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Golden Rose

The 2018 Golden Rose is a Group 1 race that is run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse each year in early September. The Golden Rose is run under set-weight conditions and is open to three-year-old horses only. Run over a distance of 1,400 metres, the Golden Rose is worth $1 million in prize money. It is the first Group 1 race run during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and shares the honour of being the equal richest with the Group 1 Epsom Handicap.

The Golden Rose is a relatively new race in racing terms, with the inaugural running taking place in 2003 when it was won by In Top Swing. The race was made a Group 2 in 2007 before it was elevated to today’s Group 1 status in 2009. The Golden Rose was not run in 2007 and instead took place on March 15, 2008. The usual running of the 2008 Golden Rose also took place that year. The best guide to the Golden Rose is usually the Group 3 Run To The Rose, which is held two weeks earlier at the same racecourse. Denman (2009) and Paratroopers (2005) both won the Run To The Rose and Golden Rose double.

Horses that perform well in the Golden Rose often go on to perform well in the Group 3 Newcastle Spring Stakes the month after. Ilovethiscity (3rd in 2009) went on to win the Newcastle Spring Stakes after a strong place finish in the Golden Rose the same year. Notable winners of the Golden Rose also include Doonan (2004), Court Command (2006), Duporth (2008), Toorak Toff (2010), Zoustar (2013), and Exosphere (2015).

Golden Rose Stakes Field

The Golden Rose Stakes field is made up of three-year-old horses only and is the first Group 1 race run as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The Golden Rose Stakes field run under set-weight conditions, meaning that all fillies carry 54.5 kilograms, while all colts and geldings must carry 56.5 kilograms. The race is run over a distance of 1,400 metres at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney. Therefore, most runners in the Golden Rose Stakes field are proven sprinters as two-year-olds and are out to prove themselves in their first three-year-old race of the new racing season.

Horses are chosen to compete in the Golden Rose Stakes field based on their handicap rating. This handicap rating is assigned based on their past racing performances and prize money accumulated. Horses that have performed more highly in higher class races and amassed a larger amount of prize money are more likely to make it into the Golden Rose Stakes field.

2018 Golden Rose Field & Barrier Draw

The 2018 Golden Rose Stakes field will be released on Tuesday, September 18th. There are bound to be some impressive horses lining up at the barriers in the 2018 Golden Rose field including Run To The Rose winner, Lean Mean Machine..

The 2018 Golden Rose Stakes field is below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13310×1 LEAN MEAN MACHINE Chris Waller Tye Angland 7 56.5kg 94
2 111×3 THE AUTUMN SUN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 10 56.5kg 94
3 146122×4 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56.5kg 90
4 11×12 GRAFF Kris Lees Jason Collett 4 56.5kg 88
5 11628×15 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Corey Brown 5 56.5kg 85
6 34x110x5 SANTOS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 6 56.5kg 84
7 110×43 JONKER David Atkins Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg 83
8 1x10649x28 LONG LEAF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Joshua Parr 11 56.5kg 82
9 2×2216 DANAWI Tim Martin TBD 8 56.5kg 75
10 5310×5 TCHAIKOVSKY Peter & Paul Snowden TBD 3 56.5kg 71
11 4x31591x3 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 9 54.5kg 101

2018 Golden Rose Nominations

The 2018 Golden Rose Stakes nominations were publicly released around midday on Monday, September 17th.

The 2018 Golden Rose nominations

All two year olds that were nominated for the 2018 Golden Slipper were automatically eligible to run in the 2018 Golden Rose.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 647×117 A FIGHTING FURY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
2 220×753 ADANA G 3 Chris Waller
3 11×3452 AILEACH F 3 Rex Lipp
4 21×40 AL DORAMA C 3 Darren Weir
5 45 ALCATRAN C 3 Dean Mirfin
6 1×67 ALGAFFAAL C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 55
7 2×72 ALL THINGS G 3 John Sargent
8 63×2033 ALTAIR C 3 Chris Waller
9 111×6 ANJANA F 3 Darren Weir
10 326423×157 ARISTOCRATIC MISS F 3 Tony McEvoy
11 110×6 AYLMERTON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
12 1474 BEIDI G 3 Chris Waller 65
13 3×147 BELZELLA F 3 Tony McEvoy
14 6x BEZOS C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
15 140x BLACK CHAMPAGNE F 3 Tony McEvoy
16 5 BOLD AND WILD C 3 Bjorn Baker
17 2 BOLLENTE C 3 John O’Shea
18 33 BONAPARTE C 3 Michael Moroney
19 2x363172x0 BONDI C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 4x BURLINGTON MISS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
21 10×05 CASADIVA F 3 Brent Stanley
22 5×21037 CAVALINI F 3 David Brideoake 59
23 35x42x123 CHARGE C 3 Chris Waller 73
24 44 CHAUVINIST (NZ) C 3 John O’Shea
25 4218 COME ALONG (NZ) G 3 John Sargent
26 398×202 CONCRETE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
27 1×2 CONDEMNED C 3 James Cummings 69
28 17x CRACK THE CODE F 3 Mick Price
29 125×9 CRISTOBAL F 3 James Cummings 73
30 2×2216 DANAWI C 3 Tim Martin 75
31 243×11168 DIO D’ORO C 3 Gary Portelli 80
32 485×10 DOWNLOADS F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
33 1 DUBAI TYCOON C 3 Mick Price
34 7127 ECHO GEM F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 65
35 11420×20 EF TROOP G 3 Tony Gollan
36 3x4213x EL DORADO DREAMING F 3 Kris Lees 101
37 5x EL ESTOORA (NZ) F 3 Tony McEvoy
38 1128×6 ENBIHAAR F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
39 x25166x851 ENCRYPTION C 3 James Cummings
40 32 ENGLAND R 3 Chris Waller
41 362×7136 EVERARD F 3 Kris Lees
42 327×7656 EXCELTIC C 3 Gary Portelli
43 1x45x19 FAROOQ C 3 Tony McEvoy
44 2x1272x122 FIESTA F 3 Chris Waller 87
45 35 FIGHTING FAITH F 3 Bjorn Baker
46 0x FIZZ F 3 Tony Gollan
47 417801×39 FUTOOH F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 79
48 3562 GALWAY C 3 Mick Price
49 11×3 GEM SONG C 3 Kris Lees 71
50 11x344x0 GONGS F 3 James Cummings 75
51 211×3 GOOD ’N’ FAST C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
52 11×12 GRAFF C 3 Kris Lees 88
53 4×10 GRAND BOUQUET (NZ) F 3 Kris Lees
54 20×5206 GRAND SYMPHONY G 3 Robbie Griffiths
55 225x1211x8 GRANNY RED SHOES F 3 Toby Edmonds
56 7×47 HAUNTING SPIRIT G 3 Lauri Wray
57 8×5 HEAVEN OR HELL F 3 Tim Martin
58 5411x HELAKU G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
59 1x7x45 HIGH RATIO G 3 Mick Price
60 7×5 HOME SCENE G 3 Chris Waller
61 817×770 HOME WIN C 3 John Sargent
62 I AM FLYING C 3 Matthew Smith
63 2510x I LIKE IT EASY F 3 Gerald Ryan
64 40x IGNITER C 3 Robbie Griffiths
65 INTREPIDUS G 3 Kris Lees
66 110×43 JONKER C 3 David Atkins 83
67 115 JUST ROLLING C 3 Tony McEvoy
68 KING’S ORDER C 3 Gerald Ryan
69 10×330 KINKY BOOM F 3 Tony McEvoy
70 64 KOLDING (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
71 15x78x LA PARVA F 3 James Cummings
72 14×23275 LABURNUM F 3 James Cummings 64
73 LADY YOUNG F 3 Tony McEvoy
74 64×3 LAKE DISTRICT GIRL F 3 Tony McEvoy
75 13310×1 LEAN MEAN MACHINE C 3 Chris Waller 94
76 1x4342x86 LEGEND OF CONDOR C 3 Gerald Ryan 80
77 1132 LEONARDO DA HINCHI C 3 Darren Weir
78 525×16 LIGULATE C 3 James Cummings 63
79 364x LOGAN RIVER G 3 Tony McEvoy
80 1x10649x28 LONG LEAF C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 82
81 5x1x10 MADAM ROUGE F 3 Chris Waller 71
82 MANDALONG READY C 3 Gary Nickson
83 5016×1 MANDALONG TAPIT (USA) C 3 Gary Nickson 66
84 21219 MASTER ASH C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 76
85 MIG AIR C 3 Brent Stanley
86 160 MIG ENERGY G 3 Brent Stanley
87 2x46x7340 MISHANI PHANTOM G 3 Kelly Schweida
88 2×161 MISS FABULASS F 3 Kris Lees 90
89 2822255 MIZZY F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
90 17 MORE SUNDAYS C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 63
91 1×120 MULTAJA F 3 James Cummings
92 512×32 MUSWELLBROOK G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
93 4 MUTHEERA F 3 Tony McEvoy
94 21169×57 NASAAYIM F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 65
95 56113×315 NATIVE SOLDIER C 3 Darren Weir
96 1x4x24 NEUTRALITY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 74
97 0x NORDICUS C 3 Bjorn Baker
98 5108×00 NOT A SINGLE CENT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
99 47×140 NUCLEAR BLITZ F 3 Tony Gollan 62
100 16×56 OCEAN KNIGHT (NZ) C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
101 x32322x544 OOHOOD F 3 Tony McEvoy 90
102 19×59 OSMIUM C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
103 1353×257 OUTBACK BARBIE F 3 Tony Gollan 80
104 31x8677x00 PERFECT PITCH F 3 Gary Portelli
105 1x1L0x37 PERFORMER C 3 Chris Waller 83
106 337x PERSUADER F 3 Mick Price
107 0x1 PIERRO BELLE F 3 Tony McEvoy
108 2x205x147 PLAGUE STONE C 3 James Cummings 77
109 14x740x48 QAFILA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
110 0x110x8 QUACKERJACK C 3 Mark Newnham 69
111 42 QUAFFANY G 3 Tony McEvoy
112 2×23 RANIER C 3 James Cummings 66
113 2×11 REGINAE F 3 Kris Lees 71
114 REPUTE F 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
115 02×16 RESURGE C 3 Tony McEvoy
116 2×24 ROCK TYCOON G 3 Mick Price
117 29 RONAN’S ROCK C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
118 2x656x19 ROOBEENA F 3 Tony McEvoy
119 4226 RUBAN BLEU C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
120 2x SACRED SWORD C 3 Tony McEvoy
121 25120×09 SANCTIMONIOUS C 3 Tony McEvoy
122 11628×15 SANDBAR C 3 Brad Widdup 85
123 34x61x90 SANGITA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 62
124 34x110x5 SANTOS C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 84
125 1x20x0 SATIN SLIPPER F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
126 4x31591x3 SEABROOK (NZ) F 3 Mick Price 101
127 414200×96 SEBERATE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
128 2125740×8 SECRET LADY F 3 Gary Portelli 70
129 4 SHAMWOW (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
130 7×26 SIKORSKY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
131 6123×4 SILENT EXPLORER G 3 David Payne 66
132 432 SIZZLED C 3 Brad Widdup
133 11129839x SIZZLING BELLE F 3 Nick Olive
134 1139 SMART ELISSIM G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 70
135 11×11 SMART MELODY F 3 Kris Lees
136 25 SNEAKING TO WIN C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
137 2x2335x174 SPIN C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
138 STILL INVINCIBLE C 3 Tony McEvoy
139 3×33217 STRATEGIC PHIL G 3 David Brideoake
140 x111113x21 SUNLIGHT F 3 Tony McEvoy 98
141 1x5306x0 SWEET AVA F 3 Gerald Ryan 72
142 6957×123 TAVISAN (NZ) C 3 Mick Price
143 5310×5 TCHAIKOVSKY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 71
144 11×420 THE AUGUST C 3 Brent Stanley
145 111×3 THE AUTUMN SUN C 3 Chris Waller 94
146 THE DIFFERENCE C 3 Tony McEvoy
147 6x731x9 THE ENZO C 3 Mark Newnham 72
148 131 THINKIN’ BIG C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 71
149 211×31 THRILLSTER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens
150 215×38 TIN HAT C 3 James Cummings
151 110 TONY NICCONI C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
152 3x60x1177 TOULOUSE G 3 David Payne 72
153 223×11 WAGNER C 3 James Cummings 74
154 27345 WATCHING C 3 Anthony & Edward Cummings
155 WEBOUGHTAZOU G 3 David Vandyke
156 146122×4 ZOUSAIN C 3 Chris Waller 90

Golden Rose Stakes Form Guide

Horses that run in the Golden Rose Stakes have usually come off a successful career as a two-year-old. Because it is the first big three-year-old race of the season, people will need to analyse the form of recent two-year-old races in the previous autumn and winter.

These races include the Group 3 Breeders’ Stakes, Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes, Group 3 Skyline Stakes, Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes, Group 2 Reisling Slipper Trial, Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial, Group 2 Karrakatta Plate, Group 1 Golden Slipper, Group 1 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes, Group 1 AJC Champagne Stakes, Group 2 Champagne Classic, Group 2 QTC Sires Produce Stakes and Group 1 The TJ Smith. However, the best form guide for the Golden Rose Stakes is the Group 3 Run To The Rose for the three year olds on August 27. Most of the horses competing in the Golden Rose Stakes use the Run To The Rose as a lead-up race.

The Golden Rose Stakes itself is often used as a form guide for races such as the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Group 1 Thousand Guineas, Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes and Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.

The 2018 Golden Rose Stakes form guide will be provided below.

Golden Rose Stakes Betting

There are many different bet types that can be placed on the Golden Rose Stakes. Just like any other race, simple win or place bets are very popular. Because each horse in the race has most likely had a very high profile two-year-old career, there is a great deal of information available to punters on each horse’s weaknesses and strengths.

Like most of the spring carnival, the Golden Rose Stakes is the perfect race to be included in punters multibets. People choose bets such as the Golden Rose Stakes/Epsom Handicap multi, Golden Rose Stakes/The Metropolitan multi, Golden Rose Stakes/Caulfield Cup multi and Golden Rose Stakes/Cox Plate multi. The most popular betting multi, however, is the Golden Rose Stakes/Caulfield Guineas and Golden Rose Stakes/Thousand Guineas multi.

Quinellas, exactas, trifectas, mystery trifectas and quadrellas are also popular Golden Rose Stakes bets.

Golden Rose Stakes Odds

The final Golden Rose Stakes odds are usually released in the days leading up to the race. The first round of odds are released after nominations for the race are announced, while the final field and barrier draw, which is announced on the Tuesday before the race, usually leads to the final odds being released. Golden Rose Stakes odds can be secure at fixed prices, meaning that if your horse does not run you may lose the stakes you bet, however, they usually offer higher prices. You can also place you money on the tote for the Golden Rose Stakes, meaning the price may fluctuate after you have made your bet and you will not know for certain how much you have won, should you win, until after the race.

The Golden Rose Stakes odds are dependent on a number of different factors. The form of each horse is predominately what determines the odds of each Golden Rose Stakes runner. Horses that have had a successful two-year-old season will usually feature at shorter odds than those that have not. The barrier draw, which is released on the Tuesday before the Golden Rose Stakes, also has a large bearing on the price each horse is offered at. Horses that have been lucky enough to draw an inside gate are usually expected to do better than those that have drawn wide. This is because it is not unusual for horses jumping from the outside barriers to get caught wide throughout the whole race or for them to be asked to use up too much energy early as they try to get across to the inside rail at the start of the race.

Golden Rose Stakes Tips

There are a number of different ways people come to decide on their own tips for the Golden Rose Stakes. Usually, people rely on the form of each horse to help them decide which one will perform come Golden Rose Stakes race day. Another big factor, as mentioned above, is the barrier draw of each horse. It may become clear by looking at the form that a certain horse never performs well when jumping from a wide gate. In this case that horse would be unlikely to feature in a person’s Golden Rose Stakes tips.

Another big factor is the weather. Most horses can only handle certain types of ground. Some horses need a dry track to run well, while other, particularly those with leg or hoof problems, need the track to be wet in order to run a good race. Therefore, if it is raining, then a horse that has proven wet track ability will be more likely to feature in the tips than a horse that has never won a race on slow or heavy grown before.

Golden Rose Stakes Day

The Golden Rose Stakes is held on Golden Rose Stakes Day in September each year. Golden Rose Stakes Day is home to three Group races, including the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes and the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes. The Theo Marks Stakes is worth $200,000, while the Kingston Town Stakes is worth $125,000. Therefore, the Group races alone on Golden Rose Stakes Day are worth $1.325 million in prize money.

Golden Rose Stakes Day is the first major race day in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and is held the week before the Group 1 George Main Stakes at Randwick racecourse in Sydney. Golden Rose Stakes Day is the only day that features a group 1 race at Rosehill Gardens during the spring carnival.

Golden Rose Stakes Day is known to bring a large number of patrons to the racecourse each year on what is Rosehill Garden’s premier spring race day.

Golden Rose Stakes Results

The Golden Rose Stakes is a relatively new race, with the first race being run in 2004 when it was won by Doonan. The race was run twice in 2008 to make up for the fact that it was not run in 2007 due to the Australian outbreak of Equine Influenza. Horses that have won the Golden Rose Stakes include Paratroopers (2005), Court Command (2006), Forensics (2008), Duporth (2008), Denman (2009), Toorak Toff (2010), Zoustar (2013) and Exosphere (2015).

Golden Rose Past Winners & Results

Below you will find the results of the Golden Rose since it was inaugurated in 2003.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Trapeze Artist 2 Champagne Cuddles 3 Menari 1:22.41
2016 1 Astern 2 Omei Sword 3 Impending 1:23.91
2015 1 Exosphere 2 Speak Fondly 3 Sebring Sun 1:21.83
2014 1 Hallowed Crown 2 Scissor Kick 3 Shooting To Win 1:24.00
2013 1 Zoustar 2 Dissident 3 Bull Point 1:22.51
2012 1 Epaulette 2 Albrecht 3 A Shokan 1:22.3
2011 1 Manawanui 2 Smart Missile 3 Helmet 1:23.3
2010 1 Toorak Toff 2 Squamosa 3 Ilovethiscity 1:21.9
2009 1 Denman 2 Trusting 3 Stryker 1:22.8
2008 1 Duporth 2 Stripper 3 Desuetude 1:23.8
2008 1 Forensics 2 El Cambio 3 Kingda Ka 1:22.4
2007 Race not run in 2007 – moved to March 15, 2008
2006 1 Court Command 2 Empires Choice 3 Mentality 1:23.1
2005 1 Paratroopers 2 Racing To Win 3 Pendragon 1:23.5
2004 1 Doonan 2 Al Maher 3 Lieutenant 1:23.1
2003 1 In Top Swing 2 Handsome Ransom 3 Ashenti 1:24.0

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