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
|2014||He’s Your Man||Royal Descent||Hooked||1:33.3|
|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|
|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|
|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|