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.