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 10 September 2016
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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2016 Golden Rose Preview & Tips:
Track: Soft Weather: Fine
There are 14 runners for the $1,000,000 Golden Rose Stakes, including three fillies. The early favourite is Omei Sword, one of 2 runners for Chris Waller, who was very impressive when she resumed for a 3.3 length win in the Group 2 Silver Shadow Stakes. Second favourite is Astern who won the traditional lead-up – The Run To The Rose – by 0.2 length. Third in the market is Divine Prophet who came from last to win the G3 Up And Coming Stakes.
Yankee Rose is very talented and won 3 of her 4 starts as a two-year-old including the Sires Produce, and was 2nd in the Golden Slipper. Impending and El Divino were 3rd and 4th respectively when resuming in the Run To The Rose. Derryn followed a good win at Caulfield with 2nd in the Up And Coming. All other runners are currently 33 to 1 or longer in the market.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|12 Yankee Rose||13 Omei Sword||1 Astern|
|13 Omei Sword||4 Divine Prophet||4 Divine Prophet|
|4 Divine Prophet||1 Astern||9 Mediterranean|
|1 Astern||12 Yankee Rose||7 Impending|
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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).
|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|