Rosehill Race Preview – 2012 Golden Rose

June 5th, 2012

The Group 1 Golden Rose is set to run at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday September 15, 2012.

Run over a distance of 1,400 metres, the 2012 Golden Rose is worth $1,000,000 in prize money.

The 2012 Golden Rose is open to three-year-olds only and is run under set weight conditions.

Last year’s Golden Rose was won by Manawanui after owner chose to pay the late entry fee for him to compete in the race.

The win proved to be a sign of things to come for the three-year-old, who went on to win the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes and Group 2 Mitchelton Wines Vase.

Manawanui then finished a respectable sixth of 16 runners in the Group 1 Victoria Derby in his final spring start.

The Oratorio gelding has now won six of his 12 race starts and has earned more than $1.3 million in prize money.