Silver Slipper Stakes

The Silver Slipper Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds heading towards the coveted Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Farnan
  • 2nd: #2 Global Quest
  • 3rd: #4 North Pacific



The Silver Slipper Stakes is a lucrative Group 2 race run in mid-late February during the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, the Silver Slipper Stakes is one of three Group races at the meeting along with the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m).

A 1100m sprint race for two-year-olds at set weights, the Silver Slipper Stakes offers $250,000 in prize money and is the first notable Group status race solely for two-year-olds at the carnival.

Runners from the Silver Slipper Stakes are traditionally eyeing a run in the richest race in the world for their age group – the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) back at Rosehill in March. She Will Reign (2017) was the last two-year-old to complete the Silver Slipper – Golden Slipper Stakes double.

Before the Golden Slipper Stakes the horses out of the Silver Slipper Stakes field may run in a lead-up race like Canberra’s Group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m), or either the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) for fillies or Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) for colts & geldings the week before.

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2020 ran on Saturday February 22, 2020 and was won in an upset by the runaway winner Farnan for six-time Golden Slipper winning trainer Gai Waterhouse. 

2020 Silver Slipper Stakes
Date: Saturday February 22, 2020
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
Weights: Colts & Geldings – 56.5kg / Fillies – 54.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000
Inaugurated: 1963

2020 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

    • 1st: #1 Farnan
    • 2nd: #2 Global Quest
    • 3rd: #4 North Pacific

Cellsabeel was odds-on favourite for the win but the Silver Slipper Stakes 2020 results were dominated by class colt Farnan who picked up the leader Every Rose on the straight before flying home for a big three length victory over Global Quest (2nd) with impressive debutant North Pacific (3rd) rounding out the trifecta.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2020 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Farnan prepared by six-time Golden Slipper winning trainer Gai Waterhouse.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg $7.50
2 2 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller James McDonald 3.3L 6 56.5kg $8
3 4 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 4.6L 5 56.5kg $8
4 8 FAYERRA Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 4.7L 4 54.5kg $71
5 6 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tommy Berry 6.5L 2 54.5kg $1.90F
6 3 BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 7.1L 8 56.5kg $8.50
7 7 SUNBORN Edward Cummings Andrew Adkins 14.3L 1 54.5kg $51
8 5 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 15.6L 7 54.5kg $11

2020 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The latest Silver Slipper Stakes 2020 odds will be published below as soon as available from Ladbrokes.com.au this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Silver Slipper Stakes Field

The Silver Slipper Stakes field attracts the season’s best young sprinters heading towards bigger races for their age group over the autumn, especially the Golden Slipper Stakes, and final acceptances close the Wednesday before the race takes place on Hobartville Stakes Day.

The 2020 Silver Slipper Stakes field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 19, 2020.

A six-length winner at the track last time out, the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained filly Cellsabeel is odds-on favourite to defeat her seven rivals in the Silver Slipper Stakes 2020 final field on way to the $3.5 million Golden Slipper.

Click here to read more on the Cellsabeel-dominated 2020 Silver Slipper Stakes field and betting market.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 110 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 3 56.5kg
2 1×2 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller James McDonald 6 56.5kg
3 3x BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 56.5kg
4 NORTH PACIFIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg
5 1×229 EVERY ROSE Mark Newnham Ms Rachel King 7 54.5kg
6 4×1 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tommy Berry 2 54.5kg
7 15×5 SUNBORN Edward Cummings Andrew Adkins 1 54.5kg
8 44 FAYERRA Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 4 54.5kg

2020 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

The Silver Slipper Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race each year and attract a host of promising two-year-olds.

The 2020 Silver Slipper Stakes nominations will be published below on Monday February 17, 2020.

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2020 nominations attracted 13 two-year-old Golden Slipper hopefuls led by the already odds-on favourite Cellsabeel who comes off a six length win first-up at the track.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 1×229 EVERY ROSE F 2 Mark Newnham 1 54.5kg
2 110 FARNAN C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 2 56.5kg
3 1×2 GLOBAL QUEST C 2 Chris Waller 3 56.5kg
4 11 PRAGUE C 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 4 56.5kg
5 4×1 CELLSABEEL F 2 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 5 54.5kg
6 3x BLAZE A TRAIL C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg
7 12 RULERSHIP C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 7 56.5kg
8 15×5 SUNBORN F 2 Edward Cummings 8 54.5kg
9 22 CENTIMENTAL F 2 Chris Waller 9 54.5kg
10 59×25 GLENFIDDICH C 2 Robbie Griffiths 10 56.5kg
11 44 FAYERRA F 2 Anthony Cummings 11 54.5kg
12 6x BARBARIC C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 12 56.5kg
13 NORTH PACIFIC C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13 56.5kg

Silver Slipper Stakes History

Eskimo Prince was the inaugural Silver Slipper Stakes winner when the race was first held in 1963. It began as a Principal race run over four furlongs, and was run over five furlongs for one year in 1970. With Australia’s adoption of the metric system in 1973, the race distance was converted to 900m.

In 1979 the Silver Slipper reached its current Group 2 status and then the race distance was increased to 1100m in 1984. Due to an outbreak of the equine influenza in Australia, the race was not held in 1997.

A host of gun two-year-olds have dominated the Silver Slipper Stakes results over the years including recent Golden Slipper champions Pierro (2012), Mossfun (2014) and She Will Reign (2017).

See below for a full list of Silver Slipper Stakes results going back to 2000.

Silver Slipper Stakes Records
Race Record (for current distance of 1100m): 1:02.90 set by Amelia’s Dream in 2008
Most Successful Jockey: D. Beadman has won five Silver Slippers with Honey Be Quick (1990), Strategic (1994), Domesday (2005), Plagiarize (2006), Shaft (2007).

Recent Silver Slipper Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Farnan 1 minute 04.75 seconds
2nd Global Quest
3rd North Pacific
2019
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Time To Reign 1 minute 04.08 seconds
2nd Tassort
3rd Born A Warrior
2018
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Sunlight 1 minute 03.51 seconds
2nd Estijaab
3rd Gongs
2017
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st She Will Reign 1 minute 04.70 seconds
2nd Veranillo
3rd Showtime
2016
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Astern 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Defcon
3rd Mount Panorama
2015
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Headwater 1 minute 4.4 seconds
2nd Voilier
3rd Mishani Honcho
2014
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Mossfun 1 minute 6.2 seconds
2nd Press Report
3rd Risen From Doubt
2013
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 6.3 seconds
2nd Whiskey Allround
3rd Charlie Boy
2012
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 6.8 seconds
2nd Hussousa
3rd Kyria
2011
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Elite Falls
3rd Straight Gold
2010
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Chance Bye 1 minute 4.28 seconds
2nd Ambers Waltz
3rd Zutara
2009
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Melito 1 minute 3.85 seconds
2nd Sunday Rose
3rd Onemorenomore
2008
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Amelia’s Dream 1 minute 2.9 seconds
2nd Hips Don’t Lie
3rd Glowlamp
2007
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Shaft 1 minute 4.02 seconds
2nd Husson Lightning
3rd Murtajill
2006
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Plagiarize 1 minute 3.97 seconds
2nd Boom Time Savings
3rd Five Ways
2005
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Domesday 1 minute 3.96 seconds
2nd Flying Pegasus
3rd Dr. Green
2004
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Ballybleue 1 minute 4.04 seconds
2nd Dane Shadow
3rd Esther
2003
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Hasna 1 minute 3.96 seconds
2nd Polar Success
3rd Legally Bay
2002
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 5.21 seconds
2nd Chuckle
3rd Air Of Grace
2001
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Excellerator 1 minute 3.14 seconds
2nd Ha Ha
3rd Donna Natalia
2000
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st French Braids 1 minute 3.67 seconds
2nd Kootoomootoo
3rd King Of Danes

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