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.

2022 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. Eduardo (2021) was the last sprinter to do the Challenge Stakes –  The Galaxy double and the first last start winner to salute in the Group 1 since Jetball (1994).

Eduardo would go on to frank The Galaxy form winning a host of subsequent races during 2021 including Brisbane’s Group 1 Doomben 10,000 and the $1 million Winners Stakes that spring on the back of a third in the $15 million The Everest.

There are five Group 1 races held on Golden Slipper Stakes Day each year: the Group 1 $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 since La Baraka (1998). The winner of The Galaxy receives ballot exempt entry into the TJ Smith Stakes field.

The Galaxy 2022 runs on Saturday March 19, 2022 as part of Sydney’s bumper Golden Slipper Day. 

2022 The Galaxy
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000
Inaugurated: 1972

2022 The Galaxy Results

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

2022 The Galaxy Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Galaxy 2022 racing odds are available below with betting market links to

Russian Revolution ($2.90 in 2017), In Her Time ($4 in 2018) and Nature Strip ($4.20 in 2019) are the latest favourites in The Galaxy betting to salute for the punters.


2022 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 2022 The Galaxy field is set for release by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 16, 2022 and will be published in full below.

2022 The Galaxy Nominations

Updated The Galaxy 2022 nominations are due to close on Monday March 14, 2022 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 Eduardo (2021), Sweet Idea (2015), Tiger Tees (2014) and Temple Of Boom (2012).

In 2021 the original Golden Slipper Stakes race day including The Galaxy was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions and postponed to the following Saturday.

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
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2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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1st Eduardo 1 minute 3.45 seconds
2nd Order Of Command
3rd Jonker
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1st I Am Excited 1 minute 3.17 seconds
2nd Miss Leonidas
3rd Tofane
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1st Nature Strip 1 minute 5.5 seconds
2nd Pierata
3rd Easy Eddie
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1st In Her Time 1 minute 4.3 seconds
2nd English
3rd Viridine
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1st Russian Revolution 1 minute 7.6 seconds
2nd Redzel
3rd Jungle Edge
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1st Griante 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Shiraz
3rd Dothraki
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1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 02.69 seconds
2nd Kuro
3rd Miracles Of Life
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1st Tiger Tees 1 minute 05.02 seconds
2nd Anatina
3rd Villa Verde
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1st Bel Sprinter 1 minute 02.87 seconds
2nd Snitzerland
3rd Decision Time
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1st Temple of Boom 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Nobby Snip
3rd Lady’s Angel
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1st Atomic Force 1 minute 05.3 seconds
2nd Thankgodyou’rehere
3rd Cardinal Virtue
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1st Shellscrape 1 minute 3.29 seconds
2nd Swift Alliance
3rd Stryker
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1st Nicconi 1 minute 3.5 seconds
2nd Danleigh
3rd Gold Trail
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1st Typhoon Zed 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Keen Commander
3rd Fritzs Princess
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1st Magnus 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Fast n Famous
3rd Macs Tune
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1st Proprietor 1 minute 3.1 seconds
2nd Media
3rd Black Ink
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1st Charge Forward 1 minute 4.7 seconds
2nd Spark Of Life
3rd Red Oog
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1st Spark Of Life 1 minute 3.7 seconds
2nd Taikun
3rd Blessum
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1st Snowland 1 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd Star Of Florida
3rd Bradshaw
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1st Mistegic 1 minute 2.7 seconds
2nd Century Kid
3rd Excellerator
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1st Padstow 1 minute 4 seconds
2nd Camena
3rd Catatonic
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1st Black Bean 1 minute 2.9 seconds
2nd Commands
3rd Padstow

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