The Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle race is a Special Conditions feature for four-year-old horses offering $7.5 million in prize money and run at Rosehill in October.

2021 The Golden Eagle Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD




The Golden Eagle is one of the recent additions to the Sydney Spring Racing Calendar, the Special Conditions feature held on the Saturday prior to Victoria’s Melbourne Cup at Rosehill Gardens in either late October or early November each October.

Contested for the first time in 2019, The Golden Eagle race is open only to four-year-old horses and is the most lucrative of its kind offering $7.5 million in prize money.

Taking place in Sydney on the same day Melbourne hosts the time-honoured Victoria Derby, The Golden Eagle is a set weights event that is now a hugely popular target for the middle-distance four-year-olds from around the country.

The 1500m showdown is part of the “Golden Slam” series of races that begins with the two-year-olds in the Golden Slipper and also includes the Golden Rose for three-year-olds.

Horses may come via a range of different top-level lead-up races into The Golden Eagle including the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) run at Randwick in early October. Inaugural The Golden Eagle winner Kolding became the first horse in history to complete the Epsom – Golden Eagle double in 2019.

The following year the 2020 The Golden Eagle winner Colette also came via the same lead-up improving on her sixth in the Epsom Handicap.

Looking to rival the Melbourne racing action down south on the same day, The Golden Eagle Day also features the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m) – known in 2019 as the Redzel Stakes, 2020 as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes and 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes in honour of the respective The Everest winning horses – and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m).

The traditional lead-up into The Golden Eagle field is Randwick’s $500,000 Silver Eagle (1300m) run in early October on Spring Champion Stakes Day.

The 2021 The Golden Eagle takes place at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday October 30th, 2021. 

The Golden Eagle 2021
Date: Saturday October 30th, 2021
Track: Rosehill Gardens
Distance: 1500m
Race Type: Set Weights – 4YOs
Status: Special Condition
Prize Money: $7.5 million

2021 The Golden Eagle Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2021 The Golden Eagle Odds

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The Golden Eagle 2021 betting odds and links to the latest prices at Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below as soon as all-in markets on the event open.

To date no The Golden Eagle favourite has saluted for the punters.

2021 The Golden Eagle Field

The confirmed The Golden Eagle 2021 field of four-year-olds will be detailed below as soon as available.

2021 the Golden Eagle Nominations

Early The Golden Eagle 2021 nominations closed on Monday September 6, 2021 and drew 121 four-year-olds led in pre-field betting by Ayrton and Winx Stakes winner Mo’unga.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x1160x4x AEGON (NZ) G 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
2 2x2197x AGRIMONY (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
3 47x61x967x AIM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
4 021x789x1x ALCYONE G 4 James Cummings
5 14x213615x ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 86
6 21121114x AMARELINHA (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 104
7 2234734x2x AMISH BOY H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 0x12113x2x ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
9 314041210x APACHE CHASE G 4 Desleigh Forster
10 9x31111x14 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
11 x2330x312x AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 11x121x1x AYRTON (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
13 622x229x04 AYSAR H 4 Ben & JD Hayes
14 x91642325x BARGAIN (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham
15 11210x122x BEAU ROSSA G 4 Will Clarken
16 63×34 BELIEVE SO G 4 Anthony Cummings
17 x52336x312 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
18 244556636x BLACK DUKE G 4 Richard Litt
19 44x133413x BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 81
20 11711x2x BONHAM M 4 Tony Gollan 99
21 21x3618x1x BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller 78
22 4x31127x1x CALGARY QUEEN M 4 Brad Widdup 70
23 1140x70x CAMBOURNE G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
24 51622x32x0 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
25 19x155x54x CHINDIT (IRE) H 4 Richard Hannon
26 11x COLLINS STREET (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
27 1531x2183x COUNT DE RUPEE G 4 Robert & Luke Price 78
28 1141x39x5x CROSSHAVEN G 4 Ben & JD Hayes
29 8x6522413x DON LUIGI G 4 Kerry Parker 61
30 x12821121x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 100
31 4x1401546x EASIFAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
32 x432825x06 ELIZABEEL M 4 John Sargent 81
33 2313x1422x ELLSBERG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
34 1615x0485x EMBOLISM G 4 Danny O’Brien 82
35 61x111x EQUATION H 4 Annabel Neasham 80
36 2211x2130x EXOBOOM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
37 3221421604 FASTCONI G 4 Chris Waller 72
38 FIORDLAND (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller
39 51327860x FLEETWOOD MACA (NZ) M 4 Annabel Neasham 75
40 21163346×1 FLEXIBLE M 4 James Cummings
41 1319107x4x FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 102
42 2184x3121x FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham 95
43 134x50x FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller
44 53x11160x GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
45 1427x GREEN FLASH H 4 Chris Waller 60
46 112x1327x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham 95
47 676x65134x HICKOK G 4 Tony Noonan
48 132x82426x HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 74
49 4×15512713 HOT SPRING GOLD G 4 Chris Waller 69
50 7x78111x8x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 106
51 1x21130x I SAY HELLO (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 75
52 116324649x IL AFFARE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 82
53 15x1311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
54 x1x4339x4x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
55 113x412x3x INSTANT CELEBRITY M 4 Phillip Stokes
56 14×74 JOJO WAS A MAN G 4 John Thompson 65
57 x213x1116x KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 86
58 15x0x2161x KINLOCH H 4 Kris Lees 71
59 17x6321x28 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 102
60 2x1101x24x LA MEXICANA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
61 473x54518x LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Ken Condon
62 12x51434x9 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea
63 x31447490x LORD ARDMORE (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 74
64 11114x7x0x LOVE TAP G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
65 411x132x LOVEPLANET (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 75
66 1x11421x4x MAJESTIC SHOT M 4 Grant Allard 80
67 13x333100x MARSANNAY G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 74
68 2218x2242x MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea
69 234x2125x MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
70 113x6345x3 MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
71 MOTHER EARTH (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
72 7x32107x1x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 112
73 5×21111 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes
74 x2419205x2 NARVAEZ G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
75 1715244x0x NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 87
76 28x61x2136 NISHIKORI G 4 Matthew Dunn 60
77 112x42020x ODEUM M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
78 x65619317x ONLY WORDS (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
79 6008x6751x OUR PLAYBOY G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
80 25x4120x OUTLOOK M 4 Brad Widdup 61
81 x0658x7110 PERFECT RADIANCE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 74
82 51423x4x PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 67
83 310x153x8x POLAND H 4 Michael Moroney
84 75780x POSEIDON JEWEL M 4 Kerry Parker
85 2x237x5x58 PRIME STAR G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman
86 111x821x1x PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride 100
87 5312220x7x PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) H 4 Edward Cummings 78
88 18354x162x REVE DE VOL (IRE) G 4 Annabel Neasham
89 x111x5574x ROCKETING BY H 4 Matthew Dunn
90 659x52233x ROLE PLAY M 4 Kerry Parker 50
91 112x11x14x ROTHFIRE G 4 Robert Heathcote 104
92 1x813x141 RUSTIC STEEL G 4 Kris Lees 78
93 56x273x231 SAMMY G 4 Kris Lees 64
94 x26301132x SEINERS EXPRESS (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
95 111x2048x3 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller
96 6556253x1x SIGNORA NERA (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 87
97 54x11x20x SIR LAMORAK (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
98 7x510228x SO UNITED G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 66
99 1x SPALTET (NZ) G 4 Annabel Neasham
100 550x11104x SPLENDIFEROUS M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
101 1149x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
102 72673×1212 SUPER EFFORT G 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 73
103 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
104 7x8495x THE GIFT M 4 Kerry Parker
105 6134x78x TINKER MCPHEE M 4 Chris Waller 76
106 07185155×6 TONY BE H 4 Chris Waller 72
107 3x22117x TOOMUCHTOBEAR (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 67
108 x14243x12x TRAMONTO G 4 Jonny Field
109 1112x3212x TRIPLE ACE G 4 Kris Lees 82
110 6420x1x TYCOON HALLIE M 4 Brad Widdup 61
111 4330x8245x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 94
112 72x2841x2x VITAL VERSE G 4 Kody Nestor
113 11x5385x VOWMASTER G 4 Chris Waller
114 18x WAIHAHA FALLS (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea 64
115 22x144509x WHEELHOUSE G 4 Chris Waller 85
116 433x1113x WICKLOW (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 73
117 113x1619x2 WILD RULER H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
118 08x26353x5 WISDOM OF WATER H 4 Annabel Neasham
119 1x2410x YALETOWN G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 86
120 4339x1122x YIYI G 4 Chris Waller 72
121 x14115x45x ZOU DANCER M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Golden Eagle History

The Golden Eagle was first run in 2019 and won by the classy Chris Waller-trained Kolding who came off a lead-up Epsom Handicap win. Kolding would go on to win the following year’s George Main Stakes (2020) as well as the All Aged Stakes in 2021.

In its second running, the Godolphin-raced mare Colette won The Golden Eagle in 2020 when the race took place on a Heavy (9) track.

Past The Golden Eagle Winners

Previous The Golden Eagle winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2019 are detailed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
The Golden Eagle
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2020
The Golden Eagle
1st Colette 1 minute 32.67 seconds
2nd Icebath
3rd Dawn Passage
2019
The Golden Eagl
1st Kolding 1 minute 28.28 seconds
2nd Sunlight
3rd Mizzy

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