In a hurry? We’ve listed all the quick facts that you need to know about the Golden Gift:
|Date||Saturday, 6th November, 2021|
|Racecourse||Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, Australia|
|Grade||Not a Group 1|
The Golden Gift is a recently added race on the NSW calendar to compete with the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. While this race isn’t technically a Group 1, the amount of prizemoney available means that some of the best horses in Australia come to compete. The race in 2021 will be held on Saturday 6th November at Rosehill Racecourse. Looking back to the race in 2020, it was won by Sneaky Five.
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 2021 will be run on Saturday, November 6.
The Golden Gift is yet another race with big prize money that Racing NSW has created to compete with the Melbourne Spring Carnival. In 2021, 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.
Sneaky Five won the 2020 installment of the Golden Gift with a time of 1:06.05, however, the time was still over four and half seconds behind Rosehill 1,100m track record. That honour belongs to Prophet’s Thumb, who ran 1:01.67 in early 2019.
The Golden Gift is a new two-year-old race which will be run in November, last in the Spring Carnival, with $1 million in prizemoney. Our expert tipsters will put together a short list of Golden Gift tips to look out for in the leadup to the big race.
As the official 2021 Golden Gift field will not be announced until the Wednesday leading-up to the meeting, it is hard to provide any updates at this time. However, as the Spring Carnival gets going, the horses that are targeting this race will become clearer and we will be able to provide you with updates. If you are after Golden Gift horse tips, then we will keep you informed with which horses are likely to be running, so you can place your futures bets with confidence!
Unfortunately no betting agencies are currently providing 2021 Golden Gift odds, but we will continue to keep on top of information when it comes in and bring it to you as early as we can. When looking for Golden Gift tips, we have indicated some key factors to success in the betting section below!
We will list The Sharks’ Golden Gift best tips for the race this year closer to the time of the race. Make sure you check back on this page for updates!
Our tips are not out for the Golden Gift in 2021 as it is too far out from the event. But the good news is that when the final field for the Golden Gift is announced, we will provide guidance on each and every runner in the 2021 Golden Gift.
You will find all this information below, when it becomes available. Stay tuned!
As it is just the third year of the race’s history, we don’t have heaps of results to draw correlations from when looking at the Golden Gift. However, there are a lot of important factors to consider before betting at this race. Make sure you have a read on below before you place your bets:
Should I Bet On The Favourite in the Golden Gift?
Although we have only seen two runnings of the Golden Gift, this race has already established itself as a tough one for punters. Not only have neither of the two pre-race favourites won the Golden Gift, but neither of the two pre-race favourites have even placed in the two previous meetings of the Golden Gift, with Tanker ($3 favourite) placing fifth in 2019 and Captivant ($3.20 favourite) placing fourth in 2020.
Is Previous Form in the Golden Gift a Good Indicator of Future Success?
Like any race, the form and success of a horse entering the Golden Gift is important. When looking at the field for the upcoming Golden Gift, it is important to note that the majority of horses that will be running in it haven’t even begun their racing careers at this stage.
So, it is important to keep an eye on trials and early-season races to try to pick the winner. Races such as the Gimcrack Stakes, Breeders Plate and the Kirkham Plate are all good races to look out for.
Although the Golden Gift field does not discriminate on gender, it is one of few open gendered races in the world that boasts a 100% success rate for fillies. Dame Giselle won the inaugural Golden Gift in 2019 and Sneaky Five won the most recent meeting in 2020.
More often than not, weight is an important factor that must be considered before making a bet on any race. However, the Golden Gift is an exception to this suggestion, as it is a set weight race. Colts & geldings must carry 56.5kgs, and fillies must carry 54.5kgs.
The Golden Gift is actually a race that is exclusive to two year old horses, so age is not factored in the result of the first two installments of the race at Rosehill.
Our Golden Gift best bets for 2021 are not out just yet, make sure you keep an eye out on this page as we will provide more details about our best bets when the final field is announced.
You will find our best bets below once available. Stay tuned!
Once the bookies release the 2021 Golden Gift odds, they will obviously fluctuate frequently in the lead up to the race, especially when we have a better idea of which horses will be targeting the race and if they have had a first up run prior to challenging the meeting.
Punting early on these markets can find you a favourite at prices of $10 or more, which will retain you a much higher return on investment. However, there is increased risk with doing this and you should be well aware.
Depending on when you place a futures bet on the 2021 Golden Gift, your horse may not even run but you won’t get your money back, occurring when the market is ‘All-In’ or closer to the starting date. If you are betting when it says ‘Before Noms’, you have the security of receiving your money back if your horse doesn’t run.
Unfortunately, the 2021 Golden Gift betting odds are yet to be released, but you can rest easy knowing that we will provide them for you as soon as they are released!
When looking at a horse racing field, it is essentially just the lineup of horses that will be taking part in any given race. As one of the newest Rosehill races on the Spring Carnival calendar, the Golden Gift consists of lesser known stayers and middle-distance horses that are looking to get involved in the Spring riches in NSW. The Golden Gift field can feature a capacity line-up of 14 two-year-olds plus emergencies.
With the 2021 Golden Gift field yet to be determined, let’s take a look back at the 2020 field, headlined by winner Sneaky Five:
|1. Ghostwriter (56.5kg)||7||Nash Rawiller||Annabel Neasham|
|2. Captivant (56.5kg)||8||Jason Collett||P & P Snowden|
|3. Tiger Of Malay (56.5kg)||4||Joshua Parr||R & M Freedman|
|4. Athelric (56.5kg)||9||Rachel King||James Cummings|
|5. Hodgson (56.5kg)||1||Jay Ford||G & J Moore|
|6. Head Of State (56.5kg)||10||Brenton Avdulla||Chris Waller|
|7. Hunnam (56.5kg)||3||Tommy Berry||M, W & J Hawkes|
|8. Sneaky Five (54.5kg)||2||Regan Bayliss||C Maher & D Eustace|
|9. Cerda (54.5kg)||5||Tim Clark||G Waterhouse & A Bott|
|10. Mura Mura (54.5kg)||6||Sam Clipperton||P & P Snowden|
|11. Hide Your Heart (54.5kg)||11||Kathy O’Hara||Bjorn Baker|
With the race yet to be run, we still don’t know what the Golden Gift results for 2021 will be! However, check back in after the race and we will have all of the information on how the big race went and what the results are.
Looking back at last year, the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace trained Sneaky Five entered the race with $9.50 odds after winning the Inglis Banner at The Valley on Cox Plate Day. Sneaky Five jumped well and hugged the barrier until the field came around the straight at Rosehill.
After leading at the turn, Mura Mura made her run at the start of the straight, allowing jockey Regan Bayliss to capitalise on an opening that saw Sneaky Five win the second installment of the Golden Gift by less than half a length. Following the completion of the race, Sneaky Five had won a whopping $883,000 in prize money after just two career starts.
You’ve read the words, now watch the video! Have a squiz below at the 2020 Golden Gift race:
Here are the results from the Golden Gift in 2020:
|1st||8. Sneaky Five (54.5kg)||Regan Bayliss||–|
|2nd||9. Cerda (54.5kg)||Tim Clark||0.4L|
|3rd||10. Mura Mura (54.5kg)||Sam Clipperton||1.7L|
|4th||2. Captivant (56.5kg)||Jason Collett||1.9L|
|5th||6. Head Of State (56.5kg)||Brenton Avdulla||2.2L|
|6th||1. Ghostwriter (56.5kg)||Nash Rawiller||2.4L|
|7th||5. Hodgson (56.5kg)||Jay Ford||2.6L|
|8th||4. Athelric (56.5kg)||Rachel King||4.9L|
|9th||7. Hunnam (56.5kg)||Tommy Berry||6.2L|
The results for the upcoming Golden Gift are not yet available, but in the meantime, you can have a look below at all the recent past winners:
|2020||Sneaky Five||Cerda||Mura Mura|
|2019||Dame Giselle||See You Soon||Blaze A Trail|
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