Silver Eagle 2020

Saturday October 10, 2020

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 10, 2020 on Spring Champion Stakes Day at Randwick and was won in an upset by Group 1 winning mare Flit. 

2020 Silver Eagle Results

The official Silver Eagle 2020 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race is run and won for the first time on Saturday October 10, 2020.

  • 1st: #2 Flit
  • 2nd: #1 Alligator Blood
  • 3rd: #3 Dawn Passage

Last year’s Thousand Guineas winner in Melbourne, Flit was able to defeat the short-priced favourite Alligator Blood ($2.50) saluting in the Silver Eagle 2020 results at double-figures ahead of their rematch in the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle on October 31. 

Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 FLIT James Cummings Ms Rachel King   6 56.5kg   $10
2 1 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 0.4L 3 58.5kg   $2.50F
3 3 DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.7L 7 56.5kg   $4.20
4 4 CHAT John Thompson Nash Rawiller 1.9L 4 56kg   $21
5 9 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Regan Bayliss 2.1L 1 54kg   $13
6 7 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 2.6L 2 55.5kg   $3.70
7 6 SURREAL STEP Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 2.8L 5 56kg   $71
  5 CRIADERAS James Cummings James McDonald   0      
  8 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett   0      

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Silver Eagle Info

  • Date: Saturday October 10, 2020
  • 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.

2020 Silver Eagle Odds

The Silver Eagle 2020 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 line-up in the Silver Eagle field at Randwick on Spring Champion Stakes Day.

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.

2020 Silver Eagle Field

The official Silver Eagle 2020 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 2020 Silver Eagle field features a host of The Golden Eagle hopefuls including brilliant Queenslander Alligator Blood

  • Scratched: #5 Criaderas (1); #8 How Womantic (3). 
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2x11D110x3 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 5 58.5kg     108
2 4x1602x290 FLIT James Cummings Ms Rachel King 8 56.5kg     106
3 56x281117x DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 9 56.5kg     100
4 41452138×1 CHAT John Thompson Nash Rawiller 6 56kg     77
5 11×13 CRIADERAS James Cummings James McDonald 1 56kg     73
6 146x18218x SURREAL STEP Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Kerrin McEvoy 7 56kg     73
7 259243×461 SUBPOENAED (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4 55.5kg     102
8 11118×12 HOW WOMANTIC Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 3 54.5kg     90
9 x11623x242 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Regan Bayliss 2 54kg     76

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 Silver Eagle Nominations 

Early nominations for the Silver Eagle 2020 close the Monday of race week and will be listed below. 

The 2020 Silver Eagle nominations feature 16 four-year-olds including the outstanding Queensland star Alligator Blood who dominates all-in betting. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x77734x60 AKARI M 4 Brad Widdup 84
2 2x11D110x3 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 4 David Vandyke  
3 113x5112x8 BOUND TO WIN M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 80
4 41452138×1 CHAT G 4 John Thompson 77
5 11×13 CRIADERAS G 4 James Cummings 73
6 8251×11614 DANCING GIDGET M 4 Chris Waller 81
7 56x281117x DAWN PASSAGE H 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 100
8 213×7211 EMANATE M 4 James Cummings 73
9 4x1602x290 FLIT M 4 James Cummings 106
10 5x13335x23 HILO G 4 James Cummings 82
11 11118×12 HOW WOMANTIC M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 90
12 x11623x242 ICEBATH (NZ) M 4 Brad Widdup 76
13 4x42206x12 JUST FIELD M 4 Damien Lane 66
14 7x23118x24 LESAGE M 4 James Cummings 74
15 259243×461 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 102
16 146x18218x SURREAL STEP G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 73

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.

2020 Silver Eagle Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Silver Eagle 2020 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.

2020 Silver Eagle Form

A link to our comprehensive Silver Eagle 2020 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
2020 Flit Alligator Blood Dawn Passage 1:15.39
2019 The Inevitable Fasika Mizzy 1:14.54