The Metropolitanis an annual horse racing event held at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney. It is an event stepped in history having been first held in 1863, when it was known as the Great Metropolitan Stakes, the name change to the current form was in 1979.
|➡️ The Metropolitan Distance||2400m|
|🛣️Race Track||Randwick Racecourse|
|📅Date||Saturday 30th September 2023|
|💰Prize Money||$750,000 AUD|
|🐎Weight Class||3 YOs and over|
|🏇Last Year Winner||No Compromise|
This race is 2,400 metres, with prize purse of $750k, for horse 3 years and older, under open handicap conditions.It is considered one of the premier staying races in the country, attracting top-class horses, trainers and jockeys. Horses running this length would also consider the Caulfield Cup (2,400m) and of course the Melbourne Cup (3,200m), yet, to date, no horse has ever won all 3 races.
Handicap races are designed to create a more level playing field by assigning varying weights to horses based on past performance. This system can produce for a thrilling and competitive race.