Golden Slipper Stakes

2022 Golden Slipper Winner Fireburn | Photo: Steve Hart | Neds

Looking for early info on this year’s Golden Slipper Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,200 metres every Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes is the world’s richest race for two-year-olds. With a $5,000,000 prize purse as of 2022, it attracts  Australia’s best two year old talent and is contested towards the end of March at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse. 

Contested since 1957, the Golden Slipper Stakes was first won by Todman. The race named in his honour, the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) held a fortnight earlier, now makes a key lead-up into the coveted juvenile’s feature with the double most recently completed by Vancover (2015).

The Todman Stakes winner gains automatic entry into the Golden Slipper Stakes field, as does the winning filly out of the female’s equivalent contest held on the same day – the Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m). Estijaab (2018) was the last filly to complete the Reisling – Golden Slipper double.

Trainer Gai Waterhouse holds the record of having prepared an incredible seven Golden Slipper Stakes winners, her latest being Farnan (2020) who she co-trained in partnership with Adrian Bott. The 2020 Golden Slipper results saw Waterhouse surpass the previous training record of six wins, held by her late father T.J. Smith.

The Golden Slipper is now also the opening leg of the coveted “Grand Slam” series of races that continues for three-year-olds with the Golden Rose and concludes with the four-year-olds in the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle – a $5 million bonus on offer for any horse that manages to win all three events over their career.

Golden Slipper Stakes 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 19th, 2022
  • Track Location: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,200 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Two year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 1
  • Operator: Australian Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $5,000,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1957
  • 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes Winner: Fireburn

golden slipper stakes 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday March 19, 2022. 

  1. #12 Fireburn
  2. #3 Best Of Bordeaux
  3. #8  Coolangatta

Fireburn ($12) handed trainer Gary Portelli with his second success in the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the last start Sweet Embrace Stakes winning filly powering home late off a weaving ride by Brenton Avdulla to dominate the 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes results.

Golden Slipper Stakes Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Golden Slipper Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Golden Slipper Stakes
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Golden Slipper Stakes.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Golden Slipper Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Golden Slipper Stakes, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the Golden Slipper Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Golden Slipper Stakes to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Golden Slipper Stakes to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Golden Slipper Stakes to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the Golden Slipper Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Golden Slipper Stakes in 2022

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  2. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  3. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Golden Slipper Stakes Betting above).
  4. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Golden Slipper Stakes 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Golden Slipper Stakes

The best way to pick which horse will win the Golden Slipper Stakes in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, look for the proven Group performers and the Sydney-trained youngsters in the race. 

Additional factors to consider when picking the Golden Slipper Stakes winner include:

  • Fillies Factor – From 2010-22 seven fillies beat home the boys in the Golden Slipper Stakes results most recently Fireburn (2022). 
  • Golden Gai – Gai Waterhouse has trained more Golden Slipper winners than any other trainer having won the race for the seventh time in 2020 with Farnan. 
  • Local Lead Up – No Golden Slipper Stakes winner in over 20 years has come off a non-Sydney lead-up race. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Favourites 2022

Early favourites in 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes betting include Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly Coolangatta and $1 million Golden Gift winning colt Sejardan won took out the Todman Stakes last start. 

Farnan ($4.80 in 2020) was the last Golden Slipper favourite to win.

Golden Slipper Stakes 2022 Field

The official 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes field of final acceptances is announced on the Tuesday of race week and will be published in full below once confirmed. 

The Golden Slipper Stakes 2022 final field and barrier draw is now out with the capacity field dominated numbers-wise by nine fillies led by the widely-drawn favourite, Magic Millions Classic winner Coolangatta in gate 14.

2022 Golden Slipper Scratchings: 

  • #4 Shalatin (5) 
  • #18e Millane (1)
  • #19e Semillion (18)
  • #20e Man In The Mirror (4)

Joe Pride’s Todman third place-getter #4 Shalatin (5) has been scratched from the Slipper field on vet’s advice after displaying lameness in the off-fore leg due to a plating issue, paving the way for Annabel Neasham’s Pago Pago runner-up Sweet Ride to gain a start. 

Golden Slipper Stakes 2022 Tips

Favourite: #8 Coolangatta ($4.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #16 She’s Extreme ($8.50 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #9 Revolutionary Miss ($17 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive 2022 Golden Slipper tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview published on the Neds Blog.


Golden Slipper Stakes Race Day 2022

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 19th of March, 2022 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.  

2022 Golden Slipper Day features eight Group races. Along with the Golden Slipper Stakes the other Group 1 races on the program are the: 

Golden Slipper Stakes Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Golden Slipper Stakes Field section. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Nominations 2022

Early entries for the 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes closed in June of 2021 followed by a number of acceptance stages to narrow down the list of Golden Slipper Stakes nominations. 

Golden Slipper Stakes second acceptances 2022

Second acceptances for the 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes are taken by the Australian Turf Club (ATC) on Monday the 18th of January, 2022.

Late entries for the Golden Slipper remain open until Monday the 14th of March at a cost or $150,000 to connections before the final acceptances close the following day.

The Golden Slipper 2022 second acceptances attracted 339 two-year-old hopefuls led in betting by the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly Coolangatta.

Golden Slipper Stakes Weights 2022

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings race at 56.5 kilograms. Fillies race at 54.5 kgs. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Tuesday the 15th of March, 2022 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Golden Slipper Stakes Field section. 

Golden Slipper Stakes final Acceptances 2022

Final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Tuesday the 15th of March, 2022 published in our above Golden Slipper Stakes Field section. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 16th March, 2022 with the confirmed Golden Slipper jockeys for 2021 to be published in our above Golden Slipper Stakes Field section. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 19th of March, 2022. 

2022 Golden Slipper Scratchings: 

  • #4 Shalatin (5) 
  • #18e Millane (1)
  • #19e Semillion (18)
  • #20e Man In The Mirror (4)

Golden Slipper Stakes Prize Money 2022

The Golden Slipper Stakes prize purse is worth $5,000,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth as of 2022. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Race Number 2022

The 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes is set to run as Rosehill Race 8 at 4:45pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 19th of March, 2022. There are ten races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Golden Slipper Stakes Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes Form Guide following final acceptances. 


Golden Slipper Stakes Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

Streaming: Racing NSW

Golden Slipper Stakes Winners

Winners of the Golden Slipper Stakes going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below. For a full list of winners going back to 1957, please check our Golden Slipper Stakes winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Fireburn Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 54.5 kgs 1:12.79
2021 Stay Inside Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 56.5 kgs 1:10.76
2020 Farnan Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 56.5 kgs 1:10.19
2019 Kiamichi James Cummings Damian Lane 54.5 kgs 1:12.82
2018 Estijaab Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 54.5 kgs 1:12.01
2017 She Will Reign Gary Portelli Ben Melham 54.5 kgs 1:15.04
2016 Capitalist Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 56.5 kgs 1:10.59
2015 Vancouver Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 56.5 kgs 1:09.74
2014 Mossfun Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 54.5 kgs 1:12.17
2013 Overreach Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 54.5 kgs 1:11.00
2012 Pierro Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 56.5 kgs 1:09.74
2011 Sepoy Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 56.5 kgs 1:10.05
2010 Crystal Lily Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Brett Prebble 54.5 kgs 1:10.78
2009 Phelan Ready Bruce McLachlan Brad Rawiller 56.5 kgs 1:11.78
2008 Sebring Gai Waterhouse Glen Boss 56.5 kgs 1:12.88
2007 Forensics John Hawkes Damien Oliver 54.5 kgs 1:09.33
2006 Miss Finland David Hayes Craig Williams 54.5 kgs 1:09.52
2005 Stratum Paul Perry Lenny Beasley 56.5 kgs 1:09.67
2004 Dance Hero Gai Waterhouse Chris Munce 56.5 kgs 1:08.60
2003 Polar Success Graeme Rogerson Danny Beasley 53.5 kgs 1:09.07
2002 Calaway Gal Bruce Brown Scott Seamer 52.5 kgs 1:08.81
2001 Ha Ha Gai Waterhouse Jim Cassidy 52.5 kgs 1:08.94
2000 Belle Du Jour Clarry Conners Lenny Beasley 52.5 kgs 1:09.51