SMILE Jason Coyle Zac Spain 9.15L 9 54kg $9
12 10 HOLY BLADE Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 9.9L 1 54kg $26
13 11 TRIBAL WISDOM Michael Moroney Michael Dee 10.1L 5 54kg $41
14 14 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 50.1L 11 54kg $51
12 ANTAH Jason Warren Dean Yendall 0

2019 Aurie’s Star Handicap Odds

Betting on the Aurie’s Star Handicap 2019 opens as soon as nominations are out the Monday of race week, the latest Aurie’s Star Handicap betting odds to be published below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 Aurie’s Star Handicap Field

Many horses come into the Aurie’s Star Handicap field off the winter lead-up races held in Melbourne including the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield in mid-July and the Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) a fortnight later. In 2018 Voodoo Lad won the Sir John Monash Stakes – Aurie’s Star Handicap double and finished runner-up in Caulfield’s Bletchingly Stakes in between.

The 2019 Aurie’s Star Handicap field and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week and the full list of acceptances will be available below once released.

Fifteen horses make up the official Aurie’s Star Handicap 2019 Final Field including early favourite Sesar and the consistent recent All Victorian Sprint Final winner at the track and distance Malibu Style.

Read more on the 2019 Aurie’s Star Handicap Field & Odds led by Sesar now.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 1x32x6900x MATERIAL MAN Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 15 59kg 107
2 8×67202214 MALIBU STYLE Neville Parnham Damian Lane 7 57.5kg 104
3 11880x105x ICONOCLASM Danny O’Brien Brett Prebble 3 55.5kg 100
4 2154x17x16 SESAR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 14 55.5kg 100
5 641292450x SO SI BON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 13 55.5kg 100
6 544130x08x OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2 55kg 103
7 351×681212 MILWAUKEE Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 11 54.5kg 98
8 221×165313 REYKJAVIK Lindsey Smith Ms Linda Meech 8 54kg 95
9 x9767x740x SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Lachlan King (a) 4 54kg 92
10 115040×333 HOLY BLADE Peter & Paul Snowden Jye McNeil 1 54kg 90
11 x4241x994x TRIBAL WISDOM Michael Moroney Michael Dee 5 54kg 88
12 11x111231x ANTAH Jason Warren Dean Yendall 10 54kg 86
13 3x811146x4 YOU MAKE ME SMILE Jason Coyle Michael Walker 9 54kg 85
14 x4993305x5 TRUE EXCELSIOR (NZ) Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 12 54kg 84
15 43214630×0 MR MONEY BAGS Robbie Griffiths Beau Mertens 6 54kg 82

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), Temple Of Boom (2011) and Voodoo Lad (2018) who went on to win Perth’s Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) later in the year.

Aurie’s Star Handicap Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st So Si Bon 1 minute 11.07 seconds
2nd Malibu Style
3rd Sesar
2018
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Voodoo Lad 1 minute 9.64 seconds
2nd Home Of The Brave
3rd Brave Song
2017
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Cannyescent
3rd Grande Rosso
2016
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Sooboog 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Dibayani
3rd Tashbeeh
2015
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Shiraz 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Play Master
3rd Le Bonsir
2014
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Tiger Tees 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Mr Chard
3rd Zamorar
2013
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Broken 1 minute 12.5 seconds
2nd Temple Of Boom
3rd Cavallo Nero
2012
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Shanghai Warrior 1 minute 11.4 seconds
2nd Golden Archer
3rd Zamorar
2011
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Temple Of Boom 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Rekindled Interest
3rd Offenders
2010
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Elusive Touch 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Leica Larrikin
3rd Beltrois
2009
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Mic Mac 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd All American
3rd El Segundo
2008
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Grand Duels 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Stavka
3rd Valedictum
2007
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Monet Rules 1 minute 12.0 seconds
2nd Orange County
3rd El Segundo
2006
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Bel Danoro 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd El Segundo
3rd Apache Cat
2005
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Niconero 1 minute 02.8 seconds
2nd Valedictum
3rd Tszyu
2004
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st General Bayton 1 minute 11.2 seconds
2nd Deprave
3rd Via De Lago
2003
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Sports 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Naden
3rd Prince Rubiton
2002
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Fields Of Omagh 1 minute 09.4 seconds
2nd Pindi Ridge
3rd Gypsy Lad
2001
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Sound The Alarm 1 minute 08.9 seconds
2nd Slalom
3rd Le Zagaletta
2000
Aurie’s Star Handicap
1st Roktzar 1 minute 10.8 seconds
2nd Le Zagaletta
3rd Mystic Morse

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