Looking for early info on this year’s The Galaxy? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,100 metres every March or April, the The Galaxy is a Group 1 race, held during the Autumn racing season. With a $700,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best mid distance runners, including the occasional Kiwi.
If you’re looking for a nice lead in to this race, look no further than the 1,000 metre Challenge Stakes.
For over six years, the race had been held as a Principal Race, before a short stint as a Listed Race in 1979. Following three years as a Group 2 race, is was upgraded to a Group 1 race in 1984 and has stayed that way ever since.
The Galaxy 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
- Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Right-handed
- Race Distance: 1,100 metres
- Weight Conditions: Handicap
- Qualification: Open
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 1
- Operator: Australian Turf Club
- Prize Purse: $700,000
- Inaugural Race: 1972
The Galaxy Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the The Galaxy, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The Galaxy|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Galaxy.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Galaxy. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the The Galaxy, 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 The Galaxy, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the The Galaxy to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the The Galaxy to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the The Galaxy 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 The Galaxy, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The The Galaxy
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on The Galaxy Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
The Galaxy 2018 Results
|1||3||10||In Her Time||Benjamin Smith||Zac Purton||–||55kg||$4|
|2||5||3||English||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Sam Clipperton||0.8 lengths||54.5kg||$16|
|3||13||8||Viridine||James Cummings||Brenton Avdulla||1.6 lengths||50kg||$4.20|
|4||10||5||Snitty Kitty||Henry Dwyer||Tim Clark||2.8 lengths||52kg||$4.80|
|5||15||7||The Mission||Paul Perry||Ms Rachel King (a)||3 lengths||50kg||$101|
|6||7||1||Ball Of Muscle||Joseph Pride||Jason Collett||3.6 lengths||53kg||$11|
|7||1||9||Le Romain||Kris Lees||Hugh Bowman||3.9 lengths||58kg||$16|
|8||6||11||Takedown||Gary Moore||Tommy Berry||6.4 lengths||54.5kg||$71|
|9||12||4||Lady Esprit||Aaron Purcell||Ms Kathy O’Hara||7.3 lengths||51kg||$31|
|10||2||6||Jungle Edge||Mick Bell||Kevin Forrester||7.7 lengths||55.5kg||$7|
|11||11||2||Derryn||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Andrew Adkins||14.7 lengths||52kg||$31|
|SCR||14||0||Pariah||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||–||–||–|
|SCR||8||0||Supido||Michael Kent||Craig Williams||–||–||–|
|SCR||4||0||Secret Agenda||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||–||–||–|
|SCR||9||–||Thronum||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||–||–||–|
The Galaxy 2019 Odds
Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the The Galaxy here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 06/02/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
|In Her Time||$17.00||TBC|
|Santa Ana Lane||$17.00||TBC|
|Lean Mean Machine||$21.00||TBC|
|Home Of The Brave||$26.00||TBC|
|I’ll Have A Bit||$31.00||TBC|
|She’s So High||$31.00||TBC|
|I Am Excited||$51.00||TBC|
Which Horse Will Win The The Galaxy
The best way to pick who will win the The Galaxy is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Young Guns – Three year olds are hot to trot in this race, often outpacing their more mature competitors.
- Failing Favourites – The odds on favourite does not always do so well, so don’t depend on a win from them.
- Poor Performers – Last start winners have not done well in The Galaxy in recent years.
- Unbound By Barriers – Over the long term, wide barriers have not proved a disadvantage to horses running in this race.
The Galaxy Favourites
Early favourites include Redzel, Graff, Osborne Bulls and Pierata.
The Galaxy 2019 Field
The field limit is 14. Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
The Galaxy 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
The Galaxy Race Day
Race day takes place on Monday, the 23rd of March, 2019.
The Galaxy Barrier Draw
The 2018 The Galaxy barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
The Galaxy Nominations
Nominations close at 11 AM on 18th March, 2019.
The Galaxy Weights
Handicap conditions apply to this race. The lowest handicap weight is 51 kilograms. Three year olds can go as low as 50 kilograms. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 19th of March, 2019.
The Galaxy Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday 20 March, 2019.
The Galaxy Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 20th March, 2019.
The Galaxy Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 23rd March, 2019.
The Galaxy Prize Money
The The Galaxy prize purse is worth $700,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth.
The Galaxy Race Number
The Galaxy is race number 4 on the 23rd of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.
The Galaxy Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s The Galaxy has been released.
The Galaxy Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 The Galaxy live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
The Galaxy Winners
Winners of the The Galaxy for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to 1979, please check our The Galaxy winners page.
|2018||In Her Time||Benjamin Smith||Zac Purton||55 kgs||1:04.30|
|2017||Russian Revolution||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||51 kgs||1:07.60|
|2016||Griante||David Brideoake||Craig Williams||51 kgs||1:03.79|
|2015||Sweet Idea||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||55.5 kgs||1:02.69|
|2014||Tiger Tees||Joseph Pride||Nash Rawiller||55 kgs||1:05.02|
|2013||Bel Sprinter||Jason Warren||Kerrin McEvoy||53.5 kgs||1:02.87|
|2012||Temple Of Boom||Tony Gollan||James McDonald||57 kgs||1:03.43|
|2011||Atomic Force||Darren Smith||Tim Clark||51.5 kgs||1:05.31|
|2010||Shellscrape||Chris Waller||Dwayne Dunn||53.5 kgs||1:03.29|
|2009||Nicconi||David Hayes||Craig Williams||51 kgs||1:03.55|
|2008||Typhoon Zed||Tim Martin||Tim Clark||52.5 kgs||1:04.12|
|2007||Magnus||Peter Moody||Damien Oliver||54.5 kgs||1:03.26|
|2006||Proprietor||Paul Perry||Stephen Baster||55.5 kgs||1:03.18|
|2005||Charge Forward||John O’Shea||Darren Beadman||52.5 kgs||1:04.76|
|2004||Spark Of Life||Allan Denham||Chris Munce||53.5 kgs||1:03.70|
|2003||Snowland||Gai Waterhouse||Chris Munce||53.5 kgs||1:04.53|
|2002||Mistegic||Lee Curtis||Glen Boss||56.5 kgs||1:02.78|
|2001||Padstow||Joseph Pride||Darren Beadman||51.5 kgs||1:04.08|
|2000||Black Bean||Mathew Ellerton||Brett Prebble||54 kgs||1:02.97|