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.

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Sunlight
  • 2nd: #7 Estijaab
  • 3rd: #5 Gongs



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 2018 ran on Saturday February 24, 2018 and was won in a thrilling finish by Sunlight.

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes
Date: Saturday February 24, 2018
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

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #4 Sunlight
  • 2nd: #7 Estijaab
  • 3rd: #5 Gongs

Check out the official Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the excellent win by Sunlight who wore down a gallant Estijaab. The two gun fillies battled it out down the straight on way to a March 24 rematch in the coveted Golden Slipper Stakes and boasted a six length margin on the next best over the line, Gongs (3rd).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 4 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 3 54.5kg $2.90
2 7 ESTIJAAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 0.3L 1 54.5kg $2.05F
3 5 GONGS James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7.1L 4 54.5kg $8
4 1 NEUTRALITY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 10.2L 5 56.5kg $6.50
5 3 KNIEVEL Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 10.4L 2 56.5kg $51
2 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0
6 SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive 0

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Tips

  • 1st: #7 Estijaab
  • 2nd: #4 Sunlight
  • 3rd: #1 Neutrality

ESTIJAAB ($2.35) has firmed into race favourite in this now five-starter field and happy to follow the money trail and tip the Team Hawkes-trained Snitzel filly to remain unbeaten. She was impressive at Randwick on debut in late January leading all-the-way over 1000m in a four length romp home and was also impressive in a subsequent Warwick Farm winning hit-out. Rails draw another plus. SUNLIGHT ($2.60) has eased but remains the danger, she’s after her fourth win on the trot and the Magic Millions 2YO Classic form can hold on way to the Slipper. NEUTRALITY ($6) also has each way claims at a price first-up in a wide-open race, the Team Hawkes-trained colt proven at the track / distance winning by two lengths in the spring ahead of two good lead-up trials this summer.

2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The latest Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 odds will be published below as soon as available from Ladbrokes.com.au this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2018 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 2018 Silver Slipper Stakes field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 21, 2018.

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 Final Field drew just seven youngsters led by Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly Sunlight who is narrow favourite for this weekend and in futures Golden Slipper betting for next month. Estijaab drawn the rails for Hawkes Racing is considered the danger, while the Godolphin-raced Gongs also has claims to bring her career record up to three-from-three.

Read more on the 2018 Silver Slipper Stakes Field featuring Sunlight.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x NEUTRALITY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 6 56.5kg
2 1 ZOUSAIN Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 56.5kg
3 KNIEVEL Gregory Hickman Corey Brown 2 56.5kg
4 3×111 SUNLIGHT Tony McEvoy Tim Clark 4 54.5kg
5 11x GONGS James Cummings Glyn Schofield 5 54.5kg
6 11 SIZZLING BELLE Nick Olive TBA 3 54.5kg
7 1 ESTIJAAB Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 1 54.5kg

2018 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 2018 Silver Slipper Stakes nominations will be published below on Monday February 19, 2018.

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2018 Nominations attracted 13 two-year-olds including early favourite for the Golden Slipper Sunlight, Tony McEvoy’s Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly chasing her fourth win on the trot. Fillies dominate the 2018 Silver Slipper nominations with nine of the 13 entries.

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
2019
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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