October 29, 2020
Western Sydney hosts the third richest race in Australia this Saturday with the second running of the $7.5 million Iron Jack Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens.
A capacity field of 18 runners featuring Australia’s best four year old horses take centre stage as the Australian Turf Club’s world-leading Everest Carnival concludes in spectacular style.
Sydney’s 10-time premiership trainer Chris Waller who won last year’s inaugural Iron Jack Golden Eagle has the early TAB favourite in Funstar ($4.80), to be ridden by Tommy Berry.
Alligator Blood for Queensland trainer David Vandyke and visiting jockey Ryan Maloney and the James Cummings Godolphin trained Colette ridden by Koby Jennings are jointly on the second line of TAB betting at $7.
Melbourne-based trainers Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young saddle up Sierra Sue ($9.50 TAB) for jockey Nash Rawiller.
Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager of Racing and Wagering James Ross said the Iron Jack Golden Eagle had again attracted a high-class field.
“The depth and quality of the Iron Jack Golden Eagle field in only its second running is outstanding,” Mr Ross said.
“With 18 runners including 4 Group 1 winners Saturday’s race will be a great contest between some of the best four year olds in the country.
“To have runners from NSW, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia highlights how the race is quickly being embraced by owners and trainers across Australia.”
Ten per cent of all prizemoney from the $7.5 million Iron Jack Golden Eagle is directed to charities as nominated by the owners of each of the horses.
The full list of the runners and their charities can be found here:
Ten per cent of the prizemoney earned by each runner in Saturday's $7.5m Iron Jack #GoldenEagle 🦅, totalling $750,000, is donated to a charity selected by their owners.
Here's who your horse is racing for! pic.twitter.com/eWYk4tgPyF
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) October 28, 2020
On a super card of racing the second running of the $1 million Yes Yes Yes Stakes also features some of the best sprinters in Australia backing up after running in the TAB Everest.
The race is named each year in honour of the previous year’s TAB Everest winner.
Gytrash who ran third in this TAB Everest is the early $2.90 TAB favourite for South Australian trainer Gordon Richards and jockey Jason Collett.
Two more TAB Everest runners in Haut Brion Her (Chris Waller and Brenton Avdulla) at $6 TAB and Eduardo (Joe Pride and Nash Rawiller) at $7 TAB are next in betting.
Saturday’s nine-race card also includes the $500,000 Kypreos Group Rosehill Gold Cup, headed in TAB markets at $3.50 by the promising stayer Purple Sector for trainer John Thompson and jockey Rachel King.
The Chris Waller trained Wu Gok who has won eight of 13 starts on heavy tracks is rated a $6 TAB second favourite for jockey Brenton Avdulla.
The Rosehill Gardens track was rated a Heavy 8 on Thursday morning.
A track report recorded on Thursday morning with Rosehill Gardens Racecourse Manager Shaun Patterson can be viewed here:
Gates at Rosehill Gardens for general admission customers open at 10.30am this Saturday, with the first race due to start at 12.05pm.
For all ticketing, racing and general information go to TheRaces.com.au
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