Rosehill Gold Cup 2021

Saturday October 30, 2021

The Rosehill Gold Cup is one of the new Special Condition races added to Rosehill Garden’s The Golden Eagle Day race card on a Saturday in either late October or early November each spring racing season.

Contested in Sydney on the same day as Melbourne’s Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse, Golden Eagle Race Day features over $9 million in total prize money. The $7.5 million The Golden Eagle for four-year-olds the marquee event. It is accompanied on the card by the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m) renamed each season in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner, the brand-new $700,000 The Four Pillars (1500m) taking place for the first time in 2021 and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup.

The Rosehill Gold Cup is run over 2000m under quality handicap conditions and is open to horses aged three-years-old and above. There is also an additional $500,000 bonus attached to the Rosehill Gold Cup from earlier Sydney Spring Racing Carnival races contested on two Saturdays across October – including a fortnight prior on The Everest Day.

The $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup bonus is available to any horse that wins the event on the back of a lead-up win in either the Group 1 The Metropolitan (2400m) or the Group 2 $1,000,000 Hill Stakes (1800m), as well as either the Group 3 $500,000 Craven Plate (2000m) or the $500,000 St Leger (2600m).

In 2021 Think It Over completed the Hill Stakes – Craven Plate – Rosehill Gold Cup treble to take out the million-dollar bonus.

Racing NSW also have a $100,000 bonus up for grabs for any galloper that contested, but did not win, any of the above four races before winning the Rosehill Gold Cup.

The 2000m distance of the Rosehill Gold Cup makes it an interesting target for both middle-distance types and more dour stayers making for an open field and betting market.

The 2021 edition of the Rosehill Gold Cup ran on Saturday October 30, 2021 and was won in style by the heavily-weighted favourite Think It Over ($2.70). 

2021 Rosehill Gold Cup Results

The official Rosehill Gold Cup 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be made available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday October 30, 2021.

  • 1st: #2 Think It Over ($2.70F)
  • 2nd: #8 Rock
  • 3rd: #11 Kiss The Bride

The Kerry Parker-trained Think It Over ($2.70F) took his career prize money up over $4 million continuing his outstanding winning streak in Sydney with a one-length win carrying the 61kg top weight to victory for the punters in the 2021 Rosehill Gold Cup results.

Rosehill Gold Cup Info

  • Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Distance: 2000m
  • Conditions: 3YOs & Up – Quality Handicap
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • Available Bonuses: $500,000 / $100,000
  • First Run: 2019

Rosehill Gold Cup Betting

Rosehill Gold Cup betting is led by the in-form spring gallopers coming off good runs in the key lead-up races that are attached to the bonus program.

The top three runners in Randwick’s The Metropolitan and Hill Stakes, as well as the Craven Plate and St Leger on The Everest Day dominate Rosehill Gold Cup odds. In 2021 Think It Over won the Hill Stakes, Craven Plate and the Rosehill Gold Cup during an incredible spring carnival.

Markets on the season’s top middle-distance horses and staying types out of those races that stay in Sydney instead of heading to Melbourne for the Cup Carnival will firm closer to race day so backing your early tips in futures Rosehill Gold Cup betting can prove profitable.

For the inaugural edition of the race, the Rosehill Gold Cup odds were led by Tally ($4 in 2019) who saluted for the punters.

The following year in 2020 there was a huge upset with Costello winning the Rosehill Gold Cup at 30/1.

Think It Over ($2.70 in 2021) became the second horse in the race’s three-year history to win as the Rosehill Gold Cup favourite.

2021 Rosehill Gold Cup Odds

The latest Rosehill Gold Cup 2021 odds and betting market links to The Golden Eagle Day support act will be listed right here as soon as available with earlier Sydney Spring Racing Carnival results to impact the odds on offer for the $500,000 feature.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Rosehill Gold Cup will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Rosehill Gold Cup Field

The Rosehill Gold Cup field attracts a line-up of smart gallopers out of either the middle-distance lead-up races of the Hill Stakes and Craven Plate or those more dour types following the staying path out of The Metropolitan and or St Leger.

The first Rosehill Gold Cup field in 2019 featured 13 horses and saw the favourite Tally ($4) win in an improved run out of the Hill Stakes (4th).

2021 Rosehill Gold Cup Field

The official Rosehill Gold Cup 2021 final field and barriers will be announced by Racing NSW the week of the race with the full acceptances to be published below.

The 2021 Rosehill Gold Cup field features a quality line-up of gallopers including one of last weekend’s Cox Plate scratchings Gold Trip and the in-form Think It Over coming off back-to-back wins.

  • Scratchings Update: #1 Gold Trip (9) has been scratched by the Maher/Eustace stable due to the firm surface. 

2021 Rosehill Gold Cup Nominations

Nominations for the Rosehill Gold Cup 2021 will be detailed below once released.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 0x34x52x3x GOLD TRIP (FR) H 5 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 1= 61kg 61kg 114
2 1214×61311 THINK IT OVER G 6 Kerry Parker 1= 61kg 61kg 114
3 54x300x474 KEIAI NAUTIQUE (JPN) H 7 Matthew Smith 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
4 20138×5524 SHARED AMBITION (IRE) G 6 Chris Waller 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
5 1441215×16 YONKERS (USA) G 6 Chris Waller 3= 56.5kg 56.5kg 105
6 51434×9803 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea 6= 56kg 56kg 104
7 11420×9202 SKY LAB G 4 Paul Perry 6= 56kg 56kg 104
8 53x4x11x0x NICKAJACK CAVE (IRE) G 6 Peter G Moody 8 55.5kg 55.5kg 103
9 31111×1416 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 9 54kg 52.5kg 101
10 x6321x2805 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 10= 54kg 54kg 100
11 0x348x8497 ROCK G 6 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10= 54kg 54kg 100
12 4100×66730 FUN FACT G 6 Bjorn Baker 12 54kg 53kg 98
13 1670×61501 SOLDIER OF LOVE G 6 Bjorn Baker 13 54kg 51.5kg 95
14 80x9x59920 YOUNG RASCAL (FR) G 7 Richard & Michael Freedman 14 54kg 51kg 94
15 22x32x0570 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 15= 54kg 46kg 88
16 8247×96173 KISS THE BRIDE (NZ) G 6 Bjorn Baker 15= 54kg 48kg 88
17 74×8724400 MIRANN (FR) G 6 John O’Shea 17 54kg 46kg 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Rosehill Gold Cup Form Guide

Details available on the Rosehill Gold Cup form guide include the field of horses, jockeys, trainers, lead-up form, track / distance stats and early betting predictions.

Looking for the Rosehill Gold Cup form lines on horses out of the specified lead-up races, any runners with a standout Rosehill track record and the well-weighted chances that may have beaten the handicappers can prove profitable when it comes to spring betting.

The Rosehill Gold Cup form out of the 2020 edition was franked when the runner-up She’s Ideel went on to run second in the following year’s Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) and fourth in the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) in the autumn.

2021 Rosehill Gold Cup Form

A link to our full Rosehill Gold Cup 2021 form guide and insider betting preview will be made available right here following final acceptances on the week leading-up to The Golden Rose Day.

Rosehill Gold Cup Tips

Top Rosehill Gold Cup tips include watching for the best The Metropolitan graduates, runners that performed well in either the Craven Plate or St Leger a fortnight earlier or in-form horses that get in on a low handicap weight.

2021 Rosehill Gold Cup Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Rosehill Gold Cup 2021 race betting tips and predictions will be published below the week of the event.

  • To Win: #5 Lion’s Roar ($7.50 at time of publish)

We’ve a short-priced favourite in Think It Over, but he’ll need to be good with the 61kg equal top weight. This proven wet-track performer from the John O’Shea stables gets conditions to suit and is a chance at a nice price to turn the tables. Two back he was 10th at 80/1 in the Epsom Handicap but was only a shade over three lengths beaten in an effort much better than the result suggests. Last start improved to run third to Think It Over in the Group 3 Craven Plate. Meets him better in the weights here and can surprise.

Rosehill Gold Cup Results

The Rosehill Gold Cup race results list the winner and placegetters plus the full Rosehill Gold Cup finishing order.

The winning race time, margins, starting prices and where the favourite fared in the Rosehill Gold Cup results are also worth looking for post-race.

Rosehill Gold Cup Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Think It Over Rock Kiss The Bride 2:02.01
2020 Costello She’s Ideel Morton’s Fork 2:05.74
2019 Tally Another Dollar The Lord Mayor 2:02.53