Standish Handicap

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

Standish Handicap, Flemington Racecourse

The Standish Handicap is a Group 3 sprint down the famous Flemington ‘Straight Six’ in January each summer in Melbourne. 

Formerly run on New Year’s Day, the event was moved to mid-January in 2022 and prize money boosted to $250,000. The popular 1200m showdown serves as a nice lead-up into the tougher races of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival including Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) held in February.

Starting out as a Principal race, this feature was upgraded to Group 3 in 1980.

Standish Handicap 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday January 15, 2022
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Open (maidens ineligible)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $250,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1884
  • 2022 Standish Handicap Winner: Halvorsen

standish handicap 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Standish Handicap results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday January 15th, 2022. 

  1. #2 Halvorsen
  2. #10 It’sourtime
  3. #1 The Astrologist 

Halvorsen ($7.50) repeated to feat of Super Impressive (2003, 2005) in winning the Standish Handicap twice in three years, the galloper posting a narrow victory over It’sourtime under the urgings of last year’s winning hoop Jamie Kah.

Standish Handicap Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The Standish Handicap in 2022

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  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 Standish Handicap Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Standish Handicap 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Standish Handicap will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Standish Handicap in 2022?

The best way to pick which horse will win the Standish Handicap is to take into account their previous lead-up form down the famous Flemington straight, earlier summer racing performances in similar grade races and the best six-furlong sprinters. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Standish Handicap winner include: 

  • Summer Success – Horses coming off earlier lead-up wins in easier summer races have a good record in the Standish.
  • Straight Six – This race can is held down the iconic ‘Straight Six’ at Flemington so looking for proven straight track performers at HQ is key. 

Standish Handicap Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Standish Handicap betting include Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes winning mare Turaath chasing her fifth straight win and the top-weight The Astrologist

Sirius Suspect ($2.90 in 2021) was the last Standish Handicap favourite to win.

Standish Handicap 2022 Field

The official Standish Handicap 2022 field of final acceptances are due for release on Wednesday January 12, 2022 and will be published below once announced. 

Standish Handicap 2022 Tips

Favourite: #3 Turaath ($4.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #10 It’sourtime ($4.80 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #6 Game Keeper ($26 at time of publish)

Our insider 2022 Standish Handicap tips will be detailed here the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Standish Handicap Race Day 2022

Standish Handicap Day 2022 is set for Saturday January 15, 2022 at Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, having been moved from its traditional New Year’s Day timeslot. 

Standish Handicap Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Standish Handicap barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Standish Handicap Field section. 

Standish Handicap Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday January 10, 2022. 

Standish Handicap Weights 2022

Handicap conditions apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday January 10, 2022 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Standish Handicap Field section.

2022 Standish Handicap Top-Weight:

  • #1 The Astrologist (59kg)

Standish Handicap Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 12th of January, 2022 and will be published in our above Standish Handicap Field section.

Standish Handicap Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, the 12th of January, 2022 and will be be published in our above Standish Handicap Field section.

Standish Handicap Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday the 15th of January, 2022. 

Standish Handicap Prize Money 2022

The Standish Handicap prize purse is worth $250,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.

Place Prize Money
1st $150,000
2nd $45,000
3rd $22,500
4th $11,250
5th $6,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000

Standish Handicap Race Number 2022

The 2022 Standish Handicap is set to run as Flemington Race 7 at 4:08pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 15th of January, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

Standish 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 Standish Handicap Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Standish Handicap Live

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Standish Handicap live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National


Standish Handicap Winners

Winners of the Standish Handicap going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Halvorsen Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jamie Kah 56 kgs 1:08.66
2021 Sirius Suspect Saab Hasan Jamie Kah 54 kgs 1:09.27
2020 Halvorson Robbie Griffiths Andrew Mallyon 54 kgs 1:10.54
2019 Whispering Brook Darren Weir Dean Yendall 55.5 kgs 1:09.18
2018 Lord Of The Sky Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 59 kgs 1:08.98
2017 Odyssey Moon Robert Smerdon Noel Callow 58 kgs 1:10.54
2016 Durendal Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 55.5 kgs 1:09.42
2015 Decircles Danny O’Brien Stephen Baster 54 kgs 1:09.07
2014 Flamberge Peter Moody Vlad Duric 54.5 kgs 1:09.99
2013 Adamantium Danny O’Brien Craig Newitt 54 kgs 1:08.21
2012 Catapulted Mark Kavanagh Michael Rodd 59 kgs 1:07.66
2011 Ahdashim Gerald Ryan Craig Williams 54.5 kgs 1:09.16
2010 Royal Ida Luke Oliver Damien Oliver 57 kgs 1:11.14
2009 King Hoaks Allison Bennett Darren Gauci 53.5 kgs 1:10.34
2008 Publishing John Sadler Sebastian Murphy 53 kgs 1:09.37
2007 Watchyerback Brent Gray Vlad Duric 56.5 kgs 1:09.01
2006 Honalee Mark Kavanagh Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:03.48
2005 Super Impressive Lee Freedman Steven Arnold 58 kgs 1:09.80
2004 Blessum Danny O’Brien Stephen Baster 52 kgs 1:09.27
2003 Super Impressive Lee Freedman Patrick Payne 58 kgs 1:10.32
2002 Let’s Planet Michael Moroney Stephen Baster 51 kgs 1:09.70
2001 Iglesia Russell Cameron Steven Arnold 55 kgs 1:07.16
2000 Upright John Hawkes Darren Gauci 56 kgs 1:09.62