|Location|| Doncaster Racecourse |
|Race type||Flat / Thoroughbred|
|Distance||1 mile (1,609 metres)|
|Qualification||Four-years-old and up|
|Addeybb||Lord Glitters||Mitchum Swagger|
|Bravery||Oh This Is Us||Donncha|
|Secret Brief||Bravo Zolo||Battle Of Marathon|
|Ocean Tempest||Tullius||Robert The Painter|
|Levitate||Global Village||Brae Hill|
|Brae Hill||Mull Of Killough||Fury|
|Sweet Lightning||Brae Hill||Dubai Hills|
|Penitent||Prime Exhibit||Mull Of Killough|
|Smokey Oakey||Blythe Knight||Babodana|
|Very Wise||Rio Riva||Mutawaffer|
|Blythe Knight||Royal Island||Capable Guest|
|Stream of Gold||New Seeker||Common World|
The Lincoln Handicap is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 metres) at Doncaster in late March or early April.
It is traditionally the feature event on the first Saturday of Britain's turf flat racing season. It usually takes place one or two weeks before the Grand National, and for betting purposes the two races form the Spring Double. The only jockey to have ever won both legs was Dave Dick in 1956.
An event called the Lincolnshire Handicap was established at Lincoln in 1849. It was run over a distance of 2 miles in August.
The venue introduced the Lincoln Spring Handicap at a new fixture in March 1853. miles, and it was shortened to a mile in 1855. The summer race ended when the meeting was temporarily discontinued in the 1850s. The spring version was renamed the Lincolnshire Handicap in 1860.The first two runnings were over 1½
The race continued to be held at Lincoln until 1964.It was transferred to Doncaster in 1965, following the closure of its former venue. From this point it was known as the Lincoln Handicap.
The bookmaker William Hill supported the Lincoln Handicap for several years prior to 1997. The company started a new period of sponsorship in 2006 which ran until 2014, and from 2015 to 2017 the race was sponsored by the bookmakers Betway. In 2018, it was sponsored by 32Red and since 2019 Unibet have sponsored the race.
The names of the winning horses from 1926 (King of Clubs) to 1937 (Marmaduke Jinks) are used in the Waddingtons board game Totopoly.
Most successful horse (2 wins):
Leading jockey (4 wins):
Leading trainer (4 wins):
|1965||Old Tom||6||8-07||Scobie Breasley||Peter Easterby||22/1|
|1966||Riot Act||4||8-03||Scobie Breasley||F Armstrong||8/1 F|
|1967||Ben Novus||5||7-10||P Robinson||W Hide||22/1|
|1968||Frankincense||4||9-05||Greville Starkey||John Oxley||100/8|
|1969||Foggy Bell||4||7-11||Sandy Barclay||Denys Smith||20/1|
|1970||New Chapter||4||8-01||Sandy Barclay||F Armstrong||100/9|
|1971||Double Cream||4||8-09||Edward Hide||Bill Elsey||30/1|
|1972||Sovereign Bill||6||8-12||Edward Hide||Peter Robinson||9/2 F|
|1973||Bronze Hill||4||7-09||Mark Birch||Peter Easterby||50/1|
|1974||Quizair||6||7-13||Taffy Thomas||Ryan Jarvis||28/1|
|1975||Southwark Star||4||7-03||Richard Fox||G Peter-Hoblyn||33/1|
|1976||The Hertford||5||8-06||Geoff Lewis||Brian Swift||20/1|
|1977||Blustery||5||7-11||D McKay||R Smyly||20/1|
|1978||Captain's Wings||5||7-10||M Wigham||Ron Boss||13/2 F|
|1979||Fair Season||5||8-10||Greville Starkey||Ian Balding||8/1|
|1980||King's Ride||4||8-12||Geoff Baxter||Bill Wightman||10/1|
|1981||Saher||5||8-12||Ray Cochrane||Ron Sheather||14/1|
|1982||King's Glory||4||8-03||Bryn Crossley||Philip Mitchell||11/1|
|1983||Mighty Fly||4||8-04||Steve Cauthen||David Elsworth||14/1|
|1984||Saving Mercy||4||8-09||Walter Swinburn||Dermot Weld||14/1|
|1985||Cataldi||4||9-10||Greville Starkey||Guy Harwood||10/1|
|1986||K-Battery||5||8-04||John Lowe||Bill Elsey||25/1||1:44.64|
|1987||Star of a Gunner||7||8-08||John Reid||Richard Holder||9/1||1:45.04|
|1988||Cuvee Charlie||4||8-01||Mark Rimmer||Hugh Collingridge||33/1||1:46.00|
|1989||Fact Finder||5||7-09||Tyrone Williams||Reg Akehurst||20/1||1:37.48|
|1990||Evichstar||6||7-12||Alan Munro||Jimmy FitzGerald||33/1||1:38.90|
|1991||Amenable||6||8-01||Alex Greaves||David Barron||22/1||1:42.75|
|1992||High Low||4||8-00||Jimmy Quinn||William Haggas||16/1||1:42.74|
|1993||High Premium||5||8-08||Kieren Fallon||Lynda Ramsden||16/1||1:37.90|
|1994||Our Rita||5||8-05||Darryll Holland||Dr Jon Scargill||16/1||1:37.97|
|1995||Roving Minstrel||4||8-03||Kevin Darley||Bryan McMahon||33/1||1:40.11|
|1996||Stone Ridge||4||8-07||Dane O'Neill||Richard Hannon Sr.||33/1||1:44.67|
|1997||Kuala Lipis||4||8-06||Richard Quinn||Paul Cole||11/1||1:39.02|
|1998||Hunters of Brora||8||9-00||Jason Weaver||James Bethell||16/1||1:41.60|
|1999||Right Wing||5||9-05||Richard Quinn||John Dunlop||9/2 F||1:41.60|
|2000||John Ferneley||5||8-10||Jimmy Fortune||Paul Cole||7/1 JF||1:41.12|
|2001||Nimello||5||8-09||Jimmy Fortune||Paul Cole||9/2 F||1:46.68|
|2002||Zucchero||6||8-13||Simon Whitworth||David Arbuthnot||33/1||1:45.44|
|2003||Pablo||4||8-11||Michael Hills||Barry Hills||5/1||1:39.18|
|2004||Babodana||4||9-10||Philip Robinson||Mark Tompkins||20/1||1:40.15|
|2005||Stream of Gold||4||9-00||Robert Winston||Sir Michael Stoute||5/1 F||1:38.18|
|2006||Blythe Knight||6||8-10||Graham Gibbons||John Quinn||22/1||1:44.33|
|2007||Very Wise||5||8-11||Joe Fanning||William Haggas||9/1||1:46.18|
|2008||Smokey Oakey||4||8-09||Jimmy Quinn||Mark Tompkins||10/1||1:42.38|
|2009||Expresso Star||4||8-12||Jimmy Fortune||John Gosden||10/3 F||1:36.51|
|2010||Penitent||4||9-02||Johnny Murtagh||William Haggas||3/1 F||1:43.31|
|2011||Sweet Lightning||6||9-04||Johnny Murtagh||Michael Dods||16/1||1:38.38|
|2012||Brae Hill||6||9-01||Tony Hamilton||Richard Fahey||25/1||1:37.36|
|2013||Levitate||5||8-04||Darren Egan||John Quinn||20/1||1:41.91|
|2014||Ocean Tempest||5||9-03||Adam Kirby||John Ryan||20/1||1:40.17|
|2015||Gabrial||6||9-00||Tony Hamilton||Richard Fahey||12/1||1:39.62|
|2016||Secret Brief||4||9-04||William Buick||Charlie Appleby||12/1||1:46.25|
|2017||Bravery||4||9-01||Daniel Tudhope||David O'Meara||20/1||1:38.38|
|2018||Addeybb||4||9-02||James Doyle||William Haggas||5/1||1:43.56|
|2019||Auxerre||4||9-02||James Doyle||Charlie Appleby||5/2 F||1:36.82|
|no race 2020|
|2021||Haqeeqy||4||8-12||Benoit de la Sayette||John and Thady Gosden||9/2||1:38.26|
* The 1916 running took place at Lingfield Park.
** The 1942 run as "Northern Lincoln", 1943, 1944 and 1945 (run as "Substitute Lincoln") editions were held at Pontefract.
BBC Television televised the race from 1959 to 1964 inclusive.
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