News About 2014 The Metropolitan

2014 The Metropolitan Winner Junoob Gives Waller Group 1 Double

2014 The Metropolitan Winner Junoob Gives Waller Group 1 Double

Sydney’s premier trainer Chris Waller celebrated two Group 1 quinellas on Epsom Handicap Day closing the meeting with Junoob digging deep to defeat top stayer in the making Opinion in The Metropolitan 2014.

Junoob survived a protest from stablemate Opinion to win the 2014 The Metropolitan for trainer Chris Waller. Photo: Steve Hart.

Earlier in the day Waller prepared ...

The Metropolitan 2014 Form Guide & Betting Preview

The Metropolitan 2014 Form Guide & Betting Preview

This weekend’s major race for stayers in Sydney is the 2014 Metropolitan, for which a detailed form guide and betting preview is detailed below.

Spillway is the 2014 Metropolitan favourite but will the race's history and form favour him as well? Photo by Steve Hart.

This year’s $400,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2400m), which features a field of 16 ...

2014 The Metropolitan Betting Tips

2014 The Metropolitan Betting Tips

The feature race for stayers this weekend is the Group 1 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse, with betting tips set out below.

Junoob is our pick to take out The Metropolitan 2014 following a Hill Stakes win. Photo by Steve Hart.

There are 16 stayers in the field for Saturday’s 2014 The Metropolitan, running as ...

La Amistad Must Win 2014 Metrop to Qualify for Caulfield Cup

La Amistad Must Win 2014 Metrop to Qualify for Caulfield Cup

For a normal horse, the efforts of five-year-old La Amistad have been promising since her debut in March 2013.

La Amistad needs to win The Metropolitan to qualify for the Caulfield Cup. Photo by Steve Hart.

But the mare isn’t a ‘normal horse’; she’s the three-quarter sister of three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva so expectations are always going to ...

2014 The Metropolitan Betting Update

2014 The Metropolitan Betting Update

A near-maximum field of 16 classy stayers has been confirmed for Saturday’s Group 1 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (1600m) at Royal Randwick Racecourse, offering punters a huge variety of betting opportunities.

Spillway (outside) leads the early Metropolitan betting market. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia/

Plenty of international talent is featured on the Epsom Handicap Day distance race field, each ...

International Talent Dominates The Metropolitan 2014 Final Field

International Talent Dominates The Metropolitan 2014 Final Field

Bringing Epsom Handicap Day to a close in Sydney this Saturday is the 2014 The Metropolitan, which drew a final field of potential stayers largely dominated by international talent.

Chris Waller's Junoob heads the heavily international final field for The Metropolitan. Photo by Steve Hart.

Running as race 9 at Royal Randwick Racecourse at 5:25 PM (AEST), Saturday’s $400,000 ...

Lady Sharapova to Take Flight on Firmer Track

Lady Sharapova to Take Flight on Firmer Track

Team Hawkes will have runners in all four Group 1 races around Australia this weekend including promising filly Lady Sharapova who is set to improve on her two recent defeats in Sydney’s Flight Stakes 2014.

Epsom Handicap hope Toydini is one of four Group 1 runners for Team Hawkes this weekend. Photo: Steve Hart.

Last time out the three-year-old ...

Entirely Platinum Stays Put for Turnbull Stakes 2014

Entirely Platinum Stays Put for Turnbull Stakes 2014

Team Hawkes are likely to keep Entirely Platinum in Melbourne for Saturday’s Group 1 Turnbull Stakes 2014 despite the galloper being nominated for both The Metropolitan and Craven Plate in Sydney on Saturday as well.

Entirely Platinum (inside) will skip Sydney and run in Melbourne's 2014 Turnbull Stakes this Saturday. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia.

A five-year-old son of Pentire, ...

1kg 2014 Melbourne Cup Penalty for Deane Martin

1kg 2014 Melbourne Cup Penalty for Deane Martin

Bruce Wallace’s progressive stayer Deane Martin is one step closer to a fairytale spring finish in the Melbourne Cup 2014 at Flemington this November after copping a 1kg penalty for his Sydney win over the weekend.

Colin Stephen Quality winner Deane Martin has copped a 1kg Melbourne Cup 2014 penalty. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Keeper gelding from New Zealand ...

The Metrop Last Chance for 2014 Caulfield Cup Hope La Amistad

The Metrop Last Chance for 2014 Caulfield Cup Hope La Amistad

Saturday in Sydney presents the last chance for the Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes-trained La Amistad to make the Caulfield Cup 2014 field in Melbourne next month with the mare to run in The Metropolitan Handicap.

La Amistad needs to win The Metropolitan in Sydney to keep her 2014 Caulfield Cup dream alive. Photo: Steve Hart.

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