Todman Stakes

The Todman Stakes (1200m) is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse as a Golden Slipper lead-up during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2017 Todman Stakes Results

  • 1st: Gunnison
  • 2nd: Invader
  • 3rd: Veranillo

Todman Stakes News

Two Golden Slipper Stakes Hopes for Snowden Run Todman Quinella

Two Golden Slipper Stakes Hopes for Snowden Run Todman Quinella

Last year’s Golden Slipper Stakes winning trainers Peter & Paul Snowden could have two livewire chances for the Group 1 in a fortnight after Gunnison and Invader fought it out for the winning 2017 Todman Stakes quinella on Saturday.

Gunnison is into the 2017 Golden Slipper field for Team Snowden after his win in the Reisling Stakes. Photo: Steve Hart....

The Todman Stakes, also known as the Todman Slipper Trial, is an exciting Group 2 race held as part of the coveted Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Taking place on Randwick Guineas Day in early March at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Todman Stakes is a traditional lead-up to the $3.5 million Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens.

Randwick Guineas Day is host to two Group 1 races – the $1 million Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and the $500,000 Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) – as well as a number of other Group status support acts. Along with the Todman Stakes, the meeting is host to the fillies’ equivalent – the $300,000 Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) – as well as the lucrative $500,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m).

Worth $300,000 in prize money, the Todman Stakes is run over the sprint distance of 1200m and is for two-year-old colts and geldings at set weights. The Todman Stakes winner is exempt from Golden Slipper ballot and recent horses to complete the double include Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012).

Leading up to the Todman Stakes two-year-olds may run in the previous weekend’s Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) on Chipping Norton Stakes Day, and before the Golden Slipper the following week’s Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill is a nice lead-up for Todman Stakes graduates.

The Todman Stakes 2017 ran on Saturday March 4, 2017.

2017 Todman Stakes
Date: March 4, 2017
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
Weights: 55.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2017 Todman Stakes Results

Check out the full 2017 Todman Stakes Results & Finishing Order below – following the link for a full rundown on the win by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained stablemates Gunnison (1st) and Invader (2nd) for last year’s Golden Slipper Stakes winning stable.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 12 GUNNISON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4 55.5kg $8
2 4 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Joao Moreira 0.1L 5 55.5kg $4.40
3 2 VERANILLO John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 2.4L 3 55.5kg $5.50
4 8 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 3.2L 1 55.5kg $14
5 6 MENARI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 5.7L 2 55.5kg $2.30F
6 9 PERAST Paul Perry Glyn Schofield 8.9L 7 55.5kg $10
7 11 LIGHTZ Jim & Greg Lee Adam Hyeronimus 12.2L 6 55.5kg $61
8 14 SNITCH Peter Robl Ben Melham 13.6L 8 55.5kg $81
13 CUBA John P Thompson Tye Angland 0
1 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 0
5 KHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 0
3 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 0
10 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 0
7 TREKKING John O’Shea Zac Purton 0

2017 Todman Stakes Betting & Odds

The latest Todman Stakes 2017 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up race this weekend will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Todman Stakes Field

The Todman Stakes field attracts the best young two-year-old colts and geldings seeking a run in the coveted Golden Slipper Stakes field in a fortnight’s time at Rosehill Gardens, and are released by Racing NSW the Wednesday before Randwick Guineas Day.

The official 2017 Todman Stakes field and barriers are due out on Wednesday March 1, 2017 and will be published in full below.

View the complete 2017 Todman Stakes Final Field & Barrier Draw below – following the link for more on the key acceptors including the Gerald Ryan-trained duo Menari and Chauffeur.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 132 CHAUFFEUR Gerald Ryan Joshua Parr 10 55.5kg
2 1×12 VERANILLO John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 4 55.5kg
3 11 JUKEBOX Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 3 55.5kg
4 4×251 INVADER Peter & Paul Snowden Joao Moreira (late alt) 7 55.5kg
5 1×7 KHAN Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn (late alt) 13 55.5kg
6 12 MENARI Gerald Ryan Tim Clark 2 55.5kg
7 1x TREKKING John O’Shea Zac Purton 12 55.5kg
8 2×43 SHOWTIME Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 1 55.5kg
9 13 PERAST Paul Perry Glyn Schofield 9 55.5kg
10 1 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy (late alt) 14 55.5kg
11 36×45 LIGHTZ Jim & Greg Lee Adam Hyeronimus 8 55.5kg
12 1 GUNNISON Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn (late alt) 5 55.5kg
13 5 CUBA John P Thompson Tye Angland 6 55.5kg
14 9 SNITCH Peter Robl Ben Melham (late alt) 11 55.5kg

2017 Todman Stakes Nominations

The Todman Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race and are the first indication of what two-year-old colts and geldings will face off in the key Golden Sipper lead-up in the autumn.

The full 2017 Todman Stakes nominations close on Monday February 27, 2017 and will be listed below.

Check out the official 2017 Todman Stakes Nominations below – following the link for more on the key entries including Menari and Jukebox who was scratched out of last weekend’s Group 1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes field in Melbourne.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 132 CHAUFFEUR C 2 Gerald Ryan
2 5 CUBA C 2 John P Thompson
3 1 GUNNISON G 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
4 4×251 INVADER C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
5 11 JUKEBOX C 2 Ciaron Maher
6 1×7 KHAN C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
7 36×45 LIGHTZ G 2 Jim & Greg Lee
8 18 MARSUPIAL C 2 John O’Shea
9 12 MENARI C 2 Gerald Ryan
10 1 MURAAQEB C 2 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
11 13 PERAST C 2 Paul Perry
12 2x REFLECTIVITY C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
13 2×43 SHOWTIME C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
14 9 SNITCH C 2 Peter Robl
15 1x TREKKING C 2 John O’Shea
16 1×12 VERANILLO C 2 John O’Shea

Todman Stakes History

The Todman Slipper Trial was inaugurated in 1973 with Imagele claiming victory in the first race. It began as a principal race run over 1200m, and although the distance has remained the same, the status of the event has increased. It was elevated to a Group 3 status in 1980 before finally being installed as a Group 2 race in 1986. The race has taken place at a number of Sydney’s racecourses over the years including Rosehill Gardens, Canterbury Park and its current home at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

After 2005 the Todman Slipper Trial was called the Todman Stakes.

The full Todman Stakes results going back to 2000 are listed in the below table.

Todman Slipper Trial Records
Race Record: 1:09.29 set by Justice Prevails in 1993

Recent Todman Slipper Trial Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Todman Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Todman Stakes
1st Gunnison 1 minute 13.49 seconds
2nd Invader
3rd Veranillo
2016
Todman Stakes
1st Kiss And Make Up 1 minute 9.5 seconds
2nd Capitalist
3rd Weatherly
2015
Todman Slipper Trial
1st Vancouver 1 minute 08.8 seconds
2nd Furnaces
3rd Headwater
2014
Todman Stakes
1st Ghibellines 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Unencumbered
3rd Cornrow
2013
Todman Stakes
1st Criterion 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Fast ‘N’ Rocking
3rd Havana
2012
Todman Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 12.1 seconds
2nd Epaulette
3rd Shelford
2011
Todman Stakes
1st Smart Missile 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Sepoy
3rd Foxwedge
2010
Todman Stakes
1st Masquerader 1 minute 11.47 seconds
2nd Decision Time
3rd Carved In Stone
2009
Todman Stakes
1st Real Saga 1 minute 11.52 seconds
2nd Phelan Ready
3rd Purdey
2008
Todman Stakes
1st Krupt 1 minute 10.57 seconds
2nd Related
3rd Typhoon Fury
2007
Todman Stakes
1st Meurice 1 minute 11.08 seconds
2nd Zizou
3rd Shaft
2006
Todman Stakes
1st Diego Garcia 1 minute 11.56 seconds
2nd Just Mambo
3rd My Middi
2005
Todman Stakes
1st Written Tycoon 1 minute 11.98 seconds
2nd Domesday
3rd Flying Pegasus
2004
Todman Slipper Trial
1st Charge Forward 1 minute 10.3 seconds
2nd Dane Shadow
3rd Samboy
2003
Todman Slipper Trial
1st Exceed And Excel 1 minute 10.57 seconds
2nd Untouchable
3rd Niello
2002
Todman Slipper Trial
1st Snowland 1 minute 10.68 seconds
2nd Yell
3rd Takas
2001
Todman Slipper Trial
1st Royal Courtship 1 minute 9.88 seconds
2nd Viscount
3rd Mistegic
2000
Todman Slipper Trial
1st Great Crusader 1 minute 9.96 seconds
2nd Lord Dane
3rd Phoenix Park