Looking for early info on this year’s Ramornie Handicap? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,200 metres, the Ramornie Handicap is a Listed race taking place at Grafton Racecourse and is the Clarence River Jockey Club’s premier sprint race. With a $200,000 prize purse, it attracts its share of mainly Queensland and New South Wales-trained sprinters coming off similar class races over the winter.
The Ramornie Handicap offers the winner a ballot exemption into the Group 3 Cameron Handicap (1500m) held at Newcastle Racecourse in September.
A number of nice sprinters have won the Ramornie Handicap over the years including the champion Takeover Target (2004), Pinwheel (2010) and Howmuchdoyouloveme (2012).
Throughout Ramornie Handicap history there have been seven multiple champions of the race including four-time local hero Cuban Song (1933-36).
The race was inaugurated in 1910 as the Newcastle Handicap before being renamed to the Ramornie in 1917.
Ramornie Handicap 2022 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Wednesday, July 13th, 2022
- Track Location: Grafton Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,200 metres
- Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Listed
- Operator: Clarence River Jockey Club
- Prize Purse: $200,000
- 2022 Ramornie Handicap Winner: Ranges
Ramornie Handicap 2022 RESULTS
The official 2022 Ramornie Handicap results will be available below once the race takes place on Wednesday July 13, 2022.
- #7 Ranges
- #1 Gem Song
- #10 Fender
The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained equal favourite Ranges ($6.50) improved on a lead-up third in Brisbane’s Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes to enjoy a narrow victory in the 2022 Ramornie Handicap results to hand the stable their fifth win in the popular Grafton Cup Carnival sprint.
Ramornie Handicap Betting 2022
There are many different ways to bet on the Ramornie Handicap, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Ramornie 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 race. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the race, 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 race, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Ramornie Handicap to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Ramornie Handicap to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Ramornie 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 Ramornie Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Ramornie Handicap in 2022
- Login 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 Ramornie Handicap Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Ramornie Handicap 2022 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2022 Ramornie 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 Ramornie Handicap in 2022?
The best way to pick which horse will win the Ramornie Handicap in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up winter racing form, assess the barriers and look at the weights.
Additional factors to consider when picking the Ramornie Handicap winner include:
- Home State Advantage – Grafton Racecourse is known as the ‘Randwick of the North’. Look for horses that do well at Randwick, you might just find they perform similarly on Grafton turf.
- Handicap Helper – Look for any horses that get weight relief from the handicap, or have no problem handling the extra kilos.
- Snowden Factor – Trainer Peter Snowden has won the Ramornie Handicap five times most recently with Ranges (2022) in partnership with his son Paul.
- Top Hoop – Prolific jockey Robert Thompson has ridden four Ramornie Handicap winners since 2007 with: The Jackal (two victories), Youthful Jack and Big Money.
Ramornie Handicap Favourites 2022
Early favourites in 2022 Ramornie Handicap betting include Team Snowden’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner from January King Of Sparta, his in-form stablemate Ranges drawn wide, and Group 3 WJ Healy Stakes runner-up out of Brisbane Prime Candidate.
Ranges ($6.50EF in 2022) was the last Ramornie Handicap favourite or equal favourite to win.
Ramornie Handicap 2022 Field
The official 2022 Ramornie Handicap field of final acceptances close the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once announced.
Ramornie Handicap 2022 Tips
Favourite: #8 King Of Sparta ($4.80 at time of publish)
Best Bet: #7 Ranges ($7 at time of publish)
Best Roughie: #2 Holyfield ($9.50 at time of publish)
Our exclusive 2022 Ramornie Handicap tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
Ramornie Handicap Race Day 2022
Race day takes place on Wednesday, the 13th of July, 2022 and is followed by Grafton Cup Day on the Thursday.
Ramornie Handicap Barrier Draw 2022
The 2022 Ramornie Handicap barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Ramornie Handicap Field section.
Ramornie Handicap Nominations 2022
Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Thursday, the 7th of July, 2022.
|LAST 10||HORSE||SEX||AGE||TRAINER||BALLOT||WEIGHT||TRUE WEIGHT||PENALTY||HCP RATING|
|1||5x770x1450||GEM SONG||G||6||Kris Lees||1||60.5kg||60.5kg||105|
|3||1312x3x602||DESERT LORD||G||7||David Vandyke||3=||57.5kg||57.5kg||99|
|4||1414x4607x||HARD EMPIRE||G||8||Toby & Trent Edmonds||3=||57.5kg||57.5kg||99|
|5||06719×0822||PRIME CANDIDATE||G||7||Bjorn Baker||5||56.5kg||56.5kg||97|
|6||x18395x069||SOUTHERN LAD||G||7||John O’Shea||6||56kg||56kg||96|
|7||162413×313||RANGES||G||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||7||55.5kg||55.5kg||95|
|8||1243x319x6||KING OF SPARTA||G||3||Peter & Paul Snowden||8||54kg||54kg||92|
|9||x5744x3615||SURREAL STEP||G||5||Brad Widdup||9||54kg||54kg||90|
|11||807187×631||FREDDIE FOX TROT||G||7||Les Kelly||10=||54kg||54kg||88|
|13||195956×929||INN KEEPER||G||8||Joseph Pride||10=||54kg||54kg||88|
|15||74×1424807||THE BOPPER||G||4||Kris Lees||14=||54kg||54kg||83|
|16||3258x117x4||SNIPPY FOX||M||5||Joseph Pride||16||54kg||54kg||82|
|17||114121660x||SIR ROCKET||G||5||Robert Heathcote||17=||54kg||54kg||80|
|19||8x13514x08||STRANGE CHARM||M||5||Kris Lees||19||54kg||54kg||79|
|20||x2111348x7||AT WITZ END||G||6||Owen Glue||20||54kg||54kg||78|
|21||119×540291||PANDORA BLUE||M||4||Kristen Buchanan||21||54kg||54kg||76|
|22||1x2115x573||NEVER SECOND||M||4||Annabel Neasham||22||54kg||54kg||75|
|24||56449418×1||HIGH COURT||G||6||Rodney Northam||23=||54kg||54kg||74|
|25||x1301x277x||BURNING CROWN||G||6||Sue Grills||25=||54kg||54kg||72|
|26||1x115x831||RIVA DEL SOL||F||3||Con Karakatsanis||25=||54kg||54kg||72|
|27||101110×478||TARA JASMINE||M||4||John Shelton||25=||54kg||54kg||72|
|30||2421×44933||CASSY’S SISTER||M||5||Troy O’Neile||30||54kg||54kg||68|
|33||000×678553||OAKFIELD TWILIGHT||G||7||Damien Lane||33||54kg||54kg||66|
|34||x32211306x||PRIMA STELLA||G||8||Rocky Simonetta||34||54kg||54kg||65|
|36||x532701634||SNAZZ ’N’ CHARM||G||5||Matthew Dunn||36||54kg||54kg||63|
|37||67×6775431||THE DRAKE||G||7||Jenny Graham||37||54kg||54kg||58|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
Ramornie Handicap Weights 2022
Handicap conditions apply to this race. Minimum weight is 54 kilograms. Maximum weight is 62 kilograms. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Friday the 8th of July, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Ramornie Handicap Field section.
2022 Ramornie Handicap Top-Weight:
- #1 Gem Song (60.5kg)
Ramornie Handicap Acceptances 2022
Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Monday, the 11th of July, 2022 and will be published in our above Ramornie Handicap Field section.
Ramornie Handicap Jockeys 2022
The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Monday, the 11th of July, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above Ramornie Handicap Field section.
Ramornie Handicap Scratchings 2022
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Wednesday the 13th of July, 2022.
Ramornie Handicap Prize Money 2022
The Ramornie Handicap prize purse is worth $200,000 in total for 2022, distributed from places first through tenth.
Ramornie Handicap Race Number 2022
The 2022 Ramornie Handicap is set to run as Grafton Race 7 at 3:59pm (AEST) on Wednesday the 13th of July, 2022. There are eight races in total that day at Grafton Racecourse.
Ramornie 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 Ramornie Handicap Form Guide following final acceptances.
Ramornie Handicap Live 2022
You can watch or listen to the 2022 Ramornie Handicap live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Streaming: Racing NSW
Ramornie Handicap Winners
Winners of the Ramornie Handicap going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below.
There have been seven multiple Ramornie Handicap winners throughout history with: Cuban Song (1933-36); Trovatore (1955-56); (Develope (1970-71); High Classic (1980,1982), Credit Again (1986-87), The Jackal (2007-08) and Havasay (2018-19)
|2022||Ranges||Peter & Paul Snowden||Tom Sherry||55.5 kgs||1:10.90|
|2021||Southern Lad||John O’Shea||Christian Reith||55 kgs||1:08.52|
|2020||Signore Fox||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jeff Penza||56 kgs||1:08.70|
|2019||Havasay||Toby Edmonds||Matthew McGillivray||54 kgs||1:10.12|
|2018||Havasay||Toby Edmonds||Matthew McGillivray||54 kgs||1:08.25|
|2017||Calanda||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jim Byrne||54 kgs||1:07.56|
|2016||Smart Volatility||John Sargent||Tye Angland||57.5 kgs||1:08.87|
|2015||Rock Royalty||Liam Birchley||Chris Whiteley||55.5 kgs||1:07.87|
|2014||Big Money||Rodney Northam||Robert Thompson||56 kgs||1:08.87|
|2013||Youthful Jack||Ross Stitt||Robert Thompson||55 kgs||1:08.73|
|2012||Howmuchdoyouloveme||Con Karakatsanis||Brenton Avdulla||54 kgs||1:08.72|
|2011||Jerezana||Peter Snowden||Andrew Gibbons||53 kgs||1:09.65|
|2010||Pinwheel||Peter Snowden||Danny Nikolic||54.5 kgs||1:08.42|
|2009||Battlefield||Paul Messara||Daniel Ganderton||55 kgs||1:09.14|
|2008||The Jackal||Paul St Vincent||Robert Thompson||57 kgs||1:08.02|
|2007||The Jackal||Paul St Vincent||Robert Thompson||58 kgs||1:08.35|
|2006||For Valour||Mitchell Hudson||Lacey Morrison||54.5 kgs||1:08.45|
|2005||King Rex||Stephen Hood||Michael Cahill||53.5 kgs||1:09.06|
|2004||Takeover Target||Joe Janiak||Jay Ford||54.5 kgs||1:08.41|
|2003||Sir Breakfast||Liam Birchley||Allan Robinson||53 kgs||1:08.51|
|2002||Citichy||Nick Flouskos||Kim Bell||54 kgs||1:09.19|
|2001||Juggling Time||Ron Quinton||Mitch Newman||54.5 kgs||1:08.63|
|2000||Mother’s Gift||John Shelton||Stephen Traecey||55 kgs||1:08.54|