News About The Metropolitan

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Chocante Out to Emulate Sire in Melbourne Cup 2017

Progressive Kiwi stayer Chocante is on a 2017 Melbourne Cup mission down under this spring chasing a win in the world’s most famous two-mile handicap as his sire Shocking did back in 2009. Trained across the Tasman by the Cambridge-based Stephen Marsh, the rising five-year-old is set to race exclusively in Australia this coming prep….

Waller Eyes 2017 The Metropolitan for Tom Melbourne

Waller Eyes 2017 The Metropolitan for Tom Melbourne

The OTI Racing-owned import Tom Melbourne has moved to the Sydney stables of Chris Waller and could be set for a The Metropolitan 2017 campaign in the spring. Formerly prepared by Lee & Anthony Freedman, there’s little doubt that the Dylan Thomas gelding hasn’t really lived up to expectations down under. OTI’s managing director Terry…

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 Form Guide & Betting Preview

2016 The Metropolitan Form Guide & Betting Preview

The staying showdown on the Epsom Handicap Day card in Sydney on Saturday is The Metropolitan 2016, a full form guide analysis and betting preview for the Royal Randwick handicap detailed below. A field of 13 hopefuls is set to face off in this year’s $750,000 Group 1 The Metropolitan Handicap (2400m), the mile and…

Antonio Giuseppe Heads The Metropolitan 2016 Odds

Antonio Giuseppe Heads The Metropolitan 2016 Odds

Chris Waller’s Kiwi import Antonio Giuseppe headlines the 2016 The Metropolitan odds for the staying clash in Sydney on Saturday despite stepping up to stakes company for the first time at Royal Randwick. Waller, who won the race with The Verminator (2011) and Opinion (2014), saddles up six of the 13 final acceptors for this…

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…

Sacred Master Leads All-In 2016 The Metropolitan Betting

Sacred Master Leads All-In 2016 The Metropolitan Betting

Pre-field odds for The Metropolitan 2016 at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday in Sydney are currently led by the Chris Waller-trained lightweight Sacred Master. Of the 26 stayers nominated for this year’s edition of the $750,000 Group 1 McGrath Estate Agents Metropolitan (2400m) on Epsom Handicap Day, the futures favourite at is Newcastle Cup winner…

Spring Cup Hope Almandin Wins 2016 Harry White Classic

Spring Cup Hope Almandin Wins 2016 Harry White Classic

Team Williams and trainer Robert Hickmott could have uncovered another livewire Spring Cups hope in Almandin after a gutsy Harry White Classic 2016 win over the mile and a half at Caulfield by the German import. A seven-year-old son of Monsun, Almandin has some outstanding form in Europe but had failed to finish in the…

2016 Colin Stephen Winner Allergic Considered for Metropolitan

2016 Colin Stephen Winner Allergic Considered for Metropolitan

The Metropolitan next Saturday, October 1, could be on the cards for the John O’Shea-trained Colin Stephen Quality 2016 winner Allergic if there’s give in the ground according to jockey James McDonald. McDonald was pleased with the efforts of the Godolphin-raced gelding at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Pendant Day, but said the favourite didn’t love…