|Date:||October 31, 2020|
Look out Melbourne Cup Carnival, there’s a new race in Sydney that is set to take some of the shine away from Victoria.
Its name is the Golden Eagle and it is worth a cool $7.5 million.
Ran on the same day as the VRC Derby, the race was implemented to keep top end gallopers in work heading into their four-year-old campaigns.
The inaugural running of the Golden Eagle was run on November 2, 2019.
2020 Golden Eagle betting odds
Some of Australia’s best up and coming 4 year olds have come together to form a capacity field of 18 with four emergencies. Funstar from the Chris Waller stable has come up favourite at $4.80 despite drawing the carpark for The Golden Eagle. The QLD superstar Alligator Blood is on the second linme of betting with odds of $6.50 and will look to right his wrongs following a positive drug sample from his Magic Millions win earlier in the year. Godolphin’s Colette will seemingly be suited over the 1500 metres and with a rain affected track looks well supported around the $9 mark.
2020 Golden Eagle final field
|1||ALLIGATOR BLOOD||D Vandyke||15||R Maloney||57.5|
|2||BRANDENBURG (NZ)||J Sargent||14||R Bayliss||57.5|
|3||SUPERSTORM||G & A Williams||19||J Parr||57.5|
|4||DAWN PASSAGE||G Waterhouse & A Bott||16||T Clark||57.5|
|5||RIODINI||G Waterhouse & A Bott||7||B Avdulla||57.5|
|6||WINDSTORM||G & A Williams||8||G Schofield||57.5|
|7||RELOADED||C Waller||11||R Dolan||57.5|
|8||JUST THINKIN’||G Waterhouse & A Bott||21||K O’Hara||57.5|
|9||BOTTEGA||G Ryan & S Alexiou||4||J Innes Jnr||57.5|
|12||FUNSTAR||C Waller||22||T Berry||55.5|
|14||SUBPOENAED (NZ)||C Waller||2||J Ford||55.5|
|15||EMERALDS||J Sargent||18||J Collett||55.5|
|16||SIERRA SUE (NZ)||T Bussuttin & N Young||1||N Rawiller||55.5|
|17||ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ)||J O’Shea||3||S Clipperton||55.5|
|19 (EM1)||STOCKMAN||J Pride||9||TBC||57.5|
|20 (EM2)||ENCHANTED HEART||K Lees||13||TBC||55.5|
|21 (EM3)||FENDER||B Cavanough||12||TBC||57.5|
|22 (EM4)||AIR TO AIR||J Coyle||20||TBC||55.5|
Best Golden Eagle bookmakers
The bookies got in on the act early when it came to the Golden Eagle, installing markets almost straight away.
Below you can find a list of the online bookmakers you can trust, all of which have comprehensive reviews.
2019 Golden Eagle Result
- 1st – Kolding ($6.10/$2.20)
- 2nd – Sunlight ($5.30)
- 3rd – Mizzy ($7.50)
The inaugural running of the Golden Eagle was run on November 2, 2019 where the Chris Waller trained Kolding went on to win the $7.5 million Golden Eagle with Glen Boss on board. It looked to have been a hard watch for Kolding backers with gelding continually finding trouble throughout the home straight. But after a patient ride from Boss, the gap appeared and he ambushed the leader Sunlight in the last 50 metres to go on to claim the inaugural Golden Eagle.
2019 Golden Eagle Final Field
|1||BRUTAL (NZ)||M, W, J Hawkes||17||T Berry||57.5|
|2||CLASSIQUE LEGEND||L Bridge||1||K McEvoy||57.5|
|3||KOLDING (NZ)||C Waller||4||G Boss||57.5|
|4||THE INEVITABLE||S Brunton||3||N Rawiller||57.5|
|5||GEM SONG||K Lees||9||B Avdulla||57.5|
|7||BEHEMOTH||D Jolly||8||T Pannell||57.5|
|8||MILITARY ZONE||P & P Snowden||13||A Adkins||57.5|
|9||JONKER||D Atkins||2||R Dolan (a)||57.5|
|10||FUN FACT||B Baker||10||B Lerena||57.5|
|11||BEAT LE BON (FR)||R Hannon||15||P Dodds||56.5|
|12||NEVER NO MORE (IRE)||A O’Brien||7||PC Boudot||56.5|
|13||I AM SUPERMAN (IRE)||M O’Callaghan||14||L Roche||56.5|
|14||SUNLIGHT||T & C McEvoy||16||L Currie||55.5|
|15||ARCADIA QUEEN||C Waller||5||J McDonald||55.5|
|16||MIZZY||J Cummings||6||J Collett||55.5|
|17||FASIKA||J Pride||11||R King||55.5|
Golden Eagle winners list
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