The Galaxy

2022 The Galaxy Winner Shelby Sixtysix | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds

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 each March at Rosehill Gardens, the Group 1 The Galaxy is the feature sprint race on Golden Slipper Day in Sydney. With a $700,000 prize purse, the event is a popular short-distance showdown every autumn and makes a nice target for graduates out of the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m). Eduardo (2021) was the last sprinter to complete the Challenge Stakes – The Galaxy double. 

Following The Galaxy race, many horses may continue onto Randwick’s Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m) during April’s ‘The Championships’.

The Galaxy 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 19th, 2022 
  • 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
  • 2022 The Galaxy Winner: Shelby Sixtysix

the galaxy 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 The Galaxy results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday March 19, 2022. 

  1. #15e Shelby Sixtysix
  2. #2 Big Parade
  3. #4 In The Congo

The fairy-tale continued for the Danny Williams-trained Shelby Sixtysix ($7), a Highway winner just a few starts back before the mudlark’s epic rise through the ranks to dominate the 2022 The Galaxy results as the first emergency on another quick back-up.

The Galaxy Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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 in 2022

  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 2022 Odds

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

Which Horse Will Win The The Galaxy in 2022

The best way to pick which horse will win the The Galaxy in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, check for the proven Group 1 sprinters and those with previous wins at the short 1100m distance. 

Additional factors to consider when picking The Galaxy winner include: 

  • Last Start Flops: No last start winner had won The Galaxy since Jetball (2004) until Eduardo (2021) and Shelby Sixtysix (2022).
  • Group 1 Graduates: Seven The Galaxy winners from 2010 – 2022 came off a Group 1 run.
  • Mares Back In Form: From 2015-2022 four mares took out The Galaxy.

The Galaxy Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 The Galaxy betting include Tony Gollan’s last start Magic Millions Sprint winning mare at the Gold Coast Isotope and the in-form three-year-old Overpass drawn the rails. 

Russian Revolution ($2.90 in 2017), In Her Time ($4 in 2018) and Nature Strip ($4.20 in 2019) are the latest The Galaxy favourites to win.

The Galaxy 2022 Field

The official 2022 The Galaxy field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full below. 

The Galaxy 2022 final field has drawn a capacity line-up of autumn sprinters led in betting by the returning Magic Millions Snippets winning mare Isotope.


  • #1 Splintex (16) paving the way for gun mudlark Shelby Sixtysix to gain a start as the first emergency;
  • #10 Minhaaj (7);
  • #17e Delexo (15). 

The Galaxy 2022 Tips

Favourite: #8 Isotope ($3.70 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #4 In The Congo ($12 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #3 Bella Nipotina ($26 at time of publish)

Our insider 2022 The Galaxy race tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


The Galaxy Race Day 2022

The Galaxy 2022 takes place as part of Golden Slipper Day on Saturday, the 19th of March, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse that features a nearly all-Black-Type card of eight Group races and a Listed event. Along with the The Galaxy the other Group 1 races on the program are the:

The Galaxy Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 The Galaxy barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above The Galaxy Field section. 

The Galaxy Nominations 2022

Nominations close on at 11 AM on Monday the 14th of March, 2022.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 312286×232 AWAY GAME M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
2 0x116x142x BALLISTIC LOVER M 4 Joseph Pride
3 x3121323x5 BELLA NIPOTINA M 4 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
4 x138x24421 BELLUCI BABE (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 99
5 131x13114x BIG PARADE G 5 Mark Newnham 107
6 5110x054x2 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 5 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold
7 9x11214x33 DELEXO G 4 Kristen Buchanan 73
8 5x25125x72 GENERAL BEAU C 3 Mathew Ellerton 90
9 1221210x IN THE CONGO C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
10 211Lx12x1x ISOTOPE M 4 Tony Gollan
11 21x418x938 JAMAEA F 3 Robert & Luke Price 92
12 01x243297x LA MEXICANA M 4 Anthony & Sam Freedman 90
13 183x38x80x LIBERTINI M 5 Anthony Cummings 107
14 12x222x541 MALKOVICH H 4 Bjorn Baker
15 13x5661x11 MAZU G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 90
16 9x164x11x0 MINHAAJ M 4 John O’Shea
17 40x846x121 OVERPASS C 3 Bjorn Baker
18 71x12210x1 PAULELE C 3 James Cummings 98
19 297×111112 RULE OF LAW G 4 Bjorn Baker 97
20 8260252121 SHELBY SIXTYSIX G 5 Danny Williams 96
21 168x4147x4 SPLINTEX H 5 Mark Newnham 107
22 0x62230x63 STANDOUT H 5 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 102
23 1x474x1424 THE BOPPER G 4 Kris Lees 85

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

The Galaxy Weights 2022

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 15th of March, 2022 with weights on the final acceptors to be published in our above The Galaxy Field section.

Eduardo (57kg in 2021) was the last The Galaxy top weight to salute.

2022 The Galaxy Top-Weight:

  • #1 Splintex (58kg) Scratched
  • #2 Big Parade (57.5kg)

The Galaxy Acceptances 2022

Final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday the 16th of March, 2022 and published in our above The Galaxy Field section. 

The Galaxy Jockeys 2022

The  final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 16th of March, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above The Galaxy Field section. 

The Galaxy Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 19th of March, 2022.  

2022 The Galaxy Scratchings: 

  • #1 Splintex (16) 
  • #10 Minhaaj (7)
  • #17e Delexo (15)

The Galaxy Prize Money 2022

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 2022

The 2022 The Galaxy is set to run as Rosehill Race 9 at 5:20pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 19th of March, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

The Galaxy Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 The Galaxy Form Guide following final acceptances. 


The Galaxy Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 The Galaxy live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

The Galaxy Winners

Winners of the The Galaxy going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. To view a more complete list of The Galaxy winners from 1972 – the present, visit our winners page here

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Shelby Sixtysix Danny Williams Robbie Dolan 52.5 kgs 1:06.15
2021 Eduardo Joe Pride Nash Rawiller 57 kgs 1:03.45
2020 I Am Excited David Pfieffer Tim Clark 52 kgs 1:03.17
2019 Nature Strip Chris Waller James McDonald 55 kgs 1:05.56
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