Horse Racing | Standish Handicap

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).



PREVIOUS STANDISH HANDICAP WINNERS

PREVIOUS STANDISH HANDICAP WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
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