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Golden Slipper

The 2018 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 odds 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.

2018 Golden Slipper Race Results And Finishing Order

The finishing order will be published here as soon as the race is run.

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.

2018 Golden Slipper Field

The 2018 Golden Slipper Field has been announced and can be seen below.

No. Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier
1 1×111 WRITTEN BY Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 4
2 34×11 SANTOS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 7
3 11 AYLMERTON Jean Dubois Tommy Berry 8
4 11×10 LONG LEAF David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Blake Shinn 19
5 1x1L PERFORMER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 16
6 1142 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Jason Collett 2
7 314 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Mark Zahra 6
8 1162 SANDBAR Brad Widdup Christian Reith 3
9 112 ENBIHAAR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Stephen Baster 15
10 3×11111 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 5
11 121 ESTIJAAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 17
12 2×323 OOHOOD Tony McEvoy Zac Purton 11
13 32×12 FIESTA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 20
14 1112 SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive Kathy O’Hara 1
15 4×31 SEABROOK (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 12
16 212574 SECRET LADY Gary Portelli Ben Melham 13
17e 14×74 QAFLIA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 10
18e 11×34 GONGS James Cummings Tye Angland 14
19e 1×434 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan TBA 9
20e 42×23 SPIN Peter & Paul Snowden TBA 18

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 24th 2018 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.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 Estijaab 2 Oohood 3 Sunlight  1:12.0
2017 1 She Will Reign 2 Frolic 3 Tulip  1:15.0
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

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