The Toorak Handicap is a Group 1 race run at Caulfield, open to all (except maidens), and is one of the most closely watched mile races during the Spring Carnival.
This race makes a nice lead in to the Emirates Stakes (Cantala Stakes), which is also a mile race, taking place at Flemington during the famous Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Offering $500,000 in prize money, the Toorak Handicap takes place in October as part of the bumper Caulfield Guineas Day card.
Horses out of the Toorak Handicap may also continue onto the Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) back at the track a fortnight later with five to complete the double, but not since Leilani (1974).
Toorak Handicap 2020 – Fast Facts
- Race Day: Saturday, October 10th, 2020
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,600 metres
- Weight Conditions: Handicap
- Qualification: Maidens excluded
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $500,000
- Inaugural Race: 1881
Toorak Handicap 2020 Betting
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Toorak Handicap|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Toorak Handicap.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Toorak Handicap. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in The Toorak 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 Toorak 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 Toorak Handicap to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The Toorak Handicap to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The Toorak 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 Toorak Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Toorak Handicap In 2020
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- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
2020 Toorak Handicap Field (Horses)
The official Toorak Handicap 2020 field is released the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.
Toorak Handicap 2020 Odds
Early market odds for Toorak Handicap will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of The Toorak Handicap here once betting opens.
Toorak Handicap 2020 Tips
- Favourite: TBA.
- Best Bet: TBA.
- Best Roughie: TBA.
Check back here the week of the race for our insider 2020 Toorak Handicap betting tips and selections.
Toorak Handicap Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 10th of October, 2020 as part of a huge Caulfield Guineas Day card that features 10 races including four Group 1 events.
Other key events held on Caulfield Guineas Day include the:
- Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m)
- Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m)
- Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m)
- Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m)
- Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes (2400m)
- Group 3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes (1200m)
- Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes (1200m)
Toorak Handicap 2020 Nominations
Closing time for nominations is 12 PM on Monday the 5th of October, 2020.
Toorak Handicap 2020 Weights
The race is run under handicap conditions. Final weights will be declared on Monday, the 5th of October, 2020. The official Toorak Handicap 2020 weights on the final field will be published in our above Toorak Handicap Field section.
Toorak Handicap 2020 Acceptances
Acceptances will be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020. The official 2020 Toorak Handicap acceptances will be published in our above Toorak Handicap Field section.
Toorak Handicap 2020 Riders
Riders must be announced by 1 PM on Wednesday, the 7th of October, 2020. The official 2020 Toorak Handicap jockeys will be published in our above Toorak Handicap Field section.
Toorak Handicap Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday, 10th October, 2020.
Toorak Handicap Race Number
The Toorak Handicap is likely to run as Race 9 on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Caulfield Racecourse. There are ten races in total that day at Caulfield.
Toorak Handicap 2020 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 2020’s Toorak Handicap has been released.
Toorak Handicap Winners (Past Results)
|2019||Fierce Impact||Craig Williams||Matthew Smith||1:35.19|
|2018||Land Of Plenty||Damian Lane||Darren Weir||1:34.52|
|2017||Tosen Stardom||Damian Lane||Darren Weir||1:35.8|
|2016||He’s Our Rokkii||Dwayne Dunn||David and B Hayes and T Dabernig||1:36.1|
|2015||Lucky Hussler||Glen Boss||Darren Weir||1:34.5|
|2014||Trust In A Gust||Brad Rawiller||Darren Weir||1:35.2|
|2013||Solzhenitsyn||Nash Rawiller||Robert Heathcote||1:36.4|
|2012||Solzhenitsyn||Corey Brown||Robert Heathcote||1:35.2|
|2011||King Mufhasa||Michael Rodd||Stephen McKee||1:36.2|
|2010||More Joyous||Nash Rawiller||Gai Waterhouse||1:36.4|
|2009||Allez Wonder||Michelle Payne||Bart Cummings||1:35.0|
|2008||Alamosa||Craig Newitt||Mick Price||1:36.9|
|2007||Divine Madonna||M Rodd||Mark Kavanagh||1.37.3|
|2006||Red Dazzler||J A Cassidy||Mick Price||1.37.5|
|2005||Barely A Moment||Craig Williams||Tony McEvoy||1.37.9|
|2004||Regal Roller||M Flaherty||Clinton McDonald||1.37.4|
|2003||Roman Arch||L Currie||Robbie Laing||1.36.0|
|2002||Shot of Thunder||G Boss||John O’Shea||1.36.1|
|2001||Show of Heart||G Boss||B N Miller||1.35.8|
|2000||Umrum||J A Cassidy||L M Macdonald||1.36.4|
|1999||Umrum||E A Wilkinson||L M Macdonald||–|
|1998||Marble Halls||J A Cassidy||D L Freedman||–|
|1997||Penghulu||G J Childs||H E Parnham||–|
|1996||Poetic King||S D Marshall||D L Freedman||–|
|1995||Sober Suit||B Prebble||J W Edwards||–|
|1994||Oppressor||D Taggart||G Mance||–|
|1993||Golden Sword||S R King||J Denham||–|
|1992||Ready To Explode||S R King||John Meagher||–|
|1991||Comrade||J A Cassidy||DR G Chapman||–|
|1990||Ricochet Rosie||Mick Dittman||G H Walter||–|
|1989||Cole Diesel||M Kerr||G Mance||–|
|1988||Planet Ruler||B York||D A Hayes||–|
|1987||Caledonian Boy||P Hyland||J J Moloney||–|
|1986||Canny Lass||J Marshall||Rick Hore-Lacy||–|
|1985||King Phoenix||M Goreham||T R Howe||–|
|1984||Mr. Ironclad||P Jarman||B J McLachlan||–|
|1983||Showmeran||G Doughty||K Neman Jr.||–|