Silver Eagle 2023

The Silver Eagle is a key form race to follow into the $10 million Golden Eagle each spring.

The Silver Eagle is a recently created race for four-year-old horses to run at Royal Randwick in October over the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. It was one of Australia’s first feature races solely for four-year-old gallopers.

2022 Silver Eagle Winner Vilana

2022 Silver Eagle winner Vilana. Photo: Steve Hart.

Now offering $1 million in prize money after stakes were doubled ahead of the 2022 edition 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.

The Silver Eagle now runs on The Everest Day in mid-October. Racing on the card is headlined by the world’s richest turf race – the $20 million The Everest (1200m). Other feature Randwick races taking place that day include the $2 million The Kosciuszko (1200) and the Group 1 $5 million King Charles III Stakes (1600m) which replaces the George Main Stakes from 2023. 

Contested over 1300m the million-dollar showdown is a set weights plus conditions event and is tied in with the lucrative $10 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) – the spring’s richest race for four-year-olds. Racing NSW added the Silver Eagle and Golden Eagle races to 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.

The latest edition of the Silver Eagle ran on Saturday October 14, 2023 on The Everest Day as the key lead-up to the $10 million Golden Eagle race and was won in a stylish upset by the Waller-trained mare Vienna Princess ($15). 

2023 Silver Eagle Results

The official Silver Eagle 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be listed below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 14, 2023.

2023 Silver Eagle winner Vienna Princess

2023 Silver Eagle winner Vienna Princess was good beating home the boys in the million-dollar showdown in Sydney. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #14 Vienna Princess
  • 2nd: #10 Strait Acer
  • 3rd: #1 Pericles 

Chris Waller’s progressive Snitzel mare Vienna Princess ($15) ran away for an impressive three-quarters-of-a-length upset over her rivals when holding out the fast-finishing place-getters to dominate the 2023 Silver Eagle Stakes results.

2023 Silver Eagle Odds

The Silver Eagle 2023 racing odds will be provided below as soon as betting on the event is open this spring.

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The Silver Eagle Info

  • Date: Saturday October 14, 2023
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1300m
  • Conditions: 4yos – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $1,000,000
  • 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 lucrative 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, while Vilana won first-up at $6.50 in 2022. 

There was another double-figure winner in 2023 with Chris Waller’s mare Vienna Princess saluting at $15 in Silver Eagle markets. 

Silver Eagle Field

The Silver Eagle race 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. 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.

2023 Silver Eagle Field

The official Silver Eagle 2023 Final Field & Barriers will be announced on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and listed below as soon as released by Racing NSW.

The 2023 Silver Eagle final field features a capacity line-up of in-form four-year-olds including the James Cummings-trained Pericles chasing a third win on the trot after his Group 2 Tramway success last start and the talented Toowoomba galloper Yellow Brick racing in Sydney off his good form at home in Queensland.

2023 Silver Eagle Nominations 

Early nominations for the Silver Eagle 2023 close the Monday of race week and will be listed below. 

The 2023 Silver Eagle nominations feature 29 potential Golden Eagle hopefuls led in all-in betting by consistent Queenslander Yellow Brick.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x2400x9013 GOLDEN MILE H 4 James Cummings 1= 58.5kg     109
2 8x41292x11 PERICLES G 4 James Cummings 1= 57.5kg     109
3 1x320150x7 RUTHLESS DAME (NZ) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 56.5kg     108
4 61x407x280 MADAME POMMERY M 4 Chris Waller 4 56.5kg     102
5 1x12x122x2 YELLOW BRICK G 4 Tony & Maddysen Sears 5 56.5kg     101
6 311113×113 BENEDETTA M 4 Jason Warren 6 54.5kg     100
7 3215×51232 NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 7 56kg     99
8 745303×429 WILLIAMSBURG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8 56.5kg     94
9 641×345937 GALERON (IRE) H 4 Charles Hills 9 56kg     93
10 2125787×21 SACRED SATONO (NZ) H 4 Bruce Wallace & Grant Cooksley 10 56.5kg     90
11 190x2162x1 VIENNA PRINCESS M 4 Chris Waller 11 54kg     89
12 1734x1211x COIN TOSS G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 12 57.5kg     88
13 x1141x2x10 KIBOU G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 13 56.5kg     87
14 1x15x11x31 AIRMAN G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 14 56kg     86
15 1557×18111 STRAIT ACER G 4 Edward Cummings 15 56kg     85
16 11119×4111 IKNOWASTAR G 4 Bjorn Baker 16= 56kg     84
17 x592256x06 KOTE G 4 Anthony Cummings 16= 56kg     84
18 x31117x435 WOLLOMBI M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 16= 54.5kg     84
19 x909139x40 RAZETA M 4 Kris Lees 19 54kg     83
20 143x21113x GREBENI G 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 20 56kg     81
21 819122×212 GARZA BLANCA H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 21= 56kg     80
22 306x53138x ROBUSTO G 4 Chris Waller 21= 56kg     80
23 0x37007x18 SEBONACK G 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 23 56.5kg     78
24 2x156x1111 BODY BOB G 4 Pat Murphy 24 56kg     76
25 4x7281x156 WATADEEL G 4 Phillip Stokes 25 56kg     75
26 x3x123x114 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) G 4 Clarry Conners 26 56kg     72
27 120×2 WRITTEN IN CODE M 4 Annabel Neasham 27 54kg     70
28 21x13595x2 VICTORY LANE G 4 Robert & Luke Price 28 56kg     68
29 37685×126 TERRITORY EXPRESS G 4 Paul Niceforo 29 56kg     61

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 $10 million Golden Eagle three weeks later.

2023 Silver Eagle Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Silver Eagle 2023 race tips will be provided below the week of the race so stay tuned for the top four-year-olds to back this season.

  • To Win: #5 Yellow Brick ($3.80 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Stellar edition of the million-dollar Silver Eagle and Yellow Brick looks a huge hope to finally shrug that place-getter status. The talented The Mission four-year-old from Toowoomba has put his trainers Tony & Maddysen Sears on the map with a host of impressive if not frustratingly runs. Was runner-up in the summer’s $2 million Magic Millions Guineas at the Gold Coast, won the Group 3 GC Guineas fresh at the Sunshine Coast in May and has placed second in his subsequent three starts including a devastatingly close effort behind Rediener in the Group 3 Gunsynd at Eagle Farm in June. That form has been franked with the winner taking out the Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) a couple of weeks back. Yellow Brick meanwhile ran second fresh in the Listed Weetwood Handicap at his home track with 58kg. He went down a nostril flare as the beaten odds-on fancy and gets the chance to atone heading to the big city now. Barrier five, comes back a little in weight and Craig Williams in the saddle is a big plus.

Silver Eagle Form

The Silver Eagle form guide provides all the must know info on the $1 million 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.

The 2021 Silver Eagle form was franked with the third placed Count De Rupee running second next-up in the Golden Eagle results before his $1 million The Gong (1600m) win at Kembla Grange. 

In 2022 the Silver Eagle winner Vilana went on to take out that year’s $1 million The Hunter (1300m) at Newcastle.

2023 Silver Eagle Form

A link to our comprehensive Silver Eagle 2023 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Silver Eagle Results

The Silver Eagle race results 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.

The inaugural Silver Eagle winner The Inevitable holds the Silver Eagle race record winning in 2019 in a time of 1 minute 14.54 seconds.

Vienna Princess (2023) is the last Silver Eagle winning mare

Past Silver Eagle Winners

All past Silver Eagle winners and place-getters dating back to the race’s inauguration in 2019 are detailed in the below table. 

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Vienna Princess Strait Acer Pericles  1:14.85
2022 Vilana Mr Mozart Brigantine 1:17.34
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