Race Preview – 2012 The Metropolitan

June 18th, 2012

The Group 1 The Metropolitan will be run at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 6, 2012.

Run over a distance of 2,400 metres, the 2012 The Metropolitan is worth $400,000 in prize money.

The 2012 The Metropolitan is open to horses aged three-years-old and up and is run under handicap conditions.

Run as part of Epsom Handicap Day, the 2012 The Metropolitan shares its program with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, Group 1 Flight Stakes, Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, Group 2 Premiere Stakes, Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes and Group 3 Craven Plate.

The Verminator will likely be back to defend his title in the 2012 The Metropolitan after winning last year’s race.

The Jeune gelding has won seven of his 30 race starts and has earned more than $580,000 in prize money.

After his The Metropolitan win last year, The Verminator went on to complete in the Melbourne Cup, where he finished 13th.