See the 2023 Silver Eagle Preview and results.
See the 2022 Silver Eagle Preview and results.
See the 2021 Silver Eagle Preview and results.
See the 2020 Silver Eagle Preview and results.
The Inevitable, ridden by Nash Rawiller and trained by Scott Brunton, won the inaugural race in 2019. Racing NSW initiated a number of new races for Sydney’s spring carnival that year, including this one, designed as a lead-in to The Golden Eagle race that follows three weeks later. The Golden Eagle now ranks as the second-richest race in Australia.
In 2019 Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club announced the Golden Eagle as a new 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.
Each of the Golden Slam races have official lead-up races. The Silver Slipper is the lead-up to the Golden Slipper for two-year-olds, the Run To The Rose is the lead-up to the Golden Rose for three-year-olds and the Silver Eagle is the lead-up to the Golden Eagle for four-year-olds.
The goal of the The Silver Eagle and The Golden Eagle is to encourage more four-year-olds to continue competitive racing rather than be put out to stud. The huge prize money on offer will hopefully convince connections to race their horses on for at least another season.
The winner, plus the 2nd and 3rd placegetters in this race are exempt from ballot for The Golden Eagle.
It is held on the same day as the Caulfield Guineas meeting in Melbourne which has three Group 1 races.