Golden Slipper

  • Date: Saturday 19th, 2016
  • Racecourse: Rosehill
  • Race Distance: 1,200m
  • Conditions: 2YO set-weight
  • Prize Money: $3.5 million

2016 Golden Slipper News

Magic Millions 3yo Guineas for dual G1 winner Global Glamour

Magic Millions 3yo Guineas for dual G1 winner Global Glamour

Dual Group 1 winning filly Global Glamour will be heading to the Gold Coast in January to run in the $2m Magic Millions 3yo Guineas (1400m).

Global Glamour, above, will be set for the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas at the Gold Coast. Photo by Steve Hart.

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Global Glamour …

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.

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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.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
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.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
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
17e 43 MOQUEEN Anthony Cummings 4 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.

Year Results Winning Time
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