The Rosebud

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

The Rosebud, Randwick

Run over 1,100 metres, The Rosebud is a Listed race taking place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse* in mid-August each year. With a $160,000 prize purse as of 2022, it attracts a quality line-up of promising three-year-old sprinters eyeing tougher assignments over the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. 

*Note: The Rosebud and other Missile Stakes Day races in 2021 moved to Royal Randwick due to COVID-19.

In 2022 The Rosebud was moved from the Missile Stakes Day program to run a week later as the feature race at Rosehill on The Rosebud Day.

The Rosebud, contested under quality handicap conditions, serves as a key lead-up into the coveted Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) back at the track later in the season. In 2021 The Rosebud runner-up In The Congo went on to win that year’s Golden Rose.

It also serves as a potential spring starting point for sprinters heading towards Flemington’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival, and even the $15 million The Everest (1500m) at Randwick in October.

The form of the 2021 The Rosebud was franked with the winner Paulele going on to run top three in a host of upcoming Group 1 events including the: 2022 TJ Smith Stakes (3rd), 2022 Doomben 10,000 (2nd) and the 2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup (2nd).

The Rosebud 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, August 13th, 2022
  • Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse 
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,100 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Quality handicap
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Listed
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $160,000
  • 2022 The Rosebud Winner: TBD

The Rosebud 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 The Rosebud results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday August 13, 2022. 

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The Rosebud Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

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

How To Bet On The The Rosebud 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 Rosebud Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Which Horse Will Win The The Rosebud in 2022?

The best way to pick which horse will win the The Rosebud in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up spring racing form, assess the barriers, and consider the weight each horse will carry.

Additional factors to consider when selecting The Rosebud winner include: 

  • Local Legends – Horses that have recently picked up wins at Randwick and Rosehill should put in a strong performance.
  • Handicap Factor – The handicap can either be a hindrance or a help. Look for horses that can bear the extra weight, or get much needed relief from a smaller handicap.

The Rosebud Favourites 2022

Early favourites in The Rosebud betting 2022 will be updated here the week of the race. 

Anders ($2.40 in 2020) was the last The Rosebud favourite to win.

The Rosebud 2022 Field

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

The Rosebud 2022 Tips

Favourite: TBD

Best Bet: TBD

Best Roughie: TBD 

Our exclusive 2022 The Rosebud tips will be published here the week of the race and a full The Rosebud betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


The Rosebud Race Day 2022

The Rosebud takes place on Saturday, the 13th of August, 2022 as part of a new stand alone Rosehill Gardens meeting. It now runs on the same date as Caulfield’s P.B. Lawrence Stakes Day card in Melbourne. 

The Rosebud Barrier Draw 2022

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

The Rosebud Nominations 2022

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 8th of August, 2022.

The Rosebud 2022 Weights

A quality handicap applies to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 9th, 2022 and will be published in our above The Rosebud Field section. 

Paulele (59kg in 2021) was the last The Rosebud topweight to win.

The Rosebud 2022 Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 10th of August, 2022 and will be published in our above The Rosebud Field section. 

The Rosebud 2022 Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 10th of August, 2022 and will be published in our above The Rosebud Field section. 

The Rosebud Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 13th of August, 2022. 

The Rosebud Prize Money 2022

The Rosebud prize purse is worth $160,000 in total as of 2022, distributed from places first through tenth. There is also a BOBS Bonus which is worth up to $38,500.

Place Prize Money
1st $83,000
2nd $29,400
3rd $14,200
4th $7,200
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,500
8th $3,500
9th $3,500
10th $3,500

The Rosebud Race Number 2022

The 2022 The Rosebud race number is TBC for Saturday the 13th of August, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. 

The Rosebud 2022 Form Guide

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


The Rosebud Live 2022

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

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

The Rosebud Winners

Winners of the The Rosebud going back to the year 2011 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2021 Paulele James Cummings James McDonald 59 kgs 1:01.98
2020 Anders Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 54 kgs 1:05.47
2019 Dawn Passage Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 56 kgs 1:04.33
2018 Sandbar Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 59 kgs 1:05.02
2017 Menari Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 60.5 kgs 1:03.20
2016 Thronum Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 58 kgs 1:15.75
2015 Sebring Sun Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 54 kgs 1:09.66
2014 Scissor Kick Paul Messara Tye Angland 56 kgs 1:09.78
2013 Eurozone Bart Cummings Hugh Bowman 57 kgs 1:11.84
2012 She’s A Fox Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman 56 kgs 1:10.70
2011 Aeronautical Lionel Cohen Nathan Berry 53.5 kgs 1:11.81