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. Earlier in the day Waller prepared He’s Your Man and Royal Descent to run one-two in the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m)….

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. This year’s $400,000 Group 1 Turnbull Stakes (2400m), which features a field of 16 talented horses, is the last race on Epsom Handicap Day and will run as race 9 at…

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. There are 16 stayers in the field for Saturday’s 2014 The Metropolitan, running as Race 9 at 5:20pm. Just three of the 16 hopefuls are single figure bets in…

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. 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 be tougher. There was talk the mare could follow in her sister’s…

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. Plenty of international talent is featured on the Epsom Handicap Day distance race field, each riding for qualifying help in the top 2014 Melbourne…

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. Running as race 9 at Royal Randwick Racecourse at 5:25 PM (AEST), Saturday’s $400,000 Group 1 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (1600m) features a final field of…

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. Last time out the three-year-old daughter of Fastnet Rock ran a disappointing sixth to First Seal when beaten over four…

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. A five-year-old son of Pentire, Entirely Platinum holds nominations for a trio of races across two states for the weekend…

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. The Keeper gelding from New Zealand continued to build on his form this time in with a quarter length…

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. One of three elite level features on the Royal Randwick card, this weekend’s $400,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m)…