The Galaxy is one of the most popular open handicap races in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The group 1 race is worth $350,000 and is raced over a distance of 1100M. The Galaxy is held every year in April at the Rosehill racecourse in Sydney. The race is one of the featured and most anticipated sprint events at the Sydney Autumn. This year though horse trainers and owners are looking forward to a breathtaking competition that will attract some of the best mares Australia has to offer. The Galaxy is the perfect stage for accomplished sprinters.
The race will feature on the first day of Rosehill’s Autumn Carnival along with the George Ryder Stakes and the Rosehill Guineas. Over the last few years, The Galaxy has seen some of the best horses emerge triumphant. Some of the most amazing horses include the Bel Sprinter, which is the current champion. Other notable horses include the Typhoon Zed in 2008, Nicconi in 2009 and The Spark of Life in 2004.
A lot of horse trainers and owners acknowledge that The Galaxy is one of the most exciting races in the Sydney Autumn. The best lead up race for this event is the Group 2 Challenge Stakes. However, there hasn’t been any mare which has managed to claim The Galaxy and The Challenge Stakes double in recent years although a number of sprinters have come close to that success.
The closest was the Smart sprinter Snitzerland which took the Challenge Stakes but finished second on The Galaxy Race. The 2014 Sydney Autumn is bigger and better yet even so, one of the most anticipated sprint races in the event is The Galaxy. The showpiece is set to offer horse racing enthusiasts an exciting experience and a breathtaking display of some of the best horse sprinters in the country.
The Galaxy recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Tiger Tees||Anatina||Villa Verde||1:12.2|
|2013||Bel Sprinter||Snitzerland||Decision Time||1:02.8|
|2012||Temple Of Boom||Nobby Snip||Ladys Angel||1:03.4|
|2011||Atomic Force||Thankgodyou’rehere||Cardinal Virtue||1:05.3|
|2008||Typhoon Zed||Keen Commander||Fritzs Princess||1:04.1|
|2007||Magnus||Fast n Famous||Macs Tune||1:03.2|
|2005||Charge Forward||Spark Of Life||Red Oog||1:04.7|
|2004||Spark Of Life||Taikun||Blessum||1:03.7|
|2003||Snowland||Star Of Florida||Bradshaw||1:04.5|
|1999||Masked Party||Notoire||Rebel Rock||1:06.4|
|1998||La Baraka||Masked Party||Coogee Walk||1:03.7|
|1996||Gold Ace||Identikit||Moss Rocket||1:02.8|
|1995||Magic Of Money||Miss Kariba||The Heavyweight||1:04.4|
|1991||Mr Tiz||Varikos||With Me||1:04.0|
|1990||Potrero||Select Prince||Good Old Ted||1:09.1|
|1989||Targlish||Magic Gleam||Ima Carpenter||1:06.7|