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

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 Nicholson 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

High Caste, 1940 winner.
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

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

Distance

  • 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

1954 racebook

Winners

  • 2019 - Kolding[4]
  • 2018 - Hartnell[5]
  • 2017 - Happy Clapper[6]
  • 2016 - Hauraki[7]
  • 2015 - Winx[8]
  • 2014 - He's Your Man[9]
  • 2013 - Boban[10]
  • 2012 - Fat Al[11]
  • 2011 - Secret Admirer[12]
  • 2010 - Captain Sonador[13]
  • 2009 - Rock Kingdom[14]
  • 2008 - Theseo[15]
  • 2007 - ‡race not held
  • 2006 - Racing To Win[16]
  • 2005 - Desert War[17]
  • 2004 - Desert War[18]
  • 2003 - Clangalang[19]
  • 2002 - Excellerator[20]
  • 2001 - Final Fantasy[21]
  • 2000 - Shogun Lodge[22]
  • 1999 - Allez Suez[23]
  • 1998 - Dodge[24]
  • 1997 - Iron Horse[25]
  • 1996 - Filante[26]
  • 1995 - Nick's Joy[27]
  • 1994 - Navy Seal[28]
  • 1993 - Golden Sword[29]
  • 1992 - Kinjite[30]
  • 1991 - Super Impose[31]
  • 1990 - Super Impose[32]
  • 1989 - From The Planet[33]
  • 1988 - Regal Native[34]
  • 1987 - Sound Horizon[35]
  • 1986 - Chanteclair[36]
  • 1985 - Magnitude[37]
  • 1984 - Riverdale[38]
  • 1983 - Cool River[39]
  • 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[40]

See also

References

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  2. ^ Young, Craig (3 October 1997). "Family steeped in fine tradition". Sydney Morning Herald / racingsaddles.com.au. Racing Saddles. Archived from the original on 30 September 2010. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Facts about the Epsom". racingandsports.com.au. 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  4. ^ "2019 Result – TAB Epsom Handicap (held 5 October 2019)". breednet.com. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  5. ^ "2018 Result – TAB Epsom Handicap (held 29 September 2018)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ "2017 Result – TAB Epsom Hcp (held 30 September 2017)". breednet.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  7. ^ "2016 Result – TAB Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  8. ^ "2015 Result – The Star 150th Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  9. ^ "2014 Result – The Star Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  10. ^ "2013 Result – The Star Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  11. ^ "2012 Result – The Star Epsom Hcp (held 6 October 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  12. ^ "2011 Result – Racingnetwork.Com.Au Epsom (held 1 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  13. ^ "2010 Result – Telstra T-Box Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  14. ^ "2009 Result – Arrowfield Stud Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
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  16. ^ "2006 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 7 October 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  17. ^ "2005 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  18. ^ "2004 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  19. ^ "2003 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  20. ^ "2002 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  21. ^ "2001 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 29 September 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  22. ^ "2000 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  23. ^ "1999 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  24. ^ "1998 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  25. ^ "1997 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  26. ^ "1996 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  27. ^ "1995 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 30 September 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  28. ^ "1994 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  29. ^ "1993 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 2 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  30. ^ "1992 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  31. ^ "1991 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  32. ^ "1990 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 29 September 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  33. ^ "1989 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 30 September 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  34. ^ "1988 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  35. ^ "1987 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 3 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  36. ^ "1986 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 4 October 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  37. ^ "1985 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 5 October 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  38. ^ "1984 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 29 September 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  39. ^ "1983 Result – Epsom Hcp (held 1 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  40. ^ "Carnival may be delayed". The Age, Melbourne. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2014.