Silver Eagle 2021

Saturday October 9, 2021

The Silver Eagle is a newly created  race for four-year-old horses to run at Royal Randwick in October over the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival on Spring Champion Stakes Day. It is Australia’s first feature race solely for four-year-old gallopers.

Offering $500,000 in prize money the Silver Eagle is part of the bumper list of new Special Condition Sydney races running from late September – early November over The Everest Carnival.

Spring Champion Stakes Day is headed by the $1 million marquee race for three-year-olds, while the Silver Eagle now takes place as the key support act on the card.

Contested over 1300m the half-a-million-dollar showdown is a set weights plus conditions event and is tied in with the lucrative $7.5 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) – the spring’s richest race for four-year-olds. Racing NSW are hoping the Silver Eagle and Golden Eagle races keep the country’s top colts racing on in Australia for their four-year-old season instead of being retired to stud as three-year-olds.

The Silver Eagle follows in the tradition of the feature 2YO and 3YO races in Sydney – the Golden Slipper and Golden Rose – which both have similar official lead-up races with the Silver Slipper and Run To The Rose respectively.

A Golden Eagle ballot exemption is on offer to the first three horses over the line in the Silver Eagle results making the Silver Eagle – Golden Eagle race double a new punt to try in the spring.

Along with the Silver Eagle, four-year-olds have the chance to progress through other spring races on way to The Golden Eagle including the $15 million The Everest (1200m) – the world’s richest turf race – at Randwick a fortnight prior.

The latest edition of the Silver Eagle ran on Saturday October 9, 2021 on Spring Champion Stakes Day at Randwick and was won in an upset by Aim at 30/1. 

2021 Silver Eagle Results

The official Silver Eagle 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race is run and won for the first time on Saturday October 9, 2021.

  • 1st: #5 Aim
  • 2nd: #6 Ellsberg
  • 3rd: #8 Count De Rupee

Aim is onto the $7.5 million Golden Eagle after the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained galloper scored an upset win at 30/1 in the Silver Eagle 2021 results

The Silver Eagle Info

  • Date: Saturday October 9, 2021
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: 4yos – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 2019

Silver Eagle Betting

Betting on the Silver Eagle is be led by the spring’s best performing four-year-olds with an eye on The Golden Eagle.

Silver Eagle betting is focused on four-year-olds winning lead-up races over the season over similar distance including the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) at Rosehill in early September.

Graduates out of the previous year’s Golden Rose Stakes are also likely to dominate Silver Eagle betting should they target the $500,000 showdown.

The inaugural edition of the Silver Eagle was won by the favourite The Inevitable ($3 in 2019) giving a good early advantage to the top fancies.

The following year, the previous spring’s Thousand Guineas winning filly Flit won The Silver Eagle at double-figures ($10). 

There was a big upset in 2021 with Aim winning at Silver Eagle odds of $31. 

2021 Silver Eagle Odds

The Silver Eagle 2021 racing odds will be provided below as soon as betting on the event is open this spring.

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

Silver Eagle Field

The Silver Eagle field attracts a capacity or close to capacity line-up of four-year-old horses on the Golden Eagle path.

Four-year-olds coming off earlier Group status spring races in Sydney for horses aged three-years-old and above, including the Group 3 Toy Show Quality on Winx Stakes Day, line-up in the Silver Eagle field at Randwick on Spring Champion Stakes Day. In 2019 the Toy Show Quality winner Mizzy ran third in that year’s Silver Eagle and Golden Eagle races. 

The Silver Eagle field attracts a similar class and many of the same horses that ran in Sydney’s Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) the September prior as three-year-olds.

2021 Silver Eagle Field

The official Silver Eagle 2021 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on the Wednesday leading-up to Spring Champion Stakes Day and listed below as soon as released by Racing NSW.

The 2021 Silver Eagle field features a capacity line-up of four-year-olds eyeing the $7.5 million Golden Eagle next-up led in betting by last start Kembla Grange winner Count De Rupee and fellow last start Sydney winner Ellsberg

  • Scratched: #1 Our Playboy (15)

2021 Silver Eagle Nominations 

Early nominations for the Silver Eagle 2021 close the Monday of race week and will be listed below. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 30x8245x41 VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 55.5kg     106
2 x237x5x585 PRIME STAR G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 2 56kg     97
3 2234734×29 AMISH BOY H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 56kg     96
4 111x5574x4 ROCKETING BY H 4 Matthew Dunn 4 56kg     94
5 47x61x967x AIM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 56kg     90
6 313x1422x1 ELLSBERG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 6 56kg     89
7 1112×32121 TRIPLE ACE G 4 Kris Lees 7 56kg     87
8 213x1116x6 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 8 54.5kg     86
9 6008x6751x OUR PLAYBOY G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 9 56.5kg     86
10 1715244×09 NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 10 54kg     86
11 22x144509x WHEELHOUSE G 4 Chris Waller 11 56kg     85
12 531x2183x1 COUNT DE RUPEE G 4 Robert & Luke Price 12 56kg     84
13 x14243x122 TRAMONTO G 4 Jonny Field 13 56kg     84
14 44×1334132 BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 14 56kg     83
15 1x27311x32 GRAVINA H 4 James Cummings 15 56kg     82
16 116324649x IL AFFARE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 16 54kg     82
17 211x2130x8 EXOBOOM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 56.5kg     82
18 61x111x9 EQUATION H 4 Annabel Neasham 18 56kg     80
19 53x11160x5 GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 19 54kg     80
20 32x82426x1 HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 20 56kg     79
21 312220×798 PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) H 4 Edward Cummings 21 56kg     76
22 6x273x2311 SAMMY G 4 Kris Lees 22 56kg     70
23 2x2197x AGRIMONY (GB) H 4 Chris Waller 23 56kg     66
24 1x SPALTET (NZ) G 4 Annabel Neasham 24 56kg     62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Silver Eagle Tips

Top Silver Eagle betting tips include looking for the in-form four-year-olds with winning form over at least 1200m, any graduates out of earlier Group 2 / 1 events in Sydney during the spring and those dominant gallopers in the frame for the $7.5 million Golden Eagle three weeks later.

2021 Silver Eagle Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Silver Eagle 2021 race tips will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the top four-year-olds to back this season.

  • Best Value: #10 Blondeau ($17 at time of publish) 

Looking for the best value Each Way bet in the Silver Eagle? Blondeau looks very attractive at 16/1 for the win and on the improve. Ultra-consistent I Am Invincible gelding from the Waller stable has great form over this distance. Close second after a freshen-up last start over 1100m and can improve off that and give a few of these a run for their money at a price from the gate (9). 

Silver Eagle Form

The Silver Eagle form guide provides all the must know info on the $500,000 feature including the lead-up form, career statistics, track / distance records and the jockey / trainer / owner of all the horses in the field.

Using the Silver Eagle form guide to uncover the value in the market is crucial and the Silver Eagle form is expected to stack-up later in the spring in The Golden Eagle held over 200m further at sister track Rosehill.

2021 Silver Eagle Form

A link to our comprehensive Silver Eagle 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Silver Eagle Results

The Silver Eagle race results will provide punters with the exact finishing order of all the four-year-olds in the event including the winning time and margin, plus show the starting price of all the contenders.

Silver Eagle Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Aim Ellsberg Count De Rupee 1:16.04
2020 Flit Alligator Blood Dawn Passage 1:15.39
2019 The Inevitable Fasika Mizzy 1:14.54