THE METROPOLITAN 2020 RACE GUIDE
Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 The Metropolitan. The race will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020, and will once again be part of Super Saturday during the Sydney Spring Carnival.
A staying feature that is run under handicap conditions, The Metropolitan is one of three Group 1 races on the Royal Randwick program which is headlined by the $1 million Epsom Handicap (1600m) and Flight Stakes (1600m).
We provide you with The Metropolitan tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information.
2020 THE METROPOLITAN SCHEDULE 📅
|Date||October 3, 2020|
|Age||3YO & Upwards|
THE METROPOLITAN TIPS
When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m), keeping some important factors on your side can help you.
In The Metropolitan Handicap, only two last start winners have won the race in the last 15 years, namely Railings (2005) and Glencadam Gold (2012).
Bearing that in mind, the lead-up races to the big Group 1 prize have been a good guide to finding the winner – although not those who were victorious last time out.
Our experts assess all The Metropolitan 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 The Metropolitan tips and selections.
The Metropolitan WINNING TRENDS
We take a look at the winning trends of the The Metropolitan and try and identify winning patterns based on barriers, age, lead-up form, trainers, jockeys and more.
Selections based on The Metropolitan Trends will be available following the barrier draw.
Tipster Adam Cusworth provides his 2020 The Metropolitan Trends.
The Metropolitan 2020 NOMINATIONS
Nominations for The Metropolitan will close at 11:00am on September 28, 2020.
To see the full list of 2020 The Metropolitan Nominations click here
The Metropolitan 2020 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW
The final field and barrier draw for the The Metropolitan will be declared at 9:00am on September 30, 2020.
To see the 2020 The Metropolitan field & barrier draw click here
2019 The Metropolitan results & replay
|1st||Come Play With Me||Brenton Avdulla||Chris Waller||3||54kg||$8.50|
|2nd||Gallic Chieftain||Tommy Berry||Archie Alexander||13||55.5kg||$18|
|3rd||Sir Charles Road||Andrew Adkins||Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott||8||53kg||$31|
|4th||Stampede||Adam Hyeronimus||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||7||54.5kg||$5.50|
To see more The Metropolitan results and replays click here
THE METROPOLITAN 2020 ODDS
Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2020 The Metropolitan 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.
THE METROPOLITAN HISTORY
The biggest drawcard for stayers during the Sydney Spring Carnival in the Group 1 The Metropolitan run at Randwick in October.
Contested under handicap conditions, the race is run over 2400m and carries prizemoney of $750,000.
Read more about the History of The Metropolitan
The Metropolitan Winners (Since 2000)
|2019||Come Play With Me|
|2016||Sir John Hawkwood|
|2007||Race Not Held|
TOP 5 THE metropolitan WINNERS
Check out our Top 5 The Metropolitan Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.
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.