The Run To The Rose News

Hallowed Crown will be one of the favourites for the 2014 Golden Rose after winning the Group 3 Run To The Rose are Rosehill today. Hallowed Crown handled the heavy 9 track to win by almost a length from an impressive Kumaon and Ygritte. Trained by James & Bart Cummings,…

The Run to the Rose

Held at the start of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, The Run to the Rose is a quality Group 2 race for horses, many on their way to the riches of the more esteemed feature spring races.

The 2017 Run to the Roses will take place on Saturday August 26, 2017. The Run To The Rose

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Conducted at the picturesque Rosehill Racecourse in mid-August, the Group 3 The Run to the Roses is held over 1300m and is run under quality handicap conditions by horses aged three years and over.

Worth $175,000 in stakes, The Run to the Roses is one of the youngest horse races in Australia, first held in 2003.

The Run to the Roses is one of two Group status races conducted at the second Sydney spring race day, the other being the Group 2 Premiere Stakes (1200m).

Upcoming Races

Group 1

2014 Cox Plate


Moonee Valley



Group 1

2014 Caulfield Cup




3YO up Handicap

Group 1

Moir Stakes


Moonee Valley



Group 1

Epsom Handicap




Open Handicup

Group 1

Metropolitan Handicap




3YO & up Handicap

Group 1

Melbourne Cup 2014





The Run to the Roses is primarily used as a lead-up run for horses on their way towards the richest Sydney spring feature for three-year-olds, the $1 million Golden Rose (1400m) also held at Rosehill two weeks later.

The Run to the Roses is one of the first Group features held in the spring racing season and is also one of the first betting opportunities for punters.

Attracting quality runners every year, The Run to the Roses is an excellent race to have a bet on and is also a good race to use to gauge the form of the spring runners on way to bigger and better races.