Silver Eagle

The Silver Eagle is a $1 million Special Condition race for four-year-olds held at Randwick in October as a lead-up to the $10 million The Golden Eagle.

2023 Silver Eagle Race Results

  • 1st: #14 Vienna Princess
  • 2nd: #10 Strait Acer
  • 3rd: #1 Pericles



The Silver Eagle is one of the newer races on the Australian Racing Calendar. Part of the wider The Everest Carnival, the Special Conditions feature race runs at Royal Randwick in October and now offers $1 million in prize money.

Inaugurated in 2019 when the favourite The Inevitable saluted for the punters the Silver Eagle is run over 1300m at set weights plus penalties and is open only to four-year-old horses.

The half-a-million-dollar showdown takes place on the same day as the coveted Caulfield Guineas Day card in Melbourne.

In 2023 the Silver Eagle will take place on The Everest Day headlined by the $20 million The Everest (1200m) and the Group 1 $5 million King Charles III Stakes (1600m) which replaces the George Main Stakes.

The event serves as the key lead-up into the $10 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) held at Rosehill at the end of October with the Silver Eagle winner, second and third place-getter all gaining a ballot free ride into that race.

The 2021 Silver Eagle form was franked with the third place-getter Count De Rupee running second next-up in that year’s Golden Eagle results before his $1 million The Gong win at Kembla Grange.

In 2023 Vilana won the Silver Eagle before success in the $1 million The Hunter at Newcastle later that spring.

The 2023 Silver Eagle took place at Randwick on The Everest Day on Saturday October 14th, 2023 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained mare Vienna Princess ($15) in an impressive upset. 

The Silver Eagle 2023
Date: Saturday October 14th, 2023
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1300m
Race Type: Set Weights + Penalties – Four-Year-Olds
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $1,000,000

2023 Silver Eagle Results

  • 1st: #14 Vienna Princess ($15)
  • 2nd: #10 Strait Acer
  • 3rd: #1 Pericles

Chris Waller’s progressive Snitzel mare Vienna Princess ($15) ran away for an impressive three-quarters-of-a-length upset over her rivals when holding out the fast-finishing place-getters to dominate the 2023 Silver Eagle Stakes results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 14 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 54kg $15
2 10 STRAIT ACER Edward Cummings Tommy Berry 0.88L 2 56kg $41
3 1 PERICLES James Cummings Zac Purton 1.11L 10 57.5kg $3.70F
4 12 BENEDETTA Jason Warren Daniel Stackhouse 1.68L 8 54.5kg $4.20
5 3 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 2.01L 3 56.5kg $5.50
6 6 WILLIAMSBURG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Joshua Parr 2.53L 4 56.5kg $61
7 7 SACRED SATONO (NZ) Bruce Wallace & Grant Cooksley Michael McNab 2.94L 14 56.5kg $101
8 15e RAZETA Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 3.09L 9 54kg $101
9 2 COIN TOSS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 3.15L 7 57.5kg $41
10 16e GREBENI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou James Orman 3.72L 11 56kg $26
11 9 NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4.68L 13 56kg $31
12 8 KIBOU Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 8.91L 1 56.5kg $14
13 5 YELLOW BRICK Tony & Maddysen Sears Craig Williams 11.46L 5 56.5kg $4.80
14 11 KOTE Anthony Cummings Chad Schofield 22.81L 12 56kg $71
17e GARZA BLANCA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 0
18e SEBONACK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 0
13 WOLLOMBI Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 0
4 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2023 Silver Eagle Betting Odds

The Silver Eagle 2023 racing odds will be available here as soon as Silver Eagle betting opens this spring.

In the race’s first year, The Inevitable ($3 in 2019) became the inaugural and to date only Silver Eagle favourite to win.

There was a notable upset in 2021 with Aim winning at Silver Eagle odds of $31 and again in 2023 with Vienna Princess winning as a $15 outsider.

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2023 Silver Eagle Form

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2023 Silver Eagle Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Silver Eagle 2023 betting tips and exotic Randwick spring racing selections on the four-year-olds’ feature.

  • To Win: #5 Yellow Brick ($3.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Stellar edition of the million-dollar Silver Eagle and Yellow Brick looks a huge hope to finally shrug that place-getter status. The talented The Mission four-year-old from Toowoomba has put his trainers Tony & Maddysen Sears on the map with a host of impressive if not frustratingly runs. Was runner-up in the summer’s $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast, won the Group 3 GC Guineas fresh at the Sunshine Coast in May and has placed second in his subsequent three starts including a devastatingly close effort behind Rediener in the Group 3 Gunsynd at Eagle Farm in June. That form has been franked with the winner taking out the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) a couple of weeks back. Yellow Brick meanwhile ran second fresh in the Listed Weetwood Handicap at his home track with 58kg. He went down a nostril flare as the beaten odds-on fancy and gets the chance to atone heading to the big city now. Barrier five, comes back a little in weight and Craig Williams in the saddle is a big plus.

2023 Silver Eagle Field

The spring’s Silver Eagle field features the best four-year-old horses from Australia heading towards a shot at the lucrative $10 million The Golden Eagle.

The Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes held at Rosehill in September serves as a nice lead-up race for four-year-olds heading into the Silver Eagle field.

The Silver Eagle 2023 race field will be confirmed on the Wednesday of race week and published below as soon as available.

The 2023 Silver Eagle final field features a capacity line-up of in-form four-year-olds including the James Cummings-trained Pericles chasing a third win on the trot after his Group 2 Tramway success last start and the talented Toowoomba galloper Yellow Brick racing in Sydney off his good form at home in Queensland.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8x41292x11 PERICLES James Cummings Zac Purton 13 57.5kg 109
2 1734x1211x COIN TOSS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble 7 57.5kg 88
3 1x320150x7 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 3 56.5kg 108
4 61x407x280 MADAME POMMERY Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 8 56.5kg 102
5 1x12x122x2 YELLOW BRICK Tony & Maddysen Sears Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 101
6 745303×429 WILLIAMSBURG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Joshua Parr 4 56.5kg 94
7 2125787×21 SACRED SATONO (NZ) Bruce Wallace & Grant Cooksley Michael McNab 17 56.5kg 90
8 x1141x2x10 KIBOU Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 1 56.5kg 87
9 3215×51232 NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 16 56kg 99
10 1557×18111 STRAIT ACER Edward Cummings Tommy Berry 2 56kg 85
11 x592256x06 KOTE Anthony Cummings Chad Schofield 15 56kg 84
12 311113×113 BENEDETTA Jason Warren Daniel Stackhouse 10 54.5kg 100
13 x31117x435 WOLLOMBI Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 18 54.5kg 55kg 84
14 190x2162x1 VIENNA PRINCESS Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 6 54kg 89
15e x909139x40 RAZETA Kris Lees Dylan Gibbons (a) 11 54kg 83
16e 143x21113x GREBENI Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou James Orman 14 56kg 81
17e 819122×212 GARZA BLANCA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 12 56kg 80
18e 0x37007x18 SEBONACK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Zac Lloyd (a) 9 56.5kg 78

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2023 Silver Eagle Nominations

The early Silver Eagle 2023 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be available in full below once confirmed.

The 2023 Silver Eagle nominations feature 29 potential Golden Eagle hopefuls led in all-in betting by consistent Queenslander Yellow Brick.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x2400x9013 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings 1= 58.5kg 109
2 8x41292x11 PERICLES G 4 James Cummings 1= 57.5kg 109
3 1x320150x7 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 56.5kg 108
4 61x407x280 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 4 56.5kg 102
5 1x12x122x2 YELLOW BRICK G 4 Tony & Maddysen Sears 5 56.5kg 101
6 311113×113 BENEDETTA M 4 Jason Warren 6 54.5kg 100
7 3215×51232 NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 56kg 99
8 745303×429 WILLIAMSBURG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8 56.5kg 94
9 641×345937 GALERON (IRE) H 4 Charles Hills 9 56kg 93
10 2125787×21 SACRED SATONO (NZ) H 4 Bruce Wallace & Grant Cooksley 10 56.5kg 90
11 190x2162x1 VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 11 54kg 89
12 1734x1211x COIN TOSS G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 12 57.5kg 88
13 x1141x2x10 KIBOU G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 56.5kg 87
14 1x15x11x31 AIRMAN G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14 56kg 86
15 1557×18111 STRAIT ACER G 4 Edward Cummings 15 56kg 85
16 11119×4111 IKNOWASTAR G 4 Bjorn Baker 16= 56kg 84
17 x592256x06 KOTE G 4 Anthony Cummings 16= 56kg 84
18 x31117x435 WOLLOMBI M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 16= 54.5kg 84
19 x909139x40 RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 19 54kg 83
20 143x21113x GREBENI G 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 20 56kg 81
21 819122×212 GARZA BLANCA H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 21= 56kg 80
22 306x53138x ROBUSTO G 4 Chris Waller 21= 56kg 80
23 0x37007x18 SEBONACK G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 23 56.5kg 78
24 2x156x1111 BODY BOB G 4 Pat Murphy 24 56kg 76
25 4x7281x156 WATADEEL G 4 Phillip Stokes 25 56kg 75
26 x3x123x114 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) G 4 Clarry Conners 26 56kg 72
27 120×2 WRITTEN IN CODE M 4 Annabel Neasham 27 54kg 70
28 21x13595x2 VICTORY LANE G 4 Robert & Luke Price 28 56kg 68
29 37685×126 TERRITORY EXPRESS G 4 Paul Niceforo 29 56kg 61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Silver Eagle History

The Silver Eagle was first contested in 2019 as part of the extended The Everest Carnival in Sydney.

The 2022 Silver Eagle was rescheduled after its original race meeting was abandoned and took place on The Everest Day a week later.

In 2023 the Silver Eagle retained its mid-October date on The Everest Day.

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
2023 Vienna Princess Strait Acer Pericles 1:14.85
2022 Vilana Mr Mozart Brigantine 1:17.34
2021 Aim Ellsberg Count De Rupee 1:16.04
2020 Flit Alligator Blood Dawn Passage 1:15.39
2019 The Inevitable Fasika Mizzy 1:14.54

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