The Galaxy 2021

Saturday March 27, 2021

Note: The 2021 The Galaxy was postponed until Saturday March 27th, 2021 due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions at Rosehill Gardens. 

Ladbrokes Tip: Last start winners have a poor record in The Galaxy results

The Galaxy is one of five elite level Group 1 races running at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Golden Slipper Day during March each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Currently held on the third Saturday in March alongside the likes of the Golden Slipper Stakes, George Ryder Stakes and Ranvet Stakes the short-distance sprint is contested over 1100m. Run under open handicap conditions The Galaxy has no age or gender restrictions when it comes to the sprinters in the field and attracts a star studded line-up of gallopers coming off lead-up runs in races like Randwick’s Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) or Caulfield’s Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m). 

Eduardo (2021) was the last horse to complete the Challenge Stakes – The Galaxy double. 

Each autumn The Galaxy winner is exempt from ballot for the upcoming Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) held at Randwick during The Championships, but the double hasn’t been completed since La Baraka (1998).

The latest edition of The Galaxy took place on Saturday March 27, 2021 as part of Rosehill’s rescheduled Golden Slipper Day card and was won in runaway fashion by Eduardo. 

The Galaxy Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 27, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Open Handicap
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $700,000
  • First Run: 1972

2021 The Galaxy Results

The official The Galaxy 2021 results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 27, 2021 and published below.

  • 1st: #1 Eduardo
  • 2nd: #6 Order Of Command
  • 3rd: #8 Jonker

The Joe Pride-trained Eduardo proved his world-class status with an emphatic all-the-way win to dominate The Galaxy 2021 results as the top-weight. 

The Galaxy Odds

The Galaxy betting odds rarely favour last start winners with Eduardo (2021) the first horse to take out the Group 1 on the back of a victory since  Jetball back in 1994.

The Challenge Stakes is a traditional lead-up into The Galaxy and Eduardo (2021) was the last horse to do the double. Before him,Tiger Tees (9th in 2014) was the last The Galaxy winner to come out of the Challenge Stakes improving on his ninth to win the Rosehill feature in 2014.

Proven short distance performers head The Galaxy odds each year, but favourites had a poor record in the race over the past two decades until the three straight victories by: Russian Revolution ($2.90 in 2017), In Her Time ($4 in 2018) and Nature Strip ($4.20 in 2019).

Before 2017, the last The Galaxy favourite to salute for the punters was the Gai Waterhouse-trained Snowland ($3) back in 2003. Many roughies in the The Galaxy betting markets have saluted including Shellscrape ($21 in 2010) and most recently I Am Excited ($26 in 2020).

2021 The Galaxy Betting

The updated The Galaxy 2021 betting odds will be provided below once Group 1 racing markets open for the Golden Slipper Stakes Day sprint classic.

The Galaxy 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 The Galaxy will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

The Galaxy Field
The Galaxy odds were long on the 2016 winner Griante

Griante (2016) scored an upset The Galaxy result as a $16 outsider in Rosehill betting for the autumn Group 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

The Galaxy field traditionally attracts between 13 – 15 sprinters but was last run at its capacity 16 runners when Gold Ace was successful back in 1996.

Horses come into The Galaxy via a number of different lead-up races including the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) on Randwick Guineas Day a fortnight earlier.

The short-distance specialists in The Galaxy field are often tracking towards a run in the prestigious TJ Smith Stakes held at Royal Randwick in April.

The Galaxy nominations close the Monday before the race before final acceptances and the barrier draw are announced on the Wednesday.

2021 The Galaxy Race Field

The official The Galaxy 2021 field of final acceptances and barriers are announced the Wednesday of race week with the full list of hopeful sprinters to be made available below.

Updated 2021 The Galaxy final acceptances for the rescheduled event are open until Wednesday the 24th of March, 2021 at 9:00am (AEDT). 

The updated The Galaxy 2021 race field features 14 sprinters led in betting by Chris Waller’s returning Winners’ Stakes runner-up in the wet last October Haut Brion Her and the in-form Godolphin-raced Triscay Stakes winning mare Tailleur

2021 The Galaxy Nominations

Racing NSW takes the official The Galaxy 2021 nominations on the Monday of race week and the full list of early entries will be made available below once released.

Updated 2021 The Galaxy nominations for the rescheduled race close on Monday the 22nd of March, 2021. 

Godolphin’s brilliant wet track mare Tailleur coming off a Group 3 Triscay Stakes win leads all-in betting on the updated 21 The Galaxy 2021 nominees this autumn. 

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 111x139x03 BELLA VELLA M 6 Will Clarken 105
2 5x1344x487 BROOKLYN HUSTLE M 4 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 101
3 1x12122x10 CELEBRITY QUEEN M 4 Grant & Alana Williams 110
4 111x3413x5 DIRTY WORK H 4 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 107
5 x2790x77x2 EASY EDDIE G 6 Joseph Pride 102
6 07x11204x1 EDUARDO G 7 Joseph Pride 110
7 x72111x313 EMANATE M 4 James Cummings 90
8 x1x0201141 FABERGINO M 6 Chris Waller 108
9 092x3117x5 FIESTA M 5 Chris Waller 103
10 1221x1752x HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller 108
11 x0753x121x JONKER H 5 Tony Gollan 102
12 0517x072x8 JUNGLE EDGE G 10 Mick Bell 103
13 3x49x183x3 LIBERTINI M 4 Anthony Cummings 110
14 11x2472x12 NATURE STRIP G 6 Chris Waller  
15 153x3722x3 ORDER OF COMMAND G 6 Danny O’Brien 103
16 x146x17x60 PIPPIE M 5 Chris Meagher 111
17 911x5658x4 SPLINTEX H 4 Mark Newnham 102
18 1x1211x211 TAILLEUR M 4 James Cummings 100
19 27×1029217 THE ODYSSEY H 4 Kelly Schweida 98
20 12122324×4 WANDABAA M 4 Kris Lees 94
21 x238x113x1 WILD RULER C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 99

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Galaxy Tips

The Galaxy tips favour horses that didn’t win their lead-up Group start and that have winning form over the distance. Even 1200m sprinters can find the 1100m of The Galaxy a bit sharp so a good tip is to look for 1000m – 1100m specialists in the field.

Until 2017, favourites rarely got the job done in the race so laying the favourite was another top The Galaxy betting tip. However, that changed with the punters’ picks in The Galaxy tips for 2017 (Russian Revolution), 2018 (In Her Time) and 2019 (Nature Strip) all saluting as the favourites in betting to buck the trend.

From 2002 – 2021 seven three-year-olds have beaten home the older rivals – most recently Russian Revolution (2017) – so the young sprinters often come up trumps in The Galaxy tips as do the underrated runners drawn wide.

Of the The Galaxy winners from 2008 – 2021 six saluted from double digit barriers including two from gate 11 – Bel Sprinter (2013) and Sweet Idea (2015).

2021 The Galaxy Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Group 1 The Galaxy 2021 racing tips will be detailed below a few days out from Golden Slipper Stakes Day so bookmark this page to see the sprinters to back and sack in the short-distanced clash.

  • To Win: #12 Tailleur ($4.80 at time of publish) 

Hard to knock a wear donning the Royal Blue going this good and have to stick with the James Cummings-trained Shooting To Win four-year-old Tailleur to keep the wins coming. She was odds-on at Randwick in mid-February winning the Group 3 Tristarc Stakes and drops down from 53kg to just 51kg in her Group 1 test on the weekend. Comes into The Galaxy two-from-two at Rosehill, gets the run of the race from barrier six and if she runs in this (instead of the Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes that she’s also accepted for) she’s a winning hope. 

The Galaxy Form Guide

The Galaxy form guide reveals all the information needed to place a wager including the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, jockeys, trainers and lead-up runs of the horses in the field.

Last start winners and favourites have a very poor record so looking for these in The Galaxy form guide and avoiding them in betting is historically a smart move for punters.

The Galaxy form guide also displays the handicap weight allocated to each runner and only one horse has carried more than 56.5kg to victory since 2002 when Temple Of Boom won with 57kg in 2012.

Looking out for three-year-olds carrying 55kg or less in the form guide is also a good tip in The Galaxy historically.

The Galaxy Form Facts

  • Russian Revolution (2017), In Her Time (2018) and Nature Strip (2019) were the first favourites in The Galaxy betting markets to win since Snowland (2003)
  • Eduardo (2021) was the first last start winner to take out The Galaxy since the success of Jetball (1994)
  • Seven of the The Galaxy winners from 2010 – 2021 came off a Group 1 run
  • Sweet Idea (2015) and Griante (2016) became the first The Galaxy winning mares since La Baraka (1998), the mares were successful again in 2018 (In Her Time) and 2020 (I Am Excited)

2021 The Galaxy Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Galaxy 2021 race Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

The Galaxy Results

Upset The Galaxy results are very common with double-figure roughies winning more often than not and only two favourites saluting since 1996.

The longest priced The Galaxy winners in that time include Padstow ($51 in 2001), Proprietor ($41 in 2006), Shellscrape ($21 in 2010) and I Am Excited ($26 in 2020).

Notable Galaxy winners in the past 20 years include Nature Strip (2019), Bel Sprinter (2013), Magnus (2007) Charge Forward (2005) and Snowland (2003).

The Galaxy Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Eduardo Order Of Command Jonker 1:03.4
2020 I Am Excited Miss Leonidas Tofane 1:03.1
2019 Nature Strip Pierata Easy Eddie 1:05.5
2018 In Her Time English Viridine 1:04.3
2017 Russian Revolution Redzel Jungle Edge 1:07.6
2016 Griante Shiraz Dothraki 1:03.7
2015 Sweet Idea Kuro Miracles Of Life 1:02.6
2014 Tiger Tees Anatina Villa Verde 1:12.2
2013 Bel Sprinter Snitzerland Decision Time 1:02.8
2012 Temple Of Boom Nobby Snip Ladys Angel 1:03.4
2011 Atomic Force Thankgodyou’rehere Cardinal Virtue 1:05.3
2010 Shellscrape Swift Alliance Stryker 1:03.2
2009 Nicconi Danleigh Gold Trail 1:03.5
2008 Typhoon Zed Keen Commander Fritzs Princess 1:04.1
2007 Magnus Fast n Famous Macs Tune 1:03.2
2006 Proprietor Media Black Ink 1:03.1
2005 Charge Forward Spark Of Life Red Oog 1:04.7
2004 Spark Of Life Taikun Blessum 1:03.7
2003 Snowland Star Of Florida Bradshaw 1:04.5
2002 Mistegic Century Kid Excellerator 1:02.7
2001 Padstow Camena Catatonic 1:04.0
2000 Black Bean Commands Padstow 1:02.9