The Metropolitan Randwick
The Metropolitan at Randwick is a must-see staying race during the Sydney Spring Carnival (Getty Images)

2020 Metropolitan Tips, Betting Predictions & Best Bookmaker Sites

The Metropolitan has been won by some of Australia's best middle-distance thoroughbreds and it's a quality race.

Held at Randwick during the Sydney Spring Carnival, The Metropolitan attracts horses looking to gain starts in the Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup, which makes it such an interesting race.

2020 Metropolitan Betting Tips

We have 2020 Metropolitan Tips & Betting Predictions available for the feature at Randwick.

There are many top-quality stayers in the betting market, so look to see which value runner we have on top this year.

The Metropolitan Info

  • DateSat 02 Oct, 2021
  • Race Time05:00
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance2400 metres
  • Conditions3yo&up Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$750,000

The Metropolitan Bookmaker Offers

The Metropolitan is one of Sydney's best spring races which means the bookmakers come thick and fast when it comes to promotions on the big race.

Our bookmakers offer The Metropolitan offers.

2019 Metropolitan Field, Barrier Draw & Odds

1Shraaoh5C WallerH Bowman23.00
2Gallic Chieftain15A AlexanderT Berry13.00
3Grey Lion17M SmithB Allen19.00
4Neufosc1Lindsay ParkN Rawiller10.00
5Stampede8Waterhouse/BottA Hyeronimus8.00
6Wu Gok14C WallerJ McDonald17.00
7Big Duke10K LeesJ Collett15.00
8Come Play With Me3C WallerB Avdulla10.00
9Patrick Erin12C WallerG Schofield126.00
10Haripour16C WallerJ Ford31.00
11Sir Charles Road9O'Sullivan/ScottA Adkins19.00
12Brimham Rocks4C WallerK McEvoy5.50
13Hush Writer7Waterhouse/BottT Clark8.50
14Attention Run11K LeesA Gibbons19.00
15Scarlet Dream2M NewnhamR Dolan6.00
16Supernova13Team HawkesD Holland13.00
17The Good Fight6S RitchieM Dee41.00

Metropolitan History

One of Australia’s more time-honoured races, The Metropolitan was first run in 1863. It has remained as one of Australia’s biggest staying races. 

Regno took out the first edition of The Metropolitan in 1863 and since then some of Australia’s biggest thoroughbred names have etched their name on the trophy.

Ming Dynasty, Redcraze and Beau Vite were all champions and helped pave the way for more champion winners.

2005 winner Railings and 2006 winner Tawqeet completed The Metropolitan/Caulfield Cup double, but it's not as common in modern racing.

The Metropolitan Past Winners

2019Come Play With Me
2018Patrick Erin
2016Sir John Hawkwood
2015Magic Hurricane
2012Glencadem Gold
2011The Verminator
2010Herculian Prince
2009Speed Gifted
2007No race held*
2004County Tyrone
2002Victory Smile
2001Dress Circle
2000Coco Cabanna

The Metropolitan Live Streaming

Many bookmakers offer Epsom Handicap live streaming, including bet365 and BetEasy.

Depending on where you live will depend on which bookmaker you can use. But check them out and you'll be watching the race live before you know.

The Metropolitan Race Day Schedule

The Metropolitan is one of 9 quality betting races, which also includes the Premiere Stakes, Epsom Handicap and Flight Stakes.

It’s one of the best betting meetings of the year in Sydney. 

  • Race 1: Gimcrack Stakes 
  • Race 2: Breeders’ Plate 
  • Race 3: Dulcify Quality 
  • Race 4: Hill Stakes 
  • Race 5: Premiere Stakes 
  • Race 6: Flight Stakes 
  • Race 7: Epsom Handicap 
  • Race 8: The Metropolitan 
  • Race 9: Rating 88

The Metropolitan FAQ

When is the 2020 Metropolitan?

The 2020 Metropolitan is run on Saturday October 4, 2020. It's one of three Group 1 races held on the October 5 card at Randwick.

What time is the 2019 Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan is scheduled to run at 06:45 GMT or 5:45pm local Australian time.

Where is the Metropolitan run?

The Metropolitan is run at Randwick, Sydney, Australia. Randwick is the home to many of Sydney's top Group 1 races.

Who is the favourite for the 2019 Metropolitan?

The Chris Waller-trained Brimham Rocks is the current favourite for the 2019 Metropolitan. Close-up in the betting are the likes of Stampede and Hush Writer.

What distance is the Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan runs over 2400m (12 furlongs) and is one of Sydney's longest staying races during the carnival.

What is the Metropolitan worth?

A total prize pool of $750,000 is on offer for the Metropolitan. 1st = $430,500, 2nd = $141,000, 3rd = $74,250, 4th = $33,375, 5th = $18,375.