Toorak Handicap 2022 Tips, Field & Race Guide is your home of the 2022 Toorak Handicap. The race will take place on Saturday, October 8, and will feature on a big day of racing at Caulfield.

A race which captures the imagination of punters, the Toorak Handicap is one of four Group 1 features held on Caulfield Guineas Day.

We provide you with Toorak Handicap tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live Toorak Handicap stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Toorak Handicap

2022 Toorak Handicap Race Schedule

Date October 8, 2022
Track Caulfield
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $1 million
Age No Age Restriction

Toorak Handicap Live Stream

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2022 Toorak Handicap free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2022 Toorak Handicap with TAB

Toorak Handicap Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Click below to see Toorak Handicap promos

Toorak Handicap Tips

Looking for the winner of the Toorak Handicap can be a daunting task, but keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Toorak Handicap runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2022 Toorak Handicap tips to help you back the winner.

Our expert tipster will provide their 2022 Toorak Handicap tips and selections following the barrier draw.

How to Bet on the Toorak Handicap

There are plenty of betting options on the Toorak Handicap, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on Toorak Handicap for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

Toorak Handicap News

Toorak Handicap 2022 Nominations

Below are last year’s nominations. This page will be updated after nominations are announced.

Horse Trainer
1 AYSAR Ben & JD Hayes
2 DICE ROLL (FR) Nick Ryan
3 ELEPHANT (NZ) Emma-Lee & David Browne
4 EMBOLISM Danny O’Brien
5 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams
6 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
7 IRISH FLAME (NZ) Brett Scott
8 JUST FOLK Josh Julius
9 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker
11 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
12 SECOND SLIP (NZ) Will Clarken
13 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
14 SO YOU ASSUME Shane Nichols
15 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien
16 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney
17 WINNING PARTNER Tony & Calvin McEvoy


Toorak Handicap 2022 Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Toorak Handicap will be declared at 9:30am on October 5, 2022.

Below are last year’s field and barrier draw results.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 TOFANE (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 3 58kg
2 SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 10 56.5kg
3 SIERRA SUE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 11 56kg
4 ELEPHANT (NZ) Emma-Lee & David Browne Damian Lane 5 55.5kg
5 LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 13 54kg
6 DICE ROLL (FR) Nick Ryan Fred Kersley 1 53.5kg
7 HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) Matthew Williams Michael Dee 14 53kg
8 QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 6 52.5kg
9 AYSAR Ben & JD Hayes Harry Coffey 7 52kg
10 IRISH FLAME (NZ) Brett Scott Matthew Cartwright (a) 12 52kg
11 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 4 52kg
12 SO YOU ASSUME Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 9 52kg
13 SECOND SLIP (NZ) Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 2 52kg
14 EMBOLISM Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 8 52kg

See the 2021 Toorak Handicap field & barrier draw here.

2021 Toorak Handicap results & replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1st I’M THUNDERSTRUCK Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Jye McNeil 4 52kg $3.20
2nd TOFANE Michael Moroney Craig Williams 3 58kg $11
3rd SUPERSTORM Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 9 56.5kg $9.50
4th QUANTUM MECHANIC Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Craig Newitt 6 52.5kg $51
5th EMBOLISM Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 7 52kg $16
6th LUNAR FOX Paul Preusker Brett Prebble 12 54kg $31
7th SECOND SLIP Will Clarken Ms Linda Meech 2 52kg $15
8th ELEPHANT Emma-Lee & David Browne Damian Lane 5 55.5kg $4.40
9th SO YOU ASSUME Shane Nichols Dean Yendall 8 52kg $31
10th IRISH FLAME Brett Scott Matthew Cartwright (a/51kg) 11 52kg $91
11th DICE ROLL Nick Ryan Fred Kersley 1 53.5kg $8
12th SIERRA SUE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 10 56kg $17

See more Toorak Handicap results & replays here.

Toorak Handicap Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet  have the latest Toorak Handicap betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Toorak Handicap betting markets in the days leading up to the race and prior to as contenders emerge.

Toorak Handicap History

The Toorak Handicap has a rich and prestigious history which dates back to its first running in 1881 when Josephine won the race.

It has had a number of name variations during its history which started with the Toorak Handicap, The IXL, The Elders Mile and then back to the Toorak Handicap.

Read more about the History of the Toorak Handicap.

Toorak Handicap Winners (Since 2000)

2021 I'm Thunderstruck
2020 Mr Quickie
2019 Fierce Impact
2018 Land Of Plenty
2017 Tosen Stardom
2016 He's Our Rokkii
2015 Lucky Hussler
2014 Trust In A Gust
2013 Solzhenitsyn
2012 Solzhenitsyn
2011 King Mufhasa
2010 More Joyous
2009 Allez Wonder
2008 Alamosa
2007 Divine Madonna
2006 Red Dazzler
2005 Barely A Moment
2004 Regal Roller
2003 Roman Arch
2002 Shot Of Thunder
2001 Show A Heart
2000 Umrum

Top 5 Toorak handicap Winners

Check out our Top 5 Toorak Handicap Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.

Caulfield Racecourse

Founded in 1859, Caulfield Racecourse hosts around 20 race days every year, headlined by the Caulfield Cup.

The track is commonly known at ‘The Heath’ following the early days in which jockeys would ride through rough bush, heath and sand hills during races.

The name is now renowned across Australia and New Zealand for representing Caulfield’s superb racing and entertainment venue.

The first Caulfield Cup was run in the autumn of 1879, and was transferred to the spring in 1881.

The track was closed during the war and was used as an army camp, with the Caulfield Cup being run at Flemington.

Following the 1995 Caulfield Cup, the course underwent a significant reconstruction and reopened in 1996. The track’s circumference was widened to 30m and lengthened inside the home straight by around 43m.

Caulfield Racecourse Track Description

Racing is contested in a left-handed direction at Caulfield and features long, sweeping turns. As a result, there can be a slight draw bias for those drawn low over distances further than seven-furlongs.

The course has a total circumference of 2080m including a home straight of just over 360m.

In terms of the Caulfield Cup, records throughout the 21st century have showcased a slight advantage for single digit stalls due to the course’s swift anti-clockwise bends.

Favourable positioning at Caulfield can be crucial to a contenders’ winning claims, as the setting has a short home straight of less than 400m. It means hold-up performers routinely encounter trouble in-running, resulting in many hard-luck stories.

Over shorter distances, the emphasis is placed on speed as horses seek a prominent position before turning for home. A below-par start in Caulfield’s sprint races usually results in a poor finishing position for horses, showcasing the need for sharp early pace.