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The 2014 Newmarket Handicap will be run on the Saturday the 8th of March and has a prize pool of $1,000,000.
When:
Where: Flemington Racecourse
500 Epsom Rd, Flemington, VIC, Australia

Previous Winner: Shamexpress

Shamexpress was the winner of last year Newmarket Handicap at Flemington racecourse

Previous Winners

2014
Lankan RUpee
J: Ch. Schofield T: M. Price
2013
Shameexpress
J: C. Newitt T: D. O'brien
2012
Hay List
J: G. Schofield T: J. McNair
2011
Black Caviar
J: L. Nolen T: P. G Moody
2010
Wanted
J: L. Nolen T: P. G. Moody
2009
Scenic Blast
2008
Weekend Hussler

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News

Black Caviar wont run in Newmarket Handicap 2013

Champion mare Black Caviar will have her next run in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley next month and will definitely miss the Newmarket Handicap.

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Karuta Queen on track for Newmarket Handicap 2013

Premier Melbourne trainer Peter Moody admits that gaining an insight into the classy speedster Karuta Queen hasn’t been a straightforward exercise.

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Fields & Results

Newmarket Handicap 2014 results

Race 6 – 3:20PM Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200 METRES)
Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 46kg, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.Track Condition: Good 3 Time: 1:09.26 Last 600m: 0:33.72 INTERIM RESULTS

 

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Newmarket Handicap 2014 Field

Race 6 – 3:20PM Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200 METRES)
Of $1,000,000.1st $600,000, 2nd $180,000, 3rd $90,000, 4th $45,000, 5th $25,000, 6th $20,000, 7th $20,000, 8th $20,000 GROUP 1
Handicap, Minimum Weight 46kg, Maidens at time of entry are ineligible, Apprentices cannot claim.Field Limit: 24

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Betting

Newmarket Handicap 2014 fourth place payout offer

Saturday’s racing is headlined by the Newmarket Handicap, and we have a big one for you! We’re paying out 4th place!

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Newmarket Handicap betting headed by three runners

Leading Online bookie Sportingbet has opened their market for Saturday’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap with the final field and barriers being released this morning.

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Tips

Newmarket Handicap 2014 Tips

The feature race of the day sees a cracking field contest the G1 Newmarket Handicap to be run up the Flemington Straight. Last year’s quinella, Shamexpress and Moment Of Change are back and come into the race in good form, as does the Mick Price duo of Lankan Rupee and Samaready. Punters can’t split Lankan Rupee, Samaready and Shamexpress with $4.60 available about each of them. A strong market creates plenty of value and there’s good odds available about quality horses that are in form and under handicap conditions, get their chance to bag a Group 1.

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About the Newmarket Handicap

The Newmarket Handicap is an Open Handicap Group 1 race held each March at Flemington Racecourse. Taking place during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival, this event is run over a distance of 1200 metres for $1,000,000 in prize money.

The Newmarket Handicap is held on Super Saturday of Racing, a much promoted and anticipated event each autumn. It shares the bill with the Group 1 Australian Cup, which also offers a prize pool of $1,000,000. The Newmarket Handicap is the premier sprint race in Melbourne each autumn, and always manages to attract a quality field.

This event is run down a straight track, with the entire 1200 metres involving no turns at all. This type of track suits some horses much more than others, with similar races often acting as a good form guide for this event. Both the Group 1 Lightning Stakes and the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate are noted as being good indicators for the Newmarket Handicap, with Hay List finishing second to Black Caviar in the 2012 before taking out this event.

Both of the winners from 2011 and 2010, Black Caviar and Wanted, also had wins in the Lightning Stakes before winning the Newmarket Handicap. Over the years, a number of great horses have won this event, including names like Black Caviar in 2011, Miss Andretti in 2007, Takeover Target in 2006, Alinghi in 2005, General Nediym in 1998, Schillaci in 1992, and Special in 1998.

The Newmarket Handicap has been run since 1874, with Maid Of Avenel taking out the first win over a distance of 6 furlongs. Over this time, this event has changed to a 1200 metres event and upgraded from a Principal Race to a Group 1 race in 1980. The Newmarket Handicap has been won twice by four horses over this long history, Aspen in 1880 and 1881, Gothic in 1927 and 1928, Correct in 1960 and 1961, and Razor Sharp in 1982 and 1983.

In recent years, winners of the Newmarket Handicap have included Weekend Hussler in 2008, Scenic Blast in 2009, Wanted in 2010, Black Caviar in 2011, and Hay List in 2012. Hay List won the race ahead of Buffering in second position and Foxwedge in third.

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