Epsom Handicap

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

2021 Epsom Handicap Results

  • 1st: #12 Private Eye
  • 2nd: #10 Aramayo
  • 3rd: #3 Dalasan




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 $7.5 million Golden Eagle for four-year-olds.

This season the Epsom Handicap 2021 took place on Saturday October 2, 2021 and was won by the Joe Pride-trained four-year-old Private Eye at 10/1. 

Epsom Handicap
Date: Saturday October 2, 2021
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO+ Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,500,000

2021 Epsom Handicap  Results

  • 1st: #12 Private Eye
  • 2nd: #10 Aramayo
  • 3rd: #3 Dalasan

A lovely training performance from Joe Pride saw four-year-old Private Eye ($11) post a narrow victory in the 2021 Epsom Handicap results ahead of his shot at the $7.5 million Golden Eagle at Rosehill.

Click here to read more on the brave Epsom Handicap 2021 win by Private Eye. 

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 7 51kg (cd 52.5kg) $11
2 10 ARAMAYO Chris Waller Ms Alysha Collett 0.14L 5 51.5kg $12
3 3 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas James McDonald 0.18L 8 55kg $14
4 2 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 1.33L 12 56.5kg $21
5 1 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 1.62L 13 57kg $8
6 13 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 1.78L 11 50.5kg $13
7 8 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a) 2.31L 9 52kg $81
8 6 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 2.81L 10 52kg $8
9 7 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 3.03L 14 52kg $10
10 5 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Jean Van Overmeire 3.39L 3 52.5kg $61
11 9 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 5.02L 15 51.5kg $4.80F
12 17 SKY LAB Paul Perry Tim Clark 5.47L 4 50.5kg (cd 52.5kg) $16
13 11 RELOADED Chris Waller Glen Boss 6.64L 6 51kg (cd 52.5kg) $31
14 14 DISCHARGED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James Innes Jnr 7.46L 2 50.5kg $21
15 16 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Andrew Adkins 9.33L 16 50.5kg $31
16 15 ASHMAN Kim Waugh Jeff Penza 9.5L 17 50.5kg (cd 52kg) $101
17 4 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 34.1L 1 54kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia.
The official Epsom Handicap 2021 Results and Finishing Order will be detailed below when the $1.5 million Sydney event runs on Saturday October 2, 2021.

2021 Epsom Handicap Betting

The updated Epsom Handicap 2021 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 2021 Epsom Handicap odds via the link below to Ladbrokes.com.au once markets are open.

2021 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 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below once announced by Racing NSW.

The 2021 Epsom Handicap field features 17 hopefuls with Annabel Neasham’s recent Winx Stakes winner Mo’unga carrying the 57kg top weight from a wide barrier 13 draw. The other early favourite, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained light weight Riodini (51.5kg) also suffered an early blow drawing out in barrier 15.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2021 Epsom Handicap field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 7x32107x12 MO’UNGA (NZ) Annabel Neasham Tommy Berry 13 57kg 112
2 5x3413x545 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 111
3 07x0733x08 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas James McDonald 8 55kg 108
4 x41690x036 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 1 54kg 106
5 2x51434x98 LION’S ROAR (NZ) John O’Shea Jean Van Overmeire 3 52.5kg 103
6 7x78111x84 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 52kg 106
7 x33542x354 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Robbie Dolan 14 52kg 106
8 30x348x849 ROCK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brock Ryan (a) 9 52kg 102
9 9230×87522 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 15 51.5kg 101
10 148x479x23 ARAMAYO Chris Waller Ms Alysha Collett 5 51.5kg 101
11 942119×543 RELOADED Chris Waller Glen Boss 6 51kg 52.5kg 100
12 11x821x174 PRIVATE EYE Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 7 51kg 52.5kg 100
13 x31111x141 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 50.5kg 89
14 113x236x62 DISCHARGED Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James Innes Jnr 2 50.5kg 92
15 4757×51471 ASHMAN Kim Waugh Jeff Penza 17 50.5kg 52kg 79
16 112x1327x6 HARMONY ROSE Mark Newnham Andrew Adkins 16 50.5kg 95
17 1x11420x92 SKY LAB Paul Perry Tim Clark 4 50.5kg 52.5kg 94

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Epsom Handicap Nominations

The 2021 Epsom Handicap nominations are taken on Monday the 6th of September, 2021 about four weeks out from the race.

The 2021 Epsom Handicap nominations attracted 90 early entries led in pre-field betting by the ultra-consistent Ayrton, first-up Group 1 Winx Stakes winner Mo’unga and the Joe Pride-trained Private Eye.

The Epsom Handicap weights will be declared on Monday September 13, 2021.

Click here to read more about the key 2021 Epsom Handicap nominations.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x3240x45 ACADEMY G 5 Mark Newnham 83
2 3×11 AEECEE EXPRESS (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 69
3 74x36587x6 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) M 5 John O’Shea 97
4 1x1133x250 ALL TIME LEGEND G 5 Les Bridge 88
5 D110x320x4 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 5 Billy Healey
6 21121114x AMARELINHA (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 104
7 80x12113x2 ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
8 5148x479x2 ARAMAYO G 6 Chris Waller
9 721x591x78 ARCHEDEMUS G 8 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
10 81162×4259 ASHIM (FR) G 5 Matthew Smith 70
11 14757×5147 ASHMAN G 6 Kim Waugh 79
12 9x31111x14 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
13 11x121x1 AYRTON (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
14 x91642325x BARGAIN (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham
15 x11210x122 BEAU ROSSA G 4 Will Clarken
16 9221420×58 BEST OF DAYS (GB) G 8 James Cummings
17 417x903x84 BLUE SOLDIER (USA) G 5 Annabel Neasham 87
18 180x38478x BONVICINI M 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 89
19 21x3618x1 BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller 78
20 2203x2340x BUFFALO RIVER (USA) G 6 Michael Moroney 100
21 91x117x7x7 BULLFINCH (GB) G 5 Chris Waller 78
22 14x3531x3 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 100
23 25x3413x54 CASCADIAN (GB) G 7 James Cummings
24 2120421×40 CEPHEUS (GB) H 5 Matthew Dunn 90
25 51622x32x0 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
26 31x07x6739 COGNAC (IRE) G 5 Richard & Michael Freedman 74
27 61x12454x6 COLETTE M 5 James Cummings 112
28 1x621321x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
29 407x0733x0 DALASAN H 5 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
30 35113x236x DISCHARGED G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 92
31 12114x8x DRAGON LEAP G 5 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott 96
32 x12821121x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 100
33 0x30x177x2 EMBRACER G 6 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 96
34 9x241265x8 ENTENTE G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 96
35 61x111x EQUATION H 4 Annabel Neasham 80
36 2211x2130x EXOBOOM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
37 2x720872x0 FIFTY STARS (IRE) H 7 Tom Dabernig
38 31319107×4 FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 102
39 2184x3121x FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham 95
40 3314x3640x HARBOUR VIEWS (FR) G 7 Matthew Williams
41 112x1327x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham 95
42 27x78111x8 HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 106
43 12x33542x3 ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 106
44 303x2007x7 IMAGING (GB) G 7 Chris Waller 107
45 1x1x4339x4 IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
46 50x845170x IN GOOD HEALTH M 6 John Ramsey
47 x09x1111x9 IRONCLAD (GB) G 6 Will Clarken
48 612730x80x JUST THINKIN’ G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
49 4654x300x4 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith 106
50 x213x1116x KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 86
51 13124×13 KINGSHEIR (GB) G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 75
52 0x22501x59 KOLDING (NZ) G 6 Chris Waller 116
53 17x6321x28 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 102
54 12x51434x9 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea
55 11114x7x0 LOVE TAP G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
56 2412 MILITARY EXPERT C 3 Annabel Neasham 70
57 113x6345x3 MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
58 17x32107x1 MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 112
59 x1211111x0 NANCHO (GER) G 7 Anthony Cummings 107
60 60x10x403x NOT AN OPTION H 4 Michael Moroney
61 0x4322112x NUDGE M 5 Chris Waller 106
62 32824x558x NUMERIAN (IRE) G 6 Annabel Neasham
63 x0658x7110 PERFECT RADIANCE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 74
64 2310x153x8 POLAND H 4 Michael Moroney
65 2x237x5x58 PRIME STAR G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman
66 1111x821x1 PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride 100
67 117x1102x1 PROBABEEL (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards
68 45312220×7 PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) H 4 Edward Cummings 78
69 x53312133x QUANTUM MECHANIC M 5 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 104
70 7047525×00 RAINBOW THIEF (NZ) G 6 Michael Moroney
71 x131114x93 REGARDSMAREE G 5 Nick Ryan
72 6x942119x5 RELOADED G 5 Chris Waller
73 181x1960x6 RICH HIPS M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
74 x9230x8752 RIODINI (NZ) G 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
75 236x1313x RIPPER RITA M 4 Greg Eurell
76 730x348x84 ROCK G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 102
77 7x120138x5 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 106
78 5x32324x37 SHE’S IDEEL M 6 Bjorn Baker 105
79 6014x300x5 SHOUT THE BAR M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 108
80 97×0604117 SIERRA SUE (NZ) M 5 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 66556253×1 SIGNORA NERA (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 87
82 21x11420x9 SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry 94
83 5021670×61 SOLDIER OF LOVE G 6 Bjorn Baker 90
84 5x41690x03 STAR OF THE SEAS (NZ) G 7 Chris Waller 106
85 03x1214x61 THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker
86 1x527513x1 TIGER OF MALAY C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 91
87 4330x8245x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 94
88 1x2410x YALETOWN G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 86
89 47x6D111x1 ZAAKI (GB) G 7 Annabel Neasham
90 112x5x4242 ZIEGFELD (GB) G 5 James Cummings

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2021
Epsom Handicap
1st Private Eye TBD
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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