Run to the Rose

The 2016 Run to the Rose is a Group 2 sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Run to the Rose News

Astern onto the Golden Rose after Run To The Rose win

Astern onto the Golden Rose after Run To The Rose win

Classy colt Astern put his stamp on the Golden Rose Stakes in a fortnight when he scored a gutsy first up win in the Group 2 $175,000 MTA Run To The Rose (1200m) at Rosehill today.

Astern, royal blue colours, was too strong for Star Turn, white and red, in winning the Run To The Rose at Rosehill. Photo by ...

The 2016 Run to the Rose is a 1200 metre sprint held at the picturesque Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney.

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 $175,000, the race attracts plenty of great horses from renowned stables.

The Run to the Rose is the only Group status race on the card at the early Sydney Spring Racing Carnival meet, but is supported by the Listed Premier’s Cup (1900m) for stayers.

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 2016 will be run on Saturday August 27th.

2016 Run to the Rose
Date: August 27th, 2016
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $175,000

2016 Run to the Rose Field

The 2016 Run to the Rose field and early betting markets are now out and listed below. Prices courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au and subject to change.

2016 Run to the Rose Nominations

Check out the official 2016 The Run To The Rose nominations now.

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
2017
The Run to the Rose
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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