Golden Slipper Stakes

The Golden Slipper is the richest race for two-year-old horses in the world. The $5 million Group 1 runs at Rosehill Gardens in March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Golden Slipper Results

  • 1st: #12 Fireburn
  • 2nd: #3 Best Of Bordeaux
  • 3rd: #8 Coolangatta




The Golden Slipper Stakes is one of the premier races of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and is also the richest two year old race in the world. Held in late March at Rosehill Gardens, the 1200m sprint event is worth a lucrative $5 million in prize money as of 2022 and is the feature event on Golden Slipper Day.

A total of five elite level autumn races take place at the meeting with the Golden Slipper joined by the: Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) for three-year-olds.

A number of traditional lead-ups to the Golden Slipper field offer a ballot exemption to the winning two-year-olds including the: Group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes (1200m) held in late February; the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) and Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) run at Randwick on Guineas Day; and the Group 3 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) and Group 3 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) run the week before.

Their positioning two weeks before the Golden Slipper Stakes makes the Todman Stakes and Reisling Stakes the best guides to the Group 1 in recent years.

Following the Golden Slipper betting the best two-year-olds may back-up at Royal Randwick during ‘The Championships’ in April and contest the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m). In 2016 Yankee Rose ran second in the Golden Slipper before winning the ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes. Three years later, Microphone also improved on a Golden Slipper second ahead of his Sires’ Produce victory in 2019.

The Golden Slipper is also part of the “Golden Slam” for horses that continues with the Golden Rose for three-year-olds and The Golden Eagle for four-year-olds.

Note: The 2021 Golden Slipper Stakes was postponed until Saturday March 27th, 2021 due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions at Rosehill Gardens. 

The 2022 Golden Slipper ran on Saturday March 19, 2022 and was won in a fantastic effort by Sweet Embrace Stakes winning filly Fireburn ($12). 

2022 Golden Slipper Stakes
Date: Saturday March 19, 2022
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 2YO Open Set Weight C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $5,000,000

2022 Golden Slipper Results

  • 1st: #12 Fireburn ($12)
  • 2nd: #3 Best Of Bordeaux
  • 3rd: #8 Coolangatta

Trainer Gary Portelli enjoyed his second success with consistent Rebel Dane filly Fireburn ($12), winner of the Sweet Embrace Stakes last month, coming back off a horror run to fly home the closing stages and post a 2.44 length win over the Silver Slipper winner Best Of Bordeaux ($11) with the beaten favourite Coolangatta ($3.70F) third.

Click here to read more on the phenomenal 2022 Golden Slipper win by Fireburn.

2022 Golden Slipper Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 FIREBURN Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 1 54.5kg $12
2 3 BEST OF BORDEAUX Kacy Fogden Sam Clipperton 2.44L 7 56.5kg $11
3 8 COOLANGATTA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace James McDonald 2.84L 11 54.5kg $3.70F
4 1 DAUMIER Anthony & Sam Freedman Mark Zahra 4.02L 5 56.5kg $21
5 13 OJAI James Cummings Regan Bayliss 5.67L 9 54.5kg $101
6 5 JACQUINOT Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Hugh Bowman 5.73L 8 56.5kg $13
7 16 SHE’S EXTREME Anthony Cummings Brett Prebble 6.74L 3 54.5kg $5.50
8 11 QUEEN OF THE BALL Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 6.8L 2 54.5kg $26
9 2 SEJARDAN Gary Portelli Jason Collett 7.29L 4 56.5kg $9
10 10 RUSSIAN CONQUEST Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 7.84L 13 54.5kg $20
11 9 REVOLUTIONARY MISS Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8.03L 14 54.5kg $21
12 14 SEVEN VEILS Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 8.47L 15 54.5kg $21
13 15 LADY LAGUNA Annabel Neasham Ms Linda Meech 10.21L 10 54.5kg $26
14 17e SWEET RIDE Annabel Neasham Nash Rawiller 13.31L 6 56.5kg $51
15 6 SEBONACK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 13.39L 12 56.5kg $21
16 7 RISE OF THE MASSES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 14.26L 16 56.5kg $41
19e SEMILLION Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 0
20e MAN IN THE MIRROR Annabel Neasham 0
4 SHALATIN Joseph Pride Nash Rawiller 0
18e MILLANE Peter G Moody 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Golden Slipper Form Guide

Check out our comprehensive Golden Slipper Stakes Form Guide page for the latest facts and stats on the race.

2022 Golden Slipper Betting

Golden Slipper betting is extremely popular and has generally been a strong event for punters. Futures Golden Slipper betting is open months in advance of the race offering generous Golden Slipper odds on the potential runners in the two-years-old classic run in the autumn.

Favourites have a fair recent record in the Golden Slipper results of the past decade with five saluting for the punters: Sebring (2008), Sepoy (2011), Overreach (2013), Vancouver (2015) and Farnan (2020) who handed Gai Waterhouse with her record seventh win in the classic.

The Golden Slipper 2022 odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be available as soon as announced. 

2022 Golden Slipper Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Golden Slipper Stakes betting tips and best bets this autumn!

Favourite: #8 Coolangatta ($4.50 at time of publish) 

A filly doesn’t win her opening three starts and take out the $2 million Magic Millions Classic without class. Whether she can win the Slipper fresh though is the question. She was good with her gutsy, narrow victory back in mid-January’s feature but could be vulnerable first-up facing a number of fitter two-year-olds. She’s got a wide draw too that makes things a bit sticky for James McDonald. She hasn’t done anything wrong to date though and Maher/Eustace are master trainers of this age group. No Magic Millions winner has come back and won the Slipper without a run in between, can she be the first? Saluted as first-up favourite on debut and also has the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Stakes win in Brisbane on her record. She fires fresh, but she faces plenty of improvers. EACH WAY.

Best Bet: #16 She’s Extreme ($8.50 at time of publish) 

Think the fillies will have the measure of the colts and geldings this Slipper as they have plenty of times in recent years. Best bet? She’s Extreme was eye-catching third-up at this track / distance last Saturday posting a 1.44 length win in the Magic Night Stakes. She ran good time considering the Heavy (9) track and franked the Fireburn form after running second the start prior in the mud at Randwick in the Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes also over the six furlongs. Rock-hard fit, this daughter of Extreme Choice is out to become just the second filly since Bint Marscay (1993) to do the Magic Night – Slipper double, but she’s drawn a treat in gate six and Brett Prebble is booked for the ride. BEST BET.

Best Roughie: #9 Revolutionary Miss ($15 at time of publish) 

There are so many at double-figures that have genuine claims at the title, including both Russian Revolution fillies for Team Snowden. Of the two, the odds are attractive on the widely-drawn Revolutionary Miss who will need luck from the gate but has been oh-so-consistent. She’s had four starts for a Group 2 win and three seconds. Her victory was in the Blue Diamond Prelude at Caulfield on the back of a Widden Stakes second at Rosehill. The Widden form was franked last weekend’ with the winner Queen Of The Ball taking out the Black Opal in Canberra to earn her Slipper spot. Revolutionary Miss meanwhile went on to go down the barest of margins to Daumier in the Group 1 Blue Diamond over the six furlongs. Whether the form out of Melbourne is the one to follow north is the only question, but happy to go with a proven Group 1 performer who is also proven the Sydney way. DANGER.

2022 Golden Slipper Field

The official 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes field of final acceptances is due to be released by Racing NSW at 9am (local) on Tuesday March 15, 2022 and will be published below.

Each year the Golden Slipper field is released on the Tuesday before the race and final acceptances come at a cost of $30,000 to connections. The Golden Slipper final acceptances follow a number of early entry stages starting with the nomination of yearlings taken in early July of the previous year.
Stay up to date with the latest on the Golden Slipper Field at our dedicated page.
The 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes final field is now out with the favourite Coolangatta drawn wide in barrier 14 racing for the first time since her Magic Millions 2YO Classic win in January.

Anthony & Sam Freedman’s Blue Diamond Stakes winner Daumier jumps from barrier 8 looking to do the rare double for the first time since Sepoy (2011), while Gary Portelli’s Todman Stakes winning colt Sejardan drew one closer in gate 7.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Golden Slipper Stakes 2022 field and betting markets.

Click here for a full run down on the official 2022 Golden Slipper barrier draw. 

2022 Golden Slipper Scratchings: 

  • #4 Shalatin (5) 
  • #18e Millane (1)
  • #19e Semillion (18)
  • #20e Man In The Mirror (4)

Joe Pride’s Todman third place-getter #4 Shalatin (5) has been scratched from the Slipper field on vet’s advice after displaying lameness in the off-fore leg due to a plating issue, paving the way for Annabel Neasham’s Pago Pago runner-up Sweet Ride to gain a start. 

No. Form Horse Barrier Jockey Trainer Weight
1 131 DAUMIER 8 Mark Zahra Anthony & Sam Freedman 56.5kg
2 11×31 SEJARDAN 7 Jason Collett Gary Portelli 56.5kg
3 11 BEST OF BORDEAUX 10 Sam Clipperton Kacy Fogden 56.5kg
4 52×73 SHALATIN 5 Nash Rawiller Joseph Pride 56.5kg
5 153 JACQUINOT 11 Hugh Bowman Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 56.5kg
6 14 SEBONACK 15 William Pike Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
7 1×321 RISE OF THE MASSES 20 Tim Clark Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 56.5kg
8 1x11x COOLANGATTA 14 James McDonald Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 54.5kg
9 2212 REVOLUTIONARY MISS 17 Kerrin McEvoy Peter & Paul Snowden 54.5kg
10 1124 RUSSIAN CONQUEST 16 Tommy Berry Peter & Paul Snowden 54.5kg
11 2×151 QUEEN OF THE BALL 3 Rachel King Richard & Michael Freedman 54.5kg
12 4111 FIREBURN 2 Brenton Avdulla Gary Portelli 54.5kg
13 13×543 OJAI 12 Chad Schofield James Cummings 54.5kg
14 21 SEVEN VEILS 19 Joshua Parr Mark Newnham 54.5kg
15 11×23 LADY LAGUNA 13 Linda Meech Annabel Neasham 54.5kg
16 421 SHE’S EXTREME 6 Brett Prebble Anthony Cummings 54.5kg
17e 1512 SWEET RIDE 9 Jean Van Overmeire Annabel Neasham 56.5kg
18e 1 MILLANE 11 TBC Peter G Moody 56.5kg
19e 1×25 SEMILLION 18 TBC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 56.5kg
20e 1×52 MAN IN THE MIRROR 4 TBC Annabel Neasham 56.5kg

2022 Golden Slipper Second Acceptances

Second acceptances for the 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes are taken by the Australian Turf Club (ATC) on Tuesday the 18th of January, 2022 at 3:00pm (AEDT).

Golden Slipper second acceptances further narrow down the list of hopefuls heading towards the autumn classic and are the first round of declarations taking place the year of the race, usually in late January or early February.

Late Golden Slipper Stakes entries are open until 11am (local time) on the Monday prior to the race but attracts a hefty $150,000 for owners.

The 2022 Golden Slipper second acceptances feature 339 hopeful juveniles led in early betting by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace’s undefeated $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic winning filly Coolangatta, Peter & Paul Snowden’s second-placed filly out of the same event Russian Conquest and Sebring colt Sejardan who ran third in the $2 million Inglis Millennium.

2022 Golden Slipper Nominations

The very early 2022 Golden Slipper Stakes nominations close to yearlings the winter prior to the race and typically attract over 2000 entries.

2022 Golden Slipper First Acceptances

Following the nominations the Golden Slipper first acceptances close for 2022 close in October of 2021.

2022 Golden Slipper Day

Golden Slipper Day is one of the highlights of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival

The meeting runs at the iconic Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in mid-late March and features eight Group status races:

      • Group 1 $5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m)
      • Group 1 $1 million George Ryder Stakes (1500m)
      • Group 1 $700,000 Ranvet Stakes (2000m)
      • Group 1 $700,000 The Galaxy (1100m)
      • Group 1 $600,000 Rosehill Guineas (1600m)
      • Group 3 $160,000 Birthday Card Stakes (1200m)
      • Group 3 $160,000 Epona Stakes (1900m)
      • Group 3 $160,000 NE Manion Quality Cup (2400m)

Golden Slipper History

Originally worth 20,000 pounds in prize money, the Golden Slipper Stakes was first run in 1957 and was won by Todman. Jockey Shane Dye and Ron Quinton have been the most successful jockeys in Golden Slipper history. Quinton won the race with Marscay (1982), Sir Dapper (1983), Rory’s Jester (1985) and Marauding (1987), while Dye won the race on four consecutive occasions; piloting Courtza (1989), Canny Lad (1990), Tierce (1991) and Burst (1992) to victory.

Renowned trainer Tommy J. Smith won the race with six horses; taking out the Group 1 event with Fairy Walk (1971), John’s Hope (1972), Hartshill (1974), Toy Show (1975), Bounding Away (1986) and Star Watch (1988). The fastest winning time was recorded in 2004 when Dance Hero won in 1 minute and 8.6 seconds, while Canny Lad recorded the slowest winning race time in 1990 with a time 1 minute and 15.41 seconds.

The Golden Slipper began as a Principle race from 1957 – 1978 before gaining its current Group 1 status in 1979. It was held over six furlongs until 1972 and then officially 1200m with the metric conversion coming in from 1973 onwards.

From 2009 – 2014 the Golden Slipper Stakes ran on the first Saturday of April. Prior to 2008 it ran on the Saturday before Good Friday. It now runs in March leading up to the two-day ‘The Championships’ on the first two Saturdays of April.

Notable recent Golden Slipper winners include Dance Hero (2004), Stratum (2005), Miss Finland (2006) Sebring (2008) Sepoy (2011), Pierro (2012) and Capitalist (2016).

In both 2017 and 2018 the Golden Slipper trifecta was an all-filly affair.

In 2020 co-trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrated her record seventh success and first in partnership with Adrian Bott when the favourite Farnan saluted in front of a spectator free grandstand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2021 the original Golden Slipper Stakes race day was abandoned due to heavy rainfall and unsafe track conditions and postponed to the following Saturday.

Recent Golden Slipper Winners

See below for the full Golden Slipper winners and results dating back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Fireburn 1 minute 12.79 seconds
2nd Best Of Bordeaux
3rd Coolangatta
2021
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Stay Inside 1 minute 10.76 seconds
2nd Anamoe
3rd Ingratiating
2020
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Farnan 1 minute 10.19 seconds
2nd Away Game
3rd Mamaragan
2019
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Kiamichi 1 minute 12.82 seconds
2nd Microphone
3rd Lyre
2018
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Estijaab 1 minute 12.01 seconds
2nd Oohood
3rd Sunlight
2017
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st She Will Reign 1 minute 15.04 seconds
2nd Frolic
3rd Tulip
2016
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Capitalist 1 minute 10.5 seconds
2nd Yankee Rose
3rd Flying Artie
2015
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Vancouver 1 minute 9.74 seconds
2nd English
3rd Lake Geneva
2014
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Mossfun 1 minute 12.17 seconds
2nd Earthquake
3rd Bring Me The Maid
2013
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Overreach 1 minute 11.0 seconds
2nd Sidestep
3rd Sweet Idea
2012
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 09.7 seconds
2nd Snitzerland
3rd Samaready
2011
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Sepoy 1 minute 10.0 seconds
2nd Mosheen
3rd Elite Falls
2010
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Crystal Lily 1 minute 10.78 seconds
2nd Decision Time
3rd More Strawberries
2009
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Phelan Ready 1 minute 11.78 seconds
2nd Headway
3rd Manhattan Rain
2008
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Sebring 1 minute 12.88 seconds
2nd Von Costa De Hero
3rd Portillo
2007
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Forensics 1 minute 9.33 seconds
2nd Zizou
3rd Meurice
2006
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 9.52 seconds
2nd Pure Energy
3rd Churchill Downs
2005
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Stratum 1 minute 9.67 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Media
2004
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Charge Forward
3rd Alinghi
2003
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Polar Success 1 minute 9.07 seconds
2nd How Funny
3rd Hasna
2002
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Calaway Gal 1 minute 8.81 seconds
2nd Victory Vein
3rd Choisir
2001
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Ha Ha 1 minute 8.94 seconds
2nd Excellerator
3rd Red Hannigan
2000
Golden Slipper Stakes
1st Belle Du Jour 1 minute 9.51 seconds
2nd Crowned Glory
3rd Assertive Lad

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