2021 NEWCASTLE NEWMARKET – RACE HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
The Newcastle Newmarket Handicap is Group 3 conducted at Broadmeadow racecourse by the Newcastle Jockey Club.
First run in 1955, the Newcastle Newmarket is run over 1400m and is the premier autumn race conducted by the Newcastle Jockey Club, attracting fields that often feature leading contenders for the Doncaster Mile at the Randwick autumn carnival.
The Newcastle Newmarket/Doncaster Mile double has been won twice by Secret Savings (1997) and Patezza (2005).
It has been held every year at Broadmeadow apart from 1987 (abandoned) and 2016 when it was transferred to Rosehill in Sydney after the Newcastle track surface was declared unsafe for racing.
The Newcastle Newmarket is run under quality handicap conditions with a maximum topweight of 62kg.
The Newcastle Newmarket was a Listed race from 1979-1991 and has been a Group 3 race since 1992.
There have been two dual winners of the Newcastle Newmarket – Brandy Lad (1964-65) and Manuan (1983-84).
Princess Posh beat Savatiano in the mares Tibbie Stakes in 2018 and then six months later did it again in the Newcastle Newmarket.
The 2021 Newcastle Newmarket was worth prizemoney of $160,000.
Other notable winners include Spearby, Saydor, Brandy Lad, Even Better, Foresight, Ricochet, Sylvan Ridge, Favoured, Manawapoi, Yir Tiz, Grey Receiver, Manuan, Ricochet Rosie, Secret Savings, Bezeal Bay, Crawl, Platinum Scissors, Patezza, Falaise, He’s Remarkable, Laser Hawk and Happy Clapper.
The 2020 Newcastle Newmarket was won by Special Reward from Delectation Girl and Condor.
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