The Todman Stakes 2017, also called the Todman Slipper Trial, is a very important Group 2 contest hosted at Royal Randwick annually during the later part of March. As the name suggests the Todman Slipper trial is a preliminary event leading into the Group 1 Golden Slipper in a fortnights time.
The Todman Stakes is raced over both the same track and distance as the Golden Slipper but exclusively for colts and geldings headed to the race.
The two year olds have set weights and vie for both the $300,000 in prize money and ballot exemption to the main event.
The Todman Slipper Trial is hosted on the same card as the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Classic and the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes.
Amazingly given the races position in relation to the Group 1 the last horse to win the Todman Stakes / Golden Slipper double was Tierce way back in 1991.
Phelan Ready was second in this race before winning the Golden Slipper in 2009 and Sepoy did the same thing in 2011 when Todman Slipper winner Smart Missile was scratched at the gates.
The lack of Golden Slipper winners is even more profound when looking through the list of Todman Slipper Trial champions.
Octagonal won it in 19995, General Nediym in 1997, Exceed And Excel in 2003 and Charge Forward in 2004.
Todman Stakes Field
The field for the Group 2 Todman Stakes is limited to 16 2-year-old colts and geldings, plus 4 emergency runners. The Todman Stakes field is usually made up of horses going towards the Group 1 Golden Slipper.
2017 Todman Stakes Field
As soon as it is finalised, the 2017 Todman Stakes field will be published here.
|1||132||CHAUFFEUR||Gerald Ryan||Joshua Parr||10||55.5kg|
|2||1×12||VERANILLO||John O’Shea||Brenton Avdulla||4||55.5kg|
|3||11||JUKEBOX||Ciaron Maher||Luke Nolen||3||55.5kg|
|4||4×251||INVADER||Peter & Paul Snowden||Joao Moreira (late alt)||7||55.5kg|
|5||1×7||KHAN||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn (late alt)||13||55.5kg|
|6||12||MENARI||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||2||55.5kg|
|7||1x||TREKKING||John O’Shea||Zac Purton||12||55.5kg|
|8||2×43||SHOWTIME||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Tommy Berry||1||55.5kg|
|9||13||PERAST||Paul Perry||Glyn Schofield||9||55.5kg|
|10||1||MURAAQEB||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Kerrin McEvoy (late alt)||14||55.5kg|
|11||36×45||LIGHTZ||Jim & Greg Lee||Adam Hyeronimus||8||55.5kg|
|12||1||GUNNISON||Peter & Paul Snowden||Blake Shinn (late alt)||5||55.5kg|
|13||5||CUBA||John P Thompson||Tye Angland||6||55.5kg|
|14||9||SNITCH||Peter Robl||Ben Melham (late alt)||11||55.5kg|
Todman Slipper Trial Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the Todman Slipper Trial since 2000 with winning times.
|2017||1 Gunnison||2 Invader||3 Veranillo||1:13.4|
|2016||1 Kiss And Make Up||2 Capitalist||3 Weatherly||1:09.5|
|2015||1 Vancouver||2 Furnaces||3 Headwater||1:08.8|
|2014||1 Ghibellines||2 Unencumbered||3 Cornrow||1:10.7|
|2013||1 Criterion||2 Fast ‘N’ Rocking||3 Havana||1:10.7|
|2012||1 Pierro||2 Epaulette||3 Shelford||1:12.1|
|2011||1 Smart Missile||2 Sepoy||3 Foxwedge||1:09.9|
|2010||1 Masquerader||2 Decision Time||3 Carved In Stone||1:11.4|
|2009||1 Real Saga||2 Phelan Ready||3 Purdey||1:11.5|
|2008||1 Krupt||2 Related||3 Typhoon Fury||1:10.6|
|2007||1 Meurice||2 Zizou||3 Shaft||1:11.1|
|2006||1 Diego Garcia||2 Just Mambo||3 My Middi||1:11.6|
|2005||1 Written Tycoon||2 Domesday||3 Flying Pegasus||1:12.0|
|2004||1 Charge Forward||2 Dane Shadow||3 Samboy||1:10.3|
|2003||1 Exceed And Excel||2 Untouchable||3 Niello||1:10.6|
|2002||1 Snowland||2 Yell||3 Takas||1:10.7|
|2001||1 Royal Courtship||2 Viscount||3 Mistegic||1:09.9|
|2000||1 Great Crusader||2 Lord Dane||3 Phoenix Park||1:10.0|