News About: Metropolitan Handicap

Melbourne Cup Winner Doriemus Passes Away

Melbourne Cup Winner Doriemus Passes Away

12 Jan, 2015

1995 Melbourne Cup winner Doriemus passed away yesterday after injuring his near side hoof in a paddock accident at the Living Legends Facility for retired champion racehorses.

Damien Oliver steered Doriemus to victory in the 1995 edition of the Melbourne Cup. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Doriemus was taken to the Melbourne University Equine …

Araldo Over The Odds In The Metropolitan Handicap

Araldo Over The Odds In The Metropolitan Handicap

2 Oct, 2014

The 2014 Metropolitan Handicap odds of Araldo have shortened significantly since betting opened and trainer Michael Moroney believes that the imported stayer is one of the best chances in the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick this weekend.

Araldo is chasing his first race win in Australia since he took out The Bart Cummings during …

Tough Task For Melbourne Cup Hopeful Almandin

Tough Task For Melbourne Cup Hopeful Almandin

28 Aug, 2014

Almandin will be included in the nominations for the 2014 Melbourne Cup, but co-owner Nick Williams is still unsure whether the promising stayer will play any part during the 2014 Spring Racing Carnival.

Almandin is the latest imported stayer to join the Macedon Lodge Team. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Almandin was purchased by …

Seville Wins Metropolitan Handicap For Team Williams

Seville Wins Metropolitan Handicap For Team Williams

5 Oct, 2013

Seville recorded his first win in Australia with a strong staying performance in the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Seville scored just the second win of his career in the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap. Photo by: Steve Hart

Team Williams suffered a major disappointment when Sea Moon lost the Listed …

Ryan Delighted With Ironstein Ahead Of Metropolitan Handicap

Ryan Delighted With Ironstein Ahead Of Metropolitan Handicap

5 Oct, 2013

Trainer Gerald Ryan has revealed that he could not be happier with the condition of veteran stayer Ironstein ahead of the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Ironstein is chasing his first race win since the 2011 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photo by: Taron Clarke

Ironstein has not been victorious since his …

Waterhouse Leaning Towards Spurtonic In Epsom Handicap

Waterhouse Leaning Towards Spurtonic In Epsom Handicap

4 Oct, 2013

Leading trainer Gai Waterhouse has revealed that she believes Spurtonic is her best chance in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick tomorrow.

Gai Waterhouse rates Spurtonic a winning chance in the Epsom Handicap. Photo by: Steve Hart

Waterhouse also has progressive gelding Ecuador ($7), who has been extremely well backed, and the …

Mourayan Top Weight For Metropolitan Handicap

Mourayan Top Weight For Metropolitan Handicap

2 Oct, 2013

Lloyd Williams has made a late decision to include veteran stayer Mourayan in the final field for the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) that will be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Mourayan will carry the top weight of 58kg in the Metropolitan Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Photo by: Steve Hart

Mourayan (barrier …

Ecuador Drops Back In Distance For Epsom Handicap

Ecuador Drops Back In Distance For Epsom Handicap

2 Oct, 2013

Jockey Tommy Berry is hopeful that progressive galloper Ecuador can record his first win at Group 1 level when he drops back in distance to contest the Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday.

Ecuador will make his debut at Group 1 level in the Epsom Handicap at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Photo by: …

Rawiller To Follow Fiorente To Melbourne For Turnbull Stakes

Rawiller To Follow Fiorente To Melbourne For Turnbull Stakes

1 Oct, 2013

Leading Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller will miss the Epsom Handicap meeting at Royal Randwick on Saturday after electing to ride Fiorente in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) at Flemington.

Fiorente will return to Flemington in the Turnbull Stakes on Saturday. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Rawiller would have picked up rides in the …

Star Rolling A Chance For Metropolitan Handicap

Star Rolling A Chance For Metropolitan Handicap

26 Sep, 2013

Trainer Peter Morgan has revealed that lightly raced four-year-old Star Rolling is a chance to contest the Group 1 Metropolitan Handicap (2400m) at Royal Randwick on October 5.

Star Rolling will have his next race start in either the Metropolitan Handicap or the Herbert Power Stakes. Photo by: Jenny Barnes

Star Rolling return to the …