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The Galaxy 2017

DateSaturday 18 March
TrackRosehill Racecourse
Distance1100m
ClassGroup 1
Race TypeHandicap
Prize Money$700,000
Age3YO and Upwards

THE GALAXY BETTING SELECTIONS & TIPS

Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and The Galaxy betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key pointers are:

  • Don't concentrate of one specific lead-up race - runners come from a variety of form lines
  • Favourites have a terrible record in the race
  • Don't be put off by wide barriers or roughies

WHERE TO BET ON THE GALAXY

Bookmakers Ladbrokes, CrownBet, Sportsbet and bet365 are the best places to bet on The Galaxy and all races. They offer some of the best odds and promotions on the big race. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

For the best way to make a profit on The Galaxy, read our guide on "How to make money betting online".

THE GALAXY HISTORY & GUIDE

The Group 1 The Galaxy takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse annually in late March or early April during the Sydney Autumn Carnival and is an Open Handicap race for sprinters.

The race was transferred to Rosehill in 2013 after being run at Royal Randwick and Warwick Farm Racecourses in previous years.

With $350,000 in prizemoney, it attracts some high quality gallopers and is part of a fantastic day of racing.

In 2010, Ortensia won The Galaxy but was disqualified for a positive drug test and the race win was awarded to Shellscrape.

Runners that have performed well in The Galaxy have the option of tackling the $2.5 million Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick Racecourse two weeks later.

The most reliable lead-up races to The Galaxy are the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) held at Royal Randwick Racecourse two weeks earlier.

It was first run in 1972 when won by Playbill and has grown to become one of the most exciting sprint races of the carnival as it attracts the most accomplished sprinters from around Australia.

Since then, some classy sprinters have won the race during its short but illustrious history, including Bletchingly (1975), Luskin Star (1978), Snippets (1988), Schillaci (1992), La Baraka (1998), Charge Forward (2005), Temple Of Boom (2012) and Bel Sprinter (2013).

The Galaxy Winners (Since 2000)

2000Black Bean
2001Padstow
2002Mistegic
2003Snowland
2004Spark Of Life
2005Charge Forward
2006Proprietor
2007Magnus
2008Typhoon Zed
2009Nicconi
2010Shellscrape
2011Atomic Force
2012Temple Of Boom
2013Bel Sprinter
2014Tiger Tees
2015Sweet Idea
2016Griante

ROSEHILL RACECOURSE TRACK DESCRIPTION

Rosehill Racecourse consists of four long sweeping turns and horses that have drawn an inside gate are advantaged. 

It is difficult to lead all the way when the rail is in the true position, but when the rail is out 4 metres or more, all runners are provided an even opportunity.

ROSEHILL RACECOURSE HISTORY

Rosehill hosts nine Group 1 races throughout the year, during both the spring and autumn carnivals in Sydney.

The Golden Slipper sees the best two-year-old descend on Rosehill chasing one of Australia's most prized races.

Founded in 1947, the Rosehill Racecourse is home to the richest two-year-old race in the world, the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes. 

First held in 1957 the juvenile sprint was won by Todman by an impressive 8 length margin. 

The prestigious The BMW (2400m) is also held at Rosehill and has been won by champion racehorses such as: Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986) and Octagonal (1996 & 97).

The track is approximately 23 kilometres to the west of Sydney's city centre and offers quality viewing for punters having modern three tiered stands with bars, restaurants and betting facilities.

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