Todman Stakes

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

2022 Todman Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Sejardan
  • 2nd: #5 Boyfriend
  • 3rd: #2 Shalatin



The 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 – mid March at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the Todman Stakes is a traditional lead-up to the Group 1 $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 Group 1 $500,000 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 Group 2  $300,000 Reisling Stakes (1200m) – as well as the lucrative Group 2 $500,000 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 Farnan (2020), 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.

Anamoe won the 2021 Todman Stakes before a next-up Golden Slipper second and subsequent Group 1 Inglis Sires’ victory. He also took out the spring’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) over the mile before a controversial second when narrowly denied victory in the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m).

The Todman Stakes 2022 ran on Saturday March 5, 2022 and was won by the Gary Portelli-trained favourite Sejardan ($2.50F). 

2022 Todman Stakes
Date: Saturday March 5, 2022
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
Weights: 55.5kg
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1973

2022 Todaman Stakes Results

  • 1st: #1 Sejardan ($2.50F)
  • 2nd: #5 Boyfriend
  • 3rd: #2 Shalatin

The Gary Portelli-trained colt Sejardan ($2.50F) proved too good for his rivals late returning to winning form with an impressive victory in the 2022 Todman Stakes results ahead of his shot at the $5 million Golden Slipper on March 19.

Click here to read more on the eye-catching Todman Stakes 2022 win by Sejardan.

2022 Todman Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 SEJARDAN Gary Portelli Jason Collett 5 55.5kg $2.50F
2 5 BOYFRIEND Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Chad Schofield 0.62L 1 55.5kg $8.50
3 2 SHALATIN Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 1.8L 4 55.5kg $6.50
4 7 SHOWCOURT Chris Waller James McDonald 1.99L 6 55.5kg $9.50
5 4 PSYCHIATRIST Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 3.29L 8 55.5kg $5.50
6 3 CALGARY STAMPEDE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 3.55L 7 55.5kg $10
7 6 RICHON Peter Robl Sam Clipperton 5.68L 2 55.5kg $17
8 9 SOOBOOCO Mark Minervini Tom Sherry (a) 15.82L 3 55.5kg $31
8 CUSTODIAN Anthony & Sam Freedman Nash Rawiller 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Todman Stakes Betting Odds

The latest Todman Stakes 2022 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up race this weekend will be available below the week of the race.

Farnan ($1.80 in 2020) and Sejardan ($2.50 in 2022) are the last favourites in Todman Stakes betting to get the job done.

2022 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 2022 Todman Stakes field and barriers will be published in full below once announced.

A small but promising line-up of Golden Slipper-bound youngsters faces off in the Todman Stakes 2022 final field this Saturday with markets led by Golden Gift winner Sejardan racing second-up after a third when resuming in the $2 million Inglis Millennium behind Xtravagant Star.

  • Scratched: #8 Custodian (3)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11×3 SEJARDAN Gary Portelli Jason Collett 6 55.5kg
2 52×7 SHALATIN Joseph Pride Hugh Bowman 5 55.5kg
3 120 CALGARY STAMPEDE Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 8 55.5kg
4 0x1 PSYCHIATRIST Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 9 55.5kg
5 46 BOYFRIEND Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Chad Schofield 1 55.5kg
6 2 RICHON Peter Robl Sam Clipperton 2 55.5kg
7 3 SHOWCOURT Chris Waller James McDonald 7 55.5kg
8 CUSTODIAN Anthony & Sam Freedman Nash Rawiller 3 55.5kg 56kg
9 SOOBOOCO Mark Minervini Tom Sherry (a) 4 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Todman Stakes Nominations

Early Todman Stakes nominations for 2022 close the Monday of race week and will be published here once confirmed.

After being scratched on race day eve from the Blue Diamond Stakes last week, the undefeated Lofty Strike could chase a consolation prize in Sydney being among the key 2022 Todman Stakes nominations for Saturday at Royal Randwick.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11×3 SEJARDAN C 2 Gary Portelli 1 55.5kg
2 11 LOFTY STRIKE C 2 Julius Sandhu 2 55.5kg
3 52×7 SHALATIN C 2 Joseph Pride 3 55.5kg
4 120 CALGARY STAMPEDE C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 4 55.5kg
5 11x CAPITAL TOWER C 2 Tony Gollan 5 55.5kg
6 37x NOBEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 6 55.5kg
7 0x1 PSYCHIATRIST C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 7 55.5kg
8 46 BOYFRIEND C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 8 55.5kg
9 4 METALLICITY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 55.5kg
10 2 RICHON C 2 Peter Robl 10 55.5kg
11 3 SHOWCOURT C 2 Chris Waller 11 55.5kg
12 CANNON C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 12= 55.5kg
13 CUSTODIAN C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 12= 55.5kg
14 SOOBOOCO C 2 Mark Minervini 12= 55.5kg

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

Notable Todman Stakes winners in recent years include Written Tycoon (2005), Smart Missile (2011) Pierro (2012), Criterion (2013), subsequent The Everest champion Yes Yes Yes (2019) and champion Godolphin galloper Anamoe (2021).

In 2020 Gai Waterhouse celebrated her incredible eighth Todman Stakes win with Farnan with the horse going on to also salute in that year’s Golden Slipper Stakes results.

The full Todman Stakes results going back to 2000 are listed in the below table.

Recent Todman Slipper Trial Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Todman Stakes
1st Sejardan 1 minute 13.99 seconds
2nd Boyfriend
3rd Shalatin
2021
Todman Stakes
1st Anamoe 1 minute 08.54 seconds
2nd Profiteer
3rd Home Affairs
2020
Todman Stakes
1st Farnan 1 minute 09.86 seconds
2nd Tagaloa
3rd Blondeau
2019
Todman Stakes
1st Yes Yes Yes 1 minute 08.40 seconds
2nd Bellevue Hill
3rd Dubious
2018
Todman Stakes
1st Aylmerton 1 minute 08.84 seconds
2nd Ef Troop
3rd Tchaikovsky
2017
Todman Stakes
1st Gunnison 1 minute 13.49 seconds
2nd Invader
3rd Veranillo
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

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