THE METROPOLITAN 2021 RACE GUIDE is your home of the 2021 The Metropolitan. The race will take place on Saturday, October 2, 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.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips & Trends | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners | FAQ’s

The Metropolitan


Date October 2, 2020
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 2400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $750,000
Age 3YO & Upwards

The Metropolitan 2021 LIVE STREAM

Australia’s leading bookmaker TAB offers you the chance to watch the 2020 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.

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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.

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 2021 NOMINATIONS

Nominations for The Metropolitan will close at TBA

To see the full list of 2020 The Metropolitan Nominations click here

The Metropolitan 2021 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

The final field and barrier draw for the The Metropolitan will be declared at TBA

To see the 2020 The Metropolitan field & barrier draw click here

2020 The Metropolitan results & replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Mirage Dancer Nash Rawiller Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 3 55.5kg $10
2nd Mugatoo Kerrin McEvoy Kris Lees 7 57kg $3
3rd Angel Of Truth Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes 10 52.5kg $19
4th Hush Writer Tim Clark Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 53kg $5.50

To see more The Metropolitan results and replays click here


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Pointsbet, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2021 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.

2020 The Metropolitan Odds


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)

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.


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.