Todman Stakes

The 2017 Todman Stakes (1200m) is a Group 2 race held at Randwick Racecourse as a Golden Slipper lead-up during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Todman Stakes News

2016 Golden Slipper Still the Target for Capitalist

2016 Golden Slipper Still the Target for Capitalist

Capitalist suffered his first loss in the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday but co-trainer Paul Snowden has revealed the colt has suffered no ill-effects from the run and remains on target for the 2016 Golden Slipper (1200m) on March 19th.

The 2016 Golden Slipper remains the target for Capitalist despite a shock defeat in ...

The 2017 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 will be run on Saturday March 4.

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 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.

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.

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
2017
Todman Stakes
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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