Golden Rose Stakes

Golden Rose Stakes

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Rosehill Gardens
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Distance: 1400m

THE Golden Rose is the first major race for the three-year-olds which held a nomination for the Golden Slipper earlier that year.

The $1 million feature is run at Rosehill over 1400m is now run on the fourth Saturday of September each year and showcases punters which horses have developed over the winter months. The past winners list includes some champion thoroughbreds such as Bivouac, Exosphere, Zoustar and Manawanui.

Formerly known as the Peter Pan Stakes, the Golden Rose is extremely popular with punters as the form out of the Golden Slipper isn’t quick to forget and fast horses attract support all over the world. A race dominated by the colts and geldings, The Golden Rose is one of the must watch races during the Sydney Spring Carnival.

How to qualify for the Golden Rose

If your horse has been nominated for the race through the appropriate channels, order of entry is decided on prize money accumulated by the competing horses.

A capacity field of 18 can take part in the Golden Rose.

2021 Golden Slipper Order Of Entry

Final update conducted on March 16

Ballot # Horse  Trainer Prize Money
1 Stay Inside Richard & Michael Freedman $2,202,600
2 Anamoe James Cummings $1,838,425
3 Shaquero Chris Waller $1,372,075
4 Artorius Anthony & Sam Freedman $1,104,850
5 Ingratiating James Cummings $980,550
6 Converge Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott $964,900
7 Tiger Of Malay Richard & Michael Freedman $915,250
8 Jamaea Rober & Luke Price $885,115
9 Sneaky Five Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $883,000
10 Finance Tycoon Danny O’Brien $793,500
11 Alpine Edge Toby & Trent Edmonds $646,450
12 Captivant Peter & Paul Snowden $638,450
13 Four Moves Ahead John Sargent $406,350
14 Baranof John Thompson $398,680
15 Hilal Team Hawkes $364,650
16 Crystal Bound Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $355,750
17 Paulele James Cummings $351,000
18 She’s All Class Chris Waller $343,800
19 Giannis Chris Waller $302,875
20 Swift Witness Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott $282,000
21 Home Affairs Chris Waller $249,100
22 Royalzel Gary Portelli $237,390
23 Gimmie Par Peter Moody $214,700
24 Pegasi Tony & Calvin McEvoy $213,060
25 Ranch Hand Chris Waller $206,775
26 Mallory Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou $204,150
27 In The Congo Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott $193,525
28 Glistening Richard & Michael Freedman $187,900
29 Ashema Annabel Neasham $183,850
30 Prince Of Boom Robert Heathcote $170,000
31 Sword Of State Jamie Richards $163,628
32 Readily Availabull John Sargent $155,700
33 Coastwatch Chris Waller $152,400
34 Bruckner Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $140,990
35 Saif Team Hawkes $139,250
36 Mr Mozart Team Hawkes $139,200
37 O’President Chris Waller $137,350
38 Nice For What Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $135,800
39 Najmaty Peter & Paul Snowden $135,000
40 Port Louis Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $128,200
41 Generation Ciaron Maher & David Eustace $127,975
42 Three Kings Tony & Calvin McEvoy $120,800
43 Joyous Legend Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou $118,490
44 Hunnam Team Hawkes $108,500
45 Construct Peter & Paul Snowden $107,990
46 Blushing Tycoon Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young $107,200
47 Remarque Team Hawkes $96,350
48= Direct Lloyd Kennewell $95,700
48= Sky Command Gary Portelli $95,700
50 Overmann Team Hawkes $92,800

2021 Golden Rose betting odds

Ole Kirk
Who will join Ole Kirk on the Golden Rose Stakes honour roll with a win in the 2021 edition?

Following a dominant two-year-old season and a fantastic win in the Run To The Rose, Anamoe is a $2 favoruite to claim the 2021 Golden Rose.

Blue Diamond Stakes winner Artorius, In The Congo and Remarque are the only other two runners in single figure with odds of $9 available for the three runners.

Where to bet on the Golden Rose

All of our recommended bookmakers offer markets on the Group 1 Golden Rose and the market is opened months in advance.

Take a look at the reviews of our trusted bookmakers below to make an informed decision.

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Golden Rose betting statistics and race guide

The Autumn Sun finds himself on the Golden Rose honour roll following his win in 2018.

The Golden Rose is open only to horses which were nominated for the Golden Slipper. Non-nominated runners can pay a late entry fee by June 14 to be included.

The race is dominated by the colts and geldings with only one filly winning in the last 13 years (Forensics, 2008). There have been some quality winners in recent history, but punters weren’t able to identify the potential champion runners.

Exosphere was well found as the favourite in 2015 – one of three favourites which has won over the past 10 years, but some quality horses paid good prices in the years prior. Hallowed Crown won in 2014 and paid $5.50 when beating both Scissor Kick and Shooting To Win.

In 2013, champion three-year-old Zoustar won at odds of $6.50 with Sportsbet and it also defeated two impressive horses in their own right. Former horse of the year winner Dissident finished in second and the talented Bull Point was third.

The likes of Epaulette ($13) and Manawanui ($7) both paid great-value prices and it shows that the Golden Rose is a great betting fixture.

Since becoming a group 1 in 2009, five winners have been last start winners. The Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes is a good form guide with three winners coming out of that race, with the Run To The Rose an obvious form race considering the trifecta was the same in both the Run To The Rose and Golden Rose in 2019.

Peter Snowden is a trainer to follow with three wins and Hugh Bowman has five wins from only 11 rides.

2020 Golden Rose Stakes result


1stOle Kirk ($7.00)
2ndNorth Pacific ($1.70)
3rdKing’s Legacy ($3.30)

Recent Golden Rose winners

  • All eyes were on the one $1.55 favourite Rothfire heading into the 2020 Golden Rose Stakes, but it was Ole Kirk who stole the headlines with an impressive win. It was a massive result for the Hawkes stable as they trained the first two runners past the winning post and managed to put two lengths on their closest rival. Unfortunately for favourite backers, Rothfire failed to run a drum, with the $1.55 finishing fourth, with it later being reported that he had suffered a severe tendon injury in the run.
  • Bivouac was a sure thing beaten at the 100 metre mark when Yes Yes Yes looked to have gotten the better of the Godolphin colt, before he lifted off the canvas to get up in the final strides to the joy of favourite punters to claim the 2019 Golden Rose. Amazingly, the trifecta in the Run To The Rose was the same trifecta in the Golden Rose in 2019.
    • The Autumn Sun is unlucky to have tasted defeat in the past, but backers of the Chris Waller product may have been cursing the Sun once again after the champ settled at the back of the field. Nearing the turn The Autumn Sun didn’t look to be travelling all that well but the longer the straight went the harder the horse let down. In the final 100m the Autumn Sun gobbled up the opposition to record a powerful win ahead of stablemate Zousain and The Everest competitor Graff.
    • Trapeze Artist was the second-rated runner for trainer Gerald Ryan, but it was clearly the best horse in the race as it cleared out for an impressive victory. Its form coming into the race looked average, but its form at the top level has always been good and that proved to be the case. Champagne Cuddles had the fitness edge and made good ground late and race favourite Menari battled on well for third. Read report here.
    • Astern established itself as the class three-year-old of its year scoring by 2.25 lengths. The John O’Shea-trained colt by Medaglia D’Oro burst past runners with a big turn-of-foot and it gave James McDonald won of his biggest wins before succumbing to suspension. Included in the beaten brigade was subsequent group one winner Impending and quality filly Yankee Rose.
    • Champion colt Exosphere recorded one of the easiest Golden Rose wins in history. The John O’Shea-trained runner won by 2.3 lengths over subsequent winners Speak Fondly, Sebring Sun, Ragesse, Press Statement and Holler which represented Australia at Royal Ascot in 2016. It was only a small field of eight runners, but Exosphere burst onto the scene with the win and will be remembered for it.
    • In a close finish of just a long head, Hallowed Crown edged out Scissor Kick to win. The Bart and James Cummings-trained colt settled well back throughout the run and worked to the lead with under 300m to go. It held off Scissor Kick and the fast-finishing Shooting To Win and the first four all went on to handy careers. The win was one of four victories for jockey Hugh Bowman.
    • Zoustar didn’t have the best run in 2013, but it pulled out a tough win over Dissident by a neck. Chris Waller lined up the champion three-year-old which had good support in the market and despite drawing barrier 16, jockey Jimmy Cassidy found a good spot in the field before it burst to the front with 200m to go and held them off. The field of 16 contained plenty of talent such as Bull Point, Cluster, Fast ‘n’ Rocking and multiple group 1 winner Criterion.
    • Epaulette scored the upset win at $13 to give Peter Snowden another famous victory. The colt by Commands held off stablemate Albrecht by a head in another Golden Rose classic. The field wasn’t flush with superstars, but the win was quality and gave value punters a huge windfall.
    • Another close finish was taken out by Manawanui in one of its toughest career wins. The $45,000 sales purchase proved more than its worth with the group 1 winner by holding off a stellar field. It beat home Smart Missile, Helmut, Foxwedge and Aeronautical in one of the best-quality fields in history. It won by only a short neck over Smart Missile, but it put on 3.3 lengths on Helmut.

    Previous Golden Rose Stakes winners

    Golden Rose Stakes Past Winners
    Year Horse Jockey Trainer
    2020 Ole Kirk Tommy Berry Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
    2019 Bivouac Hugh Bowman James Cummings
    2018 The Autumn Sun Kerrin McEvoy Chris Waller
    2017 Trapeze Artist Tye Angland Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
    2016 Astern James McDonald John O’Shea
    2015 Exosphere James McDonald John O’Shea
    2014 Hallowed Crown Hugh Bowman Bart & James Cummings
    2013 Zoustar Jim Cassidy Chris Waller
    2012 Epaulette Tommy Berry Peter Snowden
    2011 Manawanui Glyn Schofield Ron Leemon
    2010 Toorak Toff Damien Oliver Rick Hore-Lacy
    2009 Denman Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
    2008 Duporth Hugh Bowman Anthony Cummings
    2007 Race Not Held
    2006 Court Command Darryl McLellan Darren Smith
    2005 Paratroopers Darren Beadman John Hawkes
    2004 Doonan Hugh Bowman Helen Page
    2003 In Top Swing Hugh Bowman Noel Mayfield-Smith
    2002 Sportsman Darryl McLellan Gregory Hickman
    2001 Magic Albert Justin Sheehan Albert Stapleford
    2000 Dandify Brad Stewart Jim Conlan

    Golden Rose Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000

    Golden Rose Stakes Past Winners Pre 2000
    Year Horse
    1999 Fairway
    1998 Huge Jet
    1997 On Air
    1996 Race Not Held
    1995 Flying Spur
    1994 Brave Warrior
    1993 March Hare
    1992 Play Or Pay
    1991 Big Dreams
    1990 Imperial Magician
    1989 Party Mood
    1988 Swiftly Carson
    1987 Roman General
    1986 Drought
    1985 Handy Proverb
    1984 Black Ivory
    1983 Sir Dapper
    1982 Cossack Prince
    1981 Best Western
    1980 Impish Prince
    1979 Kingston Town
    1978 Kapalaran
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