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 Autumn racing season, the Golden Slipper Stakes is a Group 1 race. With a $3,500,000 prize purse, it attracts some of Australia’s best two year old talent, though is usually a proving ground for local Sydney youngsters.

If you’re looking for a nice lead in to this race, look no further than the 1,200 metre Todman Stakes, taking place a fortnight earlier.

For over twenty-three years, the race had been held as a Principal Race. For four decades, it has been held as a Group 1 race.

Golden Slipper Stakes 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
  • 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

Golden Slipper Stakes Betting

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

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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 2018 Results

Place No. Barrier Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Weight Spread
1 11 14 Estijaab Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 54.5 kgs $8.50
2 12 10 Oohood Tony McEvoy Zac Purton 0.2 lengths 54.5 kgs $17
3 10 5 Sunlight Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1.5 lengths 54.5 kgs $5
4 1 4 Written By Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 1.8 lengths 56.5 kgs $4.80
5 15 11 Seabrook Mick Price Damien Oliver 2.1 lengths 54.5 kgs $13
6 4 15 Long Leaf David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 3.1 lengths 56.5 kgs $41
7 13 16 Fiesta Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3.3 lengths 54.5 kgs $26
8 8 3 Sandbar Brad Widdup Christian Reith 4 lengths 56.5 kgs $14
9 14 1 Sizzling Belle Nick Olive Ms Kathy O’Hara 4.2 lengths 54.5 kgs $91
10 3 8 Aylmerton Jean Dubois Tommy Berry 4.4 lengths 56.5 kgs $17
11 16 12 Secret Lady Gary Portelli Ben Melham 4.9 lengths 54.5 kgs $201
12 6 2 Ef Troop Tony Gollan Jason Collett 5 lengths 56.5 kgs $21
13 2 7 Santos Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5.1 lengths 56.5 kgs $16
14 5 13 Performer Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5.3 lengths 56.5 kgs $7.50
15 17 9 Qafila David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 8.3 lengths 54.5 kgs $41
16 7 6 Prairie Fire Mick Price Mark Zahra 11.7 lengths 56.5 kgs $31
19 0 Legend Of Condor Gerald Ryan
20 0 Spin Peter & Paul Snowden
9 0 Enbihaar David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster
18 0 Gongs James Cummings Tye Angland

Golden Slipper Stakes 2019 Odds

Early market odds for the top 40 nominations are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the Golden Slipper Stakes here.

(Please note that the odds below are from 18/02/2019, prior to nominations or acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds

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:

  • Age Matters – Because this is mainly a race for two year olds, you generally want a horse that is on the older side of two. Really young horses rarely win this race.
  • Fillies With Flair – In the past decade, fillies have taken first place more often than colts or geldings.
  • Golden Gai – As far as trainers go, Gai Waterhouse has had a high repeat rate when it comes to her runners taking first place.
  • Nothing Less Than Second Best – It’s not advisable to back a runner that didn’t come first or second in their last race prior to this one.
  • Local Lead Up – All winners for over 20 years have always come via a Sydney race meet prior to entering this race.

Golden Slipper Stakes Favourites

Early favourites include Tassort, Exhilarates, McLaren and Loving Gaby.

Golden Slipper Stakes 2019 Field

The field limit is 16. Once nominations have been accepted, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.

Horse Age Sex Past Winnings Trainer

Golden Slipper Stakes 2019 Tips

Favourite: Tassort.

Best Bet: Exhilarates.

Best Roughie: Amercement.

Golden Slipper Stakes Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 23rd of March, 2019.

Golden Slipper Stakes Barrier Draw

The 2018 Golden Slipper Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

Golden Slipper Stakes Nominations

Nominations close at 11 AM on 18th March, 2019.

Golden Slipper Stakes Weights

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 19th of March, 2019.

Golden Slipper Stakes Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9 AM on Wednesday 20 March, 2019.

Golden Slipper Stakes Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12 PM on Wednesday, 20th March, 2019.

Golden Slipper Stakes Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, 23rd March, 2019.

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.

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

Golden Slipper Stakes is race number 1 on the 23rd of March, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse.

Golden Slipper Stakes Form Guide

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 2019’s Golden Slipper Stakes has been released.

Golden Slipper Stakes Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 Golden Slipper Stakes live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National

Golden Slipper Stakes Winners

Winners of the Golden Slipper Stakes for the past nineteen years 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
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