Epsom Handicap Day 2010 will feature on Channel 9 come Saturday October 2, billed as Epsom Super Saturday.
One of the biggest race days of the Spring Racing Carnival, the 2010 Epsom Handicap Day will run 10 exciting events, including 7 Group races. All the action takes place at Randwick Racecourse as the culmination of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival before the action heats up in Melbourne.
The highlight of the day will be the Group 1 Epsom Handicap. This 1600 metre race is for 3-year-olds and up, run under handicap conditions. The biggest race in the Sydney Spring Carnival, the Epsom Handicap is a massive draw for punters at Ladbrokes.com.au.
The Metropolitan is another big Group 1 run held on Epsom Handicap Day. As a 2400 metre handicap for 3-year-olds and up, The Metropolitan serves as a perfect indicator race for the Caulfield Cup.
An important event for 3-year-olds on Epsom Handicap Day is the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes. Run over 2000 metres at set weights, the Spring Champion Stakes is worth watching for tips on which young colts will be racing stars in the coming years.
The Group 1 Flight Stakes is a big run for fillies on Epsom Handicap Day, with a 1600 metre distance and set weight conditions. Like the Spring Champion Stakes, the Flight Stakes are a good race to watch for up-and-coming champions.
There are a couple of Group 2 events on the Epsom Handicap Day card – The Shorts and the Roman Consul Stakes. The Shorts is a 1200 metre sprint for 3-year-olds at set weights with penalties, while the Roman Consul Stakes is a 1200 metre sprint for 3-year-olds under set weight conditions. The lone Group 3 race on Epsom Handicap Day is the Craven Plate, a Weight-for-Age race run over 2000 metres.
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