Silver Eagle

Silver Eagle Winners (Flit) | Photo: Steve Hart |


Looking for info on this year’s Silver Eagle? The expert tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know on the race.

The Silver Eagle is one of the newest races on the Australian Racing Calendar, the special conditions event taking place at Royal Randwick Racecourse each Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

First contested in 2019, the race is open only to four-year-old horses and runs in early October on Spring Champion Stakes Day.

Offering $500,000 in prize money, the Silver Eagle also offers a ballot exemption into the lucrative $7.5 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) run at sister track Rosehill Gardens later in the month.

The Silver Eagle is a 1300m middle-distance sprint that attracts the season’s best four-year-olds and is run at set weights plus penalties.

silver eagle 2021 – Fast Facts

  • Race Day: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,300 metres
  • Weight Class: Set weights + penalties 
  • Qualification: Four year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Special Conditions 
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2019
  • 2021 Silver Eagle Winner: Aim

Silver Eagle 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Silver Eagle results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 9, 2021. 

  1. #5 Aim
  2. #6 Ellsberg
  3. #8 Count De Rupee 

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Aim ($31) returned to winning form with an upset in the Silver Eagle ahead of the $7.5 million Golden Eagle.

silver eagle Betting 2021

New Ways to Bet at neds

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Silver Eagle
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Silver Eagle.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Silver Eagle. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in Silver Eagle, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within Silver Eagle, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within Silver Eagle to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within Silver Eagle to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within Silver Eagle to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from Silver Eagle, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Silver Eagle In 2021

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  1. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  2. Make sure to check out the form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The Silver Eagle 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 The Silver Eagle will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit


When deciding on which horse will win the Silver Eagle in 2021 there are a number of key factors to consider including their lead-up form, barrier draw and ability over the distance.

Other things to look at when picking the Silver Eagle winner include:

  • Experience – Any four-year-olds with past Group 1 experience from their three-year-old seasons make a good bet in Sydney’s Silver Eagle race.
  • Inside Alleys – The opening three Silver Eagle winners jumped from single-digit barriers.

silver eagle FAVOURITES 2021

The early Silver Eagle favourites for 2021 include Golden Pendant winning mare Vangelic and in-form Spill The Beans four-year-old Ellsberg.

Inaugural winner The Inevitable ($3 in 2019) was the first and currently the only favourite in Silver Eagle betting to win.

silver eagle 2021 field

The official Silver Eagle 2021 field of final acceptors is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below.

The 2021 Silver Eagle field features a quality line-up of in-form four-year-olds heading towards a potential huge pay day in the $7.5 million Golden Eagle including Golden Pendant winning mare Vangelic.

  • Scratched: #1 Our Playboy (15)

silver eagle 2021 Tips

Favourite: # Count De Rupee ($5.50 at time of publish) 

Best Bet: #14 Vangelic ($7.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #10 Blondeau ($17 at time of publish)

Check in here the week of the race for our exclusive 2021 Silver Eagle tips and betting selections, with a full tipping preview also available on the Neds Blog.


Silver eagle Race Day 2021

The Silver Eagle takes place on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021 as part of Randwick’s Spring Champion Stakes Day. The meeting is also host to four Group status races with the running of the: 

silver eagle 2021 BARRIER DRAW

The official Silver Eagle 2021 barrier draw is conducted the Wednesday of race week and will be available in our above Silver Eagle Field section.

silver eagle 2021 Nominations

Closing time for nominations is 11 AM on Monday the 4th of October, 2021.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 30x8245x41 VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 55.5kg 106
2 x237x5x585 PRIME STAR G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 2 56kg 97
3 2234734×29 AMISH BOY H 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 56kg 96
4 111x5574x4 ROCKETING BY H 4 Matthew Dunn 4 56kg 94
5 47x61x967x AIM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 5 56kg 90
6 313x1422x1 ELLSBERG H 4 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 6 56kg 89
7 1112×32121 TRIPLE ACE G 4 Kris Lees 7 56kg 87
8 213x1116x6 KIKU M 4 Chris Waller 8 54.5kg 86
9 6008x6751x OUR PLAYBOY G 4 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 9 56.5kg 86
10 1715244×09 NEVER TALK M 4 Kris Lees 10 54kg 86
11 22x144509x WHEELHOUSE G 4 Chris Waller 11 56kg 85
12 531x2183x1 COUNT DE RUPEE G 4 Robert & Luke Price 12 56kg 84
13 x14243x122 TRAMONTO G 4 Jonny Field 13 56kg 84
14 44×1334132 BLONDEAU G 4 Chris Waller 14 56kg 83
15 1x27311x32 GRAVINA H 4 James Cummings 15 56kg 82
16 116324649x IL AFFARE (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 16 54kg 82
17 211x2130x8 EXOBOOM G 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 17 56.5kg 82
18 61x111x9 EQUATION H 4 Annabel Neasham 18 56kg 80
19 53x11160x5 GRACE AND HARMONY (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 19 54kg 80
20 32x82426x1 HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) G 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 20 56kg 79
21 312220×798 PROMPT PRODIGY (NZ) H 4 Edward Cummings 21 56kg 76
22 6x273x2311 SAMMY G 4 Kris Lees 22 56kg 70
23 2x2197x AGRIMONY (GB) H 4 Chris Waller 23 56kg 66
24 1x SPALTET (NZ) G 4 Annabel Neasham 24 56kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

silver eagle 2021 Weights

The race is run with set weights plus penalties. Base weight E&G 56kgs, Mares 54kgs. Penalties – Group 3 winner 0.5kgs, Group 2 winner 1.5kgs, Group 1 winner 2.5kgs. Penalties are not cumulative.

Final weights will be declared by 4 PM, Tuesday the 5th of October, 2021 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above Silver Eagle Field section. 

silver eagle 2021 Acceptances

Acceptances will be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday, the 6th of October, 2021 and published in our above Silver Eagle Field section. 

silver eagle 2021 jockeys

Riders must be announced by 12 PM on Wednesday the 6th of October, 2021 with the Silver Eagle jockeys to be published in our above Silver Eagle Field section. 

silver eagle Scratchings 2021

Final scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 9th of October, 2021.

2021 Silver Eagle Scratchings: 

  • #1 Our Playboy (15)

silver eagle 2021 PRIZE MONEY

The total prize purse for The Silver Eagle is $500,000 and stakes are distributed to places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $287,000
2nd $94,000
3rd $49,500
4th $22,250
5th $12,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000

silver eagle Race Number 2021

The 2021 Silver Eagle is set to run as Randwick Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 9th of October, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Royal Randwick.

silver eagle 2021 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full Silver Eagle Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Silver Eagle Winners (Past Results)

Winners for The Silver Eagle race since its inauguration in 2019 are listed below.

2021 Aim Ellsberg Count De Rupee 1:16.04
2020 Flit Alligator Blood Dawn Passage 1:15.39
2019 The Inevitable Fasika Mizzy 1:14.54