The Galaxy Handicap

  • Date: Saturday March 19, 2016
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance:
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Prize Money: $600,000

2016 The Galaxy Handicap News

Lord Of The Sky Primed for Sir John Monash Stakes

Lord Of The Sky Primed for Sir John Monash Stakes

Trainer Robbie Laing is confident a rejuvenated Lord Of The Sky will be tough to beat when he returns to competition in Saturday’s featured Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield Racecourse.

Robbie Laing is pleased with Lord Of The Sky ahead of the Sir John Monash Stakes. Photo: Race Horse Photos Australia…

The 2016 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 $400,000 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.

2015 The Galaxy Field

The 2015 The Galaxy field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE Peter G Moody Damian Lane 18 58kg 112
2 x330x173x2 TERRAVISTA Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 3 58kg 112
3 60x123x354 REBEL DANE Gary Portelli Damien Oliver 15 56.5kg 109
4 111x130x15 OUR BOY MALACHI Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14 56kg 108
5 79x54761x0 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith James McDonald 11 55.5kg 107
6 221x3223x6 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Tim Clark 9 55kg 106
7 3x815x13x7 DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden 6 55kg 106
8 27042270×0 LORD OF THE SKY Robbie Laing Zac Purton 5 54.5kg 105
9 5x111136x4 SHIRAZ Tony McEvoy Brett Prebble 10 54kg 104
10 2x202x13x9 BOUNDING Peter & Paul Snowden 7 53.5kg 107
11 x1103x16x7 LUMOSTY Robert Smerdon 12 52.5kg 105
12 1120×34153 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton 2 52.5kg 101
13 11x41111x2 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Brenton Avdulla 8 52.5kg 101
14 1126×1 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 17 51kg 103
15e 1787x461x4 PITTSBURGH FLYER Lee & Shannon Hope Craig Newitt 4 51kg 100
16e x9932587x0 GRIANTE David Brideoake Craig Williams 1 51kg 100
17e 24x11211x1 MALAGUERRA Lee & Anthony Freedman Glen Boss 13 51.5kg 99
18e 22813920×4 MISS PROMISCUITY David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 16 51kg 99

2016 The Galaxy Nominations

The 2016 The Galaxy Handicap nominations will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 1126×1 ENGLISH F 3 Gai Waterhouse 1 51kg 103
2 301x2617x1 FLAMBERGE G 6 Peter G Moody 2= 58kg 112
3 x330x173x2 TERRAVISTA G 6 Joseph Pride 2= 58kg 112
4 60x123x354 REBEL DANE H 6 Gary Portelli 4 56.5kg 109
5 111x130x15 OUR BOY MALACHI G 7 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 5 56kg 108
6 79x54761x0 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) G 7 Noel Mayfield-Smith 6= 55.5kg 107
7 2x202x13x9 BOUNDING M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 6= 53.5kg 107
8 221x3223x6 BALL OF MUSCLE G 5 Joseph Pride 8= 55kg 106
9 3x815x13x7 DOTHRAKI G 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 8= 55kg 106
10 27042270×0 LORD OF THE SKY H 5 Robbie Laing 10= 54.5kg 105
11 x1103x16x7 LUMOSTY M 4 Robert Smerdon 10= 52.5kg 105
12 5x111136x4 SHIRAZ G 6 Tony McEvoy 12 54kg 104
13 0545x511x5 CRADLE ME M 7 David Pfieffer 13 51.5kg 103
14 29x15450x0 SCISSOR KICK H 4 Paul Messara 14 53kg 102
15 1120×34153 BOSS LANE G 5 Ron Quinton 15= 52.5kg 101
16 11x41111x2 FELL SWOOP G 4 Matthew Dale 15= 52.5kg 101
17 x9932587x0 GRIANTE M 5 David Brideoake 17= 51kg 100
18 1787x461x4 PITTSBURGH FLYER M 4 Lee & Shannon Hope 17= 51kg 100
19 24x11211x1 MALAGUERRA G 4 Lee & Anthony Freedman 19= 51.5kg 99
20 22813920×4 MISS PROMISCUITY M 5 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 19= 51kg 99
21 x2497x380x BRING ME THE MAID M 4 Peter G Moody 21= 51kg 98
22 x171x793x2 BROOK ROAD M 5 Kris Lees 21= 51kg 98
23 35x7948x18 HEADWATER C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 23 50kg 96
24 447x1513x3 COUNTERATTACK C 3 Chris Waller 24 50kg 92
25 11x623x14 SPILL THE BEANS C 3 Gerald Ryan 25 50kg 85
26 13x555x221 REDZEL G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 26 50kg 84
27 114x4x156x SKIP COURSE G 5 Donna Grisedale 27 51kg 73

The Galaxy Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
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