The Golden Rose is a 1400 metre race for three-year-olds run under set weight conditions. It is held by the Australian Turf Club at Rosehill in late August or early September.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Set Weights
- Distance: 1400 metres
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 23 September 2017
The Golden Rose is a relatively new race that was first held in 1993. According to the Australian Pattern Racing Committee it does not replace the Group 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Rosehill over 1500 metres that was last run in 2002. Under the set weight conditions colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and fillies carry 54.5kg.
As the first Sydney Group 1 race of the racing year and the richest race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the Golden Rose attracts a quality field of up-and-coming three-year-olds. In 2007 the race was not held because of an outbreak of equine influenza (EI) but was run in March of 2008 instead, which is why there are two sets of results for 2008.
The main lead-up races are The Run To The Rose over 1300 metres and the Up and Coming Stakes over 1200 metres. Hallowed Crown was the last horse to win the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double (2014) and Court Command was the last horse to win the Up and Coming – Golden Rose double (2006).
Golden Rose Odds & Form Guide:
See below for current betting markets on this years Golden Rose Stakes.
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2017 Golden Rose Preview & Tips:
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There are 14 runners for the $1,000,000 Golden Rose Stakes, including two fillies. The short-priced favourite is Menari, one of 2 runners for Gerald Ryan, who was the first male home in the Golden Slipper and has had 2 runs back since resuming for impressive wins in The Rosebud and Run To The Rose. Second favourite is Pariah who resumed with a strong win in the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes then kept chasing for 2nd in the Run To The Rose. Third in the market is Merchant Navy who is unbeaten in his 4 starts. He resumed with a strong finishing burst to win the Group 3 McNeil Stakes and faces his toughest test here.
Gold Standard was a close 2nd in the Group 3 Up and Coming Stakes before a good win in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes. Assimilate won his first 2 starts before a close 2nd in the G3 Ming Dynasty, and comes off a trial win. Formality was resumed for 2 wins against the best fillies in the G2 Silver Shadow and G2 Furious and shouldn’t be underestimated, while Champagne Cuddles was 2nd in both those races. Dracarys won the Up and Coming last start and may still have improvement in him. All other runners are currently 20 to 1 or longer in the market.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|2 Menari||2 Menari||2 Menari|
|4 Gold Standard||3 Pariah||10 Assimilate|
|7 Merchant Navy||7 Merchant Navy||3 Pariah|
|3 Pariah||10 Assimilate||4 Gold Standard|
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Previous winners of Golden Rose Stakes:
In its short history the race has produced many horses who have gone on to Group 1 wins. Forensics is the only Golden Slipper winner to win the race so far and is also the only filly. Peter Snowden is the only trainer to have multiple winners with Epaulette (2012), Denman (2009) and Forensics (2007) while Hugh Bowman is the jockey with most wins on Duporth (2008), Doonan (2004) and In Top Swing (2003).
|2017||Trapeze Artist||Champagne Cuddles||Menari|
|2015||Exosphere||Speak Fondly||Sebring Sun|
|2014||Hallowed Crown||Scissor Kick||Shooting To Win|
|Mar 2008||Forensics||El Cambio||Kingda Ka|
|2007||RACE NOT RUN||–||–|
|2006||Court Command||Empire’s Choice (NZ)||Mentality|
|2005||Paratroopers||Racing To Win||Pendragon (NZ)|
|2003||In Top Swing||Handsome Ransome||Ashenti|