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.

2020 Todman Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Farnan
  • 2nd: #1 Tagaloa
  • 3rd: #6 Blondeau



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 – mid March at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Todman Stakes is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 $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 Group 1 $500,000 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 Group 2  $300,000 Reisling Stakes (1200m) – as well as the lucrative Group 2 $500,000 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 2020 ran on Saturday March 7, 2020 and was easily won by the odds-on favourite Farnan. 

2020 Todman Stakes
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
Weights: 55.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2020 Todaman Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Farnan
  • 2nd: #1 Tagaloa
  • 3rd: #6 Blondeau

Gai Waterhouse enjoyed her eighth success in the Todman Stakes 2020 results with her Silver Slipper Stakes winner Farnan far too good for his rivals defeating Blue Diamond champ Tagaloa by nearly two lengths on way to the iconic $3.5 million Golden Slipper later in the month.

Click here to read more on the impressive 2020 Todman Stakes win by Farnan for six-time Golden Slipper winning trainer Waterhouse.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 1 55.5kg $1.80F
2 1 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 1.8L 6 55.5kg $3.80
3 6 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4.6L 4 55.5kg $20
4 3 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller James McDonald 4.8L 5 55.5kg $6.50
5 9 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman Tommy Berry 7.3L 3 55.5kg $21
6 4 BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 7.7L 2 55.5kg $17
5 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 0
8 BARBARIC Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 0
7 BARTLEY Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 0

2020 Todman Stakes Betting & Odds

The latest Todman Stakes 2020 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.

2020 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 2020 Todman Stakes field and barriers will be published in full below once announced.

Just nine two-year-old Golden Slipper hopes make-up the Todman Stakes 2020 final field with the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Farnan the clear favourite drawn the rails and last seen winning the Silver Slipper by over three lengths first-up.

Update: #5 Ole Kirk (2) has been scratched in favour of a run in the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Flemington on Saturday instead as a Slipper lead-up.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 31×41 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 8 55.5kg
2 1101 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 1 55.5kg
3 1×22 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55.5kg
4 3×6 BLAZE A TRAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 3 55.5kg
5 1 OLE KIRK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 2 55.5kg
6 242 BLONDEAU Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 6 55.5kg
7 13x BARTLEY Peter & Paul Snowden Brenton Avdulla 9 55.5kg
8 6×1 BARBARIC Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 4 55.5kg
9 3 ON THE LEAD Richard & Michael Freedman TBA 5 55.5kg

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.

Notable Todman Stakes winners in recent years include Written Tycoon (2005), Smart Missile (2011) Pierro (2012), Criterion (2013) and subsequent The Everest champion Yes Yes Yes (2019).

In 2020 Gai Waterhouse celebrated her incredible eighth Todman Stakes win with Farnan.

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

Recent Todman Slipper Trial Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Todman Stakes
1st Farnan 1 minute 09.86 seconds
2nd Tagaloa
3rd Blondeau
2019
Todman Stakes
1st Yes Yes Yes 1 minute 08.40 seconds
2nd Bellevue Hill
3rd Dubious
2018
Todman Stakes
1st Aylmerton 1 minute 08.84 seconds
2nd Ef Troop
3rd Tchaikovsky
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

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