Run To The Rose 2021

Saturday September 11, 2021

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 2021 Run To The Rose Day card took place at Kembla Grange (moved from Rosehill due to COVID-19). 

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).

In 2020 Ole Kirk improved on his Run To The Rose second to win the Golden Rose next-up, while the Run To The Rose third placed North Pacific ran second in the Group 1.

The Group 3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) in mid-August serves as a good lead-up into the Run To The Rose Stakes.

The latest edition of the Run To The Rose ran on Saturday September 11, 2021 at Kembla Grange Racecourse (moved from Rosehill) and was won by the resuming James Cummings-trained Group 1 winner Anamoe. 

2021 The Run To The Rose Results

The official The Run To The Rose 2021 results and finishing order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 11, 2021.

  • 1st: #2 Anamoe
  • 2nd: #7 In The Congo
  • 3rd: #8 Remarque

The returning Godolphin-raced Inglis Sires’ champion Anamoe ($3.50) ran the perfect first-up race to take out the Run To The Rose 2021 results ahead of bigger spring targets this campaign.

The Run To The Rose Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 11, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens (Kembla Grange in 2021)
  • 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.

2021 Run To The Rose Odds

Links to our top The Run To The Rose 2021 odds will be available right here as soon as betting opens on the key Golden Rose Stakes lead-up this spring.

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

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).

2021 Run To The Rose Field

The season’s official Run To The Rose 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be published below as soon as released the Wednesday of race week.

A quality line-up of last season’s star juveniles does battle in the 2021 Run To The Rose field at Kembla Grange on Saturday including the returning Group 1 Inglis Sires’ winner Anamoe.

  • Scratched: #6 Shaquero (6); #9 Ranch Hand (2); #14 Giannis (9)

2021 Run To The Rose Nominations

Early nominations for The Run To The Rose 2021 close on the Monday leading-up to the race with the full list of early entries to be made available below.

Fifteen Golden Rose hopefuls make-up the 2021 The Run To The Rose nominations for Saturday led in betting by Golden Slipper runner-up and Inglis Sires’ winner from the autumn Anamoe.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1141×5 STAY INSIDE C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 1 58.5kg 104
2 51x23121x ANAMOE C 3 James Cummings 2 58.5kg 103
3 1x721610x SHAQUERO C 3 Chris Waller 3 57kg 90
4 1x621321x CONVERGE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 4 58.5kg 100
5 14x3531x3 CAPTIVANT C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 58.5kg 100
6 11x671x12 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 6 57kg 88
7 2138x HOME AFFAIRS C 3 Chris Waller 7 57.5kg 92
8 53x752x GIANNIS C 3 Chris Waller 8 55kg 78
9 1221 IN THE CONGO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 57kg 86
10 25x110x3 GLENEAGLES C 3 David Payne 10 55kg 71
11 135x200x RANCH HAND C 3 Chris Waller 11 55kg 74
12 15×3 REMARQUE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12 55kg 75
13 133 FLYING CRAZY G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 13 55kg 65
14 512 UZZIAH C 3 Scott Aspery 14 55kg 57
15 7x DASH DASH DASH C 3 Ian Finn 15 55kg

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.

2021 Run To The Rose Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Run To The Rose 2021 best bet will be published below the week of the race so stay tuned!

  • To Win: #3 Captivant ($16 at time of publish) 

What an exciting edition of The Run To The Rose! Going for value and tipping an upset by Captivant second-up at 15/1. Peter & Paul Snowden’s Capitalist colt ran third to Saturday’s favourite Anamoe in the Group 1 Inglis’ Sires before winning the Group 1 Champagne Stakes over a mile. He surprised plenty fresh first-up when running out of his skin for third at big odds in the Group 3 San Domenico here only a half-length beaten over the unsuitably short 1100m. Up in distance he’ll improve and can give a few of these a run for their money at odds again.

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.

2021 Run To The Rose Form Guide

A link to our detailed The Run To The Rose 2021 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 Anamoe (2021), Bivouac (2019), Exosphere (2015), Hallowed Crown (2014), Pierro (2012) and Denman (2009).

Run To The Rose Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Anamoe In The Congo Remarque 1:10.2
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