Rosehill Races

Taking place at one of Australia’s premier racecourses, Rosehill Racecourse, Rosehill races are among the best in the country and attract elite horses from across the globe.

Rosehill races are held by the Australian Turf Club who oversee all thoroughbred action within the Sydney metropolitan area.

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The biggest and most prestigious events take place during Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival where punters flock to Rosehill for some of the biggest events in the nation.

Some of the most famous and well-regarded Rosehill races include the Golden Slipper, the BMW, the Rosehill Guineas and the Ranvet Stakes.

Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is the number one event held at Rosehill and takes place annually every autumn.

With $3.5 million in prizemoney up for grabs, the famous Rosehill race is the richest two-year-old race in the world.

Any trainer with a decent juvenile in their stable dreams of winning the Golden Slipper and some famous names to have taken top honours include Manikato, Skyline, Todman, Miss Finland and Pierro.

  • Golden Slipper
  • Status: Group 1
  • When: April
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Prizemoney: $3.5 million
  • Conditions: 2YO, set weights


Taking place on the same day as the Golden Slipper, the BMW is one of the most famous Rosehill races and is the most prestigious staying event of the autumn.

Each year, some of the country’s elite stayers line up over 2400m to compete for a share in $2.25 million in prizemoney.

Famous winners of the BMW include Kingston Town, Octagonal, Might and Power, Tie the Knot and Makybe Diva.

  • The BMW
  • Status: Group 1
  • When: April
  • Distance: 2400
  • Prizemoney: $2.25 million
  • Conditions: 2YO, set weights

Rosehill Guineas

Known across the country as one of the biggest Rosehill races, the Rosehill Guineas takes place each March.

Exclusively for three-year-olds, it always attracts a quality field of gallopers from both Australia and New Zealand who are tested over 2000m.

Some of the biggest names in Australian racing history have tasted success in the Rosehill Guineas including Dulcify, Kingston Town, Straberry Road, Naturalism, Tie the Knot, Tulloch and Octagonal.

  • Rosehill Guineas
  • Status: Group 1
  • When: March
  • Distance: 2000
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Conditions: 3YO, set weights

There are plenty of other big Rosehill races including the Group 1 Queen of the Turf Stakes, Coolmore Classic and George Ryder Stakes as well as a number of Group 2 events including Golden Slipper lead-ups the Silver Slipper, Todman Stakes and Reisling Stakes.