Aurie’s Star Handicap

Aurie's Star Handicap, Flemington

Looking for early info on this year’s Aurie’s Star Handicap? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.

The Aurie’s Star Handicap is a Group 3 race held during the Melbourne Winter Racing Carnival in early August as a lead-up into the spring.

Named after The Goodwood, Oakleigh Plate and Newmarket Handicap winner, Aurie’s Star, the Aurie’s Star Handicap marks the start of the new season in Victoria and is officially the first Group race on the calendar.

Run over 1,200 metres down the famous ‘Straight Six’ track at Flemington, the Aurie’s Star Handicap holds a prize-purse of $200,000 as of 2021 and attracts a fair share of talented sprinters hoping to step up in distance to the Group 1 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield in the coming weeks. So Si Bon (2019) won the Aurie’s Star at 20/1 before a next-up Memsie Stakes second franking the form out of the Flemington Group 3. 

Horses that do well in the Aurie’s Star Handicap may choose to back-up in Caulfield’s Group 3 The Heath 1100 Stakes (1100m) over less distance on Memsie Stakes Day.

From the inaugural race until 2004, the Aurie’s Star was run as an Unlisted handicap. From 2005 to 2009, it was a Listed race, before becoming a Group 3 race in 2010.

The venue for this race was temporarily shifted to Moonee Valley Racecourse in 2007.

Plenty of good horses have won the Aurie’s Star Handicap over the years including recent victories by the likes of Temple Of Boom (2011), Tiger Tees (2014), Hey Doc (2017), Voodoo Lad (2018) and Home Of The Brave (2020).

Aurie’s Star Handicap 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday August 6, 2022
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Straight
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1996
  • 2022 Aurie’s Star Handicap Winner: TBD

aurie’s star handicap 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Aurie’s Star Handicap results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 6, 2022. 

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Aurie’s Star Handicap Betting 2022

There are many different ways to bet on the Aurie’s Star Handicap, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Aurie’s Star Handicap
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s race.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Aurie’s Star Handicap. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Aurie’s Star Handicap, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Aurie’s Star Handicap, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Aurie’s Star Handicap to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Aurie’s Star Handicap to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Aurie’s Star Handicap to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Aurie’s Star Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Aurie’s Star Handicap in 2022

  1. Login at neds.com.au
  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Aurie’s Star Handicap Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Which Horse Will Win The Aurie’s Star Handicap in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the Aurie’s Star Handicap in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up racing form, assess the barriers and look at the weights. 

Additional factors to consider when selecting the Aurie’s Star Handicap winner include: 

  • Favourites – Horses offering low single figure odds have proven successful in recent years, so sticking with favourites might be even better advice than it usually is.
  • Handicap Help – Look for horses that gain relief from the handicap, or that can handle the extra weight.
  • Ollie Factor – Jockey Damien Oliver holds the Aurie’s Star Handicap record of five wins most recently aboard Home Of The Brave (2020).

Aurie’s Star Handicap Favourites 2022

The early Aurie’s Star favourites for 2022 will be updated here the week of the race.

Aurie’s Star Handicap 2022 Field

The official Aurie’s Star 2022 field and barriers are released the week of the race and will be available right here.

Aurie’s Star Handicap 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD

Our insider Aurie’s Star Handicap 2022 betting tips will be available here the week of the race and a detailed betting preview published on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2022 AURIE’S STAR HANDICAP DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Aurie’s Star Handicap Race Day 2022

2022 Aurie’s Star Handicap Day takes place at Flemington on Saturday August 6, 2022. 

Aurie’s Star Handicap Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Aurie’s Star Handicap barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Aurie’s Star Handicap Field section. 

Aurie’s Star Handicap Nominations 2022

The Aurie’s Star Handicap 2022 nominations are taken the Monday of race week, August 1, 2022 and will be published in full below. 

Aurie’s Star Handicap Weights 2022

Handicap conditions applies to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00PM (local time) on Monday August 1, 2022 and will be published in our above Aurie’s Star Handicap Field section. 

Aurie’s Star Handicap Acceptances 2022

Aurie’s Star 2022 final acceptances close on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in our above Aurie’s Star Handicap Field section.

Aurie’s Star Handicap Jockeys 2022

Riders must be declared by 1:00PM on Wednesday the 3rd of August, 2022 with the official Aurie’s Star Handicap jockeys to be published in our above Aurie’s Star Handicap Field section.  

Aurie’s Star Handicap Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 6th of August, 2022.

Aurie’s Star Handicap Prize Money 2022

The Aurie’s Star Handicap prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

Aurie’s Star Handicap Race Number 2022

The 2022 Aurie’s Star race number is TBC for Saturday the 6th of August, 2022. There are a total of nine races at Flemington on Aurie’s Star Handicap Day.

Aurie’s Star Handicap Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Aurie’s Star Handicap Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2022 AURIE’S STAR HANDICAP FORM GUIDE

Aurie’s Star Handicap Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Aurie’s Star Handicap live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing.com

Aurie’s Star Handicap Winners

Winners of the Aurie’s Star Handicap going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
2021 The Astrologist Leon & Troy Corstens Damien Thornton 57 kgs 1:10.50
2020 Home Of The Brave James Cummings Damien Oliver 59 kgs 1:10.58
2019 So Si Bon David & Ben Hayes & Tom Dabernig Luke Nolen 55.5 kgs 1:11.07
2018 Voodoo Lad Darren Weir Damien Oliver 59 kgs 1:09.64
2017 Hey Doc Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 59 kgs 1:09.99
2016 Sooboog Darren Weir Michael Dee 54 kgs 1:10.06
2015 Shiraz Tony McEvoy Damien Oliver 54.5 kgs 1:09.43
2014 Tiger Tees Joseph Pride Damien Oliver 59.5 kgs 1:09.86
2013 Broken Darren Weir Luke Nolen 54 kgs 1:12.51
2012 Shanghai Warrior Pat Hyland Steven King 54 kgs 1:11.40
2011 Temple Of Boom Tony Gollan James McDonald 54 kgs 1:10.55
2010 Elusive Touch Mark Kavanagh Stephen Baster 53 kgs 1:11.13
2009 Mic Mac Greg Eurell Damien Oliver 55.5 kgs 1:09.66
2008 Grand Duels Byron Cozamanis Brad Rawiller 55 kgs 1:10.48
2007 Monet Rules Leon Corstens Peter Mertens 53 kgs 1:12.00
2006 Bel Danoro Lee Freedman Craig Newitt 52 kgs 1:09.88
2005 Niconero David Hayes Craig Williams 54 kgs 1:10.76

 

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