The Golden Slipper Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds held annually in April at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight conditions and is worth $3,500,000 in prizemoney. The 2013 Golden Slipper Stakes was won by Overreach from Sidestep with Sweet Idea third.
The Golden Slipper Stakes was first run in 1957 with prizemoney of 20,000 pounds and it has grown to become the world's richest race for two-year-old thoroughbreds and Sydney's showpiece event of the autumn carnival.
These races provide Golden Slipper ballot exemptions for winners as well as valuable experience over the course & distance for any two-year-olds planning to run in this $3,500,000 race. The Golden Slipper has an illustrious history and always attracts the very best 2yo gallopers each and every year.
More often than not winners of this race will go on to be stars of the turf, and some of the better two-year-olds to win a Slipper recently include Sepoy (2011), Miss Finland (2006), Dance Hero (2004), Belle de Jour (2000), Guineas (1997), Bint Marscay (1993), and the champion 2yo of his time Todman who won the inaugrual running of the race in 1957.
Headway (2nd in 2009) went on to win the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes on Derby Day at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup carnival, while Manhattan Rain (3rd in 2009) finished runner-up to So You Think in the time honoured Gr1 WS Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.
More recently, talented Gai Waterhouse colt Pierro (2012) managed to take out the Sydney autumn 2yo triple crown, winning the Gr1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes & Gr1 AJC Champagne Stakes at Randwick after winning the Golden Slipper. Guelph (4th in 2013) went on to win the AJC Sires produce Stakes after running fourth in the Golden Slipper.
Overreach (2013) won the Reisling Stakes over 1200m at Rosehill prior to winning this event and recent Golden Slipper winners have been Pierro (2012) and Sepoy (2011).
2013 Golden Slipper Stakes result
1. $2.80 Overreach 54.5 Tommy Berry
2. $11.00 Sidestep 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
3. $10.00 Sweet Idea 54.5 Jim Cassidy
4. $18.00 Guelph 54.5 Christian Reith
5. $26.00 Fast ’N’ Rocking 56.5 Steven Arnold
6. $9.50 Criterion 56.5 Hugh Bowman
7. $10.00 Villa Verde 54.5 Michael Rodd
8. $19.00 Charlie Boy 56.5 Glyn Schofield
9. $51.00 Windjammer 56.5 Peter Robl
10. $26.00 I’M All The Talk 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
11. $101.00 Va Pensiero 56.5 Tim Clark
12. $26.00 Romantic Moon 54.5 James McDonald
13. $16.00 Whittington 56.5 Nash Rawiller
14. $81.00 Kuroshio 56.5 Joshua Parr
15. $8.50 Ruud Awakening 54.5 Craig Williams
16. $61.00 Dothraki 56.5 Corey Brown
Golden Slipper Stakes recent winners & placegetters
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