Run To The Rose 2020

Saturday September 12, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double is a popular one for punters each spring

The Run To The Rose is a Group 2 race for three-year-old sprinters held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in mid-September each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. Offering $200,000 in total prize money, the event is now run on the same race card as the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m).

The set weights plus penalties clash was upgraded from a Group 3 to a Group 2 race in 2015 and is the traditional lead-up for three-year-olds into the $1 million Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) back at Rosehill a fortnight later. Recent winners of the Run To The Rose – Golden Rose double include Bivouac (2019), Astern (2016), Exosphere (2015), Hallowed Crown (2014) and Denman (2009).

The latest edition of the Run To The Rose ran on Saturday September 12, 2020 and was won by confirmed The Everest hopeful Rothfire.

2020 The Run To The Rose Results

The official The Run To The Rose 2020 results and finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 12, 2020.

  • 1st: #3 Rothfire
  • 2nd: #6 Ole Kirk
  • 3rd: #5 North Pacific

Confirmed $15 million The Everest-bound Rothfire enjoyed a brilliant first-up win in the 2020 The Run To The Rose results, Rob Heathcote’s JJ Atkins winner saluting fresh in his first interstate appearance.

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote Jim Byrne 2 58.5kg $5
2 6 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1.5L 7 56kg $31
3 5 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 2.5L 1 57kg $4
4 7 PELTZER Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 3.4L 3 55kg $9.50
5 1 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 3.8L 6 58.5kg $2.40F
6 4 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Nash Rawiller 4.8L 5 57.5kg $10
7 2 KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Jason Collett 5.2L 4 58.5kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Run To The Rose Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 12, 2020
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 2003

Run To The Rose Betting

Run To The Rose betting markets are led by the most promising and well-performed three-year-olds of the new season.

Youngsters that performed well in top company as a juvenile that autumn gone in races like the Champagne Stakes sit high up the Run To The Rose odds. If runners in the field are returning to racing, first-up records have an impact on the markets, while fit three-year-olds coming out of the San Domenico Stakes at the track earlier that month also represent good value in Run To The Rose betting.

Favourites have a solid record in the Run To The Rose and the winner more often than not starts near the top of betting for that year’s Golden Rose Stakes.

2020 Run To The Rose Odds

Links to our top The Run To The Rose 2020 odds will be available right here as soon as betting opens on the key Golden Rose Stakes lead-up this spring.


Run To The Rose Field

The Run To The Rose field attracts the best three-year-old sprinters of the season and class usually prevails in the race. Horses often kick off their spring campaigns in the Group 2 on way to the Golden Rose the following month and may have contested a race like Randwick’s Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) as a two-year-old in the autumn.

In 2012 star colt Pierro won three straight Group 1 races as a two-year-old including the Golden Slipper and Champagne Stakes before a first-up success in that year’s Run To The Rose. If not racing first-up runners may come via a race like the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) run two weeks before also at Rosehill, the last horse to complete the San Domenico Stakes – Run To The Rose double being Va Pensiero (2013).

2020 Run To The Rose Field

The season’s official Run To The Rose 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be published below as soon as released the Wednesday of race week.

A small but class line-up of seven youngsters run in the 2020 The Run To The Rose field this season including returning Slipper champ Farnan (6) and dual Group 1 winner King’s Legacy (4).

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 110111x FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 6 58.5kg 104
2 315x911x KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Jason Collett 4 58.5kg 102
3 11x112x11x ROTHFIRE Robert Heathcote Jim Byrne 2 58.5kg 100
4 133×3 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Nash Rawiller 5 57.5kg 92
5 3×11 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 1 57kg 85
6 1343×2 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 7 56kg 80
7 111×2 PELTZER Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg 84

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Run To The Rose Nominations

Early nominations for The Run To The Rose 2020 close on the Monday leading-up to the race with the full list of early entries to be made available below.

Resuming Golden Slipper winner Farnan heads the 11 Run To The Rose 2020 nominations this spring that also feature North Pacific and dual Group 1 champ King’s Legacy.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 436x211x11 ANDERS C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 92
2 110111x FARNAN C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
3 315x911x KING’S LEGACY C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
4 133×3 MAMARAGAN C 3 John Thompson 92
5 3×11 NORTH PACIFIC C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 85
6 1343×2 OLE KIRK C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 80
7 3224×3 OVERLORD C 3 Chris Waller 72
8 111×2 PELTZER C 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 84
9 116162x PRAGUE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
10 6x221x71 PRIME STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 82
11 11x112x11x ROTHFIRE G 3 Robert Heathcote

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Run To The Rose Tips

Good Run To The Rose tips include looking for the best performing two-year-olds in the autumn that are starting their 3YO spring campaigns, those with proven winning form over 1200m in Sydney and any fit youngsters coming off a top three run in the San Domenico Stakes.

2020 Run To The Rose Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Run To The Rose 2020 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned!

Run To The Rose Form Guide

The Run To The Rose form guide features crucial information for punters including saddlecloth numbers, barriers, jockeys, trainers and past runs of the three-year-olds in the field. The Form for this race has has held up in the Golden Rose many times in recent years with all four winners of the Group 1 from 2012 – 2015 coming out of the traditional lead-up race.

Run To The Rose graduates have also performed well in other future Group 1 races including in 2015 when runner-up in the Group 2 Press Statement went on to win the Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne that October.

The 2019 Run To The Rose winner Bivouac franked the form with his Golden Rose victory next start and second in that year’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Bivouac returned the next autumn and won the 2020 Group 1 Newmarket Handicap at Flemington.

2020 Run To The Rose Form Guide

A link to our detailed The Run To The Rose 2020 Form Guide will be available for punters below the week of the race.

Run To The Rose Results

Run To The Rose results have a major impact on upcoming markets for the Golden Rose Stakes each spring. Many short-priced favourites have saluted in The Run To The Rose including Pierro who jumped the odds-on favourite in 2012.

The last roughie hope to score an upset Run To The Rose result was Va Pensiero ($21 in 2013).

Notable recent Run To The Rose winners include Bivouac (2019), Exosphere (2015), Hallowed Crown (2014), Pierro (2012) and Denman (2009).

Run To The Rose Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Rothfire Ole Kirk North Pacific 1:08.5
2019 Bivouac Yes Yes Yes Exceedance 1:08.3
2018 Lean Mean Machine Graff Jonker 1:13.5
2017 Menari Pariah Perast 1:08.5
2016 Astern Star Turn Impending 1:10.9
2015 Exosphere Press Statement Holler 1:10.6
2014 Hallowed Crown Kumaon Ygritte 1:12.9
2013 Va Pensiero Dissident Marseille Roulette 1:09.6
2012 Pierro Your Song Epaulette 1:09.8
2011 Smart Missile Foxwedge Helmet
2010 Squamosa Masquerader Testarhythm 1:18.2
2009 Denman More Than Great Bombay Sling 1:16.6
2008 Desuetude Maybe I Emperor Bonaparte 1:18.1
2007 El Cambio Rapid Jacko Turffontein 1:16.2
2006 Mentality He’S No Pie Eater Boncoeur 1:17.6
2005 Paratroopers Pendragon (Nz) Thunderbird Hill 1:16.3
2004 Eremein Uber Econsul (Nz) 1:18.3
2003 Gilded Youth Charmview Confectioner 1:16.7