Looking for early info on this year’s Newmarket Handicap? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres each March, the Newmarket Handicap is a centuries old race. With a $1,250,000 prize purse, it attracts its a field of domestic and international talent every year.
For over a hundred years, the race was run as a Principal Race. Since 1979, it has proudly held Group 1 status.
Newmarket Handicap 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 9th, 2019
- Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Victoria Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $1,250,000
- Inaugural Race: 1874
Newmarket Handicap Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the 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 Newmarket Handicap|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Newmarket Handicap.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Newmarket Handicap. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the 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 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 Newmarket Handicap to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the 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 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 Newmarket Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Newmarket Handicap
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Newmarket Handicap Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Newmarket Handicap 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the Newmarket Handicap here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 05/02/2018, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|In Her Time||15||4.5|
|Santa Ana Lane||15||4.5|
|Lean Mean Machine||17||5|
|Land Of Plenty||26||7.3|
|Poised To Strike||34||9|
|I’ll have A Bit||51||14|
Newmarket Handicap 2018 Results
2018’s results are displayed in the table below:
|1||1||15||Redkirk Warrior||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||–||57.5 kgs||$7|
|2||2||2||Brave Smash||Darren Weir||Craig Williams||0.1 lengths||56.5 kgs||$9|
|3||11||4||Merchant Navy||Aaron Purcell||Chad Schofield||0.3 lengths||52 kgs||$6.50|
|4||5||6||Rock Magic||Chris Gangemi||Damian Lane||0.8 lengths||52.5 kgs||$13|
|5||6||14||Supido||Michael Kent||Beau Mertens||1.1 lengths||52.5 kgs||$15|
|6||4||5||Rich Charm||Udyta Clarke||Patrick Moloney||2.85 lengths||52.5 kgs||$8|
|7||14||3||Booker||Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra||Ben Thompson||2.95 lengths||50 kgs||$7|
|7||12||11||Missrock||Robbie Laing||Craig Newitt||2.95 lengths||52 kgs||$21|
|9||9||8||Ken’s Dream||Darren Weir||Dean Yendall||3.15 lengths||52 kgs||$19|
|10||10||13||Lucky Liberty||Henry Dwyer||Chris Parnham||4.15 lengths||52 kgs||$61|
|11||15||9||Catchy||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||4.55 lengths||50 kgs||$14|
|12||7||7||Thronum||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Dee||5.55 lengths||52.5 kgs||$12|
|13||13||12||So Si Bon||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Michael Walker||7.3 lengths||52 kgs||$26|
|14||3||1||Lord Of The Sky||Robbie Laing||Ms Kathy O’Hara||8.05 lengths||52.5 kgs||$81|
|15||8||10||Fastnet Tempest||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Ben Allen||12.05 lengths||52 kgs||$41|
Which Horse Will Win The Newmarket Handicap
The best way to pick who will win the 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 considerations are as follows:
- Youthful Ignorance – Usually it’s one of the country’s best three-year old sprinters who will take the cake.
- Lead Up Sprint – The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate serve as some super fast predictors of who will do well in this race.
- No Bothersome Barriers – It seems that this race can be won from any gate.
Newmarket Handicap Favourites
Early favourites include Graff, Sunlight, Zousain and Osborne Bulls.
Newmarket Handicap 2019 Field
The field limit is 24. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
Newmarket Handicap 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
Newmarket Handicap Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 9th of March, 2019.
Newmarket Handicap Barrier Draw
The 2018 Newmarket Handicap barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Newmarket Handicap Nominations
Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 4th of March, 2019.
Newmarket Handicap Weights
Handicap conditions apply to this race. Minimum top weight at acceptance is 57 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 19th of March, 2019.
Newmarket Handicap Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of March, 2019.
Newmarket Handicap Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 6th of March, 2019.
Newmarket Handicap Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of March, 2019.
Newmarket Handicap Prize Money
The Newmarket Handicap prize purse is worth $1,250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Newmarket Handicap Race Number
The Newmarket Handicap is race number 7 on the 9th of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.
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 2019’s Newmarket Handicap has been released.
Newmarket Handicap Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Newmarket Handicap live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Newmarket Handicap Winners
Winners of the Newmarket Handicap for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. You can find a full list of winners here.
|2018||Redkirk Warrior||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||57.5 kgs||1:08.33|
|2017||Redkirk Warrior||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||52.5 kgs||1:09.05|
|2016||The Quarterback||Robbie Griffiths||Craig Newitt||52 kgs||1:09.23|
|2015||Brazen Beau||Chris Waller||Joao Moreira||52 kgs||1:09.24|
|2014||Lankan Rupee||Mick Price||Chad Schofield||56.5 kgs||1:09.26|
|2013||Shamexpress||Danny O’Brien||Craig Newitt||51.5 kgs||1:08.16|
|2012||Hay List||John McNair||Glyn Schofield||58.5 kgs||1:08.72|
|2011||Black Caviar||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||58 kgs||1:07.36|
|2010||Wanted||Peter Moody||Luke Nolen||51.5 kgs||1:10.11|
|2009||Scenic Blast||Daniel Morton||Steven Arnold||57 kgs||1:08.75|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Ross McDonald||Brad Rawiller||56 kgs||1:08.97|
|2007||Miss Andretti||Lee Freedman||Craig Newitt||56 kgs||1:07.74|
|2006||Takeover Target||Joe Janiak||Jay Ford||57 kgs||1:08.03|
|2005||Alinghi||Lee Freedman||Damien Oliver||53.5 kgs||1:08.10|
|2004||Exceed And Excel||Tim Martin||Corey Brown||55 kgs||1:08.72|
|2003||Belle Du Jour||Clarry Conners||Danny Nikolic||52.5 kgs||1:08.64|
|2002||Rubitano||Brian Mayfield-Smith||Stephen Baster||51 kgs||1:09.03|
|2001||Toledo||Russell Cameron||Damien Oliver||54.5 kgs||1:08.67|
|2000||Miss Pennymoney||Jim Conlan||Danny Beasley||53.5 kgs||1:07.68|