The Golden Gift is a 1100m race for two-year-olds that is held at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney. It has a total prize pool of $1 million and in 2020 will be run on Saturday, November 7.
Dame Giselle won the 2019 edition of the Golden GIft in comprehensive fashion for the Snowden yard. Over 3.5 lengths back was See You Soon, who ran second, with Blaze A Trail finishing third. After winning the race, Dame Giselle didn’t run again in 2019, however, did win the Group 2 Reisling Stakes in 2020.
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The Golden Gift is yet another race with big prize money that Racing NSW has created to compete with the Melbourne Spring Carnival. In 2020, it will be run on the same day as the Mackinnon Stakes.
Due to the prize money on offer, the runners who finish first and second in the Golden Gift will earn enough prizemoney to guarantee them a start in the $3.5 million Golden Slipper. The big money race is widely regarded as one of the best two-year-old races in the world.
Dame Giselle clocked 1:03.71 to win the 2019 edition of the Golden Gift, however, the time was still over two seconds behind Rosehill 1100m track record. That honour belongs to Prophet’s Thumb, who ran 1:01.67 in early 2019.
GOLDEN GIFT RESULTS
1st – Dame Giselle (1:03.71)
2nd – See You Soon – 3.8L
3rd – Blaze A Trail – 3.9L
4th – Cellsabeel – 4.8L