Golden Rose Tips & Betting Tips

Golden Rose 2019

Date Saturday, September 28, 2019
Track Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance 1400m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prizemoney $1 million
Age 3YO

Golden Rose Betting Selections and Tips

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

Some key Golden Rose pointers are:

  • Fillies have a poor record in the race
  • Concentrate on runners at single figure odds
  • Peter Snowden is the most successful trainer in the race

Where to bet on the Golden Rose

Bookmaker Sportsbet offer some of the best odds on Rosehill racing throughout the year. Or take advantage of the top 5 bookmaker deals below.

Golden Rose History and Guide

The Golden Rose is the first Group 1 race of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and sees some of the leading three-year-olds sprinters clash at Rosehill Racecourse during the early weeks of the new season in September each year.

A new addition to the racing programme, the race was introduced in 2003 when won by In Top Swing and has only enjoyed Group 1 status since 2009 having been upgraded to Group 2 just two years earlier. It had previously been held in March during the Autumn Carnival, but was moved to the spring in 2008 when two winners were crowned that year.

The set-weights race is staged over 1400m and carries a total prize fund of $1million, making it the richest race of the Sydney Spring Carnival. It is the first big betting heat of the new season with an abundance of special offers and promotions on the race from leading bookmakers.

The route to the Golden Rose is usually via the listed Rosebud and the Group 3 Run To The Rose (1300m), which are both held at Rosehill during August. Denman was the last horse to achieve the Run To The Rose-Golden Rose double in 2009, following in the footsteps of Paratroopers, who also achieved the feat in 2005.

Alternative lead up races at the Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1200m) and Silver Shadow Stakes (1200m) staged at Warwick Farm in the preceding weeks with 2006 and 2011 winners Court Command and Manawanui landing the former en route to taking out the Golden Rose.

After running in the Golden Rose, the Melbourne Spring Carnival is often on the agenda with 2012 winner Epaulette going on to win the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude at Caulfield. Prior to that, the Group 3 Newcastle Spring Stakes is a popular target with Golden Rose winners Doonan (2004), Court Command (2006), Duporth (2008) and Toorak Toff (2010) following up after winning at Rosehill.

Golden Rose Day at Rosehill also includes two other Group races – the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes and the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes.

Golden Rose Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Dandify
2001 Magic Albert
2002 Sportsman
2003 In Top Swing
2004 Doonan
2005 Paratroopers
2006 Court Command
2007 No Race
2008 Forensics
2008 Duporth
2009 Denman
2010 Toorak Toff
2011 Manawanui
2012 Epaulette
2013 Zoustar
2014 Hallowed Crown
2015 Exosphere
2016 Astern
2017 Trapeze Artist
2018 The Autumn Sun
2019 Bivouac


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.