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Toorak Handicap 2017

DateSaturday, October 14
TrackCaulfield Racecourse
Distance1600m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeHandicap
Prizemoney$500,000
AgeNo Age Restriction

TOORAK HANDICAP BETTING SELECTIONS & TIPS

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Toorak Handicap betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key Toorak Handicap pointers are:

  • The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is the key lead up race
  • Trainer Darren Weir has has the last two winners of the race in 2014 and 2015
  • The barrier draw plays little part in determining the outcome

TOORAK HANDICAP LIVE STREAM

Australia's leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Toorak Handicap (and all other races from Victorian tracks) free of charge.

You can watch all Caulfield races including the Toorak Handicap streamed live online at:


Become a member of any of the four bookmakers and enjoy the coverage free. To find out how to stream the Toorak Handicap live, click on the dedicated link.

WHERE TO BET ON THE TOORAK HANDICAP

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet and bet365 are the best places to bet on the Toorak Handicap and all Caulfield races. They offer some of the best odds and promotions on the big race and also stream the race live online. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit on the Toorak Handicap, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

TOORAK HANDICAP HISTORY AND GUIDE

The Toorak Handicap is one of four Group 1 races held on Caulfield Guineas Day. 

The highlight is the stallion-making Caulfield Guineas (1600m) which is worth $1 million. Supporting the Guineas is the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m), Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m) and Group 1 Caulfield Stakes (2000m).

Carrying $400,000 in prizemoney, the Toorak Handicap is run under handicap conditions with the topweight receiving 58kg and the minimum weight being 52kg. 

Lucky Hussler won the event in 2015 after carrying the number one saddlecloth. 

Trainer Darren Weir made it back-to-back wins in the event after Trust In A Gust captured the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes-Toorak Handicap double in 2014.

The Toorak Handicap has a rich and prestigious history which dates back to its first running in 1881 when Josephine won the race.

It has had a number of name variations during its history which started with the Toorak Handicap, The IXL, The Elders Mile and then back to the Toorak Handicap.

The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, a Group 1 event held over 1400m at Caulfield two weeks earlier, is the key lead-up race to the Toorak Handicap with the past four winners of the race having come through that lead-up event.

Following the Toorak Handicap, a number of runners will progress to the $1 million Emirates Stakes (1600m) held at Flemington in November. 

One path is to compete in the Group 2 Crystal Mile (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate Day prior to the Emirates whilst the occasional Cox Plate runner will also compete in the Emirates Stakes.

A couple of superstars have won the Caulfield Cup after racing in the Toorak Handicap and they are The Trump (1937), Royal Gem (1946), Galilee (1966), Tobin Bronze (1967) and Leilani (1974).

Galilee would not only win the Caulfield Cup but also the Melbourne Cup in the same year while Tobin Bronze won the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate in 1967 after his Toorak victory.

Notable winners of the Toorak Handicap include The Trump (1937), Royal Gem (1946), Galilee (1966), Tobin Bronze (1967), Gunsynd (1971), Leilani (1974), Umrum (1999 & 2000), Show A Heart (2001), Roman Arch (2003), Regal Roller (2004), Barely A Moment (2005), Divine Madonna (2007), More Joyous (2010) and Solzhenitsyn (2012-13). 

Toorak Handicap Winners (Since 2000)

2000Umrum
2001Show A Heart
2002Shot Of Thunder
2003Roman Arch
2004Regal Roller
2005Barely A Moment
2006Red Dazzler
2007Divine Madonna
2008Alamosa
2009Allez Wonder
2010More Joyous
2011King Mufhasa
2012Solzhenitsyn
2013Solzhenitsyn
2014Trust In A Gust
2015Lucky Hussler
2016He's Our Rokkii

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE TRACK DESCRIPTION

A fair course that provides most runners an even chance when the rail is True position. When the rail is out shifted our 6 metres or more it favours on pace runners and leaders.

The track’s unique triangular shaped layout comprises of three straights and all turns have a 4% to 6% banking which places less strain on horse’s joints.

CAULFIELD RACECOURSE HISTORY

The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881. The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington. 

Renovations to the track and grandstand have made it one of the premier racecourses in Australia with top class facilities for the horses, club members and the public. 

The racecourse is located approximately eight kilometres from the Melbourne CBD, on the boundary of Caulfield and Caulfield East in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs.

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