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.

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Best Of Bordeaux
  • 2nd: #9 Magic
  • 3rd: #15 Cythera



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 $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 form in 2021 was franked with the winner Home Affairs going on to win that spring’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) in Melbourne.

The 2021 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Home Affairs raced on the same day 12 months later in Melbourne to deny his stablemate Nature Strip victory first-up in Flemington’s Group 1 $1 million Black Caviar Lightning (1000m).

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday February 19, 2022 and was won in an upset by the speedy Kacy Fogden-trained Best Of Bordeaux ($11).

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes
Date: Saturday February 19, 2022
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

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

  • 1st: #2 Best Of Bordeaux ($11)
  • 2nd: #9 Magic
  • 3rd: #15 Cythera

Click here to read more on the upset Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 victory by speed star Best Of Bordeaux.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 BEST OF BORDEAUX Kacy Fogden Sam Clipperton 5 56.5kg $11
2 9 MAGIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 0.59L 7 56.5kg $18
3 15 CYTHERA Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 1.74L 2 54.5kg $8
4 11 OJAI James Cummings Tim Clark 1.99L 4 54.5kg $7
5 13 QUEEN OF THE BALL Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 2.01L 1 54.5kg $2.25F
6 8 BOYFRIEND Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Chad Schofield 2.09L 3 56.5kg $21
7 1 SHALATIN Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 4.51L 9 56.5kg $9
8 6 SPACEWALK James Cummings Glyn Schofield 5.45L 10 56.5kg $41
9 3 ATHLETICA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 6.15L 8 56.5kg $31
10 14 EBHAAR Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 14.92L 6 54.5kg $11
7 NOLAN John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 0
12 MISS HELLFIRE Peter & Paul Snowden 0
5 ZAMBEZI RIVER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 0
10 PSYCHIATRIST Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 0
4 EMPEROR Matthew Dunn 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The latest Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 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 salute for the punters was She Will Reign ($1.35 in 2017).

2022 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 2022 Silver Slipper Stakes field and barriers will be published below on Wednesday February 16, 2022.

A line-up of promising two-year-olds face off in Saturday’s Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 final field with markets led by the rails-drawn Queen Of The Ball coming off a lead-up Widden Stakes victory.

  • Scratched: #3 Emperor (10); #5 Zambezi River (9); #7 Nolan (5); #10 Psychiatrist (4); #12 Miss Hellfire (14)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 52x SHALATIN Joseph Pride Regan Bayliss 13 56.5kg
2 1 BEST OF BORDEAUX Kacy Fogden Sam Clipperton 7 56.5kg
3 136 ATHLETICA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Joshua Parr 12 56.5kg
4 3×39 EMPEROR Matthew Dunn 10 56.5kg
5 2×0 ZAMBEZI RIVER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 56.5kg
6 5×3 SPACEWALK James Cummings Glyn Schofield 15 56.5kg
7 2 NOLAN John O’Shea Brenton Avdulla 5 56.5kg
8 4 BOYFRIEND Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Chad Schofield 3 56.5kg
9 MAGIC Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes William Pike 11 56.5kg
10 0x PSYCHIATRIST Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Jay Ford 4 56.5kg
11 13×5 OJAI James Cummings Tim Clark 6 54.5kg
12 210 MISS HELLFIRE Peter & Paul Snowden 14 54.5kg
13 2×1 QUEEN OF THE BALL Richard & Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 1 54.5kg
14 1×9 EBHAAR Peter & Paul Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 8 54.5kg
15 1 CYTHERA Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 2 54.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 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 2022 Silver Slipper Stakes nominations will be published below on Monday February 14, 2022.

The Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 nominations attracted 23 Golden Slipper hopefuls led in all-in betting by first-up Widden Stakes winner Queen Of The Ball.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 52x SHALATIN C 2 Joseph Pride 1 56.5kg
2 13×5 OJAI F 2 James Cummings 2 54.5kg
3 210 MISS HELLFIRE F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 54.5kg
4 2×1 QUEEN OF THE BALL F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman 4 54.5kg
5 15 SWEET RIDE C 2 Annabel Neasham 5 56.5kg
6 1×9 EBHAAR F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 54.5kg
7 1 BEST OF BORDEAUX C 2 Kacy Fogden 7 56.5kg
8 136 ATHLETICA C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 56.5kg
9 1 CYTHERA F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 54.5kg
10 32×7 RENOSU C 2 James Cummings 10 56.5kg
11 37x NOBEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 11 56.5kg
12 3×39 EMPEROR C 2 Matthew Dunn 12 56.5kg
13 7×2 RAKOMELO C 2 James Cummings 13 56.5kg
14 338 FLASHING STEEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 14 56.5kg
15 2×0 ZAMBEZI RIVER C 2 Chris Waller 15 56.5kg
16 1 MAN IN THE MIRROR C 2 Annabel Neasham 16 56.5kg
17 5×3 SPACEWALK C 2 James Cummings 17 56.5kg
18 2 NOLAN C 2 John O’Shea 18 56.5kg
19 4 BOYFRIEND C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 19 56.5kg
20 MAGIC C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 20= 56.5kg
21 0x PSYCHIATRIST C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 20= 56.5kg
22 SHOWCOURT C 2 Chris Waller 20= 56.5kg
23 SHE’S EXTREME F 2 Anthony Cummings 20= 54.5kg

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
2022
Silver Slipper Stakes
1st Best Of Bordeaux 1 minute 0.4.69 seconds
2nd Magic
3rd Cythera
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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