Epsom Handicap 2012 – Race Preview

June 18th, 2012

The Group 1 Epsom Handicap will take place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday October 6, 2012.

Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the 2012 Epsom Handicap is worth $500,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Epsom Handicap is open to horses aged three-years-old and up and is run under handicap conditions.

Run as part of Epsom Handicap Day, the 2012 Epsom Handicap shares its program with the Group 1 The Metropolitan, Group 1 Flight Stakes, Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes, Group 2 Premiere Stakes, Group 2 Roman Consul Stakes and Group 3 Craven Plate.

Secret Admirer won last year’s Epsom Handicap by almost two lengths ahead of Pinker Pinker and Red Tracer.

The four-year-old mare has consistently placed at group 1 level since her Epsom Handicap win and will be likely to line up and defend her title this year.