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Todman Stakes Next for Silver Slipper Winner Astern

Todman Stakes Next for Silver Slipper Winner Astern

Godolphin runner Astern has stamped himself as a serious 2016 Golden Slipper contender at Rosehill Gardens this afternoon; justifying his clear race favouritism to win the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1200m).

Astern was far too good for his rivals in the Group 2 Silver Slipper. Photo: Steve Hart

Leading Sydney hoop Hugh Bowman was given the ride on Astern ...

The 2016 Silver Slipper Stakes is a prestigious Group 2 thoroughbred race held towards the start of Sydney’s premier carnival, the Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at the esteemed Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late February or early March, the Silver Slipper Stakes is one of three Group races at the meeting; the others are the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 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 race solely for two-year-olds at the carnival.

Runners from the Silver Slipper Stakes may continue on with similar status races including the Group 3 Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) the following week at Randwick, Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) for fillies or the Group 3 Skyline Stakes (1200m) for colts and geldings a fortnight later on Randwick Guineas Day and then either the Group 2 Reisling Slipper Trial (1200m) for fillies or the Group 2 Todman Slipper Trial (1200m) for colts and geldings at Rosehill in late March.

All of these races serve as an ideal preparation campaign for two-year-olds on their way to the premier two-year-olds race of the autumn, the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill in early April.

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2016 will be run on Saturday February 20, 2016.

2016 Silver Slipper Stakes
Date: February 20, 2016
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

Silver Slipper Stakes Field

The Silver Slipper Stakes field will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1170 RAFHA’S CHOICE Bede Murray Tye Angland 6 56.5kg
2 1x ASTERN John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 5 56.5kg
3 2 DEFCON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 7 56.5kg
4 425x PITTSBURGH Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 3 56.5kg
5 63 MOUNT PANORAMA Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 56.5kg
6 7x KING OF WAR Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 2 56.5kg
7 025×2 RATHER SWEET Gary Nickson Ms Winona Costin (a) 4 54.5kg

Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

The Silver Slipper Stakes nominations will be provided below.

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.

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
Silver Slipper Stakes
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Astern 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Defcon
3rd Mount Panorama
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Headwater 1 minute 4.4 seconds
2nd Voilier
3rd Mishani Honcho
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Mossfun 1 minute 6.2 seconds
2nd Press Report
3rd Risen From Doubt
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 6.3 seconds
2nd Whiskey Allround
3rd Charlie Boy
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 6.8 seconds
2nd Hussousa
3rd Kyria
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Elite Falls
3rd Straight Gold
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Chance Bye 1 minute 4.28 seconds
2nd Ambers Waltz
3rd Zutara
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Melito 1 minute 3.85 seconds
2nd Sunday Rose
3rd Onemorenomore
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Amelia’s Dream 1 minute 2.9 seconds
2nd Hips Don’t Lie
3rd Glowlamp
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Shaft 1 minute 4.02 seconds
2nd Husson Lightning
3rd Murtajill
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Plagiarize 1 minute 3.97 seconds
2nd Boom Time Savings
3rd Five Ways
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Domesday 1 minute 3.96 seconds
2nd Flying Pegasus
3rd Dr. Green
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Ballybleue 1 minute 4.04 seconds
2nd Dane Shadow
3rd Esther
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Hasna 1 minute 3.96 seconds
2nd Polar Success
3rd Legally Bay
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 5.21 seconds
2nd Chuckle
3rd Air Of Grace
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Excellerator 1 minute 3.14 seconds
2nd Ha Ha
3rd Donna Natalia
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st French Braids 1 minute 3.67 seconds
2nd Kootoomootoo
3rd King Of Danes