The Galaxy 2022

Saturday March 19, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: Last start winners have a poor record in The Galaxy results

The Galaxy is one of five elite level Group 1 races running at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Slipper Day during March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Currently held on the third Saturday in March alongside the likes of the Golden Slipper Stakes, George Ryder Stakes and Ranvet Stakes the short-distance sprint is contested over 1100m. Run under open handicap conditions The Galaxy has no age or gender restrictions when it comes to the sprinters in the field and attracts a star studded line-up of gallopers coming off lead-up runs in races like Randwick’s Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) or Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m).

Eduardo (2021) was the last horse to complete the Challenge Stakes – The Galaxy double.

Each autumn The Galaxy winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) held at Randwick during The Championships, but the double hasn’t been completed since La Baraka (1998).

The latest edition of The Galaxy took place on Saturday March 19, 2022 as part of Rosehill’s popular Golden Slipper Day card and was won by autumn revelation Shelby Sixtysix ($7). 

The Galaxy Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $700,000
  • First Run: 1972

2022 The Galaxy Results

The official The Galaxy 2022 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 19, 2022 and published below.

  • 1st: #15e Shelby Sixtysix ($7)
  • 2nd: #2 Big Parade
  • 3rd: #4 In The Congo

Danny Williams’ progressive sprinter Shelby Sixtysix ($7) continued his fairy-tale autumn racing for the eighth time in nine weeks to progress from a Highway horse to elite level Slipper Day winner in the 2022 The Galaxy results.

The Galaxy Betting

The Galaxy betting odds rarely favour last start winners with Eduardo (2021) the first horse to take out the Group 1 on the back of a victory since Jetball back in 1994. The last start winners were successful again in 2022 however with Shelby Sixtysix backing-up from his Group 3 Maurice McCarten Stakes win the Saturday prior to salute in the Group 1.

The Challenge Stakes is a traditional lead-up into The Galaxy and Eduardo (2021) was the last horse to do the double. Before him, Tiger Tees (9th in 2014) was the last The Galaxy winner to come out of the Challenge Stakes improving on his ninth to win the Rosehill feature in 2014.

In 2022, Shelby Sixtysix ran a shock second in the Challenge Stakes and won The Galaxy two starts later.

Proven short distance performers head The Galaxy odds each year, but favourites had a poor record in the race over the past two decades until the three straight victories by: Russian Revolution ($2.90 in 2017), In Her Time ($4 in 2018) and Nature Strip ($4.20 in 2019).

Before 2017, the last The Galaxy favourite to salute for the punters was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Snowland ($3) back in 2003. Many roughies in the The Galaxy betting markets have saluted including Shellscrape ($21 in 2010) and most recently I Am Excited ($26 in 2020).

2022 The Galaxy Odds

The updated The Galaxy 2022 betting odds will be provided below once Group 1 racing markets open for the Golden Slipper Stakes Day sprint classic.

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

The Galaxy Field

The Galaxy odds were long on the 2016 winner Griante

Griante (2016) scored an upset The Galaxy result as a $16 outsider in Rosehill betting for the autumn Group 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Galaxy field traditionally attracts between 13 – 15 sprinters but was last run at its capacity when Gold Ace was successful back in 1996.

Horses come into The Galaxy via a number of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) on Randwick Guineas Day a fortnight earlier.

The short-distance specialists in The Galaxy field are often tracking towards a run in the prestigious TJ Smith Stakes held at Royal Randwick in April.

The Galaxy nominations close the Monday before the race before final acceptances and the barrier draw are announced on the Wednesday.

2022 The Galaxy Race Field

The official The Galaxy 2022 field of final acceptances and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week with the full list of hopeful sprinters to be made available below.

Returning Magic Millions Snippets winning mare Isotope and the rails-drawn Overpass coming off an Inglis Sprint win in Melbourne headline a capacity 2022 The Galaxy final field this Slipper Day.

2022 The Galaxy Scratchings:

  • #1 Splintex (16) is out and in his spot is the Danny Williams-trained Canterbury runner-up and Maurice McCarten Stakes winner Shelby Sixtysix;
  • #10 Minhaaj (7);
  • #17e Delexo (15). 

2022 The Galaxy Nominations

Racing NSW takes the official The Galaxy 2022 nominations on the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries will be made available below once released.

Tony Gollan’s returning Magic Millions Sprint winner Isotope and Godolphin’s last start Eskimo Prince Stakes winner Paulele are among the headline 2022 The Galaxy nominations for Sydney this weekend.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 312286×232 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 0x116x142x BALLISTIC LOVER M 4 Joseph Pride
3 x3121323x5 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
4 x138x24421 BELLUCI BABE (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 99
5 131x13114x BIG PARADE G 5 Mark Newnham 107
6 5110x054x2 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
7 9x11214x33 DELEXO G 4 Kristen Buchanan 73
8 5x25125x72 GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton 90
9 1221210x IN THE CONGO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 211Lx12x1x ISOTOPE M 4 Tony Gollan
11 21x418x938 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
12 01x243297x LA MEXICANA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 90
13 183x38x80x LIBERTINI M 5 Anthony Cummings 107
14 12x222x541 MALKOVICH H 4 Bjorn Baker
15 13x5661x11 MAZU G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
16 9x164x11x0 MINHAAJ M 4 John O’Shea
17 40x846x121 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker
18 71x12210x1 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 98
19 297×111112 RULE OF LAW G 4 Bjorn Baker 97
20 8260252121 SHELBY SIXTYSIX G 5 Danny Williams 96
21 168x4147x4 SPLINTEX H 5 Mark Newnham 107
22 0x62230x63 STANDOUT H 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 102
23 1x474x1424 THE BOPPER G 4 Kris Lees 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Galaxy Tips

The Galaxy tips favour horses that didn’t win their lead-up Group start and that have winning form over the distance. Even 1200m sprinters can find the 1100m of The Galaxy a bit sharp so a good tip is to look for 1000m – 1100m specialists in the field.

Until 2017, favourites rarely got the job done in the race so laying the favourite was another top The Galaxy betting tip. However, that changed with the punters’ picks in The Galaxy tips for 2017 (Russian Revolution), 2018 (In Her Time) and 2019 (Nature Strip) all saluting as the favourites in betting to buck the trend.

From 2002 – 2022 seven three-year-olds have beaten home the older rivals – most recently Russian Revolution (2017) – so the young sprinters often come up trumps in The Galaxy tips as do the underrated runners drawn wide.

Of the The Galaxy winners from 2008 – 2022 six saluted from double digit barriers including two from gate 11 – Bel Sprinter (2013) and Sweet Idea (2015).

2022 The Galaxy Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Group 1 The Galaxy 2022 racing tips will be detailed below a few days out from Golden Slipper Stakes Day so bookmark this page to see the sprinters to back and sack in the short-distanced clash.

  • To Win: #4 In The Congo ($12 at time of publish) 

So many form lines to consider, but going with a fresh value runner with In The Congo kicking off his autumn. Has won first-up before and has class having won the Golden Rose last prep. That may have been over 1400m, but his 1100m form is excellent (3:2-1-0) including the smart Snitzel colt’s victory in the Group 3 San Domenico last year. Forgive that Coolmore run, he didn’t like the straight. Fresh danger.

The Galaxy Form Guide

The Galaxy form guide reveals all the information needed to place a wager including the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

Last start winners and favourites have a very poor record so looking for these in The Galaxy form guide and avoiding them in betting is historically a smart move for punters.

The Galaxy form guide also displays the handicap weight allocated to each runner and only one horse has carried more than 56.5kg to victory since 2002 when Temple Of Boom won with 57kg in 2012.

Looking out for three-year-olds carrying 55kg or less in the form guide is also a good tip in The Galaxy historically.

The Galaxy Form Facts

  • Russian Revolution (2017), In Her Time (2018) and Nature Strip (2019) were the first favourites in The Galaxy betting markets to win since Snowland (2003)
  • Eduardo (2021) followed by Shelby Sixtysix (2022) were the first last start winners to take out The Galaxy since the success of Jetball (1994)
  • Seven of the The Galaxy winners from 2010 – 2022 came off a Group 1 run
  • Sweet Idea (2015) and Griante (2016) became the first The Galaxy winning mares since La Baraka (1998), the mares were successful again in 2018 (In Her Time) and 2020 (I Am Excited)

2022 The Galaxy Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Galaxy 2022 race Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Galaxy Results

Upset The Galaxy results are very common with double-figure roughies winning more often than not and only two favourites saluting since 1996.

The longest priced The Galaxy winners in that time include Padstow ($51 in 2001), Proprietor ($41 in 2006), Shellscrape ($21 in 2010) and I Am Excited ($26 in 2020).

Notable Galaxy winners in the past 20 years include Nature Strip (2019), Bel Sprinter (2013), Magnus (2007) Charge Forward (2005) and Snowland (2003).

The Galaxy Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2022 Shelby Sixtysix Big Parade In The Congo 1:06.1
2021 Eduardo Order Of Command Jonker 1:03.4
2020 I Am Excited Miss Leonidas Tofane 1:03.1
2019 Nature Strip Pierata Easy Eddie 1:05.5
2018 In Her Time English Viridine 1:04.3
2017 Russian Revolution Redzel Jungle Edge 1:07.6
2016 Griante Shiraz Dothraki 1:03.7
2015 Sweet Idea Kuro Miracles Of Life 1:02.6
2014 Tiger Tees Anatina Villa Verde 1:12.2
2013 Bel Sprinter Snitzerland Decision Time 1:02.8
2012 Temple Of Boom Nobby Snip Ladys Angel 1:03.4
2011 Atomic Force Thankgodyou’rehere Cardinal Virtue 1:05.3
2010 Shellscrape Swift Alliance Stryker 1:03.2
2009 Nicconi Danleigh Gold Trail 1:03.5
2008 Typhoon Zed Keen Commander Fritzs Princess 1:04.1
2007 Magnus Fast n Famous Macs Tune 1:03.2
2006 Proprietor Media Black Ink 1:03.1
2005 Charge Forward Spark Of Life Red Oog 1:04.7
2004 Spark Of Life Taikun Blessum 1:03.7
2003 Snowland Star Of Florida Bradshaw 1:04.5
2002 Mistegic Century Kid Excellerator 1:02.7
2001 Padstow Camena Catatonic 1:04.0
2000 Black Bean Commands Padstow 1:02.9