The Newcastle Newmarket Hcp is a Group 3 quality handicap race held in early March at Newcastle racecourse in Newcastle, New South Wales. The race takes place on a Friday and is run over a distance of 1400 metres, offering $150,000 in prize money for entrants.
Special Reward won the 2020 Newcastle Newmarket Hcp from Delectation Girl and Condor.
The popular sprint event features on a Friday during the Sydney autumn racing carnival.
Newcastle is the the second largest city in New South Wales, Australia, and is located around 167 kilometres due north of Sydney, which is around two hours by road.
|Date:||Friday 6th March 2020|
|Track:||Newcastle racecourse, Newcastle|
|Race Type:||Quality Handicap|
|2020 Winner:||Special Reward|
The Newcastle Newmarket Hcp is a good class provincial quality handicap that generally assembles a talented field of gallopers. The Group 3 Liverpool City Cup is a good lead up race to this event as it is run under the same conditions.
Horses contesting this race may continue on to races like the Group 2 Ajax Stakes on Group 1 Coolmore Classic day. Solo Flyer (2009) went on to win the Ajax Stakes while Chasm (2nd in 2009) ran third in the same race.
Special Reward (2020) captured the Group 3 Southern Cross Stakes at Randwick in Sydney before heading to Newcastle to score a classy on pace victory in this event for local trainer Kris Lees.
Recent Newcastle Newmarket Handicap winners include Princess Posh (2019) and Lanciato (2018).
Newcastle race track is a flat track with a circumference of 2000m and horses race in a clockwise direction. The track surface is turf and the straight length is 415m.
1. $3.40 Special Reward 57.0 Brenton Avdulla
2. $18.00 Delectation Girl 54.5 Christian Reith
3. $21.00 Condor 54.0 Robbie Dolan
4. $11.00 Dealmaker 54.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $5.50 Gaulois 59.0 Hugh Bowman
6. $21.00 Royal Tudor 54.0 Jeff Penza
7. $6.50 Desert Lord 54.0 Tommy Berry
8. $51.00 Our Abbadean 57.5 Nash Rawiller
9. $9.00 Wolfe 57.0 Ms Rachel King
10. $11.00 Purple Sector 54.0 Tim Clark
11. $201.00 Hand It In 54.0 Tom Sherry
12. $61.00 Insensata 54.0 Jay Ford
13. $61.00 Oakfield Twilight 54.0 Jean Van Overmeire
14. $17.00 Seaway 56.5 Glyn Schofield
Margins: 1.4 len, 0.75 len
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|2020||Special Reward||Delectation Girl||Condor||1:23.0|
|2019||Princess Posh||Savatiano||Invincible Gem||1:21.7|
|2018||Lanciato||Mister Sea Wolf||Shiraz||1:22.7|
|2017||Happy Clapper||Got Unders||Kellyville Flyer||1:23.7|
|2015||Laser Hawk||Scorpio Queen||Mighty Lucky||1:21.9|
|2014||Mecir||Strawberry Boy||Slow Pace||1:23.0|
|2013||Bello||Laser Hawk||Famous Seamus||1:21.2|
|2012||He`s Remarkable||Dao Dao||Star Of Octagonal||1:22.5|
|2011||Keepin The Dream||Purrpurrlena||So Anyway||1:22.2|
|2010||Walking Or Dancing||Brilliant Light||Emperor Bonaparte||1:23.7|
|2009||Soho Flyer||Chasm||Walking Or Dancing||1.20:9|
|2008||Falaise||German Chocolate||Friday Creek||1:21.5|
|2007||Danzippo||Diamond Sun||High Cee||1:22.5|
|2006||Tall Timbers||Bentley Biscuit||Gorgonite||1:22.5|
|2004||Platinum Scissors||Mantario||Carael Boy||1:22.4|
|2003||Zabarra||Carael Boy||Grand Armee||1:23.2|
|2002||Hey Pronto||Lord Essex||Lets Compromise||1:22.9|
|1998||Bezeal Bay||Confiscate||Deep Snip||1:22.1|
|1997||Secret Savings||Confiscate||Over The Rising||1:24.1|
|1996||Magic Road||Futile||Catalan Opening||1:23.2|
|1995||Pimpala Son||Waikikamukau||Rhythm Review||1:26.6|
|1994||Sir Bernard||Rich Pageantry||Mistador||1:24.2|
|1993||Deposition||Ghost Story||Tarheel Boy||1:23.9|
|1992||Blue Boss||Sedgewyn||Ark Regal||1:22.6|
|1991||Ricochet Rosie||Comrade||Magic Gleam||1:23.4|
|1990||Comrade||Gallery Star||Our Palliser||1:25.1|
|1989||Never Quit||Wong||Dancing Poet||1:24.1|
|1988||Lucky Rass||Dinky Flyer||Shinakima||1:22.2|
The 2016 Newcastle Newmarket was held at Rosehill on Saturday 19th March 2016 after the Newcastle track surface was declared unsafe for racing on the Wednesday beforehand.