2010 Epsom Handicap

September 24th, 2010

The 2010 Epsom Handicap will take place at New South Wale’s premier racetrack at the Royal Randwick on Saturday October 2 on the final major race meeting of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

Worth a lucrative $500,000 in prize money plus $3,500 in trophies this year, the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) is the marquee race of Epsom Handicap Day and is accompanied by six other Group status races on the day.

Epsom Handicap Prize Money

  • Total: $500,000 plus $3,500 trophies
  • First: $300,000 plus trophies valued at $2,500 (owner), $500 (trainer) and $500 (jockey)
  • Second: $100,000
  • Third: $50,000
  • Fourth: $25,000
  • Fifth: $10,000
  • Sixth: $5,000
  • Seventh: $5,000
  • Eighth: $5,000
  • Starter Subsidy: $200 for non-prize earning runners placed ninth and lower

One of the premier mile events on the Australian racing calendar, the Epsom Handicap attracts the season’s best gallopers.

Many of the same milers that previously contested the Doncaster Handicap in the autumn will have the Epsom on their spring agenda, so punters can use the Doncaster as an early indicator for their Epsom Handicap betting selections.

For example, the 2009 Doncaster Handicap was won by Rangirangdoo who continued on to finish second to Rock Kingdom in the Epsom that same year.

There were 87 horses in the 2010 Epsom Handicap Nominations taken back in August.

The Epsom Handicap final field will be released on Wednesday September 29 and published here moments after its release at 9am so bookmark this page.

In the meantime, check out the generous early odds available on the Epsom Handicap field right now at Sportsbet.

The current favourites to win are the Joseph Pride-trained Neeson at $6.50 and Queensland Guineas winner Rothesay paying $7.

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