Run to the Rose

The Run to the Rose is a Group 2 sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in September by three-year-olds heading into the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

2017 The Run To The Rose Results

  • 1st: #5 Menari
  • 2nd: #4 Pariah
  • 3rd: #11 Perast

Run to the Rose News

2017 The Run To The Rose Day Results: Menari Dominant in The Feature

2017 The Run To The Rose Day Results: Menari Dominant in The Feature

We are set for an exciting day of racing at Rosehill Gardens for 2017 The Run To The Rose Day this afternoon and you can keep up with results as they happen at Races.com.au. The Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) headlines an outstanding nine-race card at Rosehill Gardens today, however a further three…

The Run to the Rose is a 1200 metre sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney in early September as a lead-up to the Golden Rose Stakes.

Open to horses aged three years old and run under set weights plus penalties conditions, The Run to the Rose is a genuine test of sprinting ability and tends to display some of the best talent on the Sydney circuit. With a total prize pool of $200,000, the race attracts plenty of great young horses from renowned stables looking for bigger spring targets over the coming weeks.

The Run to the Rose is now contested on a spring race card featuring two other Group 2 status races – the Theo Marks Stakes and the Stan Fox Stakes.

The Run to the Rose is a major lead up event to the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), one of Sydney racing’s main events and worth $1 million prize money. The Golden Rose runs a fortnight later at Rosehill and usually contains quite a few horses that previously participated in the Run to the Rose. It is definitely worth watching the lead up race in order to get an idea of how the field interacts and to gauge form for the Golden Rose.

The Run to the Rose 2017 was run on Saturday September 9th, 2017.

2017 Run to the Rose
Date: September 9th, 2017
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2017 The Run To The Rose Results

Check out the official The Run To The Rose 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the race won by over a length by the Gerald Ryan-trained favourite Menari who is on track for a Golden Rose bid in a fortnight.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 5 MENARI Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 9 56kg $2.30F
2 4 PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1.5L 3 57kg $3.80
3 11 PERAST Paul Perry Adam Hyeronimus 3L 6 55kg $101
4 10 KEMENTARI James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.2L 5 55kg $4
5 8 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida Christian Reith 3.4L 8 55kg $26
6 7 CHAUFFEUR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 4.3L 2 55kg $10
7 1 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 6.7L 7 58.5kg $21
8 2 DIAMOND TATHAGATA Mark Newnham Corey Brown 7.9L 4 57.5kg $201
9 3 TANGLED Chris Waller Tye Angland 8.4L 1 57.5kg $81
6 QIJI PHOENIX Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0
9 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 0

2017 Run to the Rose Field

The 2017 Run to the Rose field will be published in full below once released by Racing NSW the week of the race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x251212x6 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 9 58.5kg 95
2 2x170x8 DIAMOND TATHAGATA Mark Newnham Corey Brown 4 57.5kg 82
3 4x51100x TANGLED Chris Waller Tye Angland 1 57.5kg 82
4 1220×1 PARIAH Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 3 57kg 89
5 12540×1 MENARI Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 11 56kg 88
6 1117x QIJI PHOENIX Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 6 56kg 73
7 132590×2 CHAUFFEUR Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 2 55kg 83
8 5x612x212 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida Christian Reith 10 55kg 70
9 112 SIEGE OF QUEBEC Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 55kg 74
10 21x KEMENTARI James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 7 55kg 70
11 136×67 PERAST Paul Perry Adam Hyeronimus 8 55kg 63

2017 Run to the Rose Nominations

The Run To The Rose 2017 nominations are taken on the Monday of race week and traditionally attract three-year-olds coming off lead-up Sydney runs in races like The Rosebud or San Domenico Stakes.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 4x251212x6 INVADER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 1 58.5kg 95
2 124135×2 TULIP F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 2 55kg 83
3 132590×2 CHAUFFEUR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3 55kg 83
4 1220×1 PARIAH C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 57kg 89
5 12540×1 MENARI C 3 Gerald Ryan 5 56kg 88
6 2x170x8 DIAMOND TATHAGATA C 3 Mark Newnham 6 57.5kg 82
7 552124x GOODFELLA C 3 Bjorn Baker 7 55kg 76
8 4x51100x TANGLED C 3 Chris Waller 8 57.5kg 82
9 5x612x212 SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida 9 55kg 70
10 112 SIEGE OF QUEBEC C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 55kg 74
11 2x12x8 CONDOR HEROES C 3 Gerald Ryan 11 55kg 75
12 21x KEMENTARI C 3 James Cummings 12 55kg 70
13 1117x QIJI PHOENIX C 3 Chris Waller 13 56kg 73
14 136×67 PERAST C 3 Paul Perry 14 55kg 63

Run to the Rose History

The Run to the Rose was inaugurated in 2003, with Gilded Youth taking out the first edition of the race. Originally called the Monakea 3YO Quality Handicap, the race changed name in 2005 for a year to the Smithfield RSL Club Handicap. From 2006 onwards, it has been known as The Run to the Rose. A listed race from the outset, the Run to the Rose was upgraded to Group 3 in 2007. In 2015 it was upgraded to a Group 2 event and has retained that status since.

For much of its early years the Run to the Rose was run over 1300 metres, however the distance was reduced to 1200 metres from 2011 onwards. The Golden Rose is 1400 metres.

Notable Run to the Rose winners include Eremein (2004), El Cambio (2007) and Pierro (2012). Run to the Rose results since the race’s first edition in 2003 are listed below.

Run to the Rose Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
The Run to the Rose
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
The Run to the Rose
1st Menari 1 minute 08.59 seconds
2nd Pariah
3rd Perast
2016
The Run to the Rose
1st Astern 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Star Turn
3rd Impending
2015
The Run to the Rose
1st Exosphere 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Press Statement
3rd Holler
2014
The Run to the Rose
1st Hallowed Crown 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Kumaon
3rd Ygritte
2013
The Run to the Rose
1st Va Pensiero 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Dissident
3rd Marseille Roulette
2012
The Run to the Rose
1st Pierro 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Your Song
3rd Epaulette
2011
The Run to the Rose
1st Smart Missile 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Foxwedge
3rd Helmet
2010
The Run to the Rose
1st Squamosa 1 minute 18.2 seconds
2nd Masquerader
3rd Testarhythm
2009
The Run to the Rose
1st Denman 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd More Than Great
3rd Bombay Sling
2008
The Run to the Rose
1st Desuetude 1 minute 18.1 seconds
2nd Maybe I
3rd Emperor Bonaparte
2007
The Run to the Rose
1st El Cambio 1 minute 16.2 seconds
2nd Rapid Jacko
3rd Turffontein
2006
The Run to the Rose
1st Mentality 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd He’s No Pie Eater
3rd Boncoeur
2005
The Run to the Rose
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Pendragon
3rd Thunderbird Hill
2004
The Run to the Rose
1st Eremein 1 minute 18.3 seconds
2nd Uber
3rd Econsul
2003
The Run to the Rose
1st Gilded Youth 1 minute 16.7 seconds
2nd Charmview
3rd Confectioner