Ramornie Handicap

Ramornie Handicap, Grafton Racecourse

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.  

  1. #7 Ranges
  2. #1 Gem Song
  3. #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

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

  1. Login 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 Ramornie Handicap Betting above).
  5. 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.  

1 5x770x1450 GEM SONG G 6 Kris Lees 1 60.5kg 60.5kg 105
2 83127×4417 HOLYFIELD G 4 Annabel Neasham 2 58kg 58kg 100
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
10 3654×73435 FENDER G 5 Brett Cavanough 10= 54kg 54kg 88
11 807187×631 FREDDIE FOX TROT G 7 Les Kelly 10= 54kg 54kg 88
12 0x70x85000 GREYWORM G 7 Neville Boyle 10= 54kg 54kg 88
13 195956×929 INN KEEPER G 8 Joseph Pride 10= 54kg 54kg 88
14 x921135x82 GOGOL G 5 Les Kelly 14= 54kg 54kg 83
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
18 0679×24412 SNOWZONE G 5 Kris Lees 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
23 21135×0002 CATESBY G 7 Brett Lazzarini 23= 54kg 54kg 74
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
28 100x978x93 PERIGORD G 6 Dan Edwards 28 54kg 54kg 71
29 90272529×4 MCCORMACK G 6 Tracey Bartley 29 54kg 54kg 69
30 2421×44933 CASSY’S SISTER M 5 Troy O’Neile 30 54kg 54kg 68
31 7x2242626x AHEADOFHISTIME G 5 Trevor Hardy 31= 54kg 54kg 67
32 x394x3139x PARKSVILLE G 4 Brett Dodson 31= 54kg 54kg 67
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
35 08×9011027 KOSCIUSKO G 7 Mitch Faulkner 35 54kg 54kg 64
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.

Place Prize Money
1st $109,350
2nd $36,750
3rd $17,750
4th $8,900
5th $5,250
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

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)

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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