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Golden Slipper Information

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious horse races in Australia. Taking place each April at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, the Golden Slipper is the richest race for two year olds on the entire planet. The 2017 Golden Slipper is being run on Saturday the 18th of March, with top class horses once again competing for a staggering $3.5 million in prize money and the coveted Golden Slipper trophy.

The Golden Slipper is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight conditions, and has been contested since 1957. A number of famous horses, trainers, and jockeys have been involved with this event over the years, with some names going on to perform well at the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup after this event. Horses may come into the Golden Slipper from a range of events, with the most obvious lead up races being the Pago Pago Stakes, Todman Stakes for colts and geldings, and Reisling Stakes.

The Golden Slipper is the premier attraction of Golden Slipper Day, one of the biggest days of racing on the Australian calendar. Other Group 1 races on the day include the George Ryder Stakes, Ranvet Stakes, The Galaxy and the Rosehill Guineas. A number of great horses have won this event over the years, including recent winners Sepoy in 2011 and Pierro in 2012.

An amazing atmosphere is generated on Golden Slipper Day, with tens of thousands of people coming out to enjoy one of the major highlights of Sydney racing each year. The 2017 Golden Slipper is sure to be as highly anticipated as ever, with the quality racing of the day surrounded by glamour, fashion, and racing culture.

Golden Slipper 2016 favourite Extreme Choice

Golden Slipper 2016 favourite Extreme Choice

Hosted by the Australian Turf Club, the 2017 edition of this race is being run as the Tooheys New Golden Slipper. While the final field for the 2017 Golden Slipper Stakes has not yet been announced, with over 2000 nominations from around the world, you can be sure of a top class event.

A number of different tickets are available for the 2017 Golden Slipper, with different dining and accessibility options available. Some of the day ticket packages available for 2017 include the International Lounge, Gold Room, Schweppes Style Lounge, and Slipper Club.

Golden Slipper 2017

The 2017 edition of the Golden Slipper is shaping up as one of the best yet. This event is the richest horse race for two year olds anywhere on the planet, and the field assembled always manages to reflect this prestige. Taking place this year on Saturday the 19th of March, the Golden Slipper 2017 is obviously the premier event on Golden Slipper Day.

Hosted by the Australian Turf Club at the beautiful Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Golden Slipper Day also includes four other Group 1 events; George Ryder Stakes, Ranvet Stakes, The Galaxy and the Rosehill Guineas. This year’s Golden Slipper will also be jam packed with dining, fashion, and racing culture, making it one of the most anticipated events on the racing calendar each year.

Golden Slipper Results

There is a total of $3.5 million on offer for the 2017 Golden Slipper contenders, making it one of the richest racing events in Australia. In fact, this event is the richest race for two year olds in the world, and always manages to attract a top class field. Recent winners of the Golden Slipper include Pierro in 2012, Overreach 2013, Mossfun 2014, Vancouver in 2015 and Capitalist in 2016.  Check back to this page to view live results of the 2017 Golden Slipper.

View the 2016 Golden Slipper results

Golden Slipper Betting

While it might not be as popular as the Melbourne Cup, the Golden Slipper is one of the biggest betting events on the Australian racing calendar. While a race full of two year olds does throw up some challenges for punters, Golden Slipper Betting is getting bigger every year. It has never been easier to place a bet on the Golden Slipper, along with the other Group 1 events held on the same day with multiple online bookmakers all providing top odds on the race as well as new sign-up bonuses. View the latest bookmaker bonus bets here.

Golden Slipper Odds

When placing any type of bet on the Golden Slipper, it is important to be aware of the odds on offer and how they effect your wager. Short odds are given to those horses with a higher perceived chance of performing well. While payouts might be small, the chances of being successful with short odds are improved. In contrast, long odds offer a greater payout in exchange for a smaller chance of success. Golden Slipper Odds are available through a number of online bookmaking services.

Golden Slipper Tips

As one of the biggest and richest horse races in the country, there is always a lot of attention given to the Golden Slipper. Golden Slipper Tips are easy to find when race day gets closer, although the discrimination and knowledge to use them well can be more elusive. As the official line-up and barrier announcements are made, there will be more tips and betting advice than most punters know what to do with. Like most big races however, a review of specific lead up events, recent form, and track conditions can go a long way. Or you can simply use our Racing Tips which in the past have been quite profitable on Golden Slipper day.

Rosehill Gardens Racecourse

The Golden Slipper Stakes are run at the famous Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, over a distance of 1200 metres. The Golden Slipper is one of the premier events each year at Rosehill Gardens, which is one of only two premier racecourses in the city of Sydney. Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is operated by the Australian Turf Club and located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD.

Golden Slipper Day

While the Golden Slipper Stakes is definitely the highlight of Golden Slipper Day, it is certainly not the only attraction. With a total of four Group 1 races taking place on Golden Slipper Day, this is oen of the richest single days of racing on the Australian calendar. Along with the $3.5 Million Golden Slipper Stakes, the day also includes the G1’s Ranvet Stakes, George Ryder Stakes, The Galaxy and the Rosehill Guineas.

Golden Slipper Field

The official field for the 2017 Golden Slipper will be announced on Tuesday 15th March, with a lot of attention given to the line-up and barrier announcements. There are generally over 2000 nominations to the Golden Slipper Field each year, with line-up numbers between 15 and 18 horses in the last few years. The Field is decided by career earnings with horses vying to win crucial lead up races to boost their chances of making the field. Usually a rough idea of the field is known weeks prior to the event although like all races there are always late scratchings.

View the current Golden Slipper Order Of Entry

Golden Slipper Facts

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest and most prestigious races on the Australian racing calendar, with a rich history that stretches back to 1957. A number of interesting facts surround this great race, which is the richest two year old horse race in the world. With a total of five Group 1 events taking place on Golden Slipper Day, it is also the richest single day of racing in Australia each year. View some Golden Slipper Facts.

Golden Slipper Barriers

The barrier selection for the Golden Slipper each year always attracts a lot of attention from the racing community and general public alike. While the importance of barriers is debatable and different from race to race and racetrack to racetrack, there is no doubting the fact that some barriers are more successful historically than others. View our Golden Slipper Barriers page.

Golden Slipper Past Winners

The Golden Slipper Stakes has been run since 1957, originally as a Principal race over a distance of 6 furlongs. A number of great horses have won this event over the years, including the most recent winner Pierro in 2012. The Golden Slipper became a Group 1 event in 1980, with Dark Eclipse winning under the new status. View the Past Winners.

Golden Slipper Previous Winners

  • 2016: Capitalist
  • 2015: Vancouver
  • 2014: Mossfun
  • 2013: Overreach
  • 2012: Pierro
  • 2011: Sepoy
  • 2010: Crystal Lily
  • 2009: Phelan Ready
  • 2008: Sebring
  • 2007: Forensics
 
 

 

Golden Slipper News

  • Trainer compares Canterbury runner to Golden Slipper winner

    Trainer Peter Snowden has given a very strong push for a runner at Canterbury today comparing the horse to Golden Slipper winner Capitalist. See who. Mediterranean is a $1.55 chance with Sportsbet.com.au Peter Snowden on Mediterranean – “I’ve always really liked him, as good as Capitalist early on.” @superracing —... Read More »

     
  • Malua to train Spring Carnival winner

    Malua racing which is spear headed by Leon and Troy Corstens will introduce a Spring Carnival winner into their stables. Maribyrnong Trial Stakes winner Sweet Sherry will be moved from the Brent Stanley stables to Malua’s Flemington/Balnarring’s stables ahead of the Spring Carnival. Sweet Sherry is yet to race since... Read More »

     
  • Blake Shinn handed one-month ban

    Leading jockey Blake Shinn will fight to preserve his reputation after copping a one-month suspension for his handling of a horse in a race at Rosehill. Racing NSW stewards said Shinn had options he should have taken on the home turn and again in the straight aboard Thud in a... Read More »

     
  • Big future tipped for Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution has earned high praise from Peter Snowden who rates him up with the stable’s best two-year-olds this season. That carries more weight than usual with Snowden and his son and training partner Paul claiming the Magic Millions-Golden Slipper double with Capitalist and two Group races with Attention. Russian... Read More »

     
  • Group One winner euthanised

    Group One winner Align has been euthanised at New Zealand’s Highview Stud at the age of 19 following a battle with arthritis and a laminitic condition. The winner of the 1999 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes after running second to Catbird in the Golden Slipper, the John Hawkes-trained Align went to... Read More »

     
  • Fireworks to step out for new stable

    David Hayes is yet to be excited by the trackwork from recent stable recruit Fireworks but is hoping the stakes-winning filly saves her best for race day. Fireworks makes her debut for Hayes and co-trainer Tom Dabernig in Saturday’s Oneview Healthcare Handicap (1000m) and has barrier 12 in a field... Read More »

     
 
 

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