Cameron Handicap

Cameron Handicap

Group Three Betting Guide
Date: Friday, September 13, 2024
Location: Newcastle Racecourse – Newcastle, New South Wales
Prize Money: $250,000
Distance: 1500m

The Cameron Handicap is a Group 3 race held at Newcastle racecourse and is run under handicap conditions for open class horses over 1500m.

Throughout its history, the Cameron Handicap has been run over 1300m, 1350m, 1400m and 1500m; however, since 2011 the race has been run over 1500m, except for 2016 when the Newcastle track was being renovated.

Since the inaugural running of the Cameron Handicap in 1977, it was classified as a Listed race until 2004, before being upgraded to Group 3 status from 2005 onwards.

The winner of the Cameron Handicap is exempt from the ballot for the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, although no horse has done the Cameron Handicap/Epsom Handicap double as of yet.

Notable winners of the Cameron Handicap include Rock (2019, 2020), Hooked (2014), Excellerator (2002), Fitter (1993), Manawapoi (1978), Luskin Star (1977), Romantic Dream (1976, 1979), Without Reproach (1969, 1970) and San Domenico (1953).


2024 Cameron Handicap Betting Odds

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2024 Cameron Handicap Final Field

HorseBetting will update this page when the 2024 Cameron Handicap final field is released.


Previous Cameron Handicap Field

  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks
    Skyman
    Chris Waller
    Brett Prebble
    11
    59kg
    2 Silks
    Luncies
    Kris Lees
    Damien Oliver
    13
    58kg
    3 Silks
    No Compromise
    Chris Waller
    Joshua Parr
    3
    58kg
    4 Silks
    Kukeracha
    Chris Waller
    Jason Collett
    4
    56.5kg
    5 Silks
    Mount Popa
    Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
    Zac Lloyd
    14
    56kg
    6 Silks
    Democracy Manifest
    Chris Waller
    Tyler Schiller
    10
    54kg
    7 Silks
    Palmetto
    John Sargent
    Kerrin McEvoy
    9
    54kg
    8 Silks
    Aramayo
    Sam Kavanagh
    Ashley Morgan
    12
    54kg
    9 Silks
    Looks Like Elvis
    Jarrod Austin
    Brock Ryan
    6
    54kg
    10 Silks
    Vreneli
    Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
    Regan Bayliss
    15
    54kg
    11 Silks
    Inver Park
    Kris Lees
    Dylan Gibbons
    7
    54kg
    12 Silks
    Laure Me In
    David Pfieffer
    Rachel King
    8
    54kg
    13 Silks
    Political Debate
    Chris Waller
    Jason Collett
    2
    54kg
    14 Silks
    Spangler
    Kris Lees
    Tom Sherry
    1
    54kg
    15 Silks
    Glint Of Silver
    David Pfieffer
    Jay Ford
    5
    54kg
  • No. Silks Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
    1 Silks Special Reward Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 6 59kg
    2 Silks Dashing Willoughby Sam Kavanagh Chad Schofield 9 56kg
    3 Silks Purple Sector John Thompson Brenton Avdulla 3 55kg
    4 Silks Cross Talk Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 10 54.5kg
    5 Silks Laure Me In David Pfieffer Rachel King 8 54.5kg
    6 Silks Character James Cummings Tommy Berry 5 54kg
    7 Silks Luncies Kris Lees Jason Collett 2 54kg
    8 Silks The Frontman Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 1 54kg
    9 Silks Old Flame Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 12 54kg
    10 Silks Wild Chap Brett Lazzarini Reece Jones (a) 7 54kg
    11 Silks Air To Air Sam Kavanagh N/A 4 54kg
    12 Silks Super Mark Minervini Tyler Schiller (a) 11 54kg

2023 Cameron Handicap result


1stDemocracy Manifest (+400)
2ndPalmetto (-125)
3rdSpangler (+230)

Recent Cameron Handicap results

  • The Chris Waller-trained Democracy Manifest opened his Stakes account in style when thrashing his rivals in the 2023 Cameron Handicap. The five-year-old was given a gun steer from apprentice Tyler Schiller who managed to save every inch of ground along the rails to go on and score by a widening 2.5 lengths from Palmetto and Spangler. His win saw Democracy Manifest break the track record for the 2300m at Newcastle.
  • New South Wales apprentice hoop Reece Jones has given Wild Chap ($6.50) a peach of a ride to claim victory in the Group 3 Cameron Handicap at Newcastle. Both Jones and Wild Chap earned their maiden stakes winner by defeating Luncies ($3.20) and Character ($2.40) in a driving finish in the 1500m contest on Friday. After settling behind Dashing Willoughby ($15), who led up the race, Jones decided to wait for the gap to appear on the inside, before letting Wild Chap go through his gears to drive at Luncies and beat him by a half-head on the winning post.
  • After jumping as one of the outsiders of the field, the Kim Waugh-trained Ashman ($18) has led all the way under Jeff Penza to take out the Cameron Handicap. Penza took the son of Magnus to the lead and got away with a couple of cheap sectionals mid-race before kicking clear with 300m to go. Both Sky Lab ($8.50) and Duais ($5.50) were rattling home down the outside, but Ashman held on to claim his first Group 3 victory of his career.
  • Rock ($5) entered the 2020 Cameron Handicap seeking to become only the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Group 3 contest. With the exact same combination from the previous year, Tommy Berry gave the five-year-old gelding a similar ride, but this year he put a space on his rivals and won by over 3.5 lengths. Just Thinkin’ ($7.50) and Chief Ironside ($11) were no match for the winner and they battled out the placings in the final 100m.
  • The Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained Rock has claimed the Group 3 Cameron Handicap after rounding the field from third last on the home turn to defeat Articus ($15) by a length. Tommy Berry settled the son of Pierro at the rear of the field with only two horses behind him, but as the field rounded the home turn Rock let down with a blistering turn of foot to glide on by his rivals and pick up his maiden Group 3 success.

Cameron Handicap winners

Cameron Handicap Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2023 Democracy Manifest Tyler Schiller Chris Waller
2022 Wild Chap Reece Jones Brett Lazzarini
2021 Ashman Jeff Penza Kim Waugh
2020 Rock Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2019 Rock Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2018 New Tipperary Tim Clark Joseph Pride
2017 Got Unders Tim Clark Jay Hopkins
2016 Chetwood Tim Clark John O’Shea
2015 Forget Kerrin McEvoy Kim Waugh
2014 Hooked Blake Shinn John Thompson
2013 Toydini Blake Shinn Guy Walter
2012 Rolling Pin Christian Reith Gwenda Markwell
2011 Raspberries Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2010 Kenny’s World Tim Clark Graeme Murray
2009 Absolutelyfabulous Robert Thompson Kris Leed
2008 Raheeb Danny Nikolic Anthony Cummings
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Court’s In Session Danny Beasley Guy Walter
2005 Collate Glen Boss Allan Denham
2004 Osca Warrior Danny Beasley Gwenda Markwell
2003 Archave Corey Brown David Reid
2002 Excellerator Jim Cassidy Gai Waterhouse
2001 Kingsgate Glen Boss Gai Waterhouse
2000 Mulan Princess Chris Munce Paul O’Sullivan

Cameron Handicap winners pre-2000

Cameron Handicap Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
1999 Anthems
1998 Adam
1997 Crows Before Dawn
1996 Cohort
1995 Yarradorf
1994 Social Rule
1993 Flitter
1992 Brihuego
1991 Quick Score
1990 Cheval Cavalier
1989 Don’t Plau
1988 Windsor’s Pal
1987 Full Page
1986 Sound Of Bells
1985 Regal Value
1984 Almerzo
1983 Tandrio
1982 Manuan
1981 Paradise Plumes
1980 Captain Cadet
1979 Romantic Dream
1978 Manawapoi
1977 Luskin Star
1976 Romantic Dream
1975 Hartshill
1974 Americano
1973 Drifted In
1972 Ochre
1971 Sun Opal
1970 Without Reproach
1969 Without Reproach
1968 Baguse
1967 McLaughlin
1966 Flotsam
1965 Cool
1964 Pardon Me
1963 Glorious Kingdom
1962 Rush Bye
1961 Martello Towers
1960 Saydor
1959 Cornelius
1958 On Parade
1957 Chieti
1956 English Standard
1955 Compound
1954 Bronze Peak
1953 San Domenico
1952 Bankbrook
1951 Pullson
1950 Denali
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