Epsom Handicap Winners, Past Results & Latest News

The Group 1 Epsom Handicap at Randwick is one of the premier races on the Australian Thoroughbred racing calendar. Here is small sampling of the race history and the horses, jockeys and trainers that have gained fame by winning the Epsom Handicap. Track: Royal Randwick Grade: Group 1 Distance: 1600 metres Conditions: Open Handicap Prize Money: $ 1 million

Similar to its Victorian Group 1 counterpart, the Turnbull Stakes, the Epsom Handicap was first run in 1865.

The Epsom Handicap gets its name from the Epsom Downs Racecourse in southern England, even though the marquee race at the England track, the Epsom Derby, started five years after the Epsom Handicap at Randwick Racecourse.

The race appeals to trainers and connections intent of getting into the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes held later in the spring carnival, as the winner of the Epsom Handicap gains a ballot exemption.

Participating horses must be at least three years old.

Epsom Handicap Grade History

The Epsom Handicap has been a Principal race for its entire existence from 1865 until 1979, when it was made a Group 1 event when the current system of race grading went into effect.

Epsom Handicap Distance

Unlike some races that have experienced significant changes to the trip over the years of their existence, the Epsom Handicap has been fairly consistent, allowing for the mild differences in the conversion from furlongs and miles to metres.

It started out as a mile race. A mile is 9.3 metres longer than 1600 metres, for anyone such as ourselves who enjoy such minutiae.

From 1879 to 1884, it was lengthened to 1800 metres, although measurements from that time pegged it as 1-1/8th miles.

It was back to one mile for the races from 1885 to 1971, but with metrification, if became the 1600 metres seen today. That is almost 100 years of consistency, something worth appreciating.

The metric system caught up with racing in 1972 and the race has been 1600 metres since, save for 2001, when it was shortened to 1400 metres and run on Randwick’s inner course.

Epsom Derby Venue

The race has always been at Royal Randwick, except for 1983, when it shifted to Warwick Farm Racecourse while Randwick was briefly unavailable.

Year Epsom Handicap Winner
2020 Probabeel
2019 Kolding
2018 Hartnell
2017 Happy Clapper
2016 Hauraki
2015 Winx
2014 He's Your Man
2013 Boban
2012 Fat Al
2011 Secret Admirer
2010 Captain Sonador
2009 Rock Kingdom
2008 Theseo
2007 Not Held
2006 Racing To Win
2005 Desert War
2004 Desert War
2003 Clangalang
2002 Excellerator
2001 Final Fantasy
2000 Shogun Lodge
1999 Allez Suez
1998 Dodge
1997 Iron Horse
1996 Filante
1995 Nick's Joy
1994 Navy Seal
1993 Golden Sword
1992 Kinjite
1991 Super Impose
1990 Super Impose
1989 From The Planet
1988 Regal Native
1987 Sound Horizon
1986 Chanteclair
1985 Magnitude
1984 Riverdale
1983 Cool River
1982 Dalmacia
1981 Gold Circle
1980 Bold Diplomat
1979 Imposing
1978 Leonotis
1977 Raffindale
1976 La Neige
1975 Authentic Heir
1974 Citadel
1973 Lord Nelson
1972 Triton
1971 Gunsynd
1970 Ricochet
1969 Broker's Tip
1968 Speed Of Sound
1967 Cabochon
1966 Chantal
1965 Even Better
1964 Toi Port
1963 Toi Port
1962 Rochdale
1961 Sky High
1960 Ma Cherie
1959 Noholme
1958 Turkestan
1957 Timor
1956 Knave
1955 Hans
1954 Connaught
1953 Silver Phantom
1952 High Law
1951 Davey Jones
1950 Achilles
1949 Denali
1948 De La Salle
1947 Titanic
1946 Blue Legend
1945 Shannon
1944 Modulation
1943 Kiaree
1942 Freckles
1941 Rimveil
1940 High Caste
1939 Geebung
1938 King's Head
1937 Gold Rod
1936 Capris
1935 Synagogue
1934 Silver Ring
1933 Chatham
1932 Chatham
1931 Autopay
1930 Cathmar
1929 Nightmarch
1928 Amounis
1927 Vaals
1926 Amounis
1925 Boaster
Metellus
1924 Blackadder
1923 Claro
1922 Rostrum
1921 Beauford
1920 Greenstead
1919 Wolaroi
1918 Rebus
1917 Satin Bird
1916 Panacre
1915 Woorak
1914 Portrush
1913 Aleconner
1912 Hartfell
1911 Volsloane
1910 Silver Hampton
1909 Hyman
1908 Melodrama
1907 Melodrama
1906 Maximize
1905 Sleeper
1904 Contest
1903 Famous
1902 Air Motor
1901 Sequence
1900 Ampier
1899 Djin Djin
1898 Alemene
1897 Robin Hood
1896 Steward
1895 Hopscotch
1894 Uabba
1893 Brockleigh
1892 Daredevil
1891 Marvel
1890 Bungebah
1889 Novice
1888 Stockwell
1887 Phaon
1886 Zeno
1885 Folly
1884 Espiegle
1883 Masquerade
1882 Masquerade
1881 Waxy
1880 Master Avenel
1879 Sweetmeat
1878 Viscount
1877 Eva
1876 Malta
1875 Evangeline
1874 Westminster
1873 Atalanta
Kingfisher
1872 The Count
1871 Captain Cook
1870 Deceptive
1869 Circassian
1868 Phoebe
1867 Birmingham
1866 Rapidan
1865 Dundee