2016 Golden Rose Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

Golden Rose Stakes

The 2016 Golden Rose is the most prestigious and lucrative race at the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, conducted in late August to early September annually.

A Group 1 race, elevated from its Group 2 status in 2009, for three-year-olds at set weights, the Golden Rose is often the primary spring target for many of Sydney’s runners and is worth $1 million in prizemoney, $650,000 of which goes to the connections of the first placegetter.

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The 2016 Golden Rose Stakes will be held on September 10th, 2016.

The Golden Rose, a relatively young feature race first run in 2003, is one of four group races held at the meeting, the others being the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1400m), the Group 3 Kingston Town Stakes (2000m) and the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m).

Golden Rose Lead Up Races

The primary prep race for horses on their way to the riches the Golden Rose offers is the Group 3 The Run To The Roses. Run over a slightly shorter 1300m at the same track a fortnight before, The Run To The Roses provides three-year-olds with the ideal trial run.

The last horse to win The Run To The Roses – Golden Rose double was Hallowed Crown in 2014. Prior to that, it was the now-retired Denman in 2009.

Earlier in the season, the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) at Randwick is another good lead-up run for horses heading towards a Golden Rose victory.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Cox Plate


Moonee Valley



Group 1

Caulfield Cup




3YO up Handicap

Group 1

Thousand Guineas





Group 1

Epsom Handicap




Open Handicup

Group 1

Metropolitan Handicap




3YO & up Handicap

Group 1

Melbourne Cup





If, after the Golden Rose Stakes are complete, you’re looking for another big betting opportunity, try your hand at the Melbourne Cup. It’s an excellent opportunity to pick up some big payouts. Simply consult a good Melbourne Cup form guide from a reliable Melbourne Cup news source and log in to a reliable online betting site. Who knows; you may just be the next big Melbourne Cup winner.

Golden Rose Stakes News

Fourteen runners have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill Gardens; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.

Omei Sword is favourite in 2016 Golden Rose Stakes betting markets. Photo: Steve Hart

Omei Sword has returned to racing in exceptional form …