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 Emirates 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 next edition of the Golden Gift is scheduled to run on Saturday November 9, 2019.
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.
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
Yankee Rose won the 2015 Golden Gift before a second in the Golden Slipper the following year. 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.
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.
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 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.
2019 Golden Gift Winners