Golden Slipper Stakes

The Golden Slipper is the richest race for two-year-old horses in the world. The $3.5 million Group 1 runs at Rosehill Gardens in March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Golden Slipper Results

  • 1st: #3 Farnan
  • 2nd: #8 Away Game
  • 3rd: #7 Mamaragan



The Golden Slipper Stakes is one of the premier races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is also the richest two year old race in the world. Held in late March at Rosehill Gardens, the 1200m sprint event is worth a lucrative $3.5 million in prize money and is the feature event on Golden Slipper Day.

A total of five elite level autumn races take place at the meeting with the Golden Slipper joined by the: Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) for three-year-olds.

A number of traditional lead-ups to the Golden Slipper field offer a ballot exemption to the winning two-year-olds including the: Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) held in late February; the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) run at Randwick on Guineas Day; and the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) run the week before.

Their positioning two weeks before the Golden Slipper Stakes makes the Todman Stakes and Reisling Stakes the best guides to the Group 1 in recent years.

Following the Golden Slipper betting the best two-year-olds may back-up at Royal Randwick during ‘The Championships’ in April and contest the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m). In 2016 Yankee Rose ran second in the Golden Slipper before winning the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes. Three years later, Microphone also improved on a Golden Slipper second ahead of his Sires’ Produce victory in 2019.

The 2020 Golden Slipper ran on Saturday Saturday March 21, 2020 and saw Gai Waterhouse enjoy her record seventh win with the race favourite Farnan. 

Golden Slipper Stakes
Date: Saturday March 21, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weight C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $3,500,000

2020 Golden Slipper Results

  • 1st: #3 Farnan
  • 2nd: #8 Away Game
  • 3rd: #7 Mamaragan

It was an historical 2020 Golden Slipper result with trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrating her record seventh win in the two-year-olds’ classic, her first in partnership with Adrian Bott, when race favourite Farnan stormed home for the punters with a 1.8 length win over the Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly Away Game.

Click here to read more on the Golden Slipper 2020 winner Farnan who gave jockey Hugh Bowman his first victory in the world’s richest race for juveniles.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg $4.80F
2 8 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 1.8L 3 54.5kg $10
3 7 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2.8L 1 56.5kg $16
4 1 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 4.1L 6 56.5kg $5.50
5 14 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 4.3L 5 54.5kg $17
6 4 PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 4.9L 7 56.5kg $21
7 9 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5L 4 54.5kg $8
8 10 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 6.7L 8 54.5kg $26
9 5 KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 6.9L 2 56.5kg $81
10 2 HANSEATIC Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 7.1L 9 56.5kg $6.50
11 13 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 7.2L 14 54.5kg $101
12 12 PERSONAL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 7.7L 15 54.5kg $26
13 11 MILDRED Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 7.8L 13 54.5kg $101
14 16 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Tommy Berry 10.4L 10 54.5kg $81
15 17e RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 10.7L 16 56.5kg $101
16 18e MINHAAJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 11.1L 11 54.5kg $11
19e TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan 0
20e PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings 0
6 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0
15 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Oliver 0

2020 Golden Slipper Form Guide

Check out our comprehensive Golden Slipper Stakes Form Guide page for the latest facts and stats on the race.

2020 Golden Slipper Betting

Golden Slipper betting is extremely popular and has generally been a strong event for punters. Futures Golden Slipper betting is open months in advance of the race offering generous Golden Slipper odds on the potential runners in the two-years-old classic run in the autumn.

Favourites have a fair recent record in the Golden Slipper results of the past decade with five saluting for the punters: Sebring (2008), Sepoy (2011), Overreach (2013), Vancouver (2015) and Farnan (2020) who handed Gai Waterhouse with her record seventh win in the classic.

The Golden Slipper 2020 odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available as soon as announced. 

2020 Golden Slipper Field

The official Golden Slipper Stakes field of final acceptances is due to be released by Racing NSW at 9am (local) on Tuesday March 17, 2020 and will be published below.

A capacity 2020 Golden Slipper field has been announced with one-time favourite, Todman Stakes winner Farnan, drawing out wide in barrier 14. Blue Diamond winner Tagaloa, looking to atone for his second in the Todman, is the new favourite in Golden Slipper betting coming up trumps with barrier six.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Golden Slipper Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw.

Update: #6 Global Quest (15) has been scratched from the Golden Slipper field due to an elevated temperature.

Update: #15 Cellsabeel (12) a one-time favourite for the Golden Slipper has been scratched after pulling up below par following a piece of work on Thursday morning.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 31×412 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 6 56.5kg
2 1×112 HANSEATIC Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg
3 11011 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg
4 1161 PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 7 56.5kg
5 315x KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 2 56.5kg
6 1×224 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 15 56.5kg
7 1 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Nash Rawiller 1 56.5kg
8 41114 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 3 54.5kg
9 21×31 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 4 54.5kg
10 12×2 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 8 54.5kg
11 115×133 MILDRED Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 17 54.5kg
12 213 PERSONAL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 19 54.5kg
13 21×252 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 18 54.5kg
14 21 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 5 54.5kg
15 4×153 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Oliver 12 54.5kg
16 4211 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Tommy Berry 10 54.5kg
17e 721637 RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace TBA 20 56.5kg
18e 11 MINHAAJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 13 54.5kg
19e 1×32 TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan TBA 11 54.5kg
20e 134 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings TBA 16 54.5kg

Each year the Golden Slipper field is released on the Tuesday before the race and final acceptances come at a cost of $30,000 to connections. The Golden Slipper final acceptances follow a number of early entry stages starting with the nomination of yearlings taken in early July of the previous year.

Stay up to date with the latest on the Golden Slipper Field at our dedicated page.

2020 Golden Slipper Nominations

The very early Golden Slipper Stakes nominations close the July of the previous year and feature over 2000 yearlings. Nomination of yearlings for the Golden Slipper Stakes comes at a cost of $375 to connections.

2020 Golden Slipper First Acceptances

Following the nominations the Golden Slipper first acceptances close in early October of the year before at a cost of $550 to connections.

2020 Golden Slipper Second Acceptances

Golden Slipper second acceptances further narrow down the list of hopefuls heading towards the autumn classic and are the first round of declarations taking place the year of the race, usually in late January or early February.

Late Golden Slipper Stakes entries are open until 11am (local time) on the Monday prior to the race but attracts a hefty $150,000 for owners.

2020 Golden Slipper Day

Golden Slipper Day is one of the highlights of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival

The meeting runs at the iconic Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in mid-late March and features eight Group status races:

      • $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m)
      • $1 million Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m)
      • $700,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m)
      • $700,000 Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m)
      • $600,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (1600m)
      • $160,000 Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m)
      • $160,000 Group 3 Epona Stakes (1900m)
      • $160,000 Group 3 NE Manion Quality Cup (2400m)

Golden Slipper History

Originally worth 20,000 pounds in prize money, the Golden Slipper Stakes was first run in 1957 and was won by Todman. Jockey Shane Dye and Ron Quinton have been the most successful jockeys in Golden Slipper history. Quinton won the race with Marscay (1982), Sir Dapper (1983), Rory’s Jester (1985) and Marauding (1987), while Dye won the race on four consecutive occasions; piloting Courtza (1989), Canny Lad (1990), Tierce (1991) and Burst (1992) to victory.

Renowned trainer Tommy J. Smith won the race with six horses; taking out the Group 1 event with Fairy Walk (1971), John’s Hope (1972), Hartshill (1974), Toy Show (1975), Bounding Away (1986) and Star Watch (1988). The fastest winning time was recorded in 2004 when Dance Hero won in 1 minute and 8.6 seconds, while Canny Lad recorded the slowest winning race time in 1990 with a time 1 minute and 15.41 seconds.

The Golden Slipper began as a Principle race from 1957 – 1978 before gaining its current Group 1 status in 1979. It was held over six furlongs until 1972 and then officially 1200m with the metric conversion coming in from 1973 onwards.

From 2009 – 2014 the Golden Slipper Stakes ran on the first Saturday of April. Prior to 2008 it ran on the Saturday before Good Friday. It now runs in March leading up to the two-day ‘The Championships’ on the first two Saturdays of April.

Notable recent Golden Slipper winners include Dance Hero (2004), Stratum (2005), Miss Finland (2006) Sebring (2008) Sepoy (2011), Pierro (2012) and Capitalist (2016).

In both 2017 and 2018 the Golden Slipper trifecta was an all-filly affair.

In 2020 co-trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrated her record seventh success and first in partnership with Adrian Bott when the favourite Farnan saluted in front of a spectator free grandstand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent Golden Slipper Winners

See below for the full Golden Slipper winners and results dating back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Farnan 1 minute 10.19 seconds
2nd Away Game
3rd Mamaragan
2019
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Kiamichi 1 minute 12.82 seconds
2nd Microphone
3rd Lyre
2018
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Estijaab 1 minute 12.01 seconds
2nd Oohood
3rd Sunlight
2017
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st She Will Reign 1 minute 15.04 seconds
2nd Frolic
3rd Tulip
2016
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Capitalist 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Yankee Rose
3rd Flying Artie
2015
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Vancouver 1 minute 9.74 seconds
2nd English
3rd Lake Geneva
2014
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Mossfun 1 minute 12.17 seconds
2nd Earthquake
3rd Bring Me The Maid
2013
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Overreach 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Sidestep
3rd Sweet Idea
2012
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Snitzerland
3rd Samaready
2011
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Sepoy 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Mosheen
3rd Elite Falls
2010
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Crystal Lily 1 minute 10.78 seconds
2nd Decision Time
3rd More Strawberries
2009
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Phelan Ready 1 minute 11.78 seconds
2nd Headway
3rd Manhattan Rain
2008
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Sebring 1 minute 12.88 seconds
2nd Von Costa De Hero
3rd Portillo
2007
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Forensics 1 minute 9.33 seconds
2nd Zizou
3rd Meurice
2006
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 9.52 seconds
2nd Pure Energy
3rd Churchill Downs
2005
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Stratum 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Media
2004
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Charge Forward
3rd Alinghi
2003
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Polar Success 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd How Funny
3rd Hasna
2002
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Calaway Gal 1 minute 8.81 seconds
2nd Victory Vein
3rd Choisir
2001
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 8.94 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Red Hannigan
2000
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Belle Du Jour 1 minute 9.51 seconds
2nd Crowned Glory
3rd Assertive Lad

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