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Standish Handicap

The Standish Handicap is a Group 3 Australian thoroughbred horse race held under open handicap conditions, for horses aged two years old and upwards, over a distance of 1200 metres. It is held annually at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne in January. The prizemoney is AUD$200,000.

The Standish Handicap is named after Captain Robert Standish, a VRC committeeman and former Chief Commissioner of police at the time of the bushranger Ned Kelly. Standish is also credited with coming up with an idea to run a race and call it the Melbourne Cup.

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Race history

Distance

1884 - 1972 held over 6 furlongs.
1973 - 2005 held over 1200 metres.
2006 held over 1100 metres.
2007 onwards held over 1200 metres.

Venue

1997 the race was run at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
2006 the race was run at Caulfield Racecourse.

Class

1884 – 1979 was a Principal race.
1980 onwards was Group 3 race.

Past winners

  • 2010 Royal Ida [1]
  • 2009 King Hoaks [2]
  • 2008 Publishing [3]
  • 2007 Watchyerback [4]
  • 2006 Honalee
  • 2005 Super Impressive
  • 2004 Blessum
  • 2003 Super Impressive
  • 2002 Lets Planet
  • 2001 Iglesia
  • 2000 Upright
  • 1999 Whistle Up
  • 1998 Hon Kwok Star
  • 1997 Khaptingly
  • 1996 Ben's Rocket
  • 1995 Blue Boss
  • 1994 Laser Beam
  • 1993 Western Voyage
  • 1992 Jolly Old Mac
  • 1991 Grandiose
  • 1990 Strawberry Ranch
  • 1989 Grandiose
  • 1987 Burano
  • 1986 True Version
  • 1985 Maniwreck
  • 1984 Warrior King
  • 1983 Braw Laddie
  • 1982 Hes A Haze
  • 1981 Grey Sapphire
  • 1980 Rooney
  • 1979 Kaoru Coup
  • 1978 Rooney
  • 1977 Skylea
  • 1976 Aurealis
  • 1975 Vain Prince
  • 1974 Brooklyn
  • 1973 Mao's Peak
  • 1972 Scarborough Fair
  • 1971 Timele
  • 1970 Jimeal
  • 1969 Ridicule
  • 1968 Lord Orpin

  • 1967 Top Court
  • 1966 Elect
  • 1965 Tone
  • 1964 Chokra
  • 1963 Regolano
  • 1962 Monte Bianco
  • 1961 Victorious
  • 1960 Planetoid
  • 1959 Scenic Star
  • 1958 Sports Quiz
  • 1957 On Parade
  • 1956 Fair Chief
  • 1955 Cowboy Bill
  • 1954 Hyroanie
  • 1953 Flying Halo
  • 1952 Gay Saint
  • 1951 Ungar
  • 1950 Ungar
  • 1949 Chal
  • 1948 High Play
  • 1947 Air Marshal
  • 1946 David's Last
  • 1945 David's Last
  • 1944 Phildoll
  • 1943 Reception
  • 1942 Orteli
  • 1941 Manrico
  • 1940 Chatsbury
  • 1939 Manrico
  • 1938 Amiable
  • 1937 Cereza
  • 1936 Ogwell
  • 1935 Press Gang
  • 1934 Calulu King
  • 1933 Waltzing Lily
  • 1932 Bold Bid
  • 1931 Umbertana
  • 1930 Birdcage
  • 1929 Aga Khan
  • 1928 Sans Culotte
  • 1927 Quintus
  • 1926 Trice

  • 1925 Valdes
  • 1924 Una Carlos
  • 1923 Sunburst
  • 1922 Whiz Bang
  • 1921 Blue Cross
  • 1920 Blue Cross
  • 1919 Head Wind
  • 1918 Perdo
  • 1917 Aleconner
  • 1916 Eurobin
  • 1915 Iownit
  • 1914 Captain White
  • 1913 Berry Consols
  • 1912 Berry Consols
  • 1911 Carette
  • 1910 Malmsey
  • 1909 Dunolly
  • 1908 Miss Bobby
  • 1907 Miss Bobby
  • 1906 Rosebloom
  • 1905 Sinnang
  • 1904 Silenus
  • 1903 Fishery
  • 1902 The Victory
  • 1901 Duke Of Portland
  • 1900 Silvermoor
  • 1899 Veloce
  • 1898 Embrasure
  • 1897 Culzean
  • 1896 Lord Charles Scott
  • 1895 Fortunatus
  • 1894 Parramatta
  • 1893 Ascot Vale
  • 1892 Barefoot
  • 1891 Gladstone
  • 1890 Fishwife
  • 1889 Boz
  • 1888 Mozart
  • 1887 William Tell
  • 1886 Duration
  • 1885 Middlemarch
  • 1884 Chuckster

External links

References


Huxley, Dennis (2007). Miller's Guide 2007/08. Millers's Guide PL. http://www.millersguide.com.au/index.asp. 



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