Golden Gift 2019

Saturday November 9, 2019

The Golden Gift is a recent edition to the lucrative Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, first contested in 2015 and now worth $1 million in prize money.

Racing NSW have boosted the number of Special Condition and Restricted races like their hugely successful $14 The Everest event over the spring to compete for attention with the traditional center for spring racing – Melbourne.

One of the races to gain a huge increase in stakes, the Golden Gift is an 1100m sprint race for two-year-olds held on the second Saturday of November at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. It shares the same race date as Victoria’s Mackinnon Stakes Day card at Flemington, which is the last Melbourne Cup Carnival meeting.

The Golden Gift meeting is also host to the $500,000 Hot Danish Stakes (1400m), a set-weights race for fillies and mares named in honour of dual Group 1 winning mare Hot Danish that was previously known as the Group 2 Breeders Classic (1200m) and held in February.

Creating a focal race for juveniles over the spring in Sydney, the Golden Gift attracts youngsters likely to target the following autumn’s Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) back at Rosehill.

The inaugural Golden Gift was won by standout filly Yankee Rose (2015) who went on to run second in the following year’s Golden Slipper before a win in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m). She would go on to win over $2 million in prize money including from her Cox Plate third to super mare Winx in 2016.

The latest edition of the Golden Gift ran on Saturday November 9, 2019 and was won impressively by the Team Snowden-trained filly Dame Giselle.

2019 Golden Gift Results

The official Golden Gift 2019 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday November 9, 2019.

  • 1st: #11 Dame Giselle
  • 2nd: #10 See You Soon
  • 3rd: #7 Blaze A Trail

The 2019 Golden Gift results went the way of the fillies once again with the improving Team Snowden-trained daughter of I Am Invincible storming home for a 3.8 length win second-up to defeat her last start conqueror See You Soon. In third, also for Peter & Paul Snowden, was front-running Criterion colt Blaze A Trail.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 3 54.5kg $13
2 10 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 3.8L 13 54.5kg $7
3 7 BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 3.9L 7 56.5kg $4.40
4 14 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Robbie Dolan (a) 4.8L 14 54.5kg $21
5 1 TANKER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 6.6L 1 56.5kg $3F
6 8 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 7.2L 9 56.5kg $10
7 9 SIDEARM John O’Shea Keagan Latham 7.8L 4 56.5kg $31
8 3 GRAVINA James Cummings James Doyle 8L 8 56.5kg $14
9 15e VUCETICH James Cummings Martin Harley 8.2L 5 56.5kg $16
10 12 CLOSE TO ME Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 9.3L 11 54.5kg $31
11 4 ITZHOT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blaike McDougall 9.7L 6 56.5kg $41
12 2 ENDORSE Peter & Paul Snowden Jay Ford 12.7L 12 56.5kg $61
13 6 MURUNGAL Con Karakatsanis Koby Jennings 16.5L 10 56.5kg $201
14 13 DIAMOND KAT Anthony Cummings Christian Reith 36.4L 2 54.5kg $101
17e DOMINANT LADY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 0
16e JEMSS David Payne 0
5 ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 0

The Golden Gift Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 9, 2019
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 2YOS – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 2015

Golden Gift Betting

Golden Gift betting is traditionally a tough event for the punters with the two-year-olds coming into the race with very little lead-up form.

Any juveniles coming off eye-catching trials and Sydney-trained youngsters with a previous race start / win lead Golden Gift betting in the spring.

Over the race’s short history the fillies have dominated so the two-year-old girls in the mix often sit at shorter Golden Gift odds than the colts and geldings. Dame Giselle (2019) was the last filly to beat home the boys at Golden Gift odds of $13.

2019 Golden Gift Odds

The updated Golden Gift 2019 racing odds and market links will be provided below once betting on the early November clash opens.

Golden Gift Field

Golden Gift Winners: Yankee Rose | Ladbrokes.com.au

Yankee Rose won the inaugural Golden Gift. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Golden Gift field attracts a line-up of progressive and untapped two-year-old horses, many of which have little or no previous race experience.

The recent prize money increase to $1 million ensures the better class of juveniles contest the Golden Gift race field, with many out of the race likely to target the following autumn’s Golden Slipper Stakes.

Trainers may use the Golden Gift field as a career kick-off for their stable young guns and many will be put away after the race to mature ahead of a new year return with a focus on the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival riches.

2019 Golden Gift Field

The official Golden Gift 2019 final field and barriers will be announced by Racing NSW leading-up to the meeting and published in full below.

The 2019 Golden Gift field features a capacity line-up of 14 two-year-olds plus three emergencies. Favourite drawn the rails is the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Tanker who won Caulfield’s Debutant Stakes (1000m) by over two lengths last start.

  • Scratchings: #5 Anders (4), #16e Jemss (9), #17e Dominant Lady (7)  
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1 TANKER Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ben Allen 1 56.5kg
2 3 ENDORSE Peter & Paul Snowden Jay Ford 15 56.5kg
3 3 GRAVINA James Cummings James Doyle 11 56.5kg
4 6 ITZHOT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blaike McDougall 8 56.5kg
5 4 ANDERS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 4 56.5kg
6 7 MURUNGAL Con Karakatsanis Koby Jennings 13 56.5kg
7 BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 10 56.5kg
8 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Ms Rachel King 12 56.5kg
9 SIDEARM John O’Shea Keagan Latham 5 56.5kg
10 1 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 16 54.5kg
11 2 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 3 54.5kg
12 5 CLOSE TO ME Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 14 54.5kg
13 8 DIAMOND KAT Anthony Cummings Christian Reith 2 54.5kg
14 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Robbie Dolan (a) 17 54.5kg
15e VUCETICH James Cummings Martin Harley 6 56.5kg
16e JEMSS David Payne TBA 9 54.5kg
17e DOMINANT LADY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott TBA 7 54.5kg

Golden Gift Form Guide

The Golden Gift form guide shows the full field, barriers, jockeys, trainers and any lead-up runs of the two-year-olds confirmed to run in the now $1 million sprint. Looking at the Golden Gift form for juveniles with a previous race start or successful pre-race trial can prove a nice guide to betting on the 1100m clash, while an inside barrier draw is also often a key in the two-year-old races.

Punters can also use the form out of the Golden Gift in the following year’s two-year-old events like the Golden Slipper Stakes.

2019 Golden Gift Form

A link to our comprehensive Golden Gift 2019 form guide and betting preview will be provided below the week of the race.

Golden Gift Tips

Golden Gift tipping focuses on finding any two-year-olds in the field that have previous race experience, especially youngsters that are Sydney-trained and have already broken their maiden status with a lead-up win from earlier in the spring.

Golden Gift tips usually favour two-year-old fillies who have a good record over the boys and those with winning trial form before the Rosehill Gardens feature.

2019 Golden Gift Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Golden Gift 2019 tips and Rosehill race selections will be published below leading-up to the Golden Gift Race Day.

  • To Win: #11 Dame Giselle ($13) 

The juvenile features where half the field are on debut are always tough for the punters. Second-up, love the price on offer for this Peter & Paul Snowden-trained filly. The daughters of I Am Invincible have been in great form this season and this up-and-comer was eye-catching when narrowly beaten on debut finishing seocnd over the 1000m at Randwick on October 26. Gets another good run here from barrier three and Team Snowden know how to produce a good two-year-old.

Golden Gift Results

The Golden Gift results provide the full finishing order of all the two-year-old runners, the winning margin and time, the starting odds the horses in the field jumped at as well as where the favourite placed.

2019 Golden Gift Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Dame Giselle See you Soon Blaze A Trail 1:03.7
2018 Tassort Spaceboy Jonah 1:03.88
2017 Secret Lady Plague Stone Orcein 1:04.41
2016 Serena Bay Reflectivity Ipso Facto 1:05.12
2015 Yankee Rose Good Standing Julius Caesar 1:04.23