The Beauford Race Information

The Beauford is a 2300 handicap race run by the Newcastle Jockey Club in November. It is held at Newcastle as part of The Everest Carnival.

  • Race Type: Special conditions
  • Distance: 2300 metres
  • Conditions: Open handicap, 3YO & upwards
  • Track: Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 18 November 2023

The Beauford Race History

See the 2023 The Beauford Preview and results.

See the 2022 The Beauford Preview and results.

The Beauford was first run in 2021 as a new feature race announced by Racing NSW to add to The Hunter standalone program that debuted in 2019 to promote the wider Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Newcastle racecourse hosts a standalone meeting on the Saturday and can attract some of the best sprinters with no competition from a Sydney metropolitan meeting. The meeting also has the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1600m), previously held in September on Newcastle Cup Day and the Max Less Classic over 900m for 2YOs as well as The Hunter (1300m).

The inaugural race was won by 5YO stallion Torrens from Warwick Farm trainer Lauri Parker and ridden by 2kg claiming apprentice Jenny Duggan in her biggest win.

Useful Facts

Last mare to win: none yet

Last 3YO to win: none yet

Multiple winners: none yet

Fastest time (1300m): Torrens (2021) 2:26.55

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of The Beauford

The race was run for the first time in 2021 and was won by Torrens

Year Winner Second Third
2023 Stroke Of Luck Torrens Sky Lab
2022 King Frankel Kukeracha Gin Martini
2021 Torrens Olympic Gaze Hush Writer