See the 2020 Golden Rose Stakes Preview and Results
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 three-year-old race of the racing year, 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).
In 2019 Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club announced a new four-year old race as part of their changed programming for the Sydney Spring Carnival. They introduced the Golden Eagle as a a four-year-old race and created a “Golden Slam at Rosehill where any horse that can win the Golden Slipper as a two-year-old plus the Golden Rose as a three-year-old plus the Golden Eagle as a four-year-old will get a $5 million bonus.