Fernhill Handicap Race Information

The Fernhill Handicap is a 1600 metre quality handicap race for two-year-olds run by the Australian Turf Club in April. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1600 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap, 2YOs
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 13 April 2024

Fernhill Handicap Race History

See the 2024 Fernhill Mile Handicap Preview and results.

See the 2023 Fernhill Mile Handicap Preview and results.

See the 2022 Fernhill Mile Handicap Preview and results.

The race was first held in 1928 over a distance of seven furlongs (about 1400m) when there was a dead-heat between Balmerino and Godelist. In 1933 the distance was increased to a mile (about 1600m) and has stayed at that distance apart from 1942 and 1943 when it reverted to 7 furlongs. In 1997 it became a Listed race then was upgraded to Group 2 staus from 1998 to 2005 before being downgraded to a Listed race again from 2006.

Useful Facts

Last filly to win: Futooh (2018)

Fastest time (1600m): Futooh (2018) 1:35:48

Interesting trivia: In 2019 Both David Payne runners, Persan and War Baron, fell just before the post.

Past winners of the Fernhill Handicap

Winners of past Fernhill Handicaps include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Broadsiding El Castello Just Party
2023 Tom Kitten Make A Call Townsend
2022 Williamsburg Moko Russian Roni
2021 Converge Maurice’s Medad Akahata
2020 Untamed Wheelhouse Fayerra
2019 Power Scheme Foxborough Extraordinary
2018 Futooh Muswellbrook Aristocratic Miss
2017 Whispered Secret Toga Picta All Too Huiying
2016 Prized Icon Crown Him Lasqueti Spirit
2015 The Barrister Chachapoyas Reckless Russell
2014 Veuvelicious Careless Gouldian
2013 Riocetto Fuerza Gracious Prospect
2012 Dear Demi Trophies Proverb
2011 Darci Be Good Cocky Raider Continental Flyer
2010 Kudakulari Howdiddydoit Iron Lace
2009 Choistar Euphemism Smart Lady
2008 Likefatherlikeson Wembley Emperor Bonaparte
2007 Stone Canyon Arlington My Sweet Cookie
2006 Gallant Tess Anamato Theseo
2005 Replicator Astronomia Noble Flyer
2004 Kid George Negev Bubbleobill
2003 Yes Boss Winning Belle Gilded Youth
2002 Salameh Addendum Huit
2001 Vita Sircarn Damon Rudolfus
2000 Clonmel Vampire Re Rinka
1999 Whistler Vintage Morn Tributes
1998 Dracula Endanger Look For Mars
1997 Salty
 * dead-heat 1st Bombast
1996 Anthems Danendri Cohiba
1995 Classy Fella Dance Misty for Me Super Slew
1994 Danewin Chanted Deja Slew
1993 March Hare Darbaas Rembetica
1992 Sir Amadi Ghost Story Imposing Bull
1991 Kinjite Zephalira St. Michel
1990 Centro Il Sorbo Queen Of Vineleigh
1989 Jolly Pound The Beat Little Trout
1988 Merimbula Bay Alderniti Tattwood
1987 Beau Zam Ironic Lady Tjarra
1986 Sound Horizon Lonely Nights The Barossa
1985 Handy Proverb Debate Copperwing
1984 Phillip Fortunately Kahana Bay
1983 French Tip Sean’s Crown Read All About It
1982 Veloso As Time Goes By Dom
1981 Come On Lady Kingfish Birchwood
1980 Gleaming Prince Palaban Summer Cloud
1979 Red Invader Vivacite Pardner’s Pride
1978 Scenover Rare Charm Just A Steal
1977 Marceau Lapalie Shuffling Shamus
1976 Willowy Forte Ming Dynasty
1975 Tuscany Immortal Max San Simeon
1974 Blazing Spirit Titaria Supereme Max
1973 Kaldore Great Pan Count Rapier
1972 Little Gum Nut Crusader King Mallet
1971 Winking Altai Khan Converall
1970 Gunsynd Tumberlua Ishkoodah
1969 Forward Pass Mountain Prince Redlands
1968 Ruler Man Silver Service Immediate
1967 Hands Down Prince Of Nepal Blue Plume
1966 Matariki Great Trust El Gordo
1965 The Gong Culgoa King Damian
1964 Balclutha Forest Glen Even Song
1963 Cold Cuts Jamaica Prince Sunset Hue
1962 Summer Prince My Rego Odhner King
1961 Caught Out Keep Off Hoa Hine
1960 Persian Lyric Artistic Royal Courage
1959 Sea King Wolarma Bold Guise
1958 Eastern Song Sea Hound Yarrawin
1957 Prince Darius Colorado Drawl Star Boy
1956 Ciro Troy Merry Borough
1955 Tranquil Lass Blind Date Master Hua
1954 Ace Pilot Sweet Adeline Eight Bells
1953 Reveniam Monarch Vixenel
1952 Sea Sovereign Silver Phantom Celerity
1951 Gilmara Montana Royal Pretender
1950 Aristocrat Oversight Daksha
1949 Mona’s Choice Playboy Ferocious Lass
1948 Sheba Roman Step Freedom
1947 Cherson Sea Spartan Sovereign
1946 Two Grand Double Mint Decorate
1945 Souvenir Open Air Questing
1944 Murray Stream Prince Verity Corona
1943 Falcon Knight Tribal Chinook
1942 Jungle King The Beaver Takarangi
1941 It’s Funny Roseabelle Dundalk
1940 Roxford Duke Cullen Chatoona
1939 Tel Asur Dagmar Dashing Cavalier
1938 Cragite Geebung Grand Hotel
1937 Silenus Oration Roi Sion
1936 Plutus Jubilee Son Friar’s Switch
1935 Allunga Wykeham Young Crusader
1934 Sylvandale Theo Artful Clare
1933 Bluxten Dark Tara Burlesque
1932 Golden Flash Cynical Richmond’s Best
1931 (Div 2) Johnnie Jason Phlare Ptolemy
1930 (Div 1) Golden Gate Gallantic Rory O’More
1930 Tom Pinch Uriah Heep Homedale
1929 Firbolg My Talisman Pacemaker
1928 Balmerino
 * dead-heat 1st Star Warden