The final field & barrier draw for this year's Newmarket Hcp. Free form guides, betting updates, race history & stats. Track info & scratchings for the Newmarket Hcp.
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The Newmarket Handicap
Conditions: Open Handicap Group 1
The final field of the Newmarket Hcp with barrier draw, jockeys, weights, opening betting odds & scratchings will be published here.
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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.
Lead Up Form: Lightning Stakes, Oakleigh Plate.
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.