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 next edition of the Silver Eagle runs on Saturday October 9, 2021 on Spring Champion Stakes Day at Randwick.
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: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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).
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.
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.
2021 Silver Eagle Nominations
Early nominations for the Silver Eagle 2021 close the Monday of race week and will be listed below.
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.
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