Newcastle Newmarket Handicap

Looking for info on this year’s Newcastle Newmarket Handicap? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap, Broadmeadows Racecourse

Run over 1,400 metres in March, the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap attracts a variety of horses from around Australia.

Starting out as a Principal Race, this race was upgraded to Listed Race status in 1979. Since 1992, it has been held as a Group 3 race.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 6th, 2020
  • Track Location: Broadmeadow Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: Open
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Newcastle Jockey Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1955

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Betting

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

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

How To Bet On The Newcastle Newmarket Handicap

  1. Log in 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 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 2020 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 19/12/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds
TBC TBC TBC

Which Horse Will Win The Newcastle Newmarket Handicap

The best way to pick who will win the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into consideration are as follows:

  • Inside Barriers – Drawing gates 1-3 give an advantage on this track.
  • Best Lead Up – The Villiers Stakes should provide some well seeded horses to this race.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 2020 Field

Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners below.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBC.

Best Bet: TBC.

Best Roughie: TBC.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Race Day

Race day takes place on Friday, the 6th of March, 2020.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Barrier Draw

The 2020 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Nominations

Nominations close at 11:00 AM on Monday, the 2nd of March, 2020.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Weights

A quality handicap applies to this race. Final weights are announced at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 3rd of March, 2020.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 4th of March, 2020.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 4th of March, 2020.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Friday, the 6th of March, 2020.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Prize Money

The Newcastle Newmarket Handicap prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

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

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Race Number

The Newcastle Newmarket Handicap is race number 1 on the 6th of March, 2020. There are eight races in total that day at Broadmeadow Racecourse.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Newcastle Newmarket Handicap has been released.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Winners

Winners of the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2019 Princess Posh Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 55.5 kgs 1:21.79
2018 Lanciato Mark Newnham Rachel King 54 kgs 1:22.74
2017 Happy Clapper Patrick Webster Blake Shinn 59 kgs 1:23.79
2016 Artistry Paul Snowden Thomas Huet 54 kgs 1:19.95
2015 Laser Hawk Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 59 kgs 1:21.99
2014 Mecir Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 54 kgs 1:23.01
2013 Bello Peter Snowden Jason Collett 54 kgs 1:21.22
2012 He’s Remarkable Roger James Corey Brown 58 kgs 1:22.52
2011 Keepin’ The Dream Jim & Greg Lee Peter Wells 53 kgs 1:22.20
2010 Walking Or Dancing Brett Partelle Glen Boss 54 kgs 1:23.79
2009 Solo Flyer Anthony Cummings Corey Brown 53.5 kgs 1:20.98
2008 Falaise Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 55.5 kgs 1:21.57
2007 Danzippo John Hawkes Darren Beadman 56 kgs 1:22.50
2006 Tall Timbers Darren Smith Darryl McLellan 52.5 kgs 1:22.50
2005 Patezza Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 53.5 kgs 1:23.13
2004 Platinum Scissors Gai Waterhouse Glen Boss 57 kgs 1:22.48
2003 Zabarra Jack Denham Robert Thompson 53 kgs 1:23.21
2002 Hey Pronto Gai Waterhouse Glen Boss 53 kgs 1:21.95
2001 Crawl John Hawkes Larry Cassidy 54.5 kgs 1:23.56
2000 Spying Bart Cummings John Marshall 54.5 kgs 1:24.21