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The Gold Rush: Date, how to watch, past winners, latest odds and more

The Gold Rush is a brand-new Group 3 Thoroughbred race for horses three-years-old and above that will take place at Ascot Racecourse, Perth, in December.

The Gold Rush is raced under weight-for-age conditions over 1400m at the Western Australian track, and despite being a Group 3 race, a bumper $1.5million is up for grabs.

It means that the Perth Summer Carnival will now be spread over five weekends, with The Gold Rush the feature race that will bring the curtain down on it.

Here is our guide to The Gold Rush.

WhatThe Gold Rush
WhereAscot Racecourse, Perth
WhenSaturday 16th December 2023
How to watchChannel 7
OddsAmelia’s Jewel 4.00, Alsephina 9.00, Super Smink 9.00, Vilana 9.00

What is The Gold Rush?

The Gold Rush is a Group 3 Thoroughbred horse race that takes place under weight-for-age conditions over a distance of 1400m.

The Gold Rush is a all new race for horses three-years-old and above and looks set to grow in stature year by year.

Those horses that race in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes at Ascot just a couple of weeks before are sure to be drawn towards The Gold Rush.

The Gold Rush Date

The Gold Rush will be raced on Saturday 16th December and will bring the curtain down on the new extended Perth Racing Carnival.

The opening weekend of the Carnival will be Champion Fillies day, before the Group 1 Railway Stakes, Winterbottom Stakes and Northerly Stakes will take place on separate weekends.

The Gold Rush will be the big feature race on the final weekend of the Carnival.

The Gold Rush - how to watch

The Gold Rush will be free-to-air on Channel 7 and on the 7Plus app.

How old is The Gold Rush?

The Gold Rush is brand new and was raced for the first time in 2022. The name was chosen following thousands of suggestions from readers of the Western Australian newspaper.

Western Australia has a proud and rich history of gold discovery dating back to the 1800s, so the name is the perfect fit.

Who has won The Gold Rush?

An interstate raider won the inaugural The Gold Rush in 2022.

The Astrologist, who was ridden by local jockey Willie Pike and trained by Leon and Troy Corstens took a surprise victory.

Kissonallforcheeks finished second, with Comfort Me taking third.

What is the prize money for The Gold Rush?

The total prize fund for The Gold Rush stands at $1.5million for the 2023 edition. The winner will take home approximately 60% of the prize money.

Who are the hot fancies to win The Gold Rush?

Amelia’s Jewel who has already enjoyed Group 1 success in Western Australia, is the hot fancy at 4.00 to win The Gold Rush.

Alsephina, Super Smink and Vilana can all be backed at 9.00.

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