Run to the Rose

The Run to the Rose is a Group 2 sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse (Kembla Grange in 2021) in September by three-year-olds heading into the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

2021 The Run To The Rose Results

  • 1st: #2 Anamoe
  • 2nd: #7 In The Congo
  • 3rd: #8 Remarque



The Run to the Rose is a 1200 metre sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse* in Sydney in early September as a lead-up to the Golden Rose Stakes.

*Note: In 2021 the Run To The Rose Day took place at Kembla Grange having moved from Rosehill due to COVID-19. 

Open to horses aged three years old and run under set weights plus penalties conditions, The Run to the Rose is a genuine test of sprinting ability and tends to display some of the best talent on the Sydney circuit. With a total prize pool of $200,000, the race attracts plenty of great young horses from renowned stables looking for bigger spring targets over the coming weeks.

The Run to the Rose is now contested on a spring race card featuring two other Group 2 status races – the Theo Marks Stakes and the recently upgraded Sheraco Stakes.

The Run to the Rose is a major lead up event to the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m), one of Sydney racing’s main events and worth $1 million prize money. The Golden Rose runs a fortnight later at Rosehill and usually contains quite a few horses that previously participated in the Run to the Rose. It is definitely worth watching the lead up race in order to get an idea of how the field interacts and to gauge form for the Golden Rose.

Astern (2016) followed by Bivouac (2019) are the latest horses to complete the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose Stakes double.

In 2020 the Run To The Rose form was franked when the runner-up Ole Kirk went on to win the Golden Rose Stakes, while North Pacific ran third in the Group 2 and second in the Group 1.

The Run To The Rose 2021 ran on Saturday September 11, 2021 at Kembla Grange (moved from Rosehill) and was won by returning Group 1 winner Anamoe for Godolphin. 

2021 Run to the Rose
Date: Saturday September 11, 2021
Track: Rosehill Racecourse (Kembla Grange in 2021)
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YOs – SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 The Run To The Rose Results

  • 1st: #2 Anamoe
  • 2nd: #7 In The Congo
  • 3rd: #8 Remarque

Check out the official The Run To The Rose 2021 Results & Finishing Order below straight after the Golden Rose lead-up event takes place on Saturday September 11, 2021.

The James Cummings-trained Anamoe ($3.50) returned a winner, the autumn’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ champion good fresh defeating In The Congo (2nd) and the beaten favourite Remarque (3rd) in the 2021 Run To The Rose results.

Click here to read more on the 2021 Run To The Rose win by Anamoe.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 ANAMOE James Cummings James McDonald 4 58.5kg $3.50
2 7 IN THE CONGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 0.3L 3 57kg $10
3 8 REMARQUE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 1.6L 10 55kg (cd 56kg) $3F
4 10 GLENEAGLES David Payne Jason Collett 2L 9 55kg $26
5 1 STAY INSIDE Richard & Michael Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 2.5L 7 58.5kg $8.50
6 3 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 3.8L 1 58.5kg $17
7 11 FLYING CRAZY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 4.2L 8 55kg $31
8 4 CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5L 2 58.5kg $5
9 12 UZZIAH Scott Aspery Ms Kathy O’Hara 8.8L 6 55kg $151
10 13 DASH DASH DASH Ian Finn Jean Van Overmeire (a) 17.6L 5 55kg $201
14e GIANNIS Chris Waller 0
5 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 0
9 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Glen Boss 0
6 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Regan Bayliss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Run To The Rose Odds

Betting on The Run To The Rose 2021 will be provided below complete with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au the week of the event.

2021 Run To The Rose Field

The 2021 Run to the Rose field is announced by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week with the full list of final acceptances to be published below.

The Run To The Rose 2021 final field features a star-studded line-up of Golden Rose hopefuls led in betting by the resuming Inglis Sires’ winner Anamoe.

  • Scratched: #6 Shaquero (6); #9 Ranch Hand (2); #14 Giannis (9)

Click here to read more on the key chances in the Run To The Rose 2021 field and betting market.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1141×5 STAY INSIDE Richard & Michael Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 10 58.5kg 104
2 51x23121x ANAMOE James Cummings James McDonald 5 58.5kg 103
3 14x3531x3 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 1 58.5kg 100
4 1x621321x CONVERGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 3 58.5kg 100
5 2138x HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 14 57.5kg 92
6 1x721610x SHAQUERO Chris Waller Regan Bayliss 6 57kg 90
7 1221 IN THE CONGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 4 57kg 86
8 15×3 REMARQUE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Hugh Bowman 13 55kg 56kg 75
9 135x200x RANCH HAND Chris Waller Glen Boss 2 55kg 74
10 25x110x3 GLENEAGLES David Payne Jason Collett 12 55kg 71
11 133 FLYING CRAZY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 11 55kg 65
12 512 UZZIAH Scott Aspery Ms Kathy O’Hara 8 55kg 57
13 7x DASH DASH DASH Ian Finn Jean Van Overmeire (a) 7 55kg
14e 53x752x GIANNIS Chris Waller 9 55kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Run to the Rose Nominations

The Run To The Rose 2021 nominations are taken on the Monday of race week and traditionally attract three-year-olds coming off lead-up Sydney runs in races like The Rosebud or San Domenico Stakes.

The 2021 The Run To The Rose nominations attracted 15 potential Group 1 Golden Rose hopefuls led in pre-field betting by returning Group 1 Inglis Sires’ winner Anamoe.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1141×5 STAY INSIDE C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 1 58.5kg 104
2 51x23121x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 2 58.5kg 103
3 1x721610x SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 3 57kg 90
4 1x621321x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 58.5kg 100
5 14x3531x3 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 58.5kg 100
6 11x671x12 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 6 57kg 88
7 2138x HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller 7 57.5kg 92
8 53x752x GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller 8 55kg 78
9 1221 IN THE CONGO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 57kg 86
10 25x110x3 GLENEAGLES C 3 David Payne 10 55kg 71
11 135x200x RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 11 55kg 74
12 15×3 REMARQUE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 55kg 75
13 133 FLYING CRAZY G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 13 55kg 65
14 512 UZZIAH C 3 Scott Aspery 14 55kg 57
15 7x DASH DASH DASH C 3 Ian Finn 15 55kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Run to the Rose History

The Run to the Rose was inaugurated in 2003, with Gilded Youth taking out the first edition of the race. Originally called the Monakea 3YO Quality Handicap, the race changed name in 2005 for a year to the Smithfield RSL Club Handicap. From 2006 onwards, it has been known as The Run to the Rose. A listed race from the outset, the Run to the Rose was upgraded to Group 3 in 2007. In 2015 it was upgraded to a Group 2 event and has retained that status since.

For much of its early years the Run to the Rose was run over 1300 metres, however the distance was reduced to 1200 metres from 2011 onwards. The Golden Rose is 1400 metres.

Notable Run to the Rose winners include Eremein (2004), El Cambio (2007), Pierro (2012), Astern (2016) and the latest to go on and win the Group 1 Golden Rose – Bivouac (2019). Run to the Rose results since the race’s first edition in 2003 are listed below.

The 2021 Run To The Rose ran at Kembla Grange due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Run to the Rose Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
The Run to the Rose
(Run at Kembla Grange)
1st Anamoe 1 minute 10.24 seconds
2nd In The Congo
3rd Remarque
2020
The Run to the Rose
1st Rothfire 1 minute 08.52 seconds
2nd Ole Kirk
3rd North Pacific
2019
The Run to the Rose
1st Bivouac 1 minute 08.72 seconds
2nd Yes Yes Yes
3rd Exceedance
2018
The Run to the Rose
1st Lean Mean Machine 1 minute 13.59 seconds
2nd Graff
3rd Jonker
2017
The Run to the Rose
1st Menari 1 minute 08.59 seconds
2nd Pariah
3rd Perast
2016
The Run to the Rose
1st Astern 1 minute 10.9 seconds
2nd Star Turn
3rd Impending
2015
The Run to the Rose
1st Exosphere 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Press Statement
3rd Holler
2014
The Run to the Rose
1st Hallowed Crown 1 minute 12.9 seconds
2nd Kumaon
3rd Ygritte
2013
The Run to the Rose
1st Va Pensiero 1 minute 09.6 seconds
2nd Dissident
3rd Marseille Roulette
2012
The Run to the Rose
1st Pierro 1 minute 09.8 seconds
2nd Your Song
3rd Epaulette
2011
The Run to the Rose
1st Smart Missile 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Foxwedge
3rd Helmet
2010
The Run to the Rose
1st Squamosa 1 minute 18.2 seconds
2nd Masquerader
3rd Testarhythm
2009
The Run to the Rose
1st Denman 1 minute 16.6 seconds
2nd More Than Great
3rd Bombay Sling
2008
The Run to the Rose
1st Desuetude 1 minute 18.1 seconds
2nd Maybe I
3rd Emperor Bonaparte
2007
The Run to the Rose
1st El Cambio 1 minute 16.2 seconds
2nd Rapid Jacko
3rd Turffontein
2006
The Run to the Rose
1st Mentality 1 minute 17.6 seconds
2nd He’s No Pie Eater
3rd Boncoeur
2005
The Run to the Rose
1st Paratroopers 1 minute 16.3 seconds
2nd Pendragon
3rd Thunderbird Hill
2004
The Run to the Rose
1st Eremein 1 minute 18.3 seconds
2nd Uber
3rd Econsul
2003
The Run to the Rose
1st Gilded Youth 1 minute 16.7 seconds
2nd Charmview
3rd Confectioner

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