News About 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap

The Verminator Wins 2011 The Metropolitan – Randwick Race 9 Results

The Verminator Wins 2011 The Metropolitan – Randwick Race 9 Results

The Verminator has raced ahead to win the Group 1 The Metropolitan, which was the final feature of Epsom Handicap Daytoday October 1, 2011. The five-year-old gelding raced away down the inside of the final straight to win the race from second place-getter Hawk Island and third place-getter Lamasery. The Verminator won the Wyong Cup…

Trusting Tops 2011 The Metropolitan Field & Barriers

Trusting Tops 2011 The Metropolitan Field & Barriers

The John Thompson-trained Trusting is the top-rated, weighted and fancied contender to win The Metropolitan 2011 this weekend, the final field and barriers for the Royal Randwick feature released by Racing Victoria today. A full field of 18 starters plus one emergency were paid up for at acceptance stage today for the $400,000 Group 1…

2011 Turnbull Stakes Field Takes Shape

2011 Turnbull Stakes Field Takes Shape

Yesterday Racing Victoria released the nominations for the Turnbull Stakes 2011, the showcase race on a crack Flemington race programme this Sunday, and already the final field for the feature is beginning to take shape. The set-weights $500,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2000m) this year attracted 19 nominees. Although the Turnbull Stakes field limit is…

2011 Caulfield and Melbourne Cup Weights Penalty for Lamasery

2011 Caulfield and Melbourne Cup Weights Penalty for Lamasery

David Vandyke’s classy Commands gelding Lamasery has been handed a one kilogram penalty for both the 2011 Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup 2011 by Racing Victoria’s Chief Handicapper Greg Carpenter for the five-year-old’s win in the Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap (2400m) at Rosehill last Saturday. Lamasery beat home a quality field of stayers in…

Lamasery Races up Metropolitan Handicap 2011 Odds

Lamasery Races up Metropolitan Handicap 2011 Odds

Saturday’s Colin Stephen Handicap winner Lamasery has shot to the top of the 2011 Metropolitan Handicap betting markets ahead of this weekend’s Royal Randwick romp, the talented David Vandyke-trained stayer ready for their maiden Group 1 assignment. Five-year-old Commands gelding Lamasery took their career record to nine wins from 15 starts on Saturday with a…

Lamasery Commands 2011 Colin Stephen Handicap Field & Betting

Lamasery Commands 2011 Colin Stephen Handicap Field & Betting

David Vandyke’s classy Commands gelding Lamasery is being tipped as the horse to beat in this weekend’s $125,000 Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap (2400m), the five-year-old out to stake their claims for Saturday weeks 2011 Metropolitan Handicap. A winner of eight of their 14 starts to date Lamasery is one of 11 final acceptors for…

2011 Metropolitan Handicap Hopes in Colin Stephen Nominations

2011 Metropolitan Handicap Hopes in Colin Stephen Nominations

One of the final traditional lead-up races to the Metropolitan Handicap 2011 will take place at Rosehill Racecourse this Saturday with the running of the $125,000 Group 3 Colin Stephen Handicap (2400m). The 2011 Colin Stephen Handicap nominations attracted 14 gallopers, all but one of which are heading towards a start in one of the…

Kingdom Tops The Metropolitan 2011 Weights & Odds

Kingdom Tops The Metropolitan 2011 Weights & Odds

Last season’s best-performing import My Kingdom Of Fife has been installed as the 58kg topweight of the 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap entries when weights for the Epsom Handicap Day feature were released by Racing NSW on Monday. There are currently 119 hopeful horses nominated for the $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), to run as…

Metropolitan Handicap 2011 for Rosehill Winners

Metropolitan Handicap 2011 for Rosehill Winners

Two Golden Rose Day winners at Rosehill Gardens on the weekend have been named as candidates for the Sydney Spring Carnival’s 2011 The Metropolitan Handicap, with Red Eye Special and Lamasery both earning their shot at Group One glory next month. Trainer Anthony Cummings may have suffered the bitter disappointing of seeing his formerly unbeaten…