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Toorak Handicap

The Toorak Handicap is a mile long (1600m) open handicap race for horses aged 3 years old and upwards run at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne Australia. The race is for thoroughbred horses, and takes place in early October as part of the Spring Racing Carnival in conjunction with the Caulfield Cup.

Race History

Distance

1881 - 1890 held over 8 furlongs (approx. 1600m)
1891 held over 9 furlongs (approx. 1800m)
1892 - 1971 held over 8 furlongs (approx. 1600m)
1972 onwards held over 1600m.

Class

1881 – 1978 was a Principal Race
1979 onwards Group 1

Name

1881 - 1980 the race was known as the ‘Toorak Handicap’
1981 - 1984 the race was known as the ‘The IXL’
1985 - 1989 the race was known as the ‘The Elders Mile’
1990 onwards the race reverted back to the ‘Toorak Handicap’

Past Winners

  • 2008 Alamosa
  • 2007 Divine Madonna
  • 2006 Red Dazzler
  • 2005 Barely A Moment
  • 2004 Regal Roller
  • 2003 Roman Arch
  • 2002 Shot Of Thunder
  • 2001 Show A Heart
  • 2000 Umrum
  • 1999 Umrum
  • 1998 Marble Halls
  • 1997 Penghulu
  • 1996 Poetic King
  • 1995 Sober Suit
  • 1994 Oppressor
  • 1993 Golden Sword
  • 1992 Ready To Explode
  • 1991 Comrade
  • 1990 Ricochet Rosie
  • 1989 Cole Diesel
  • 1988 Planet Ruler
  • 1987 Caledonian Boy
  • 1986 Canny Lass
  • 1985 King Phoenix
  • 1984 Mr. Ironclad
  • 1983 Showmeran
  • 1982 Magari
  • 1981 Penny Edition
  • 1980 Torbek
  • 1979 Manaroa
  • 1978 Salamander
  • 1977 Nunkalowe
  • 1976 Visit
  • 1975 Plush
  • 1974 Leilani
  • 1973 Princess Eulogy
  • 1972 All Shot
  • 1971 Gunsynd
  • 1970 Tauto
  • 1969 Crewman
  • 1968 Tried And True
  • 1967 Tobin Bronze
  • 1966 Galilee
  • 1965 Ripa

  • 1964 Nicopolis
  • 1963 Nicopolis
  • 1962 Gay Filou
  • 1961 Anonyme
  • 1960 Gabonia
  • 1959 Smokey Jane
  • 1958 Tudor Hill
  • 1957 Mac's Amber
  • 1956 Farquhar
  • 1955 Harmonist
  • 1954 Plato
  • 1953 Desert Breeze
  • 1952 Desert Breeze
  • 1951 Jovial Lad
  • 1950 Grey Boots
  • 1949 Saxony
  • 1948 Saxony
  • 1947 Don Pedro
  • 1946 Royal Gem
  • 1945 Huntingdale
  • 1944 The Bohemian
  • 1943 Counsel**
  • 1943 Burberry**
  • 1942 Crojick
  • 1941 Sun Valley
  • 1940 Gold Salute
  • 1939 Hilton
  • 1938 El Golea / Ena (dead heat)
  • 1937 The Trump
  • 1936 The Chanter
  • 1935 Epigram / Journal (dead heat)
  • 1934 Sir Simper
  • 1933 Chilperic
  • 1932 K. Cid
  • 1931 Glenanton
  • 1930 The Gay Mutineer
  • 1929 Highland
  • 1928 Kalloni
  • 1927 Textile
  • 1926 Abdera
  • 1925 Metellus
  • 1924 Soorak
  • 1923 Sonora

  • 1922 The Tyrant
  • 1921 Stare
  • 1920 Lord Setay
  • 1919 St. Mira
  • 1918 Prince Royal
  • 1917 King's Bounty
  • 1916 Rael Locin
  • 1915 Miss Meadows
  • 1914 Rathlea
  • 1913 Valido
  • 1912 Uncle Sam
  • 1911 Motoa
  • 1910 Sequarious
  • 1909 Irishman
  • 1908 Soultline
  • 1907 True Scot
  • 1906 Iolaire
  • 1905 Dandalla
  • 1904 Ossian
  • 1903 F.J.A.
  • 1902 Kinglock
  • 1901 Bonnie Chiel
  • 1900 Lochaber
  • 1899 Alva
  • 1898 Massinissa
  • 1897 Paul Pry
  • 1896 Hopscotch
  • 1895 Mostyn
  • 1894 Devon
  • 1893 Titan
  • 1892 Fortunatus
  • 1891 Zalinski
  • 1890 Precedence
  • 1889 Maelstrom
  • 1888 Bothwell
  • 1887 Dufferin
  • 1886 Middlemarch
  • 1885 Mentmore
  • 1884 Precious Stone
  • 1883 Bar One
  • 1882 Verdure
  • 1881 Josephine

  • The 1943 race was run in two divisions

References

Australian Studbook - MRC Toorak Handicap Race Winners

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