Spring season blooms with Golden Rose
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.