Field limited to a maximum of Eighteen (18) starters, plus up to four (4) emergencies to be determined at final acceptance time.
Of $10,000,000 and Trophies. 10% or $1 million of prizemoney is paid to nominated charities as selected by the Managing owner. Respective charities will be required to be nominated to Racing NSW by Tuesday 25 October 2022, or as otherwise notified to connections.
3. WEIGHT SCALE
NH* 3yo (Termed 4YO under AR)
*NH or Northern Hemisphere refers to horses sired north of the equator, and foaled between the 1st of January and the 31st of July.
4. NOMINATION AND ACCEPTANCE
NOMINATIONS: 12 noon Monday 5th September 2022
FIRST ACCEPTANCE (& LATE ENTRY) 12 noon Tuesday 27th September 2022
FINAL ACCEPTANCE – 9am on Tuesday, 25th October 2022
BARRIER DRAW – Tuesday 25th October 2022
5. BALLOT CONDITIONS
The following races will be exempt from Ballot;
Winner of the ATC Golden Rose (G1) 2021
Winner of the ATC Randwick Guineas (G1) 2022
Winner of the ATC Arrowfield Sprint (G2) 2022
Winner, 2nd and 3rd placegetter in the ATC Epsom Handicap (G1) 2022
Winner, 2nd and 3rd placegetter in the ATC Silver Eagle 2022
Should it become necessary to reduce the number of acceptors, the excess horses shall be rejected, commencing with the horses with the lowest NSW Benchmark Handicap Rating at final acceptances shall be the first rejected, this procedure will continue until the safety limit is reached.
Should a further ballot be required between horses with the same NSW Benchmark rating figure then the ballot will be by prizemoney and the horse with the lowest aggregate prizemoney in their last 3 starts shall be eliminated first.
6. BONUS – GOLDEN SLAM
A $5 million bonus will be offered to any horse that can win the Longines Golden Slipper, Golden Rose and the Golden Eagle.
7. GENERAL MATTERS
7.1 The Race will be conducted under the Rules of Racing, being the Australian Rules of Racing and Racing NSW’s Local Rules of Racing, a copy of which is available from Racing NSW’s website.
7.2 The Race is scheduled to be run on Saturday 29th October 2022 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. However, RNSW and ATC may, in their absolute discretion, run the Race at any Sydney metropolitan racecourse within 8 days of the scheduled date of 29th October 2022.
7.3 Racing NSW may refuse the nomination and/or acceptance of any horse in the Race for any reason permissible under the Rules of Racing. Further, in the event that the nomination and/or acceptance of a horse in the Race is refused, or the horse is scratched or disqualified under the Rules of Racing, then the Rules of Racing apply in respect of any prizemoney.
7.4 The Board of Racing NSW and or Australian Turf Club reserve the right to decline any nomination and/or acceptance lodged with Racing NSW, ATC or Trainers Service Centre (TSC) from a licensed trainer with outstanding debts from any Group or Listed race previously conducted by the ATC.
7.5 Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club may at their absolute discretion reject the declaration of a horse that is not regarded as being of metropolitan standing.
7.6 All nomination and acceptance fees shown are inclusive of GST.
7.7 Nominations for the above race shall only be received on condition that the Rules of Racing and Regulations of Racing NSW now or hereafter in force shall be binding in all respects.
7.8 AR.179. For the purpose of calculating the value of prizemoney earned in other countries by a horse which is entered for an Australian race, the rate of exchange shall be used which was current on the first working day of January of the year in which such prizemoney was earned, as determined by a Trading Bank nominated by the Australian Racing Board.
7.9 All currency amounts quoted are in Australian Dollars ($AUD).
7.10 If Racing NSW receives a Racing NSW veterinary report after the Race Acceptances Date and before 7.30am on the day of the Race that a particular horse is not, or cannot reasonably be expected to be, fit to compete in the Race, then Racing NSW under the Rules of Racing may scratch the horse.
8. DECLARATIONS OF ACCEPTANCE
All acceptances must be lodged in Australia via the Trainers Service Centre (TSC).
Australian Turf Club Ltd Locked Bag 3 Randwick NSW 2031 (02) 9663 8400 Fax (02) 9662 1447