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.

2021 Golden Slipper Results

  • 1st: #8 Stay Inside
  • 2nd: #5 Anamoe
  • 3rd: #4 Ingratiating



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 Golden Slipper is also part of the “Golden Slam” for horses that continues with the Golden Rose for three-year-olds and The Golden Eagle for four-year-olds.

Note: The 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes was postponed until Saturday March 27th, 2021 due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions at Rosehill Gardens. 

The 2021 Golden Slipper ran on Saturday Saturday March 27, 2021 and was won by the Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Stay Inside. 

Golden Slipper Stakes
Date: Saturday March 27, 2021
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

2021 Golden Slipper Results

  • 1st: #8 Stay Inside
  • 2nd: #5 Anamoe
  • 3rd: #4 Ingratiating

The Richard & Michael Freedman-trained Stay Inside ($4.60) was ridden to perfection by now three-time champion hoop Tommy Berry winning the Golden Slipper 2021 by nearly two lengths ahead of the Godolphin-raced Anamoe ($15), with the fellow James Cummings-trained Ingratiating ($20) a further two lengths back third.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 8 STAY INSIDE Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 3 56.5kg $4.60
2 5 ANAMOE James Cummings Ms Rachel King 1.8L 15 56.5kg $15
3 4 INGRATIATING James Cummings Damien Oliver 4.1L 10 56.5kg $20
4 13 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 4.2L 9 54.5kg $5
5 11 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand 5.5L 8 56.5kg $81
6 3 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 5.7L 12 56.5kg $8
7 2 PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 5.9L 5 56.5kg $4F
8 6 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 6L 2 56.5kg $12
9 15 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 6.7L 6 54.5kg $31
10 9 ROCKET TIGER Scott Spackman Ms Kathy O’Hara 7.3L 13 56.5kg $41
11 1 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 8.2L 14 56.5kg $41
12 12 GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 9.3L 7 54.5kg $51
13 16 QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham John Allen 10.4L 4 54.5kg $71
14 7 KALASHNIKOV Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 11.9L 1 56.5kg $61
15 14 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 19.4L 11 54.5kg $31
10 O’PRESIDENT Chris Waller Glen Boss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Golden Slipper Form Guide

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

2021 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 2021 odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available as soon as announced. 

2021 Golden Slipper Field

The official 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes field of final acceptances is due to be released by Racing NSW at 9am (local) on Tuesday March 16, 2021 and will be published below.

The Golden Slipper Stakes 2021 final field is now out featuring 16 smart two-year-olds including last Saturday’s Pago Pago Stakes winner Shaquero drawn out in barrier 15 for Chris Waller. There were two late entries into the race led by returning Blue Diamond champion Artorius also out wide in 13 chasing the double last completed by Sepoy back in 2011.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the 2021 Golden Slipper field & betting markets.

Note: The original 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes field and barriers will carry on from the postponed meeting to the race’s new date of March 27th, 2021. 

  • Scratching Update: #10 O’President (8)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1×72161 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 15 56.5kg
2 112 PROFITEER Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg
3 211 ARTORIUS Anthony & Sam Freedman Luke Currie 13 56.5kg
4 12×2125 INGRATIATING James Cummings 11 56.5kg
5 51×231 ANAMOE James Cummings 16 56.5kg
6 213 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 2 56.5kg
7 57×011 KALASHNIKOV Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg
8 114 STAY INSIDE Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 3 56.5kg
9 1123 ROCKET TIGER Scott Spackman Ms Kathy O’Hara 14 56.5kg
10 6×11 O’PRESIDENT Chris Waller Glen Boss 8 56.5kg
11 14×3 CAPTIVANT Peter & Paul Snowden Tom Marquand 9 56.5kg
12 21 GLISTENING Richard & Michael Freedman Jean Van Overmeire (a) 7 54.5kg
13 11 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Nash Rawiller 10 54.5kg
14 3102 SWIFT WITNESS Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 12 54.5kg
15 2×13 MALLORY Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jason Collett 6 54.5kg
16 14x QUEEN OF WIZARDRY Annabel Neasham John Allen 4 54.5kg
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

2021 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.

2021 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.

2021 Golden Slipper Second Acceptances

Second acceptances for the 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes were taken by the Australian Turf Club (ATC) on Monday the 25th of January, 2021 attracting 383 two-year-olds. 

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.

2021 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:

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

In 2021 the original Golden Slipper Stakes race day was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions and postponed to the following Saturday.

Recent Golden Slipper Winners

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

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Stay Inside 1 minute 10.76 seconds
2nd Anamoe
3rd Ingratiating
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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