The Epsom Handicap is a Group 1 handicap race that takes place each October at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and worth $1,000,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Epsom Handicap was won by Kolding from Te Akau Shark with Star Of The Seas third.
One of the toughest handicap events on the Australian racing calendar each year, the Epsom Handicap is the premier mile race during the Sydney spring racing carnival. Epsom Day features three other quality Group 1 races alongside the feature race of the day. These are the Spring Champion Stakes for three-year-olds, The Metropolitan for stayers, and the Flight Stakes for 3yo fillies.
|Date:||Saturday 5th October 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|Epsom Handicap odds|
The Epsom Handicap is the major race of the Randwick spring carnival and is one of two tough Group 1 mile races held at Randwick each year, with the other being the Doncaster Handicap in April.
Rich in history, the Epsom Handicap always attracts many of Australia's best milers. It's been won by some talented gallopers over the years, including Theseo (2008), Racing To Win (2006), Shogun Lodge (2000), Dodge (1998), Filante (1996), and the grand miler Super Impose, who was a memorable dual winner of this race in 1990-91.
Outstanding mare Winx (2015) scored a scintillating victory in this race before heading to Melbourne at her next start to win Australia's greatest weight-for-age race, the Group 1 WS Cox Plate, in outstanding fashion.
In recent years Boban (2013) and Spurtonic (4th in 2013) also headed to the Melbourne spring racing carnival to win the Gr3 Moonga Stakes and Gr2 David Jones Cup respectively at Caulfield. Boban also managed to win the Group 1 Emirates Stakes on the final day of the four-day Melbourne Cup Carnival.
Kolding (2019) captured the Group 3 Bill Richie Handicap over 1400m at Randwick before defying a spirited late challenge from New Zealand galloper Te Akau Shark to win this event in narrow fashion for the Chris Waller stable.
Recent Epsom Handicap winners include Hartnell (2018) and Happy Clapper (2017).
1. $5.50 Kolding 50.5 Glen Boss
2. $5.50 Te Akau Shark 54.5 James McDonald
3. $13.00 Star Of The Seas 50.0 Michael Dee
4. $11.00 Gem Song 52.0 Brenton Avdulla
5. $11.00 Rock 52.0 Kerrin McEvoy
6. $31.00 Nettoyer 50.0 Ben Thompson
7. $15.00 Cascadian 50.0 Robbie Dolan
8. $15.00 Fifty Stars 54.5 Tim Clark
9. $26.00 Desert Lord 50.0 James Innes Jnr
10. $26.00 Best Of Days 55.0 Tommy Berry
11. $61.00 Mr Marathon Man 51.0 Dean Holland
12. $26.00 Unforgotten 51.0 Jay Ford
13. $101.00 The Candy Man 50.0 Brock Ryan
14. $26.00 Junipal 50.0 Damien Thornton
15. $61.00 Kaonic 50.0 Andrew Gibbons
16. $101.00 Mantastic 51.0 Andrew Adkins
17. $7.00 Dreamforce 57.0 Nash Rawiller
18. $201.00 Le Juge 50.5 Ms Jess Taylor
19. $61.00 Archedemus 50.5 Dom Tourneur
Margins: 0.1 len, 3 len
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|2019||Kolding||Te Akau Shark||Star Of The Seas||1:10.0|
|2017||Happy Clapper||Tom Melbourne||Snitzson||1:33.1|
|2015||Winx||Ecuador||Sons Of John||1:34.5|
|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|
|1987||Sound Horizon||Groucho||Tierra Rist||1:35.2|
|1985||Magnitude||Colour Page||Double Dandy||1:35.3|
|1983||Cool River||Leica Planet||Ringtrue||1:35.7|
|1982||Dalmacia||Rare Form||Ksar Royal||1:36.0|
|1980||Bold Diplomat||Ariva Landing||Prince Pherozshah||1:34.4|
|1979||Imposing||Steel Blade||Never Despair||1:35.0|
|1976||La Neige||Tiger Town||Somerset Pride||1:37.1|
|1975||Authentic Heir||Cap D'Antibes||Skyjack||1:36.0|
|1971||Gunsynd||Genty's Pride||Welsh Prince||1:35.8|
|1970||Ricochet||Golden Sound||Swift And Sure||1:36.1|