The Newmarket Handicap is Melbourne's favourite sprint race throughout the autumn carnival and we have your complete guide to the event right here.

    Redkirk Warrior
    Redkirk Warrior went back-to-back in the Newmarket in 2017-18.

    Newmarket Handicap Betting Tips

    The Newmarket is one of Melbourne's favourite sprinting events in the autumn which means markets open very early on this feature.

    The fields won't be known until March at the earliest so check back then for our complete Newmarket Handicap betting tips.

    Newmarket Handicap Odds

    The Newmarket Handicap future markets open early but the tote and fixed odds final field markets won't open until the week of the race.

    Check in the days leading into the Group 1 for the Newmarket Handicap odds and complete markets.

    Newmarket Handicap Bookmaker Offers

    The Newmarket Handicap is arguably Melbourne's best autumn race which means the bookmakers typically deliver a strong promotion on this event.

    Companies like Sportsbet and Bet365 invariably deliver Newmarket Handicap bookmakers offers, so check back in the days before the event to see all the bonus bet specials and promotions for the feature race.

    Newmarket Handicap History

    The Newmarket Handicap is one of Australia's favourite sprint races and has been in existence for close to 150 years.

    The idea of former VRC committeeman Captain Frederick Standish who thought a "short and merry" would put the Melbourne Autumn Carnival over the top, and it has since become one of the world's top short course races.

    Gaining Group 1 status in 1979, the race has seen some of the best sprinters claim the prize including Alinghi, Takeover Target, Black Caviar and Weekend Hussler.

    Newmarket Handicap Field

    We'll have a rough idea of which competitors will take to the Newmarket in the build up to the event but the final field won't be set in stone until a week out from the feature.

    The Newmarket Handicap field will be settled a few days out from the event, so check back here in the lead up for the finalised list of gallopers.

    Newmarket Handicap Form Guide

    The Oakleigh Plate and Lightning Stakes are two of the main lead in races towards the Newmarket Handicap.

    Straight racing can be the undoing of a lot of runners, so seeing experience down the Flemington straight is imperative coming into the Newmarket.

    Check back in the build up to the Melbourne Autumn Carnival for our complete Newmarket Handicap form guide.

    Newmarket Handicap Previous Winners

    2018Redkirk Warrior
    2017Redkirk Warrior
    2016The Quarterback
    2015Brazen Beau
    2014Lankan Rupee
    2012Hay List
    2011Black Caviar
    2009Scenic Blast
    2008Weekend Hussler
    2007Miss Andretti
    2006Takeover Target
    2004Exceed And Excel
    2003Belle Du Jour
    2000Miss Pennymoney

    Newmarket Handicap Live Streaming

    The Newmarket Handicap is held down the straight at Flemington which means most online bookmakers in Australia offer live streaming on the race.

    Ladbrokes offers Newmarket Handicap live streaming, all you need to do is sign up for free and have money in your account.

    Newmarket Handicap Race Schedule

    The Newmarket Handicap is the headline event of Melbourne's autumn carnival and sits as the seventh event on its own card.

    DateSaturday, March 7, 2020
    ConditionsOpen Handicap
    Prize Money$1.2 million
    AgeNo age restriction

    The other races on the Newmarket Handicap race schedule are as follows.
    Race 1: Jase & PJ Sprint
    Race 2: World Horse Racing Trophy
    Race 3: Furphy Ale Handicap
    Race 4: Incognitus Stakes
    Race 5: Sires' Produce Stakes
    Race 6: Newmarket Handicap
    Race 7: Kewney Stakes
    Race 8: Australian Cup
    Race 9: Schweppervescence Trophy 

    Newmarket Handicap Barrier Draw

    The Newmarket Handicap is one of the rare races that the barrier draw doesn't make or break a runner given it is down the straight.

    Still, we'll have the complete Newmarket Handicap barrier draw for you right here as soon as it is announced.

    Newmarket Handicap FAQ

    When is the 2020 Newmarket Handicap? 

    The 2020 Newmarket Handicap runs on Saturday, March 7, 2020. 

    How long is the Newmarket Handicap? 

    The sprinting contest is run over 1200m. 

    Where is the Newmarket Handicap held? 

    The Nemarket Handicap is held at Flemington, which is located in Melbourne, Australia. 

    What time does the Newmarket Handicap run? 

    The Newmarket Handicap is held at 4:15pm. 

    Who won the 2019 Newmarket Handicap? 

    Superstar filly Sunlight took out the Newmarket Handicap in 2019.

    What’s the prize money for the 2020 Newmarket Handicap? 

    $1.2 million is the total prize pool for the 2020 Newmarket Handicap.