Silver Slipper Stakes
Winners and Past Results for the Silver Slipper Stakes
The Silver Slipper Stakes is a Group 2 race for two year old horses held during the autumn racing carnival at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney in February.
The 1100 metre sprint race is run under set weight conditions with $200,000 offered to the winning connections by the Australian Turf Club.
The event is the first up among group races for two year olds in autumn with a number of juveniles aiming for the prestigious Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes in April at the same track. Although the event may not field all the top liners it does have a reputation of producing a few stars of the turf.
Other than the Golden Slipper, the 1200 M Group 2 Reisling Stakes is one other feature race that some of the horses might consider a fortnight later at Rosehill. The Group 2 Todman Stakes over an extended distance of 1200 metres at Rosehill around three weeks later may also attract a field of horses from the Silver Slipper. Top performers who prove their mettle to travel the mile may also find a place in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes later during the carnival.
Being a race for two year olds, horses could use a variety of listed races as a warm up to the Silver Slipper Stakes or may even come in from a spell.
Two year old fillies first came under the starter's orders in the Silver Slipper Stakes in 1963. It remained a principal race until 1978 after which it was granted Group 2 status by the ATC. Among the notable group of Silver Slipper Stakes winners are Baguette in 1969, Triscay in 1989, Excellerator in 2001, and Domesday in 2005.
2013 Silver Slipper Stakes
As the field jumped, All The Talk and Kuroshio cleared out, with the pair opening up a big margin. At the head of the chasing bunch was Sweet Idea, but the filly, and the rest of the field, were giving All The Talk and Kuroshio a big head start as they steamed past the 600 metre mark. The leading pair were still a fair way in front at the top of the straight and it wasn't until the 200 metre mark that the chasers drew level, with Sweet Idea and Whiskey Allround coming home strongly. Sweet Idea finished the best, winning by just a neck over Whiskey Allround and Charlie's Boy back in third.
2013 Silver Slipper Stakes result
1. Sweet Idea
2. Whiskey Allround
3. Charlie's Boy
4. All The Talk
5. Regimental Pride
8. Romantic Moon
10. Brilliant Bisc
12. Never Can Tell
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