The Golden Eagle is a prestigious horse race held annually at Rosehill Gardens in New South Wales, Australia.
The Golden Eagle was first run in 2019 as a new addition to the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. It was introduced as a 1,500m feature race for four-year-old horses, offering a significant prize money pool. It is a set weights race and it not a Group 1 race.
The recently increased prize pool for The Golden Eagle boasts a very large $10 million, making it one of the richest horse races in Australia, technically it is considered the second-richest race in the country, after The Everest.
The Golden Eagle is the third leg of a famous Rosehill Grand Slam with an enormous $5 million bonus offered to any horse that can win the Golden Slipper at age two, the Golden Rose at age three, and the Golden Eagle as a four-year-old.
The $10m prize money is a clear incentive for owners and trainers to keep their horses running into their 4th year especially as there appears to be a complete lack of races specifically aimed at this age of horse.
As befitting for the occasion, Golden Eagle day is known for its vibrant and eye-catching race day theme. The event embraces a golden colour scheme, with the winning trophies featuring a unique golden eagle design.