The Silver Eagle Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2024

The Silver Eagle is one of the newer races on the calendar and it is run each year at Randwick Racecourse. The 1,300m trip will be held in 2024 on Saturday, October 19 and is run under set weights and penalties conditions. While the race isn’t a Group 1, the $1 million in prize money on offer brings in quality runners.

The Silver Eagle Information

We’ve got some quick facts about The Silver Eagle to get you started! Check out the table below:

📅Date:Saturday 19th October, 2024
⌚Race Time:TBA
📏Race Distance:1,300 metres
🛣️Racecourse:Randwick Racecourse
🐎Conditions:Set Weights & Penalties - 4YOs
🏅Status:Not a Group 1
🏆Prize Money:$1,000,000
🏇2023 Winner:Vienna Princess

About the The Silver Eagle

The Silver Eagle is a newly-minted race and while it isn’t technically a Group 1 race, the $1 million on offer in prize money has attracted the attention of punters and has become a major target race for the connections of racehorses. The race was first run in 2019 and The Inevitable claimed victory.

The race is run under set weights and penalties, with only 4YOs allowed to compete. In Australia, we see plenty of races for 2YOs and 3YOs, so Racing NSW wanted to share the love and give 4YOs their own feature race. At the time, Racing NSW announced a whole raft of changes and new races on the calendar, including the brother race - The Golden Eagle.

The Golden Eagle is a major race during Spring Racing Carnival and takes place on one of the top tracks in the country, Rosehill Racecourse. There is a mammoth $10 million in prize money on offer for The Golden Eagle. The winner of The Silver Eagle, along with the runners who finish second and third, are exempt from the ballot for The Golden Eagle.

The goal of these two races is to keep more 4YOs on the track in competition, instead of retiring them to stud before they enter their 4YO racing season. The more horses that are competing, the higher the quality is going to be.

The Silver Eagle is a support race for The Everest, which has a massive $20 million on the line. Two other key races take place on the same day at Randwick Racecourse; The Kosciuszko and the King Charles III Stakes. The Caulfield Cup is also run on the same day, at Caulfield Racecourse.

OnlyRacing is your one-stop shop for everything related to The Silver Eagle. We have every aspect of the race covered, from horse racing betting tips to the latest results information and everything in between. We also update this page regularly, so when new details come to light, you’ll find the information here.

With $500K on the line for The Silver Eagle initially, the prize money was upgraded to $1 million in 2022. See more information on how the cash is split between the top runners below:

Place:Prize Money:
6th - 10th$10,000

The Silver Eagle Tips

If you want The Silver Eagle tips, then you’ve come to the right place. We not only have tips on The Silver Eagle but we also have some of the best free horse racing tips in Australia, which includes general weekly tips. No matter the time, you’ll find tips of some sort with us here at OnlyRacing.

For The Silver Eagle, in particular, our 2024 tips aren’t available just yet. Our experts would love to provide their tips, but they are waiting until race week when the final field is confirmed. This is because they need all the information about each confirmed runner before providing their tips.

While our tips for the upcoming race aren’t available yet, we’ve left our tips up from the race in 2023. You can judge our experts accordingly, seeing though we now know the results of the race in 2023! Check out the details below:

The Silver Eagle Best Bet - Pericles

There are a lot of live chances in this year’s The Silver Eagle, but I’m going with the slim pre-race favourite in Pericles to win on Saturday. He is currently listed at odds of $3.70 and has shortened from around $6.00, so other punters are liking the look of him as well!

With back-to-back victories in the Spring Preview and then the Tramway Stakes, Pericles was then scratched from the Epsom Handicap a couple of weeks ago. I reckon he would have jumped favourite, or close to favourite, for that Group 1 race. He has trialled since then and the drop back to 1,300m suits as he hasn’t raced in five weeks now.

The Silver Eagle Next Best - Ruthless Dame

Ruthless Dame is another one of the runners that has shortened considerably since the final field was announced and now she is currently sitting at odds of $5.50. She didn’t really do much in The Shorts first-up, but I’m putting a line through that run because she was stuck four-wide for the majority of the race.

The 1,100m wasn’t her ideal distance either, with the slow early tempo not to her liking. She gets an extra 200m here and if the tempo is a little faster, she’ll be in this for a long way. She is one of the runners who improves after each run, after finishing second in the Surround Stakes at the same stage of her prep earlier in the year.

The Silver Eagle Best Roughie - Kibou

I found it a little tricky to nail down a roughie that I could really get behind, but I’ve decided to go with Kibou, who is currently paying $14. He has had some issues in the past, but I’m going to give him another chance. One bad performance isn’t going to discourage me.

I think he’ll strip fitter for The Silver Eagle and after pulling up lame in the late September run, the Waterhouse and Bott-trained gelding is backing up two weeks later, so they must think he is fit and ready to go again. He has had two Spring runs under his belt so far, so let’s see what he can do on Saturday.

We hope you’ll be back again during race week to see what our experts have put together for their tips on The Silver Eagle in 2024!

The Silver Eagle Betting

If you’re thinking about having a bet or two on The Silver Eagle, there are some things you should know first. Even if you consider yourself a more seasoned punter, it is a good idea to brush up on your knowledge every now and again!

One of the first things that we recommend when it comes to The Silver Eagle betting is to have multiple accounts with different bookies. There are plenty of betting sites in Australia, so you have lots of options to choose from. If you’re looking to open a new account, be sure to check out our bookie reviews page for more details.

We think it’s a good idea to open multiple bookie accounts because there are different racing promotions and offers with different bookies. As well as this, you could find different odds for the same runner/ market, meaning you are leaving easy money on the table simply by not shopping around.

For a race like The Silver Eagle, there will be plenty of markets available for you to bet on. Some of the most common markets include:

  • Quaddies
  • Quinellas, Trifectas and First Fours
  • Fixed Win or Place bets 
  • Multi bets

You should stick with a market that you are comfortable with and fully understand, but that doesn’t mean you can’t expand your knowledge to try something new in the future! More complex bet types like Quaddies and First Fours can be quite lucrative if you can land them. 

Something else you need to consider is if the bookie has one of the best horse racing betting apps going around. If you’re betting on the go, they must have a well-developed app that you can use or at least a fully-optimised mobile website. This will ensure you can navigate to where you want and place your best easily and quickly.

Some bookies that, after careful consideration, we think are perfect for any punter include the likes of BetGalaxy, Bluebet and WellBet. These three bookies have a unique offering and it's certainly worth checking out our reviews on them if you want to learn some more about what they offer.

The Silver Eagle Field

The Silver Eagle field for 2024 is yet to be determined, but we will bring you all the information you’ve been looking for once the field has been announced, which happens each year during race week. Even though The Silver Eagle isn’t a Group 1 and hasn’t been around for very long, it still attracts a quality field each year, thanks to the prize money. 

If you’re not the type to be patient, there is a way that you can potentially get a sneak peek into which runners might be targeting The Silver Eagle. If the odds market is up and running, you should check it out because it will list all the runners that are currently more favoured in the market and therefore more likely to make an appearance in the race.

As we can’t give you The Silver Eagle field information for 2024 just yet, we’ve left up the field table for the list of runners that took part in the race in 2023. Check out all the information in the table below:

1PERICLESJames CummingsZac Purton1357.5kg
2COIN TOSSGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottBrett Prebble757.5kg
3RUTHLESS DAME (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJason Collett356.5kg
4MADAME POMMERYChris WallerHugh Bowman856.5kg
5YELLOW BRICKTony & Maddysen SearsCraig Williams556.5kg
6WILLIAMSBURGGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouJoshua Parr456.5kg
7SACRED SATONO (NZ)Bruce Wallace & Grant CooksleyMichael McNab1756.5kg
8KIBOUGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRegan Bayliss156.5kg
9NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus1656kg
10STRAIT ACEREdward CummingsTommy Berry256kg
11KOTEAnthony CummingsChad Schofield1556kg
12BENEDETTAJason WarrenDaniel Stackhouse1054.5kg
13WOLLOMBIPeter & Paul SnowdenSam Clipperton1854.5kg
14VIENNA PRINCESSChris WallerKerrin McEvoy654kg
15eRAZETAKris LeesDylan Gibbons (a)1154kg
16eGREBENIGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouJames Orman1456kg
17eGARZA BLANCACiaron Maher & David EustaceJames McDonald1256kg
18eSEBONACKMichael, Wayne & John HawkesZac Lloyd (a)956.5kg

For The Silver Eagle in 2023, we saw a nice and healthy field announced. There were 14 runners confirmed with an additional four emergencies, in case of any scratchings. In the end, we saw two pre-race scratchings, with both Madame Pommery and Wollombi being pulled from the race. This meant that the first two emergencies, Razeta and Grebeni, booked their spot in the field.

In horse racing, we see scratchings happen all the time, even in big races like The Silver Eagle, where there is $1 million in prize money on the line. So, why do scratchings even happen? Well, there are several reasons why, but the main reason would probably be if the horse is not fit enough to tackle the race as connections don’t want to risk injury.

When you’re looking into the final field, it’s a good idea to spend a little time checking out the barrier draw. The gate each runner jumps from can play a major role in how the race shakes out. Also, different horses have different race styles and can be more suited to an insider or wider barrier.

The Silver Eagle Form Guide

For any race, it’s important to look into the form guide, but for a race like The Silver Eagle, it can present some challenges as there isn’t a lot of history to the race and therefore not a lot of data. Races with a long history mean there is plenty of time for patterns to emerge in the data and those patterns can help point you in the direction of the next potential winner.

Even though there isn’t a lot of data yet surrounding The Silver Eagle, the team at OnlyRacing has done their best to provide valuable pieces of form guide that can help on your quest for choosing a runner to bet on for the upcoming race. Check out everything that we found below!

We usually see a lot of the same field from the Golden Rose Stakes in the previous year. The Golden Rose Stakes is for 3YOs, plus it is run at a similar distance to The Silver Eagle. The race is an ideal lead-up to The Golden Eagle, so look out for horses who had success in this race, as they may try their hand in the $10 million race! 

It’s important to look for a runner who has proven success at the 1,200m to 1,400m distance range as well as horses who have a good record at the Randwick track. Runners who have contested Group status races in Melbourne or Sydney will have some class and this is a minimum when it comes to The Silver Eagle.

So far, we’ve seen a little bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the results in The Silver Eagle. We have seen three males and two females win the race, but it seems to pay to focus on runners jumping from an inside barrier as we are yet to see a winner jump from outside barrier seven.

In terms of the odds for the winner, it’s also been a bit of a mixed bag. So far, we’ve seen two winners jump with single-digit odds and three runners jump with odds of $10+. In 2021, Aim won with odds of $34 and he is the biggest roughie to win The Silver Eagle to date.

The Silver Eagle Horses

While The Silver Eagle doesn’t have as long of a history as some of the other races on the calendar, we have already seen some high-quality horses compete and win the race. With $1 million on the line, the race has attracted a lot of attention and it usually leads to bigger and better things, like The Golden Eagle.

With only a few editions of The Silver Eagle under our belts, we didn’t have to make any tough decisions on which horses to feature. We are going to talk about all of the winning The Silver Eagle horses! Check out the details below:

The Inevitable - 2019

The Inevitable won the inaugural edition of The Silver Eagle in 2019. So far, the gelding has amassed almost $2 million in prize money and has a career record of 37:16-4-2. He has won a Group 3 race, placed in a Group 2 race and is so far unplaced in six attempts at Group 1 level.

Flit - 2020

Before winning The Silver Eagle in 2020, Flit won a Group 1 race in 2019, the Thousand Guineas. She finished her career with a record of 21:4-4-1 and almost $2 million in prize money. She also won at both Group 2 and Group 3 level. 

Aim - 2021

Aim only won four races in his career, but one of them was The Silver Eagle in 2021. This win in The Silver Eagle helped bump up his career prize money to almost $2 million. At Group level, his best result was third place in a Group 3. He contested two Group One races but didn’t place in them.

Vilana - 2022

After his victory in The Silver Eagle in 2022, Vilana went on to contest The Golden Eagle but ended up finishing in eighth place. Most of his success so far in his career has come at Group 3 level, where he has a record of 8:2-1-1. He is currently unplaced in five attempts at Group 1 level.

Vienna Princess - 2023

Vienna Princess won The Silver Eagle in 2023 and has so far amassed over $1 million in prize money. The mare’s career record stands at 19:4-4-0, at the time of writing. So far, she has attempted two Group 2s and one Group 1, where she was unplaced in all three attempts.

The Silver Eagle Odds

The Silver Eagle odds play a major role when it comes to betting on the race. Are you able to find a runner with some value? This all comes down to what the odds are! You may think you’ve found the winner of The Silver Eagle, but if the odds for that runner are something like $1.45, there isn’t a lot of value and you could be better off going down another path.

The good news is that there are plenty of horse racing markets to bet on, so you can find some value. You could even pop that $1.45 runner into a multi or something similar to get more bang for your buck. During race week is the time you’ll have the most options in terms of markets to choose from.

The first market that will be released is the Fixed Win and Place market. This market will be released well before race week, so if you have any early tips, you’ll be able to get your bets on before the race. As soon as the market is released, you’ll notice the odds are constantly changing. This is something to keep an eye on, so you don’t miss a good price.

Many factors go into influencing the odds and different bookies have slightly different factors, which is why there may be different prices for the same market/ runner. A good time to place your bets is when the market is listed as “Before Noms” because you’ll get your stake back if your horse doesn’t end up in the final field.

PlayUp hasn’t released their initial market for The Silver Eagle yet. We will keep an eye on their website and provide you with all The Silver Eagle odds when they become available.

The Silver Eagle History

The Silver Eagle only has a short history, with the first running of the race taking place in 2019. The first-ever race was won by The Inevitable, who was in fact the pre-race favourite. The race is known as the perfect lead-in to The Golden Eagle, which is run two weeks after The Silver Eagle.

Back in 2019, Racing NSW introduced a couple of new races, to compete with the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. The new races have done their job and now Sydney’s Spring Racing Carnival is one of the biggest horse racing carnivals on the calendar. 

With the newly-minted The Golden Eagle, Racing NSW formed what they refer to as the “Golden Slam”. If any runner can win the Golden Slipper (as a 2YO), the Golden Rose Stakes (as a 3YO) and The Golden Eagle (as a 4YO), they will receive a bonus of $5 million in prize money.

This in turn makes The Silver Eagle an important race to get right because many horses from this race will head to The Golden Eagle. The top three runners in The Silver Eagle will automatically qualify for The Golden Eagle. 

Racing NSW wanted to encourage more 3YOs to continue racing into their 4YO season and we think the $5 million bonus in prize money is certainly a massive incentive! So, while The Silver Eagle isn’t a Group 1, it still attracts a lot of attention due to it being the ideal lead-up to The Golden Eagle, which is worth $10 million.

The Silver Eagle Results

Want to know all the juicy details on what happened in the latest The Silver Eagle? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In our The Silver Eagle results section, we cover information on the finishing order of every single runner, a full race replay as well as a history of all the past winners of the race.

In the 2023 race, we saw $15 chance, Vienna Princess, claim victory. Vienna Princess was a last-start winner and beat Strait Acer by 1L. Strait Acer was paying a mammoth $10 just to place and ended up walking away with a cool $190,000 in prize money for his efforts.

The pre-race favourite, Pericles, finished in third place, 1.2L off the leader. The Silver Eagle in 2023 was run in a time of 1:14.85 and while all 14 runners in the race were split by a total of 22.81L, the top 11 finishers were split by under 5L, so it was a hotly contested race, that’s for sure!

Check out where each runner in The Silver Eagle finished below:

114VIENNA PRINCESSChris WallerKerrin McEvoy-654kg
210STRAIT ACEREdward CummingsTommy Berry1L256kg
31PERICLESJames CummingsZac Purton1.2L1057.5kg
412BENEDETTAJason WarrenDaniel Stackhouse1.68L854.5kg
53RUTHLESS DAME (NZ)Ciaron Maher & David EustaceJason Collett2.01L356.5kg
66WILLIAMSBURGGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouJoshua Parr2.53L456.5kg
77SACRED SATONO (NZ)Bruce Wallace & Grant CooksleyMichael McNab2.94L1456.5kg
815eRAZETAKris LeesDylan Gibbons (a)3.09L954kg
92COIN TOSSGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottBrett Prebble3.15L757.5kg
1016eGREBENIGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouJames Orman3.72L1156kg
119NEW ENDEAVOUR (IRE)Gai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus4.68L1356kg
128KIBOUGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRegan Bayliss8.91L156.5kg
135YELLOW BRICKTony & Maddysen SearsCraig Williams11.46L556.5kg
1411KOTEAnthony CummingsChad Schofield22.81L1256kg

The Silver Eagle Replay

See how the race unfolded for each runner in the full race replay of The Silver Eagle below:

The Silver Eagle Winners

The Silver Eagle has only been around for a handful of years, so we’ve got a table of every single winner of the race below. Check out which runners were good enough to claim victory:

2023Vienna Princess
2019The Inevitable

The Silver Eagle FAQs

If you’ve still got questions about The Silver Eagle, then our FAQs section is the perfect place for you! We’ve gone through and found the most common questions about the race and answered them in our The Silver Eagle FAQs section below:

Where to bet on The Silver Eagle?

The good news is that there are plenty of places to bet on The Silver Eagle, probably too many options if we’re being honest. But we have made the process of choosing a bookie as easy as possible by providing in-depth reviews on all the top bookies in Australia. Armed with all the time information, choosing a bookie becomes a lot easier.

How to bet on The Silver Eagle?

For The Silver Eagle, you’ll notice there are heaps of markets to choose from. We always recommend sticking to markets that you fully understand and you can find information on what markets are available with different bookies by checking out our bookie reviews page.

How to watch The Silver Eagle?

There are several different options if you’re looking to watch The Silver Eagle live, but can’t make it to Randwick Racecourse. Some of the most popular options include; free-to-air, Kayo, Foxtel or an Australian bookie (if they offer live-streaming services).

When is The Silver Eagle?

The Silver Eagle is scheduled for Saturday 19th October 2024 and will be one of the support races to The Everest.

How long is The Silver Eagle?

The Silver Eagle is a sprint race and is only 1,300 metres. As the race is only 1,300m, there is usually a small distance between the first and last runners across the finish line.

Where is The Silver Eagle?

The Silver Eagle takes place each year at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Who won the most recent edition of The Silver Eagle?

In 2023, we saw Vienna Princess win The Silver Eagle. The favourite, Pericles, finished in third place, 1.2L off the pace.

What is the prize money for The Silver Eagle?

While The Silver Eagle may not be a Group 1 race, there is still a lot of prize money up for grabs. Each year, runners fight it out for the lion’s share of the $1 million in prize money on offer.

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