Epsom Handicap

The Epsom Handicap is a Group 1 race run at Royal Randwick on Saturday 30th September as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2018 Epsom Handicap Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Group 1 Epsom Handicap is the premier handicap event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival held in last September or early October annually. Run at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the 1600m open handicap race is one of the two biggest mile races at the course. The other is the Doncaster Handicap held in April during ‘The Championships’. Held on the same day as the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) and the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) for three-year-old fillies, the Epsom Handicap offers $1,000,000 in prize money. It has been dominated by local Sydney milers in recent years including the Chris Waller-trained Boban (2013), He’s Your Man (2014), subsequent Cox Plate winning mare Winx (2015) and Happy Clapper (2017).

This season the Epsom Handicap 2018 took place on Saturday 29 September , 2018.

2018 Epsom Handicap
Date: Saturday 29 September , 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

2018 Epsom Handicap  Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Check out the official Epsom Handicap 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the gutsy win by the $2.40 favourite Happy Clapper who handed trainer Patrick Webster his first Group 1 victory holding off Chris Waller’s perennial runner-up Tom Melbourne with Snitzon third in a photo to round out the trifecta.

2018 Epsom Handicap Betting

The updated Epsom Handicap 2018 betting markets will be provided for punters below across the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival as lead-up races are run and won. Proven milers at the Randwick track dominate the Epsom Handicap odds each year, as do the in-form Chris Waller-trained  hopefuls.

Check out the latest 2018 Epsom Handicap odds below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Epsom Handicap Field

Each year the Epsom Handicap field is announced on the Tuesday of race week and features the season’s top-class milers coming off lead-up runs in races including the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) held at Rosehill the week before and the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).

The official Epsom Handicap 2018 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below once announced by Racing NSW.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 90x1304x24 HARTNELL (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 10 57kg 113
2 x121122x12 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 4 54kg 109
3 1x13714x32 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller James McDonald 1 53.5kg 106
4 x076x462x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Walker 5 53kg 109
5 x577421x04 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 16 53kg 105
6 20x22525x0 SINGLE GAZE Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 12 52.5kg 108
7 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 52.5kg 108
8 5×23095611 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) Chris Waller Jason Collett 7 52.5kg 104
9 205138×464 ARBEITSAM Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 15 52.5kg 103
10 1x22x04766 RELIGIFY Chris Waller Jay Ford 8 52.5kg 103
11 1x31117x48 LANCIATO (NZ) Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 6 52kg 103
12 0x25828x26 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) Chris Waller Dean Yendall 19 51.5kg 100
13 22x1330x32 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Craig Newitt 21 51kg 105
14 722x240x92 RED EXCITEMENT Gerald Ryan Damien Thornton 13 51kg 102
15 525x546x51 NEW TIPPERARY Joseph Pride Craig Williams 17 51kg 1.0kg 101
16 2x1295x271 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James Innes Jnr 14 50kg 104
17 x3620x4025 INVICTUS PRINCE (GB) Matthew Smith Andrew Adkins 9 50kg 98
18 025x2347x8 RADIPOLE (IRE) Michael Moroney Dean Holland 22 50kg 97
19 336717×631 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 2 50kg 93
20 326×003132 GOODFELLA Bjorn Baker 20 50kg 90
21e 7433923×39 NETTOYER Wendy Roche 18 50kg 88
22e x568x31117 PARET Chris Waller Michael Dee 11 50kg 84

The 2018 Epsom Handicap Field is now out with 20 confirmed starters for the million dollar feature including seven for Sydney’s Chris Waller who has trained three of the past five winners. Waller’s Epsom Handicap horses are led by Unforgotten (52.5kg) who is drawn the inside alley, while fellow four-year-old mare D’argento from the stable has also drawn the rails at barrier 1.

2018 Epsom Handicap Nominations & Weights

The 2018 Epsom Handicap nominations were released on September 2nd and featured 88 hopeful milers.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 90x1304x24 HARTNELL (GB) G 8 James Cummings 113
2 x121122x12 PIERATA H 4 Gregory Hickman 109
3 1x13714x32 D’ARGENTO H 4 Chris Waller 106
4 x076x462x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 109
5 x577421x04 DUCA VALENTINOIS (IRE) G 7 James Cummings 105
6 20x22525x0 SINGLE GAZE M 6 Chris Waller 108
7 11x0121x61 UNFORGOTTEN M 4 Chris Waller 108
8 5×23095611 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 104
9 205138×464 ARBEITSAM G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 103
10 1x22x04766 RELIGIFY G 8 Chris Waller 103
11 1x31117x48 LANCIATO (NZ) G 6 Mark Newnham 103
12 0x25828x26 TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 100
13 22x1330x32 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 4 Bjorn Baker 105
14 722x240x92 RED EXCITEMENT G 9 Gerald Ryan 102
15 525x546x51 NEW TIPPERARY G 6 Joseph Pride 101
16 2x1295x271 SIEGE OF QUEBEC H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
17 x3620x4025 INVICTUS PRINCE (GB) G 6 Matthew Smith 98
18 025x2347x8 RADIPOLE (IRE) G 6 Michael Moroney 97
19 336717×631 MURAAQEB H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 93
20 326×003132 GOODFELLA H 4 Bjorn Baker 90
21 7433923×39 NETTOYER M 5 Wendy Roche 88
22 x568x31117 PARET G 4 Chris Waller 84
23 2131222×42 ANOTHER DOLLAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 90
24 1x3326x111 AVILIUS (GB) G 5 James Cummings 109
25 x03438x713 BEST OF DAYS (GB) H 5 James Cummings 95
26 x11820x506 CABEZA DE VACA G 7 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 99
27 x312561x16 COMIN’ THROUGH G 5 Chris Waller 112
28 533x98x065 DANON LIBERTY (JPN) H 7 Darren Weir 102
29 43x1636x36 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 6 Ron Quinton 108
30 11329×1022 DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR G 6 Tony McEvoy 101
31 11x1012x16 DON’T GIVE A DAMN G 5 Danny Williams 86
32 x400521x53 EGG TART M 5 Chris Waller 108
33 74340×0000 EMBLEY G 7 Bjorn Baker 92
34 21x0918x40 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 101
35 20634x31x2 FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 5 Matthew Smith 76
36 2x3x411x24 FIGHTING HARADA C 3 Mick Price 67
37 5x384850x6 FOXPLAY M 5 Chris Waller 107
38 3x1111x581 GRUNT (NZ) H 4 Mick Price 113
39 62x1213x75 HAPPY CLAPPER G 8 Patrick Webster
40 9x15233x60 HOLY SNOW H 4 Mick Price 94
41 0x4184x817 HUMIDOR (NZ) G 6 Darren Weir 117
42 3613975×50 I AM COLDPLAY (NZ) M 6 Chris Waller 101
43 1x7121x223 I AM SERIOUS M 5 Chris Waller 99
44 5x2124x606 INSTANT DE REVE (FR) G 6 Chris Waller 84
45 1x43215x14 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 107
46 335x695x75 IT’S SOMEWHAT (USA) G 8 James Cummings 111
47 6582210064 JACQUINOT BAY G 11 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 97
48 1x6260x114 KAONIC (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 93
49 11130×2424 KEMENTARI H 4 James Cummings 110
50 6537513×52 KINGSGUARD (NZ) G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98
51 0x446x5x15 LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
52 x74232x172 LE ROMAIN G 6 Kris Lees 115
53 20x93116x5 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 102
54 21219 MASTER ASH C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
55 2x56x430x8 MEROVEE H 4 Chris Waller 70
56 41x780x006 MIGHTY BOSS H 4 Mick Price 104
57 63x27314x0 MR MOONLIGHT MAGIC (GB) H 6 James Cummings 109
58 00x1x0x853 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 7 Bjorn Baker 108
59 12141×2131 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 99
60 112x412x21 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 101
61 9x85306x95 PETROLOGY G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
62 111x31x310 PLEIN CIEL (GER) G 6 Darren Weir 97
63 13173x5x60 POETIC DREAM (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
64 23x22872x1 PRIMITIVO G 4 John P Thompson 70
65 242630×355 PRIZED ICON H 5 Kris Lees 104
66 14x1143x34 RENEWAL G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 77
67 x020540258 RHYTHM TO SPARE (NZ) G 9 Michael Moroney 96
68 4312533×85 ROMANCER (NZ) G 5 Darren Weir 82
69 x0658x0770 SALSONIC G 5 Jason Coyle 88
70 26x2811x37 SAMBRO G 4 Chris Waller 95
71 20x2220x89 SAMOVARE M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 95
72 x38x947x00 SATONO RASEN (JPN) H 7 Chris Waller 100
73 2217x11x12 SAVATIANO M 4 James Cummings 94
74 4x31591x38 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 101
75 x77326x976 SEABURGE H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 96
76 22x9131x40 SEDANZER M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
77 361x8899x0 SENSE OF OCCASION G 8 Kris Lees 108
78 x8x150x604 SEVENTH UP (NZ) G 8 Shelley Hale 94
79 31124×0978 SHOW A STAR G 7 Bjorn Baker
80 12235×21 SHUMOOKH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
81 11450×5528 SIR PLUSH (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker 93
82 270x0172x9 SOVEREIGN NATION G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
83 6957×123 TAVISAN (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 70
84 39×7005378 TESTASHADOW G 7 Gary Portelli 96
85 4x612825x0 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 5 Michael Moroney 76
86 413224513x TORGERSEN (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 94
87 1x3431x767 WHOSYOURHOUSEMATE (GB) G 5 Michael Moroney 67
88 1131271232 WIDGEE TURF G 5 Patrick Payne 104

Epsom Handicap History

The Epsom Handicap was first won by Dundee in 1863 and has quite a few dual winners including Toi Port in 1963-64, Super Impose in 1990-91 and Desert War in 2004-05. Due to the Equine Flu, the race was not held in 2007. If you think the history on this race can help you in getting an edge in the market you can join any of the featured bookmakers on our partner site Freebets.com.au

In 2015 Winx won the Epsom Handicap, the third straight champion for trainer Chris Waller, and went on to make history taking out Melbourne’s Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) at weight-for-age next start.

Epsom Handicap Winners

Recent winners of the Group 1 Epsom Handicap are detailed below along with the placegetters and winning times.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Epsom Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Epsom Handicap
1st Happy Clapper 1 minute 33.17 seconds
2nd Tom Melbourne
3rd Snitzon
2016
Epsom Handicap
1st Hauraki 1 minute 33.8 seconds
2nd Dibayani
3rd Mackintosh
2015
Epsom Handicap
1st Winx 1 minute 34.58 seconds
2nd Ecuador
3rd Sons Of John
2014
Epsom Handicap
1st He’s Your Man 1 minute 33.34 seconds
2nd Royal Descent
3rd Hooked
2013
Epsom Handicap
1st Boban 1 minute 34.43 seconds
2nd Streama
3rd Toydini
2012
Epsom Handicap
1st Fat Al 1 minute 34.56 seconds
2nd Ambidexter
3rd Rolling Pin
2011
Epsom Handicap
1st Secret Admirer 1 minute 35.59 seconds
2nd Pinker Pinker
3rd Red Tracer
2010
Epsom Handicap
1st Captain Sonador 1 minute 34.1 seconds
2nd Trusting
3rd Sacred Choice
2009
Epsom Handicap
1st Rock Kingdom 1 minute 38.65 seconds
2nd Rangirangdoo
3rd Road To Rock
2008
Epsom Handicap
1st Theseo 1 minute 36.28 seconds
2nd Bank Robber
3rd Gallant Tess
2007
Epsom Handicap
Race Not Held
2006
Epsom Handicap
1st Racing To Win 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Desert War
3rd Malcolm
2005
Epsom Handicap
1st Desert War 1 minute 34.51 seconds
2nd Johan’s Toy
3rd Lotteria
2004
Epsom Handicap
1st Desert War 1 minute 37.23 seconds
2nd Our Egyptian Raine
3rd Tsuimai
2003
Epsom Handicap
1st Clangalang 1 minute 35.22 seconds
2nd Grand Armee
3rd Forum Floozie
2002
Epsom Handicap
1st Excellerator 1 minute 35.46 seconds
2nd Kingsgate
3rd Gordo
2001
Epsom Handicap
1st Final Fantasy 1 minute 22.45 seconds
2nd Kingsgate
3rd Crawl
2000
Epsom Handicap
1st Shogun Lodge 1 minute 33.5 seconds
2nd Landsighting
3rd Chinhoyi

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