The Silver Slipper Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds that takes place in late February or early March each year at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres under set weight conditions and worth $250,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Silver Slipper Stakes was won by Sunlight from Estijaab with Gongs third.
|Date:||Saturday 23rd February 2019|
|Track:||Rosehill racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||2yo - Set Weights|
The Silver Slipper Stakes is the first group race of the Sydney autumn racing carnival for both male and female two-year-olds and provides a good springboard for any youngsters with their eye on the premier 2yo race of the autumn, the $3.5 Million Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes in April. She Will Reign (2017) and Mossfun (2014) are the most recent two-year-olds to win the Silver Slipper Stakes & Golden Slipper Stakes double.
Raced over the sprint distance of 1100, the Silver Slipper Stakes offers a good hit out for two-year-olds planning to tackle upcoming 1200m races on their way to the Golden Slipper.
Races such as the Gr2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (F) and Gr2 Skyline Stakes (C&G) at Warwick Farm or the Gr2 Reisling Stakes (F) and Gr2 Todman Stakes (C&G) at Randwick will all be on the agenda for two-year-olds contesting this event, as they are raced over the same distance as the Golden Slipper Stakes.
Smart filly Sweet Idea (2013) went on to run third in the Golden Slipper Stakes after winning this event and she also managed to win the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas the following January at the Gold Coast racecourse in Queensland.
Sunlight (2018) took out the Magic Millions 2YO Classic on the Gold Coast before heading to Sydney to score an impressive win in this event and recent Silver Slipper Stakes winners include She Will Reign (2017) and Astern (2016).
1. $2.90 Sunlight 54.5 Tim Clark
2. $2.05 Estijaab 54.5 Brenton Avdulla
3. $8.00 Gongs 54.5 Glyn Schofield
4. $6.50 Neutrality 56.5 Blake Shinn
5. $51.00 Knievel 56.5 Corey Brown
Margins: 0.3 len, 6.8 len
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|2017||She Will Reign||Veranillo||Showtime||1:04.7|
|2014||Mossfun||Press Report||Risen From Doubt||1:06.2|
|2013||Sweet Idea||Whiskey Allround||Charlie Boy||1:06.3|
|2011||Satin Shoes||Elite Falls||Straight Gold||1:03.4|
|2010||Chance Bye||Ambers Waltz||Zutara||1:04.2|
|2008||Amelia's Dream||Hips Don't Lie||Glowlamp||1:02.9|
|2006||Plagiarize||Boom Time Savings||Five Ways||1:04.0|
|2005||Domesday||Flying Pegasus||Dr Green||1:04.0|
|2003||Hasna||Polar Success||Legally Bay||1:04.0|
|2002||Victory Vein||Chuckle||Air Of Grace||1:05.2|
|2001||Excellerator||Ha Ha||Donna Natalia||1:03.1|
|2000||French Braids||Kootoomootoo||King Of Danes||1:03.7|
|1998||Iglesia||Marrego||Star Of Hayley||1:03.6|
|1997||Run in Autumn||-||-|
|1994||Strategic||Sir Debonaire||Feathers Of Gold||1:05.2|
|1993||Dapper Magic||Jamine Star||Marwina||1:03.9|
|1990||Honey Be Quick||Soclosure||Zinders||1:04.2|
|1989||Triscay||Bounce Again||Nun's Chorus||1:04.2|
|1988||Show County||Vain Promise||Paris Opera||1:04.2|