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The 2020 Newmarket Handicap
Date: March 2020
Conditions: Open Handicap Group 1
2019 Winner: Sunlight
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Newmarket Hcp - History & Stats:
The Race: First run in 1874 at Caulfield, this Group 1 sprint is one of the highlights of Autumn racing in Melbourne. This race has uncovered some superb sprint to middle distance horses and perhaps they give away horse passports with the trophy because winning the Newmarket very often precedes a trip to the U.K. to try their luck at Royal Ascot. In 2011 the phenomenal undefeated mare Black Caviar won the Newmarket Hcp with an official margin of 3 lengths, her tenth consecutive win.
Notable Winners: Scenic Blast 2009 (Kings Stand Ascot U.K.), Weekend Hustler 2008 (8 Group wins inc. Makybe Diva & Memsie), Miss Andretti 2007 (6 Group wins inc. Kings Stand, track records Moonee Valley & Caulfield), Takeover Target 2006 (Kings Stand), Black Caviar 2011. Redkirk Warrior 2017/18.
Best Lead Up Form: Lightning Stakes, Oakleigh Plate.
Time: Course record 1.07:16 (Race record 1.07:74 Miss Andretti race was run at Caulfield).
The Track: Flemington is racing headquarters in Victoria, this race is run down the 'Straight Six" which is a long straight track over 6 furlongs and the rail is usually True. Barriers of little importance and all runners will have their chance if the track is dry.
Weight, Statistics: Under handicap conditions 3yo runners have a good record in this race as they are carrying the minimum weight, majority of winners are 4 & 5yo Colts & Geldings but some exceptional mares have found success including Black Caviar, Miss Andretti, & Belle De Jour.