Golden Pendant 2021

Saturday September 25, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Golden Pendant graduates can head to Group 1 Melbourne races later in the spring

The Golden Pendant is a Group 2 race for fillies and mares held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in late September during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. The race was formerly known as the Research Stakes and is run over 1400m on the same day as the season’s gun three-year-olds face off in the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).

The Golden Pendant is one of the key support events on the Golden Rose Day card along with the Group 2 Shannon Stakes, Group 3 Colin Stephen Quality for stayers and Group 3 Gloaming Stakes.

The event offers a lucrative $400,000 in total prize money and is run at set weights plus penalties. It has been won by some quality mares over the years including eight-time Group 1 champion More Joyous (2012).

The Golden Pendant now also serves as a potential lead-up for mares looking for an invite to contest the newly-created $2 million The Invitation race at Randwick in October.

The latest edition of the Golden Pendant took place on Saturday September 25, 2021 and was won by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Vangelia ($7).  

2021 Golden Pendant Results

The full Golden Pendant Results 2021 and finishing order will be provided below once the race is run and won on Saturday September 25, 2021.

  • 1st: #10 Vangelic
  • 2nd: #4 Nimalee
  • 3rd: #2 Entriviere

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Vangelic ($7) scored a deserved victory in the Golden Pendant 2021 results leading all-the-way thanks to a gun Tim Clark ride ahead of her potential invite into the inaugural $2 million The Invitation.

Golden Pendant Race Info

  • Date: Saturday September 25, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: Fillies & Mares – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $400,000
  • First Run: 1996

Golden Pendant Odds

Golden Pendant betting markets are led by the class mares in the race each year, usually local Sydney runners with good form at the track and distance.

Looking further down the Golden Pendant betting markets has proved profitable a few times in recent years including in 2013 when Sharnee Rose scored a $31 upset. Another longer-priced hopeful in Golden Pendant odds to salute was Peeping ($15 in 2015).

2021 Golden Pendant Betting

The season’s top Golden Pendant 2021 odds online and links to our Group 2 Pendant betting markets on Golden Rose Day will be available for punters below as soon as available.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Golden Pendant will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Golden Pendant Field

The Golden Pendant field attracts a strong class of fillies and mares each season, but usually not the top of the crop of female gallopers.

Runners in the Golden Pendant field may come off earlier Sydney Spring Carnival runs in a race like the now Group 2 Sheraco Stakes (1200m) that produced the 2015 winner Peeping (9th) and Daysee Doom in 2017 who improved of a lead-up third in the Sheraco. More recently Mizzy (2019) completed the Sheraco Stakes – Golden Pendant double, also saluting in the Toy Show Quality in between, while in 2020 Subpoenaed improved on a lead-up Sheraco Stakes sixth to win the Golden Pendant. In 2021 the Golden Pendant winner Vangelic came off a Sheraco fourth in the lead-up.

In 2014 the Sheraco Stakes winner Catkins went on to run second to Arabian Gold in the Golden Pendant. She also travelled to Melbourne and finished third in both the Group 2 Tristarc Stakes (1400m) and Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m). That year also saw My Sabeel run second in the Sheraco Stakes and third in the Golden Pendant.

Golden Pendant betting odds at

Tycoon Tara (2016) was at single-figures in Golden Pendant betting for her win in the Rosehill Group 2 race. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

Golden Pendant graduates may back-up in a race like the Group 3 Angst Stakes (1600m) at Randwick in October, the double last achieved by Sharnee Rose (2013). in 2014 the Golden Pendant winner Arabian Gold was first-up having run second in the Queensland Oaks the winter prior.

Golden Pendant nominations close the Monday before the race runs on the Saturday with the field and barrier draw out on the Wednesday.

2021 Golden Pendant Field

The official Golden Pendant 2021 final field & barrier draw will be provided below as soon as released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday of Golden Rose Stakes Day week, so stay tuned to see the fillies and mares that make the cut.

The 2021 Golden Pendant field features a smart field of female gallopers with the Jamie Richards-trained Kiwi visitor Entriviere leading betting after her first-up Sheraco Stakes win.

  • Scratched: #7 All Saints’ Eve (10); #8 All Hallows’ Eve (11); #11 Ruby Tuesday (2)

2021 Golden Pendant Nominations

The early Golden Pendant 2021 nominations close the Monday of race week and will be provided for punters below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 1121112×1 ENTRIVIERE (NZ) M 5 Jamie Richards 1 56kg 108
2 2x33542x35 ICEBATH (NZ) M 5 Brad Widdup 2 54kg 106
3 x260x634x8 MADAM ROUGE M 6 Chris Waller 3 56kg 105
4 235x1194x4 NIMALEE M 5 Matthew Smith 4 56kg 104
5 1319107×47 FORBIDDEN LOVE M 4 Richard & Michael Freedman 5 58kg 102
6 x129x55x12 FITUESE M 5 John Thompson 6 55kg 101
7 x32x1421x3 MARBOOSHA M 4 Peter & Paul Snowden 7 55kg 98
8 74x36587x6 ALL SAINTS’ EVE (NZ) M 5 John O’Shea 8 55kg 97
9 33080×1311 MADAM LEGEND M 5 Les Bridge 9 55kg 95
10 330x8245x4 VANGELIC M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 10 54kg 94
11 4x213615x0 ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (NZ) M 4 John O’Shea 11 55kg 86
12 x5315445x1 RUBY TUESDAY M 5 Gary Portelli 12 54kg 76
13 51423×43 PIPPALI M 4 Jason Coyle 13 54kg 67

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Golden Pendant Tips

Good Golden Pendant tips include checking for mares that ran top three in Sydney in their last start, have previous Group 2 or 3 form in similar company and that have strong records over at least 1400m in distance. Local runners have a strong record in the race as do the older runners as opposed to the fillies, so backing Sydney-trained mares is also a nice Golden Pendant betting tips.

2021 Golden Pendant Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Golden Pendant 2021 betting tips and exotic Rosehill racing selections on the Group 2 will be detailed below a few days out from the race so stay tuned for the female gallopers to get behind in the $400,000 event this season.

  • To Win: #5 Fituese ($6.50 at time of publish) 

Going for an upset despite the Kiwi being a hard to beat favourite and tipping Fituese to return to winning form. She won the Toy Show first-up before her second to Entriviere in the Sheraco Stakes at Kembla Grange. She has a strong record at Rosehill and will appreciate returning to this track fit third-up with the good draw.

Golden Pendant Form Guide

The Golden Pendant form guide details all the key information of the race and its runners like lead-up form, barriers, jockeys and trainers.

Over the years the Golden Pendant form has stacked up in better races quite a few times even in Melbourne’s Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m). Catkins ran second in the 2014 Golden Pendant and third in the Myer Classic that year. In 2013 the Golden Pendant winner Sharnee Rose finished fourth in Crown Oaks, won by that season’s Golden Pendant runner-up Red Tracer.

Keeping an eye on the Golden Pendant form guide for mares coming out of the Sheraco Stakes is also important when tipping in the race.

2021 Golden Pendant Form Guide

A link to our full Golden Pendant 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Golden Pendant Results

The Golden Pendant results from the past decade have been dominated by the shorter-priced favourites. Notable recent Golden Pendant winners include Peeping (2015), More Joyous (2012) and Hot Danish (2009).

Golden Pendant Winners

Year Winner Runner-up Third Winning Time
2021 Vangelic Nimalee Entriviere 1:22.58
2020 Subpoenaed Emeralds Jen Rules 1:22.59
2019 Mizzy Champagne Cuddles Dyslexic 1:22.58
2018 Shumookh Champagne Cuddles Princess Posh 1:29.0
2017 Daysee Doom Dixie Blossoms Omei Sword 1:23.7
2016 Tycoon Tara Dixie Blossoms Pearls 1:22.6
2015 Peeping Two Blue Berry Delicious 1:23.0
2014 Arabian Gold Catkins My Sabeel 1:22.7
2013 Sharnee Rose Red Tracer Bennetta 1:23.1
2012 More Joyous Skyerush Forarainyday 1:25.4
2011 Screen Gybe Ofcourseican 1:09.9
2010 Trim Montana Flyer =2 Girl Hussler =2 1:09.8
2009 Hot Danish Madame Pedrille Beaucoup 1:10.6
2008 Judged Illuminates Nediyms Dream 1:11.0
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Coolroom Candidate Napa Sky Kakakakatie 1:11.1
2005 Fumble Battle Maiden One In A Million 1:09.5
2004 Besame Mucho Chatelaine Covet Thee 1:10.6
2003 Classy Dane Forum Floozie Gold Lottey 1:10.4
2002 Mica’s Pride Ancient Song Rare Insight 1:09.2
2001 La Rieuse Winona Gentle Genius 1:10.7
2000 Spinning Hill Brief Kiss Perfect Halo 1:11.1