Golden Eagle Race
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Golden Eagle Snapshot
Date: Oct 31, 2020
Race Distance: 1500m
Prize Money: $7,500,000
The Golden Eagle is a $7.5 million race for four-year-old horses that is held at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. The race is one of the richest on turf and 10% of the prize money is given to nominated charities. It covers 1500m, has set weights and in 2020, will be held on Saturday, October 31.
The Chris Waller-trained Kolding won the inaugural running of the Golden Eagle in 2019. Sunlight and Mizzy finishing second and third respectively, with Behemoth rounding out the first four. After the victory, Kolding took no further part in the spring and did not run again in 2019.
Racing NSW continues to increase its efforts to build up their Spring Racing Carnival in a bid to take some of the spotlight away from Victoria. Part of that push was the introduction of the Golden Eagle, which was first introduced in 2019. Should a horse win the Golden Slipper, Golden Rose and Golden Eagle, they would take home a $5 million bonus.
Each runner in the Golden Eagle must nominate a charity of choice that is accredited by Racing NSW. This is because 10% of the $7.5 million prize money goes to charity.
KOLDING WINS THE GOLDEN EAGLE
The Boss and Waller combination keeps producing! pic.twitter.com/ahiCZTRX1l
— 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@7horseracing) November 2, 2019
Kolding clocked 1:28.28 to win the 2019 Golden Eagle, and although it was a solid time it was still over a second behind the track record. In 1998, Shindig ran the Rosehill 1500m track record with a time of 1:27.21.
Golden Eagle Prize Money
|11th-16th $4,000 each||$24,000|
|Equine Welfare Fund||$75,000|
|Jockeys Welfare Fund||$75,000|
2020 Golden Eagle
The 2020 Golden Eagle took place over 1500m on a very rain affected Rosehill track.
The Heavy 9 track rating played right into the hands of Goldolphin mare Colette, making a late dive to grab the well supported Ice Bath.
The win made it 3 wins from 3 attempts on Heavy ground for the James Cummings trained daughter of Hallowed Crown and was the first win under 1600m distance range!
Speaking to media after the race Cumming’s said his Star mare “Savaged the line”
“She looked like (her dam) Hallowed Crown there those last 100m”
“We’ve managed to get this mare absolutely spot on for the day.
“This farm has produced the most amazing crop of horses. This crop of horses we’ve got now have won the Golden Gift, the Golden Slipper and we’ve just topped it off with the Grand Slam in the Golden Eagle”
Golden Eagle Favourite
Race favourite Funstar was forced to work early to cross and lead from a wide barrier, this showed as she faded from the 250m to finish more then 11 lengths off the winner.
Colt hero and Fan Favourite Alligator Blood was supported in early markets before a late drift to around $10, unfortunately for punters who jumped at the juicy odds late he was discovered to be lame.
After some scan’s trainer David Vandyke confirmed a degenerative condition, Kissing Spines, which required surgery and means we are unlikely to see AB in the Autumn!
Golden Eagle Results
(Golden Eagle Odds based on Vic Tote)
2020 Golden Eagle Winner:
1st – Colette $9.90 / $3.40
2nd – Icebath $3.10
3rd – Dawn Passage $5.60
4th – All Saints’ Eve
First Four: $45,921.00
2020 Golden Eagle Field, Barrier Draw and Odds
|Number||Horse / Jockey / Trainer / Weight||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|1||Alligator Blood (15)J: Ryan Maloney 57.5kg T: David Vandyke||6.5||2.4|
|2||Brandenburg (14)J: Regan Bayliss 57.5kg T: J G Sargent||31||7.5|
|3||Superstorm (19)J: Joshua Parr 57.5kg T: G & A Williams||17||5|
|4||Dawn Passage (16)J: Tim Clark 57.5kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott||19||5.5|
|5||Riodini (7)J: Brenton Avdulla 57.5kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott||13||4|
|6||Windstorm (8)J: Glyn Schofield 57.5kg T: G & A Williams||21||6|
|7||Reloaded (11)J: Robbie Dolan 57.5kg T: C J Waller||71||18|
|8||Just Thinkin' (21)J: Ms Kathy O'hara 57.5kg T: G Waterhouse & A Bott||61||15|
|9||Bottega (4)J: James Innes Jnr 57.5kg T: G Ryan & S Alexiou||16||4.8|
|10||Criaderas (10)J: Unknown 57.5kg T: James Cummings||17||5|
|11||Flit (17)J: Unknown 55.5kg T: James Cummings||14||4.2|
|12||Funstar (22)J: Tommy Berry 55.5kg T: C J Waller||4.8||1.95|
|13||Colette (6)J: Unknown 55.5kg T: James Cummings||9||3|
|14||Subpoenaed (2)J: Jay Ford 55.5kg T: C J Waller||26||7|
|15||Emeralds (18)J: Jason Collett 55.5kg T: J G Sargent||26||7|
|16||Sierra Sue (1)J: Nash Rawiller 55.5kg T: T Busuttin & N Young||12||3.8|
|17||All Saints' Eve (3)J: Sam Clipperton 55.5kg T: J A O'shea||34||8|
|18||Icebath (5)J: Unknown 55.5kg T: Brad Widdup||21||6|
|19||Stockman (9)J: Unknown 57.5kg T: Joseph Pride||101||26|
|20||Enchanted Heart (13)J: Unknown 55.5kg T: K A Lees||201||34|
|21||Fender (12)J: Unknown 57.5kg T: B F Cavanough||126||26|
|22||Air To Air (20)J: Unknown 55.5kg T: J C Coyle||201||34|
2019 Golden Eagle Results
1st – Kolding (1:28.28)
2nd – Sunlight – 0.4L
3rd – Mizzy – 1.7L
4th – Behemoth – 1.8L