The Victoria Handicap is a Group 3 open handicap race held each year in late March or early April on Easter Saturday at Caulfield racecourse in Melbourne. The race is run over a distance of 1400 metres and has prizemoney of $150,000. The 2018 Victoria Handicap was won by Widgee Turf from Turnitaround with Ken's Dream third.
This race takes place on the same day as the Group 3 Easter Cup and they are the only two group races during this period in Melbourne.
|Date:||Saturday 20th April 2019|
|Track:||Caulfield racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2018 Winner:||Widgee Turf|
The Victoria Handicap is the prominent sprint event held at Easter time in Melbourne. Generally speaking, the race attracts above average gallopers, rather than the upper echelon, as most of the quality gallopers will be in New South Wales for the riches on offer during Sydney autumn racing carnival in Sydney.
Victoria Handicap fields typically assemble gallopers with varying ability, sometimes making it a tough job for punters when trying to find a winner. It has carved its own niche on the racing calendar and is reasonable quality race for the easter period in Melbourne.
Widgee Turf (2018) ran third in the VG Eldorado over 1300m at Wangaratta before heading to town to score an impressive victory in this event and recent Victoria Handicap winners include Hooked (2017) and Black Heart Bart (2016).
1. $10.00 Widgee Turf 55.0 Billy Egan
2. $51.00 Turnitaround 56.5 Damien Thornton
3. $9.50 Ken's Dream 55.0 Ben Allen
4. $8.50 Steel Frost 54.5 Todd Pannell
5. $15.00 So Si Bon 55.0 Andrew Mallyon
6. $19.00 Sword Of Light 54.0 Damian Lane
7. $61.00 Royal Rumble 54.0 Jamie Kah
8. $17.00 Violate 54.0 Craig Newitt
9. $61.00 Fastnet Tempest 56.5 Ben Thompson
10. $41.00 Amovatio 58.0 Brad Rawiller
11. $51.00 Raw Impulse 54.5 Dean Yendall
12. $5.00 Glenall 54.0 Dwayne Dunn
13. $61.00 Rhythm To Spare 58.5 Patrick Moloney
14. $3.30 Theanswermyfriend 56.0 Ben Melham
15. $26.00 Cannyescent 55.0 Beau Mertens
16. $71.00 He's Our Rokkii 59.0 Jamie Mott
Margins: 0.75 len, 0.20 len
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|2018||Widgee Turf||Turnitaround||Ken's Dream||1:22.4|
|2017||Hooked||Charmed Harmony||Turbo Miss||1:22.3|
|2016||Black Heart Bart||Charmed Harmony||Eclair Choice||1:21.2|
|2015||Watermans Bay||The Peak||Sistine Demon||1:23.4|
|2014||Sistine Demon||Gig||London Stripe||1:23.3|
|2012||Smokin' Joey||Under The Eiffel||Bagman||1:22.0|
|2011||Red Colossus||Budriguez||Time Matters||1:23.2|
|2008||Gotta Have Heart||Valedictum||Eskaw||1:22.9|
|2007||Stickpin||Mind Your Head||Party Pie||1:22.1|
|2004||Regal Roller||Bird Dancer||Red Hannigan||1:22.6|
|2003||Debrief||Mr Magoo||True Glo||1:22.8|
|2000||Go Flash Go||Rancho Spark||Typhoon||1:22.3|
|1999||El Mirada||Storm Rebel||Carnelian||1:23.7|
|1998||Rustic Dream||Umrum||Whistle Up||1:23.9|
|1997||Lord Luskin||Century Blazer||Bionic Bess||1:21.8|
|1996||Country Lane||Jadeva Belle||Simple As That||1:26.0|
|1995||Simple As That||Bourbon And Ice||Navy Brass||1:26.4|
|1994||Mister Elegant||Carolingian||Mr Untouchable||1:22.6|
|1993||Surtee||Brave Path||Balmoral Beau||1:22.9|
|1992||The Fount||Centip||What A Shindig||1:23.9|
|1990||Prince Ormenium||Rare Chance||Pressman's Choice||1:25.4|
|1989||Aisle||Hazy Pond||Jet Fighter||1:24.2|
|1988||Jet Fighter||Cameronic||Daring Jon||1:23.7|