Golden Slipper Stakes

Golden Slipper Stakes, Rosehill Racecourse

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 $3,500,000 prize purse, 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.

Note: The 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes was postponed until Saturday March 27th, 2021 due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions at Rosehill Gardens. 

Golden Slipper Stakes 2021 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 20th, 2021 (Postponed to Saturday March 27th, 2021) 
  • 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: $3,500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1957
  • 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes Winner: Stay Inside

golden slipper stakes 2021 RESULTS

The official 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday March 27, 2021 after being postponed a week due to heavy rainfall in Sydney. 

  1. #8 Stay Inside
  2. #5 Anamoe
  3. #4 Ingratiating

The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained colt Stay Inside was able to turn the tables on his last start conquer in the Group 2 Todman Stakes Anamoe with a powerhouse two-length win in the Golden Slipper Stakes 2021 results.

Golden Slipper Stakes Betting 2021

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 2021

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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 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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 who will win the Golden Slipper Stakes is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Fillies Factor – From 2010-21 six fillies beat home the boys in the Golden Slipper Stakes results. 
  • 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 2021

Early favourites in 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes betting include Todman Stakes runner-up Profiteer, Richard & Michael Freedman’s Extreme Choice colt Stay Inside who ran fourth in the same lead-up race and the returning Blue Diamond winner Artorius

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

Golden Slipper Stakes 2021 Field

The official 2021 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 2021 final field of 16 has been confirmed and includes two late entries led by the Blue Diamond champion Artorius drawn out in gate 13 as he looks to be the first to do the double since Sepoy (2011).

Note: The original 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes field and barriers will carry on from the postponed meeting to the race’s new date of March 27th, 2021. 

  • Scratchings Update: #10 O’President (8)

Golden Slipper Stakes 2021 Tips

Favourite: #2 Profiteer ($4 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #6 Home Affairs ($15 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #7 Kalashnikov ($31 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive 2021 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 2021

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 27th of March, 2021 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse after being postponed from its original date seven days earlier due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions

Slipper Day features an all-Black-Type card of eight Group races and a Listed event. Along with the Golden Slipper Stakes the other Group 1 races on the program are the: 

Golden Slipper Stakes Barrier Draw 2021

The 2021 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 2021

Early entries for the 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes closed in June of 2020 followed by a number of acceptance stages to narrow down the list of Golden Slipper Stakes nominations. 

Golden Slipper Stakes second acceptances 2021

Second acceptances for the 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes were taken by the Australian Turf Club (ATC) on Monday the 25th of January, 2021 revealing 383 two-year-olds still in the mix for the $3.5 million event on March 20.

Late entries for the Golden Slipper remain open until Monday the 15th of March at a cost or $150,000 to connections before the final acceptances close the following day.

Golden Slipper Stakes Weights 2021

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 16th of March, 2021 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above Golden Slipper Stakes Field section. 

Golden Slipper Stakes final Acceptances 2021

Final acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Tuesday the 16th of March, 2021 published in our above Golden Slipper Stakes Field section. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Jockeys 2021

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 with the confirmed Golden Slipper jockeys for 2021 to be published in our above Golden Slipper Stakes Field section. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 27th of March, 2021. 

2021 Golden Slipper Scratchings:

  • #10 O’President (8)

Golden Slipper Stakes Prize Money

The Golden Slipper Stakes prize purse is worth $3,500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth including a lucrative $2,000,000 going to the Golden Slipper winner. 

Place Prize Money
1st $2,000,000
2nd $600,000
3rd $300,000
4th $170,000
5th $110,000
6th $50,000
7th $50,000
8th $50,000
9th $50,000
10th $50,000

Golden Slipper Stakes Race Number 2021

The 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes is set to run as Rosehill Race 7 at 4:30pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 27th of March, 2021. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Golden Slipper Stakes Form Guide 2021

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for the 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes has been released.


Golden Slipper Stakes Live 2021

You can watch or listen to the 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Free To Air: Channel 7

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 1979, please check our Golden Slipper Stakes winners page.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
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