Epsom Handicap

The Epsom Handicap is a $1 million Group 1 race run at Royal Randwick over the mile during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2019 Epsom Handicap Results

  • 1st: #9 Kolding
  • 2nd: #4 Te Akau Shark
  • 3rd: #14 Star Of The Seas



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 2019 took place on Saturday October 5, 2019 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained four-year-old Kolding. 

Epsom Handicap
Date: Saturday October 5, 2019
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

2019 Epsom Handicap  Results

  • 1st: #9 Kolding
  • 2nd: #4 Te Akau Shark
  • 3rd: #14 Star Of The Seas

The official Epsom Handicap 2019 Results and Finishing Order will be detailed below when the million-dollar Sydney event runs on Saturday October 5, 2019 .

The 2019 Epsom Handicap Results saw trainer Chris Waller continue his winning ways in the mile classic with four-year-old Kolding narrowly defeating the equal $5.50 favourite Te Akau Shark in a photo finish.

Read more on the 2019 Epsom Handicap win by potential The Golden Eagle runner Kolding.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 12 50.5kg $5.50EF
2 4 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 0.1L 15 54.5kg $5.50EF
3 14 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 3.1L 13 50kg $13
4 5 GEM SONG Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 3.5L 4 52kg $11
5 10 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 4.1L 11 50.5kg (cd 51kg) $11
6 16 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ben Thompson 4.5L 14 50kg $31
7 15 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Robbie Dolan (a) 4.9L 1 50kg $15
8 3 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tim Clark 5L 6 54.5kg $15
9 19 DESERT LORD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Innes Jnr 5.2L 8 50kg $26
10 2 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Tommy Berry 5.7L 5 55kg $26
11 7 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Dean Holland 6.9L 9 51kg $61
12 6 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jay Ford 7.1L 2 51kg $26
13 18 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Brock Ryan (a) 7.3L 17 50kg $101
14 20 JUNIPAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Thornton 7.8L 16 50kg $26
15 17 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Andrew Gibbons 7.9L 7 50kg $61
16 8 MANTASTIC (IRE) Chris Waller Andrew Adkins 8.3L 10 51kg $101
17 1 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 10.6L 19 57kg $7
18 12 LE JUGE (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Jess Taylor 10.9L 18 50.5kg $201
19 11 ARCHEDEMUS Gwenda Markwell Dom Tourneur 14.7L 3 50.5kg $61
13 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 0

2019 Epsom Handicap Betting

The updated Epsom Handicap 2019 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 2019 Epsom Handicap odds below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 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).

Horses out of the Epsom Handicap field often go onto run in other Group 1 races heading south for the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. The 2018 Epsom winner Hartnell ran second next-up in Caulfield’s Group 1 Toorak Handicap (1600m). He finished top three in a further three Group 1 races the following autumn and was second in the inaugural $5 million All-Star Mile at Flemington behind Mystic Journey.

The official Epsom Handicap 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below once announced by Racing NSW.

The 2019 Epsom Handicap Field is now out featuring a capacity line-up of 20 gallopers led in betting by the John Thompson-trained Dreamforce drawn the far outside alley.

Read more on the Epsom Handicap Field & Odds 2019.

Update: Class mare El Dorado Dreaming (1) has been scratched from the 2019 Epsom field with all remaining runners coming in one barrier.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer JockClaey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 21x8132x12 DREAMFORCE John Thompson Nash Rawiller 20 57kg 115
2 211x5Nx738 BEST OF DAYS (GB) James Cummings Tommy Berry 6 55kg 109
3 x60110x676 FIFTY STARS (IRE) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tim Clark 7 54.5kg 108
4 114x111x22 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) Jamie Richards James McDonald 16 54.5kg 108
5 x154134x32 GEM SONG Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 5 52kg 104
6 8x53403x60 UNFORGOTTEN Chris Waller Jay Ford 3 51kg 105
7 x2x0410507 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) Michael Moroney Dean Holland 10 51kg 101
8 x812511x88 MANTASTIC (IRE) Chris Waller Andrew Adkins 11 51kg 100
9 2331111×51 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 13 50.5kg (likely weight – 51kg) 105
10 2x2128x111 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 12 50.5kg (likely weight – 51kg) 100
11 1118118×07 ARCHEDEMUS Gwenda Markwell Dom Tourneur 4 50.5kg 99
12 1311113×00 LE JUGE (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Jess Taylor 19 50.5kg 99
13 3033x432x7 EL DORADO DREAMING Kris Lees Ms Rachel King 1 50kg 102
14 2113211×49 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Michael Dee 14 50kg (likely weight – 50.5kg) 99
15 121x128x54 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Robbie Dolan (a) 2 50kg 98
16 0x58158x83 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Ben Thompson 15 50kg 98
17 41x5496x04 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Andrew Gibbons 8 50kg 97
18 x111110x60 THE CANDY MAN Barry Baldwin Brock Ryan (a) 18 50kg 97
19 x4131x1x43 DESERT LORD Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James Innes Jnr 9 50kg 90
20 67×2523131 JUNIPAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Thornton 17 50kg (likely weight 50.5kg) 86

2019 Epsom Handicap Nominations

The 2019 Epsom Handicap nominations close the Monday of the race and the full list of early entries will be detailed below.

The official Epsom Handicap 2019 nominations are now out with 83 early entries for the feature mile clash including gun Kiwi raider Te Akau Shark and his last start conqueror in the Group 2 Tramway Stakes, Dreamforce.

Read more on the 2019 Epsom Handicap nominations now.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 002x7509x9 ALOISIA (NZ) M 5 Anthony Freedman
2 100x1360x6 AMPHITRITE M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
3 x1118118x0 ARCHEDEMUS G 6 Gwenda Markwell 100
4 1121x1x13x AVANTAGE M 4 Jamie Richards 104
5 12x1550x81 BALLER H 4 Anthony Cummings 83
6 3211x5Nx73 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 6 James Cummings
7 x925245x52 CAPTAIN COOK (GB) G 7 Chris Waller
8 121x128x5 CASCADIAN (GB) G 5 James Cummings 98
9 0x3178447x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 5 Bjorn Baker 107
10 123x70304x CHAPADA G 4 Michael Moroney
11 071516×320 CLIFF’S EDGE H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 34449x16x4 CON TE PARTIRO (USA) M 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 102
13 166×222213 CONNEMARA M 5 Bjorn Baker 85
14 13×1 DAWN PASSAGE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 79
15 2257323×34 DEALMAKER G 4 Chris Waller 84
16 5x4131x1x4 DESERT LORD G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 82
17 621x8132x1 DREAMFORCE G 7 John Thompson 113
18 612x4350x4 DYSLEXIC M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 97
19 1500036133 ECKSTEIN M 6 Chris Waller 107
20 x3033x432x EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 103
21 33x09311x8 FASTNET TEMPEST (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
22 8321x6720x FIERCE IMPACT (JPN) H 6 Matthew Smith
23 1x60110x67 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
24 x432200x39 FUNDAMENTALIST M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 12x154134x GEM SONG H 4 Kris Lees 100
26 440x13370x GOATHLAND (IRE) G 8 Kim Waugh 90
27 38487x86x8 GOOD ’N’ FAST G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 80
28 x75x2284x2 HAPPY CLAPPER G 9 Patrick Webster 117
29 0x53233x34 HARTNELL (GB) G 9 James Cummings
30 322x11x HURRICANE FIGHTER (NZ) G 4 Michael Moroney
31 x73810x237 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 108
32 267×252313 JUNIPAL H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 81
33 73×1 JUST THINKIN’ G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 65
34 441x5496x0 KAONIC (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 97
35 1x43236Px5 KINGS WILL DREAM (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 106
36 12331111×5 KOLDING (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 100
37 11311113×0 LE JUGE (IRE) G 7 Chris Waller 101
38 233x8124x0 LIFE LESS ORDINARY (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 109
39 8363216×65 LONG LEAF H 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
40 3237×41211 LOOKS LIKE ELVIS G 5 Bryan Dais
41 x041650x62 MAHAMEDEIS G 5 Nick Ryan
42 5x812511x8 MANTASTIC (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 103
43 32x6900x60 MATERIAL MAN G 8 Pat Carey
44 115508x0x8 MICKEY BLUE EYES G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
45 160x11412x MIRETTE M 4 Archie Alexander
46 050x1200x6 MISTER SEA WOLF (IRE) G 8 Chris Waller 107
47 152x231x20 MISTER SONGMAN G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 84
48 1x2x041050 MR MARATHON MAN (GB) G 6 Michael Moroney
49 11x112131x MR QUICKIE G 4 Phillip Stokes
50 5003x00x97 MURAAQEB H 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 92
51 10x58158x8 NETTOYER M 6 Wendy Roche 96
52 60x34000x5 NIGHT’S WATCH (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller
53 7x6073447x NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 104
54 4130x08x77 OOHOOD M 4 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
55 141x1417x9 PENSKE G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
56 1x3516832x POHUTUKAWA M 4 James Cummings
57 0x2490431x PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) H 4 John Thompson 86
58 25x14941x2 QAFILA M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
59 311x34017x REDOUBLE G 6 Bjorn Baker 102
60 2x2128x11 ROCK G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 79
61 535×512421 ROMANCER (NZ) G 6 Grahame Begg
62 192251557x ROSTROPOVICH (IRE) G 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
63 1241915×11 SAMADOUBT G 6 Bjorn Baker 112
64 767x740x40 SEABURGE G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
65 54x17x1630 SESAR H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
66 20×7 SHOTMAKER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
67 5x42170x46 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) G 7 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
68 1292450×12 SO SI BON G 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
69 814×211234 SO YOU WIN G 5 Chris Waller 93
70 200x2196x2 SPANISH WHISPER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
71 22113211×4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 5 Chris Waller 99
72 1514x6770x TALLY G 7 James Cummings
73 114x111x22 TE AKAU SHARK (NZ) G 5 Jamie Richards 108
74 1x111110x6 THE CANDY MAN G 6 Barry Baldwin
75 2152×41 TOFANE (NZ) M 4 Michael Moroney
76 x16932225x TOM MELBOURNE (IRE) G 9 Chris Waller 104
77 241x994x00 TRIBAL WISDOM G 6 Michael Moroney
78 8x53403x60 UNFORGOTTEN M 5 Chris Waller 105
79 157x2111x9 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 106
80 4x33x2x6x6 WREN’S DAY (USA) H 6 James Cummings 98
81 276x059x87 YOUNGSTAR M 5 Chris Waller 107
82 123111x YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
83 2221x00x79 YULONG PRINCE (SAF) H 5 Chris Waller 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. Winx made Cox Plate history with a record four wins in the classic from 2015-18.

The current Epsom Handicap race record of 1:32.73 seconds was set by Hartnell in 2018.

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
2019
Epsom Handicap
1st Kolding 1 minute 34.80 seconds
2nd Te Akau Shark
3rd Star Of The Seas
2018
Epsom Handicap
1st Hartnell 1 minute 32.73 seconds
2nd D’Argento
3rd Unforgotten
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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