Metropolitan Handicap Field

Each year, people eagerly await the final Metropolitan Handicap field. With the race usually running on a Saturday alongside other Group 1 events, the Metropolitan Handicap field is released on the Wednesday prior. Held at the beautiful Royal Randwick Racecourse, punters line the tracks to view the Metropolitan Handicap field thunder down the final straight in pursuit of a $400,000 purse. First held in 1863, the Metropolitan Handicap field has grown in prestige and overall talent ever since.

2016 Metropolitan Handicap Field

The Metropolitan Handicap field will be released on Wednesday, September 28th. On Saturday, October 1st, the 2016 Metropolitan Handicap field will race out of the barriers in one of the most exciting handicap staying events for horses three years and older in the entire Spring Carnival. Even for committed punters, it will prove difficult to pick the winner of the Metropolitan Handicap field.

The 2016 Metropolitan Handicap field is below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x90324x652 WHO SHOT THEBARMAN (NZ) Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 57kg 111
2 314x797x33 STORM THE STARS (USA) Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 4 55.5kg 108
3 x08533x726 GRAND MARSHAL (GB) Chris Waller Craig Williams 1 54.5kg 106
4 1x7966x534 MAGIC HURRICANE (IRE) John O’Shea James McDonald 3 54.5kg 106
5 212x1322x2 SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD (IRE) John P Thompson Blake Spriggs 6 54kg 105
6 0463823532 JUNOOB (GB) Chris Waller Craig Newitt 10 53.5kg 104
7 16113×8821 SACRED MASTER (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 12 53kg 103
8 1122×61531 ALLERGIC John O’Shea Michael Dee (a) 2 51.5kg 100
9 89×5676414 SENSE OF OCCASION Kris Lees Corey Brown 13 51kg 96
10 9x603D1665 AMEXED (NZ) Tony Gollan Johan Victoire 11 51kg 93
11 46x3269x22 DEE I CEE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Kerrin McEvoy 7 51kg 92
12 146×51111 ANTONIO GIUSEPPE (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 5 51kg 78
13 1399550690 QUARTERMASTER Paul Perry Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 51kg 63

As soon as it becomes available, the 2015 Metropolitan Handicap field will be published here.

2016 Metropolitan Handicap Nominations & Weights

The 2016 Metropolitan Handicap nominations were released at the same time as those for the Epsom Handicap and Spring Champion Stakes on Monday, August 24th. Included in the 2015 Metropolitan Handicap nominations are some outstanding horses, such as Brigantin, Destiny’s Kiss, and Masked Marvel. The 2015 Metropolitan Handicap nominations feature quite a few foreign raiders.

The 2016 Metropolitan Handicap nominations will be published below.