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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.
2020 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. 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.
|Date:||Saturday September 26, 2020|
|Track:||Rosehill Gardens Racecourse|
|Race Type:||3YO&UP F&M SW+P|
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.
Haut Brion Her
*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|
|2||11216×0||SHOUT THE BAR||M||4||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||2=||58kg||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|
|9||116x2334x2||JEN RULES||M||5||Peter & Paul Snowden||8=||54kg||96|
|12||1259243×46||SUBPOENAED (NZ)||M||4||Chris Waller||12=||54kg||89|
|15||1121x8126x||ROCHA CLOCK||M||4||John O’Shea||15||54kg||80|
|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
|1st||Mizzy||1 minute 22.58 seconds|
|1st||Shumookh||1 minute 23.09 seconds|
|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|