The Golden Eagle 2019

Saturday November 2nd, 2019

Announced as part of the 2019 Sydney Spring Carnival, The Golden Eagle is the second-richest race in Australia after The Everest 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 is set to be a massive event with Racing NSW also adding the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m) – known in 2019 as the Redzel Stakes – and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m) to the program.

The 2019 edition of The Golden Eagle ran on Saturday November 2nd, 2019 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Epsom Handicap champ Kolding. 

2019 Golden Eagle Results

The 2019 Golden Eagle Results and full race Finishing Order will be available below once the race is run and won on Saturday November 2nd, 2019.

  • 1st: #3 Kolding
  • 2nd: #14 Sunlight
  • 3rd: #16 Mizzy
  • 4th: #7 Behemoth

The Chris Waller-trained Kolding made history as the inaugural Golden Eagle winner dominating the 2019 Golden Eagle Results to defeat multiple Group 1 winning mare Sunlight ($26) and another outside hope Mizzy ($26) in the $7.5 million classic.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 4 57.5kg $6
2 14 SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 0.4L 15 55.5kg $26
3 16 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 1.7L 6 55.5kg $41
4 7 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Todd Pannell 1.8L 8 57.5kg $101
5 15 ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 2L 5 55.5kg $3.30F
6 11 BEAT LE BON (FR) Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 3.8L 14 56.5kg $51
7 8 MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 4.1L 12 57.5kg $101
8 9 JONKER David Atkins Robbie Dolan (a) 4.2L 2 57.5kg $201
9 17 FASIKA Joseph Pride Ms Rachel King 4.3L 11 55.5kg $14
10 2 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 5.7L 1 57.5kg $6
11 1 BRUTAL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 5.9L 16 57.5kg $8.50
12 4 THE INEVITABLE Scott Brunton Nash Rawiller 6.1L 3 57.5kg $6.50
13 13 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Michael O’Callaghan Leigh Roche 6.9L 13 56.5kg $101
14 12 NEVER NO MORE (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Pierre-Charles Boudot 9.1L 7 56.5kg $41
15 10 FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Brandon Lerena 12L 10 57.5kg $301
16 5 GEM SONG Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 47L 9 57.5kg $61
6 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 0

The Golden Eagle Info

  • Date: Saturday November 2nd, 2019
  • 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.

2019 Golden Eagle Odds

The latest Golden Eagle 2019 betting odds including pre-nomination futures markets on the richest race at Rosehill Gardens will be provided below as soon as available.

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.

2019 Golden Eagle Field

The official Golden Eagle 2019 field and barriers will be announced the week of the race and published in full below.

The 2019 Golden Eagle Final Field attracted just one under the capacity with 17 confirmed starters.

Team Hawkes’ Premiere Stakes winner Brutal suffered an early blow drawing the far outside barrier (17 of 17).

Also out wide is multiple Group 1 winning sprint star Sunlight (16 of 17) looking to stretch out to the 1500m with her pet distance / track being the 1200m straight at Flemington.

Chris Waller’s Group 1 winning mare Arcadia Queen is the hot favourite to return to form after her disappointing run in The Everest.

Scratchings: #6 Zousain (12) 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 11x3621x13 BRUTAL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 17 57.5kg 112
2 1131×236 CLASSIQUE LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 1 57.5kg 110
3 331111×511 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Boss 4 57.5kg 108
4 x11118x111 THE INEVITABLE Scott Brunton Nash Rawiller 3 57.5kg 107
5 154134×324 GEM SONG Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 9 57.5kg 104
6 x422x20x69 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 12 57.5kg 102
7 1x272x2418 BEHEMOTH David Jolly Todd Pannell 8 57.5kg 96
8 41x6121x75 MILITARY ZONE Peter & Paul Snowden Andrew Adkins 13 57.5kg 96
9 4x3923x560 JONKER David Atkins Robbie Dolan (a) 2 57.5kg 94
10 732787118x FUN FACT Bjorn Baker Brandon Lerena 10 57.5kg 82
11 2x1841115x BEAT LE BON (FR) Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 15 56.5kg 104
12 217x11x52 NEVER NO MORE (IRE) Aidan O’Brien Pierre-Charles Boudot 7 56.5kg 103
13 6x1156013x I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Michael O’Callaghan Leigh Roche 14 56.5kg 95
14 x3113x5310 SUNLIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 16 55.5kg 116
15 113111×10 ARCADIA QUEEN Chris Waller James McDonald 5 55.5kg 110
16 31446×1113 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 6 55.5kg 110
17 111×22 FASIKA Joseph Pride Ms Rachel King 11 55.5kg 104

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.

2019 Golden Eagle Form

A link to our detailed Golden Eagle 2019 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.

2019 Golden Eagle Tips

Our expert team of tipsters will provide the 2019 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
2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2020 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2019 Kolding Sunlight Mizzy 1:28.28