The Golden Eagle is an Australian Turf Club thoroughbred horse race run over 1500 metres at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Australia. The race is exclusively for four-year-olds and is conducted under Set Weight conditions.
With a total prize pool of $7.5 million, it is one of two of the richest races in the southern hemisphere. Of that prize money, a total of $750,000 will go to charity. The connections of each runner nominate a charity, accredited with Racing NSW, which will receive 10% of the prize money won by their horse.
The Golden Eagle is the third leg of the Golden Slam, a unique treble at Rosehill which incorporates the Golden Slipper and the Golden Rose. An addition $5 million bonus is offered to any horse that is able to win the Golden Slipper as a two-year-old, the Golden Rose as a three-year-old and the Golden Eagle as a four-year-old.
Prizemoney for the race will be funded entirely from new revenues, rather than drawing on existing revenues of the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Industry. This new revenue stream is yet to be announced.
DATE: November 2, 2019 (Sydney Spring Racing Carnival)
LOCATION: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
RACE TYPE: Set Weights — 4YO
2019 WINNER: TBC
THE PRIZE MONEY:
Total stakes: $7,500,000