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.

2019 Golden Pendant Results

  • 1st: #3 Mizzy
  • 2nd: #2 Champagne Cuddles
  • 3rd: #7 Dyslexic



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.

The 2019 Golden Pendant was held on Saturday September 28, 2019 and was won by the flying Mizzy for Anthony Cummings. 

Golden Pendant
Date: Saturday September 28, 2019
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M SW+P
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000

2019 Golden Pendant Results

  • 1st: #3 Mizzy
  • 2nd: #2 Champagne Cuddles
  • 3rd: #7 Dyslexic

The Golden Pendant 2019 Results saw Anthony Cummings’ flying mare Mizzy post her third straight Group race victory, the Sheraco Stakes – Toy Show Quality winner first past the post again defeating Champagne Cuddles by 1.3 lengths. The $7.5 million Golden Eagle for four-year-olds is now on the card for the Golden Pendant winner.

Read more on the impressive 2019 Golden Pendant win by the in-form Mizzy. 

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 3 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 5 56kg $5.50
2 2 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 1.3L 2 56kg $4.20
3 7 DYSLEXIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 1.5L 1 54kg $7
4 1 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 4.3L 7 58kg $9
5 5 ENTICING STAR Chris Waller James McDonald 4.5L 6 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $2.50F
6 4 PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea Joshua Parr 4.6L 4 56kg $26
7 6 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tim Clark 4.7L 3 54kg $17

2019 Golden Pendant Betting Odds

The spring’s best Golden Pendant 2019 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.

2019 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 2019 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

Just seven female gallopers take to the track in the 2019 Golden Pendant field with the Chris Waller-trained The Everest contender Enticing Star the favourite to win first-up from gate six.

Read more on the 2019 Golden Pendant Field & Odds featuring The Everest hopeful Enticing Star. 

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 2871x0611x INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 7 58kg 112
2 x3178447x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 2 56kg 106
3 0x31446x11 MIZZY Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 5 56kg 106
4 x339x510x0 PRETTY IN PINK John O’Shea Joshua Parr 4 56kg 101
5 11111x162x ENTICING STAR Chris Waller James McDonald 6 54kg (probable 54.5kg) 105
6 432200×396 FUNDAMENTALIST David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Tim Clark (late alt) 3 54kg 100
7 12x4350x44 DYSLEXIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jay Ford 1 54kg 98

2019 Golden Pendant Nominations

The 2019 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 official Golden Pendant 2019 Nominations attracted 15 hopefuls led by the Chris Waller-trained duo Enticing Star and Arcadia Queen who are both confirmed runners in next month’s $14 million The Everest. Arcadia Queen is a doubtful final acceptor, but stablemate Enticing Star looks set to kick off her spring bid in the race.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 113111×1 ARCADIA QUEEN M 4 Chris Waller 110
2 214144641x CELEBRITY DREAM (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 98
3 x3178447x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 5 Bjorn Baker 106
4 12x4350x44 DYSLEXIC M 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 98
5 3033x432x7 EL DORADO DREAMING M 4 Kris Lees 102
6 11111x162x ENTICING STAR M 6 Chris Waller 105
7 432200×396 FUNDAMENTALIST M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
8 2871x0611x INVINCIBELLA M 6 Chris Waller 112
9 x73810x237 INVINCIBLE GEM M 6 Kris Lees 108
10 4312281×32 LABURNUM M 4 James Cummings 90
11 0x31446x11 MIZZY M 4 Anthony Cummings 106
12 x6073447x5 NOIRE M 6 Chris Waller 104
13 x339x510x0 PRETTY IN PINK M 4 John O’Shea 101
14 00x2196x21 SPANISH WHISPER M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
15 42414814×9 VOLPE VELOCE M 6 Graham Richardson 107

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
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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