Standish Handicap Race Information

The Standish Handicap is a 1200 metre open handicap race run by the Victorian Racing Club in early January, normally New Year’s Day. It is held at Flemington as the feature event on the program.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $160,000
  • Date: Friday 1 January 2021

Standish Handicap Race History

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Useful Facts

Last mare to win: Whispering Brook (2019)

Last 3YO to win: C&G  – Jolly Old Mac (1992); Filly – Tone (1965)

Multiple winners: Super Impressive (2003 & 2005); Grandiose (1989 & 1991); Rooney (1978 & 1980); Ungar (1950 & 1951); David’s Last (1945 & 1946); Manrico (1939 & 1941); Blue Cross (1920 & 1921); Berry Consols (1912 & 1913); Miss Bobby (1907 &1908).

Fastest time (1200m): Iglesia (2001) 1:07:16

Interesting trivia: In 1978, North Atlantic dead-heated across the line with Rooney but was relegated to 3rd on protest from the rider of Comaida Bay (runner-up).

Past winners of the Standish Handicap

Winners of past Standish Handicap include Grandiose (1989 & 1991) and Redelva (1988).

Year Winner Second Third
2021 Sirius Suspect Albumin Defiant Dancer
2020 Halvorsen Bold Star Superhard
2019 Whispering Brook Smart Coupe True Excelsior
2018 Lord Of The Sky Flippant Chamois Road
2017 Odyssey Moon Cavaloce Inspector