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Toorak Handicap

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History

FIERCE IMPACT winning the Toorak Hcp.
FIERCE IMPACT winning the Toorak Hcp. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Toorak Handicap is a Group 1 race run under Handicap conditions for open age horses at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Toorak Handicap is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1881 and was won by Josephine.
All bar one running has been at 1600m.
The Toorak Handicap was a Principal Race until graded at Group 1 in 1979.
The Toorak used to be known as a light weights race but several have carried 58kg to victory in recent seasons such as Lucky Hussler, Solzhenitsyn, King Mufhasa and More Joyous.
Trust In A Gust in 2014 was the first horse to do the Sir Rupert Clarke/Toorak double since Barely A Moment in 2005.
Toorak Handicap/Caulfield Cup double includes The Trump, Royal Gem, Galilee, Tobin Bronze, Leilani and Cole Diesel.
Quite an eclectic mix of recent winners - horses with connections from NZ, NSW, QLD, SA, WA & of course VIC. 2017
winner Tosen Stardom began his career in Japan.
Mares have only won 3 of the last 13 years and before that it was a hoodoo that goes back to Ricochet Rosie in 1990.
Land Of Plenty had Darren Weir make it four winners in five years in the Toorak.
The Toorak Handicap was worth $500,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the Toorak Handicap include Tosen Stardom (2017), Solzhenitsyn (2012/2013), More Joyous (2010), Divine Madonna (2007), Umrum (1999/2000), Cole Diesel (1989), Planet Ruler (1988), Leilani (1974), Gunsynd (1971), Tobin Bronze (1967) and Galilee (1966).
The 2019 Toorak Handicap was won by Fierce Impact from Night's Watch and Age Of Chivalry.


Racing and Sports

Previous Toorak Handicap Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) 5H
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - KEIAI GERBERA (JPN) SMARTY JONES (USA)
C WILLIAMS 54.5 MATTHEW SMITH 15
LAND OF PLENTY (AUS) 5H
STRATUM (AUS) - DANCING (GB) SPECTRUM (IRE)
DAMIAN LANE 53.0 DARREN WEIR 18
TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) 6H
DEEP IMPACT (JPN) - ADMIRE KIRAMEKI (JPN) END SWEEP (USA)
DAMIAN LANE 57.5 DARREN WEIR 16
HE'S OUR ROKKII (NZ) 4G
ROC DE CAMBES (NZ) - CLERIHEW (GB) LOMITAS (GB)
D DUNN 55.0 D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 1
LUCKY HUSSLER (AUS) 6G
HUSSON (ARG) - TALAQ DANCER (AUS) BLACK HAWK (GB)
G BOSS 58.0 DARREN WEIR 4
TRUST IN A GUST (AUS) 4H
KEEP THE FAITH (AUS) - SUBTLE BREEZE (USA) STORM CAT (USA)
B RAWILLER 56.5 DARREN WEIR 11
SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) 7G
ST PETERSBURG (AUS) - TRI VICTORY (NZ) VICTORY DANCE (IRE)
N RAWILLER 58.0 ROBERT HEATHCOTE 7
SOLZHENITSYN (NZ) 6G
ST PETERSBURG (AUS) - TRI VICTORY (NZ) VICTORY DANCE (IRE)
C W BROWN 52.0 ROBERT HEATHCOTE 3
MUFHASA (NZ) 7G
PENTIRE (GB) - SHEILA CHEVAL (NZ) MI PREFERIDO (USA)
M RODD 58.0 STEPHEN MCKEE 11
MORE JOYOUS (NZ) 4M
MORE THAN READY (USA) - SUNDAY JOY (AUS) SUNDAY SILENCE (USA)
N RAWILLER 58.0 MS G WATERHOUSE 10
ALLEZ WONDER (AUS) 4M
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - LUNA TUDOR (AUS) MILITARY PLUME (NZ)
MICHELLE PAYNE 52.0 BART CUMMINGS 7
ALAMOSA (NZ) 4H
O'REILLY (NZ) - LODORE MYSTIC (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
C NEWITT 55.5 MICK PRICE 14
DIVINE MADONNA (AUS) 5M
HURRICANE SKY (AUS) - MY MADONNA (AUS) PREGO (IRE)
M RODD 55.0 MARK KAVANAGH 8
RED DAZZLER (AUS) 4H
RED RANSOM (USA) - VAIN HILL (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
J CASSIDY 55.0 MICK PRICE 3
BARELY A MOMENT (AUS) 4H
GILDED TIME (USA) - LADY DANNA (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
C WILLIAMS 54.5 D A HAYES 3
REGAL ROLLER (AUS) 5G
REGAL CLASSIC (CAN) - ARANTXA ROSE (AUS) RANCHO RULER (AUS)
M FLAHERTY 57.0 CLINTON MCDONALD 10
ROMAN ARCH (AUS) 5G
ARCHWAY (IRE) - CELESTIAL OPTION (AUS) CLEAR CHOICE (USA)
L CURRIE 52.5 MICK WHITTLE 5
SHOT OF THUNDER (AUS) 5H
THUNDER GULCH (USA) - MY BRILLIANT STAR (AUS) COPPER KINGDOM (USA)
G BOSS 52.5 JOHN O'SHEA 4
SHOW A HEART (AUS) 4H
BRAVE WARRIOR (AUS) - MISS SANDMAN (AUS) REGAL ADVICE (NZ)
G BOSS 55.0 BARRY MILLER 12
UMRUM (AUS) 6G
UMATILLA (NZ) - RHUM DANCER (AUS) COMMAND MODULE (AUS)
J CASSIDY 55.0 LEON MACDONALD 4

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