The Golden Eagle 2021

Saturday October 30, 2021

Announced as part of the 2019 Sydney Spring Carnival, The Golden Eagle now is the third-richest race in Australia after The Everest and Melbourne Cup and the first feature race held exclusively for four-year-olds.

Offering $7.5 million in prize money – 10% of which is donated to charity – The Golden Eagle was designed to rival Victoria’s Flemington Derby Day while also offering more prize money than the world’s richest two-mile handicap – the Melbourne Cup run on the first Tuesday of November annually.

There are no big four-year-old races held over the Melbourne Cup Carnival allowing Racing NSW to create The Golden Eagle and draw some of the attention away from their rivals down south.

The Golden Eagle race is contested over 1500m at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, three days before Melbourne Cup Day, and the four-year-olds will face off at set weights. The Golden Eagle winner is awarded a total of $4.2 million in prize money, $3.69 of which goes to the owners / trainer / jockey / strapper.

The Golden Eagle follows in the tradition of Sydney’s lucrative Golden Slipper (1200m) for two-year-old horses and the Golden Rose (1400m) open to three-year-olds. There is an incredible $5 million bonus prize to any horse that completes the “Golden Slam” winning the Slipper – Rose – Eagle treble during their early years on the race track.

Golden Eagle Day now a massive event with Racing NSW also adding the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m) – known in 2019 as the Redzel Stakes, 2020 as the Yes Yes Yes Stakes and 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes – and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) to the program.

The 2021 edition of The Golden Eagle runs on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

2021 Golden Eagle Results

The 2021 Golden Eagle Results and full race Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday October 30, 2021.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

The Golden Eagle Info

  • Date: Saturday October 30, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Conditions: 4yos – Set Weights
  • Status: Special Condition
  • Prize Money: $7.5 million
  • First Run: 2019

Golden Eagle Betting

Golden Eagle betting is led by the best performed four-year-old horses of the season.

Before the Horse’s Birthday on August 1 when all racehorses in Australia officially turn one-year-older, Golden Eagle betting markets are dominated by gun three-year-olds who performed well in the previous year’s feature races. Any rising four-year-olds that have beaten the older horses in Group 1 company feature highly in Golden Eagle racing odds.

2021 Golden Eagle Odds

The latest Golden Eagle 2021 betting odds including pre-nomination futures markets on the richest race at Rosehill Gardens will be provided below as soon as available.

The Golden Eagle 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 The Golden Eagle will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Golden Eagle Field

The Golden Eagle field features the season’s top four-year-old horses, many of which may have previously been heading to stud instead of racing on for another season.

The Golden Eagle race field attracts many of the same gallopers that contested Sydney’s Golden Slipper Stakes as juveniles and or the Golden Rose Stakes as a three-year-old.

One of the first early lead-up races for mares heading towards The Golden Eagle field is Randwick’s Group 3 Toy Show Quality run in August, the 2019 winner of which Mizzy went on to finish third in that year’s Golden Eagle trifecta.

2021 Golden Eagle Field

The official Golden Eagle 2021 field and barriers will be announced the week of the race and published in full below.

Following nominations on The Golden Eagle in early September, the final declarations revealing the starting line-up close at 9am (AEDT) on Tuesday October 26, 2021.

2021 Golden Eagle Nominations

Early The Golden Eagle 2021 nominations are taken on Monday the 6th of September, 2021.

The 2021 Golden Eagle nominations attracted 121 four-year-old hopefuls including the progressive Ayrton and Annabel Neasham’s first-up Group 1 Winx Stakes winner Mo’unga.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 11x1160x4x AEGON (NZ) G 4 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
2 2x2197x AGRIMONY (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
3 47x61x967x AIM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
4 021x789x1x ALCYONE G 4 James Cummings
5 14x213615x ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 86
6 21121114x AMARELINHA (NZ) M 4 Jamie Richards 104
7 2234734x2x AMISH BOY H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 0x12113x2x ANNAVISTO (NZ) M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
9 314041210x APACHE CHASE G 4 Desleigh Forster
10 9x31111x14 ATISHU (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
11 x2330x312x AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 11x121x1x AYRTON (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
13 622x229x04 AYSAR H 4 Ben & JD Hayes
14 x91642325x BARGAIN (NZ) M 4 Mark Newnham
15 11210x122x BEAU ROSSA G 4 Will Clarken
16 63×34 BELIEVE SO G 4 Anthony Cummings
17 x52336x312 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
18 244556636x BLACK DUKE G 4 Richard Litt
19 44x133413x BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 81
20 11711x2x BONHAM M 4 Tony Gollan 99
21 21x3618x1x BROOKSPIRE M 4 Chris Waller 78
22 4x31127x1x CALGARY QUEEN M 4 Brad Widdup 70
23 1140x70x CAMBOURNE G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
24 51622x32x0 CHARMS STAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 89
25 19x155x54x CHINDIT (IRE) H 4 Richard Hannon
26 11x COLLINS STREET (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
27 1531x2183x COUNT DE RUPEE G 4 Robert & Luke Price 78
28 1141x39x5x CROSSHAVEN G 4 Ben & JD Hayes
29 8x6522413x DON LUIGI G 4 Kerry Parker 61
30 x12821121x DUAIS M 4 Edward Cummings 100
31 4x1401546x EASIFAR (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
32 x432825x06 ELIZABEEL M 4 John Sargent 81
33 2313x1422x ELLSBERG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
34 1615x0485x EMBOLISM G 4 Danny O’Brien 82
35 61x111x EQUATION H 4 Annabel Neasham 80
36 2211x2130x EXOBOOM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
37 3221421604 FASTCONI G 4 Chris Waller 72
38 FIORDLAND (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller
39 51327860x FLEETWOOD MACA (NZ) M 4 Annabel Neasham 75
40 21163346×1 FLEXIBLE M 4 James Cummings
41 1319107x4x FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 102
42 2184x3121x FOURHOMETWO (GB) G 4 Annabel Neasham 95
43 134x50x FRANCESCO GUARDI (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller
44 53x11160x GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
45 1427x GREEN FLASH H 4 Chris Waller 60
46 112x1327x HARMONY ROSE M 4 Mark Newnham 95
47 676x65134x HICKOK G 4 Tony Noonan
48 132x82426x HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 74
49 4×15512713 HOT SPRING GOLD G 4 Chris Waller 69
50 7x78111x8x HUNGRY HEART M 4 Chris Waller 106
51 1x21130x I SAY HELLO (NZ) M 4 Kris Lees 75
52 116324649x IL AFFARE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 82
53 15x1311x I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
54 x1x4339x4x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) M 4 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
55 113x412x3x INSTANT CELEBRITY M 4 Phillip Stokes
56 14×74 JOJO WAS A MAN G 4 John Thompson 65
57 x213x1116x KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 86
58 15x0x2161x KINLOCH H 4 Kris Lees 71
59 17x6321x28 KUKERACHA (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 102
60 2x1101x24x LA MEXICANA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman
61 473x54518x LAWS OF INDICES (IRE) H 4 Ken Condon
62 12x51434x9 LION’S ROAR (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea
63 x31447490x LORD ARDMORE (NZ) H 4 Chris Waller 74
64 11114x7x0x LOVE TAP G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 76
65 411x132x LOVEPLANET (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 75
66 1x11421x4x MAJESTIC SHOT M 4 Grant Allard 80
67 13x333100x MARSANNAY G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 74
68 2218x2242x MAXIMAL (GB) H 4 John O’Shea
69 234x2125x MILITARY MISSION (IRE) G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
70 113x6345x3 MONTEFILIA M 4 David Payne
71 MOTHER EARTH (IRE) M 4 Aidan O’Brien
72 7x32107x1x MO’UNGA (NZ) H 4 Annabel Neasham 112
73 5×21111 MR BRIGHTSIDE (NZ) G 4 Ben & JD Hayes
74 x2419205x2 NARVAEZ G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
75 1715244x0x NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 87
76 28x61x2136 NISHIKORI G 4 Matthew Dunn 60
77 112x42020x ODEUM M 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
78 x65619317x ONLY WORDS (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller
79 6008x6751x OUR PLAYBOY G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
80 25x4120x OUTLOOK M 4 Brad Widdup 61
81 x0658x7110 PERFECT RADIANCE M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 74
82 51423x4x PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 67
83 310x153x8x POLAND H 4 Michael Moroney
84 75780x POSEIDON JEWEL M 4 Kerry Parker
85 2x237x5x58 PRIME STAR G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman
86 111x821x1x PRIVATE EYE G 4 Joseph Pride 100
87 5312220x7x PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) H 4 Edward Cummings 78
88 18354x162x REVE DE VOL (IRE) G 4 Annabel Neasham
89 x111x5574x ROCKETING BY H 4 Matthew Dunn
90 659x52233x ROLE PLAY M 4 Kerry Parker 50
91 112x11x14x ROTHFIRE G 4 Robert Heathcote 104
92 1x813x141 RUSTIC STEEL G 4 Kris Lees 78
93 56x273x231 SAMMY G 4 Kris Lees 64
94 x26301132x SEINERS EXPRESS (NZ) G 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
95 111x2048x3 SEPTEMBER RUN M 4 Chris Waller
96 6556253x1x SIGNORA NERA (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 87
97 54x11x20x SIR LAMORAK (IRE) H 4 Joseph O’Brien
98 7x510228x SO UNITED G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 66
99 1x SPALTET (NZ) G 4 Annabel Neasham
100 550x11104x SPLENDIFEROUS M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
101 1149x STEINEM (GB) M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
102 72673×1212 SUPER EFFORT G 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 73
103 91x211x SUREFIRE (GB) H 4 Chris Waller
104 7x8495x THE GIFT M 4 Kerry Parker
105 6134x78x TINKER MCPHEE M 4 Chris Waller 76
106 07185155×6 TONY BE H 4 Chris Waller 72
107 3x22117x TOOMUCHTOBEAR (NZ) G 4 Chris Waller 67
108 x14243x12x TRAMONTO G 4 Jonny Field
109 1112x3212x TRIPLE ACE G 4 Kris Lees 82
110 6420x1x TYCOON HALLIE M 4 Brad Widdup 61
111 4330x8245x VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 94
112 72x2841x2x VITAL VERSE G 4 Kody Nestor
113 11x5385x VOWMASTER G 4 Chris Waller
114 18x WAIHAHA FALLS (NZ) G 4 John O’Shea 64
115 22x144509x WHEELHOUSE G 4 Chris Waller 85
116 433x1113x WICKLOW (IRE) G 4 Chris Waller 73
117 113x1619x2 WILD RULER H 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 106
118 08x26353x5 WISDOM OF WATER H 4 Annabel Neasham
119 1x2410x YALETOWN G 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 86
120 4339x1122x YIYI G 4 Chris Waller 72
121 x14115x45x ZOU DANCER M 4 Leon & Troy Corstens

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Golden Eagle Form Guide

The Golden Eagle race form guide lists the full line-up of four-year-old runners, their connections (owner / jockey / trainer) that stand to win one of Australian racing’s biggest prizes and gives a rundown on their lead-up form / career statistics.

Using the Golden Eagle form guide to look for the horses proven at the track, those with a good record over the distance and the Group 1 winners in the mix that are racing well that Sydney Spring Racing Carnival can help punters place a winning bet on the $7.5 million feature.

2021 Golden Eagle Form

A link to our detailed Golden Eagle 2021 form guide will be available below the week leading-up to the country’s second richest race.

Golden Eagle Tips

Top Golden Eagle racing tips include looking for the winners of the Golden Slipper and Golden Rose from the two season’s prior, backing proven Group 1 horses and those with a good record over at least 1400m.

Another Golden Eagle tip is to watch the autumn carnival results and lock in the early Golden Eagle odds available on the winners of races including the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) at Randwick and another of the country’s newest races – the All-Star Mile run over 1600m in Victoria each March.

The Epsom Handicap proved the form line to follow into the 2019 Golden Eagle with the Chris Waller-trained Kolding doing the double, and did so again in 2020 with the Godolphin-raced mare Colette improving on her sixth in the same Group 1 lead-up.

2021 Golden Eagle Tips

Our expert team of tipsters will provide the 2021 Golden Eagle betting tips below closer to the day so stay tuned for the sprinters to back and sack this spring.

Once the final field has been accepted and finalised we will be placing our top tips and selections for the Golden Eagle here.

Golden Eagle Bet Types

Win – The most basic type of bet. Put your money straight up on the runner that you think will win the Golden Eagle.

Place – Pick the horse that you think will finish in the top three positions but at lower odds.

Each-Way – Put equal amounts on a horse for the win and a place, the equivalent of two bets and you get paid out for both if it wins.

Quinella – Bet on the horses you think will finish first and second in either order. You can also pick for example one horse to finish 1st and then a combination The fewer horses you pick the greater the dividend.

Exacta – An exacta also involves choosing horses that you think will finish first and second but it differs from a quinella in that it has to be the exact order you specify in the bet.

Trifecta – Very similar to an Exacta, but for the first, second and third placings in the correct finishing order. You can also Box Trifecta to finish in any of the first 3 combinations.

First Four – A First Four bet works the same as an Exacta and Trifecta but for the first four runners in finishing order.

Golden Eagle Results

The Golden Eagle results from Sydney will be available on the Saturday before Melbourne Cup Day each year. As well as listing the complete Golden Eagle finishing order the results show the trainer and jockey of each horse as well as the margin between each place, the weight they carried and their starting price in the betting markets.

Golden Eagle Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Colette Icebath Dawn Passage 1:32.67
2019 Kolding Sunlight Mizzy 1:28.28