Bill Ritchie Handicap

Bill Ritchie Handicap Winners Probabeel (2020) | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds.com.au

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

The Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap is a quality handicap race for middle-distance gallopers aged three and above contested over 1400m at Royal Randwick Racecourse in mid-September.

Held as part of the George Main Stakes Day card in Sydney, the Bill Ritchie Handicap offers $160,000 in prize money and is a key lead-up into the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) held back at the track over a mile a fortnight later. Kolding (2019) and Probabeel (2020) are the latest runners to complete the Bill Ritchie Handicap – Epsom Handicap double.

bill ritchie handicap 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality Handicap
  • Qualification: Three-Year-Olds and above
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Randwick Racecourse
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1867
  • 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap Winner: Atishu

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday September 18, 2021.

  1. #11 Atishu
  2. #9 Looks Like Elvis
  3. #3 Aramayo

Trainer Chris Waller added to his strong record in the Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 results with his mare Atishu ($3.50) saluting for the punters to earn the Group 1 Epsom Handicap ballot exemption.

Bill Ritchie Handicap Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Bill Ritchie Handicap
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Bill Ritchie Handicap.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Bill Ritchie Handicap. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Bill Ritchie 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 Bill Ritchie 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 Bill Ritchie Handicap to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Bill Ritchie Handicap to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Bill Ritchie 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 Bill Ritchie Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On the bill ritchie handicap

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on the Bill Ritchie Handicap Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Which Horse Will Win The Bill Ritchie Handicap in 2021?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Bill Ritchie Handicap in 2021 to take into account the form, assess the barriers, look at their past runs in Sydney and recent Group performances. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Bill Ritchie Handicap winner include: 

  • Boys’ Club: Just four  mares have won the Bill Ritchie Handicap in the past 20 years with Judged (2008), Steps And Time (2012), Probabeel (2020) and Atishu (2021).
  • Waller Factor: Trainer Chris Waller has an outstanding record in the race preparing four winners from 2012-21 with Boban (2013), Sadler’s Lake (2015), Comin’ Through (2017), Kolding (2019) and Atishu (2021).

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 Favourites

Early Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 favourites include the returning Mark Newnham-trained Harmony Rose and Joe Pride’s Private Eye racing third-up. 

Probabeel ($2.45 in 2020) followed by Atishu ($3.50 in 2021) are the latest Bill Ritchie Handicap favourites to win.

Bill Ritchie Handicap Field 2021

The official 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap field of final acceptances is announced the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

The Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 final field features a class line-up of hopefuls led in betting by the autumn’s dual Group 1 placegetter Harmony Rose drawn well first-up in barrier two with Rachel King to ride.

  • Scratched: #1 Archedemus (13); #6 Duais (12); #7 Man Of Peace (6); #10 Outback Diva (5)

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 Tips

Favourite: #12 Harmony Rose ($3.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #12 Harmony Rose to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #4 Amarelinha ($9.50 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 betting tips will be published above the week of the race and a full tipping preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 GEORGE MAIN STAKES DAY PREVIEW & TIPS

Bill Ritchie Handicap Race Day 2021

The Bill Ritchie Handicap takes place on Saturday, the 18th of September 2021 as part of the George Main Stakes Day 2021 card at Royal Randwick. The Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) for the elite milers is the feature of the meeting, which also hosts the: 

Bill Ritchie Handicap Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap barrier draw will be released the Wednesday of race week and published in our above Bill Ritchie Handicap Field section. 

Bill Ritchie Handicap Nominations 2021

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 13th of September, 2021. 

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 Weights

Quality Handicap conditions apply to this race. Lowest handicap weight 53kg. Highest handicap weight 61kg. Final Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 14th of September, 2021 with the final weights announced in our above Bill Ritchie Handicap Field section. 

2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap Top Weight:

  • #1 Archedemus (59kg)

Bill ritchie handicap 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021 and will be published in our above Bill Ritchie Handicap Field section. 

Bill Ritchie Handicap 2021 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 15th of September, 2021 with the official Bill Ritchie Handicap jockeys to be published in our above Bill Ritchie Handicap Field section. 

Bill Ritchie Handicap Scratchings 2021

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 18th of September, 2021. 

2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap Scratchings: 

  •  #1 Archedemus (13); #6 Duais (12); #7 Man Of Peace (6); #10 Outback Diva (5)

Bill Ritchie Handicap Prize Money 2021

The Bill Ritchie Handicap offers $160,000 in total prize money including $83,000 to the Bill Ritchie Handicap winner.

Place Prize Money
1st $83,000
2nd $29,400
3rd $14,200
4th $7,200
5th $5,00
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

Bill Ritchie Handicap Race Number 2021

The 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap is set to run as Randwick Race 5 at 2:00pm (AEST) on Saturday September 18, 2021. There are ten races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

Bill Ritchie Handicap Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 BILL RITCHIE HANDICAP FORM GUIDE

Bill Ritchie Handicap Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Bill Ritchie Handicap live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

bill ritchie handicap Winners

Winners of the Bill Ritchie Handicap going back to the year 2000 along with the placegetters and winning times are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Atishu 1 minute 23.74 seconds
2nd Looks Like Elvis
3rd Aramayo
2020
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Probabeel 1 minute 22.64 seconds
2nd Cuba
3rd Brandenburg
2019
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Kolding 1 minute 22.99 seconds
2nd Fierce Impact
3rd Desert Lord
2018
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Siege Of Quebec 1 minute 21.56 seconds
2nd Pierata
3rd Music Magnate
2017
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Comin’ Through 1 minute 21.67 seconds
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd Burning Passion
2016
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Sons Of John 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Torgersen
3rd Federal
2015
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Sadler’s Lake 1 minute 24.79 seconds
2nd Rudy
3rd Heart Testa
2014
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Manawanui 1 minute 21.8 seconds
2nd Rock Sturdy
3rd Tougher Than Ever
2013
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Boban 1 minute 21.8 seconds
2nd Beltone
3rd Choice Bro
2012
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Steps In Time 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Said Com
3rd Wild And Proud
2011
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Thankgodyou’rehere 1 minute 22.2 seconds
2nd Startsmeup
3rd Miss Keepsake
2010
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Drumbeats 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Kenny’s World
3rd Captain Sonador
2009
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st McClintock 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Walking Or Dancing
3rd Faulconbridge
2008
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Judged 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Rockwood
3rd Kiloton
2007
Bill Ritchie Handicap
Race Not Held  
2006
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Coalesce 1 minute 21.6 seconds
2nd New Edge
3rd Flaming
2005
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Flaming 1 minute 21.3 seconds
2nd Devil
3rd Messiaen
2004
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Osca Warrior 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Utzon
3rd In A Bound
2003
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Zabarra 1 minute 22.6 seconds
2nd Britt’s Best
3rd Forum Floozie
2002
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Zabarra 1 minute 23.8 seconds
2nd This Manshood
3rd Swiss Echo
2001
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Fouardee 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Defier
3rd Adamantly
2000
Bill Ritchie Handicap
1st Landsighting 1 minute 21.7 seconds
2nd Tie The Knot
3rd Valuate