Golden Pendant

The Golden Pendant is a Group 2 event for fillies and mares held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in September as part of Golden Rose Stakes Day.

2018 Golden Pendant Results

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD



The Golden Pendant is a Group 2 middle distance sprint held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney. The Golden Pendant was previously known as the Research Stakes and now takes place on Golden Rose Stakes Day.

Held in late September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival, the Golden Pendant has rapidly grown into a major target for fillies and mares each season due to the boosted stakes on offer.

Raced over 1400m under set weights and penalties conditions, the Golden Pendant is open only to fillies and mares aged three years and older. With a lucrative $400,000 in prize money on offer, the Golden Pendant is one of the major early spring events hosted by the Australian Turf Club (ATC).

A popular lead-up event to the Golden Pendant is the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) held a few weeks earlier at the same track. The Group 3 Tibbie Stakes (1400m) at Newcastle provides another preparatory opportunity a week out from the race.

Following the Golden Pendant, the course taken by horses depends entirely on their success in the race and their spring campaign plans.

The Golden Pendant shares the program with a host of other Group status races including the meeting’s marquee race, the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds. The other feature event on the card is the Group 2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for Epsom Handicap-bound gallopers.

The 2018 Golden Pendant was held on Saturday September 22, 2018.

2018 Golden Pendant
Date: Saturday September 22, 2018
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO&UP F&M SWP
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $400,000

Read below for the official Golden Pendant 2018 Results upon the immediate conclusion of the race.

2018 Golden Pendant Betting Odds

The spring’s best Golden Pendant 2018 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 2 race for fillies and mares will be available below the week of the race.

2018 Golden Pendant Field

The Golden Pendant field attracts a quality line-up of fillies and mares each season, many of which come out of either the Group 3 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at the track a fortnight earlier or from a run against the boys in the Group 2 Theo Marks Stakes (1300m) on the same lead-up program.

The official Golden Pendant 2018 Final Field & Barriers will be released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading-up to the race and will be published in full below.

The 2018 Golden Pendant Field attracted 13 mares including Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) winner Champagne Cuddles, and the Ron Quinton-trained stablemates Dixie Blossoms and Daysee Doom, who return for a second straight year.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 4x1451221x PROMPT RESPONSE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damien Oliver 9 58kg 112
2 0x1150x5x6 DAYSEE DOOM Ron Quinton Andrew Adkins 3 58kg 110
3 143x1636x3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS Ron Quinton Christian Reith 6 56.5kg 108
4 41x43215x1 INVINCIBELLA Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 107
5 222x1330x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker James McDonald 1 55kg 105
6 20265467×9 ECKSTEIN Kurt Goldman Kerrin McEvoy 5 55kg 100
7 x103131641 PRINCESS POSH Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 2 55kg 96
8 1112x412x2 NOIRE Chris Waller Tommy Berry 7 54kg 101
9 534x4021x3 MAGIC ALIBI Gerald Ryan Jay Ford 11 54kg 92
10 12235×2 SHUMOOKH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 8 54kg 90
11 2500×27664 INSENSATA Jason Coyle Jason Collett 4 54kg 85

2018 Golden Pendant Nominations

The 2018 Golden Pendant nominations close on the Monday leading-up to Golden Rose Stakes Day and will be available right here once early entries are released.

The Golden Pendant 2018 early entries attracted 17 hopefuls led by the likes of Bjorn Bakers last start Sheraco Stakes placegetter Champagne Cuddles and the Chris Waller-trained Invincibella who won the Sheraco Stakes a fortnight earlier.

No. Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 222x1330x3 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES M 4 Bjorn Baker 105
2 0x1150x5x6 DAYSEE DOOM M 6 Ron Quinton 110
3 143x1636x3 DIXIE BLOSSOMS M 6 Ron Quinton 108
4 20265467×9 ECKSTEIN M 5 Kurt Goldman 100
5 2500×27664 INSENSATA M 5 Jason Coyle 85
6 41x43215x1 INVINCIBELLA M 5 Chris Waller 107
7 229×781133 IRITHEA M 5 Bjorn Baker 88
8 534x4021x3 MAGIC ALIBI M 6 Gerald Ryan 92
9 21619×2331 MANDYLION M 4 Gwenda Markwell 83
10 7010033104 MISS GUNPOWDER M 6 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 100
11 1112x412x2 NOIRE M 5 Chris Waller 101
12 x103131641 PRINCESS POSH M 5 Kris Lees 96
13 4x1451221x PROMPT RESPONSE M 5 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 112
14 x076x462x4 SHILLELAGH (NZ) M 7 Chris Waller 109
15 12235×2 SHUMOOKH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 90
16 344x200x28 SOLD FOR SONG M 6 Kevin Kemp 92
17 0x41500x25 TULIP M 4 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 91

Golden Pendant History

Originally known as the Research Stakes, the Golden Pendant was named after 1989 Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year, Research. As a three year old, she was the only filly to win the ATC Derby-ATC Oaks double (four days apart). Her 1988 season as a three year old saw Research take out the majority of three-year-olds only races. At four years old, Research dropped off somewhat in skill, and is largely remembered for her three year old season.

The Golden Pendant has only existed since 2011, when the Research Stakes first ran under the new name. Since then, the Golden Pendant has received considerable injections of prize money and is now one of the richest Group 3 races in Australia. Following much expectation, the Australian Racing Board elected to elevate the Golden Pendant to Group 2 status in 2015. The Research Stakes was inaugurated in 1996.

Prior to the 2012 edition, the Golden Pendant was raced over 1200m.

Notable Golden Pendant/Research Stakes winners include Fiddlestick (1996), Hot Danish (2009) and More Joyous (2012). Golden Pendant results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Golden Pendant Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Golden Pendant
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Golden Pendant
1st Daysee Doom 1 minute 23.75 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Omei Sword
2016
Golden Pendant
1st Tycoon Tara 1 minute 22.60 seconds
2nd Dixie Blossoms
3rd Pearls
2015
Golden Pendant
1st Peeping 1 minute 23 seconds
2nd Two Blue
3rd Berry Delicious
2014
Golden Pendant
1st Arabian Gold 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Catkins
3rd My Sabeel
2013
Golden Pendant
1st Sharnee Rose 1 minute 23.1 seconds
2nd Red Tracer
3rd Bennetta
2012
Golden Pendant
1st More Joyous 1 minute 25.4 seconds
2nd Skyerush
3rd Forarainyday
2011
Golden Pendant
1st Screen 1 minute 09.9 seconds
2nd Gybe
3rd Ofcourseican
2010
Research Stakes
1st Trim 1 minute 09.8 seconds
=2nd Montana Flyer
=2nd Girl Hussler
2009
Research Stakes
1st Hot Danish 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Madame Pedrille
3rd Beaucoup
2008
Research Stakes
1st Judged 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Illuminates
3rd Nediyms Dream
2007
Research Stakes
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2006
Research Stakes
1st Coolroom Candidate 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Napa Sky
3rd Kakakakatie
2005
Research Stakes
1st Fumble 1 minute 09.5 seconds
2nd Battle Maiden
3rd One In A Million
2004
Research Stakes
1st Besame Mucho 1 minute 10.6 seconds
2nd Chatelaine
3rd Covet Thee
2003
Research Stakes
1st Classy Dane 1 minute 10.4 seconds
2nd Forum Floozie
3rd Gold Lottey
2002
Research Stakes
1st Mica’s Pride 1 minute 09.2 seconds
2nd Ancient Song
3rd Rare Insight
2001
Research Stakes
1st La Rieuse 1 minute 10.7 seconds
2nd Winona
3rd Gentle Genius
2000
Research Stakes
1st Spinning Hill 1 minute 11.1 seconds
2nd Brief Kiss
3rd Perfect Halo

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