The Golden Eagle


The Golden Eagle Winners (Kolding, 2019) | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds.com.au

Looking for early info on this year’s The Golden Eagle? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

The Golden Eagle is one of the youngest and richest races on the Australian Racing Calendar, third in prize money only to the $15 million The Everest and the iconic $8 million Melbourne Cup.

First added to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival in 2019, The Golden Eagle offers a massive $7.5 million prize purse and takes place on a huge day of racing in late October or early November at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Part of the wider The Everest Racing Carnival, The Golden Eagle is a set weights race contested over 1500m and is open only to four-year-old horses.

It runs in Sydney on the Saturday prior to Victoria’s Melbourne Cup Day, the same date Melbourne hosts its time-honoured Victoria Derby Day program.

As well as The Golden Eagle race, the other Rosehill features in New South Wales that day include the $1 million Winners Stakes – renamed each year in honour of the previous season’s The Everest winner – and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup.

The race is part of the “Golden Slam” of races that begins for the two-year-olds with the $3.5 million Golden Slipper and continues for the three-year-olds with the $1 million Golden Rose. There’s an incredible $5 million bonus for any horse that manages to win all three races over their career.

The Golden Eagle 2021 – QUICK INFORMATION

  • Race Day: Saturday October 30th, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Surface: Turf
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Weight Class: Set Weights
  • Qualification: Four-year-olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Special Conditions
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Purse: $7,500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 2019
  • 2021 The Golden Eagle Winner: I’m Thunderstruck

The Golden Eagle 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 The Golden Eagle results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday October 30, 2021. 

  1. #2 I’m Thunderstruck
  2. #11 Count De Rupee
  3. #16 Vangelic

The Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr-trained Toorak Handicap winner out of Melbourne I’m Thunderstruck ($3.50F) was too good getting a narrow late win for the punters in the 2021 Golden Eagle results in Sydney.

The Golden Eagle 2021 Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on The Golden Eagle, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

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

 

How To Bet On The Golden 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 Golden Eagle 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 The Golden Eagle 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.

WHICH HORSE WILL WIN The Golden Eagle in 2021?

Which horse will win the 2021 The Golden Eagle 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 Golden Eagle winner it is also important to consider:

  • Golden Horses: Looking out for any horses that performed well in the previous season’s Golden Rose is a good tip for The Golden Eagle.
  • Group 1 Graduates: Horses coming off a spring Group 1 lead-up make the best bet in The Golden Eagle. In 2019 the inaugural The Golden Eagle winner Kolding came off a Group 1 Epsom Handicap (1600m) victory. The following year, Colette (2020) improved on a lead-up Epsom Handicap sixth to win The Golden Eagle.
  • Inside Alleys: The opening three The Golden Eagle winners jumped from single-digit barriers with Kolding (4 in 2019), Colette (6 in 2020) and I’m Thunderstruck (8 in 2021).

The Golden Eagle FAVOURITES 2021

The early favourites in The Golden Eagle betting for 2021 include Private Eye coming off a win in Sydney’s Epsom Handicap and Group 1 Toorak Handicap winner out of Melbourne I’m Thunderstruck.

I’m Thunderstruck ($3.50 in 2021) is the latest and to date only The Golden Eagle favourite to win.

The Golden Eagle 2021 FIELD

The official 2021 The Golden Eagle field of final acceptances is made public on the Tuesday of race week and will be available right here.

The Golden Eagle 2021 final field attracted a capacity line-up of four-year-olds including Private Eye drawn wide (17) coming off a Group 1 Epsom Handicap win over the mile at Randwick and last start Group 1 Toorak Handicap champ in Victoria I’m Thunderstruck to be ridden by Hugh Bowman.

The Golden Eagle 2021 Tips

Favourite: #2 I’m Thunderstruck ($4.50 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #2 I’m Thunderstruck to salute for the punters (see above)

Best Roughie: #10 Love Tap ($34 at time of publish)

Our insider tips on the 2021 The Golden Eagle will be detailed here the week of the lucrative feature and a full The Golden Eagle Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPLETE 2021 GOLDEN EAGLE PREVIEW & TIPS

The Golden Eagle 2021 RACE DAY

2021 The Golden Eagle is scheduled for Saturday October 30, 2021. The other key support races on the card are the $1 million Winners Stakes (1300m) run in 2021 as the Classique Legend Stakes and the $500,000 Rosehill Gold Cup (2000m).

The Golden Eagle 2021 BARRIER DRAW

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

The Golden Eagle 2021 Nominations

Nominations will be announced in early September with the full list of early entries to be published below.

The 2021 The Golden Eagle nominations attracted 121 four-year-olds including the talented Rosehill Guineas winner Mo’unga who returned with a Group 1 Winx Stakes win.

The Golden Eagle 2021 WEIGHTS

The Golden Eagle is a set weights event. Weights on the final acceptors will be published in our above The Golden Eagle Field section.

The Golden Eagle 2021 ACCEPTANCES

The Golden Eagle acceptances close the Tuesday of race week and will be available in full in our above The Golden Eagle Field section.

The Golden Eagle 2021 JOCKEYS

Jockeys for The Golden Eagle 2021 must be declared following acceptances and will be available in our above The Golden Eagle Field section.

The Golden Eagle 2021 SCRATCHINGS

Scratchings for The Golden Eagle must be declared by 7:30AM on race day morning, Saturday October 30, 2021

The Golden Eagle PRIZE MONEY 2021

The current The Golden Eagle prize money is set at a massive $7.5 million.

The Golden Eagle RACE NUMBER 2021

The 2021 The Golden Eagle is set to run as Rosehill Race 7 at 4:50pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 30th of October, 2021 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

The Golden 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 2021 The Golden Eagle Form Guide following final acceptances.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 GOLDEN EAGLE FORM GUIDE

the golden eagle Winners

Winners of The Golden Eagle going back to the race’s inauguration in 2019 are displayed in the table below.

YEAR WINNER 2ND 3RD TIME
2021 I’m Thunderstruck Count De Rupee Vangelic 1:27.90
2020 Colette Icebath Dawn Passage 1:32.67
2019 Kolding Sunlight Mizzy 1:28.28