Newmarket Handicap 2019

Saturday March 9, 2019

Ladbrokes Tip: The Black Caviar Lighting is the best lead-up race into the Newmarket Handicap

The Newmarket Handicap is one of two Group 1 feature races on the ‘Super Saturday’ race card at Flemington Racecourse in March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at the same meeting as the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m), the Newmarket Handicap is an elite level sprint run down the famous Flemington straight of 1200m.

It offers $1.25 million in prize money and as the name suggests is contested under handicap conditions. Many of the season’s top sprinters come into the Newmarket Handicap via the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes held at the same track over 200m shorter the month before, with former champion sprinter Black Caviar (2011) the last to do the double before the historical win by Redkirk Warrior (2018) who also saluted in the Newmarket Handicap results in 2017.

The latest edition of the Newmarket Handicap ran on Saturday March 9, 2019 .

2019 Newmarket Handicap Results

  • 1st: Sunlight
  • 2nd: Osborne Bulls
  • 3rd: Brave Smash

Newmarket Handicap Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 9, 2019
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1.25 million
  • First Run: 1874

2019 Newmarket Handicap Results

The official Newmarket Handicap results 2019 and finishing order will be published below when the race runs on Saturday March 9, 2019 .

The Newmarket Handicap is one of the first autumn feature races where futures betting is available and there is often great value to be had in these pre-field

Newmarket Handicap Odds & Betting

Newmarket Handicap odds were over $20 on the 2016 winner The Quarterback

2016 Newmarket Handicap winner The Quarterback scored an upset at odds of 20/1. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Newmarket Handicap betting markets.

With nominations for the sprint out over a month before race day the early Newmarket Handicap odds provide punters with the chance to lock in their all-in selections on the classic before final acceptances are out.

Favourites in Newmarket Handicap betting have an impressive record in the race with six of the 13 punters’ picks saluting from 2007 – 2018 the most recent of which was Hay List (2012). Top class sprinters with proven Group 1 winning form usually dominate the Newmarket Handicap odds as do those coming out of the Black Caviar Lighting Stakes and Oakleigh Plate.

2019 Newmarket Handicap Odds

The Newmarket Handicap 2019 betting markets will be listed below as soon as odds are out on the Group 1 Flemington sprint down the straight this autumn.

Newmarket Handicap Field

The Newmarket Handicap field attracts the autumn’s best sprinters and usually attracts a high number of final acceptances. The line-up for the Newmarket Handicap is often a similar field to that of the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) run at Flemington in February.

The Black Caviar Lightning Stakes is the most popular lead-up into the Super Saturday Group 1 providing five Newmarket Handicap winners from 2012 – 2018 including Black Caviar (2011) and Redkirk Warrior (2018) who completed the double.

The other race producing the most Newmarket Handicap winners is the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield a fortnight before, a double last completed by Lankan Rupee (2014).

Newmarket Handicap First acceptances are then taken in late February before the final Newmarket Handicap field is released on the Tuesday before the race.

2019 Newmarket Handicap Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x00x0x576 REDKIRK WARRIOR (GB) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Luke Nolen 19 58.5kg 116
2 0311x5161x SANTA ANA LANE Anthony Freedman Ben Melham 10 58.5kg 116
3 332818×947 BRAVE SMASH (JPN) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 23 57kg 113
4 121x1531x2 OSBORNE BULLS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 22 56kg 111
5 01212481×4 VOODOO LAD Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 5 56kg 111
6 x139x372x1 IN HER TIME Kris Lees Corey Brown 16 55.5kg 114
7 x81x1x320x SHOALS Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 7 55kg 113
8 x0150x4332 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 1 54.5kg 108
9 474x7282x1 BOOKER Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Dean Yendall 6 53kg 109
10 x1415x1110 WHISPERING BROOK Simon A Miller Jye McNeil 13 52.5kg 108
11 0x43322x14 BONS AWAY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 4 52kg 103
12 30x320x317 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Jamie Kah 18 52kg 107
13 222274x1x8 DIVINE QUALITY Robbie Griffiths Beau Mertens 2 52kg 98
14 11x221x3 EDUARDO Sarah Zschoke Brian Park 21 52kg 101
15 x020164x29 GLENALL Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dean Holland 8 52kg 96
16 8513x334x0 I’LL HAVE A BIT John McArdle Ben Thompson 11 52kg 103
17 20×3709455 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Stephen Baster 15 52kg 100
18 93186×3150 USAIN BOWLER John Sadler Patrick Moloney 14 52kg 78
19 6x85125x32 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Ms Rachel King 17 51kg 106
20 11x1235x4 GRAFF Kris Lees William Pike 20 51kg 106
21 6122x422x2 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Craig Williams 12 51kg 106
22 13x21171x3 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Barend Vorster 9 50.5kg 109
23 3310x153x7 LEAN MEAN MACHINE Chris Waller Michael Dee 3 50kg 99

The official Newmarket Handicap 2019 first acceptances close on February 19, 2019 at midday and will narrow down the list of autumn sprinters targeting the $1.25 million straight six feature on Super Saturday.2019

Newmarket Handicap First Acceptances

2019 Newmarket Handicap Nominations

The official Newmarket Handicap 2019 Nominations are taken in late January and often attract over 50 sprinters.

Newmarket Handicap Tips

Newmarket Handicap tips are often dominated by the season’s top three-year-old sprinter with the youngsters boasting a good record over the older horses in this race. Six of the 12 Newmarket Handicap winners from 2004 – 2015 were three-year-olds including the Chris Waller-trained Brazen Beau (2015).

The best runners out of the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate are also top Newmarket Handicap tips with those two lead-up Melbourne sprints producing all nine winners from 2008 – 2016 before Redkirk Warrior made history in 2017 winning first-up for the first time in 100 years. Redkirk Warrior returned to defend his title in 2018 on the back of a Lightning Stakes lead-up win.

A wide barrier doesn’t prevent a class sprinter from making a good Newmarket Handicap tip either with three of the four winners from 2012 – 2015 jumping from double digits including Lankan Rupee (12 in 2014).

2019 Newmarket Handicap Tips

The top Newmarket Handicap 2019 betting tips and exotic Flemington race selections will be available below from the Ladbrokes’ tipsters the week of the race so stay tuned for the sprinters to get behind in the straight track Group 1 this autumn.

Newmarket Handicap Form Guide

Looking at all the information provided in the Newmarket Handicap form guide is a great way to narrow down the winning chances of the top sprinters in the field.

Things to look for in the form include last start winners and runners-up in the Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate, horses with proven straight track form and previous Group 1 winners.

The Newmarket Handicap form guide also shows the jockeys, trainers and barriers of all runners and the most successful gate in the past 30 years is barrier 7; although down the Flemington straight barriers are of less importance than good lead-up runs.

Newmarket Handicap Form Facts

  • In the 11 years from 2008 – 2018 the two races produced nine of the Newmarket Handicap winners were the Oakleigh Plate (5 winners) and the Lightning Stakes (5 winners)
  • Redkirk Warrior (2017) became the first Newmarket Handicap winner to take out the race first-up in 100 years
  • Redkirk Warrior (2018) became the first back-to-back Newmarket Handicap winner since Razor Sharp (1982-83)
  • Three-year-old sprinters have a strong record in the Newmarket Handicap results with four wins from 2008 – 2018
  • Black Caviar (2011) was the last mare to win the Newmarket Handicap so colts, geldings & stallions make a better Group 1 bet in the race
  • Wide Newmarket Handicap barriers have produced plenty of recent winners including Redkirk Warrior (15 of 15 in 2018), Lankan Rupee (12 of 14 in 2014), Shamexpress (10 of 13 in 2013) and Hay List (14 of 22 in 2012)

2019 Newmarket Handicap Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Newmarket Handicap 2019 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Newmarket Handicap Results

While favourites have a strong record in the famous sprint upset Newmarket Handicap results often occur also including Shamexpress ($15 in 2013), Wanted ($13 in 2010) and Scenic Blast ($13 in 2009). More recently there have been a number of really notable blow-out Newmarket Handicap winners including The Quarterback ($21 in 2016) and Redkirk Warrior ($31 in 2017).

The longest priced Newmarket Handicap winner in the past quarter of a century was Mookta ($34 in 1994). The Newmarket Handicap results also show the full finishing order of the entire field, winning times, margins, jockeys and trainers. Notable recent Newmarket Handicap winners include Redkirk Warrior (2017 & 2018), Brazen Beau (2015), Lankan Rupee (2014), Hay List (2012), Black Caviar (2011) and Weekend Hussler (2008).

Newmarket Handicap Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Sunlight Osborne Bulls Brave Smash 1:08.2
2018 Redkirk Warrior Brave Smash Merchant Navy 1:08.3
2017 Redkirk Warrior Voodoo Lad Star Turn 1:09.0
2016 The Quarterback Black Heart Bart Chautauqua 1:09.2
2015 Brazen Beau Chautauqua Terravista 1:09.2
2014 Lankan Rupee Spirit Of Boom Knoydart 1:09.2
2013 Shamexpress Moment Of Change Aeronautical 1:08.1
2012 Hay List Buffering Foxwedge 1:08.7
2011 Black Caviar Crystal Lily Beaded 1.07.3
2010 Wanted Eagle Falls Starspangledbanner 1:10.1
2009 Scenic Blast Swiss Ace Aichi 1:08.7
2008 Weekend Hustler Magnus Grand Duels 1:09.0
2007 Miss Andretti Gold Edition Undue 1:07.7
2006 Takeover Target Snitzel Stratum 1:08.3
2005 Alinghi Fastnet Rock Foreplay 1:08.1
2004 Exceed And Excel Titanic Jack Regimental Gal 1:08.7
2003 Belle Du Jour Bel Esprit Super Impressive 1:08.6
2002 Rubitano North Boy Mistegic 1:09.0
2001 Toledo Show A Heart Mannington 1:08.6
2000 Miss Pennymoney Black Bean Falvelon 1:07.6