Golden Rose Stakes
What You Need to Know
- The Golden Rose Stakes is a Group 1 flat race for thoroughbreds aged three years and over.
- The race is held at the Rosehill Racecourse, just outside of Sydney, and is a highlight of the annual Spring Carnival of Racing. The race will start on Saturday the 12th of September 2015.
- The race is run over 1,400 metres along a right-handed turf track and is always fast and furious
- With a prize fund of more than $1 million up for grabs, the race always attracts many of Australia's top horses and riders, as well as bringing in huge crowds to the Sydney track
- The race is also a big hit with punters and, with online betting, it's never been easier to have a flutter on the action. Open an online sports betting account today to get the best odds
- If you are betting on the race, you should do your homework. The Silver Shadow Stakes, which usually takes place a month before, is a good guide to who will do well in the Golden Rose Stakes
- Similarly, for younger horses, the Up and Coming Stakes and, for fillies, the Silver Shadow Stakes, can often be useful guidelines for who will perform well
A Quick Overview
The Golden Rose Stakes is a Group 1 flat race for thoroughbreds aged three years and over. The race is held at the Rosehill Racecourse, just outside the centre of Sydney, each year, either at the end of August or the start of September.
A highlight of the annual Sydney Spring Carnival, the Golden Rose Stakes offers a prize pool of around $1 million, meaning it attracts the some of the country's best thoroughbreds, as well as many top trainers and jockeys. The race is also hugely popular with sports betting fans, with bookies extra-busy in the run-up to the big event.
History of the Golden Rose Stakes
The first Rose Gill Stakes was held in 1978, making it one of the newer events on the Australian racing calendar.
At the start, the race was known as the Peter Pan Stakes. When the name was changed to the current one in 2003, the organisers were forced to accept a reclassification to a Group 2 race, even though a $1 million prize pot was already on offer.
However, the Golden Rose got its Group 1 status back just a few years later, ensuring it has consistently attracted the very best young and experienced thoroughbreds.
The Race Today
These days, the Golden Rose Stakes is the highlight of the annual Sydney Spring Carnival of Racing, attracting large crowds and widespread media coverage.
Sticking with tradition, the race is run over 1,400 metres along a right-handed turf track and is open to thoroughbreds aged three years. The prize money on offer always exceeds the $1 million mark, with the winner taking home most of this.
Unsurprisingly given the level of competition, the race is fast, furious and fiercely-contested, making it a real favourite with sports betting fans right around the world.
Getting to the Race
The Rosehill Racecourse is situated in the suburb of Rosehill, to the west of central Sydney.
If you want to watch the Golden Rose Stakes in person, then you can either drive to the ground, or else regular trains run from downtown Sydney along the Carlingford line, stopping at Rosehill station, from where it's an easy stroll to the venue.
Betting on the Golden Rose Stakes
If you want to have a bet on the Golden Rose Stakes, then the best thing to do is to open an online sports betting account. This way, you can get access to the widest selection of betting markets and the most-favourable odds. What's more, sites such as Bet365.com usually have some great introductory offers, including up to £200 in cashback when you open up an account.
Here are just a few things to bear in mind before you put any money down betting on the Golden Rose Stakes:
- The Silver Shadow Stakes, which usually takes place a month before, is a good guide to who will do well in the Golden Rose Stakes. A number of recent winners, including 2014 victor Hallowe Crown, won this race first.
- Similarly, for younger horses, the Up and Coming Stakes and, for fillies, the Silver Shadow Stakes, can often be useful guidelines for who will perform well at the Rosehill Racecourse.
Facts and Records
The Golden Rose Stakes may be a relatively young race, but that doesn't mean it has no history. In fact, over the past few decades, there have been a number of big shocks and upsets on at the Rosehill Racecourse. Here are just a few facts about the race:
- The race now marks the official start to the Group 1 racing season in Sydney, ensuring all eyes are on the event each spring.
- With its $1 million purse, the Golden Rose Stakes is by some distance the richest event in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.
- The Golden Rose Stakes is a great race to have a flutter on. However, to improve your chances of winning, you should be sure you know what you're doing. This comprehensive guide to betting on a horse can help you
- The real high point of the Australian racing calendar, however, is the Melbourne Cup. Visit the official website to find out more about this iconic event