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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
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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|
|Race Type:||Set Weights + Penalties – Four-Year-Olds|
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.
|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
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|
|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|
|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|
|18||x31117x435||WOLLOMBI||M||4||Peter & Paul Snowden||16=||54.5kg||84|
|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|
|23||0x37007x18||SEBONACK||G||4||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||23||56.5kg||78|
|24||2x156x1111||BODY BOB||G||4||Pat Murphy||24||56kg||76|
|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.
|2023||Vienna Princess||Strait Acer||Pericles||1:14.85|
|2021||Aim||Ellsberg||Count De Rupee||1:16.04|
|2020||Flit||Alligator Blood||Dawn Passage||1:15.39|