The Galaxy Handicap

  • Date: Saturday March 18, 2017
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance:
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $700,000

2016 The Galaxy Handicap News

Redzel Makes All In Hall Mark Stakes

Redzel Makes All In Hall Mark Stakes

Redzel led from start to finish to return to winning form in the 2017 Hall Mark Stakes at Royal Randwick this afternoon.

Redzel returned to winning form in the 2017 Hall Mark Stakes. Photo by: Steve Hart

Redzel was narrowly denied by English in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick on March …

The 2017 The Galaxy Handicap is a Group 1 race that is run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. Run as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, The Galaxy is raced over a sprinters distance of 1,100 metres and is worth a total of $700,000 in prize money. The Galaxy is run under open handicap conditions and is one of five Group 1 events, along with the Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), Ranvet Stakes (2000m), George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and Rosehill Guineas (2000m), that is run at Rosehill Gardens on the final Saturday of March.

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Prior to running in The Galaxy many starters will often have come through races like the  Group 3 Liverpool City Cup (1300m) or Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m), while those horse coming from Melbourne are likely to have contested the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield.

The Galaxy was first held in 1972 and was given it status as a Group 2 event in 1980 before being upgraded to Group 1 status in 1984. The most controversial running of The Galaxy took place in 2010; with Ortensia passing the post first but failing a drug test. A lengthy four month inquiry ensued, with Ortensia eventually being disqualified from the race and the new winner being named as original runner-up Shellscrape.

Other notable winners of The Galaxy include Bletchingly (1975), Schillaci (1992), Gold Ace (1996), Charge Forward (2005) and Magnus (2007).

The Galaxy Field

The Galaxy field features some of the leading sprinters in Australia and can feature a capacity of 19 runners. The Galaxy does not normally draw as strong a field as the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) that is held three weeks late, but is always a very competitive race and the event is noted for its number of close finishes and the poor winning record of favourites.

2017 The Galaxy Field

The 2017 The Galaxy field is published here.

2017 The Galaxy Nominations

The 2017 The Galaxy Handicap nominations will be provided below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x6025x7542 BIG MONEY G 7 Rodney Northam 104
2 2x600x2117 DAL CIELO (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees 93
3 631x5470x1 ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 5x16225x72 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 5x447317x4 FELINES M 5 Kris Lees 101
6 2156x323x6 FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale
7 1×22 GLENALL C 3 Les Bridge 75
8 113x132x61 HEATHERLY M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
9 254x24x112 HIEROGLYPHICS M 5 Anthony & Edward Cummings 91
10 12134028×5 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell 88
11 x10x3021x8 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 360×221712 KURO (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 106
13 L0x55402x5 MISS PROMISCUITY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 x1x66735x1 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 86
15 11x1210x15 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 111
16 11110x100x PETITS FILOUS M 4 Ciaron Maher 90
17 215x1181x2 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
18 11114x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
19 x421152x14 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 x11x113x93 SUPIDO H 5 Michael Kent 101
21 42x256Px1x TARGET IN SIGHT G 7 Joseph Pride
22 21438×1013 ZESTFUL M 5 Kris Lees 97

The Galaxy Winners & Results

Below you will find the past winners of The Galaxy since 2000.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Russian Revolution 2 Redzel 3 Jungle Edge 1:07.6
2016 1 Griante 2 Shiraz 3 Dothraki 1:03.7
2015 1 Sweet Idea 2 Kuro 3 Miracles Of Life 1:02.69
2014 1 Tiger Tees 2 Anatina 3 Villa Verde 1:05.02
2013 1 Bel Sprinter 2 Snitzerland 3 Decision Time 1:05.3
2012 1 Temple of Boom 2 Nobby Snip 3 Lady’s Angel 1:03.4
2011 1 Atomic Force 2 Thankgodyou’rehere 3 Cardinal Virtue 1:05.3
2010 1 Shellscrape 2 Swift Alliance 3 Stryker 1:03.2
2009 1 Nicconi 2 Danleigh 3 Gold Trail 1:03.5
2008 1 Typhoon Zed 2 Keen Commander 3 Fritzs Princess 1:04.1
2007 1 Magnus 2 Fast n Famous 3 Macs Tune 1:03.2
2006 1 Proprietor 2 Media 3 Black Ink 1:03.1
2005 1 Charge Forward 2 Spark Of Life 3 Red Oog 1:04.7
2004 1 Spark Of Life 2 Taikun 3 Blessum 1:03.7
2003 1 Snowland 2 Star Of Florida 3 Bradshaw 1:04.5
2002 1 Mistegic 2 Century Kid 3 Excellerator 1:02.7
2001 1 Padstow 2 Camena 3 Catatonic 1:04.0
2000 1 Black Bean 2 Commands 3 Padstow 1:02.9