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The Epsom Handicap is a time-honoured Group 1 Handicap for horses aged three-years and older. Held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, it covers a distance of 1600m and offers $500,000 in prize money. The feature race of Epsom Handicap Day, it is staged alongside other prominent Group 1 races, the Metropolitan Handicap and the Flight Stakes. First run back in 1865, it is one of the oldest races on the Australian Racing Calendar and named after the famous Epsom Downs Racecourse in the South of England.
Some great milers have won the Epsom Handicap, including Chatham, Gunsynd and Super Impose, who was also a dual winner of the autumn equivalent, the Doncaster Handicap. Other notable winners include; Desert War (2004/05), Excellerator, Shogun Lodge (2000), Filante (1996), Dalmacia (1982), Imposing (1979), Sky High (1961) and Shannon (1945). Between 1997 and 2012, trainer Gai Waterhouse dominated this event saddling up seven winners.
|2015||WINX||HUGH BOWMAN||CHRIS WALLER||01:34.5|
|2014||HE'S YOUR MAN||JOAO MOREIRA||CHRIS WALLER||01:33.3|
|2013||BOBAN||GLYN SCHOFIELD||CHRIS WALLER||01:34.4|
|2012||FAT AL||TOMMY BERRY||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:34.5|
|2011||SECRET ADMIRER||BRENTON AVDULLA||GRAHAME BEGG||01:35.5|
|2010||CAPTAIN SONADOR||GLEN BOSS||ROGER MILNE||01:34.1|
|2009||ROCK KINGDOM||BLAKE SHINN||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:38.6|
|2008||THESEO||ZAC PURTON||GAI WATERHOUSE||01:36.2|
|2006||RACING TO WIN||GLEN BOSS||JOHN O'SHEA||01:35.0|
* Race was not held in 2007 due to outbreak of equine influenza