Golden Slipper Stakes 2020

Saturday March 21, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The Todman Stakes and Reisling Stakes have been the best guide to the Golden Slipper Stakes in the past decade

The Golden Slipper Stakes is the richest race for two-year-olds in not only Australia but the world and highlights the early Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival action at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse each March.

Offering a lucrative $3.5 million in total prize money including $2 million to the Golden Slipper winner, the 1200m sprint for juveniles is run at set weights. Colts and geldings in the Golden Slipper Stakes field carry 56.5kg while the fillies taking on the boys in the classic carry 54.5kg.

There are a bumper five Group 1 races held on Golden Slipper Stakes Day with the meeting’s namesake race supported by the: Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m), Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m) and Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m).

Seven earlier lead-up races offer a Golden Slipper Stakes ballot exemption to the winner: Silver Slipper Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Skyline Stakes, Reisling Stakes, Todman Stakes, Magic Night Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes.

Of those the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick a fortnight before for colts and geldings has been one of the best guids to the Golden Slipper Stakes with recent winners of the double being Farnan (2020), Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012).

The Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) has also produced a number of recent Golden Slipper winning fillies with Estijaab (2018) the last to do the double.

The recently boosted $1 million Golden Gift (1100m) for two-year-olds held the November prior at Rosehill is now also a nice lead-up into the Golden Slipper, which the 2015 runner-up Yankee Rose won on way to the $3.5 million event.

The latest edition of the Golden Slipper Stakes took place at Rosehill on Saturday March 21, 2020 and saw Farnan hand co-trainer Gai Waterhouse with her record seventh win in the classic. 

Golden Slipper Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 21, 2020
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $3.5 million
  • First Run: 1957

2020 Golden Slipper Stakes Results

The 2020 Golden Slipper results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 21, 2020 and published below.

  • 1st: #3 Farnan
  • 2nd: #8 Away Game
  • 3rd: #7 Mamaragan

Trainer Gai Waterhouse celebrated her record seventh win in the 2020 Golden Slipper results, her first in partnership with Adrian Bott, when the punters’ pick in Farnan ($4.80) completed the Silver Slipper – Todman – Golden Slipper treble.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin barrier Weight SP
1 3 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg $4.80F
2 8 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 1.8L 3 54.5kg $10
3 7 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Nash Rawiller 2.8L 1 56.5kg $16
4 1 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 4.1L 6 56.5kg $5.50
5 14 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 4.3L 5 54.5kg $17
6 4 PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 4.9L 7 56.5kg $21
7 9 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 5L 4 54.5kg $8
8 10 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 6.7L 8 54.5kg $26
9 5 KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 6.9L 2 56.5kg $81
10 2 HANSEATIC Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 7.1L 9 56.5kg $6.50
11 13 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 7.2L 14 54.5kg $101
12 12 PERSONAL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 7.7L 15 54.5kg $26
13 11 MILDRED Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 7.8L 13 54.5kg $101
14 16 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Tommy Berry 10.4L 10 54.5kg $81
15 17e RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 10.7L 16 56.5kg $101
16 18e MINHAAJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 11.1L 11 54.5kg $11
19e TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan 0
20e PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings 0
6 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0
15 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Oliver 0

Golden Slipper Odds & Betting

Futures Golden Slipper Stakes betting markets are available months before the race with all-in prices offered for the emerging two-year-old stars of the season. With early nominations and Golden Slipper Stakes declarations out the bookmakers determine pre-post odds that change as lead-up races into the $3.5 million feature are run and won over the autumn.

All 12 Golden Slipper Stakes winners from 2009 – 2020 ran first or second in their lead-up run and favourites have a gun record in the race.

No horse has finished worse than fourth in their final lead-up before taking out the Golden Slipper Stakes in over 30 years. From 2006 – 2020 five Golden Slipper Stakes favourites saluted for the punters including the Gai Waterhouse-trained trio of Farnan (2020), Vancouver (2015) and Overreach (2013).

Two-year-olds in the Golden Slipper Stakes odds trained by Waterhouse are always high up the markets as she is the leading Golden Slipper trainer in history boasting seven wins from 2001 – 2020 including her latest with Farnan in partnership with Adrian Bott. .

2020 Golden Slipper Stakes Odds

The updated Golden Slipper Stakes 2020 betting odds will be available throughout the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival below for you to back your favourite two-year-olds in the classic Group 1 clash at the right price with us at Ladbrokes.

Golden Slipper Field

The Golden Slipper Stakes field is made up of the season’s best two-year-old sprinters and is dominated by the top performers of the autumn.

A capacity of 16 runners line-up in the Golden Slipper field and since 1983 the race has run under capacity just seven times and in that time there has never been under 13 starters.

Two-year-olds usually come into the race via the traditional Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up in races like the Reisling Stakes for fillies and the Todman Stakes for the boys two weeks before on Randwick Guineas Day.

These two races produced 10 of the 11 Golden Slipper Stakes winners from 2009 – 2020. Very early Golden Slipper nominations of yearlings close the July of the previous year before a series of acceptance stages whittle down the line-up to the final field that is released on the Tuesday before the race attracting a fee of $30,000 for connections.

Golden Slipper Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes

She Will Reign (2017) was the last Golden Slipper Stakes winning filly. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2020 Golden Slipper Field

The official Golden Slipper 2020 final field and barrier draw will be announced on Tuesday March 17, 2020 and published in full below.

Gai Waterhouse’s shot at a seventh victory, Silver Slipper – Todman Stakes winner Farnan has drawn out wide with barrier 14 in a capacity 2020 Golden Slipper Stakes field. Todman runner-up, the Blue Diamond champ Tagaloa has shot to the top of post-field Golden Slipper odds after drawing ideally in gate six.

  • Scratchings: #6 Global Quest (15), #15 Cellsabeel (12) 
# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 31×412 TAGALOA Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 6 56.5kg
2 1×112 HANSEATIC Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 9 56.5kg
3 11011 FARNAN Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg
4 1161 PRAGUE Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Tom Marquand 7 56.5kg
5 315x KING’S LEGACY Peter & Paul Snowden Damian Lane 2 56.5kg
6 1×224 GLOBAL QUEST Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 15 56.5kg
7 1 MAMARAGAN John Thompson Nash Rawiller 1 56.5kg
8 41114 AWAY GAME Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Glen Boss 3 54.5kg
9 21×31 DAME GISELLE Peter & Paul Snowden Tim Clark 4 54.5kg
10 12×2 SEE YOU SOON Jean Dubois Jean Van Overmeire (a) 8 54.5kg
11 115×133 MILDRED Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 17 54.5kg
12 213 PERSONAL David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 19 54.5kg
13 21×252 MUNTASEERA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Michael Dee 18 54.5kg
14 21 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller James McDonald 5 54.5kg
15 4×153 CELLSABEEL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Damien Oliver 12 54.5kg
16 4211 THERMOSPHERE James Cummings Tommy Berry 10 54.5kg
17e 721637 RATHLIN Ciaron Maher & David Eustace TBA 20 56.5kg
18e 11 MINHAAJ David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Daniel Stackhouse 13 54.5kg
19e 1×32 TIME IS PRECIOUS Gerald Ryan TBA 11 54.5kg
20e 134 PHILIZZY Anthony Cummings TBA 16 54.5kg

Golden Slipper Tips

Each autumn Golden Slipper Stakes tips favour horses coming off a first or second in their lead-up run. From 2003 – 2016, eight of the fourteen Golden Slipper Stakes winners came off a win. The last start winners were back on top of the Golden Slipper results again in 2018 when the filly Estijaab did the Reisling Stakes – Golden Slipper double, 2019 with the Godolphin-raced filly Kiamichi backed up from her Magic Night Stakes win the Saturday prior to take out the feature and in 2020 with Farnan completing the Todman Stakes – Golden Slipper double for seven-time winning trainer Waterhouse.

The best lead-up races are the Todman Stakes and Reisling Stakes and the winners of these Group 2 events are usually a hot Golden Slipper Stakes tip.

Class traditionally prevails over anything else in the Golden Slipper Stakes tips and results with the season’s best two-year-olds able to overcome a wide barrier draw to win. Two Golden Slipper Stakes winners have won from the outside barrier 16 draw in recent years with Phelan Ready (2009) and Vancouver (16). Barrier 14 meanwhile produced back-to-back Golden Slipper winning fillies in Estijaab (2018) and Kiamichi (2019), before Farnan won from 12 of 16 in 2020.

Barrier one however has produced more Golden Slipper winners in the past 30 plus years than any other gate with seven victories since 1983 so looking for the rails-drawn runner is a nice tip.

2020 Golden Slipper Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Golden Slipper Stakes 2020 betting tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned for the two-year-olds to back and sack in Golden Slipper betting 2020.

Golden Slipper Form Guide

The Golden Slipper Stakes form guide displays all of the race’s crucial information including the full field, barriers, jockeys, trainers and the lead-up form of the horses. Looking for two-year-olds that ran first or second in Group company in their final Golden Slipper lead-up is a top form guide tip, especially those coming out of the Todman Stakes and Reisling Stakes a fortnight earlier.

Also keep an eye out for in-form Gai Waterhouse-trained Golden Slipper Stakes runners in the form guide as she has won the race seven times since 2001.

Fillies are also worth doing the Golden Slipper Stakes form on as six have beaten home the boys since 2010 with Crystal Lily (2010), Overreach (2013), Mossfun (2014), She Will Reign (2017), Estijaab (2018) and Kiamichi (2019).

Only one youngster has won the Golden Slipper Stakes first-up in over three decades when Sebring (2008) taking out the classic off a six week break between runs.

Golden Slipper Stakes Form Facts

  • From 2010 – 2020 six fillies beat home the boys in the official Golden Slipper results
  • All 12 Golden Slipper Stakes winners from 2009 – 2020 ran either first or second in their lead-up run
  • From 2008  – 2020 five favourites in Golden Slipper betting markets saluted for the punters
  • No Golden Slipper Stakes winner has come off a non-Sydney lead-up since Catbird (1999)

2020 Golden Slipper Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Golden Slipper 2020 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Golden Slipper Results

Favourites have a dominant recent record when it comes to the Golden Slipper Stakes results.

That being said, upsets are not uncommon and recent double-figure Golden Slipper Stakes winners include Kiamichi ($26 in 2019), Phelan Ready ($26 in 2009) andForensics ($13 in 2007).

The Golden Slipper Stakes results each year display the full finishing order of the field, the winning jockey and trainer as well as the winning time and margins.

Golden Slipper Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Farnan Away Game Mamaragan 1:10.19
2019 Kiamichi Microphone Lyre 1:12.8
2018 Estijaab Oohood Sunlight 1:12.01
2017 She Will Reign Frolic Tulip 1:15.04
2016 Capitalist Yankee Rose Flying Artie 1:10.5
2015 Vancouver English Lake Geneva 1:09.7
2014 Mossfun Earthquake Bring Me The Maid 1:12.1
2013 Overreach Sidestep Sweet Idea 1:11.0
2012 Pierro Snitzerland Samaready 1:09.7
2011 Sepoy Mosheen Elite Falls 1:10.0
2010 Crystal Lily Decision Time More Strawberries 1:10.7
2009 Phelan Ready Headway Manhattan Rain 1:11.7
2008 Sebring Von Costa De Hero Portillo 1:12.9
2007 Forensics Zizou Meurice 1:09.3
2006 Miss Finland Pure Energy Churchill Downs 1:09.5
2005 Stratum Fashions Afield Media 1:09.6
2004 Dance Hero Charge Forward Alinghi 1:08.6
2003 Polar Success How Funny Hasna 1:09.0
2002 Calaway Gal Victory Vein Choisir 1:08.8
2001 Ha Ha Excellerator Red Hannigan 1:08.9
2000 Belle Du Jour Crowned Glory Assertive Lad 1:09.5