Goldmarket Handicap Race Information

The Goldmarket Handicap is a 1200 metre quality handicap race run by the Gold Coast Turf Club in August. It is held at the Gold Coast as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Listed
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse, Bundall, Queensland
  • Prizemoney: $150,000
  • Date: Friday 26 August 2022

Goldmarket Handicap Race History

See the 2022 Goldmarket Handicap Preview and Results.

This is the oldest feature race held by the Gold Coast Turf Club and was first raced as the Newmarket Handicap in 1963 when it was won by Emborne, a mare who returned to win the race again in 1964. The first two runnings were held by the Southport & District Amateur Race Club which was renamed Gold Coast Turf Club in 1965. In 1973 the race was renamed the Goldmarket Handicap. At various times it has been held over distances of 1400m, 1300m and 1200m. It achieved Listed status in 1994. It has been held in several different months over the years including March, May and August.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Shepishir (2007)

Leading jockeys:Champion jockeys Mick Dittman and Mel Schumacher share the Goldmarket riding record with five wins each.

Interesting trivia: The Goldmarket has been sponsored by Carlton & United since 1969, one of the longing sponsorship associations in Australian racing.

Past winners of the Goldmarket Handicap

Winners of past Goldmarket Handicaps include Black Piranha (2009), Tiny’s Finito (1991), Cole Diesel (1989), Blue’s Finito (1976 & 1977), Charlton Boy (1973 & 1974) and Emborne (1963 & 1964).

Year Winner Second Third
2022 Garibaldi Axe Ef Troop
2021 August Desert Lord Tramonto Totally Charmed
2021 May Baller Racecourse Road Wisdom Of Water
2020 Snitch Grey Missile In His Stride
2019 Tyzone Malvern Estate Freddie Fox Trot
2018 Raido Malvern Estate Aqua Vite
2017 Upstart Pride Jopa Flamboyer
2016 Bachman Le Val Little Brown Horse
2015 Gundy Son Daph ‘n’ Alf Kempelly
2014 Trombone Alley Gundy Son Morning Captain
2013 Biggles Steel Zip Startsmeup
2012 Spirit Of Boom Dual Chamber Geared Up
2011 Captain Sonador Steel Lips Phelan Ready
2010 Baqaba Hard To Catch Cocktail Supreme
2009 Black Piranha Woody ‘n’ Buzz Forestreno
2008 Omnitrader Mitanni Mr Hornblower
2007 Shepishir October Grey Damigos
2006 Amex Top Marc Devil
2005 Picardi Run Sir Breakfast Devil
2004 Devil Just Awe Lamond
2003 Make Mine Magic Smart Chariot Banff Connection
2002 Play Station Bails The London Banker
2001 Play Station Pleasure Giver King Lotto
2000 Super Espion Dashing Image Black Magic