The Metropolitan 2024 Tips, Field & Race Guide is your home of the 2024 The Metropolitan. The race will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2024, 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.

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The Metropolitan


Date September 28, 2024
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 2400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $750,000
Age 3YO & Upwards

The Metropolitan 2024 LIVE STREAM

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2024 The Metropolitan free of charge courtesy of their Sky Racing vision.

TAB will be streaming the action from every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live after linking up with Sky Racing to broadcast Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

As well as watching every race in all three racing codes, you can also check the form and bet on them too at TAB via Desktop or the impressive App.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2024 The Metropolitan with TAB


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 tips to help you back the winner.

Our expert tipster will provide their 2024 The Metropolitan tips and selections closer to the date.



There are plenty of betting options on The Metropolitan, and for those punters waiting for the big event, you’ll need to be patient as the feature race is run toward to end of the day.

Betting options include:

Win Bets

Exactly as it sounds, a Win bet is betting on a single horse to win the race.

Place Bets

Betting for the place generally pays around one quarter of the win odds and covers three placings with your horse having to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd to be successful.

Each-Way Bets

Half your stake on the Win and half your stake on the Place is an each-way bet. For example: $20 each-way gives you $10 on the win and $10 on the Place.

Quinella & Exacta

Picking the first two horses past the post will give you the Quinella or Exacta. The difference between the two is with a Quinella, your horses can finish in any order, and in an Exacta, your two runners must finish in the exact order you selected – unless you box them.


The first three horses past the post. You can select three horses in order or you can box three horses meaning they can finish in any order. Flexi Trifectas also give you the option to add more than three horses in any combination for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The cost of a flexi Trifecta is calculated by the amount of runners you have in each placing.

First 4

The first four horses past the past. Same rules apply as Trifectas with straight out First 4 in order, Boxed First 4 or Flexi First 4.

Same Race Multi

Some bookmakers give the option for a same race multi where you can select certain runners to finish 1st, Top 2, Top 3 and Top 4. Odds are displayed next to each horse for each betting option, and odds are combined in a multi bet. The best bookmakers to bet on The Metropolitan for Same Race Multis include: Sportsbet, Ladbrokes & Neds.


The ‘Quaddie’ is one of the hardest bet types to land but can be very rewarding with massive returns. All Quaddie wagers go into a pool, and the money is shared out among winners. The bigger the odds of each winning leg, the more likely the Quaddie will pay more as more people are knocked out of the pool. To land the Quaddie, you need to select four winning horses in four selected races. You can have one runner per leg or multiple runners, but the more runners you have, the more it costs to place the Quaddie bet. Flexi options allow punters to place large Quaddies but take a smaller percentage for a smaller outlay.

The Metropolitan News

The Metropolitan 2024 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 2024 The Metropolitan will be released at 11:00am on Monday, September 02, 2024.

The Metropolitan Field & Barrier Draw

The 2024 The Metropolitan field and barrier draw will be announced at 9:00am on Wednesday September 25, 2024.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

See The Metropolitan field & barrier draw here.

2023 The Metropolitan Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 JUST FINE (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 2 50kg $1.75F
2 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Annabel Neasham Regan Bayliss 13 52.5kg $41
3 KALAPOUR (IRE) Kris Lees Kerrin McEvoy 3 52.5kg $18
4 MILITARY MISSION (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Zac Lloyd (a) 15 51.5kg $21
5 BENAUD John O’Shea Ms Jamie Kah 1 51.5kg $12
6 CLEVELAND (IRE) Kris Lees Damien Oliver 12 54.5kg $16
7 BOIS D’ARGENT (GB) Annabel Neasham Dylan Gibbons (a) 9 53.5kg $31
8 HO HO KHAN (NZ) Mitchell Freedman Ms Tahlia Hope 11 52.5kg $71
9 WINEGLASS BAY (IRE) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 50kg $51
10 AL AABIR (IRE) Chris Waller Jay Ford 7 50kg (cd 50.5kg) $18
11 TORRENS Marc Chevalier Ms Jenny Duggan 10 52kg $71
12 MANZOICE Chris Waller Michael Dee 6 53kg $31
13 NAVAJO PEAK David Payne Chad Schofield 14 55.5kg $71
14 MAJOR BEEL (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 54.5kg $16
15 MR WATERVILLE (IRE) Chris Waller Tyler Schiller 8 50kg $12
KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 0
HOSIER (IRE) Mark Minervini Jason Collett 0
FUTURE HISTORY (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Dean Yendall 0



See The Metropolitan results and replays here.


Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2024 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.


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)

2023 Just Fine
2022 No Compromise (NZ)
2021 Montefilia
2020 Mirage Dancer
2019 Come Play With Me
2018 Patrick Erin
2017 Foundry
2016 Sir John Hawkwood
2015 Magic Hurricane
2014 Opinion
2013 Seville
2012 Glencadam Gold
2011 The Verminator
2010 Herculian Prince
2009 Speed Gifted
2008 Newport
2007 Race Not Held
2006 Tawqeet
2005 Railings
2004 County Tyrone
2003 Bedouin
2002 Victory Smile
2001 Dress Circle
2000 Coco Cobanna

TOP 5 THE metropolitan WINNERS

Check out our Top 5 The Metropolitan Winners and see which champion gallopers made the cut.

The Metropolitan Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your Winnings, Cash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

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Free Randwick Betting Tips

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