The Galaxy

The Galaxy is a Group 1 sprint race run over 1100m at Rosehill Gardens on Golden Slipper Day during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2017 The Galaxy Results

  • 1st: Russian Revolution
  • 2nd: Redzel
  • 3rd: Jungle Edge

The Galaxy News

Chautauqua On Top Of 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes Field

Chautauqua On Top Of 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes Field

The 2017 T.J. Smith Stakes field has been released and 15 horses have been included in the acceptances for the Group 1 event at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Chautauqua has won the past two editions of the T.J. Smith Stakes and he is back for another tilt at the race after performing well without winning…

The Galaxy is a Group 1 sprint race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Slipper Day in March during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Galaxy is the only elite level sprint during the carnival that is run over just 1100 metres and sprinters that are contesting the race normally come through races like the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield in Melbourne or the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Royal Randwick.

There are five Group 1 races held on Golden Slipper Stakes Day each year: the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), the $1 million Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), the $700,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), the $600,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and The Galaxy that offers $700,000 in total prize money.

Graduates out of The Galaxy field often continue onto other Sydney Group 1 sprint races including the $2.5 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) in April during ‘The Championships’ at Randwick. No horse has completed The Galaxy – TJ Smith Stakes double without another run in between since La Baraka (1998). The winner of The Galaxy receives ballot exempt entry into the TJ Smith Stakes field.

The Galaxy 2017 ran on March 18, 2017.

The Galaxy
Date: March 18, 2017
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000
Inaugurated: 1972

2017 The Galaxy Results

Check out the official The Galaxy 2017 Results & Finishing Order below – following the link to read more on the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained winner Russian Revolution who saluted for the punters with a narrow win over stablemate Redzel, while pacesetter Jungle Edge held for a brave third at big The Galaxy odds.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 50.5kg (cd 51kg) $2.90F
2 6 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 0.2L 11 54.5kg $9
3 11 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 0.4L 2 51kg $51
4 14 GLENALL Les Bridge Andrew Adkins (a) 5.5L 8 50kg $16
5 9 FELINES Kris Lees Corey Brown 5.6L 10 51.5kg $31
6 2 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Hugh Bowman 6.6L 9 56kg $11
7 3 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 7L 5 55.5kg $5
8 7 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 7.8L 13 54kg $14
9 13 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ms Kathy O’Hara 8.6L 1 50kg $61
10 5 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 9.1L 3 54.5kg $20
11 4 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 10.3L 12 54.5kg $41
12 1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 12.1L 7 58kg $17
13 8 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 12.7L 4 53.5kg $7
14 10 MISS PROMISCUITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ms Katelyn Mallyon 24.1L 6 51kg $81

2017 The Galaxy Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Galaxy 2017 racing odds will be available below the week of the race with betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2017 The Galaxy Field

The Galaxy field generally features between 12 and 15 sprinters, but just nine horses took part in the 1993 and 1999 editions of the race. The race attracts the season’s best short-distance specialists and is released on the Wednesday before Golden Slipper Day.

The official 2017 The Galaxy field is set for release by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 15, 2017 and will be published in full below.

See below for the full 2017 The Galaxy Final Field & Barrier Draw – the fourteen acceptors featuring returning three-year-old Russian Revolution drawn the outside barrier and smart mare English chasing the Challenge Stakes – The Galaxy double.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth Hcp. Rating
1 11x1210x15 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 7 58kg 111
2 2156x323x6 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Hugh Bowman 9 56kg 107
3 631x5470x1 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 5 55.5kg 110
4 x6025x7542 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 12 54.5kg 104
5 5x16225x72 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 54.5kg 104
6 215x1181x2 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 11 54.5kg 104
7 113x132x61 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 13 54kg 107
8 x11x113x93 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 4 53.5kg 102
9 5x447317x4 FELINES Kris Lees Corey Brown 10 51.5kg 102
10 L0x55402x5 MISS PROMISCUITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ms Katelyn Mallyon 6 51kg 99
11 12134028×5 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 2 51kg 88
12 11114x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 50.5kg 97
13 x1x66735x1 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 50kg 86
14 1×22 GLENALL Les Bridge Andrew Adkins (a) 8 50kg 75

2017 The Galaxy Nominations

The Galaxy 2017 nominations are due to close on Monday March 13, 2017 and will be released below as soon as available.

View the official 2017 The Galaxy Nominations below, the bumper early entries for the sprint showdown led by the likes of Challenge Stakes winner English and the Team Snowden-trained stablemates Redzel and Russian Revolution.

# 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 History

The Galaxy has always drawn a competitive field of leading sprinters and has been won by a number of talented gallopers. Bletchingly (1975), Luskin Star (1978), Schllaci (1992), Spark Of Life (2004), Magnus (2007) and Bel Sprinter (2013) are just some of the top sprinters who have their names on The Galaxy honour roll.

The Galaxy was first run in 1972 over a distance of 1200 metres and the race distance was converted to 1100m the following year.  The race was upgraded to a Group 2 event in 1980 and received its status as a Group 1 race before the 1984 edition of the race that was won by Mr Illusion.

The Galaxy has proven a very difficult race to win in back-to-back years and Grey Receiver remains the only horse to have won the race on multiple occasions after taking out the race in 1981 and 1982.

Notable recent The Galaxy winners include Sweet Idea (2015), Tiger Tees (2014) and Temple Of Boom (2012).

The Galaxy Records>

The Galaxy Records
Time Record: 1:02.38 set by Accomplice in 1997.
Most Successful Jockey: P. Cook won three times with Kista (1973), Salaam (1977) and Snippets (1988).
Lightest Weight Carried to Victory: 49.0kg carried by Salaam in 1977.
Heaviest Weight Carried to Victory: 58.5kg carried by Mr. Tiz in 1991.

Recent The Galaxy Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
The Galaxy
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
The Galaxy
1st Russian Revolution 1 minute 7.6 seconds
2nd Redzel
3rd Jungle Edge
2016
The Galaxy
1st Griante 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Shiraz
3rd Dothraki
2015
The Galaxy
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 02.69 seconds
2nd Kuro
3rd Miracles Of Life
2014
The Galaxy
1st Tiger Tees 1 minute 05.02 seconds
2nd Anatina
3rd Villa Verde
2013
The Galaxy
1st Bel Sprinter 1 minute 02.87 seconds
2nd Snitzerland
3rd Decision Time
2012
The Galaxy
1st Temple of Boom 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Nobby Snip
3rd Lady’s Angel
2011
The Galaxy
1st Atomic Force 1 minute 05.3 seconds
2nd Thankgodyou’rehere
3rd Cardinal Virtue
2010
The Galaxy
1st Shellscrape 1 minute 3.29 seconds
2nd Swift Alliance
3rd Stryker
2009
The Galaxy
1st Nicconi 1 minute 3.5 seconds
2nd Danleigh
3rd Gold Trail
2008
The Galaxy
1st Typhoon Zed 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Keen Commander
3rd Fritzs Princess
2007
The Galaxy
1st Magnus 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Fast n Famous
3rd Macs Tune
2006
The Galaxy
1st Proprietor 1 minute 3.1 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Black Ink
2005
The Galaxy
1st Charge Forward 1 minute 4.7 seconds
2nd Spark Of Life
3rd Red Oog
2004
The Galaxy
1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Taikun
3rd Blessum
2003
The Galaxy
1st Snowland 1 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Bradshaw
2002
The Galaxy
1st Mistegic 1 minute 2.7 seconds
2nd Century Kid
3rd Excellerator
2001
The Galaxy
1st Padstow 1 minute 4 seconds
2nd Camena
3rd Catatonic
2000
The Galaxy
1st Black Bean 1 minute 2.9 seconds
2nd Commands
3rd Padstow