The Metropolitan Preview & Betting Tips

The Metropolitan 2020 Betting Tips

We'll have your Metropolitan betting tips leading in towards the $750,000 feature.

The staying contest draws some of Sydney's best racehorses, but the majority of the top-tier gallopers are gearing up towards the Melbourne Cup Carnival in Victoria.

Still, the race is a hotly contested one that draws plenty of attention from punters.

Check back in the lead up to The Metropolitan for our betting tips.

The Metropolitan Information


  • DateSat 03 Oct, 2020
  • Race Time06:30
  • RacecourseRandwick
  • Race Distance2400 metres
  • Conditions3yo&up Handicap
  • StatusGroup 1
  • Prize Money$750,000

The Metropolitan 2020 Betting Odds

There are no odds yet available for the 2020 Metrop.

We'll update this page as soon as markets open on the Group One event.

The Metropolitan Bookie Offers

The Metropolitan bookie offers are always offered by the corporate bookmakers who hand out great money back offers.

The following online companies should deliver offers on the $750,000 staying race.

The Metropolitan Free Bets

If you are after The Metropolitan free bets, you should check our promotions pages of our trusted online bookmakers to see if any of them are offering bonus bet or money back specials.

The Metropolitan History

The Metropolitan was first run in 1863 and has remained as one of Australia’s biggest staying races, despite not having the cachet of the Sydney and Melbourne Cups.

The first winner was Regno in 1863 and since then some of Australia’s best horses have taken out the race, including Ming Dynasty, Redcraze and Beau Vite.

The quality of winners has taken a dip in recent history. This is due to many connections deciding on a different path to the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup. No runner has ever completed the treble. 

However, 2005 winner Railings and 2006 winner Tawqeet completed The Metropolitan/Caulfield Cup double.

The Metropolitan Field

The Metropolitan field will be finalised leading up to the mile, most likely a week in advance of the race date.

Check back in late Spetember for the complete the Metropolitan field.

The Metropolitan Form Guide

The Metro hasn't been a favourites race in recent years.

Only two favourites have won race in the last ten years, leading to many high priced winners.

Staying races in Australia are more-wide open than anywhere in the world and The Metropolitan is no different. 

The Metropolitan Results

Year
Winner
2019Come Play With Me
2018Patrick Erin
2017Foundary
2016Sir John Hawkwood
2015Magic Hurricane
2014Opinion
2013Seville
2012Glencadam Gold
2011The Verminator
2010Hurculian Prince
2009Speed Gifted
2008Newport
2007Race Not Run
2006Tawqeet
2005Railings
2004Country Tyrone
2003Bedouin
2002Victory Smile
2001Dress Circle
2000Coco Cabanna

The Metropolitan Live Streaming

Those want to experience The Metropolitan live stream can do so by signing up at BetEasy.

BetEasy offers live streaming on all Australian thoroughbred races, including every race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

The Metropolitan Fixtures

The Metropolitan fixture is below. These are subject to change.

Race 1: Grimcrack Stakes
Race 2: Arrowfield Breeders' Plate
Race 3: Dulcify Stakes
Race 4: Yulong Australia Hill Stakes
Race 5: Premiere Stakes
Race 6: Darley Flight Stakes
Race 7: Epsom Handicap
Race 8: Metropolitan Handicap
Race 9: Snitzel Sprint 

The Metropolitan Barrier Draw

The results from the 2019 Metropolitan barrier draw can be found below.

No
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Barrier
1Shraaoh (IRE)Chris WallerHugh Bowman5
2Gallic Chieftain (FR)Archie AlexanderTommy Berry15
3Grey Lion (IRE)Matthew SmithBen Allen17
4Neufbosc (FR)David & B Hayes, T DabernigNash Rawiller1
5StampedeGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus8
6Wu GokChris WallerJames McDonald14
7Big Duke (IRE)Kris LeesJason Collett10
8Come Play With MeChris WallerBrenton Avdulla3
9Patrick Erin (NZ)Chris WallerGlyn Schofield12
10Haripour (IRE)Chris WallerN/A16
11Sir Charles RoadLance O'Sullivan & Andrew ScottAndrew Adkins9
12Brimham Rocks (GB)Chris WallerKerrin McEvoy4
13Hush Writer (JPN)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark7
14Attention Run (GER)Kris LeesAnderson Gibbons11
15Scarlet DreamMark NewhamRobbie Dolan2
16Supernova (GB)Michael, Wayne & John HawkesDean Holland13
17The Good Fight (NZ)Shaune RitcheN/A6

The Metropolitan 2019 Result

1st - Come Play With Me
2nd - Gallic Chieftain
3rd - Sir Charles Road
Come Play With Me
Come Play With Me stormed home to win the 2019 Metropolitan (Getty Images)

The Metropolitan Bet Of The Day

Without acceptances it is hard to predict which way the Metropolitan will line up, let alone predict a favourite.

Check back here when the field looks close to being settled for our Metropolitan bet of the day.

The Metropolitan Social News

To get all the Metropolitan social news your best bet is the visit the Randwick social media channels.

Randwick Twitter account can be found at @RoyalRandwick while their Facebook page is at Royal Randwick.

The Metropolitan FAQ

How to bet on the 2020 Metropolitan?

To place a bet on the Metropolitan you'll need to be signed up with an online bookmaker.

Bookies provide betting markets on the Metropolitan well in advance of the race date including best tote and fixed odds markets in the week leading up to the event. 

Who to bet on in the 2020 Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan is a 2400m race that holds a ballot exemption for the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which is ran during the Sydney autumn.

For a complete guide on who you should bet on in the Metropolitan visit Bets.com.au in the lead up to the event.

Best way to bet on the Metropolitan?

Is there a better way to punt than from the comfort of your own home?

Avoid the queues down at your local pub or club and sign up with an online bookmaker, who allow you to deposit and wager within minutes of signing up from anywhere you desire.

How to live stream the Metropolitan?

Punters wanting to live stream the Metropolitan can gain all the information you will need from our live streaming hub

BetEasy has a partnership with Sky Racing to provide live vision of all Australian throughbred races, which includes the Metro.

When is the 2020 Metropolitan?

The 2019 Metropolitan runs on Saturday October 4, 2020.

The race was previously held on the Labour Day holiday in New South Wales but was moved to the Saturday back in 2004.

How long is the Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan is a 2400m event, held every year at Randwick racecourse.

The race is 400m longer than the event that the winner gains a ballot exempt entry into, the Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Where is the 2020 Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan is ran at Royal Randwick, located in Sydney Australia.

The racecourse is home to Sydney's famous Championships, which is a two day festival held in the autumn.

What time is the 2020 Metropolitan?

There has been no official announcement about the starting time for the 2020 Metropolitan but an educated guess would have the event starting at 4pm AEDT.

Who won the 2018 Metropolitan?

Come Play With Me took out the 2019 Metropolitan.

What is the prize money for the Metropolitan?

The Metropolitan has a prize pool of $750,000.

The winner also gains a ballot exempt entry into the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which is held at the same venue close to six months after the Metropolitan.