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.

2021 The Galaxy Results

  • 1st: #1 Eduardo
  • 2nd: #6 Order Of Command
  • 3rd: #8 Jonker



Note: The 2021 The Galaxy was postponed until Saturday March 27th, 2021 due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions at Rosehill Gardens. 

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).

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 since La Baraka (1998). The winner of The Galaxy receives ballot exempt entry into the TJ Smith Stakes field.

The Galaxy 2021 ran on Saturday March 27, 2021 as part of Sydney’s rescheduled Golden Slipper Day card and was won by Eduardo who led all-the-way carrying the top weight. 

2021 The Galaxy
Date: Saturday March 27, 2021
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: Open Handicap
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $700,000
Inaugurated: 1972

2021 The Galaxy Results

  • 1st: #1 Eduardo
  • 2nd: #6 Order Of Command
  • 3rd: #8 Jonker

The Joe Pride-trained top weight Eduardo was excellent leading all-the-way to salute by over three lengths in The Galaxy 2021 results.

Click here to read more on the brilliant Group 1 The Galaxy 2021 win by Eduardo.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 5 57kg $5.50
2 6 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 3.5L 11 53.5kg $26
3 8 JONKER Tony Gollan Tim Clark 6L 2 53kg $17
4 2 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 6.1L 12 55.5kg $20
5 4 HAUT BRION HER Chris Waller James McDonald 6.3L 7 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $3.40F
6 13 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6.7L 9 51kg $9.50
7 7 EASY EDDIE Joseph Pride Andrew Adkins 6.9L 1 53kg $31
8 12 TAILLEUR James Cummings Ms Rachel King 7.5L 6 51kg $4.20
9 11 FIESTA Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 7.6L 4 51.5kg $41
10 9 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 8.1L 14 53kg $31
11 10 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Glen Boss 10.9L 10 52.5kg (cd 53kg) $41
12 5 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 13.3L 8 53.5kg $81
13 14 THE ODYSSEY Kelly Schweida Ms Stephanie Thornton 17.9L 13 51kg (cd 51.5kg) $91
14 3 FABERGINO Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 20.6L 3 54kg $18

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 The Galaxy Betting Odds

The autumn’s latest The Galaxy 2021 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.

2021 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 2021 The Galaxy field is set for release by Racing NSW on Wednesday March 24, 2021 and will be published in full below.

The updated The Galaxy 2021 final field features 14 runners with Joe Pride’s last start Group 2 Challenge Stakes winner Eduardo to carry the 57kg top weight.

Click here to read more on the key chances in the 2021 The Galaxy field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 07x11204x1 EDUARDO Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 5 57kg 110
2 111x3413x5 DIRTY WORK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 12 55.5kg 107
3 x1x0201141 FABERGINO Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 3 54kg 108
4 1221x1752x HAUT BRION HER Chris Waller James McDonald 7 54kg 108
5 0517x072x8 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Ms Jade Darose 8 53.5kg 103
6 153x3722x3 ORDER OF COMMAND Danny O’Brien Craig Williams 11 53.5kg 103
7 x2790x77x2 EASY EDDIE Joseph Pride Andrew Adkins 1 53kg 102
8 x0753x121x JONKER Tony Gollan Tim Clark 2 53kg 102
9 911x5658x4 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Robbie Dolan 14 53kg 102
10 111x139x03 BELLA VELLA Will Clarken Glen Boss 10 52.5kg 105
11 092x3117x5 FIESTA Chris Waller Ms Kathy O’Hara 4 51.5kg 103
12 1x1211x211 TAILLEUR James Cummings Ms Rachel King 6 51kg 100
13 x238x113x1 WILD RULER Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 9 51kg 99
14 27×1029217 THE ODYSSEY Kelly Schweida Ms Stephanie Thornton 13 51kg 98

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 The Galaxy Nominations

Updated The Galaxy 2021 nominations are due to close on Monday March 22, 2021 and will be released below as soon as available.

The updated 2021 The Galaxy nominations drew 21 sprinters led in early betting by the Chris Waller-trained Haut Brion Her and Group 3 Triscay winner Tailleur who is the proven mudlark in the mix.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 111x139x03 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken 105
2 5x1344x487 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 101
3 1x12122x10 CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 110
4 111x3413x5 DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
5 x2790x77x2 EASY EDDIE G 6 Joseph Pride 102
6 07x11204x1 EDUARDO G 7 Joseph Pride 110
7 x72111x313 EMANATE M 4 James Cummings 90
8 x1x0201141 FABERGINO M 6 Chris Waller 108
9 092x3117x5 FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller 103
10 1221x1752x HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller 108
11 x0753x121x JONKER H 5 Tony Gollan 102
12 0517x072x8 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 103
13 3x49x183x3 LIBERTINI M 4 Anthony Cummings 110
14 11x2472x12 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller
15 153x3722x3 ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 103
16 x146x17x60 PIPPIE M 5 Chris Meagher 111
17 911x5658x4 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham 102
18 1x1211x211 TAILLEUR M 4 James Cummings 100
19 27×1029217 THE ODYSSEY H 4 Kelly Schweida 98
20 12122324×4 WANDABAA M 4 Kris Lees 94
21 x238x113x1 WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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).

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
2021
The Galaxy
1st Eduardo 1 minute 3.45 seconds
2nd Order Of Command
3rd Jonker
2020
The Galaxy
1st I Am Excited 1 minute 3.17 seconds
2nd Miss Leonidas
3rd Tofane
2019
The Galaxy
1st Nature Strip 1 minute 5.5 seconds
2nd Pierata
3rd Easy Eddie
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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