The Standish Handicap is a Group 3 Open Handicap staged on Standish Handicap Day during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at the first class Flemington Racecourse, it covers 1200m and offers $150,000 in prize money. The Standish is named in honour of Captain Frederick Standish, a former VRC chairman and Chief Commissioner of police at the time of infamous criminal Ned Kelly. Standish is also credited with the idea for the Melbourne Cup.
Originally a Principal Race, the Standish dates back to 1884, and other than 2006 when it was contested over 1100m, the event has been run over six-furlongs or 1200m. In 1997, the race was conducted at Moonee Valley and in 2006 at Caulfield. The Standish Handicap was granted Group 3 status in 1980. It generally attracts the best sprinters in work at the time, with the elite still to hit the track. The Standish honour roll includes; Publishing (2008), Grandiose (1989 & 1991) and Redelva (1988).
|2016||DURENDAL||DAMIAN LANE||M ELLERTON & S ZAHRA||01:09.4|
|2015||DECIRCLES||STEPHEN BASTER||DANNY O'BRIEN||01.09.0|
|2014||FLAMBERGE||VLAD DURIC||PETER MOODY||01.09.9|
|2013||ADAMANTIUM||CRAIG NEWITT||DANNY O’BRIEN||01.08.2|
|2012||CATAPULTED||MICHAEL RODD||MARK KAVANAGH||01.07.6|
|2011||AHDASHIM||CRAIG WILLIAMS||GERALD RYAN||01.09.1|
|2010||ROYAL IDA||DAMIEN OLIVER||LUKE OLIVER||01.11.1|
|2009||KING HOAKS||DARREN GAUCI||ALLISON BENNETT||01.10.3|
|2008||PUBLISHING||SEBASTIAN MURPHY||JOHN SADLER||01.09.3|
|2007||WATCHYERBACK||VLAD DURIC||BRENT GRAY||01.09.0|
|2006||HONALEE||DWAYNE DUNN||MARK KAVANAGH||01.03.4|
|2005||SUPER IMPRESSIVE||STEVE ARNOLD||LEE FREEDMAN||01.09.8|