2016 Victoria Handicap Field, Barriers & Odds

Victoria Handicap

The 2016 Victoria Handicap is a great Group 3 thoroughbred race held at Melbourne’s Caulfield racecourse as part of the Easter Saturday celebrations each year.

It is one of two Group status events held on the Easter Saturday meeting along with the Group 3 Easter Cup (2000m).

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The Victoria Handicap is a 1400m gallop run under open handicap conditions and is worth $150, 000 in total stakes.

Easter Cup Day is the final major race meeting held in Melbourne during the autumn racing season and as such always draws a tremendous amount of interest.

Many runners that begin their autumn racing campaign with the Group 3 Standish Handicap (1200m) finish up their Melbourne run with the Victoria Handicap as it is run over a similar middle-sprint distance and is run under the same conditions.

Because of the high quality races being conducted in Sydney on the same weekend, elite events including the richest race for two-year-olds the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes, the level of competition running in the Victoria Handicap is not as top-class as earlier Melbourne autumn carnival events.

On the 1st of November, the 2016 Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

Upcoming Races

Group 3

Easter Cup

(2000m)

Caulfield

$125,000

Hcp

Group 1

Golden Slipper

(1200m)

Rosehill

$3,500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

The BMW

(2400m)

Rosehill

$2,250,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Queen of the Turf Stakes

(1500m)

Rosehill

$400,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

George Ryder Stakes

(1500m)

Rosehill

$400,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 1

Storm Queen Stakes

(2000m)

Rosehill

$400,000

3YO SW

History

The Victoria Handicap was first run in 1949 and Ungar was the inaugural winner. The event was elevated from its initial Principal race status to a prestigious Group 3 race in 1980.

A number of quality runners have won the Victoria Handicap over the years including Debrief (2002 & 2003), Rustic Dream (1998) and Mister Elegant (1994).

Victoria Handicap News

A talented field has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Victoria Handicap (1400m) at Caulfield Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Black Heart Bart was unlucky to finish second in the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) a…