The Galaxy Tips & Betting Advice

The Galaxy 2020

Date Saturday 21 March
Track Rosehill Racecourse
Distance 1100m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prize Money $700,000
Age 3YO and Upwards


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


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The Group 1 The Galaxy takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse annually in late March 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.

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 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), Bel Sprinter (2013), Tiger Tees (2014), Sweet Idea (2015), Griante (2016), Russian Revolution (2017)

and In Her Time (2018).

The Galaxy Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Black Bean
2001 Padstow
2002 Mistegic
2003 Snowland
2004 Spark Of Life
2005 Charge Forward
2006 Proprietor
2007 Magnus
2008 Typhoon Zed
2009 Nicconi
2010 Shellscrape
2011 Atomic Force
2012 Temple Of Boom
2013 Bel Sprinter
2014 Tiger Tees
2015 Sweet Idea
2016 Griante
2017 Russian Revolution
2018 In Her Time
2019 Nature Strip

2020 I Am Excited


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 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.