Epsom Handicap

Looking for early info on this year’s Epsom Handicap? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.

The Epsom Handicap is one of the premier features of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the mile classic taking place at Royal Randwick in early October. 

The event has been run and won since 1865 and currently offers $1.5 million in prize money after having stakes boosted by $500,000 in 2021.

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) who was the last horse to do the Epsom Handicap – Cox Plate double.

Good lead-up races into the Epsom Handicap field including the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) and the Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m). Racing To Win (2006) was the last miler to do the George Main Stakes – Epsom double, while in 2020 Kiwi-trained mare Probabeel backed-up off a Bill Ritchie victory to take out the Epsom Handicap becoming the first New Zealand horse to win the latter since Magnitude (1985).

Epsom Handicap 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, 2nd of October, 2021
  • 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: $1,500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1865
  • 2021 Epsom Handicap Winner: Private Eye

epsom Handicap 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Epsom Handicap results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 2, 2021.

  1. #12 Private Eye
  2. #10 Aramayo
  3. #3 Dalasan

The Joe Pride-trained Private Eye ($11) dug deep to win the 2021 Epsom Handicap results ahead of the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle at the end of the month at Rosehill.

Epsom Handicap 2021 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on theEpsom Handicap, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

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 2021

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  1. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  2. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  3. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Epsom Handicap 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Epsom Handicap will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

which horse will win the epsom handicap in 2021

When deciding on which horse will win the Epsom Handicap in 2021 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 2021

The early Epsom Handicap favourites for 2021 include Rosehill Guineas winning colt Mounga and the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained light weight Riodini getting in on just 51.5kg.

From 2010-20 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 2021

The official Epsom Handicap 2021 field and barriers are released the week of the race and will be available right here.

The 2021 Epsom Handicap final field features 17 horses with the top fancies Mo’unga and Riodini both jumping out wide from gates 13 and 15 respectively.

Epsom Handicap 2021 Tips

Favourite: #9 Riodini ($4.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Mo’unga ($7 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #13 Atishu ($19 at time of publish)

Our exclusive 2021 Epsom Handicap tips will be made available above the week of the race and a complete betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 EPSOM HANDICAP PREVIEW & TIPS

Epsom Handicap 2021 RAce day

2021 Epsom Handicap Day takes place on Saturday October 2, 2021 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 2021 barrier draw

The official Epsom Handicap 2021 barrier draw is conducted the Tuesday of race week and will be available in our above Epsom Handicap Field section. 

Epsom Handicap 2021 Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM, Monday the the 6th of September, 2021. 

The 2021 Epsom Handicap nominations drew 90 entries including last year’s champion Probabeel, first-up Winx Stakes champion Mo’unga and Joe Pride’s recent Show County Quality winner Private Eye.

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 2021 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 and will be published in our above Epsom Handicap Field section.

2021 Epsom Handicap Top Weight:

  • #1 Mo’unga (57kg)

Epsom Handicap 2021 Acceptances

Epsom Handicap 2021 acceptances close on the Tuesday of race week – September 28th, 2021 – and will be available in our above Epsom Handicap Field section.

Epsom Handicap 2021 Jockeys

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

Epsom Handicap 2021 Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM, Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. 

Epsom Handicap 2021 Prize MONEY

The total prize purse is $1,500,000 – distributed to places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $870,000
2nd $285,000
3rd $145,000
4th $70,000
5th $35,000
6th $15,000
7th $15,000
8th $15,000
9th $10,000
10th $10,000

Epsom Handicap Race Number 2021

The 2021 Epsom Handicap is set to run as Randwick Race 8 at 4:05pm (AEST) on Saturday the 2nd of October, 2021. There are nine races in total held at Royal Randwick on Epsom Handicap Day. 

Epsom Handicap 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2021 Epsom Handicap Form Guide following final acceptances. 

CLICK HERE FOR OUR FULL 2021 EPSOM HANDICAP FORM GUIDE

Epsom Handicap Winners (Past Results)

A list of the past Epsom Handicap winners going back to 1930 can be found below.

Year Winner Jockey Weight (kg) Time
2021 Private Eye R. Bayliss 52.5 1:33.70
2020 Probabeel K. McEvoy 52.5 1:32.8
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