The Galaxy 2017

March 18, 2017

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, but the lowest handicap weight is 51kgs or 50kgs for three-year-olds.

Each autumn The Galaxy winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) held at Randwick during The Championships.

The latest edition of The Galaxy ran on March 18, 2017.

2017 The Galaxy Results

  • 1st: Russian Revolution
  • 2nd: Redzel
  • 3rd: Jungle Edge

The Galaxy Race Info

  • Date: March 18, 2017
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $700,000
  • First Run: 1972

The Galaxy Odds

The Galaxy betting odds rarely favour last start winners with the last horse to take out the Group 1 on the back of a victory was Jetball back in 1994.

The Challenge Stakes is a traditional lead-up into The Galaxy and Tiger Tees was the last to come out of the race improving on his ninth to win the Rosehill feature in 2014. Proven short distance performers head The Galaxy odds each year, but favourites have a pretty poor record in the race over the past two decades.

Before the success of Russian Revolution ($2.90 in 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).

2017 The Galaxy Betting

The updated The Galaxy 2017 betting odds will be available right here as soon as we release markets on the Golden Slipper Stakes Day sprint showdown so stay tuned.

The Galaxy Field

The Galaxy field traditionally attracts between 13 – 15 sprinters but was last run at its capacity 16 runners 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 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 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.

2017 The Galaxy Race Field

The official The Galaxy 2017 field of final acceptances and barriers will be released here on Wednesday March 15, 2017 so stay tuned.

2017 The Galaxy Final Field & Barrier Draw

The Galaxy 2017 field attracted a capacity 14 final acceptors including the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained mare English coming off a Challenge Stakes win in the wet and Robbie Laing’s in-form filly Missrock who is an outsider in The Galaxy odds despite drawing barrier one.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weigth Hcp. Rating
1 11x1210x15 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 7 58kg 111
2 2156x323x6 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Hugh Bowman 9 56kg 107
3 631x5470x1 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 5 55.5kg 110
4 x6025x7542 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 12 54.5kg 104
5 5x16225x72 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 3 54.5kg 104
6 215x1181x2 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 11 54.5kg 104
7 113x132x61 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 13 54kg 107
8 x11x113x93 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 4 53.5kg 102
9 5x447317x4 FELINES Kris Lees Corey Brown 10 51.5kg 102
10 L0x55402x5 MISS PROMISCUITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ms Katelyn Mallyon 6 51kg 99
11 12134028×5 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 2 51kg 88
12 11114x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 50.5kg 97
13 x1x66735x1 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 50kg 86
14 1×22 GLENALL Les Bridge Andrew Adkins (a) 8 50kg 75

2017 The Galaxy Nominations

Racing NSW received a bumper 22 The Galaxy 2017 nominations led by the likes of Doomben 10,000 winner Music Magnate and smart Challenge Stakes winning mare English out to be the third female sprinter in as many years to win the handicap showdown.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 x6025x7542 BIG MONEY G 7 Rodney Northam 104
2 2x600x2117 DAL CIELO (NZ) G 4 Kris Lees 93
3 631x5470x1 ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
4 5x16225x72 FAATINAH G 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
5 5x447317x4 FELINES M 5 Kris Lees 101
6 2156x323x6 FELL SWOOP G 5 Matthew Dale
7 1×22 GLENALL C 3 Les Bridge 75
8 113x132x61 HEATHERLY M 4 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
9 254x24x112 HIEROGLYPHICS M 5 Anthony & Edward Cummings 91
10 12134028×5 JUNGLE EDGE G 6 Mick Bell 88
11 x10x3021x8 KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 360×221712 KURO (NZ) G 5 Joseph Pride 106
13 L0x55402x5 MISS PROMISCUITY M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
14 x1x66735x1 MISSROCK F 3 Robbie Laing 86
15 11x1210x15 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) G 5 Bjorn Baker 111
16 11110x100x PETITS FILOUS M 4 Ciaron Maher 90
17 215x1181x2 REDZEL G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden
18 11114x RUSSIAN REVOLUTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 97
19 x421152x14 SHEIDEL M 5 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
20 x11x113x93 SUPIDO H 5 Michael Kent 101
21 42x256Px1x TARGET IN SIGHT G 7 Joseph Pride
22 21438×1013 ZESTFUL M 5 Kris Lees 97

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.

Favourites rarely get the job done in the race so laying the favourite is another top The Galaxy betting tip.

From 2002 – 2017 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 ten The Galaxy winners from 2008 – 2017 five saluted from double digit barriers including two from gate 11 – Bel Sprinter (2013) and Sweet Idea (2015).

2017 The Galaxy Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Group 1 The Galaxy 2017 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.

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) was the first favourite in The Galaxy betting markets to win since Snowland (2003)
  • No last start winner has taken out The Galaxy since the success of Jetball (1994)
  • Five of the eight The Galaxy winners from 2010 – 2017 came off a Group 1 run
  • Sweet Idea (2015) and Griante (2016) became the first The Galaxy winning mares since La Baraka (1998)

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 winner in that time include Padstow ($51 in 2001), Proprietor ($41 in 2006) and Shellscrape ($21 in 2010).

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

2017 The Galaxy Results

The official The Galaxy 2017 results and finishing order will be known on March 18, 2017.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14 50.5kg (cd 51kg) $2.90F
2 6 REDZEL Peter & Paul Snowden Dwayne Dunn 0.2L 11 54.5kg $9
3 11 JUNGLE EDGE Mick Bell Kevin Forrester 0.4L 2 51kg $51
4 14 GLENALL Les Bridge Andrew Adkins (a) 5.5L 8 50kg $16
5 9 FELINES Kris Lees Corey Brown 5.6L 10 51.5kg $31
6 2 FELL SWOOP Matthew Dale Hugh Bowman 6.6L 9 56kg $11
7 3 ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Blake Shinn 7L 5 55.5kg $5
8 7 HEATHERLY Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 7.8L 13 54kg $14
9 13 MISSROCK Robbie Laing Ms Kathy O’Hara 8.6L 1 50kg $61
10 5 FAATINAH David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 9.1L 3 54.5kg $20
11 4 BIG MONEY Rodney Northam Robert Thompson 10.3L 12 54.5kg $41
12 1 MUSIC MAGNATE (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 12.1L 7 58kg $17
13 8 SUPIDO Michael Kent Craig Williams 12.7L 4 53.5kg $7
14 10 MISS PROMISCUITY David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ms Katelyn Mallyon 24.1L 6 51kg $81

The Galaxy Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
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