Golden Rose Stakes

The Golden Rose Stakes is the first Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival worth $1 million prize money and open only to three-year-old horses.

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Golden Rose Stakes is a 1400m sprint race held at Rosehill Racecourse in September each season. The $1 million race is one of the richest events in the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival for three-year-olds and attracts a great group of youngsters every year. As a set weights race, colts and geldings are required to carry 55.5kg and fillies must carry 53.5kg.

The Golden Rose is the third Group 1 race of the season in Sydney – following the recently upgraded Group 1 Winx Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick  – and takes place on the same day as the Group 2 Golden Pendant (1400m). Three-year-olds traditionally come into the Golden Rose Stakes via a lead-up run in the Group 2 Run To The Rose (1200m) contested at the Rosehill track a fortnight prior.

All five Golden Rose winners from 2012 – 2016 came off a Run To The Rose start including Hallowed Crown (2014), Exosphere (2015) and Astern (2016) all completing the double. In 2017 upset Golden Rose winner Trapeze Artist upset the form winning on the back of a lead-up fourth in the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m). The Stan Fox Stakes also produced the 2018 Golden Rose winner, The Autumn Sun, who improved on a lead-up third and who would go onto win that year’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne next start.

Bivouac (2019) became the latest horse to do the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double handing jockey Hugh Bowman with his fifth winning ride in the race and connections Godolphin their sixth.

In 2020 the Golden Rose winner Ole Kirk improved on a lead-up second in the Run To The Rose and went on to further frank the form winning Melbourne’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) at his next start.

The Golden Rose is also part of the “Golden Slam” series of races that starts with the two-year-olds in the Golden Slipper Stakes and ends with the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle for four-year-olds.

Many Golden Rose horses may had to Randwick a month later to contest the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m), a race won in 2020 by Golden Rose fifth-placegetter Peltzer.

The 2021 Golden Rose Stakes runs at Rosehill on Saturday September 25, 2021. 

Golden Rose Stakes
Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights C&G 55.5kg, F 53.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Odds & Betting

The season’s latest Golden Rose 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the early Sydney Spring Racing Carnival Group 1 race will be available below as soon as released.

Bivouac ($2.50 in 2019) is the last favourite in Golden Rose Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

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2021 Golden Rose Stakes Field

The Golden Rose Stakes field attracts the season’s top middle-distance three-year-olds, many of which would have contested the Blue Diamond Stakes and or Golden Slipper Stakes as two-year-olds in the autumn. The Run To The Rose is the key lead-up into the Golden Rose field each year.

The official Golden Rose Stakes 2021 Final Field & Barriers are set for release at 9:00am on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once announced by Racing NSW.

2021 Golden Rose Stakes Nominations

Late nominations for the Golden Rose 2021 close at 3:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday the 8th of June, 2021 with the updated list of of hopeful three-year-olds to be published below.

2021 Golden Rose Stakes First Acceptances

First acceptances for the Golden Rose Stakes 2021 close at 3:00pm (AEST) on Tuesday the 21st of July, 2021 further reducing the number of potential runners in the million-dollar showdown.

Golden Rose History

The Golden Rose Stakes was first run in 1978 as the Peter Pan Stakes and the inaugural edition of the classic was won by Kapalaran. A year later, subsequent triple Cox Plate champion Kingston Town (1979) took out the race. The event was renamed as the Golden Rose Stakes in 2003 and gained its current Group 1 status in 2009 when Denman won. Notable recent Golden Rose winners include Toorak Toff (2010), Exosphere (2015) and Astern (2016).

The 2018 Golden Rose winner The Autumn Sun went on to win his next four races including a trio of Group 1 victories in the 2018 Caulfield Guineas, 2019 Randwick Guineas and 2019 Rosehill Guineas.

In 2019 Bivouac won the Golden Rose before his Group 1 Newmarket Handicap success the following year at Flemington. He defeated Yes Yes Yes in the Golden Rose, the Chris Waller-trained runner-up franking the form by winning the world’s richest turf race – the $14 million The Everest – next start.

Recent Golden Rose Winners

Year Place Horse Time
 
2021
Golden Rose Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
 
2020
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Ole Kirk 1 minute 22.61 seconds
2nd North Pacific 
3rd King’s Legacy 
 
2019
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Bivouac 1 minute 21.88 seconds
2nd Yes Yes Yes
3rd Exceedance
 
2018
Golden Rose Stakes
1st The Autumn Sun 1 minute 22.24 seconds
2nd Zousain
3rd Graff
 
2017
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Trapeze Artist 1 minute 22.41 seconds
2nd Champagne Cuddles
3rd Menari
 
2016
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Astern 1 minute 23.9 seconds
2nd Omei Sword
3rd Impending
 
2015
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Exosphere 1 minute 21.83 seconds
2nd Speak Fondly
3rd Sebring Sun
 
2014
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Hallowed Crown 1 minute 24.0 seconds
2nd Scissor Kick
3rd Shooting To Win
 
2013
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Zoustar 1 minute 22.51 seconds
2nd Dissident
3rd Bull Point
 
2012
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Epaulette 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Albrecht
3rd Ashokan
 
2011
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Manawanui 1 minute 23.32 seconds
2nd Smart Missile
3rd Helmet
 
2010
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Toorak Toff 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Squamosa
3rd Ilovethiscity
 
2009
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Denman 1 minute 22.8 seconds
2nd Trusting
3rd Stryker
 
2008
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Duporth 1 minute 23.81 seconds
2nd Stripper
3rd Desuetude
 
2007
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Forensics 1 minute 22.43 seconds
2nd El Cambio
3rd Kingda Ka
 
2006
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Court Command 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Empires Choice
3rd Mentality
 
2005
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 23.52 seconds
2nd Racing To Win
3rd Pendragon
 
2004
Golden Rose Stakes
1st Doonan 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Al Maher
3rd Lieutenant
 
2003
Golden Rose Stakes
1st In Top Swing 1 minute 23.99
2nd Handsome Ransom
3rd Ashenti

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