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The Cameron Handicap is a Group 3 race run under Handicap conditions for open class horses at Newcastle conducted by the Newcastle Jockey Club.
The Cameron Handicap is run over 1500m. It was first run in 1950 and was won by Denali.
The Cameron Handicap has been over varying distances from 1300m up to 1500m. 2016 was back to 1350m as the race was run on the inner Beaumont track due to the main course proper reconstruction.
The Cameron Handicap was a Listed race prior to 2005 then Group 3 onwards.
The Broadmeadow racecourse at Newcastle is the biggest of the provincial courses in NSW and the only one in Australia to host multiple group races.
The race is named after a famous local racing identity James Cameron.
Court's In Session carried a huge weight of 60.5kg when winning in 2006.
The two most famous winners of the Cameron Handicap are two of Newcastle's best ever juveniles being Luskin Star and Romantic Dream.
Rock became the first horse to win multiple Camerons when he won by near four lengths in 2020.
The 2007 race was not held due to the Equine Influenza break out.
The Cameron Handicap was worth $160,000 in 2020. The winner is exempt from ballot for the Epsom Handicap.
Notable winners of the Cameron Handicap include Rock (2019/2020), Hooked (2014), Toydini (2013), Court's In Session (2006), Excellerator (2002), Anthems (1999), Adam (1998), Flitter (1993), Manuan (1982), Manawapoi (1978), Luskin Star (1977), Romantic Dream (1976/1979), Hartshill (1975), Baguse (1968), Pardon Me (1964), Martello Towers (1961) and San Domenico (1953).
The 2020 Cameron Handicap was won by Rock from Just Thinkin' and Chief Ironside.
Previous Cameron Handicap Winners
| ROCK (AUS) 5G |
PIERRO (AUS) - SUBTITLE (AUS) FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
|TOMMY BERRY||55.5||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||3|
| ROCK (AUS) 4G |
PIERRO (AUS) - SUBTITLE (AUS) FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
|TOMMY BERRY||56.0||MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES||11|
| NEW TIPPERARY (AUS) 6G |
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - ASSERTIVENESS (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
|TIM CLARK||54.0||JOSEPH PRIDE||6|
| GOT UNDERS (AUS) 8G |
SOUTHERN IMAGE (USA) - FRANTOIO (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
|TIM CLARK||54.0||JAY HOPKINS||2|
| CHETWOOD (AUS) 4G |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - ELDARIN (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
|TIM CLARK||54.0||JOHN O'SHEA||8|
| FORGET (AUS) 6G |
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - MNEMOSYNE (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|K MCEVOY||54.0||KIM WAUGH||10|
| HOOKED (AUS) 4H |
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - ABSOLUTE LURE (AUS) LURE (USA)
|B SHINN||55.5||JOHN P THOMPSON||3|
| TOYDINI (AUS) 4G |
BERNARDINI (USA) - JOHAN'S TOY (AUS) JOHAN CRUYFF (GB)
|B SHINN||58.0||G H WALTER||13|
| ROLLING PIN (NZ) 5G |
PINS (AUS) - GYPSY'S DAUGHTER (NZ) MI PREFERIDO (USA)
|C REITH||54.0||GWENDA MARKWELL||5|
| RASPBERRIES (AUS) 4M |
LONHRO (AUS) - LA MELBA (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
|K MCEVOY||53.0||PETER SNOWDEN||2|
| KENNY'S WORLD (AUS) 6G |
KENNY'S BEST PAL (AUS) - SEE THE STARS (AUS) MR HENRYSEE (USA)
|TIM CLARK||53.5||GRAEME MURRAY||3|
| ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS (AUS) 6M |
LANGFUHR (CAN) - JOKER'S GIRL (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
|R THOMPSON||53.0||KRIS LEES||4|
| RAHEEB (AUS) 5H |
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - GATANA (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
|D NIKOLIC||53.5||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||5|
| COURT'S IN SESSION (AUS) 7G |
BUREAUCRACY (NZ) - MARKATIE COURT (AUS) SEVENTH HUSSAR (AUS)
|D BEASLEY||60.5||G H WALTER||1|
| COLLATE (AUS) 4H |
CATBIRD (AUS) - CALFREE (AUS) CAN'T FIGHT FATE (AUS)
|G BOSS||52.0||ALLAN DENHAM||7|
| OSCA WARRIOR (AUS) 7G |
ZEDITAVE (AUS) - FIONIAN (AUS) OPERA PRINCE (AUS)
|D BEASLEY||53.0||GWENDA MARKWELL||1|
| ARCHAVE (AUS) 5G |
ARCHWAY (IRE) - GENTLE MARIA (AUS) BE MY GUEST (USA)
|C W BROWN||53.0||DAVID REID||6|
| EXCELLERATOR (AUS) 4G |
MARSCAY (AUS) - ARTLESS (AUS) DALMISTER (USA)
|J CASSIDY||57.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||7|
| KINGSGATE (AUS) 4G |
DANZERO (AUS) - VOWED (AUS) WITHOUT FEAR (FR)
|G BOSS||52.0||MS G WATERHOUSE||5|
| MULAN PRINCESS (NZ) 4M |
KAAPSTAD (NZ) - MADAM VALETA (NZ) PALACE MUSIC (USA)
|C MUNCE||51.0||P O'SULLIVAN||6|
Giving Tulloch Lodge a go here in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Shannon Stakes at Rosehill on Saturday.
Local trainer Kris Lees has celebrated a sentimental win in the Newcastle Cup with classy import Mugatoo, who has lumped a big weight to score.
Trainer John Sargent expects Group One placegetter Brandenburg to show his true colours at Randwick after recovering well from a tough first-up run.
Looks a good betting race in the 2020 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle on Friday.
Kris Lees considers Special Reward can tomorrow cope with his first essay beyond 1400m and clinch Newcastle’s feature sprint double this year.
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse has bright prospects of saddling up her seventh Newcastle Cup winner when Hush Writer ($6 into $5.50 on TAB) attempts to win back-to-back Group 3 Sharp Electronics Group Newcastle Gold Cups on Friday.
Tulloch Lodge stayer Hush Writer will aim to become the first horse in more than half a century to score successive wins in the Newcastle Cup.
Tips and Race Preview for the 2020 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle on Friday tips a back to back winner.
Some quality sprinters line up in the 2020 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle on Friday.
Favourite Mugatoo will line up in Friday’s $200,000 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) in spite of Kris Lees’ disappointment with his weight.
Some great old horses have taken out the Cameron Handicap run at Newcastle on Friday.
Plenty of quality nominations for the 2020 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle on Friday.
Kris Lees says he prefers Special Reward not to make the pace in tomorrow’s Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill Gardens – but suspects he will.
As much as Kris Lees covets winning his hometown Cup for the first time, that won’t have any bearing on deciding favorite Mugatoo’s The Metropolitan lead-up.