The Golden Rose Stakes is run at Rosehill Racecourse either in August or September each year under set weight conditions. The race is run over the 1400 metre course and is open to three year old colts, fillies and geldings. Total prize money of $1 million dollars is on offer to the top ten finishing horses in the race. Races which prove to be good form indicators into this race include the Run to the Roses run over 1300 metres, the Silver Shadown Stakes for three year old fillies and the Group 3 Up and Coming Stakes for three year old colts.
The 2013 Golden Rose was won by Zoustar, who after missing the start jumped out second last. He tracked the majority of the race three wide but with a nice trail. On the turn Cassidy pulled him out widest in the straight and started a run that saw him claim the lead from Dissident at the 150 metre mark and go on to win by half a length. Bullpoint absolutely flew into third place and was probably looking for the mile.
Prior to 2003 the race was known as the Peter Pan Stakes and was run over the 1500 metres. Over the years it has been regraded several times. In 2005 it was graded as a listed race, rising to a Group 3 race in 2006, a Group 2 race in 2008 and then became a Group 1 race in 2009.