The Galaxy Barrier Draw Stats & Info

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The Galaxy Barrier Draw

2025 The Galaxy Stakes Barrier Draw Stats & Info

The 2025 The Galaxy (1100m) barrier draw and final field will be announced at 9:00am on March 19, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

The Galaxy Nominations

A handicap sprint race for horses aged three years old and upwards, The Galaxy is staged over 1100m at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Winning The Galaxy allows a runner entry into the 2023 TJ Smith Stakes which is the biggest sprint race of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Nominations for the 200 The Galaxy will be released at 11am on Monday, February 17, 2025.


The Galaxy Barrier Draw – How Is The Draw Conducted?

Like the majority of races in Australia, the barriers for The Galaxy are randomly allocated with the click of a mouse on the computer.

This will be conducted at 9:00am on Wednesday, March 19, 2025.

The Galaxy is a great race for up and coming sprinters with the likes of Nature Strip capturing the race before going on to win many more Group 1 events. Most won’t reach the heights of Nature Strip but they will feature prominently in Group races over the next couple of seasons.


The Galaxy Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Zapateo 8 53kg
2023 Mariamia 2 51kg
2022 Shelby Sixtysix 4 52.5kg
2021 Eduardo 5 57kg
2020 I Am Excited 2 52kg
2019 Nature Strip 9 55kg
2018 In Her Time 10 55kg
2017 Russian Revolution 14 51kg
2016 Griante 1 51kg
2015 Sweet Idea 11 55.5kg
2014 Tiger Tees 4 55kg
2013 Bel Sprinter 11 53kg
2012 Temple Of Boom 8 57kg
2011 Atomic Force 5 51.5kg
2010 Shellscrape 13 53.5kg
2009 Nicconi 3 51kg
2008 Typhoon Zed 11 52.5kg
2007 Magnus 6 54.5kg
2006 Proprietor 7 55.5kg
2005 Charge Forward 11 52.5kg


Is There Any Barrier Draw Bias in The Galaxy

The Galaxy has had a nice spread of winners from different barriers over the years – we saw Russian Revolution salute the judge in 2017 from barrier 14; just one year earlier and Griante had been victorious after jumping from gate one.

Horses capable of leaving the gates quickly to take a forward position often don’t mind where they draw as they can generally land a spot in the top four in running.

Looking at The Galaxy over the past 40 years, we are comfortable to assert that there is no barrier draw bias in the race.

Most Successful The Galaxy Barriers

Barrier Wins
1 5
7 5
11 5
8 4
6 3
9 3

Last updated for 2024 The Galaxy Results

Please note that barrier statistics only include races from 1983 onwards.



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