Spring sea­son blooms with Golden Rose

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - SPORT - Ray Thomas

THERE was the epic win of Man­awanui, the bril­liance of Zous­tar, Den­man and Para­troop­ers, the unique dou­ble by Foren­sics, the emo­tion af­ter Hal­lowed Crown.

All these mem­o­rable mo­ments have been pro­vided by a race in­tro­duced only 12 years ago, the Golden Rose.

At Rose­hill Gar­dens on Satur­day, Septem­ber 12, the $1 mil­lion Golden Rose (1400m) – Syd­ney’s first Group 1 race of the sea­son – is set to be another en­thralling con­test. This rel­a­tively new fea­ture race is al­ready re­garded as one of the na­tion’s most sig­nif­i­cant.

Re­stricted to three-yearolds, it has quickly gained a rep­u­ta­tion as a stal­lion maker. The past two win­ners were both sold to lead­ing studs in mul­ti­mil­lion­dol­lar deals.

This year’s race will at­tract a high-qual­ity field, in­clud­ing Godol­phin trio Ex­o­sphere, Shards and Holler and Mel­bourne raider Gold Sym­phony. BOUND­ING SUC­CESS MY TIP for this week­end is the Peter and Paul Snow­den­trained Bound­ing in the Sher­aco Stakes at Rose­hill.


Zous­tar won the Golden Rose in 2013.

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