The Galaxy is a Group 1 open handicap race held annually in April at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $350,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Galaxy was won by Nature Strip from Pierata with Easy Eddie third.
One of the feature sprints of the Sydney autumn racing carnival, The Galaxy is held alongside the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes and Gr1 Rosehill Guineas on Slipper Day during the Rosehill autumn carnival.
|Date:||Saturday 23rd March 2019|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||Open Handicap|
|2019 Winner:||Nature Strip|
|The Galaxy odds|
The Galaxy is an 1100m dash for accomplished sprinters and has been won by many a good horse over the years including Bel Sprinter (2013), Nicconi (2009), Typhoon Zed (2008), Spark Of Life (2004), Mistegic (2002), Gold Ace (1996) and the brilliant Schillaci (1992).
It is generally a frantic affair with a big field of speedy horses and the barrier draw plays an important part during the running of the race. Horses drawn out wide face a tough task due to the early speed in the race and an inside draw is a big advantage.
The Galaxy is generally one of the most exciting sprint races of the carnival and a race like the Gr2 Challenge Stakes provides a good lead up to The Galaxy. Smart sprinter Snitzerland (2nd in 2013) took out the Challenge Stakes before finishing runner-up in this race.
In Her Time (2018) resumed from a spell to win this event in stylish fashion and recent The Galaxy winners include Russian Revolution (2017) and Griante (2016).
1. $4.20 Nature Strip 55.0 James McDonald
2. $10.00 Pierata 56.0 Tommy Berry
3. $16.00 Easy Eddie 51.0 Robbie Dolan
4. $26.00 Encryption 51.0 Craig Williams
5. $26.00 Baller 50.0 Andrew Adkins
6. $26.00 I Am Excited 51.5 Corey Brown
7. $101.00 Kaepernick 52.0 Ms Kathy O'Hara
8. $4.80 Redzel 59.5 Kerrin McEvoy
9. $101.00 Tribal Wisdom 51.5 Jay Ford
10. $7.00 Viridine 52.0 Tim Clark
11. $19.00 Jungle Edge 53.5 James Winks
12. $4.60 Graff 52.0 Brenton Avdulla
Margins: 0.1 len, 1.3 len
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|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|
|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|
|2008||Typhoon Zed||Keen Commander||Fritzs Princess||1:04.1|
|2007||Magnus||Fast n Famous||Macs Tune||1:03.2|
|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|
|1999||Masked Party||Notoire||Rebel Rock||1:06.4|
|1998||La Baraka||Masked Party||Coogee Walk||1:03.7|
|1996||Gold Ace||Identikit||Moss Rocket||1:02.8|
|1995||Magic Of Money||Miss Kariba||The Heavyweight||1:04.4|
|1991||Mr Tiz||Varikos||With Me||1:04.0|
|1990||Potrero||Select Prince||Good Old Ted||1:09.1|
|1989||Targlish||Magic Gleam||Ima Carpenter||1:06.7|