- Date: Saturday 19th, 2016
- Racecourse: Rosehill
- Race Distance: 1,200m
- Conditions: 2YO set-weight
- Prize Money: $3.5 million
2016 Golden Slipper News
Jockey Dwayne Dunn is billing the Group 1 $500,000 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday as one of the top races of the Spring Carnival with a star studded list of three year olds nominated.
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The 2016 Golden Slipper is a sprint race for two-year-olds held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney. The Golden Slipper Stakes is worth over $3.5 million dollars making it the richest two-year-old race in the world. Run over a distance of 1,200 metres, the first Golden Slipper was held in 1957 when it was won by the Star Kingdom colt Todman. Star Kingdom went on to sire the next four winners of the Golden Slipper. This feat has only ever been equalled by one other sire, Danehill , who has also sired five winners of the Golden Slipper.
Tommy Smith has been the most successful trainer in the history of the Golden Slippper; claiming the event on six occasions. Smith’s daughter Gai Waterhouse has won the Golden Slipper five times, while Bart Cummings, Clarry Conners and Lee Freedman have trained the winner of the race on four occasions.Waterhorse also made history when three of her five starters in the 2001 Golden Slipper finished in first, second and third.
The Group 2 Reisling Stakes and Group 2 Todman Stakes are considered the major lead-up races to the Golden Slipper, but in recent years the winner of the race has also come through events like the Magic Night Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes. A number of juveniles are set for both the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) and Golden Slipper, but only John’s Hope (1972), Manikato (1978), Bounding Away (1986), Courtza (1989) and Sepoy (2011) have been able to complete the rare double.
The Golden Slipper has been won by a number of champion Australian horses and the honour roll for the Group 1 event includes Skyline (1958), Sky High (1960), Eskimo Prince (1964), Vain (1969), Luskin Star (1977), Manikato (1978), Marscay (1982), Miss Finland (2006), Sebring (2008), Sepoy (2011) and Pierro (2012).
Arguably the most memorable win in the history of the Golden Slipper was that of Belle Du Jour, who took out the 2000 edition of the race in thrilling circumstances. Belle Du Jour reared and completely missed the start, almost throwing jockey Lenny Beasley from the saddle, but was able to come thundering home in the final stages of the race to score a famous victory.
Of the 57 golden slippers run to date, 33 winners have been colts or geldings, while 24 winners have been fillies.
2016 Golden Slipper Race Results And Finishing Order
The finishing order will be published here as soon as the race is run.
|1||7||CAPITALIST||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||–||2||56.5kg||$8|
|2||13||YANKEE ROSE||David Vandyke||Zac Purton||0.5L||3||54.5kg||$21|
|3||2||FLYING ARTIE||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||2.3L||4||56.5kg||$4|
|4||9||TELPERION||John O’Shea||James Doyle||2.4L||11||56.5kg||$21|
|5||15||HONESTY PREVAILS||Rick Worthington||Jason Collett||2.9L||5||54.5kg||$71|
|6||6||STAR TURN||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Dwayne Dunn||3.2L||10||56.5kg||$51|
|7||14||SWEET SHERRY||Brent Stanley||Thomas Huet||3.7L||7||54.5kg||$151|
|8||1||EXTREME CHOICE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||4.3L||6||56.5kg||$3.20F|
|9||16||QUICK FEET||Peter & Paul Snowden||Damian Lane||5.4L||1||54.5kg||$101|
|10||8||GOOD STANDING||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||6.7L||9||56.5kg||$14|
|11||5||ASTERN||John O’Shea||James McDonald||7.1L||16||56.5kg||$10|
|12||12||CALLIOPE||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||8.6L||14||54.5kg||$26|
|13||3||DEFCON||Peter & Paul Snowden||Brett Prebble||8.8L||13||56.5kg||$31|
|14||10||FRENCH FERN||David Payne||Opie Bosson||12.3L||12||54.5kg||$151|
|15||4||KISS AND MAKE UP||Gai Waterhouse||Kerrin McEvoy||16.5L||8||56.5kg||$11|
|16||11||SCARLET RAIN||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||30.6L||15||54.5kg||$31|
Golden Slipper Field
Positions in the Golden Slipper field are highly sort after and the race always draws a capacity field of 16 horses. Horses that win the Silver Slipper Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Skyline Stakes, Reisling Stakes, Todman Stakes, Magic Night Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes automatically receive a place in the Golden Slipper field, meaning that these races are hotly contested each year. The final positions in the Golden Slipper field are granted to the horses that have accumulated the most prizemoney in their racing careers to date.
2016 Golden Slipper Field
The 2016 Golden Slipper Field will be announced well before the race and the Golden Slipper barrier draw will be conducted later that day.
|1||111||EXTREME CHOICE||Mick Price||Craig Newitt||7||56.5kg|
|2||2×12||FLYING ARTIE||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||5||56.5kg|
|3||221||DEFCON||Peter & Paul Snowden||Brett Prebble||14||56.5kg|
|4||11||KISS AND MAKE UP||Gai Waterhouse||Kerrin McEvoy||9||56.5kg|
|5||1×1||ASTERN||John O’Shea||James McDonald||17||56.5kg|
|6||31×25||STAR TURN||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||–||11||56.5kg|
|7||1×112||CAPITALIST||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn||2||56.5kg|
|8||2×1||GOOD STANDING||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||10||56.5kg|
|9||3×14||TELPERION||John O’Shea||James Doyle||12||56.5kg|
|10||311||FRENCH FERN||David Payne||Opie Bosson||13||54.5kg|
|11||111||SCARLET RAIN||Gai Waterhouse||Tommy Berry||16||54.5kg|
|12||1×51||CALLIOPE||John O’Shea||Sam Clipperton||15||54.5kg|
|13||11x||YANKEE ROSE||David Vandyke||Zac Purton||3||54.5kg|
|14||10×66||SWEET SHERRY||Brent Stanley||Thomas Huet||8||54.5kg|
|15||14||HONESTY PREVAILS||Rick Worthington||Jason Collett||6||54.5kg|
|16||1×72||QUICK FEET||Peter & Paul Snowden||–||1||54.5kg|
The Golden Slipper final field, featuring a maximum of 16 of the top 2-year-old horses in the country plus 2 emergencies, will face off on Saturday March 19th 2016 at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney.
Golden Slipper Winners
The Golden Slipper has produced some of the greatest 2-year-old horse racing wins. Below you will find the winners and place-getters for the Golden Slipper since 2000.
|2016||1 Capitalist||2 Yankee Rose||3 Flying Artie||1:10.5|
|2015||1 Vancouver||2 English||3 Lake Geneva||1:09.7|
|2014||1 Mossfun||2 Earthquake||3 Bring Me The Maid||1:12.17|
|2013||1 Overreach||2 Sidestep||3 Sweet Idea||1:11.0|
|2012||1 Pierro||2 Snitzerland||3 Samaready||1:09.74|
|2011||1 Sepoy||2 Mosheen||3 Elite Falls||1:10.05|
|2010||1 Crystal Lily||2 Decision Time||3 More Strawberries||1:10.78|
|2009||1 Phelan Ready||2 Headway||3 Manhattan Rain||1:11.78|
|2008||1 Sebring||2 Von Costa De Hero||3 Portillo||1:12.88|
|2007||1 Forensics||2 Zizou||3 Meurice||1:09.33|
|2006||1 Miss Finland||2 Pure Energy||3 Churchill Downs||1:09.52|
|2005||1 Stratum||2 Fashions Afield||3 Media||1:09.67|
|2004||1 Dance Hero||2 Charge Forward||3 Alinghi||1:08.6|
|2003||1 Polar Success||2 How Funny||3 Hasna||1:09.07|
|2002||1 Calaway Gal||2 Victory Vein||3 Choisir||1:08.81|
|2001||1 Ha Ha||2 Excellerator||3 Red Hannigan||1:08.94|
|2000||1 Belle Du Jour||2 Crowned Glory||3 Assertive Lad||1:09.51|