Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Race Information

The Newcastle Newmarket Handicap, now known as the Newcastle Stakes, is a 1400 metre quality handicap race run by the Newcastle Jockey Club in March. It is held at Newcastle as the feature event of the meeting.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Track: Broadmeadows Racecourse, Newcastle, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $250,000
  • Date: Friday 8 March 2024

Newcastle Newmarket Handicap Race History

See the 2024 Newcastle Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Newcastle Stakes Preview and results.

The race was first run as a Principal Race over 7 furlongs (about 1400m) in 1955 and was won by a horse called Seacraft. In 1979 it became a Listed race and in 1992 it was upgraded to the current Group 3 status. In 2016 the race was transferred to Rosehill as the Newcastle track was declared unsafe after prolonged rain. Every other year it has been run over 7 furlongs or 1400m at Newcastle Broadmeadow racecourse, apart from 1987 when the race was abandoned.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Princess Posh (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Gay Blade (1973); Filly – Yir Tiz (1981).

Multiple winners: Manuan (1983 & 1984); Brandy Lad (1964 & 1965).

Fastest time (1400m): Solo Flyer (2009) 1:20:98

Interesting trivia: In 2016 the meeting was abandoned after prolonged rain and the race was rescheduled as the tenth race on Golden Slipper day at Rosehill. Not held in 1987.

Past winners of the Newcastle Newmarket Handicap

Winners of past Newcastle Newmarket Handicaps include Happy Clapper (2017), Laser Hawk (2015), He’s Remarkable (2012), Falaise (2009), Patezza (2005), Platinum Scissors (2004), Crawl (2001), Bezeal Bay (1998), Secret Savings (1997), Ricochet Rosie (1991), Manuan (1983 & 1984), Grey Receiver (1982) and Foresight (1968).

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Rustic Steel Sharp Shock Imatruestar
2023 Cross Talk Gem Song Cuban Royale
2022 Wandabaa Nimalee Through The Cracks
2021 Gem Song Bottega Cascadian
2020 Special Reward Delectation Girl Condor
2019 Princess Posh Savatiano Invincible Gem
2018 Lanciato Mister Sea Wolf Shiraz
2017 Happy Clapper Got Unders Kellyville Flyer
2016 Artistry Nancy Amovatio
2015 Laser Hawk Scorpio Queen Mighty Lucky
2014 Mecir Strawberry Boy Slow Pace
2013 Bello Laser Hawk Famous Seamus
2012 He’s Remarkable Dao Dao Star Of Octagonal
2011 Keepin The Dream Purrpurrlena So Anyway
2010 Walking Or Dancing Brilliant Light Emperor Bonaparte
2009 Soho Flyer Chasm Walking Or Dancing
2008 Falaise German Chocolate Friday Creek
2007 Danzippo Diamond Sun High Cee
2006 Tall Timbers Bentley Biscuit Gorgonite
2005 Patezza Cool Front Gabfest
2004 Platinum Scissors Mantario Carael Boy
2003 Zabarra Carael Boy Grand Armee
2002 Hey Pronto Lord Essex Lets Compromise
2001 Crawl Indominate Phoenix Park
2000 Spying Corporate Bruce Beauchamp
1999 Techniques Fraud Iron Horse
1998 Bezeal Bay Confiscate Deep Snip
1997 Secret Savings Confiscate Over The Rising
1996 Magic Road Futile Catalan Opening
1995 Pimpala Son Waikikamukau Rhythm Review
1994 Sir Bernard Rich Pageantry Mistador
1993 Deposition Ghost Story Tarheel Boy
1992 Blue Boss Sedgewyn Ark Regal
1991 Ricochet Rosie Comrade Magic Gleam
1990 Comrade Gallery Star Our Palliser
1989 Never Quit Wong Dancing Poet
1988 Lucky Rass Dinky Flyer Shinakima
1987  ** Race not run **