Epsom Handicap

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Epsom Handicap
Group 1 race
Amounis 1930 VATC Futurity Stakes Jockey Harold Jones Trainer Frank McGrath.jpg
Amounis, 1926 & 1928 winner
LocationRandwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia
Inaugurated1865
Race typeThoroughbred - flat
SponsorTAB (2018)
Race information
Distance1,600 metres
SurfaceTurf
TrackRight-handed
QualificationHorses three years old and older
WeightHandicap
PurseA$1,000,000 (2018)
BonusesWinner exemption from a ballot on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Epsom Handicap is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for horses three years old and older, under handicap conditions over a distance of 1,600 metres at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia in early October.[1] Prize money is A$1,000,000.

History[edit]

In 1897 Jim McHugh weighing 4 stone 4 pounds (27 kg) and aged 11 years and 4 months was having his second race ride ever, on Robin Hood in the Epsom Handicap and won the race.[2]

Jockey, Donald Nicolson won the race in succession five times from 1880 to 1884 and came fifth in 1885, he was killed a few weeks later when his mount fell in the 1885 Caulfield Cup.[3]

It is one of the major races of the ATC Spring Carnival. Many great milers have won the race, including Chatham, Gunsynd, and Super Impose, who was also a dual winner of the autumn equivalent, the Doncaster Handicap.

Name[edit]

Gold Rod, 1937 winner

The race was named after the famous Epsom Downs Racecourse in the South of England where the classic three-year-old Epsom Derby has been contested since 1780.[1]

Grade[edit]

  • 1865–1978 - Principle Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Distance[edit]

  • 1865–1878 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1879–1884 - 1​18 miles (~1800 metres)
  • 1885–1971 - 1 mile (~1600 metres)
  • 1972–2000 – 1600 metres
  • 2001 – 1400 metres (run at Randwick's inner course known as the Kensington)
  • 2002 onwards - 1600 metres

Venue[edit]

1954 racebook[edit]

Winners[edit]

  • 2018 - Hartnell[4]
  • 2017 - Happy Clapper[5]
  • 2016 - Hauraki[6]
  • 2015 - Winx[7]
  • 2014 - He's Your Man[8]
  • 2013 - Boban[9]
  • 2012 - Fat Al[10]
  • 2011 - Secret Admirer[11]
  • 2010 - Captain Sonador[12]
  • 2009 - Rock Kingdom[13]
  • 2008 - Theseo[14]
  • 2007 - ‡race not held
  • 2006 - Racing To Win[15]
  • 2005 - Desert War[16]
  • 2004 - Desert War[17]
  • 2003 - Clangalang[18]
  • 2002 - Excellerator[19]
  • 2001 - Final Fantasy[20]
  • 2000 - Shogun Lodge[21]
  • 1999 - Allez Suez[22]
  • 1998 - Dodge[23]
  • 1997 - Iron Horse[24]
  • 1996 - Filante[25]
  • 1995 - Nick's Joy[26]
  • 1994 - Navy Seal[27]
  • 1993 - Golden Sword[28]
  • 1992 - Kinjite[29]
  • 1991 - Super Impose[30]
  • 1990 - Super Impose[31]
  • 1989 - From The Planet[32]
  • 1988 - Regal Native[33]
  • 1987 - Sound Horizon[34]
  • 1986 - Chanteclair[35]
  • 1985 - Magnitude[36]
  • 1984 - Riverdale[37]
  • 1983 - Cool River[38]
  • 1982 - Dalmacia
  • 1981 - Gold Circle
  • 1980 - Bold Diplomat
  • 1979 - Imposing
  • 1978 - Leonotis
  • 1977 - Raffindale
  • 1976 - La Neige
  • 1975 - Authentic Heir
  • 1974 - Citadel
  • 1973 - Lord Nelson
  • 1972 - Triton
  • 1971 - Gunsynd
  • 1970 - Ricochet
  • 1969 - Broker's Tip
  • 1968 - Speed Of Sound
  • 1967 - Cabochon
  • 1966 - Chantal
  • 1965 - Even Better
  • 1964 - Toi Port
  • 1963 - Toi Port
  • 1962 - Rochdale
  • 1961 - Sky High
  • 1960 - Ma Cherie
  • 1959 - Noholme
  • 1958 - Turkestan
  • 1957 - Timor
  • 1956 - Knave
  • 1955 - Hans
  • 1954 - Connaught
  • 1953 - Silver Phantom
  • 1952 - High Law
  • 1951 - Davey Jones
  • 1950 - Achilles
  • 1949 - Denali
  • 1948 - De La Salle
  • 1947 - Titanic
  • 1946 - Blue Legend
  • 1945 - Shannon
  • 1944 - Modulation
  • 1943 - Kiaree
  • 1942 - Freckles
  • 1941 - Rimveil
  • 1940 - High Caste
  • 1939 - Geebung
  • 1938 - King's Head
  • 1937 - Gold Rod
  • 1936 - Capris
  • 1935 - Synagogue
  • 1934 - Silver Ring
  • 1933 - Chatham
  • 1932 - Chatham
  • 1931 - Autopay
  • 1930 - Cathmar
  • 1929 - Nightmarch
  • 1928 - Amounis
  • 1927 - Vaals
  • 1926 - Amounis
  • 1925 - †Boaster / Metellus
  • 1924 - Blackadder
  • 1923 - Claro
  • 1922 - Rostrum
  • 1921 - Beauford
  • 1920 - Greenstead
  • 1919 - Wolaroi
  • 1918 - Rebus
  • 1917 - Satin Bird
  • 1916 - Panacre
  • 1915 - Woorak
  • 1914 - Portrush
  • 1913 - Aleconner
  • 1912 - Hartfell
  • 1911 - Volsloane
  • 1910 - Silver Hampton
  • 1909 - Hyman
  • 1908 - Melodrama
  • 1907 - Melodrama
  • 1906 - Maximize
  • 1905 - Sleeper
  • 1904 - Contest
  • 1903 - Famous
  • 1902 - Air Motor
  • 1901 - Sequence
  • 1900 - Ampier
  • 1899 - Djin Djin
  • 1898 - Alemene
  • 1897 - Robin Hood
  • 1896 - Steward
  • 1895 - Hopscotch
  • 1894 - Uabba
  • 1893 - Brockleigh
  • 1892 - Daredevil
  • 1891 - Marvel
  • 1890 - Bungebah
  • 1889 - Novice
  • 1888 - Stockwell
  • 1887 - Phaon
  • 1886 - Zeno
  • 1885 - Folly
  • 1884 - Espiegle
  • 1883 - Masquerade
  • 1882 - Masquerade
  • 1881 - Waxy
  • 1880 - Master Avenel
  • 1879 - Sweetmeat
  • 1878 - Viscount
  • 1877 - Eva
  • 1876 - Malta
  • 1875 - Evangeline
  • 1874 - Westminster
  • 1873 - †Atalanta / Kingfisher
  • 1872 - The Count
  • 1871 - Captain Cook
  • 1870 - Deceptive
  • 1869 - Circassian
  • 1868 - Phoebe
  • 1867 - Birmingham
  • 1866 - Rapidan
  • 1865 - Dundee

† Dead heat
‡ Not held because of outbreak of equine influenza[39]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Winners and Past Results for Epsom Handicap". Progroup Racing (Australia). 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.
  2. ^ Young, Craig (3 October 1997). "Family steeped in fine tradition". Sydney Morning Herald / racingsaddles.com.au. Racing Saddles. Retrieved 16 September 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Facts about the Epsom". racingandsports.com.au. 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  4. ^ "2018 Result – TAB Epsom Handicap (held 29 September 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ "2017 Result – TAB Epsom Hcp (held 30 September 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "2016 Result – TAB Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. ^ "2015 Result – The Star 150th Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  8. ^ "2014 Result – The Star Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  9. ^ "2013 Result – The Star Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  10. ^ "2012 Result – The Star Epsom Hcp (held 6 October 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  11. ^ "2011 Result – Racingnetwork.Com.Au Epsom (held 1 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  12. ^ "2010 Result – Telstra T-Box Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  13. ^ "2009 Result – Arrowfield Stud Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  14. ^ "2008 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  15. ^ "2006 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 7 October 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  16. ^ "2005 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  17. ^ "2004 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  18. ^ "2003 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  19. ^ "2002 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  20. ^ "2001 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 29 September 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  21. ^ "2000 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  22. ^ "1999 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  23. ^ "1998 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  24. ^ "1997 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  25. ^ "1996 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  26. ^ "1995 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 30 September 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  27. ^ "1994 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  28. ^ "1993 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  29. ^ "1992 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  30. ^ "1991 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  31. ^ "1990 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 29 September 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  32. ^ "1989 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 30 September 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  33. ^ "1988 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  34. ^ "1987 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  35. ^ "1986 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  36. ^ "1985 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  37. ^ "1984 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 29 September 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  38. ^ "1983 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  39. ^ "Carnival may be delayed". The Age, Melbourne. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2014.