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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.
2018 Golden Pendant Results
- 1st: TBD
- 2nd: TBD
- 3rd: TBD
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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 2018 Golden Pendant was held on Saturday September 22, 2018.
|2018 Golden Pendant|
|Date:||Saturday September 22, 2018|
|Track:||Rosehill Gardens Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO&UP F&M SWP|
Read below for the official Golden Pendant 2018 Results upon the immediate conclusion of the race.
2018 Golden Pendant Betting Odds
The spring’s best Golden Pendant 2018 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.
2018 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 2018 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 2018 Golden Pendant Field attracted 13 mares including Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) winner Champagne Cuddles, and the Ron Quinton-trained stablemates Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom, who return for a second straight year.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||4x1451221x||PROMPT RESPONSE||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Damien Oliver||9||58kg||–||112|
|2||0x1150x5x6||DAYSEE DOOM||Ron Quinton||Andrew Adkins||3||58kg||–||110|
|3||143x1636x3||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||Ron Quinton||Christian Reith||6||56.5kg||–||108|
|4||41x43215x1||INVINCIBELLA||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||10||56.5kg||–||107|
|5||222x1330x3||CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES||Bjorn Baker||James McDonald||1||55kg||–||105|
|6||20265467×9||ECKSTEIN||Kurt Goldman||Kerrin McEvoy||5||55kg||–||100|
|7||x103131641||PRINCESS POSH||Kris Lees||Brenton Avdulla||2||55kg||–||96|
|8||1112x412x2||NOIRE||Chris Waller||Tommy Berry||7||54kg||–||101|
|9||534x4021x3||MAGIC ALIBI||Gerald Ryan||Jay Ford||11||54kg||–||92|
|10||12235×2||SHUMOOKH||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Tim Clark||8||54kg||–||90|
|11||2500×27664||INSENSATA||Jason Coyle||Jason Collett||4||54kg||–||85|
2018 Golden Pendant Nominations
The 2018 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 2018 early entries attracted 17 hopefuls led by the likes of Bjorn Bakers last start Sheraco Stakes placegetter Champagne Cuddles and the Chris Waller-trained Invincibella who won the Sheraco Stakes a fortnight earlier.
|No.||Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Hcp Rating|
|1||222x1330x3||CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES||M||4||Bjorn Baker||105|
|2||0x1150x5x6||DAYSEE DOOM||M||6||Ron Quinton||110|
|3||143x1636x3||DIXIE BLOSSOMS||M||6||Ron Quinton||108|
|8||534x4021x3||MAGIC ALIBI||M||6||Gerald Ryan||92|
|10||7010033104||MISS GUNPOWDER||M||6||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||100|
|12||x103131641||PRINCESS POSH||M||5||Kris Lees||96|
|13||4x1451221x||PROMPT RESPONSE||M||5||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||112|
|14||x076x462x4||SHILLELAGH (NZ)||M||7||Chris Waller||109|
|15||12235×2||SHUMOOKH||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||90|
|16||344x200x28||SOLD FOR SONG||M||6||Kevin Kemp||92|
|17||0x41500x25||TULIP||M||4||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||91|
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
|1st||Daysee Doom||1 minute 23.75 seconds|
|1st||Tycoon Tara||1 minute 22.60 seconds|
|1st||Peeping||1 minute 23 seconds|
|1st||Arabian Gold||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Sharnee Rose||1 minute 23.1 seconds|
|1st||More Joyous||1 minute 25.4 seconds|
|1st||Screen||1 minute 09.9 seconds|
|1st||Trim||1 minute 09.8 seconds|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|1st||Judged||1 minute 11.1 seconds|
|1st||Race Not Held||–|
|1st||Coolroom Candidate||1 minute 11.1 seconds|
|1st||Fumble||1 minute 09.5 seconds|
|3rd||One In A Million|
|1st||Besame Mucho||1 minute 10.6 seconds|
|1st||Classy Dane||1 minute 10.4 seconds|
|1st||Mica’s Pride||1 minute 09.2 seconds|
|1st||La Rieuse||1 minute 10.7 seconds|
|1st||Spinning Hill||1 minute 11.1 seconds|