2016 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Field

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap

Not to be mistaken with the $1 million Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington, the 2016 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap is a Group 3 feature held at Sydney’s Newcastle Racecourse towards the end of March each year.

The 2016 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap will run on Saturday, March 19th. Newcastle Newmarket Handicap

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Run less than two weeks after Melbourne’s Newmarket Handicap, the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap is an important race on the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival calendar.

Held on the second last Thursday in March the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap is run over 1400m and is worth $125,000 in prize money.

It is not just local gallopers attracted to the event either as the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap makes a handy lead-up race for autumn stars heading towards more lucrative features at the festival including the $400,000 Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day in early April.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Facts

  • Racecourse: Newcastle’s Broadmeadow Racecourse, Sydney, NSW
  • Racing Carnival: Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival
  • Date: mid to late March
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $125,000
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Handicap
  • Next Edition: 2016 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Its position at the start of the autumn racing season often makes the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap a nice first-up run for horses.

As a betting guide then punters can look at gallopers that run well fresh when placing their Newcastle Newmarket bets.

If they’re not resuming, Newcastle Newmarket Handicap hopefuls may be coming via a race like the Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Warwick Farm two weeks earlier.

Aside from the George Ryder Stakes another elite level feature of the season that horses running in the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap may be targeting is the $2 million Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Royal Randwick a month later.

If not quite up to Group 1 class another popular option could be the Group 2 Ajax Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens at the end of March on Rosehill Guineas Day.

In 2009 Solo Flyer won the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap – Ajax Stakes double while that year’s Newcastle runner-up Chasm also progressed on to finish third in the Ajax.

Horses that run in the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap also have a nice recent record in the Listed Rowley Mile (1600m) at Hawkesbury in early May.

In 2012 Star Of Octagonal ran third to He’s Remarkable in the Newmarket before winning the Rowley Mile while Keepin’ The Dream won the double in 2011.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Betting

Betting on the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap is a fairly popular pastime at the Newcastle races. It’s one of the feature events of the day, so there is little doubt as to why it attracts such considerable sums of wagers.

Local punters turn out in full force for Newcastle Newmarket Handicap betting, laying their quinellas and trifectas against their favourite local horses and the imports they’ve heard good things about.

Usually, the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap results can be somewhat difficult to bet on, largely due to the strange form lines going into the event and the effect of the Newcastle track.

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap News

Eleven runners remain in contention for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap (1350m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Ecuador remains outright $4.80 favourite in 2016 Newcastle Newmarket Handicap betting markets with leading online…