The Four Pillars 2021

Saturday October 30th, 2021

The Four Pillars is Australia’s newest race, the Special Condition event added to Rosehill Garden’s The Golden Eagle Day race card for the first time in 2021 with Kiss Sum winning.

Contested in Sydney on the same day as Melbourne’s Victoria Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in either late October or early November, Golden Eagle Race Day features just shy of $10 million in total prize money. The $7.5 million The Golden Eagle for four-year-olds the marquee event. It is accompanied on the card by the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m) renamed each season in honour of the previous year’s The Everest winner, $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) and now The Four Pillars.

The Four Pillars is run over 1500m and is a BenchMark 68 Handicap. Like the $15 million The Everest and the $1.3 million The Kosciuszko held a fortnight earlier at Royal Randwick, the event is a slot race open to 18 horses.

The major condition for The Four Pillars is that it is open only to horses in eligible Midway trainers’ stables.

The 18 Four Pillars horses are selected by the 18 punters that were successful in the second-chance draw of The Kosciuszko sweepstakes tickets.

The concept of Midway races in New South Wales has only been in place since the winter of 2021 and is already gaining momentum quickly.

The 2021 edition of The Four Pillars ran on Saturday October 30th, 2021 and was won by Kiss Sum at 13/1. 

2021 The Four Pillars Results

The official The Four Pillars 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be made available right here once the race is run and won on Saturday October 30th, 2021.

  • 1st: #16 Kiss Sum
  • 2nd: #15 Dufresne
  • 3rd: #17 Divine Breath

The Four Pillars Info

  • Date: Saturday October 30th, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: Benchmark 68, Handicap, Midway
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $700,000
  • First Run: 2021

The Four Pillars Betting

The Four Pillars betting markets are led by the spring’s in-form horses from Midway eligible stables.

Any gallopers that have previously won a Midway race and have strong form at 1400m – 1600m are kept at shorter The Four Pillars odds.

A key lead-up into the event is a 1400m Benchmark 72 Midway Handicap held over 1400m at Randwick three weeks’ earlier on Spring Champion Stakes Day, and this race has a big impact on The Four Pillars betting markets.

The Four Pillars odds firm on the gallopers as they secure a slot in the field.

The inaugural The Four Pillars winner Kiss Sum scored an upset at $14 odds.

2021 The Four Pillars Odds

The latest The Four Pillars 2021 odds and betting market links to newest The Golden Eagle Day support act will be listed right here as soon as available with earlier Sydney Spring Racing Carnival results to impact the odds on offer for the $700,000 feature.

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

The Four Pillars Field

The Four Pillars field runs at a capacity of 18 starters plus four emergencies. The 18 punters that got a second chance out of The Kosciuszko sweepstakes ticket draw select what horses contest the race.

The race is open to horses aged three-years-old and upwards and is restricted to eligible Metropolitan & Provincial Midway trainers. Horses must also have had at least one New South Wales race start for an eligible trainer to be
eligible to run in The Four Pillars race field.

Post-race, horses that ran in The Four Pillars field must remain with the trainer under which the horse contested the race, or another eligible trainer, for twelve months after the event.

2021 The Four Pillars Field

The official The Four Pillars 2021 final field and barriers will be announced by Racing NSW the week of the race with the full acceptances to be published below.

The inaugural 2021 The Four Pillars Midway field features a capacity line-up of Midway-eligible runners led in betting  by the rails-drawn Different Strokes for Kim Waugh chasing a hat-trick of wins.


  • #10 Sunborn (0)
  • #13 All Machiavellian (0)
  • #19e Canyonero (19)
  • #22e Heza Gentleman (22)

2021 The Four Pillars Nominations

Nominations for The Four Pillars 2021 will be detailed below and updated as slot holders for the new spring race take shape.

Nominations of Midway eligible horses for The Four Pillars closed at 11am on Friday 24 September 2021 with over 200 early entries chasing a selection by slot holders.

The Four Pillars Form Guide

Details available on The Four Pillars form guide include the field of horses, jockeys, trainers, lead-up form, track / distance stats and early betting predictions.

2021 The Four Pillars Form

A link to our full The Four Pillars 2021 form guide and insider betting preview will be made available right here following final acceptances on the week leading-up to The Golden Rose Day.

The Four Pillars Tips

Top The Four Pillars tips include watching for the well-weighted runners coming off strong lead-up runs over the spring.

Horses out of the top Midway trainers’ stables, those proven at around a mile in distance and past Randwick winners all make nice The Four Pillars tips.

2021 The Four Pillars Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive The Four Pillars 2021 race betting tips and predictions will be published below the week of the event.

  • To Win: #4 Different Strokes ($3.90 at time of publish) 

Plenty of boxes ticked by the in-form favourite for Kim Waugh, the consistent Hinchinbrook four-year-old yet to finish out of the money in his six career starts. Comes off back-to-back wins including a big two length effort in the Midway BM72 race at Randwick in early October over 1400m. The step-up to 1500m is no problem, he’s been kept fresh since and Hugh Bowman stays on. If he stays out of trouble from the inside alley is a big chance to salute for the punters.

The Four Pillars Results

The Four Pillars race results list the winner and placegetters plus the full The Four Pillars finishing order.

The winning race time, margins, starting prices and where the favourite fared in The Four Pillars results are also worth looking for post-race ahead of similar events.

The inaugural The Four Pillars winner from 2021 was Kiss Sum.

The Four Pillars Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Kiss Sum Dufresne Divine Breath 1:29.02