Golden Slipper Stakes

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Golden Slipper Stakes
Group 1 race
Location Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
Inaugurated 1957
Race type Thoroughbred - flat
Sponsor Tooheys (2013)
Race information
Distance 1,200 metres
Surface Turf
Track Right-handed
Qualification 2-year-olds
Weight Set Weight
Purse A$3,500,000 (2013)

The Golden Slipper Stakes is an Australian Thoroughbred horse race for two year old horses held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney run over 1,200 metres on turf at set weights. It is the premier two year old race in Australia and is the world's richest race for two-year-old Thoroughbreds.

Race history[edit]

Since 2009 the race is held on the first Saturday in April. In 2008 it was held in mid-April - four weeks after Easter in March. Prior to 2008, the race was held on the Saturday before Good Friday in conjunction with a series of races known as the Golden Slipper Carnival. Prize money in 2013 was A$3,500,000.

The first Golden Slipper Stakes took place in 1957 and was won by Todman by Star Kingdom who also sired the next four winners of the Golden Slipper. Star Kingdom bloodlines can still be found in the breeding of many of today's winners.[1]


Trainers with most wins:

Jockeys with most wins:

Winners of the Golden Slipper Stakes[edit]

2014 Mossfun[2] James McDonald M, W & J Hawkes
2013 Overreach[3] Tom Berry Gai Waterhouse
2012 Pierro[4] Nash Rawiller Gai Waterhouse
2011 Sepoy[5] Kerrin McEvoy Peter Snowden
2010 Crystal Lily[6] Brett Prebble Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra
2009 Phelan Ready[7] Brad Rawiller Bruce and Jason McLachlan
2008 Sebring[8] Glen Boss Gai Waterhouse
2007 Forensics[9] Damien Oliver John R. Hawkes
2006 Miss Finland[10] Craig Williams David Hayes
2005 Stratum[11] Lenny Beasley Paul Perry
2004 Dance Hero[12] Chris Munce Gai Waterhouse
2003 Polar Success[13] Danny Beasley Graeme A. Rogerson
2002 Calaway Gal[14] Scott Seamer Bruce Brown
2001 Ha Ha[15] Jim Cassidy Gai Waterhouse
2000 Belle du Jour[16] Lenny Beasley Clarry Conners
1999 Catbird[17] Mark de Montfort Frank Cleary
1998 Prowl Chris Munce Clarry Conners
1997 Guineas Darren Beadman John R. Hawkes
1996 Merlene Greg Hall Lee Freedman
1995 Flying Spur Glen Boss Lee Freedman
1994 Danzero Greg Hall Lee Freedman
1993 Bint Marscay Mick Dittman Lee Freedman
1992 Burst Shane Dye Clarry Conners
1991 Tierce Shane Dye Clarry Conners
1990 Canny Lad Shane Dye Rick Hore-Lacy
1989 Courtza Shane Dye Ross McDonald
1988 Star Watch Larry Olsen T. J. Smith
1987 Marauding Ron Quinton Brian Mayfield-Smith
1986 Bounding Away Mick Dittman T. J. Smith
1985 Rory's Jester Ron Quinton Colin Hayes
1984 Inspired Darren Beadman Theo Green
1983 Sir Dapper Ron Quinton Les Bridge
1982 Marscay Ron Quinton Jack Denham
1981 Full on Aces Mick Dittman Angus Armanasco
1980 Dark Eclipse[18] Kevin Moses Neville Begg
1979 Century Miss Wayne Harris Bart Cummings
1978 Manikato Gary Willetts Bon Hoysted
1977 Luskin Star John Wade Max Lees
1976 Vivarchi John Duggan Bart Cummings
1975 Toy Show Kevin Langby T. J. Smith
1974 Hartshill Kevin Langby T. J. Smith
1973 Tontonan Roy Higgins Bart Cummings
1972 John's Hope Kevin Langby T. J. Smith
1971 Fairy Walk George Moore T. J. Smith
1970 Baguette George Moore Fil Allotta
1969 Vain Pat Hyland Jim Moloney
1968 Royal Parma Neil Campton J. Daniels
1967 Sweet Embrace Cliff Clare E. C. "Ted" Stanton
1966 Storm Queen Roy Higgins Bart Cummings
1965 Reisling Laurie Billett Jack Norman
1964 Eskimo Prince Athol Mulley C. C. Rolls
†1963 Pago Pago[19] William Pyers Tom Jenner
1962 Birthday Card Roy Greenwood Reg Ferris
1961 Magic Night Mel Schumacher Harry Plant
1960 Sky High Athol Mulley Jack Green
1959 Fine and Dandy Jack Thompson Harry Plant
1958 Skyline Athol Mulley Jack Green
1957 Todman Neville Sellwood Maurice McCarten

† Initially scheduled for 23 March 1963 but the meeting was abandoned due to wet track conditions.[20] Race was held 27 March 1963

See also[edit]


  1. ^ de Bourg, Ross, “The Australian and New Zealand Thoroughbred”, Nelson, West Melbourne, 1980, ISBN 0-17-005860-3
  2. ^ 2014 result
  3. ^ 2013 result
  4. ^ 2012 result
  5. ^ 2011 result
  6. ^ 2010 result
  7. ^ 2009 result
  8. ^ 2008 result
  9. ^ 2007 result
  10. ^ 2006 result
  11. ^ 2005 result
  12. ^ 2004 result
  13. ^ 2003 result
  14. ^ 2002 result
  15. ^ 2001 result
  16. ^ 2000 result
  17. ^ 1999 result
  18. ^ "Rosehill Results (Official result 1980 Race 4 G Slipper Stks)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 30 March 1980. p. 68 (column 1–2). Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  19. ^ "Rosehill Results (Official result Race 4 Golden Slipper Stakes)". The Sydney Morning Herald (Google News Archive (Digitize)). 24 March 1963. p. 15 (column 1–2). Retrieved 24 March 2013. 
  20. ^ Abboti, Roy (24 March 1963). "SLIPPER DECISION DELAYED". The Sun Herald, Sydney (Google News Archive (Digitize)). p. 45 (column 1–3). Retrieved 24 March 2013. 

Australian Studbook - STC Golden Slipper Stakes Race Winners

Huxley, Dennis (2007). Miller's Guide 007/08. Millers's Guide P\L.