The Metropolitan 2021 Tips & Betting Advice

The Metropolitan is one of Sydney's main staying races staged during the spring.

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.

The race is a hotly contested one that draws plenty of attention from punters. Bets.com.au provides with The Metropolitan Handicap betting tips and previews.

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 Tips & Guide to the Race
  • The Metropolitan 2021 Betting Odds
  • The Metropolitan Betting Tips
  • Bookmaker Promotions
  • Field
  • Barrier Draw
  • 2021 Form Guide
  • Live Stream
  • The Metropolitan Day Schedule
  • History
  • Results
  • 2020 Result

The Metropolitan 2021 Betting Odds

There are currently no available odds for the 2021 Metropolitan.

The Metropolitan Betting Tips

Our experts will provide their free The Metropolitan tips and betting preview in the lead up to the Spring Carnival Group 1.

Our early preview and The Metropolitan best bets will be available in advance of the race as our tipsters pick out the best value from the futures markets. Check in the weeks and days leading into the race for our comprehensive guide to the race.

The Metropolitan Bookmaker Promotions

The Metropolitan bookmaker offers come thick and fast given it is a key Randwick race during the Sydney Spring Carnival. The biggest and best Australian betting sites all have special offers for customers ahead of the race and you can grab boosted and enhanced odds specials in the build up. If you are looking to sign up with a bookmaker ahead of the The Metropolitan, check out our top five below.

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The Metropolitan 2021 Field

The field for the event will be released closer to the date.

The Metropolitan Barrier Draw

The full barrier draw will be released closer to the date.

The Metropolitan 2021 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 Live Stream

Want to watch a live stream of The Metropolitan? A number of bookmakers stream Australian horse racing live online and you can watch on your PC, Tablet or Smartphone. Check out our live streaming section to find where you watch The Metropolitan.

The Metropolitan Day Schedule

The Metropolitan Day schedule 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 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 Results

Year
Winner
2020Mirage Dancer
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 2020 Result

1st - Mirage Dancer
2nd - Mugatoo
3rd - Angel of Truth
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Mirage Dancer took out the 2020 Metropolitan (Getty)

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 2021 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 2021 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.

When is the 2021 Metropolitan?

The 2021 Metropolitan runs on Saturday October 2, 2021.

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 2021 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 2021 Metropolitan?

There has been no official announcement about the starting time for the 2021 Metropolitan but an educated guess would have the event starting at 4pm AEDT.

Who won the 2020 Metropolitan?

Mirage Dancer took out the 2020 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.