The Todman Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-old colts & geldings that takes place each March at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight conditions and worth $300,000 in prize money. The 2020 Todman Stakes was won by Farnan from Tagaloa with Blondeau third.
Held on the same day as the Group 1 Randwick Guineas, the winner of the Todman Stakes is exempt from ballot for the Golden Slipper Stakes.
|Date:||Saturday 6th March 2021|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||2yo C&G - Set Weights|
The Todman Stakes is a race for two-year-old colts & geldings only and is generally used as a lead up race to the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes, which is held later in the month over the same distance at Rosehill. Vancourver (2015) and Pierro (2012) are the most recent winners of the Todman Stakes & Golden Slipper Stakes double. Pierro also took out the Group 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes the following month at Randwick.
Prior to that, Phelan Ready (2nd in 2009) went on to win the 2009 Golden Slipper Stakes after finishing second in this event, while Real Saga (2009) ran fourth in the Slipper. Talented colt Capitalist (2nd in 2016) captured the Golden Slipper following his second placing here.
The Todman Stakes typically attracts 2yo males on their way to the Slipper, and being run at level weights it generally suits the classier types engaged. The winner of this race has the luxury of being exempt from the Golden Slipper ballot, which ensures a run is guaranteed in the $3.5 million race.
Colts & geldings tackling this race may have previously run in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes earlier in the carnival at Warwick Farm, and they also have the option of heading to the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes the following week at Rosehill, before running in the Slipper.
Yes Yes Yes (2019) resumed from a spell to win this event in quality style for Rosehill trainer Chris Waller and recent Todman Stakes winners include Aylmerton (2018) and Gunnison (2017).
1. $1.80 Farnan 55.5 Hugh Bowman
2. $3.80 Tagaloa 55.5 Michael Walker
3. $20.00 Blondeau 55.5 Nash Rawiller
4. $6.50 Global Quest 55.5 James McDonald
5. $21.00 On The Lead 55.5 Tommy Berry
6. $17.00 Blaze A Trail 55.5 Tim Clark
Margins: 1.8 len, 2.8 len
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|2019||Yes Yes Yes||Bellevue Hill||Dubious||1:08.4|
|2016||Kiss And Make Up||Capitalist||Weatherly||1:09.5|
|2013||Criterion||Fast 'n' Rocking||Havana||1:10.7|
|2010||Masquerader||Decision Time||Carved In Stone||1:11.4|
|2009||Real Saga||Phelan Ready||Purdey||1:11.5|
|2006||Diego Garcia||Just Mambo||My Middi||1:11.6|
|2005||Written Tycoon||Domesday||Flying Pegasus||1:12.0|
|2004||Charge Forward||Dane Shadow||Samboy||1:10.3|
|2003||Exceed And Excel||Untouchable||Niello||1:10.6|
|2000||Great Crusader||Lord Dane||Phoenix Park||1:10.0|
|1997||General Nediym||Special Dane||Dance Beat||1:09.7|
|1996||Flavour||Magic Of Sydney||Batavian||1:11.1|
|1995||Octagonal||Our Maizcay||Tuscany Flyer||1:09.4|
|1993||Justice Prevails||Keltrice||Sparkling Bletch||1:09.3|
|1990||Auranch||Pagan Jest||The Austrian||1:11.2|
|1988||Full And By||Astrologist||Molokai Prince||1:12.3|