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2016 The Metropolitan Results: Sir John Hawkwood Wins Second-Up

2016 The Metropolitan Results: Sir John Hawkwood Wins Second-Up

Jockey Blake Spriggs enjoyed his maiden Group 1 winning ride on Epsom Handicap Day at Royal Randwick with John Thompson’s recent stable acquisition Sir John Hawkwood taking out The Metropolitan 2016 second-up. An eight-year-old son of Sir Percy formerly prepared by a host of other trainers including Peter Moody, Sir John Hawkwood had just his…

The Metropolitan 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

The Metropolitan 2016 Betting Tips & Odds Update

A 13-horse field of stayers is set to face off at Randwick Racecourse this weekend in the 2016 The Metropolitan, betting tips and the updated odds on the Epsom Handicap Day clash found below. Set to jump as Randwick Race 8 at 4:40pm (AEST) as the last of the three elite levels on the line-up,…

2016 The Metropolitan Field: Six for Waller

2016 The Metropolitan Field: Six for Waller

Sydney’s premier horseman Chris Waller dominates Saturday’s The Metropolitan 2016 field at Royal Randwick saddling-up six of the 13 final acceptors for the Epsom Handicap Day showdown. The second elite level on the program as the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival reaches its peak, the $750,000 Group 1 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) is due to…

2016 Winter Challenge First-Up for Sacred Master

2016 Winter Challenge First-Up for Sacred Master

Kiwi expat turned champion Sydney trainer Chris Waller will kick off a spring bid for another former New Zealander saddling-up his The Metropolitan hope Sacred Master in Saturday’s Winter Challenge 2016. A winner of six of his 13 career starts to date back home in New Zealand, the Mastercraftsman gelding debuts in Australia in the…

Thunder Lady 2015 Metropolitan Handicap Bound

Thunder Lady 2015 Metropolitan Handicap Bound

The now Sir Owen Glenn owned and raced mare Thunder Lady will target the 2015 Metropolitan Handicap this Sydney Spring Racing Carnival before a possible trip to Melbourne. Thunder Lady, a four-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman, returns to racing on Saturday at Rosehill Gardens on San Domenico Stakes Day in the $85,000 Spring Preview Handicap (1400m)….

Jetset Lad Wins 2014 Tattersall’s Mile – Results

Jetset Lad Wins 2014 Tattersall’s Mile – Results

Brian Smith’s former Kiwi galloper Jetset Lad broke a lengthy winning drought at Doomben Racecourse on Saturday landing a win over their better fancied stable mate Kingdoms in the Tattersall’s Mile 2014. Having just their third start for their new Brisbane-based trainer, Elusive City six-year-old Jetset Lad was well supported late firming into a $5…

2014 Metropolitan Handicap for Tatt’s Mile Favourite Kingdoms

2014 Metropolitan Handicap for Tatt’s Mile Favourite Kingdoms

Brisbane trainer Brian Smith is looking at a possible Metropolitan Handicap 2014 campaign this coming Sydney Spring Racing Carnival for his stable ace Kingdoms who starts favourite in the Tattersall’s Mile at Doomben this weekend. One of three for the Eagle Farm-based Smith in Saturday’s $80,000 Listed Tattersall’s Mile Handicap (1600m), High Chaparral gelding Kingdoms…

2013 Epsom Handicap Results – Boban Wins In Thrilling Finish

2013 Epsom Handicap Results – Boban Wins In Thrilling Finish

Enigmatic gelding Boban overcame a troublesome run to fly home and win the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) in a photo finish from Streama at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Boban was ridden at the tail of the field by jockey Glyn Schofield and got caught up badly at the 1000 metre mark but showed an amazing…

2013 Craven Plate Results – Honorius Holds Off Masked Marvel In Exciting Finish

2013 Craven Plate Results – Honorius Holds Off Masked Marvel In Exciting Finish

David Payne-trained Honorius held off a fast-finishing Masked Marvel to win the Group 3 Craven Plate (2000m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Jockey James McDonald timed his run perfectly on Honorius and the Holy Roman Emperor entire was able to accelerate faster than Masked Marvel, who took a while to get going from the back…

Ironstein Headlines Newcastle Gold Cup 2013 Nominations

Ironstein Headlines Newcastle Gold Cup 2013 Nominations

Veteran stayer Ironstein has been allocated the top weight of 59kg for the Group 3 Newcastle Gold Cup (2300m) that will be run at the home of the Newcastle Jockey Club on Thursday September 19. Ironstein struggled in his first two runs after returning from the spelling paddock, finishing ninth in the Listed Winter Challenge (1500m)…