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.

2017 Golden Pendant Results

  • 1st: #4 Daysee Doom
  • 2nd: #1 Dixie Blossoms
  • 3rd: #2 Omei Sword

Golden Pendant News

2017 Golden Pendant Results: Daysee Doom Beats Dixie Blossoms

2017 Golden Pendant Results: Daysee Doom Beats Dixie Blossoms

Trainer Ron Quinton enjoyed a stellar Golden Pendant 2017 result for the stable running the quinella on Golden Rose Day with in-form mares Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms. Shy from dead-heating the race, Quinton celebrated the best possible result in this year’s Group 2 $400,000 Golden Pendant (1400m) as his duo held out the Chris…

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.

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.

The 2017 Golden Pendant was held on Saturday September 23, 2017.

2017 Golden Pendant
Date: Saturday September 23, 2017
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000

2017 Golden Pendant Results

  • 1st: #4 Daysee Doom
  • 2nd: #1 Dixie Blossoms
  • 3rd: #2 Omei Sword

Read the official Golden Pendant 2017 Results, the race won by the Ron Quinton-trained Daysee Doom ($5.50) who held off her stalbmeat Dixie Blossoms ($7) for the win, while the Chris Waller-trained favourite Omei Sword ($4.20) had no excuses for her third place finish.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 4 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins (a) 10 56kg $5.50
2 1 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 0.2L 7 57kg $7
3 2 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 1.2L 1 57kg $4.20F
4 5 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Blake Shinn 1.4L 8 56kg $8.50
5 13 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 2L 11 55kg $101
6 7 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 2.5L 2 55kg $4.80
7 12 MAGIC ALIBI Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 3.1L 4 55kg $21
8 11 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle Ms Kathy O’Hara 3.7L 9 55kg $101
9 8 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer Kerrin McEvoy 4.6L 5 55kg $11
10 3 SWEET REDEMPTION Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 5L 3 56.5kg $13
11 9 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 10.2L 6 55kg $51
6 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 0
10 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 0

2017 Golden Pendant Betting Odds

The spring’s best Golden Pendant 2017 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.

2017 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 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

The 2017 Golden Pendant Field attracted 13 mares including the Hawkes Racing-trained Euro Angel drawn the rails, and the Ron Quinton-trained stablemates Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 14x31033x4 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Corey Brown 8 57kg 106
2 9x12x27x56 OMEI SWORD Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 2 57kg 99
3 2213x50x18 SWEET REDEMPTION Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 4 56.5kg 104
4 11x34221x3 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins (a) 12 56kg 103
5 x4735070x7 DANISH TWIST Kris Lees Blake Shinn 10 56kg 102
6 0x20407x23 EURO ANGEL (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 1 56kg 101
7 1x11130x15 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 3 55kg 102
8 34x2407x20 DENMAGIC David Pfieffer Kerrin McEvoy 6 55kg 94
9 2x70420x40 SORT AFTER Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott TBA 7 55kg 92
10 x55250x118 LUBITON Bjorn Baker Glyn Schofield 9 55kg 91
11 9×72676784 BERRY DELICIOUS Jason Coyle TBA 11 55kg 87
12 70633×5164 MAGIC ALIBI Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 5 55kg 83
13 311x9725x0 ZENALICIOUS Les Bridge Tim Clark 13 55kg 81

2017 Golden Pendant Nominations

The 2017 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 2017 early entries attracted 15 hopefuls led by the likes of Ron Quinton’s last start Sheraco Stakes placegetter Daysee Doom and the Chris Waller-trained Omei Sword who was runner-up in the Golden Rose Stakes on this day 12 months ago.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 9×72676784 BERRY DELICIOUS M 6 Jason Coyle 87
2 1x11130x15 BONNY O’REILLY (NZ) M 5 Bjorn Baker 102
3 x4735070x7 DANISH TWIST M 6 Kris Lees 102
4 5111619×2 DAWN WALL M 4 Chris Waller 90
5 11x34221x3 DAYSEE DOOM M 5 Ron Quinton 103
6 34x2407x20 DENMAGIC M 5 David Pfieffer 94
7 14x31033x4 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 5 Ron Quinton 106
8 0x20407x23 EURO ANGEL (NZ) M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 101
9 x4285x0x15 HEARTLINGS M 5 Kerry Parker 76
10 x55250x118 LUBITON M 4 Bjorn Baker 91
11 70633×5164 MAGIC ALIBI M 5 Gerald Ryan 83
12 9x12x27x56 OMEI SWORD M 4 Chris Waller 99
13 2x70420x40 SORT AFTER M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 92
14 2213x50x18 SWEET REDEMPTION M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 104
15 311x9725x0 ZENALICIOUS M 4 Les Bridge 81

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) and More Joyous (2012). Golden Pendant results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Golden Pendant Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Golden Pendant
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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