Aurie’s Star Handicap

Aurie's Star Handicap

Aurie’s Star Handicap

Date: Saturday 8th August 2015
Track: Flemington racecourse, Melbourne
Distance: 1200 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $151,000
2014 Winner: Tiger Tees

The Aurie’s Star Handicap is a popular sprint race held annually at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne Victoria, South East Australia. The event is run over a sprint distance of 1200M and in recent years it has provided a great stage for up and coming local sprinters to showcase their talents. The Aurie’s Star Handicap is today worth up to $151,000 in prize money and in last year’s edition of the race Broken produced a strong and passionate sprint to take home the title ahead of Temple of Boom and Cavallo Nero who both had to settle for second and third respectively.

The event was elevated from a listed race to a Group 3 showpiece for the 2010-11 season and since then, the race has maintained a high profile status as far as enthralling and quality horse racing is concerned. The Aurie’s Star Handicap is actually a spring board for emerging sprinters looking to take on and compete for honors in other big sprint races in the Melbourne Spring.

Although quite often the event is graced by above average and more than handy sprinters, the Aurie’s Star Handicap has never failed to produce outstanding champions most of who make it big in other races. In 2009, the outstanding Mic Mac took home the Aurie’s Star Handicap title on course towards a hard fought victory in the Group 1 Memsie Stakes.

In the same year, All American finished second in this race and later went on to win the Group 1 Emirates Stakes. The horse also did well to finish second in the Waterford Mile in what was a breathtaking run of form by the talented sprinter. Other notable winners to claim the Aurie’s Star Handicap title include Grand Duels in 2008, Temple of Boom in 2011 and Elusive Touch back in 2010.

Auries Star Handicap recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Tiger Tees Mr Chard Zamorar 1:09.8
2013 Broken Temple Of Boom Cavallo Nero 1:12.5
2012 Shanghai Warrior Golden Archer Zamorar 1:11.4
2011 Temple Of Boom Rekindled Interest Offenders 1:10.5
2010 Elusive Touch Leica Larrikin Beltrois 1:11.1
2009 Mic Mac All American El Segundo 1.09:6
2008 Grand Duels Stavka Valedictum 1.10:4