1400m, $1 million, three-year-olds, set weights
*The race was called Peter Pan Stakes until 2002. The following year In Top Swing won the first running of the Golden Rose worth $1 million
*Elevated to Group One status in 2009 when Denman won
*Colts and geldings dominate this race. No filly has won the race since it became a Group One.
*Jockey Hugh Bowman has won four times
*Crown Lodge/Darley/Godolphin team have won the race six times
*Richest Group One race for the three-year-olds in the Sydney spring
*Kingston Town (1979), Sir Dapper (1983), Handy Proverb (1985), Drought (1986), Big Dreams (1991), March Hare (1993), Flying Spur (1995), Fairway (1999), Paratroopers (2005), Forensics (2008), Denman (2009), Epaulette (2012), Hallowed Crown (2014), Exosphere (2015), Trapeze Artist (2017), The Autumn Sun (2018).
*Trainer Chris Waller won the Golden Rose in 2013 with Zoustar and was successful again last year with The Autumn Sun
*The field this year boasts two Group One winners, Prince Fawaz (J J Atkins) and Castelvecchio (Champagne Stakes) who have barrier five and three respectively
*Favourite Bivouac has drawn barrier six in a field of eight, while main rival Exceedance has drawn barrier seven
WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS ARE SAYING:
* “He really flew to the line in the Run To The Rose and put in a fantastic Golden Rose trial. I’d say that he’s going to be ready to run another big race.The Golden Rose is 1400 and Bivouac has got to get up and do it. But we are not going to pull him out of the race out of the unknown” – Bivouac’s trainer James Cummings
* “It’s worked out perfectly, having the drop back in distance I haven’t had to do too much with him, I’ve just kept him nice and fresh. He’s ready” – Castelvecchio’s trainer Richard Litt.
* Yes Yes Yes races from a good gate in barrier two in a field of eight. His first-up run was excellent and he has come on nicely thanks to that run. Kubrick is also more of a three-year-old type than a two-year-old but certainly did a great job at two, from only three starts. He has drawn to the inside of Yes Yes Yes which should mean they both get economical runs and be there ready to go when called upon” Chris Waller on his stable’s two runners