Golden Pendant

The Golden Pendant is a Group 2 event for fillies and mares held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in September as part of Golden Rose Stakes Day.

2020 Golden Pendant Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Golden Pendant is a Group 2 middle distance sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney. The Golden Pendant was previously known as the Research Stakes and now takes place on Golden Rose Stakes Day.

Held in late September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the Golden Pendant has rapidly grown into a major target for fillies and mares each season due to the boosted stakes on offer.

Raced over 1400m under set weights and penalties conditions, the Golden Pendant is open only to fillies and mares aged three years and older. With a lucrative $400,000 in prize money on offer, the Golden Pendant is one of the major early spring events hosted by the Australian Turf Club (ATC).

A popular lead-up event to the Golden Pendant is the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) held a few weeks earlier at the same track. The Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) at Newcastle provides another preparatory opportunity a week out from the race. Mizzy (2019) was the last mare to do the Sheraco Stakes – Golden Pendant double.

Following the Golden Pendant, the course taken by horses depends entirely on their success in the race and their spring campaign plans.

The Golden Pendant shares the program with a host of other Group status races including the meeting’s marquee race, the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds. The other feature event on the card is the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for Epsom Handicap-bound gallopers.

Any four-year-old mares out of the Golden Pendant may head towards the $7.5 million The Golden Eagle (1500m) in November, a race the 2019 Golden Pendant winner Mizzy ran third in the inaugural edition in to Kolding.

The 2020 Golden Pendant is on Saturday September 26, 2020. 

Golden Pendant
Date: Saturday September 26, 2020
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000

2020 Golden Pendant Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

2020 Golden Pendant Betting Odds

The spring’s best Golden Pendant 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 2 race for fillies and mares will be available below the week of the race.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST ALL-IN GOLDEN PENDANT ODDS 2020

RUNNER WIN* PLACE*
Haut Brion Her
Fasika
Emeralds
Subpoenaed
Seasons
Sweet Deal
Rocha Clock
Yamazaki
Evalina
Jen Rules

*Note: All-In Golden Pendant 2020 odds are Top 10 only, correct as of 22/09/2020 and subject to change.

2020 Golden Pendant Field

The Golden Pendant field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares each season, many of which come out of either the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at the track a fortnight earlier or from a run against the boys in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) on the same lead-up program.

The official Golden Pendant 2020 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

2020 Golden Pendant Nominations

The 2020 Golden Pendant nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Golden Rose Stakes Day and will be available right here once early entries are released.

The Golden Pendant 2020 nominations attracted 18 female gallopers including Chris Waller’s last start Group 2 Sheraco Stakes winner Haut Brion Her and the defending champion Mizzy.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 46x11133x0 MIZZY M 5 Anthony Cummings 1 56.5kg 107
2 11216×0 SHOUT THE BAR M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2= 58kg 106
3 229x1823x8 FASIKA M 5 Joseph Pride 2= 55kg 106
4 1x111221x1 HAUT BRION HER M 5 Chris Waller 4= 56.5kg 105
5 31x1255x19 SWEET DEAL M 6 John Thompson 4= 55.5kg 105
6 x2111117x0 POSITIVE PEACE M 5 Bjorn Baker 6 56kg 104
7 281x3466x0 OUTBACK BARBIE M 5 Tony Gollan 7 54kg 102
8 9x71376x74 EVALINA M 5 Kris Lees 8= 54kg 96
9 116x2334x2 JEN RULES M 5 Peter & Paul Snowden 8= 54kg 96
10 x81x764x33 SEASONS M 6 Les Bridge 8= 54kg 96
11 12x2111x65 ADELONG M 5 Brad Widdup 11 54kg 92
12 1259243×46 SUBPOENAED (NZ) M 4 Chris Waller 12= 54kg 89
13 217690×442 YAMAZAKI M 5 David Pfieffer 12= 54kg 89
14 11x77734x6 AKARI M 4 Brad Widdup 14 54kg 84
15 1121x8126x ROCHA CLOCK M 4 John O’Shea 15 54kg 80
16 346x57x415 EMERALDS M 4 John Sargent 16 54kg 78
17 4413×28 AIR TO AIR M 4 Jason Coyle 17 54kg 70
18 7332153×62 ROCK MY WAND F 3 Matthew Smith 18 54kg 69

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Golden Pendant History

Originally known as the Research Stakes, the Golden Pendant was named after 1989 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year, Research. As a three year old, she was the only filly to win the ATC Derby-ATC Oaks double (four days apart). Her 1988 season as a three year old saw Research take out the majority of three-year-olds only races. At four years old, Research dropped off somewhat in skill, and is largely remembered for her three year old season.

The Golden Pendant has only existed since 2011, when the Research Stakes first ran under the new name. Since then, the Golden Pendant has received considerable injections of prize money and is now one of the richest Group 3 races in Australia. Following much expectation, the Australian Racing Board elected to elevate the Golden Pendant to Group 2 status in 2015. The Research Stakes was inaugurated in 1996.

Prior to the 2012 edition, the Golden Pendant was raced over 1200m.

Notable Golden Pendant/Research Stakes winners include Fiddlestick (1996), Hot Danish (2009), More Joyous (2012) and Tycoon Tara (2016). Golden Pendant results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Golden Pendant Results

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Golden Pendant
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2019
Golden Pendant
1st Mizzy 1 minute 22.58 seconds
2nd Champagne Cuddles
3rd Dyslexic
2018
Golden Pendant
1st Shumookh 1 minute 23.09 seconds
2nd Champagne Cuddles
3rd Princess Posh
2017
Golden Pendant
1st Daysee Doom 1 minute 23.75 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Omei Sword
2016
Golden Pendant
1st Tycoon Tara 1 minute 22.60 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Pearls
2015
Golden Pendant
1st Peeping 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Two Blue
3rd Berry Delicious
2014
Golden Pendant
1st Arabian Gold 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd My Sabeel
2013
Golden Pendant
1st Sharnee Rose 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Bennetta
2012
Golden Pendant
1st More Joyous 1 minute 25.4 seconds
2nd Skyerush
3rd Forarainyday
2011
Golden Pendant
1st Screen 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Gybe
3rd Ofcourseican
2010
Research Stakes
1st Trim 1 minute 09.8 seconds
=2nd Montana Flyer
=2nd Girl Hussler
2009
Research Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Madame Pedrille
3rd Beaucoup
2008
Research Stakes
1st Judged 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Illuminates
3rd Nediyms Dream
2007
Research Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Research Stakes
1st Coolroom Candidate 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Napa Sky
3rd Kakakakatie
2005
Research Stakes
1st Fumble 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Battle Maiden
3rd One In A Million
2004
Research Stakes
1st Besame Mucho 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Chatelaine
3rd Covet Thee
2003
Research Stakes
1st Classy Dane 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Forum Floozie
3rd Gold Lottey
2002
Research Stakes
1st Mica’s Pride 1 minute 09.2 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Rare Insight
2001
Research Stakes
1st La Rieuse 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Winona
3rd Gentle Genius
2000
Research Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Brief Kiss
3rd Perfect Halo

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