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).

2019 The Run To The Rose Results

  • 1st: #3 Bivouac
  • 2nd: #2 Yes Yes Yes
  • 3rd: #4 Exceedance



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 recently upgraded Sheraco 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.

Astern (2016) was the last horse to complete the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose Stakes double.

The Run to the Rose 2019 ran on Saturday September 14, 2019 and saw the Vain Stakes winner Bivouac returning to winning form. 

2019 Run to the Rose
Date: Saturday September 14, 2019
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs – SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2019 The Run To The Rose Results

  • 1st: #3 Bivouac
  • 2nd: #2 Yes Yes Yes
  • 3rd: #4 Exceedance

Check out the official The Run To The Rose 2019 Results & Finishing Order below straight after the Golden Rose lead-up event takes place on Saturday September 14, 2019 .

The 2019 Golden Rose campaign of the Godolphin-raced Vain Stakes champ Bivouac is back on track after he returned to winning form in the Run To The Rose 2019 results.

Read more on the 2019 The Run To The Rose win by Bivouac.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 BIVOUAC James Cummings Joshua Parr 6 57kg $4
2 2 YES YES YES Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 2L 4 57.5kg $7
3 4 EXCEEDANCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2.2L 5 57kg $2.40F
4 6 KUBRICK Chris Waller James McDonald 5L 7 55kg $9
5 5 DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7.8L 3 56kg $7
6 1 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 8.3L 1 58.5kg $31
7 8 MO’S CROWN Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 11.6L 8 55kg $71
8 7 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 12.1L 2 55kg $21

2019 Run To The Rose Odds

Betting on The Run To The Rose 2019 will be provided below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the event.

2019 Run To The Rose Field

The 2019 Run to the Rose field is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week with the full list of final acceptances to be published below.

The Run To The Rose 2019 Field attracted a small but top-class line-up of just eight hopefuls led by Team Hawkes’ hot favourite Exceedance in gate five who comes off an impressive San Domenico Stakes win in the wet first-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 55311x PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 1 58.5kg 96
2 211x17x YES YES YES Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4 57.5kg 88
3 2x3141x12 BIVOUAC James Cummings Joshua Parr 6 57kg 90
4 13×1 EXCEEDANCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 5 57kg 90
5 13×1 DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 56kg 79
6 112x KUBRICK Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55kg 90
7 1313x692x2 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 2 55kg 73
8 27×521 MO’S CROWN Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 55kg 61

2019 Run to the Rose Nominations

The Run To The Rose 2019 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.

The official 2019 Run To The Rose nominations drew 13 young hopefuls led by Team Hawkes’ impressive San Domenico Stakes winner Exceedence who also heads all-in Golden Rose odds.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 21124x226x ACCESSION C 3 Chris Waller 85
2 1x51461x93 ANAHEED F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 88
3 2x3141x12 BIVOUAC C 3 James Cummings 90
4 11331x CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 102
5 1x1000x4 CATCH ME F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 82
6 13×1 DAWN PASSAGE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 79
7 13×1 EXCEEDANCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 90
8 312×2 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 85
9 1313x692x2 HIGHTAIL G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 73
10 112x KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller 90
11 27×521 MO’S CROWN C 3 Jason Coyle 61
12 55311x PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 96
13 211x17x YES YES YES C 3 Chris Waller 88

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), Pierro (2012), and the latest to go on and win the Group 1 Golden Rose – Astern (2016). 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
2019
The Run to the Rose
1st Bivouac 1 minute 08.72 seconds
2nd Yes Yes Yes
3rd Exceedance
2018
The Run to the Rose
1st Lean Mean Machine 1 minute 13.59 seconds
2nd Graff
3rd Jonker
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

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