Epsom Handicap

The Epsom Handicap is the leading event of the Sydney Spring Carnival, with an open handicap and a one million dollar prize purse, this event attracts some of Australia’s finest at running the full mile.

The Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) is the spring equivalent of Sydney’s iconic Doncaster Mile held in the autumn and has been won by plenty of turf greats including Chatham (1932, 1933), Sky High (1961), Imposing (1979), Super Impose (1990, 1991) and the mighty mare Winx (2015).

If you’re looking for a lead in to this race, then some good races to pay attention to include the George Main Stakes, the Shannon Stakes, the Tramway Stakes and Theo Marks Stakes.

Epsom Handicap 2020 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, 3rd of October, 2020 
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Class: Handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds and over
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $1,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1865

Epsom Handicap 2020 Betting

How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Epsom Handicap

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Epsom Handicap
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Epsom Handicap.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Epsom Handicap. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Epsom Handicap, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Epsom Handicap, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Epsom Handicap to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Epsom Handicap to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Epsom Handicap to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Epsom Handicap, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Epsom Handicap In 2020

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Epsom Handicap 2020 Odds

Early market odds for the Epsom Handicap 2020 will be displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can find them here.

which horse will win the epsom handicap in 2020

When deciding on which horse will win the Epsom Handicap there are a number of key factors to consider including their lead-up form, barrier draw and ability over the mile.

Other things to look at when picking the Epsom Handicap winner include:

  • Out Wide – Plenty of recent Epsom Handicap winners have jumped from a double-digit barrier.
  • Waller Factor – Trainer Chris Waller has an outstanding record in the past decade.

Epsom Handicap favourites 2020

The early Epsom Handicap favourites for 2020 will be detailed right here closer to race day.

From 2010-19 just two horses at double-figures in Epsom Handicap betting have won the race and the last favourite to salute was Kolding ($5.50 in 2019).

Epsom Handicap FielD 2020

The official Epsom Handicap 2020 field and barriers are released the week of the race and will be available right here.

Epsom Handicap 2020 Tips

Favourite: TBD.

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD.

Check in with Jared Timms and our expert tipsters for the latest info right here during the week that the Epsom Handicap takes place.

Epsom Handicap 2020 RAce day

Race day takes place on Saturday October 3 and features a triple shot of Group 1 racing action. Along with the Epsom Handicap the other key features running at Royal Randwick that day are the:

Epsom Handicap 2020 barrier draw

The official Epsom Handicap 2020 barrier draw is conducted the Wednesday of race week and will be available in our above Epsom Handicap field section. 

Epsom Handicap 2020 Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM, Monday the the 27th of September, 2020. 

Epsom Handicap 2020 Weights

The race is run with a handicap. The lowest handicap weight is 54 kg, though three year olds can weigh as low as 48 kg. Final weights will be declared by 4 PM on the Tuesday leading-up to Epsom Handicap Day. 

Epsom Handicap 2020 Acceptances

Epsom Handicap 2020 acceptances close on the Wednesday of race week and will be available in our above Epsom Handicap field section.

Epsom Handicap 2020 Jockeys

Riders must be declared for the Espom Handicap following the final acceptances the week of the race with the full list of Epsom Handicap jockeys to be published in our above field section.

Epsom Handicap 2020 Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 3rd of October, 2020. 

Epsom Handicap 2020 Prize MONEY

The total prize purse is $1,000,000 – distributed to places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $580,000
2nd $188,000
3rd $98,500
4th $44,500
5th $19,000
6th $10,000
7th $10,000
8th $10,000
9th $10,000
10th $10,000

Epsom Handicap Race Number

The Epsom Handicap is likely to run as Race 7 on Saturday October 3, 2020. There are nine races in total held at Royal Randwick on Epsom HAndicap Day. 

Epsom Handicap 2020 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2020’s Epsom Handicap has been released.

Epsom Handicap Winners (Past Results)

Year Winner Jockey Weight (kg) Time
2019 Kolding G. Boss 50.5 1:34.8
2018 Hartnell H. Bowman 57 1:32.73
2017 Happy Clapper B. Shinn 57 1:33.17
2016 Hauraki J. B McDonald 56 1:33.87
2015 Winx H. Bowman 57 1:34.58
2014 He’s Your Man J. Moreira 52.5 1:33.34
2013 Boban G. Schofield 53 1:34.43
2012 Fat Al T. Berry 52 1:34.56
2011 Secret Admirer B. Avdulla 52.5 1:35.59
2010 Captain Sonador G. Boss 52 1:34.12
2009 Rock Kingdom B. Shinn 54 1:38.65
2008 Theseo Z. Purton 51.5 1:36.28
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Racing To Win G. Boss 57 1:35.06
2005 Desert War L. Cassidy 56.5 1:34.51
2004 Desert War S. Seamer 50.5 1:37.23
2003 Clangalang C. Brown 56 1:35.22
2002 Excellerator J. Cassidy 53 1:35.46
2001 Final Fantasy M. de Montfort 53.5 1:22.45
2000 Shogun Lodge G. Boss 56 1:33.50
1999 Allez Suez J. Marshall 50.5 1:33.67
1998 Dodge L. Cassidy 53.5 1:34.00
1997 Iron Horse C. Munce 54.5 1:33.46
1996 Filante B. York 57 1:33.31
1995 Nick’s Joy C. Munce 50.5 1:34.91
1994 Navy Seal D. Beadman 51 1:34.89
1993 Golden Sword L. Cassidy 51.5 1:35.40
1992 Kinjite L. Dittman 55 1:34.10
1991 Super Impose D. Beadman 61 1:34.70
1990 Super Impose D. Gauci 58.5 1:36.10
1989 From The Planet G. Cooksley 53 1:34.50
1988 Regal Native D. Beadman 50 1:34.80
1987 Sound Horizon L. Olsen 51.5 1:35.20
1986 Chanteclair M. de Montfort 53.5 1:34.90
1985 Magnitude M. Johnston 54 1:35.30
1984 Riverdale N. Barker 52 1:35.50
1983 Cool River J. Marshall 49 1:35.70
1982 Dalmacia R. Quinton 52.5 1:36.00
1981 Gold Circle W. Harris 53 1:35.00
1980 Bold Diplomat M. Johnston 51 1:34.40
1979 Imposing M. Johnston 54.5 1:35.00
1978 Leontis G. Cook 52 1:38.20
1977 Raffindale J. Letts 54.5 1:33.80
1976 La Neige A. Matthews 50.5 1:37.10
1975 Authentic Heir W. Camer 48.5 1:36.00
1974 Citadel S. Spinks 53.5 1:36.30
1973 Lord Nelson N. Voigt 56.5 1:35.10
1972 Triton L. Olsen 59.5 1:37.20
1971 Gunsynd K. Langby 8 10 1:35.80
1970 Ricochet D. Lake 8 0 1:36.10
1969 Broker’s Tip R. McCarthy 8 0 1:37.90
1968 Speed Of Sound K. Langby 8 7 1:35.70
1967 Cabochon D. Lake 8 0 1:34.40
1966 Chantal G. Moore 8 4 1:35.30
1965 Even Better G. Podmore 7 13 1:35.10
1964 Toi Port D. Lake 8 6 1:36.80
1963 Toi Port F. Treen 7 7 1:35.30
1962 Rochdale A. Mulley 9 1 1:35.80
1961 Sky High G. Moore 9 2 1:34.30
1960 Ma Cherie D. Weir 8 2 1:35.10
1959 Noholme N. Sellwood 7 8 1:34.90
1958 Turkestan M. Schumacher 8 0 1:36.00
1957 Timor R. Maddock 8 0 1:35.50
1956 Knave N. Sellwood 8 13 1:35.10
1955 Hans E. Lee 7 8 1:36.50
1954 Connaught W. Williamson 8 1 1:36.00
1953 Silver Phantom N. Sellwood 7 10 1:34.25
1952 High Law A. Mulley 7 12 1:43.00
1951 Davey Jones W. Williamson 8 12 1:37.00
1950 Achilles W. Williamson 9 2 1:36.50
1949 Denali A. Breasley 8 5 1:37.75
1948 De La Salle J. Thompson 7 13 1:36.50
1947 Titanic N. Sellwood 7 5 1:36.75
1946 Blue Legend E. Fordyce 8 9 1:36.25
1945 Shannon D. Munro 8 10 1:36.25
1944 Modulation D. Munro 8 8 1:36.50
1943 Kiaree N. McGrowdie 7 7 1:37.50
1942 Freckles J. Thompson 7 12 1:36.00
1941 Rimveil H. Badger 9 2 1:36.00
1940 High Caste E. Bartle 9 5 1:35.75
1939 Geebung H. Badger 7 10 1:37.75
1938 King’s Head F. Shean 9 4 1:36.00
1937 Gold Rod M. McCarten 9 3 1:40.25
1936 Capris S. Cracknell 7 12 1:36.50
1935 Synagogue K. Voitre 8 11 1:37.00
1934 Silver Ring J. Munro 9 6 1:36.75
1933 Chatham J. Pike 9 10 1:38.00
1932 Chatham J. Pike 8 13 1:37.00
1931 Autopay M. McCarten 8 6 1:37.00
1930 Cathmar A. Reed 7 12 1:37.50