Toorak Handicap 2020 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 2020 Odds

Once September rolls around there should be some futures Toorak Handicap odds with the fixed and tote markets released in the week leading into the event.

Toorak Handicap Bookmaker Offers

The following companies should be delivering Toorak Handicap bookmaker offers.

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 2020 Field

The 2019 Toorak Handicap field won’t be finalised until the week leading into the event.

The Toorak Handicap field consists of likely 18 runners with four emergencies chomping at the bit to get a spot in the event.

Toorak Handicap 2020 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 Previous Winners

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

Toorak Handicap 2020 Live Streaming

Punters can watch the Toorak Handicap live streaming video at BetEasy

BetEasy provides live streams of all Australian thoroughbred races that are broadcast on Sky Racing.

Toorak Handicap 2020 Fixture

The Toorak Handicap is just one of four Group One races on the day. Here's the Toorak Handicap fixture.

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 2020 Barrier Draw

The Toorak Handicap barrier draw is conducted once the final field is set in stone.

Check back in the week leading up to the Group One for the Toorak Handicap barrier draw.

Toorak Handicap 2019 Result

1st - Fierce Impact
2nd - Night's Watch
3rd - Age Of Chivalry
Fierce Impact
Craig Williams rode Fierce Impact home to a Toorak Handicap win at big odds (Getty Images)

Toorak Handicap Bet Of The Day

Check back here in the week leading into the race for our Toorak Handicap bet of the day.

We will have the best bet of the day as well as a betting strategy for the afternoon on Guineas Day.

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 2020 Toorak Handicap?

The 2020 Toorak Handicap runs on Saturday October 10.

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 2019 Toorak Handicap?

Fierce Impact took out the 2019 Toorak Handicap.

What’s the prize money for the 2020 Toorak Handicap?

$500,000 is the total prize pool for the 2020 Toorak Handicap.


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