THE METROPOLITAN 2022 RACE GUIDE is your home of the 2022 The Metropolitan. The race will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2022, 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 | How to Bet | NewsNominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

The Metropolitan


Date October 1, 2022
Track Royal Randwick
Distance 2400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prizemoney $750,000
Age 3YO & Upwards

The Metropolitan 2022 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.

Watch the 2022 The Metropolitan with TAB

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.

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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.

Our expert tipster will provide their 2021 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: SportsbetLadbrokes & 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 2022 NOMINATIONS

Below are The Metropolitan’s 2021 nominations.

Horse Trainer
1 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham
3 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
5 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
6 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
7 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman
8 MONTEFILIA David Payne
9 ATTORNEY (FR) Matthew Smith
10 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman
11 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller
12 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker
13 HARPO MARX (IRE) Bjorn Baker
14 ENTENTE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
15 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller
16 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
17 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) Chris Waller
18 CHARMS STAR (NZ) Chris Waller
19 LUNCIES (GB) Kris Lees
20 ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
21 LONG ARM (IRE) Peter Gelagotis
22 AKTAU (GB) Michael Moroney
23 ALAKAHAN (IRE) Richard & Michael Freedman
24 AMADE (IRE) Phillip Stokes
25 ATISHU (NZ) Chris Waller
26 BARTHOLOMEU DIAS (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
27 BERDIBEK (FR) John O’Shea
28 BLUE SOLDIER (USA) Annabel Neasham
29 CHAPADA Michael Moroney
30 COGNAC (IRE) Richard & Michael Freedman
31 COLETTE James Cummings
32 COOLTH Tony & Calvin McEvoy
33 CRIMINAL CODE Chris Waller
34 CRYSTAL PEGASUS (GB) Chris Waller
35 DEFIBRILLATE (NZ) Patrick Payne
36 DELPHI (IRE) Anthony & Sam Freedman
37 DICK WHITTINGTON (FR) Matthew Smith
38 DJUKON (GB) Chris Waller
39 DR DRILL (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
40 EMISSARY (GB) Michael Moroney
41 FLOATING ARTIST (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
42 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker
43 FUTURE SCORE (IRE) Matt Cumani
44 GRAND PROMENADE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
45 HEART OF PUISSANCE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
46 HERMAN HESSE (GB) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
47 HIGH EMOCEAN (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
48 KING’S CHARISMA (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
49 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) Bjorn Baker
50 KNIGHTS ORDER (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
51 LAURE ME IN Matthew Dunn
53 MANKAYAN (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
54 MASTER OF WINE (GER) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
55 MAYFAIR SPIRIT (IRE) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
56 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) Danny O’Brien
57 MILFORD (NZ) Michael Moroney
59 MOUNT POPA (IRE) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
60 MR BOND (NZ) Brad Widdup
61 NUMERIAN (IRE) Annabel Neasham
62 ONE MORE TRY Matt Cumani
63 OUR BAMBINO Robert & Luke Price
64 OUR INTRIGUE (NZ) Chris Waller
65 PERFECT RADIANCE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
66 PESTO (GB) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
67 REALM OF FLOWERS Anthony & Sam Freedman
68 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
69 ROBUSTO (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
71 SECRET BLAZE Tony & Calvin McEvoy
72 SELINO (GB) Chris Waller
73 SHOUT THE BAR Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
74 SHUFFLE UP Richard & Michael Freedman
75 SIGNORA NERA (NZ) Chris Waller
76 SKYMAX (GER) Mark Newnham
77 SMOKIN’ ROMANS (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
78 SOUND (GER) Michael Moroney
80 TAIKOMOCHI Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
81 THE GOOD FIGHT (NZ) Michael Moroney
82 TOORADIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
83 TORRENS Lauri Parker
84 YOUNG RASCAL (FR) Richard & Michael Freedman
85 ZIEGFELD (GB) James Cummings

See the full 2021 The Metropolitan Nominations here

The Metropolitan 2022 FIELD & BARRIER DRAW

Below are The Metropolitan’s 2021 field and barrier draw results.

No. Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 SPIRIT RIDGE (GB) Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 8 58kg
2 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 1 57.5kg
3 QUICK THINKER Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Kerrin McEvoy 18 57kg
4 DASHING WILLOUGHBY (GB) Chris Waller TBA 6 57kg
5 ANGEL OF TRUTH Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 19 56kg
6 MIRAGE DANCER (GB) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Sam Clipperton 13 56kg
7 WARNING Anthony & Sam Freedman Regan Bayliss 12 56kg
8 MONTEFILIA David Payne Hugh Bowman 17 55.5kg
9 ATTORNEY (FR) Matthew Smith James McDonald 20 55.5kg
10 LE DON DE VIE (GB) Anthony & Sam Freedman Glen Boss 21 55.5kg
11 KUKERACHA (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 16 55.5kg
12 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 15 55kg
13 HARPO MARX (IRE) Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 5 54kg
14 ENTENTE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 4 52.5kg
15 GREAT HOUSE (IRE) Chris Waller Jeff Penza 11 52kg
16 HUSH WRITER (JPN) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott James Innes Jnr 7 51kg
17 NO COMPROMISE (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 10 50kg
18 CHARMS STAR (NZ) Chris Waller Ms Alysha Collett 9 50kg
19e LUNCIES (GB) Kris Lees Robbie Dolan 2 50kg
20e ZEYREK (FR) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Andrew Adkins 3 50kg
21e LONG ARM (IRE) Peter Gelagotis Jean Van Overmeire 14 50kg

To see The Metropolitan field & barrier draw click here.

2021 The Metropolitan results & replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Montefilia Hugh Bowman David Payne 13 55.5kg $6
2nd Entente Tim Clark Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 52.5kg $5
3rd Harpo Marx Rachel King Bjorn Baker 4 54kg $26
4th Zeyrek Andrew Adkins Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 2 50kg $9.50

To see more The Metropolitan results and replays click here


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmberbet have the latest 2022 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)

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.


To read all about Royal Randwick Racecourse, including the history of the track and which Group 1 races will be held at Royal Randwick, click the button below.


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