Looking for this year’s The Four Pillars Midway betting odds and tips? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

2021 Four Pillars Winner Kiss Sum
2021 Four Pillars winner Kiss Sum. Photo: Steve Hart.








The Four Pillars race is a recent addition to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival and was inaugurated in 2021 when Kiss Sum won.

The $500,000 showdown takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Eagle Day, which is held the Saturday prior to the iconic Melbourne Cup on the same day Victoria hosts its VRC Derby Day card at Flemington.

The event is a BenchMark 68 handicap restricted to horses in eligible Midway trainers’ stables.

The Midway races in New South Wales have only been in place since the winter of 2021, but is already a popular concept.

Like the $20 million The Everest and the $2 million The Kosciuszko held earlier during the carnival at Randwick, the event is a slot race open to 18 horses.

The eighteen Four Pillars runners are selected by eighteen members of the public that were successful in the second-chance draw of The Kosciuszko sweepstakes tickets.

The 2021 Four Pillars form was franked with the upset winner Kiss Sum returning the following winter to win Brisbane’s Group 3 Gunsynd Classic (1600m).

the four pillars 2023 – QUICK INFORMATION

  • Race Day: Saturday November 4th, 2023
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Surface: Turf
  • Distance: 1500m
  • Weight Class: Benchmark 68 Handicap
  • Qualification: Three-year-olds and above
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Special Conditions
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2021
  • 2023 The Four Pillars Winner: Sweet Mercy

The four pillars 2023 RESULTS

The official 2023 The Four Pillars results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 4, 2023. 

  1. #18 Sweet Mercy
  2. #1 Oakfield Waratah
  3. #17 Burning Need

The David Payne-trained Capitalist mare Sweet Mercy ($19) continued her good form at Rosehill bursting through late with a bang to salute in The Four Pillars 2023 results on Golden Eagle Day.

The Four Pillars 2023 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on The Four Pillars, and we have included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The Four Pillars
How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The Four Pillars
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Four Pillars.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers in this year’s The Four Pillars. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in The Four Pillars, 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 The Four Pillars, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within The Four Pillars to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The Four Pillars to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The Four Pillars 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 The Four Pillars, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.


How To Bet On The Four Pillars In 2023

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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 Four Pillars 2024 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2024 The Four Pillars will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.

Timezone: all times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN The Four Pillars in 2023?

Which horse will win the 2023 The Four Pillars comes down to a number of key form factors including the barriers, form over the distance and their previous race experience against similar rivals.

When selecting The Four Pillars winner it is also important to consider:

  • Provincial Lead-Ups: Horses that performed well in the key Midway races over the past 12 months make the best bet in The Four Pillars.

The Four Pillars FAVOURITES 2023

The early favourites in The Four Pillars betting for 2023 include tCapitalist four-year-old tipped for improvement Epicus from a wide draw, his fellow Wyong-trained stablemate Oakfield Waratah, and the favourably drawn Backrower prepared by Michael Freedman.

The Four Pillars 2023 FIELD

The official 2023 The Four Pillars field of final acceptances is made public on the Wednesday of race week and will be available right here.

The 2023 The Four Pillars field features an in-form line-up of middle-distance gallopers led in betting by the Michael Freedman-trained Backrower tipped for improvement and Satness having his fourth run at the track.

The Four Pillars 2023 Tips

Favourite: #10 Backrower ($8.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Bet: #13 Satness ($10 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Best Roughie: #4 Irish Kisses ($12 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Our insider tips on the 2023 The Four Pillars will be detailed here the week of the feature and a full The Golden Eagle Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


The Four Pillars 2023 RACE DAY

The 2023 The Four Pillars takes place on Golden Eagle Day at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday November 4th, 2023.

The other key support races on the card are the $10 million The Golden Eagle (1500m), the $750,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m), and the $3 million Winners Stakes (1300m) run in 2023 as the Giga Kick Stakes to honour last year’s The Everest winner.

the four pillars 2023 BARRIER DRAW

The official 2023 The Four Pillars barrier draw takes place the week of the race and will be published in our above The Four Pillars Field section.

the four pillars 2023 Nominations

2023 The Four Pillars nominations will be announced the week of the race and published below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 3x123x1141 PEACE OFFICER (NZ) G 4 Clarry Conners 1 64.5kg 64.5kg 77
2 3x13131x95 OAKFIELD WARATAH G 5 Kristen Buchanan 2= 63kg 63kg 74
3 1x009x9612 IRISH KISSES M 6 Tracey Bartley 2= 61kg 61kg 74
4 61x5000x84 OAKFIELD ARROW M 6 Kristen Buchanan 2= 61kg 61kg 74
5 431x54x030 REBEL SHADOW G 5 Gary Portelli 5 62.5kg 62.5kg 73
6 67372126×0 NEW REPUBLIC G 5 Mark Minervini 6 62kg 62kg 72
7 x00116506x DENILIQUIN G 6 John Thompson 7= 61kg 61kg 70
8 31116×6093 TOESONTHENOSE (NZ) G 5 John Sargent 7= 61kg 61kg 70
9 2154x56x97 AWESOME LAD G 7 Jason Deamer 9= 60.5kg 60.5kg 69
10 x39x3116x4 TORONOMICA G 4 Richard & Will Freedman 9= 60.5kg 60.5kg 69
11 x373067x81 BURNING NEED M 7 Ross McConville 9= 58.5kg 58.5kg 69
12 x21x9x8447 BACKROWER G 4 Michael Freedman 12= 60kg 60kg 68
13 x343758000 BAZOOKA G 6 David Payne 12= 60kg 60kg 68
14 5371211×50 EPICUS G 4 Kristen Buchanan 12= 60kg 60kg 68
15 2341137122 SATNESS (NZ) G 5 Robert & Luke Price 12= 60kg 60kg 68
16 11201140×0 SMARTAWI G 4 Gregory Hickman 12= 60kg 60kg 68
17 7D61583x37 SWEET MERCY M 4 David Payne 12= 58kg 58kg 68
18 x062322x00 MYDEEL G 6 Rodney Ollerton 18= 59.5kg 59.5kg 67
19 1x13595x26 VICTORY LANE G 4 Robert & Luke Price 18= 59.5kg 59.5kg 67
20 2225x641x3 MODERN MILLIE (GB) M 8 Nathan Doyle 18= 57.5kg 57.5kg 67
21 x2234123x6 RESISTIBLE M 4 Michael Freedman 18= 57.5kg 57.5kg 67
22 1958×86562 BLUFF ’N’ BLUSTER G 7 Jason Coyle 22= 59kg 59kg 66
23 406700×621 SOVEREIGN EXPRESS G 6 Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 22= 59kg 59kg 66
24 195234×003 CRACKALACKA M 6 Theresa Bateup 22= 57kg 57kg 66
25 8x66621x35 BIG HAPPINESS G 6 Kristen Buchanan 25= 58.5kg 58.5kg 65
26 1513×01855 PURE HYDROGEN G 4 John Thompson 25= 58.5kg 58.5kg 65
27 17x40610x2 LET ME REIGN M 4 Lee & Cherie Curtis 25= 56.5kg 56.5kg 65
28 6x351x4048 MISS CHECKONI M 6 Nick Mitchell 25= 56.5kg 56.5kg 65
29 3650×61938 OH GOLLY GOSH M 6 Jason Attard & Lucy Keegan-Attard 25= 56.5kg 56.5kg 65
30 411973×22 CLEAR CHOICE G 4 David Pfieffer 30= 58kg 58kg 64
31 236×621302 STATE OF AMERICA G 4 David Payne 30= 58kg 58kg 64
32 527x68930x TYMPANIST (NZ) G 5 David Payne 30= 58kg 58kg 64
33 1519018×62 STREET CANDI M 5 Kristen Buchanan 33 55.5kg 55.5kg 63
34 415×706227 EYEQUE G 4 John Thompson 34 57kg 57kg 62
35 x4253849x3 HERB G 5 Benjamin Smith 35 56.5kg 56.5kg 61
36 260×15 PHAROAH MAGIC G 4 Anthony Cummings 36= 56kg 56kg 60
37 431×520 HIGHBORN HARRY G 3 David Payne 36= 54kg 53kg 60
38 x611x8x855 NOBLE EMPRESS M 5 Neil Ward 36= 54kg 54kg 60
39 803274×900 HARVEY’S WAY G 5 David Atkins 39 55.5kg 55.5kg 59
40 42263 AVONVIEW G 4 Anthony Cummings 40 54.5kg 54.5kg 57
41 9×57416354 MYCAH LEON G 5 Mitchell & Desiree Kearney 41 54kg 52.5kg 53

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Four Pillars 2023 WEIGHTS

The Four Pillars is a Benchmark 68 handicap event. 2023 The Four Pillars weights on the final acceptors will be published in our above The Four Pillars Field section.

2023 The Four Pillars Top-Weight:

  • #1 Oakfield Waratah (63kg)

The Four Pillars 2023 ACCEPTANCES

The Four Pillars 2023 final acceptances close the Wednesday of race week and will be available in full in our above The Four Pillars Field section.

The Four Pillars 2023 JOCKEYS

The Four Pillars 2023 jockeys must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above The Four Pillars Field section.

The Four Pillars 2023 SCRATCHINGS

2023 The Four Pillars scratchings must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday November 4th, 2023.

  • #3 New Republic (24)

The Four Pillars PRIZE MONEY 2023

The current 2023 The Four Pillars prize money is set at $500,000, distributed from first to tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $287,000
2nd $94,000
3rd $47,500
4th $22,250
5th $11,750
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000

The Four Pillars RACE NUMBER 2023

The 2023 The Four Pillars race number is scheduled as Rosehill Race 6 at 3:20pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 4th of November, 2023 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. There are a total of 10 races on the Rosehill card at the meeting.

the four pillars 2023 Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 The Four Pillars Form Guide following final acceptances.


THE four pillars LIVE 2023

You can watch or listen to the 2023 The Four Pillars live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

StreamingRacing NSW

the four pillars Winners

Winners of The Four Pillars going back to the race’s inauguration in 2021 are displayed in the table below.

2023 Sweet Mercy Oakfield Waratah Burning Need 1:29.75
2022 Oakfield Arrow Awesome Lad Lemaire 1:29.71
2021 Kiss Sum Dufresne Divine Breath 1:29.02