The Golden Eagle, a new and distinctive race with prizemoney 2nd only to The Everest in Australian racing, is the centrepiece of an enlargement of the Sydney spring carnival.
Racing NSW and Australian Turf Club this early morning declared a collection of important spring carnival race programming likelihood which includes the introduction of the $seven.five million Golden Eagle, to be operate more than 1500m at Rosehill Gardens on November two subsequent yr.
The Golden Eagle, which is open up to 4-yr-olds only, has far more prizemoney than the $seven.three million Melbourne Cup and enhances the $14 million The Everest, supplying 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 each individual runner will nominate a charity that has been accredited with Racing NSW to get 10% of the prizemoney gained by their horse. Appropriately, a overall of $750,000 will go to charity.
For illustration, as prizemoney for to start with is $four.one million, the charity which has the successful horse would get $410,000.
“The Golden Eagle is the to start with function race on the Australian (turf) calendar solely for 4-yr-aged horses,” explained Racing NSW Chairman Russell Balding AO.
“We consider the Golden Eagle will be desirable in retaining our major a few-yr olds to race on as 4-yr olds and reward the racing marketplace, underpinning the power of racing in NSW and Australia far more broadly.
“The Golden Eagle strengthens our Spring Carnival and provides a further highlight for Spring racing in Sydney. It also opens up the likelihood of attracting runners from various variety strains which includes 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 available to any horse that can gain the Golden Slipper at two, the Golden Rose at a few and the Golden Eagle as a 4-yr-aged.
“The Golden Eagle is an fascinating progress, which will convey with each other the ideal sprinter-milers of their era at an age when they have thoroughly matured,” explained ATC Chairman Matt McGrath.
“We are thrilled by the Golden Eagle, which together with Rosehill’s other terrific races in the Golden Slipper and Golden Rose, generates a ‘Golden Slam’ that only champions can desire of.’’
Racing NSW main govt Peter V’landys explained the Golden Eagle prizemoney will be funded fully from new revenues, alternatively than drawing on current revenues of the NSW thoroughbred racing marketplace. This new profits stream will have a different announcement.
“I am delighted that this permits the Golden Eagle to be extra as an critical function race at Rosehill and will also distribute $750,000 to charities,’’ V’landys explained.
“We want to convey a further main party to the western suburbs of Sydney. In the Golden Eagle, we have delivered a race that is also a celebration of the west of Sydney.
“Now getting the 2nd richest race on turf in the entire world, Sydney’s west has the fantastic working day to rejoice.”
The Golden Eagle headlines variations to the system for spring racing in Sydney which will function a race that highlights each individual Saturday conference as a result of to November nine.
This also involves a new $one million a few-yr-aged and a $one million two-yr-aged race highlighting Saturday race systems in Oct and November.
The new $one million Bondi Stakes will be operate at Royal Randwick for a few-yr olds more than a length of 1600m on Oct 26.
The race gives a new spring concentrate on for a few-yr olds in Sydney and follows on from races these types of as the Golden Rose and Flight Stakes.
The Golden Present, 1100m for two-yr olds which was to start with operate by the ATC in 2015 will now be operate for $one million prizemoney on nine November 2019. This race gives a focal issue for two-yr-aged racing in the Spring, with the prizemoney on present ample to assure that the to start with and 2nd placegetters will obtain a berth in the Golden Slipper.