Epsom Handicap Day Schedule & Major Races

September 22nd, 2010

The 2010 Epsom Handicap Day will be held on October 2 at Randwick Racecourse, with a bumper schedule of 10 races including 7 Group races.

Epsom Handicap Day, or Epsom Super Saturday as it is also known, will be one of the major televised Spring Racing Carnival meets to be televised on free-to-air TV on Channel 9.

The highlight of the card is the Group 1 Epsom Handicap, a 1,600 metre run for 3 year olds and up under handicap conditions. This race is the most prestigious event of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, setting the stage for the biggest races to come in Melbourne.

Another featured Group 1 race on Epsom Handicap Day is The Metropolitan, a 2,400 metre handicap race for 3 year olds and up. This is well worth watching if you are looking to place a bet on the Caulfield Cup at an online betting site such as Ladbrokes.com.au, as many of the runners from The Metropolitan will look to contest the Caulfield Cup.

The Group 1 Spring Champions Stakes is the third Group 1 feature on the Epsom Handicap Day card. It is a 2,000 metre race open to all 3 year olds, with set weight conditions. This is an important race for spotting rising young stars, such as the 2009 winner Monaco Consul who went on to win the Victoria Derby soon after.

The last of the Group 1 races on Epsom Handicap Day card is the Flight Stakes, a 1,600 metre run for 3 year old fillies at set weights. Many of Australia’s best fillies contest this race, but the later Thousand Guineas is a bigger draw of top female talent.

The remaining races on the Epsom Handicap Day card include the Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes and The Shorts; the Group 3 Craven Plate; and the Listed Angst Stakes, NSW Breeders Plate and the Gimcrack Stakes.

To prepare for betting on all the exciting races to be held on Epsom Super Saturday, open a Ladbrokes.com.au account today. Many of the major races already have early odds up which can payout very big on a win!