The Inaugural Golden Easter Egg was first held at Wentworth Park, Sydney in 1990 over the 520m and has carried Group 1 status since its inception.
The event, which has reigned as the number one race in NSW, commences two weeks prior to Easter each year. Week one comprises heats, the second week sees semi finals conducted, with the series culminating on Easter Saturday night with the $250,000 to the winner final.
Prior to the introduction of the Million Dollar Chase, the Ladbrokes Golden Easter Egg was the richest race in NSW, and while it has lost that status, it still sits alongside the MDC as the most sought after events in the State.
The Ladbrokes Golden Easter Egg Carnival also comprises other Group and Listed events: the New Sensation, the Magic Maiden, Association Cup, The Ambrosoli and the Ultra Sense.
The time-honoured Golden Easter Egg has been won by some of the country's best chasers, including Ultra Sense in the inaugural year, Brett Lee, Rapid Journey, Tenthill Doll and in 2019 by Zipping Bailey.
2019 Ladbrokes Golden Easter Egg Winner - Zipping Bailey