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Golden Pendant

The 2018 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.

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.

2018 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 Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x1451221x PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 9 58kg 112
2 0x1150x5x6 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 3 58kg 110
3 143x1636x3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Christian Reith 6 56.5kg 108
4 41x43215x1 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 107
5 222x1330x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker James McDonald 1 55kg 105
6 20265467×9 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Kerrin McEvoy 5 55kg 100
7 x103131641 PRINCESS POSH Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2 55kg 96
8 1112x412x2 NOIRE Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 54kg 101
9 534x4021x3 MAGIC ALIBI Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 11 54kg 92
10 12235×2 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 54kg 90
11 2500×27664 INSENSATA Jason Coyle Jason Collett 4 54kg 85

2018 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 2018 Golden Pendant nominations will be uploaded here on Monday, September 17th.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 222x1330x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 4 Bjorn Baker 105
2 0x1150x5x6 DAYSEE DOOM M 6 Ron Quinton 110
3 143x1636x3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 6 Ron Quinton 108
4 20265467×9 ECKSTEIN M 5 Kurt Goldman 100
5 2500×27664 INSENSATA M 5 Jason Coyle 85
6 41x43215x1 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 107
7 229×781133 IRITHEA M 5 Bjorn Baker 88
8 534x4021x3 MAGIC ALIBI M 6 Gerald Ryan 92
9 21619×2331 MANDYLION M 4 Gwenda Markwell 83
10 7010033104 MISS GUNPOWDER M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
11 1112x412x2 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 101
12 x103131641 PRINCESS POSH M 5 Kris Lees 96
13 4x1451221x PROMPT RESPONSE M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 112
14 x076x462x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 109
15 12235×2 SHUMOOKH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
16 344x200x28 SOLD FOR SONG M 6 Kevin Kemp 92
17 0x41500x25 TULIP M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 91

Golden Pendant Winners & Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2017 1 Daysee Doom 2 Dixie Blossoms 3 Omei Sword  1:23.7
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

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