Newmarket Handicap

Newmarket Handicap, Flemington Racecourse

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

  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 Newmarket Handicap Betting above).
  5. 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
Graff 8 2.75
Sunlight 8 2.75
Zousain 9 3
Osborne Bulls 10 3.25
Redzel 10 3.25
Kementari 12 3.75
Nature Strip 12 3.75
In Her Time 15 4.5
Santa Ana Lane 15 4.5
Vega Magic 15 4.5
Brave Smash 17 5
Eduardo 17 5
Lean Mean Machine 17 5
Redkirk Warrior 17 5
Shoals 17 5
Whispering Brook 17 5
Written By 17 5
Brutal 21 6
Voodoo Lad 21 6
Bons Away 26 7.3
Encryption 26 7.3
Estijaab 26 7.3
Land Of Plenty 26 7.3
Viddora 26 7.3
Kemono 34 9
Performer 34 9
Poised To Strike 34 9
Runson 34 9
Santa Monica 34 9
Usain Bowler 34 9
Booker 51 14
Champagne Cuddles 51 14
Charge 51 14
Chauffeur 51 14
Condor Heroes 51 14
Cool Passion 51 14
Egyptian Symbol 51 14
Ellicazoom 51 14
Fuhryk 51 14
Glenall 51 14
I’ll have A Bit 51 14
Lanciato 51 14
Missrock 51 14
Spin 51 14
Tchaikovsky 51 14
The August 51 14
Thorondor 51 14
Vegadaze 51 14
Divine Quality 67 18
Dothraki 67 18
Illustrious Lad 67 18
Manuel 67 18
Mystyko 67 18
Spanish Whisper 67 18
Tony Nicconi 67 18
Baller 101 26
Battle Hero 101 26
Desert Lord 101 26
Milwaukee 101 26
Star Fall 101 26
Stellar Collision 101 26
Steel Frost 201 51
Arancini 251 64
Mihany 251 64

Newmarket Handicap 2018 Results

2018’s results are displayed in the table below:

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer
TBC TBC TBC TBC TBC

Newmarket Handicap 2019 Tips

Favourite: Grapp

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.

Place Prize Money
1st $750,000
2nd $225,000
3rd $1112,500
4th $56,250
5th $31,250
6th $25,000
7th $25,000
8th $25,000

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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