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Golden Rose Horse Race

Golden Rose Horse Race
Golden Rose Horse Race. Photo: IMAGO

An event for the three-year-old horses only, the Golden Rose race is a major Group 1 in Sydney. The next Golden Rose is run at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday, September 23 (more information about the Group 1 horse races at Rosehill).

We have all the info you need on the Golden Rose. Check out the history of the race, past results, barrier statistics and how to watch the race live via streaming. We also answer your top questions on the event.

Race History

The Golden Rose Stakes is now a major selling point of the Sydney Spring Carnival.

First staged in 1978, the race was initially known as the Peter Pan Stakes. It was named after a former champ and was first won by Kapalaran.

In the early days, the Golden Rose race was run over 1500 metres at Group 2 level. As it gained popularity, it was renamed in 2003 with an increase in prize money to $1 million. Despite the prize money, its Group status was removed and the race distance was reduced to 1400m.

That was to change dramatically. The Golden Rose was given Listed status in 2005, Group 3 status in 2006, rising to Group 2 in 2008 and then Group 1 in 2009.

Golden Rose Race Results 2022

After a great finish between the two, Jacquinot beat In Secret to land the 2022 Golden Rose race. The top three and their final odds from the 2022 renewal:

  1. Jacquinot (T: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jr., J: Damian Lane) – $6.5.
  2. In Secret (T: James Cummings, J: James McDonald) – $2.3.
  3. Zou Tiger (T: John O’Shea, J: Ben Melham) – $51.

Past Winners

The Golden Rose race is entered by those nominated for the previous season’s Golden Slipper. Added to that is any horse nominated at a fee. As such, some top types have won since 2015:

2022JacquinotMick Price & Michael Kent Jnr.
2021In The CongoGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
2020Ole KirkMichael, Wayne & John Hawkes
2019BivouacJames Cummings
2018The Autumn SunChris Waller
2017Trapeze ArtistGerald Ryan
2016AsternJohn O’Shea
2015ExosphereJohn O’Shea

Barrier Draw Statistics

Much like with major races in Melbourne, racing in Sydney can be dictated by the draw. The final field barrier draw is made for this race on Wednesday, September 20 and it’s one to keep an eye on.

Golden Rose Race Winners by Barrier

There has been a reasonable spread since 1983, though low barriers are best.


How to Live Stream the 2023 Golden Rose Race

If you’re watching the Golden Rose race in Australia, then main broadcaster Seven has coverage. You can stream the race live via the 7Plus app too.

If you’re betting with the TAB or some other major online bookies, you may also get to stream the race live through them. Many now stream the race, though a bet on the event may be required.


The Golden Rose, run over 1400 metres at Rosehill in Sydney, is one of the top Australian races for three-year-olds. Given Group 1 status, it is worth an impressive $1,000,000.

Staged at set weights, the Golden Rose was first run in 1978 but has risen quickly to become an important event. Those entered for the previous season’s Golden Slipper may run, as well as those nominated late for a fee.


Your top questions answered about the Golden Rose race at Rosehill.

The next Golden Rose is staged on Saturday, September 23.

The total purse for the Golden Rose is set at $1 million in 2023.

The Golden Rose is staged over 1400 metres of Rosehill’s track. That equates to around seven furlongs, or 7/8 of a mile.

Learn more about other Group 1 races at Rosehill, Sydney

If you are looking for other group 1 horse races held at Rosehill, read the pages listed below to get more information.

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