Epsom Handicap

Epsom Handicap

Epsom Handicap

Date: Saturday 3rd October 2015
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
2014 Winner: He’s Your Man

The Epsom Handicap is one of the major Group 1 events in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race is held annually in October at Sydney’s Randwick Racecourse in New South Wales. The event is regarded as the Premier Group 1 race in the Spring Carnival and offers up to $500,000 in prize money for competing horses. Run over a distance of 1600M, the Epsom Handicap is ideal for talented sprinters and horses good in middle distance events.

In its proud history, the race has remained absolutely competitive and in the 2013 edition, Boban showcased exceptional racing sprit after shaking a great challenge from second place Streama to claim the spoils in the event. Toydini came close in third to complete a podium finish of what was one of the most thrilling races in the 2013 Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The Epsom Handicap features along exciting races that include Group 1 events such as the Spring Champion Stakes, The Metropolitan and The 3yo fillies’ Flight Stakes.

The Epsom Handicap in its history has been defined by the quality of horses it assembles every year. Some notable horses to take part in this race include Racing To Win back in 2006, Dodge in 1998 and Theseo in 2008. The Handicap is a nice lead up race for horses looking to compete for honors in the Melbourne Spring.

Last year, Boban recorded breathtaking victories in the Group 3 Moonga Stakes and the Group 2 David Jones Stakes after scoring a hard fought win in the Epsom Handicap. The 2014 edition of the race is expected to as always showcase exciting racing. Horse owners and trainers will for sure look at this event as the most important race in the Spring Carnival which should be ideal in setting the stage for a competitive and thrilling race.

Epsom Handicap recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 He’s Your Man Royal Descent Hooked 1:33.3
2013 Boban Streama Toydini 1:34.4
2012 Fat Al Ambidexter Rolling Pin 1:34.5
2011 Secret Admirer Pinker Pinker Red Tracer 1:35.5
2010 Captain Sonador Trusting Sacred Choice 1:34.1
2009 Rock Kingdom Rangirangdoo Road To Rock 1:38.6
2008 Theseo Bank Robber Gallant Tess 1:36.2
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Racing To Win Desert War Malcolm 1:35.1
2005 Desert War Johan’s Toy Lotteria 1:34.5
2004 Desert War Our Egyptian Raine Tsuimai 1:37.2
2003 Clangalang Grand Armee Forum Floozie 1:35.2
2002 Excellerator Kingsgate Gordo 1:35.5
2001 Final Fantasy Kingsgate Crawl 1:22.5
2000 Shogun Lodge Landsighting Chinhoyi 1:33.5
1999 Allez Suez Referral Zastov 1:33.7
1998 Dodge Super Slew Iron Horse 1:34.0
1997 Iron Horse Tarnpir Lane Blazing Steel 1:33.5
1996 Filante All Our Mob Iron Horse 1:33.3
1995 Nick’s Joy Danewin Juggler 1:34.9
1994 Navy Seal Cobbora Tenor 1:34.9
1993 Golden Sword Telesto Cuidado 1:35.4
1992 Kinjite Prince Of Praise Palatin 1:34.1
1991 Super Impose Livistona Lane Bold Rancher 1:34.7
1990 Super Impose Our Poverty Bay Ricochet Rosie 1:36.1
1989 From The Planet Don’t Play Vitalic 1:34.5
1988 Regal Native Imposera Never Quit 1:34.8