The Galaxy 2023 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Group 1 The Galaxy will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

The $700,000 sprint race attracts a host of speedy types looking to add a Group 1 win to the resume.

We provide you with The Galaxy tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

The Galaxy Schedule

Date March 19
Track Rosehill Gardens
Distance 1100m
Class Group 1
Race Type Handicap
Prize Money $700,000
Age 3YO and Upwards

The Galaxy Tips

Sydney-based horses have an advantage and have dominated the race throughout the years, but a few speedy interstate visitors have been successful.

Being run over 1100m, the race required a touch more stamina than a 1000m event, while out and out speedsters that struggle to get 1200m are also advantaged.

Our experts assess all The Galaxy runners, their speed, form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2023 tips to help you back the winner.

The Galaxy Nominations

Nominations for the 2023 The Galaxy take place at 11 am on March 13, 2023.

The Galaxy Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw results for the 2023 The Galaxy will be released at 9am on March 15, 2023.

2022 G1 Galaxy Barrier Draw and Final Field:

No.  Horse Trainer  Jockey Barrier Weight
1 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Tom Sherry (a) 16 58kg
2 BIG PARADE Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 9 57.5kg
3 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jason Collett 3 56.5kg
4 IN THE CONGO Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 2 56kg
5 OVERPASS Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 1 56kg
6 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ms Linda Meech 6 55kg
7 BROOKLYN HUSTLE Jason Warren & Dean Krongold James McDonald 14 55kg
8 ISOTOPE Tony Gollan Kerrin McEvoy 10 55kg
9 MALKOVICH Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 5 55kg
10 MINHAAJ John O’Shea William Pike 7 54kg
11 PAULELE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 17 53kg
12 RULE OF LAW Bjorn Baker 12 53kg
13 BALLISTIC LOVER Joseph Pride Ms Alysha Collett 11 52kg
14 BELLUCI BABE (NZ) Bjorn Baker 8 52kg
15e SHELBY SIXTYSIX Danny Williams Robbie Dolan 4 52.5kg
16e JAMAEA Robert & Luke Price Brock Ryan 13 50kg
17e DELEXO Kristen Buchanan James Innes Jnr 15 51kg

The Galaxy 2022 Results & Replay

Finish Horse Jockey Trainer Barrier Weight SP
1st Shelby Sixtysix Robbie Dolan Danny Williams 4 52.5kg $7
2nd Big Parade Joshua Parr Mark Newnham 8 57.5kg $13
3rd In The Congo Tommy Berry Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 56kg $14
4th Belluci Babe (Nz) Jay Ford Bjorn Baker 7 52kg $20
5 Overpass Tim Clark Bjorn Baker 1 56kg $10
6 Brooklyn Hustle James McDonald Jason Warren & Dean Krongold 13 55kg $15
7 Away Game Ms Linda Meech Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 6 55kg $8.50
8 Bella Nipotina Jason Collett Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 3 56.5kg $16
9 Rule Of Law Brock Ryan Bjorn Baker 11 53kg $11
10 Paulele Ms Rachel King James Cummings 14 53kg $10
11 Jamaea Ms Kathy O’Hara Robert & Luke Price 12 50kg (cd 51kg) $41
12 Malkovich Nash Rawiller Bjorn Baker 5 55kg (cd 55.5kg) $18
13 Isotope Kerrin McEvoy Tony Gollan 9 55kg $6.50F
14 Ballistic Lover Ms Alysha Collett Joseph Pride 10 52kg $18
  Delexo James Innes Jnr
Kristen Buchanan
  Splintex Tom Sherry (a) Mark Newnham
  Minhaaj William Pike John O’Shea

See more The Galaxy results and replays here.

The Galaxy Odds

Leading bookmakers Sportsbet, Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2023 The Galaxy betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the The Galaxy betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.

The Galaxy History

An Open Handicap for horses three-years-old and upwards, The Galaxy is held during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival with runners carrying between 50kg-58kg.

The race was transferred to Rosehill Gardens in 2013 after being run at Royal Randwick in previous years.

It attracts some high-quality sprinters and is part of a fantastic day of racing that is headlined by the richest two-year-old race in the world, the $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m).

A total of five Group 1 races are held on Golden Slipper Day with the Rosehill Guineas (2000m), George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and Ranvet Stakes (2000m) also run on the day.

Supporting the Group 1 races are the Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m), Group 3 NE Manion Cup (2400m) and Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m).

In 2010, Ortensia won The Galaxy but was disqualified for a positive drug test and the race win was awarded to Shellscrape.

Runners that have performed well in The Galaxy have the option of tackling the $2.5 million TJ Smith Stakes (1200m) at Randwick Racecourse two weeks later as part of Day 1 of The Championships.

The Galaxy was first run in 1972 when won by Playbill and has grown to become one of the most exciting sprint races of the carnival as it attracts the most accomplished sprinters from around Australia, with the exception of some of the real elite sprinters who compete in the $1.25 million Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington three weeks before the TJ Smith.

Some classy sprinters have won the race during its short but illustrious history, including Bletchingly (1975), Luskin Star (1978), Grey Receiver (1981-82), Snippets (1988), Mr Tiz (1991), Schillaci (1992), La Baraka (1998), Charge Forward (2005), Magnus (2007), Temple Of Boom (2012), Bel Sprinter (2013), Sweet Idea (2015) and In Her Time (2018).

The Galaxy Winners (Since 2000)

2022 Shelby Sixtysix
2021 Eduardo
2020 I Am Excited
2019 Nature Strip
2018 In Her Time
2017 Russian Revolution
2016 Griante
2015 Sweet Idea
2014 Tiger Tees
2013 Bel Sprinter
2012 Temple Of Boom
2011 Atomic Force
2010 Shellscrape
2009 Nicconi
2008 Typhoon Zed
2007 Magnus
2006 Proprietor
2005 Charge Forward
2004 Spark Of Life
2003 Snowland
2002 Mistegic
2001 Padstow
2000 Black Bean

The Galaxy Live Stream

TAB members are able to watch the 2023 The Galaxy free of charge courtesy of Sky Racing vision.

You can stream the action from your mobile device or desktop for every Australian thoroughbred, greyhound and harness race live.

TAB offers Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2 and Sky Thoroughbred Central on their racing live streaming service.

T&Cs Apply. Vision available for all three Sky Racing channels. Data charges may apply.

Watch the 2023 The Galaxy with TAB.

The Galaxy Bonus Bets

With the country’s leading bookmakers offering horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week, you can get more bang for your buck.

The offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races with promos such as Double Your WinningsCash Back and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Top 5 The Galaxy Winners

Click here to see our Top 5 The Galaxy Winners.


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