Members Handicap 2024 Race Details

Race 5 at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday the 18th of May 2024.

The Members Handicap is a Listed race held at Doomben Racecourse over 1600 metres. It is for three-year-olds and upwards and is run under quality handicap conditions. The total prize money is $160,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Members Handicap page.

Hong Kong Horse Race

Members Handicap 2024 Preview

Track: Slow Weather: Cloudy

Following the early scratchings of Sibaaq and Rise Of The Masses there will be 15 runners for the 2024 Sky Racing Members’ Handicap with 14 geldings and one filly. There is one 3YO, five 4YOs, one 5YO, two 6YOs, four 7YOs and two 8YOs. Three runners had their last start in a BM 85 Handicap over 1400m at Eagle Farm on 4th May (won by Zoe’s Promise) and two in a BM 90 Handicap over 1300m at Eagle Farm on 27th April (won by Ovidius), while the rest came via different races. Three runners are trained by Chris Munce.

The early favourite is Gringotts who has won both starts this preparation. Second favourite is Territory Express who won the $1,000,000 Provincial-Midway Championships over 1400m at Randwick on 13th April. Third favourite is Knights Choice who hasn’t raced since 16th December but has had several trials. Luncies hasn’t raced since 4th in the Listed January Cup at Rosehill, while Brookhaven ran 3rd at Eagle Farm on 8th May. The other runners are currently $20 or longer.

Members Handicap 2024 Runner by Runner

1. Luncies (11)

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2. Desert Icon (12)

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3. Sibaaq (14)

Won this race in 2022 and came 3rd in 2023.

4. Territory Express (2)

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5. Jojo Was A Man (3)

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6. Knight’s Choice (17)

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7. Military Gambler (6)

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8. Nikau Spur (16)

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9. Rise Of The Masses (5)

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10. Trifling (15)

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11. Gringotts (9)

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12. Sneak Preview (7)

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13. Irish Playboy (13)

Won this race in 2022 and came 3rd in 2023.

14. Sea Raider (10)

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15. Linthorpe Lad (1)

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16. Brookhaven (4)

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17e. Dark Harmony (8)

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Members Handicap 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
11 Gringotts
4 Territory Express
16 Brookhaven
1 Luncies

Previews for other races this week

Listed Scone Cup 2024 (Scone 1600m)  – Friday

Group 1 Doomben 10,000 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 2 Spirit Of Boom Classic 2024 (Doomben 1200m)

Group 3 Rough Habit Plate 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Group 3 Chairmans Handicap 2024 (Doomben 2000m)

Listed Bright Shadow Quality 2024 (Doomben 1110m)

Group 3 Dark Jewel Classic 2024 (Scone 1400m)

Listed Denise’s Joy Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Luskin Star Stakes 2024 (Scone 1300m)

Listed Ortensia Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Woodlands Stakes 2024 (Scone 1100m)

Listed Andrew Ramsden Stakes 2024 (Flemington 2800m)

Listed Straight Six 2024 (Flemington 1200m)

Group 3 Belmont Sprint 2024 (Belmont 1400m)

Members Handicap 2024 Race Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 11 Gringotts
2nd 6 Knight’s Choice 1.89 lengths
3rd 8 Nikau Spur 2.67 lengths
4th 4 Territory Express 3.7 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 7.

Scratchings: 3. Sibaaq, 5. Jojo Was A Man, 9. Rise Of The Masses, 10. Trifling.