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.

2019 The Galaxy Results

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



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 2019 runs on Saturday March 23, 2019 .

2019 The Galaxy
Date: Saturday March 23, 2019
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000
Inaugurated: 1972

2019 The Galaxy Results

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

2019 The Galaxy Race Tips

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

2019 The Galaxy Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Galaxy 2019 racing odds are available below with betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au.

2019 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 2019 The Galaxy field is set for release by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 20, 2019 and will be published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 124x1515x2 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 59.5kg 119
2 x66x1101x1 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 7 56kg 112
3 22x12913x5 PIERATA Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 8 56kg 112
4 2411118×10 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 10 55kg 110
5 3697201226 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell James Winks 3 53kg 106
6 11x1235x44 GRAFF Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2 52kg 105
7 16x2x2x444 KAEPERNICK John O’Shea Ms Kathy O’Hara 9 52kg 104
8 3830x4x0x3 VIRIDINE James Cummings Tim Clark 4 52kg 104
9 133x2413x3 I AM EXCITED David Pfieffer Corey Brown 5 51kg 104
10 x85125x327 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Craig Williams 11 51kg 103
11 8133×31121 EASY EDDIE Joseph Pride Robbie Dolan (a) 12 51kg 102
12 5361x4241x TRIBAL WISDOM Michael Moroney Jay Ford 1 51kg 87
13 1412×15 BALLER Anthony Cummings Andrew Adkins 13 50kg 74

2019 The Galaxy Nominations

The Galaxy 2019 nominations are due to close on Monday March 18, 2019 and will be released below as soon as available.

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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