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Cameron Handicap

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History

ROCK winning the Cameron Handicap at Newcastle in Australia.
ROCK winning the Cameron Handicap at Newcastle in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

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.


Racing and Sports

Previous Cameron Handicap Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
ROCK (AUS) 5G
PIERRO (AUS) - SUBTITLE (AUS) FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY55.5MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES3
ROCK (AUS) 4G
PIERRO (AUS) - SUBTITLE (AUS) FASTNET ROCK (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY56.0MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES11
NEW TIPPERARY (AUS) 6G
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - ASSERTIVENESS (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
TIM CLARK54.0JOSEPH PRIDE6
GOT UNDERS (AUS) 8G
SOUTHERN IMAGE (USA) - FRANTOIO (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
TIM CLARK54.0JAY HOPKINS2
CHETWOOD (AUS) 4G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - ELDARIN (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
TIM CLARK54.0JOHN O'SHEA8
FORGET (AUS) 6G
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - MNEMOSYNE (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
K MCEVOY54.0KIM WAUGH10
HOOKED (AUS) 4H
CASINO PRINCE (AUS) - ABSOLUTE LURE (AUS) LURE (USA)
B SHINN55.5JOHN P THOMPSON3
TOYDINI (AUS) 4G
BERNARDINI (USA) - JOHAN'S TOY (AUS) JOHAN CRUYFF (GB)
B SHINN58.0G H WALTER13
ROLLING PIN (NZ) 5G
PINS (AUS) - GYPSY'S DAUGHTER (NZ) MI PREFERIDO (USA)
C REITH54.0GWENDA MARKWELL5
RASPBERRIES (AUS) 4M
LONHRO (AUS) - LA MELBA (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
K MCEVOY53.0PETER SNOWDEN2
KENNY'S WORLD (AUS) 6G
KENNY'S BEST PAL (AUS) - SEE THE STARS (AUS) MR HENRYSEE (USA)
TIM CLARK53.5GRAEME MURRAY3
ABSOLUTELYFABULOUS (AUS) 6M
LANGFUHR (CAN) - JOKER'S GIRL (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
R THOMPSON53.0KRIS LEES4
RAHEEB (AUS) 5H
ROYAL ACADEMY (USA) - GATANA (AUS) MARAUDING (NZ)
D NIKOLIC53.5ANTHONY CUMMINGS5
COURT'S IN SESSION (AUS) 7G
BUREAUCRACY (NZ) - MARKATIE COURT (AUS) SEVENTH HUSSAR (AUS)
D BEASLEY60.5G H WALTER1
COLLATE (AUS) 4H
CATBIRD (AUS) - CALFREE (AUS) CAN'T FIGHT FATE (AUS)
G BOSS52.0ALLAN DENHAM7
OSCA WARRIOR (AUS) 7G
ZEDITAVE (AUS) - FIONIAN (AUS) OPERA PRINCE (AUS)
D BEASLEY53.0GWENDA MARKWELL1
ARCHAVE (AUS) 5G
ARCHWAY (IRE) - GENTLE MARIA (AUS) BE MY GUEST (USA)
C W BROWN53.0DAVID REID6
EXCELLERATOR (AUS) 4G
MARSCAY (AUS) - ARTLESS (AUS) DALMISTER (USA)
J CASSIDY57.0MS G WATERHOUSE7
KINGSGATE (AUS) 4G
DANZERO (AUS) - VOWED (AUS) WITHOUT FEAR (FR)
G BOSS52.0MS G WATERHOUSE5
MULAN PRINCESS (NZ) 4M
KAAPSTAD (NZ) - MADAM VALETA (NZ) PALACE MUSIC (USA)
C MUNCE51.0P O'SULLIVAN6

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