Golden Pendant

  • Date: Saturday September 24, 2016
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $400,000

2016 Golden Pendant News

First Seal To Myer Classic After Tristarc Stakes Win

First Seal To Myer Classic After Tristarc Stakes Win

First Seal will head to the 2016 Myer Classic at Flemington in a fortnight after she returned to winning form in the Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon.

First Seal will go to the Group 1 Myer Classic after winning the Tristarc Stakes at Caulfield. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos

First Seal was well-backed when …

The 2016 Golden Pendant is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney spring racing carnival. It was formerly known as the ‘Research Stakes’ and is for fillies and mares aged three and up.

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The race is run across a trip of 1200m and is worth a hefty $400,000.

It is held on the same card as the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes, the middle day of the Randwick carnival.

The race was first changed from the Research Stakes in 2011.

The Golden Pendant is held towards the end of September and as such the majority of horses tend to have had a run before starting here.

That said some will tackle it first up and Screen won doing it this way at big odds in 2011.

If a horse has run before this though it’s likely to have come through the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes at Rosehill a couple of weeks earlier.

The Australian Turf Club are pushing to have this event lifted in status which is why there’s such good prize money on offer. In 2012, the distance was increased to 1400m. In 2015, the Golden Pendant was upgraded to Group 2 status.

Given the quality of previous winners it seems likely the Golden Pendant will be promoted sometime in the near future.

Spinning Hill won the Golden Pendant back in 2000 while Fumble got up in 2005.

Since then the great Hot Danish took out the 2009 instalment with Trim getting it done in 2010.

2016 Golden Pendant Field

The Golden Pendant field regularly attracts some of the best fillies and mares on the NSW racing circuit. Outside of that, some interstate and foreign horses tend to crop up occasionally. The considerable prize money and associated prestige tends to draw quite a few very talented horses to the Golden Pendant field.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1226x1240x FIRST SEAL John P Thompson Blake Shinn 3 58kg 109
2 0x3600x114 TYCOON TARA Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 2 57kg 106
3 x149x2515x ZANBAGH John P Thompson Glyn Schofield 9 57kg 102
4 4x64027x10 PEARLS John O’Shea James McDonald 1 57kg 95
5 2231122×41 HEAVENS ABOVE Tim Martin Tye Angland 4 56.5kg 103
6 811x17723x AMMIRATA Joseph Pride Jay Ford 5 56kg 90
7 13x70331x5 SERENE MAJESTY Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 6 56kg 89
8 1x220313x6 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp James Orman 7 55kg 88
9 13395262×4 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer Christian Reith 8 55kg 86
10 11422×20 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Tim Clark 10 55kg 86

2016 Golden Pendant Nominations

The Golden Pendant nominations regularly draw considerable numbers of well-proven horses. There are always a few wildcards among the Golden Pendant nominations, although the final field usually presents a strong race. The 2016 Golden Pendant nominations will be uploaded here on Monday, September 19th.

Golden Pendant Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Golden Pendant since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Tycoon Tara 2 Dixie Blossoms 3 Pearls  1:22.6
2015 1 Peeping 2 Two Blue 3 Berry Delicious  1:23.0
2014 1 Arabian Gold 2 Catkins 3 My Sabeel  1:22.7
2013 1 Sharnee Rose 2 Red Tracer 3 Bennetta  1:23.1
2012 1 More Joyous 2 Skyerush 3 Forarainyday  1:25.4
2011 1 Screen 2 Gybe 3 Ofcourseican  1:09.9
2010 1 Trim 2 Montana Flyer =2 3 Girl Hussler =2  1:09.8
2009 1 Hot Danish 2 Madame Pedrille 3 Beaucoup  1:10.6
2008 1 Judged 2 Illuminates 3 Nediyms Dream  1:11.0
2007 1 Race Not Run 2 3  
2006 1 Coolroom Candidate 2 Napa Sky 3 Kakakakatie  1:11.1
2005 1 Fumble 2 Battle Maiden 3 One In A Million  1:09.5
2004 1 Besame Mucho 2 Chatelaine 3 Covet Thee  1:10.6
2003 1 Classy Dane 2 Forum Floozie 3 Gold Lottey  1:10.4
2002 1 Mica’s Pride 2 Ancient Song 3 Rare Insight  1:09.2
2001 1 La Rieuse 2 Winona 3 Gentle Genius  1:10.7
2000 1 Spinning Hill 2 Brief Kiss 3 Perfect Halo  1:11.1