Run To The Rose

Group 2

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    Date: Sep 12, 2020
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    Racecourse: Rosehill
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    Race Distance: 1,200m
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    Prize Money: $200,000

The Run To The Rose is a 1200m Group 2 race held ar Rosehill Racecourse with set weights and penalties. The race is for three-year-old horses and has a prize pool of $200,000. In 2020, the Run To The Rose will be held on Saturday, September 12.

As hinted to in its name, the Run To The Rose is often used by horses as a lead-up event to the Golden Rose.

In 2019. Bivouac claimed victory in the Run To The Rose, beating out Yes Yes Yes and Exceedance. He would then go on to race in and win the Group 1 Golden Rose with the same runners finishing second and third, and then later in the spring finished second in the Coolmore Stud Stakes. It proved to be a strong form race as Yes Yes Yes went on to win The Everest and Exceedance won the Coolmore Stud Stakes.

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The first running of The Run To The Rose was back in 2003, however back then it was known as the Monakea 3YO Quality Handicap. Gilded Youth won that race and since then it has seen some impressive horses take home victory, including Eremein and Pierro.

Run To The Rose Field

NoLast 10HorseTrainerJockeyBarrierWeightHcp Rating
1110111xFARNANGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottHugh Bowman658.5kg104
2315x911xKING’S LEGACYPeter & Paul SnowdenJason Collett458.5kg102
311x112x11xROTHFIRERobert HeathcoteJim Byrne258.5kg100
4133x3MAMARAGANJohn ThompsonNash Rawiller557.5kg92
53x11NORTH PACIFICMichael, Wayne & John HawkesJames McDonald157kg85
61343x2OLE KIRKMichael, Wayne & John HawkesTommy Berry756kg80
7111x2PELTZERGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouKerrin McEvoy355kg84

A number of horses, like Bivouac, have gone on to win the Golden Rose after racing to victory in The Run To The Rose. Recently, we’ve seen the likes of Hallowed Crown (2014), Denman (2009) and Paratroopers (2005) all achieve the feat.

Bivouac won The Run To The Rose in 2019 with a very handy 1:08.72, however it’s not the fastest 1200m time in the race. That honour belongs to Menari, who in 2017 clocked 1:08.59.


2019 – Bivouac (1:08.72)
2018 – Lean Mean Machine (1:13.59)
2017 – Menari (1:08.59)
2016 – Astern (1:10.92)
2015 – Exosphere (1:10.62)
2014 – Hallowed Crown (1:12.91)
2013 – Va Pensiero (1:09.69)
2012 – Pierro (1:09.86)
2011 – Smart Missile (1:10.50)
2010 – Squamosa (1:18.29) (1300m)