Jump to: navigation, search

AJC Metropolitan Handicap

The AJC Metropolitan is a Group One Australian Thoroughbred horse race held under open handicap conditions, for horses aged three years old and upwards, over a distance of 2,400 metres (one mile and a half). It is one of the main races in the Sydney Spring Carnival held in early October at Randwick Racecourse, along with the Epsom Handicap over 1,600 metres. Many great household names have won this race, but none have won the treble of The Metropolitan, Caulfield Cup and Melbourne Cup. The total prize money for this race is AUD $350,000

Some past winners

  • 2009 Speed Gifted [1]
  • 2008 Newport [2]
  • 2006 Tawqeet
  • 2004 County Tyrone
  • 2003 Bedouin
  • 2002 Victory Smile
  • 2001 Dress Circle
  • 2000 Coco Cobanna
  • 1999 Vita Man
  • 1998 In Joyment
  • 1997 Heart Ruler
  • 1996 Hula Flight
  • 1995 Electronic
  • 1994 Glastonbury
  • 1993 Zamination
  • 1983 Hayai
  • 1959 Macdougal
  • 1957 Straight Draw
  • 1952 Dalray
  • 1951 Delta
  • 1935 Oro
  • 1918 Kennaquhair
  • 1906 Solution (NZ)
  • 1867 Tim Whiffler

See also



Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...