Toorak Handicap 2021 Tips & Betting Advice

The Toorak Handicap is a $500,000 feature race ran in the Melbourne spring that is worth a lot more to the winner than just the cheque.

A ballot exempt race for the Caulfield Cup, the Toorak Handicap is a great feature-shaping race ahead of the big three events of the spring carnival.

Toorak Handicap Information


  • DateSat 10 Oct, 2020
  • RacecourseCaulfield
  • Race Distance1600 metres
  • ConditionsOpen Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$500,000

Toorak Handicap 2021 Betting Odds

There are currently no odds avaiable for the 2021 Torak Handicap.

Toorak Handicap Betting Tips

Our experts will provide their free Toorak Handicap tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Spring Carnival Group 1.

Our early preview and Toorak Handicap best bets will be available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets and the final field.

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Toorak Handicap Field

The Toorak Handicap field will be released closer to the date.

Toorak Handicap Barrier Draw

The 2021 Toorak Handicap barrier draw will be released closer to the date.

Toorak Handicap Form Guide

When assessing the Toorak Handicap form guide, a key lead-up race is the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes held three weeks prior to this event. It’s run under the same conditions and is run at Caulfield, making it the logical precursor.

Form out of the Toorak Handicap often stacks up nicely in the Group One Emirates Stakes at Flemington on the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

There has been a good mix of middle-distance and staying winners, which has made it tough for punters to identify the winner, and it’s not always the big names that take this event out.

Punters should look at form from prior Melbourne Spring Carnivals as a good for the Toorak Handicap.

Toorak Handicap Live Stream

Want to watch a live stream of the Toorak Handicap? A number of bookmakers stream Australian horse racing live online and you can watch on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Check out our live streaming section to find where you watch the Toorak Handicap.

Toorak Handicap Day Schedule

The full Toorak Handicap Day schedule is as follows. The order is subject to change.

Race 1: Debutant Stakes
Race 2: Weekend Hussler Stakes
Race 3: Thoroughbred Club Stakes
Race 4: Cape Grim Beef Stakes
Race 5: Schillaci Stakes 
Race 6: Thousand Guineas
Race 7: Toorak Handicap
Race 8: Caulfield Stakes
Race 9: Caulfield Guineas
Race 10: Herbert Power Stakes

Toorak Handicap History

The first Toorak Handicap was run and won 1881 by Josephine.

The quality of recent winners doesn’t reflect the history of the race, with Galilee, Gunsynd and More Joyous among the former champions of the event.

The Toorak Handicap is a ballot exempt race for the Caulfield Cup but history suggests it is somewhat of a poisoned chalice with Leilani the last horse to complete the Toorak/Caulfield cup double in 1974. 

Champion stayer Galilee was able to win the Toorak Handicap/Caulfield Cup/Melbourne Cup treble in 1966, a feat which has never been replicated.

Toorak Handicap Previous Winners

Year
Winner
2020Mr Quickie
2019Fierce Impact
2018Land Of Plenty
2017Tosen Stardom
2016He's Our Rokki
2015Lucky Hussler
2014 Trust In A Gust
2013Solzhenitsyn
2012Solzhenitsyn
2011King Mufhasa
2010More Joyous
2009Allez Wonder
2008Alamosa
2007Divine Madonna
2006Red Dazzler
2005Barely A Moment
2004Regal Roller
2003Roman Arch
2002Shot Of Thunder
2001Show A Heart
2000Umrum

Toorak Handicap 2020 Result

1st - Mr Quckie
2nd - Buffalo River
3rd - Superstorm
Toorak Handicap
Mr Quckie exploded away in the Toorak Handicap (Getty)

Toorak Handicap Social News

Punters looking to get the latest Toorak Handicap social news should visit the Caulfield racecourse social media accounts, which can be found at @MelbRacingClub and Melbourne Racing Club on Facebook.

Toorak Handicap FAQ

When is the 2021 Toorak Handicap?

The 2021 Toorak Handicap runs on Saturday October 9.

How long is the Toorak Handicap?

The mile race is run over 1600m.

Where is the Toorak Handicap held?

The Toorak Handicap is held at Caulfield, which is located in Melbourne, Australia.

What time does the Toorak Handicap run?

The Toorak Handicap is held at 3:45pm.

Who won the 2020 Toorak Handicap?

Mr Quickie took out the 2020 Toorak Handicap.

What’s the prize money for the 2021 Toorak Handicap?

$500,000 is the total prize pool for the 2021 Toorak Handicap.