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.

2018 Todman Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Aylmerton
  • 2nd: #1 Ef Troop
  • 3rd: #13 Tchaikovsky



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 2018 ran on Saturday March 10, 2018 and was won in an upset by Aylmerton after favourite Performer lost his rider.

2018 Todman Stakes
Date: Saturday March 10, 2018
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
Weights: 55.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2018 Todaman Stakes Results

  • 1st: #10 Aylmerton
  • 2nd: #1 Ef Troop
  • 3rd: #13 Tchaikovsky

Check out the official Todman Stakes 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the upset win by now Golden Slipper-bound Aylmerton who saluted at $17 odds over the Tony Gollan-trained Ef Troop after the Chris Waller-trained favourite Performer threw off jockey Hugh Bowman during the run.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 10 AYLMERTON Jean Dubois Andrew Adkins 1 55.5kg $17
2 1 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Corey Brown 0.2L 2 55.5kg $3.50F
3 13 TCHAIKOVSKY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 1.5L 8 55.5kg $16
4 6 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 2.3L 6 55.5kg $15
5 7 PLAGUE STONE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 3.7L 9 55.5kg $10
6 4 RAGGED RASCAL Paul Perry Adam Hyeronimus 4.7L 3 55.5kg $51
7 9 EXCELTIC Gary Portelli Tye Angland 5.2L 4 55.5kg $16
8 11 PAQUIRRI Gary Moore Tim Clark 10.8L 7 55.5kg $61
LR 2 PERFORMER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 5 55.5kg $2.10F
14 REPUBLIC John P Thompson Christian Reith 0
12 TOULOUSE David Payne Jason Collett 0
5 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 0
8 BONDI Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 0
3 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 0

2018 Todman Stakes Betting & Odds

The latest Todman Stakes 2018 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.

2018 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 2018 Todman Stakes field and barriers will be published in full below once announced.

The Todman Stakes 2018 Final Field is down to 13 hopefuls with the undefeated Chris Waller-trained Canonbury Stakes winner Performer the clear favourite to make it three-from-three on way to the Golden Slipper. Brisbane’s Tony Gollan saddles-up returning Magic Millions Classic fourth placegetter Ef Troop from a gun barrier two draw, while Skyline Stakes third placed Legend Of Condor races from barrier eight.

Read more on the Performer-led 2018 Todman Stakes Field of Golden Slipper Hopes.

2018 Todman Stakes Field Update: Just nine two-year-olds remain in the mix after five early scratchings from the Golden Slipper lead-up. A number of the withdrawn youngsters including Bondi and Encryption race instead in Canberra on Sunday in the Group 3 Black Opal Stakes.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 114 EF TROOP Tony Gollan Corey Brown 2 55.5kg
2 1×1 PERFORMER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 7 55.5kg
3 314 PRAIRIE FIRE Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 12 55.5kg
4 212x RAGGED RASCAL Paul Perry Adam Hyeronimus 5 55.5kg
5 32×25 ENCRYPTION James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 10 55.5kg
6 1×43 LEGEND OF CONDOR Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield 8 55.5kg
7 2×20 PLAGUE STONE James Cummings Kerrin McEvoy 14 55.5kg
8 2×36 BONDI Peter & Paul Snowden Joshua Parr 4 55.5kg
9 32 EXCELTIC Gary Portelli Tye Angland 6 55.5kg
10 1 AYLMERTON Jean Dubois Andrew Adkins 1 55.5kg
11 323x PAQUIRRI Gary Moore Tim Clark 9 55.5kg
12 3×6 TOULOUSE David Payne Jason Collett 3 55.5kg
13 5 TCHAIKOVSKY Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 13 55.5kg
14 7 REPUBLIC John P Thompson Christian Reith 11 55.5kg

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 2018 Todman Stakes nominations close on Monday March 5, 2018 and will be listed below.

The Todman Stakes 2018 Nominations have been extended until Tuesday morning after attracted 13 early entries led by the undefeated Chris Waller-trained early Golden Slipper fancy Performer.

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 (20050, Smart Missile (2011) Pierro (2012) and Criterion (2013).

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

Recent Todman Slipper Trial Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Todman Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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