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.
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.
|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|