Portland Handicap

The Portland Handicap is a flat handicap horse race in Great Britain open to horses aged three years or older. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 5 furlongs and 140 yards (1,134 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in September.

The event was established in 1855, and for a period it was known as the Portland Plate. The original course started opposite a coaching inn called Red House, and it featured a left-handed bend at about halfway. The race was later transferred to a straight course.

The Portland Handicap is held during Doncaster’s four-day St. Leger Festival, and it is currently staged on the final day, the same day as the St. Leger Stakes.

Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

Leading trainer (5 wins):

a The 2006 running took place at York over 5 furlongs and 89 yards.

* The 1941 edition was held at Newmarket.