Golden Slipper

1957 saw the first run of the prestigious Golden Slipper Stakes. Since then, over the last six decades, this race has gained increasing importance, not just on our own racing calendar, but has attracted attention from racing fans in so many other countries. Much of this has to do with the stellar prize fund, with its total now at $3.5 million. This makes it the world’s richest race for two-year-old thoroughbreds.

The Golden Slipper Day itself is a great way to spend an autumn Saturday. Taking yourself off to enjoy both the racing and the superb facilities on offer in western Sydney at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, you can watch four other terrific Group 1 events, as well as wait for the highlight as the Golden Slipper field gathers at the start of a hectic charge across 1200 metres of this sweeping course. Don’t be surprised though, as some seasoned watchers will still maintain it’s actually a proper six furlongs race.

How the runners qualify for the Golden Slipper Stakes

Entries into this field are hard-won. There are two main ways to have your 2-year-old thoroughbred in place at the start. The first is by winning one of the seven races that lead up to the Golden Slipper itself. These races are the Silver Slipper Stakes, the Pago Pago Stakes, the Reisling Stakes, the Magic Night Stakes, the Skyline Stakes, and the Sweet Embrace Stakes. That’s six; the final one is the Todman Stakes. Hark back to 1957, and that was the name of the famous chestnut that was first past the post on the day when the great Golden Slipper Stakes tradition began.

The second way to secure a position in the Golden Slipper field of sixteen, plus two emergencies, is by the level of prize money gained to this point by the horse during its short racing career. The result is that a group of hugely promising - but perhaps unpredictable thanks to their youth - horses gather to race for these huge financial rewards.

Golden Slipper Field and Odds

The chance to take a glorious gamble!

Which horses will win or place? Well, you’ll find many of the top online bookmaking firms anxious for you to try and pick your horses and place your bets with them. This is why the Golden Slipper odds will vary, one from another. This is also why so many punters, either those who see this as a consuming hobby, or who simply like the occasional bet on top events, know that our odds comparison tool is a superb way to check out what is available.

The fact is, it’s an unpredictable race (aren’t they all) because of the horses’ relative inexperience. This can make the choice of your preferred runners both a fact and a hunch based exercise. This then makes watching the runners getting ready to race an even more interesting and exciting experience.

2017 Golden Slipper Results

R7 Longines Golden Slipper 1200m

Heavy (9) $3,500,000 total 2yo. No sex restriction. Apprentices Cannot Claim. Open. Set Weight Rail: Out 3m Entire Circuit

1st
12 She Will Reign
J: B Melham
T: G Portelli
TIME 1:15.04
ODDS $8.00
2nd
13 Frolic
J: Tommy Berry
T: M J Freedman
MARG. 2.3L
ODDS $8.00
3rd
11 Tulip
J: K Mc Evoy
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
MARG. 5.1L
ODDS $8.00
4th
8 Menari
J: C W Brown
T: G A Ryan
MARG. 5.2L
ODDS $21.00
5th
15 Houtzen
J: J Lloyd
T: A J Edmonds
MARG. 5.7L
ODDS $4.40
6th
3 Trapeze Artist
J: Tim Clark
T: G A Ryan
MARG. 8.0L
ODDS $21.00
7th
5 Diamond Tathagata
J: G Schofield
T: Mark Newnham
MARG. 10.5L
ODDS $31.00
8th
2 Veranillo
J: B Avdulla
T: James Cummings
MARG. 10.9L
ODDS $41.00
9th
17 Chauffeur
J: J Parr
T: M, W & J Hawkes
MARG. 11.3L
ODDS $21.00
10th
16 Madeenaty
J: Regan Bayliss
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
MARG. 14.6L
ODDS $51.00
11th
1 Pariah
J: B Shinn
T: P & P Snowden
MARG. 17.4L
ODDS $10.00
12th
6 Trekking
J: W Buick
T: James Cummings
MARG. 17.5L
ODDS $21.00
13th
4 Single Bullet
J: T Angland
T: G Portelli
MARG. 23.3L
ODDS $31.00
14th
10 Formality
J: Ryan Moore
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
MARG. 24.2L
ODDS $41.00
15th
14 Teaspoon
J: D Dunn
T: M J Freedman
MARG. 24.4L
ODDS $51.00
16th
9 Catchy
J: Craig Williams
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
MARG. 26.5L
ODDS $6.50

2017 Golden Slipper Form Guide

1. Pariah (4)
B Shinn
P & P Snowden
56.5kg

Best Odds

2. Veranillo (11)
B Avdulla
James Cummings
56.5kg

Best Odds

3. Trapeze Artist (5)
Tim Clark
G A Ryan
56.5kg

Best Odds

4. Single Bullet (3)
T Angland
G Portelli
56.5kg

Best Odds

5. Diamond Tathagata (7)
G Schofield
Mark Newnham
56.5kg

Best Odds

6. Trekking (18)
W Buick
James Cummings
56.5kg

Best Odds

7. Invader (15)
J Bowman
P & P Snowden
56.5kg
Scratched
8. Menari (1)
C W Brown
G A Ryan
56.5kg

Best Odds

9. Catchy (8)
Craig Williams
D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54.5kg

Best Odds

10. Formality (2)
Ryan Moore
D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54.5kg

Best Odds

11. Tulip (10)
K Mc Evoy
D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54.5kg

Best Odds

12. She Will Reign (13)
B Melham
G Portelli
54.5kg

Best Odds

13. Frolic (17)
Tommy Berry
M J Freedman
54.5kg

Best Odds

14. Teaspoon (14)
D Dunn
M J Freedman
54.5kg

Best Odds

15. Houtzen (16)
J Lloyd
A J Edmonds
54.5kg

Best Odds

16. Madeenaty (9)
Regan Bayliss
D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
54.5kg

Best Odds

17. Chauffeur (19)
J Parr
M, W & J Hawkes
56.5kg

Best Odds

18. Showtime (6)
-
M, W & J Hawkes
56.5kg
Scratched
19. The Mission (12)
-
P M Perry
56.5kg
Scratched