The Golden Eagle, a new and distinctive race with prizemoney 2nd only to The Everest in Australian racing, is the centrepiece of an growth of the Sydney spring carnival.
Racing NSW and Australian Turf Club this early morning introduced a sequence of considerable spring carnival race programming likelihood which include the introduction of the $seven.five million Golden Eagle, to be operate above 1500m at Rosehill Gardens on November two upcoming yr.
The Golden Eagle, which is open up to 4-yr-olds only, has additional prizemoney than the $seven.three million Melbourne Cup and enhances the $14 million The Everest, offering Sydney’s spring carnival now the two richest horse races in the southern hemisphere.
Of the $seven.five million Golden Eagle prizemoney, 10% will be donated to charity. The connections of every single runner will nominate a charity that has been accredited with Racing NSW to acquire 10% of the prizemoney received by their horse. Appropriately, a whole of $750,000 will go to charity.
For case in point, as prizemoney for initial is $four.one million, the charity which has the profitable horse would acquire $410,000.
“The Golden Eagle is the initial attribute race on the Australian (turf) calendar completely for 4-yr-previous horses,” claimed Racing NSW Chairman Russell Balding AO.
“We imagine the Golden Eagle will be beautiful in retaining our prime 3-yr olds to race on as 4-yr olds and gain the racing market, underpinning the energy of racing in NSW and Australia additional broadly.
“The Golden Eagle strengthens our Spring Carnival and provides a further highlight for Spring racing in Sydney. It also opens up the risk of attracting runners from various sort strains which include The Everest, Sydney Stakes and the Epsom Handicap.’’
The Golden Eagle will also be the 3rd leg of the new “Golden Slam” at Rosehill, with a $five million reward made available to any horse that can acquire the Golden Slipper at two, the Golden Rose at 3 and the Golden Eagle as a 4-yr-previous.
“The Golden Eagle is an interesting improvement, which will carry with each other the greatest sprinter-milers of their technology at an age when they have entirely matured,” claimed ATC Chairman Matt McGrath.
“We are thrilled by the Golden Eagle, which together with Rosehill’s other fantastic races in the Golden Slipper and Golden Rose, makes a ‘Golden Slam’ that only champions can aspiration of.’’
Racing NSW main govt Peter V’landys claimed the Golden Eagle prizemoney will be funded completely from new revenues, relatively than drawing on current revenues of the NSW thoroughbred racing market. This new income stream will have a different announcement.
“I am delighted that this permits the Golden Eagle to be additional as an critical attribute race at Rosehill and will also distribute $750,000 to charities,’’ V’landys claimed.
“We want to carry a different significant party to the western suburbs of Sydney. In the Golden Eagle, we have offered a race that is also a celebration of the west of Sydney.
“Now getting the 2nd richest race on turf in the globe, Sydney’s west has the excellent working day to rejoice.”
The Golden Eagle headlines improvements to the software for spring racing in Sydney which will attribute a race that highlights every single Saturday assembly by to November nine.
This also consists of a new $one million 3-yr-previous and a $one million two-yr-previous race highlighting Saturday race systems in Oct and November.
The new $one million Bondi Stakes will be operate at Royal Randwick for 3-yr olds above a length of 1600m on Oct 26.
The race delivers a new spring concentrate on for 3-yr olds in Sydney and follows on from races this sort of as the Golden Rose and Flight Stakes.
The Golden Reward, 1100m for two-yr olds which was initial operate by the ATC in 2015 will now be operate for $one million prizemoney on nine November 2019. This race delivers a focal level for two-yr-previous racing in the Spring, with the prizemoney on provide ample to guarantee that the initial and 2nd placegetters will acquire a berth in the Golden Slipper.