Silver Slipper Stakes

The Silver Slipper Stakes is a Group 2 race for two-year-olds heading towards the coveted Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Home Affairs
  • 2nd: #3 Rocket Tiger
  • 3rd: #6 Direct



The Silver Slipper Stakes is a lucrative Group 2 race run in mid-late February during the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, the Silver Slipper Stakes is one of three Group races at the meeting along with the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) and the Group 2 Millie Fox Stakes (1300m).

A 1100m sprint race for two-year-olds at set weights, the Silver Slipper Stakes offers $250,000 in prize money and is the first notable Group status race solely for two-year-olds at the carnival.

Runners from the Silver Slipper Stakes are traditionally eyeing a run in the richest race in the world for their age group – the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) back at Rosehill in March. She Will Reign (2017) followed by Farnan (2020) are the latest two-year-olds to complete the Silver Slipper – Golden Slipper Stakes double.

Before the Golden Slipper Stakes the horses out of the Silver Slipper Stakes field may run in a lead-up race like Canberra’s Group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m), or either the Group 2 Magic Night Stakes (1200m) for fillies or Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (1200m) for colts & geldings the week before.

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 ran on Saturday February 20, 2021 and was won by the Chris Waller-trained Home Affairs. 

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes
Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: 2YO – Set Weights
Weights: Colts & Geldings – 56.5kg / Fillies – 54.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $250,000
Inaugurated: 1963

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #5 Home Affairs
  • 2nd: #3 Rocket Tiger
  • 3rd: #7 King Of Sparta

Chris Waller’s promising colt Home Affairs ($3.60) broke his maiden status second-up in the Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 results winning on way to the Group 1 Golden Slipper next month.

Click here to read more on the 2021 Silver Slipper Stakes win by Home Affairs.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 5 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56.5kg $3.60
2 3 ROCKET TIGER Scott Spackman Ms Kathy O’Hara 0.2L 2 56.5kg $16
3 6 DIRECT Lloyd Kennewell Nash Rawiller 1.5L 9 56.5kg $17
4 7 KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Jason Collett 1.7L 3 56.5kg $31
5 4 TIGER OF MALAY Richard & Michael Freedman Joshua Parr 1.9L 7 56.5kg $7.50
6 1 PAULELE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 2.1L 8 56.5kg $3.20F
7 8 DIO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla 5.8L 4 56.5kg $6.50
8 10 DOOLA TEELA Gary Nickson Andrew Banks 5.9L 5 54.5kg $101
9 2 ZETHUS James Cummings Ms Rachel King 11.3L 6 56.5kg $10
9 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Tim Clark 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The latest Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 odds will be published below as soon as available from Ladbrokes.com.au this Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

The last favourite in Silver Slipper Stakes betting to salue for the punters was She Will Reign ($1.35 in 2017).

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Field

The Silver Slipper Stakes field attracts the season’s best young sprinters heading towards bigger races for their age group over the autumn, especially the Golden Slipper Stakes, and final acceptances close the Wednesday before the race takes place on Hobartville Stakes Day.

The 2021 Silver Slipper Stakes field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 17, 2021.

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 field is down to just nine runners with the early scratching of the well-supported Four Moves Ahead (4) and includes the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes runner-up Home Affairs drawn the rails.

  • Scratched: #9 Four Moves Ahead (4)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11x PAULELE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 9 56.5kg
2 21 ZETHUS James Cummings Ms Rachel King 7 56.5kg
3 11 ROCKET TIGER Scott Spackman Ms Kathy O’Hara 2 56.5kg
4 1x TIGER OF MALAY Richard & Michael Freedman Joshua Parr 8 56.5kg
5 2 HOME AFFAIRS Chris Waller James McDonald 1 56.5kg
6 2x DIRECT Lloyd Kennewell Nash Rawiller 10 56.5kg
7 27 KING OF SPARTA Peter & Paul Snowden Jason Collett 3 56.5kg
8 DIO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Brenton Avdulla (late alt) 5 56.5kg
9 1 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Tim Clark 4 54.5kg
10 84 DOOLA TEELA Gary Nickson Andrew Banks 6 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

The Silver Slipper Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race each year and attract a host of promising two-year-olds.

The 2021 Silver Slipper Stakes nominations will be published below on Monday February 15, 2021.

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 nominations are extended until Tuesday with 14 early entries including John Sargent’s unbeaten filly Four Moves Ahead.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11x PAULELE C 2 James Cummings 1 56.5kg
2 21 ZETHUS C 2 James Cummings 2 56.5kg
3 11 ROCKET TIGER G 2 Scott Spackman 3 56.5kg
4 1x TIGER OF MALAY C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman 4= 56.5kg
5 1 FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 2 John Sargent 4= 54.5kg
6 2×8 CONSTRUCT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg
7 2 HOME AFFAIRS C 2 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg
8 2x FORBES C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 8 56.5kg
9 2x DIRECT C 2 Lloyd Kennewell 9 56.5kg
10 1 HILAL C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 56.5kg
11 27 KING OF SPARTA C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 11 56.5kg
12 84 DOOLA TEELA F 2 Gary Nickson 12 54.5kg
13 DIO C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13= 56.5kg
14 TRISTATE C 2 Anthony Cummings 13= 56.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Silver Slipper Stakes History

Eskimo Prince was the inaugural Silver Slipper Stakes winner when the race was first held in 1963. It began as a Principal race run over four furlongs, and was run over five furlongs for one year in 1970. With Australia’s adoption of the metric system in 1973, the race distance was converted to 900m.

In 1979 the Silver Slipper reached its current Group 2 status and then the race distance was increased to 1100m in 1984. Due to an outbreak of the equine influenza in Australia, the race was not held in 1997.

A host of gun two-year-olds have dominated the Silver Slipper Stakes results over the years including recent Golden Slipper champions Pierro (2012), Mossfun (2014) and She Will Reign (2017).

See below for a full list of Silver Slipper Stakes results going back to 2000.

Silver Slipper Stakes Records
Race Record (for current distance of 1100m): 1:02.90 set by Amelia’s Dream in 2008
Most Successful Jockey: D. Beadman has won five Silver Slippers with Honey Be Quick (1990), Strategic (1994), Domesday (2005), Plagiarize (2006), Shaft (2007).

Recent Silver Slipper Stakes Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Home Affairs 1 minute 04.98 seconds
2nd Rocket Tiger
3rd Direct
2020
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Farnan 1 minute 04.75 seconds
2nd Global Quest
3rd North Pacific
2019
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Time To Reign 1 minute 04.08 seconds
2nd Tassort
3rd Born A Warrior
2018
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Sunlight 1 minute 03.51 seconds
2nd Estijaab
3rd Gongs
2017
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st She Will Reign 1 minute 04.70 seconds
2nd Veranillo
3rd Showtime
2016
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Astern 1 minute 4.1 seconds
2nd Defcon
3rd Mount Panorama
2015
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Headwater 1 minute 4.4 seconds
2nd Voilier
3rd Mishani Honcho
2014
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Mossfun 1 minute 6.2 seconds
2nd Press Report
3rd Risen From Doubt
2013
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Sweet Idea 1 minute 6.3 seconds
2nd Whiskey Allround
3rd Charlie Boy
2012
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Pierro 1 minute 6.8 seconds
2nd Hussousa
3rd Kyria
2011
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Satin Shoes 1 minute 03.4 seconds
2nd Elite Falls
3rd Straight Gold
2010
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Chance Bye 1 minute 4.28 seconds
2nd Ambers Waltz
3rd Zutara
2009
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Melito 1 minute 3.85 seconds
2nd Sunday Rose
3rd Onemorenomore
2008
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Amelia’s Dream 1 minute 2.9 seconds
2nd Hips Don’t Lie
3rd Glowlamp
2007
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Shaft 1 minute 4.02 seconds
2nd Husson Lightning
3rd Murtajill
2006
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Plagiarize 1 minute 3.97 seconds
2nd Boom Time Savings
3rd Five Ways
2005
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Domesday 1 minute 3.96 seconds
2nd Flying Pegasus
3rd Dr. Green
2004
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Ballybleue 1 minute 4.04 seconds
2nd Dane Shadow
3rd Esther
2003
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Hasna 1 minute 3.96 seconds
2nd Polar Success
3rd Legally Bay
2002
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Victory Vein 1 minute 5.21 seconds
2nd Chuckle
3rd Air Of Grace
2001
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Excellerator 1 minute 3.14 seconds
2nd Ha Ha
3rd Donna Natalia
2000
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st French Braids 1 minute 3.67 seconds
2nd Kootoomootoo
3rd King Of Danes

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