- Date Saturday 5th April
- Course Rosehill
- Distance 1,200m
- Prize Money $3,500,000
- Conditions 2yo Set Weights
The Golden Slipper Stakes is a Group 1 race held every April at Rosehill racecourse. It is raced over a distance of 1,200 meters and is run under same weight conditions. The race is open to two year olds of any sex and carries a prize purse of $3,500,000.
It is the premier sprint race for 2yo's in Australia and the richest race in the world for 2yo's. The Golden Slipper is run on what is known as Slipper Day with a bumper days racing including nine Group 1 races, the other two being The BMW and the Storm Queen Stakes.
The race was first run in 1957 and some of the greats have gone on to win right back to Todman, Skyline, Sky High, Pago Pago and Storm Queen. While in more recent years Pierro, Sepoy and Crystal Lily have all prevailed in the Golden Slipper Stakes.
Favourite backers beware, only three favourites have won the Golden Slipper since 1990. Sebring (2008), Sepoy (2011) and Overreach (2013) are the only favourites to prevail during this period. Traditionally it has not been a favourites race, despite a few successes in recent years.
However it is not too often a roughie will win, with majority horses coming from the second or third line of betting. Only twice has a winner got up at odds of over $13.00 since 1983, so stick with the shorties. Also horses carrying either 52.5kg, 55.5kg and 56.5kg make up 77% of overall winners.
Barrier 7 has proven to be the most successful position to jump from, while 52% of winners jump from barriers 1-5. If you include barriers 10-14 it is 84%, so this suggests to steer clear of horses in the middle. Races like the Reisling Slipper Trial and Todman Slipper Trial are the two best indicators of form heading into the Golden Slipper.
- Shorties paying $13.00 or less usually win this race (94% of winners)
- Go with horses carrying either 52.5kg, 55.5kg or 56.5kg (77% of winners)
- Barriers 1-5 and 10-14 have proven to be popular (84% of winners)
- Check form from the Reisling Slipper Trial and Todman Slipper Trial
Past Golden Slipper Stakes Winners
Bet on the Golden Slipper Stakes at Ladbrokes
Other Major Races around this Time
|March 22nd||Coolmore Stud Classic||Rosehill||$600,000||1,500m|
|March 29th||George Ryder Stakes||Rosehill||$1,000,000||1,500m|
|April 5th||The BMW||Rosehill||$2,250,000||2,400m|
|April 12th||TJ Smith Stakes||Randwick||$2,500,000||1,200m|
|April 12th||AJC Sires Produce Stakes||Randwick||$1,000,000||1,400m|