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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 Galaxy News
- 2021 Golden Slipper Day: Rosehill Scratchings & Track Report
- Updated 2021 The Galaxy Race Field & Odds: Mares Tipped to Battle It Out
- 2021 Golden Slipper Day Postponed: Sydney Autumn Carnival Dates Rescheduled
- Eduardo Heads 2021 The Galaxy Field & Betting
- 2021 Challenge Stakes Winner Eduardo Upsets Nature Strip Ahead of The Galaxy
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|
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 Ladbrokes.com.au.
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
|1st||Eduardo||1 minute 3.45 seconds|
|2nd||Order Of Command|
|1st||I Am Excited||1 minute 3.17 seconds|
|1st||Nature Strip||1 minute 5.5 seconds|
|1st||In Her Time||1 minute 4.3 seconds|
|1st||Russian Revolution||1 minute 7.6 seconds|
|1st||Griante||1 minute 3.7 seconds|
|1st||Sweet Idea||1 minute 02.69 seconds|
|3rd||Miracles Of Life|
|1st||Tiger Tees||1 minute 05.02 seconds|
|1st||Bel Sprinter||1 minute 02.87 seconds|
|1st||Temple of Boom||1 minute 03.4 seconds|
|1st||Atomic Force||1 minute 05.3 seconds|
|1st||Shellscrape||1 minute 3.29 seconds|
|1st||Nicconi||1 minute 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Typhoon Zed||1 minute 4.1 seconds|
|1st||Magnus||1 minute 3.2 seconds|
|2nd||Fast n Famous|
|1st||Proprietor||1 minute 3.1 seconds|
|1st||Charge Forward||1 minute 4.7 seconds|
|2nd||Spark Of Life|
|1st||Spark Of Life||1 minute 3.7 seconds|
|1st||Snowland||1 minute 4.5 seconds|
|2nd||Star Of Florida|
|1st||Mistegic||1 minute 2.7 seconds|
|1st||Padstow||1 minute 4 seconds|
|1st||Black Bean||1 minute 2.9 seconds|