The Metropolitan (ATC)

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This article is about an Australian horse race. For the American horse race, see Metropolitan Handicap.
The Metropolitan
Group 1 race
Denis Boy 1931 VATC Caulfield Cup Jockey Andy Knox Trainer Frank McGrath.jpg
Denis Boy, 1932 winner
Location Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia
Inaugurated 1863
Race type Thoroughbred - flat
Sponsor McGrath Estate Agents (2016)
Race information
Distance 2,400 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification Horses three years old and older
Weight Handicap
Purse A$750,000 (2016)
Bonuses Winner exemption from a ballot on the Queen Elizabeth Stakes

The Metropolitan is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race held under open handicap conditions, for horses aged three years old and older, over a distance of 2,400 metres at Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, Australia in early October.[1] The total prize money for this race is A$750,000.

History[edit]

The race when first run in 1863 was known as the Great Metropolitan Stakes.[2] It is one of the main races in the Sydney Spring Carnival held in early October at Randwick Racecourse, along with the Epsom Handicap.[1] Many great household names have won this race, but none have won the treble of The Metropolitan, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup. Prior to 2004 the race was run on the first Monday in October, the Labour Day holiday.

Name[edit]

  • 1863–1888 - Great Metropolitan Stakes
  • 1889–1897 - Metropolitan Stakes
  • 1898–1978 - Metropolitan Handicap
  • 1979 onwards - The Metropolitan

Grade[edit]

  • 1863–1978 - Principle Race
  • 1979 onwards - Group 1

Distance[edit]

  • 1863–1891 - 2 miles (~3200 metres)
  • 1891–1919 - 112 miles (~2400 metres)
  • 1920–1971 - 158 miles (~2600 metres)
  • 1972–1982 - 2600 metres
  • 1983 - 2400 metres
  • 1984–2000 - 2600 metres
  • 2001 onwards - 2400 metres

Venue[edit]

The race has been the major long distance event in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and has been run at Randwick Racecourse, with one exception in 1983 when the race was run at Warwick Farm Racecourse.[3]

Winners[edit]

  • 2016 - Sir John Hawkwood[4]
  • 2015 - Magic Hurricane[5]
  • 2014 - Opinion[6]
  • 2013 - Seville[7]
  • 2012 - Glencadam Gold[8]
  • 2011 - The Verminator[9]
  • 2010 - Herculian Prince[10]
  • 2009 - Speed Gifted[11]
  • 2008 - Newport[12]
  • 2007 - †race not held
  • 2006 - Tawqeet[13]
  • 2005 - Railings[14]
  • 2004 - County Tyrone[15]
  • 2003 - Bedouin[16]
  • 2002 - Victory Smile[17]
  • 2001 - Dress Circle[18]
  • 2000 - Coco Cobanna[19]
  • 1999 - Vita Man[20]
  • 1998 - In Joyment[21]
  • 1997 - Heart Ruler[22]
  • 1996 - Hula Flight[23]
  • 1995 - Electronic[24]
  • 1994 - Glastonbury[25]
  • 1993 - Zamination[26]
  • 1992 - Te Akau Nick[27]
  • 1991 - Lord Revenir[28]
  • 1990 - Donegal Mist[29]
  • 1989 - Hunter[30]
  • 1988 - Natski[31]
  • 1987 - Balciano[32]
  • 1986 - Born To Be Queen[33]
  • 1985 - Spritely Native[34]
  • 1984 - Hayai[35]
  • 1983 - Hayai[36]
  • 1982 - Nicholas John
  • 1981 - Belmura Lad
  • 1980 - Brindisi
  • 1979 - Earthquake McGoon
  • 1978 - Ming Dynasty
  • 1977 - Sir Serene
  • 1976 - Battle Heights
  • 1975 - Bon Teint
  • 1974 - Passetreul
  • 1973 - Analie
  • 1972 - Altai Khan
  • 1971 - Oncidon
  • 1970 - Tails
  • 1969 - Tails
  • 1968 - Wiedersehen
  • 1967 - General Command
  • 1966 - Duo
  • 1965 - Striking Force
  • 1964 - Piper's Son
  • 1963 - Galerus
  • 1962 - The Dip
  • 1961 - Waipari
  • 1960 - Red Wind
  • 1959 - Macdougal
  • 1958 - Monte Carlo
  • 1957 - Straight Draw
  • 1956 - Redcraze
  • 1955 - Beaupa
  • 1954 - Commodore
  • 1953 - Carioca
  • 1952 - Dalray
  • 1951 - Delta
  • 1950 - Conductor
  • 1949 - Count Cyrano
  • 1948 - Buonarroti Boy
  • 1947 - Murray Stream
  • 1946 - Cordale
  • 1945 - Murray Stream
  • 1944 - Nightbeam
  • 1943 - Main Topic
  • 1942 - Grand Fils
  • 1941 - Dashing Cavalier
  • 1940 - Beau Vite
  • 1939 - Feminist
  • 1938 - Royal Chief
  • 1937 - Sir Regent
  • 1936 - Young Crusader
  • 1935 - Oro
  • 1934 - Waikare
  • 1933 - Regal Son
  • 1932 - Denis Boy
  • 1931 - Strength
  • 1930 - Cragford
  • 1929 - Loquacious
  • 1928 - Jocelyn
  • 1927 - Murillo
  • 1926 - Star Stranger
  • 1925 - Bard Of Avon
  • 1924 - Polycletan
  • 1923 - Sir Andrew
  • 1922 - Speciality
  • 1921 - Laddie Blue
  • 1920 - Pershore
  • 1919 - Rebus
  • 1918 - Kennaquhair
  • 1917 - Cagou
  • 1916 - Quinologist
  • 1915 - St. Carwyne
  • 1914 - St. Spasa
  • 1913 - Cagou
  • 1912 - Duke Foote
  • 1911 - Malt King
  • 1910 - Eric
  • 1909 - Maltine
  • 1908 - Mooltan
  • 1907 - Mooltan
  • 1906 - Solution (NZ)
  • 1905 - Maniapoto
  • 1904 - Alias
  • 1903 - Marvel Loch
  • 1902 - Queen Of Sheba
  • 1901 - San Fran
  • 1900 - Reviver
  • 1899 - Cremona
  • 1898 - Cravat
  • 1897 - Survivor
  • 1896 - The Skipper
  • 1895 - Nobleman
  • 1894 - Projectile
  • 1893 - Paris
  • 1892 - Althotas
  • 1891 - Yowi
  • 1890 - Little Bernie
  • 1889 - Abercorn
  • 1888 - Lamond
  • 1887 - Cardigan
  • 1886 - The Bohemian
  • 1885 - Acolyte
  • 1884 - Sir Modred
  • 1883 - The Gem
  • 1882 - Masquerade
  • 1881 - Hesperian
  • 1880 - The Pontiff
  • 1879 - Secundus
  • 1878 - Democrat
  • 1877 - Amendment
  • 1876 - Nemesis
  • 1875 - Goldsbrough
  • 1874 - Sterling
  • 1873 - Horatio
  • 1872 - Dagworth
  • 1871 - Rosebud
  • 1870 - Croydon
  • 1869 - Circassian
  • 1868 - The Barb
  • 1867 - Tim Whiffler
  • 1866 - Bylong
  • 1865 - Volunteer
  • 1864 - Tarragon
  • 1863 - Regno

† Not held because of outbreak of equine influenza[37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Metropolitan Handicap". www.progroupracing.com.au. 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "AJC Metropolitan Handicap (winners from 1866-2000)". Beijing Jockey Club (in Chinese). China Stud Book. 2000. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Handicap History". racingandsports.com.au. 2004. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "2016 Result – McGrath Agents Metropolitan (held 1 October 2016)". breednet.com. Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Result – McGrath Agents Metropolitan (held 3 October 2015)". breednet.com. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "2014 Result – The Metropolitan (held 4 October 2014)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013 Result – The Metropolitan (held 5 October 2013)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "2012 Result – McGrath - The Metropolitan (held 6 October 2012)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "2011 Result – The Big 6 Metropolitan (held 1 October 2011)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "2010 Result – Daily Telegraph Metropolitan (held 2 October 2010)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "2009 Result – The Metropolitan (held 3 October 2009)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "2008 Result – The Metropolitan (held 4 October 2008)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "2006 Result – The Metropolitan (held 7 October 2006)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "2005 Result – The Metropolitan (held 1 October 2005)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  15. ^ "2004 Result – The Metropolitan (held 2 October 2004)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  16. ^ "2003 Result – The Metropolitan (held 6 October 2003)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "2002 Result – The Metropolitan (held 7 October 2002)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  18. ^ "2001 Result – The Metropolitan (held 29 September 2001)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  19. ^ "2000 Result – The Metropolitan (held 7 October 2000)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  20. ^ "1999 Result – The Metropolitan (held 4 October 1999)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  21. ^ "1998 Result – The Metropolitan (held 5 October 1998)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  22. ^ "1997 Result – The Metropolitan (held 6 October 1997)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  23. ^ "1996 Result – The Metropolitan (held 7 October 1996)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  24. ^ "1995 Result – The Metropolitan (held 2 October 1995)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  25. ^ "1994 Result – The Metropolitan (held 3 October 1994)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  26. ^ "1993 Result – The Metropolitan (held 4 October 1993)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  27. ^ "1992 Result – The Metropolitan (held 5 October 1992)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  28. ^ "1991 Result – The Metropolitan (held 7 October 1991)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  29. ^ "1990 Result – The Metropolitan (held 1 October 1990)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  30. ^ "1989 Result – The Metropolitan (held 2 October 1989)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  31. ^ "1988 Result – The Metropolitan (held 3 October 1988)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  32. ^ "1987 Result – The Metropolitan (held 5 October 1987)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  33. ^ "1986 Result – The Metropolitan (held 6 October 1986)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  34. ^ "1985 Result – The Metropolitan (held 7 October 1985)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  35. ^ "1984 Result – The Metropolitan (held 1 October 1984)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  36. ^ "1983 Result – The Metropolitan (held 3 October 1983)". breednet.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015. 
  37. ^ "Carnival may be delayed". The Age, Melbourne. 25 August 2007. Retrieved 30 September 2014.