The Newmarket Handicap is a Group 3 race which takes place during the Sydney Autumn Carnival. The event is run over a distance of 1400m, under quality handicap conditions, with a minimum of 54kg. It tends to attract a talented field of gallopers as it offers a prize pool of $125,000. In the past, the Newmarket Handicap has generally been a handy lead up to more prestigious races such as the Group 2 Ajax Stakes.
First contested as a Principal Race in 1955, it became a Listed Race in 1979, before reaching Group 3 status in 1992. In 2009, Solo Flyer was successful in the Newcastle Newmarket before taking out the Group 2 Ajax. Other handy winners of this strong provincial Quality Handicap include Comrade (1990), Secret Savings (1997), Crawl (2001) and Patezza (2005).
|2016||ARTISTRY||THOMAS HUET||PETER SNOWDEN||01:19.9|
|2015||LASER HAWK||HUGH BOWMAN||JOSEPH PRIDE||01:21.9|
|2014||MECIR||JAMES MCDONALD||JOHN HAWKES||01:23.0|
|2013||BELLO||JASON COLLETT||PETER SNOWDEN||01:21.2|
|2012||HE’S REMARKABLE||COREY BROWN||ROGER JAMES||01:22.5|
|2011||KEEPIN’ THE DREAM||PETER WELLS||JIM & GREG LEE||01:22.2|
|2010||WALKING OR DANCING||GLEN BOSS||BRETT PARTELLE||01:23.7|
|2009||SOLO FLYER||COREY BROWN||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||01:20.9|
|2008||FALAISE||JOSH PARR||PETER SNOWDEN||01:21.5|
|2007||DANZIPPO||DARREN BEADMAN||JOHN HAWKES||01:22.5|
|2006||TALL TIMBERS||DARREN MC LELLAN||DARREN SMITH||01:22.5|