Hitsory Of Hannans Handicap

30
Sep

HANNANS HANDICAP OVERVIEW

  • Kalgoorlie’s feature sprint race, the Hannans Handicap, was first run in March 1897 and won by Laura.
  • There were two Hannan races staged in 1897 with Common going on to win five months later in August.
  • Notable winners include Lorna’s Nuisance who won the race in three consecutive years: (1977-78-79).
  • Dual winners are Circulus (1904-06), Trecratic (1944-46), Santa Brae (1975-76) and Stolen Thunder (1984-86).
  • Saltilo and Perplex dead-heated in 1905.
  • Cambana Lad, who won in 1972, also won the Railway Stakes in 1974.

MOST SUCCESSFUL JOCKEYS

  • Paul Harvey (5): Ropak (1991), Bradson (1996), Tiszae (1997) & Tool Time (1999) & Prince Of Pop (2001)
  • Danny Miller (4): Fraser Road (1964), Vornette (1980), So Dashing (1992) & McLurch (2009).
  • Eric Treffone (4): First Consul (1937), Reynaud (1943), Falsetto (1945) & Kola Cheval (1952).
  • Frank Treen (4): Protest (1950), Beau Temps (1951), Desert Ore (1958) & Kaytello (1968).
  • Frank Moore (3): Trecratic (1944), Kalamunda (1947) & Pikeman (1953).
  • Graeme Lambie (3): Santa Brae (1975), Lorna’s Nuisance (1977-79).
  • Laurie Millington (3): Jasupe (1981), Stolen Thunder (1984-86).
  • William Pike (3): Socially Unique (2016), Disposition (2017 & Tellem We’re Comin (2019).
  • Jason Brown (2): Slideaway (2000) & Wire Detonator (2005).
  • Peter Knuckey (2): Keyton Grace (2007) & Texan (2012).
  • Peter Knuckey’s father, Peter Sr, won the Hannans in 1949 aboard Thunderleo.
  • Dan Morton rode Pirate’s Reign for his trainer-father, Len, in 1987.
  • Back to back winners include:
  • Audas (1912-13)
  • Cooper (1926-27)
  • Ardagh (1929-30)
  • Frank Treen (1950-51)
  • Keith Mifflin (1966-67)
  • Paul Harvey (1996-97)

MOST SUCCESSUL TRAINERS

  • Bolger (4): Spectator (1899), Perplex (1905), Severity (1908) & Azhrine (1910).
  • Albert Jordan (4): Protest (1950), Water Queen (1960), Coco (1961) & Young Rego (1962).
  • Frank Maynard (4) Solid Bond (1988), Savile Row (1989), Star Shot (1993) & Tool Time (1999).
  • Sharon Miller (3): Ellicorsam (2004), Wire Detonator (2005) & Sireeze (2014).
  • Adam Durrant (3): Keyton Grace (2007), Texan (2012) & Disposition (2017).
  • Ray Saw (3): Lorna’s Nuisance (1977-78-79).
  • Neville Parnham (2): Slideaway (2000) & Royal Rada (2015).
  • Len Morton (2): Pirate’s Reign (1987) & So Dashing (1992).
  • Peter Fernie (2): Black George (2011) & Mr Vadim (2013).
  • Hec McLaren (2): Radiant Amber (1971) & Corporate Bruce (2002).
  • Grant & Alana Williams (2): Socially Unique (2016) & Tellem We’re Comin (2019).

WEIGHT SINCE 1972

  • The biggest weight carried to victory has been 59kg, lumped by Corporate Bruce (2002) and Disposition (2017).

AGE SINCE 1982

  • The oldest horses to win the Hannans during this period have been eight-year-olds. Slideaway in 2000 and Prince Of Pop in 2001.
  • Five and six-year-olds have the best record with 12 and 10 victories respectively.
  • Seven-year-olds have recorded seven wins in this time frame including in three straight years: McLurch (2009), King Kool Kat (2010) & Black George (2011).

GENDER SINCE 1982

  • Geldings have dominated the race with 25 wins including the past 11 years.
  • Ellicorsam (2004) and Keyton Grace (2007) are only two mares successful.

BARRIERS SINCE 1982

  • Barrier six has been the most successful starting gate with five wins.
  • Barriers one and three and five have recorded four wins.
  • Barriers four, eleven and thirteen have secured three wins each.
  • No horses have won the Hannans from gates nine and ten, fifteen and sixteen.

FASTEST TIME SINCE 1982

  • Bradson ran 1.21.76sec. in 1996.

FAVOURITES SINCE 1997

  • Market leaders have been successful in the past three years, but as a rule, favourites have not fared well in the Hannans in this time frame
  • Mr Vadim in 2013 the longest priced winner at $21.

MARGINS SINCE 1997

  • Tellem We’re Comin (2019), Keyon Grace (2007), Mapperhollic (2003) and Prince Of Pop (2011) have enjoyed the biggest winning margins of 2 ¾ lengths.

LEADING IN RUNS SINCE 1997

  • Disposition won first-up from a spell in 2017.
  • Nine of the past 21 winners were successful at their previous starts.
  • 17 of the past 21 winners have either won or been placed at their previous runs.

Julio Santarelli

Source: RWWA & The Round: A history of the first century of racing on the Western Australian Goldfields.