Golden Slipper Stakes

Golden Slipper Stakes

Winners, Past Results and History for the Golden Slipper Stakes.

The Golden Slipper Stakes contested by the best two-year-old Australian thoroughbred horses at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney is undoubtedly one of the richest events in its category.

The Group 1 race hosted by the Australian Turf Club is run over a distance of 1200 meters under set weight conditions. The Golden Slipper is held on the first Saturday in April during the autumn racing carnival. Punters have a great day to look forward to with four other Group 1 races which include the George Ryder Stakes, Queen of the Turf Stakes, Storm Queen Stakes and The BMW.

Prize money worth $3.5 million is at stake in the Golden Slipper Stakes with the classiest sprinters on the Australian turf coming under the starter's orders.

Horses, jockeys, trainers and owners have all contributed the Golden Slippers illustrious history with many making it to the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup. Leading up to the Golden Slipper are the Pago Pago Stakes and the Todman Stakes for colts and geldings, and the Reisling Stakes are lead up races which punters ought to use as a form guide. The Magic Night Stakes for fillies is another race that has the top two year old fillies warm up for the Golden Slipper Stakes.

In addition, winners of these races are exempt from ballot for the Golden Slipper. 2011 Golden Slipper winner, Sepoy, came into the race with a major victory in the Todman Stakes.

Golden Slipper Stakes winners usually move on to greater success during their career as sprinters or middle distance runners. The Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes held at Flemington on Derby Day and the Group 1 WS Cox Plate at the Moonee Valley track are among the major races that top performers in the Golden Slipper may head for during the season.

Runner up in 2009, Headway won the Coolmoore Stud Stakes while third placed Manhattan Rain ran a close second in the Cox Plate in the same year. Over the years, males seem to get the better of the females with 12 winners over the last two decades. The two horses to win the Sweet Embrace Stakes/Golden Slipper double are Ha Ha in 2001 and Crystal Lily in 2010.

The Golden Slipper was initiated by committeeman of the Sydney Turf Club, George Ryder with the first winner being Todman in 1957. Jockey Shane Dye steered four horses to the winning post between 1989 and 1992, equaling jockey R. Quinton's record between 1982 and 1987. Trainer Bart Cummings and late TJ Smith have each saddled six winners.

Year Golden Slipper Stakes Winners
2017 She Will Reign
2016 Capitalist
2015 Vancouver
2014 Mossfun
2013 Overreach
2012 Pierro
2011 Sepoy
2010 Crystal Lily
2009 Phelan Ready
2008 Sebring
2007 Forensics
2006 Miss Finland
2005 Stratum
2004 Dance Hero
2003 Polar Success
2002 Calaway Gal
2001 Ha Ha
2000 Belle Du Jour
1999 Catbird
1998 Prowl
1997 Guineas
1996 Merlene
1995 Flying Spur
1994 Danzero
1993 Bint Marscay
1992 Burst
1991 Tierce
1990 Canny Lad
1989 Courtza
1988 Star Watch
1987 Marauding
1986 Bounding Away
1985 Rory's Jester
1984 Inspired
1983 Sir Dapper
1982 Marscay
1981 Full On Aces
1980 Dark Eclipse
1979 Century Miss
1978 Manikato
1977 Luskin Star
1976 Vivarchi
1975 Toy Show
1974 Hartshill
1973 Tontonan
1972 John's Hope
1971 Fairy Walk
1970 Baguette
1969 Vain
1968 Royal Parma
1967 Sweet Embrace
1966 Storm Queen
1965 Reisling
1964 Eskimo Prince
1963 Pago Pago
1962 Birthday Card
1961 Magic Night
1960 Sky High
1959 Fine And Dandy
1958 Skyline
1957 Todman
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