The Galaxy

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

2018 The Galaxy Results

  • 1st: #3 In Her Time
  • 2nd: #5 English
  • 3rd: #13 Viridine



The ATC 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 Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), the 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 Group 1 $2.5 million 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 2018 ran on Saturday March 24, 2018 and saw the first-up favourite In Her Time salute for the punters.

2018 The Galaxy
Date: Saturday March 24, 2018
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000
Inaugurated: 1972

2018 The Galaxy Results

  • 1st: #3 In Her Time
  • 2nd: #5 English
  • 3rd: #13 Viridine

Check out the official The Galaxy 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the impressive first-up win by the Benjamin Smith-trained mare In Her Time who broke her Group 1 maiden in the sprint with a three-quarter length over English ($16) as the three-year-old Viridine ($4.20) ran third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 3 IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Zac Purton 10 55kg $4F
2 5 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 0.8L 3 54.5kg $16
3 13 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 1.6L 8 50kg (cd 51kg) $4.20
4 10 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Tim Clark 2.8L 5 52kg $4.80
5 15e THE MISSION Paul Perry Ms Rachel King (a) 3L 7 50kg $101
6 7 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Jason Collett 3.6L 1 53kg $11
7 1 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 3.9L 9 58kg $16
8 6 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tommy Berry 6.4L 11 54.5kg $71
9 12 LADY ESPRIT Aaron Purcell Ms Kathy O’Hara 7.3L 4 51kg $31
10 2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 7.7L 6 55.5kg $7
11 11 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Adkins 14.7L 2 52kg $31
14 PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0
8 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 0
4 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 0
9 THRONUM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 0

2018 The Galaxy Race Tips

  • 1st: #2 Jungle Edge
  • 2nd: #1 Le Romain
  • 3rd: #13 Viridine

Read our full 2018 The Galaxy Tips & Odds Update now.

2018 The Galaxy Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Galaxy 2018 racing odds are available below with betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 The Galaxy Field

The Galaxy field attracts the season’s best short-distance specialists, many coming off the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) at Randwick earlier in the autumn, and is released on the Wednesday before Golden Slipper Day.

The official 2018 The Galaxy field is set for release by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 21, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The Galaxy 2018 Final Field drew a capacity line-up, but two early scratchings with #4 Secret Agenda (14) and #14 Pariah (5) both coming out sees 13 runners including the sole emergency The Mission. It’s a betting battle in The Galaxy odds however by the returning mare In Her Time with work to do from out wide and known mudlark Jungle Edge who will relish the likely Heavy-rated Rosehill track.

Read more on the 2018 The Galaxy Field Featuring Jungle Edge.

2018 The Galaxy Field Update: Four horses have been scratched from the race due to the likely wet Rosehill track on Slipper Day with Secret Agenda, Thronum, Pariah and Spido all facing off the night before under the lights at The Valley in Melbourne’s William Reid Stakes 2018.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 11202x250x LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Hugh Bowman 12 58kg 114
2 76875113×2 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 7 55.5kg 109
3 5x523x112x IN HER TIME Benjamin Smith Zac Purton 13 55kg 112
4 167x5114x1 SECRET AGENDA Mick Price Damien Oliver 14 55kg 112
5 266x4269x5 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Sam Clipperton 3 54.5kg 111
6 847x5400x7 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tommy Berry 15 54.5kg 107
7 394x2531x6 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Jason Collett 1 53kg 104
8 x930x15x45 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 9 53kg 104
9 306x13x140 THRONUM David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 52.5kg 103
10 2121x11x22 SNITTY KITTY Henry Dwyer Tim Clark 6 52kg 106
11 1368x008x9 DERRYN David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Adkins 2 52kg 102
12 x307324017 LADY ESPRIT Aaron Purcell Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 51kg 98
13 11x115x4 VIRIDINE James Cummings Brenton Avdulla 11 50kg 94
14 1220x129x PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 5 50kg 91
15e 61x70600x8 THE MISSION Paul Perry Ms Rachel King (a) 10 50kg 90

2018 The Galaxy Nominations

The Galaxy 2018 nominations are due to close on Monday March 19, 2018 and will be released below as soon as available.

The official 2018 The Galaxy Nominations drew 21 hopefuls including returning mare In Her Time whose spring ended with a Group 1 Manikato Stakes second in Melbourne and Godolphin’s three-year-old Poet’s Voice colt Viridine who ran an eye-catching first-up fourth in the Challenge Stakes.

View the 2018 The Galaxy Nominations Featuring Secret Agenda.

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
2019
The Galaxy
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
The Galaxy
1st In Her Time 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd English
3rd Viridine
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

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