The Golden Slipper Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds held annually in March 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 2018 Golden Slipper Stakes was won by Estijaab from Oohood with Sunlight 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 Sydney autumn racing carnival for two-year-olds.
Slipper day is the biggest race day of the Rosehill autumn carnival and the three-day Golden Slipper Festival over three consecutive Saturdays provides the perfect lead in to the two-day $18 Million The Championships the following week. The Gr1 Ranvet Stakes and Gr1 George Ryder Stakes take place alongside the Golden Slipper Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 24th March 2018|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Melbourne|
|Race Type:||2yo - Set Weights|
The Golden Slipper Stakes is the richest race for two-year-olds in Australia and is the premier event for youngsters in this country. There are a number of Slipper lead up races for two-year-olds at Rosehill including the Gr2 Reisling Stakes & Gr2 Magic Night Stakes for fillies and the Gr2 Todman Stakes & Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes for colts & geldings.
These races provide Golden Slipper ballot exemptions for winners as well as valuable race 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. Vancouver (2015) claimed the Todman Stakes & Golden Slipper when he scored an exciting victory in this event from a wide gate.
More often than not winners of this race will go on to be stars of the turf, and some of the classier two-year-olds to win a Slipper recently include Pierro (2012), Sepoy (2011), Miss Finland (2006), 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.
More recently, Yankee Rose (2nd in 2016) and Guelph (4th in 2013) went on to win the ATC Sires Produce Stakes after running in the Golden Slipper, while talented Gai Waterhouse colt Pierro (2012) claimed the Sydney autumn 2yo triple crown by winning the Gr1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes & Gr1 ATC Champagne Stakes at Randwick after taking out the Golden Slipper.
The newly upgraded Gr3 Black Opal Stakes should prove a good lead-up to the Golden Slipper in coming years as it is raced over the same distance two weeks earlier, however Catbird (1999) is the only two-year-old to claim the Black Opal Stakes & Golden Slipper Stakes double in its history.
Estijaab (2018) captured the Gr2 Reisling Stakes over 1200m at Randwick before showing great tenacity to win this event and recent Golden Slipper Stakes winners include She Will Reign (2017) and Capitalist (2016).
1. $8.50 Estijaab 54.5 Brenton Avdulla
2. $17.00 Oohood 54.5 Zac Purton
3. $5.00 Sunlight 54.5 Luke Currie
4. $4.80 Written By 56.5 Jordan Childs
5. $13.00 Seabrook 54.5 Damien Oliver
6. $41.00 Long Leaf 56.5 Blake Shinn
7. $26.00 Fiesta 54.5 Kerrin McEvoy
8. $14.00 Sandbar 56.5 Christian Reith
9. $91.00 Sizzling Belle 54.5 Ms Kathy O'Hara
10. $17.00 Aylmerton 56.5 Tommy Berry
11. $201.00 Secret Lady 54.5 Ben Melham
12. $21.00 Ef Troop 56.5 Jason Collett
13. $16.00 Santos 56.5 Tim Clark
14. $7.50 Performer 56.5 Hugh Bowman
15. $41.00 Qafila 54.5 Craig Williams
16. $31.00 Prairie Fire 56.5 Mark Zahra
Margins: 0.2 len, 1.3 len
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|2017||She Will Reign||Frolic||Tulip||1:15.0|
|2016||Capitalist||Yankee Rose||Flying Artie||1:10.5|
|2014||Mossfun||Earthquake||Bring Me The Maid||1:12.1|
|2010||Crystal Lily||Decision Time||More Strawberries||1:10.7|
|2009||Phelan Ready||Headway||Manhattan Rain||1:11.7|
|2008||Sebring||Von Costa De Hero||Portillo||1:12.9|
|2006||Miss Finland||Pure Energy||Churchill Downs||1:09.5|
|2004||Dance Hero||Charge Forward||Alinghi||1:08.6|
|2003||Polar Success||How Funny||Hasna||1:09.0|
|2002||Calaway Gal||Victory Vein||Choisir||1:08.8|
|2001||Ha Ha||Excellerator||Red Hannigan||1:08.9|
|2000||Belle Du Jour||Crowned Glory||Assertive Lad||1:09.5|
|1994||Danzero||St Covet||Racer's Edge||1:09.8|
|1993||Bint Marscay||Justice Prevails||Sports Works||1:08.8|
|1992||Burst||Clan O'sullivan||Loving Cup||1:10.2|
|1990||Canny Lad||With Me||Paklani||1:15.4|
|1989||Courtza||Paris Opera||Show County||1:12.8|
|1988||Star Watch||Comely Girl||Starting Lass||1:13.0|