The Galaxy

The Galaxy, Rosehill Gardens

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

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. 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).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The Galaxy 2018 Results

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
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
Redzel $8.00 TBC
Redzel $8.00 TBC
Graff $9.00 TBC
Osborne Bulls $13.00 TBC
Pierata $13.00 TBC
Nature Strip $15.00 TBC
Sunlight $15.00 TBC
Trapeze Artist $15.00 TBC
Zousain $15.00 TBC
Estijaab $17.00 TBC
In Her Time $17.00 TBC
Santa Ana Lane $17.00 TBC
Diplomatico $21.00 TBC
Eduardo $21.00 TBC
Lean Mean Machine $21.00 TBC
Shoals $21.00 TBC
Vega Magic $21.00 TBC
Boomsara $26.00 TBC
Home Of The Brave $26.00 TBC
Jonker $26.00 TBC
Kementari $26.00 TBC
Le Romain $26.00 TBC
I’ll Have A Bit $31.00 TBC
She’s So High $31.00 TBC
Written By $31.00 TBC
Brave Smash $51.00 TBC
Houtzen $51.00 TBC
I Am Excited $51.00 TBC
Jungle Edge $51.00 TBC
Roheryn $51.00 TBC
Viddora $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.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

The Galaxy 2019 Tips

Favourite: Redzel.

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.

Place Prize Money
1st $402,000
2nd $132,000
3rd $69,000
4th $32,000
5th $16,000
6th $7,000
7th $7,000
8th $7,000
9th $7,000
10th $7,000

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.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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