Horse Racing | The Metropolitan

The Metropolitan is a Group 1 race held at the world-class Royal Randwick Racecourse on Epsom Handicap Day. Taking place during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, this open Handicap is run over 2400m and offers $400,000 in prize money. It is held alongside other prestigious Group 1 races, the Epsom Handicap and the Flight Stakes. Known as the Great Metropolitan Stakes when it first staged back in 1863, it has become a mainstay in Australian racing ever since.

It was originally a Principal Race, but finally reached Group 1 status in 1979. Many great horses have won this race, from Ming Dynasty to Tawqeet, but no galloper has ever won the treble of the Metropolitan, the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup. However, Tawqueet (2006) and Railings (2005) both notched the Metropolitan/Caulfield Cup double. The Metropolitan honour board also includes; Te Akau Nick (1992), Natski (1988), Hayai (1983/84), Tails (1969/70), Macdougal (1959) and Delta (1951).



PREVIOUS METROPOLITAN WINNERS

PREVIOUS METROPOLITAN WINNERS

YEAR WINNER JOCKEY TRAINER RACE TIME
2015 MAGIC HURRICANE JAMES MCDONALD JOHN O'SHEA 02:28.5
2014 JUNOOB BLAKE SHINN CHRIS WALLER 02.26.5
2013 SEVILLE HUGH BOWMAN ROBERT HICKMOTT 02.32.0
2012 GLENCADAM GOLD TOMMY BERRY GAI WATERHOUSE 02.29.7
2011 THE VERMINATOR CRAIG NEWITT CHRIS WALLER 02.33.4
2010 HERCULIAN PRINCE NASH RAWILLER GAI WATERHOUSE 02.29.9
2009 SPEED GIFTED COREY BROWN LEE FREEDMAN 02.35.1
2008 NEWPORT PETER WELLS PAUL PERRY 02.33.0
2006 TAWQEET DWAYNE DUNN DAVID HAYES 02.31.1

* Race was not held in 2007 due to outbreak of equine influenza