Cameron Handicap 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: The Cameron Handicap serves as a solid lead-up to the Group 1 Epsom Handicap each spring.

The Cameron Handicap is a popular Group 3 showdown taking place in mid-September at Newcastle Racecourse.

2022 Cameron Handicap winner Wild Chap

2022 Cameron Handicap winner Wild Chap. Photo: Steve Hart.

The 1500m showdown runs on Newcastle Gold Cup Day which also features the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) for Group 1-bound stayers and the Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) for fillies and mares.

The Cameron Handicap is now worth $250,000 in total prize money and is run under handicap conditions.

Each season the Cameron Handicap winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Excellerator (2002) was the last to do the double.

The race was first run in 1950 when Denali won.

One of the most famous Cameron Handicap winners in history was Australian 2YO Triple Crown champion Luskin Star who won in 1977. It gained its current Group 3 status in 2005.

The latest edition of the Cameron Handicap ran on Friday September 15, 2023 as part of Broadmeadow Racecourse’s popular Newcastle Gold Cup Day card and was won in stunning last-to-first fashion by the Chris Waller-trained Democracy Manifest ($5) in a new track record time.

2023 Cameron Handicap Results

The official Cameron Handicap Results 2023 and race finishing order will be known once the race is run and won on Friday September 15, 2023, and published below.

2023 Cameron Handicap winner Democracy Manifest

2023 Cameron Handicap winner Democracy Manifest was huge late taking out the race in a new track record time. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #6 Democracy Manifest
  • 2nd: #7 Palmetto
  • 3rd: #14 Spangler

Chris Waller’s Flying Artie five-year-old, Democracy Manifest ($5), franked the Group 2 Tramway Stakes form improving on an unplaced run to explode up the inside over the closing stages and fly past his rivals to take out the 2023 Cameron Handicap results at Newcastle. It was a peach of a ride by Tyler Schiller who guided Democracy Manifest from last to first in a new track record time of 1 minute 28.71 seconds.

2023 Cameron Handicap Odds

The leading Cameron Handicap 2023 betting odds will be available here for punters the week of the race so stay tuned to access the premium Group 3 spring racing odds in Sydney this season.

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Cameron Handicap Race Facts

  • Date: Friday September 15, 2023
  • Track: Newcastle Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1898

Cameron Handicap Betting

Cameron Handicap betting markets are dominated by in-form Sydney-trained milers in good form coming off strong runs in lead-up races including Randwick’s Group 2 Tramway Stakes (1400m) held a fortnight earlier.

Democracy Manifest (10th in 2023) was the last Cameron Handicap winner to come off a lead-up run in the Tramway Stakes.

Cameron Handicap Field

The Cameron Handicap race field attracts a quality line-up of mainly Sydney-trained middle-distance gallopers coming off lead-up runs in earlier spring races over 1200m – 1400m plus in distance.

A good lead-up race into the Cameron Handicap field is the Listed Ramornie Handicap (1200m) held at Grafton in July which offers the winner a ballot exemption into the Group 3 event at Newcastle.

Runners may also have had a tougher start in Sydney’s Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) in August before stepping down in grade for the Cameron Handicap.

Horses out of the Cameron Handicap field may back-up in any number of upcoming spring events including Melbourne’s Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

2023 Cameron Handicap Field

The official Cameron Handicap 2023 field and barrier draw will be released on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned to see the horses that make the line-up.

The 2023 Cameron Handicap field features a strong line-up of middle-distance spring hopefuls led in betting by the Chris Waller-trained top-weight Skyman coming off a Group 2 Tramway second fresh at Randwick.

2023 Cameron Handicap Nominations

The early Cameron Handicap 2023 nominations are taken the Monday ahead of the race with the full list of entries to be published for punters below.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 01x61043x2 SKYMAN (GB) G 8 Chris Waller 1 59kg 59kg   107
2 922x22418x LUNCIES (GB) G 7 Kris Lees 2= 58kg 58kg   105
3 107x20480x NO COMPROMISE (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 2= 58kg 58kg   105
4 x385281117 BOLD MAC (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 4 57.5kg 57.5kg   104
5 627x05314x KUKERACHA (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 56.5kg   102
6 13x9x0050x MOUNT POPA (IRE) G 9 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 6 56kg 56kg   101
7 213x1761x0 DEMOCRACY MANIFEST G 5 Chris Waller 7 54kg 54kg   94
8 408x3110x7 PALMETTO (NZ) G 5 John Sargent 8 54kg 54kg   93
9 x5428x009x ARAMAYO G 8 Sam Kavanagh 9= 54kg 54kg   91
10 2x32500x06 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 9 Jarrod Austin 9= 54kg 54kg   91
11 x711286x71 VRENELI G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9= 54kg 54kg   91
12 3111878×67 INVER PARK (GB) G 6 Kris Lees 12 54kg 54kg   90
13 9x80200x90 LAURE ME IN G 9 David Pfieffer 13= 54kg 54kg   88
14 2312x80x52 POLITICAL DEBATE H 4 Chris Waller 13= 54kg 54kg   88
15 13285210×5 SPANGLER (IRE) G 6 Kris Lees 15 54kg 54kg   87
16 162127×634 GLINT OF SILVER G 4 David Pfieffer 16 54kg 54kg   86
17 94x61250x9 LOCH EAGLE G 5 Kris Lees 17 54kg 54kg   84
18 10150×0 ARTS M 4 Edward Cummings 18 54kg 54kg   78
19 46x51110x2 PATRIKA MIST M 5 Joseph Ible 19 54kg 54kg   68

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Cameron Handicap Form Guide

The Cameron Handicap form guide features all the facts and stats you need to place a well-informed wager on the race including the jockey, trainer, weight allocation, barrier, age and lead-up form of all the horses in the field.

The Cameron Handicap form has stacked-up plenty of times in tougher spring races including in 2020 when dual champion Rock made it back-to-back wins in the event before a latter victory in Melbourne’s Group 1 Kennedy Cantala (1600m) – now run as the Champions Mile.

The Cameron Handicap form from 2021 was also franked classy mare Duais finishing third before her subsequent Group 1 Australian Cup – Tancred Stakes double the following year.

2023 Cameron Handicap Form

A link to our detailed Cameron Handicap 2023 Form Guide & Betting Preview will be available for punters below the week of the race.

Cameron Handicap Tips

Cameron Handicap tips include backing gallopers coming off a top three run in a Group status Sydney lead-up race.

Avoiding the previous year’s winner should they return to defend their title is also a solid tip in the Cameron Handicap as Rock (2019-2020) is the event’s only two-time champion to date.

Male gallopers also make a better Cameron Handicap betting selection as Raspberries (2011) was the last mare to beat home the boys.

2023 Cameron Handicap Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Cameron Handicap 2023 betting tips and Group 3 Broadmeadow racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race.

  • To Win: #1 Skyman ($5 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Quality edition of the Cameron Handicap with plenty of good horses resuming or in the early stages of their spring bids. Happy to stick with the current favourite Skyman from the Waller stable who is second-up here with the 59kg top-weight. The eight-year-old import may have the heavy kilos, but his first-up second to Pericles in Randwick’s Group 2 Tramway Stakes was eye-catching. Brett Prebble retains the ride, extra distance suits, can improve on his first-up run and win here.

Cameron Handicap Results

The Cameron Handicap race results are known each year after the event runs at Broadmeadow Racecourse on a Friday in mid-September and display the winning horse, successful trifecta, winning margin and time so you can see how your bets went.

Raspberries (2011) was the last Cameron Handicap winning mare.

Luskin Star (1977) remains the only three-year-old Cameron Handicap winner to date.

Democracy Manifest holds the current 1500m Cameron Handicap race record winning in 2023 in a time of 1 minute 28.71 seconds.

Past Cameron Handicap Winners

Recent Cameron Handicap winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Democracy Manifest Palmetto Spangler
2022 Wild Chap Luncies Character
2021 Ashman Sky Lab Duais
2020 Rock Just Thinkin’ Chief Ironside
2019 Rock Articus Nettoyer
2018 New Tipperary Red Excitement Best Of Days
2017 Got Unders Sound Proposition Spectroscope
2016 Chetwood Le Romain Famous Seamus
2015 Forget Malice Wouldnt It Be Nice
2014 Hooked Rugged Cross Mighty Lucky
2013 Toydini High Esteem Scream Machine
2012 Rolling Pin Lightinthenite Offenders
2011 Raspberries Light Brigade Kaunda
2010 Kenny’s World Prince Braeman Chasm
2009 Absolutelyfabulous Black Piranha McClintock
2008 Raheeb Ashikaga Falaise
Race Not Held Due to Equine Influenza
2006 Court’s In Session Malcolm Mac’s Tune
2005 Collate Mr Celebrity Cincinatti Gal
2004 Osca Warrior Shamekha Tsuimai
2003 Archave Britt’s Best Stoway
2002 Excellerator Hey Pronto Mowerman
2001 Kingsgate Lord Essex Maitland Gold
2000 Mulan Princess Kenconcarne Spying