Epsom Handicap

The $1.5 million Epsom Handicap is a popular Group 1 race run at Royal Randwick over the mile during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

2024 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 $1,500,000 in prize money as of 2021. 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).

In 2019 Kolding won the Epsom Handicap before backing up to salute in the inaugural Golden Eagle for four-year-olds.

Top Ranked (2022) took out the Bill Ritchie – Epsom Handicap double after running a dead heat in the Group 1 with Ellsberg, with Rediener repeating the feat becoming the latest horse to do the double in 2023 for Chris Waller.

The Epsom Handicap winner also earns a ballot exemption into the following year’s Group 1 $5 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m) held in April during Randwick’s The Championships.

The 2022 Epsom Handicap form was franked with Ellsberg backing-up from his dead-heat win to $1 million Five Diamond Prelude – $2 million Five Diamonds double.

As of 2023 the $1 million 7 Stakes (1600m) runs on The Shorts Day in mid-September and offers the winner an Epsom Handicap ballot exemption.

This season the Epsom Handicap 2024 takes place on Saturday, October 5, 2024 at Randwick Racecourse.

Epsom Handicap
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,500,000

2024 Epsom Handicap  Results

The official Epsom Handicap 2024 Results and Finishing Order will be detailed below when the $1.5 million Sydney event runs on Saturday, October 5, 2024.

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

2024 Epsom Handicap Betting

The updated Epsom Handicap 2024 betting markets will be provided for punters here 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 2024 Epsom Handicap odds via the link below to Ladbrokes.com.au once markets are open.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN 2024 EPSOM HANDICAP ODDS (Pre-Nominations)

2024 Epsom Handicap Form

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2024 Epsom Handicap Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Epsom Handicap 2024 tips on the $1.5 million mile showdown this spring.

  • To Win: TBD

2024 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.

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 2024 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below once announced by Racing NSW on Tuesday the 1st of October, 2024.

2024 Epsom Handicap Nominations & Weights

The 2024 Epsom Handicap nominations are taken on Monday the 9th of September, 2024 about four weeks out from the race.

The Epsom Handicap 2024 weights will be declared on Monday the 16th of September, 2024.

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.

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.

For just the third time in the race’s history the 2022 Epsom Handicap resulted in a dead heat between Top Ranked and Ellsberg.

Trainer Chris Waller won his fifth Epsom Handicap in 2023 running the quinella with Rediener and Kovalica.

Epsom Handicap Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
2024
Epsom Handicap
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2023
Epsom Handicap
1st Rediener 1 minute 34.26 seconds
2nd Kovalica
3rd Golden Mile
2022
Epsom Handicap
*Dead Heat for 1st
1st* Ellsberg 1 minute 38.12 seconds
1st Top Ranked
3rd Hinged
2021
Epsom Handicap
1st Private Eye 1 minute 33.70 seconds
2nd Aramayo
3rd Dalasan
2020
Epsom Handicap
1st Probabeel 1 minute 32.86 seconds
2nd Funstar
3rd Riodini
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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