Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 Epsom Handicap. The race will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020, and will once again be the one of the biggest Group 1s of the Sydney Spring Carnival.

The $1 million race attracts the very best gallopers, The Epsom Handicap is one of the highlights of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival with the Group 1 race being one of the biggest betting races in the early parts of the spring.

We provide you with Epsom Handicap tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.

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Epsom Handicap


Date October 3, 2020
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $1,000,000
Age 3YO & Upwards


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m), keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

The Epsom Handicap can, and usually does, prove to be a real challenge when it comes to narrowing down the field to finding the winner.

The field has a maximum field size of 20 runners and more often than not the race does attract a full complement of runners – making it a tough race to analyse.

Our experts assess all the Epsom Handicap runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton provides his 2020 Epsom Handicap tips and selections following the barrier draw


We take a look at the winning trends of the Epsom Handicap and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.

Selections based on Epsom Handicap Trends will be available following the barrier draw.

Tipster Adam Cusworth provides his 2020 Epsom Handicap Trends.

Epsom Handicap 2020 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the Epsom Handicap will close at 11:00am on September 28, 2020.

To see the full list of 2020 Epsom Handicap Nominations click here

Epsom Handicap 2020 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field and barrier draw for the Epsom Handicap will be declared at 9:00am on September 30, 2020.

To see the 2020 Epsom Handicap field & barrier draw click here

2019 Epsom Handicap results & replay

1stKoldingGlen BossChris Waller1250.5kg$5.50
2ndTe Akau SharkJames McDonaldJamie Richards1554.5kg$5.50
3rdStar Of The SeasMichael DeeChris Waller1350kg$13
4thGem SongBrenton AvdullaKris Lees452kg$11

To see more Epsom Handicap results & replays click here


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2020 Epsom Handicap betting odds available in advance of the race. There will be plenty of movements in the betting markets in the days leading up to the race following the barrier draw. See the latest market below.

2020 Epsom Handicap Odds


The Epsom Handicap is a major drawcard during the Sydney Spring Carnival and is run at Randwick in early October each year.

The Epsom Handicap is a Group 1 race run over the famous 1600m and carries prizemoney of $1 million.

Read more about the History of the Epsom Handicap

Epsom Handicap Winners (Since 2000)

2019 Kolding
2018 Hartnell
2017 Happy Clapper
2016 Hauraki
2015 Winx
2014 He's Your Man
2013 Boban
2012 Fat Al
2011 Secret Admirer
2010 Captain Sonador
2009 Rock Kingdom
2008 Theseo
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Desert War
2004 Desert War
2003 Clangalang
2002 Excellerator
2001 Final Fantasy
2000 Shogun Lodge

TOP 5 Epsom Handicap Winners

See who made our list of Top 5 Epsom Handicap Winners


Originally known as the ‘Sandy Course,’ Randwick Racecourse was first used in 1833 where a private match race between two horses was held.

In 1840 the track was abandoned as a racecourse and used for training purposes before the Australian Jockey Club (AJC) moved its headquarters to Randwick and held a meeting in 1860.

The Queen Elizabeth II stand was opened to the public on August 4, 1969, and in 1992, Queen Elizabeth II visited Randwick and opened the new $30 million Paddock Grandstand.

The Australian Derby (2400m) remains one of the longest standing races to be held at Randwick after its inaugural running took place in 1861.

Royal Randwick Track Description

Randwick is the largest racetrack in New South Wales and all races are run in a clockwise direction. It is a sweeping track with a rise from the 300m mark to the winning post in the home straight.

As well as the main track, Randwick Racecourse contains a second track known as Kensington. Due to large rainfall in the area, Kensington has been reconstructed using the Strathayr racing surface which is similar to Moonee Valley.

Strathayr is a turf cover over a base of sand, this means it is a free draining track which can take a substantial amount of rain without affecting the rating