Golden Slipper Stakes 2024

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.

2022 Golden Slipper Winner Fireburn

2022 Golden Slipper Winner Fireburn. Photo: Steve Hart.

Offering a lucrative $4.92 million in total prize money – reduced slighting from $5 million ahead of the 2024 edition – 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 guides 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.

Most recently Fireburn completed the Sweet Embrace Stakes – Golden Slipper double in 2022.

Fireburn also went on to win that year’s Group 1 Inglis Sires’ (1400m) and finish second in the Group 1 Champagne Stakes (1600m) that autumn.

Chris Waller’s maiden Golden Slipper winner Shinzo (2023) was the last horse to do the Pago Pago Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes 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 multi-million dollar event.

The next edition of the Golden Slipper Stakes takes place at Rosehill on Saturday March 23, 2024 offering a slightly reduced total prize pool of $4.92 million. 

2024 Golden Slipper Stakes Odds

The updated Golden Slipper Stakes 2024 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.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 Golden Slipper Stakes will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

Golden Slipper Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 23, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $4.92 million
  • First Run: 1957

2024 Golden Slipper Stakes Results

The 2024 Golden Slipper results and finishing order will be known on Saturday March 23, 2024 and published below.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Golden Slipper 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 $4.92 million feature are run and won over the autumn.

All 15 Golden Slipper Stakes winners from 2009 – 2023 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 – 2023 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 – 2022 including her latest with Farnan in partnership with Adrian Bott.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Chris Waller winning his first with Shinzo jumping at Golden Slipper odds of $16.

Golden Slipper Field

The Golden Slipper Stakes race 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 11 of the 14 Golden Slipper Stakes winners from 2009 – 2023.

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.

Earlier, the previous December’s Group 3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes (1200m) in Brisbane followed by late January’s Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) for fillies and the Group Canonbury Stakes (1100m) for colts and geldings serve as starting points for Golden Slipper hopefuls.

Two fillies have completed the Widden Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double with Overreach (2013) and Mossfun (2014).

Four horses have won the Canonbury Stakes – Golden Slipper double with Fine and Dandy (1958), Sebring (2007), Vancouver (2015), and Shinzo (2023).

Earlier, two-year-olds may kick-off their Golden Slipper bid in Melbourne’s Group 3 Chairman’s Stakes (1000m) at Caulfield in early February and in 2010 Crystal Lily completed the double.

In mid-March, Canberra’s Group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) also serves as a traditional Golden Slipper lead-up but to date Catbird (1999) is the sole runner to complete the double.

2024 Golden Slipper Field

The official Golden Slipper 2024 final field and barrier draw will be announced on Tuesday March 12, 2024 and published in full below.

2024 Golden Slipper Nominations

The early 2024 Golden Slipper Stakes nominations close to yearlings the winter prior to the race and typically attract over 2000 entries.

2024 Golden Slipper First Acceptances

Following early nominations for the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the official 2024 Golden Slipper first acceptances close in October of 2023.

2024 Golden Slipper Second Acceptances

Second acceptances for the 2024 Golden Slipper Stakes close on Tuesday the 16th of January, 2024 and will be updated here once confirmed.

Late Golden Slipper entries remain open until Monday the 18th of March, 2024 at a cost or $150,000 to connections, with final acceptances close the following day to reveal the starting line-up in the world’s richest juveniles’ race.

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.

Fireburn (1st in the Sweet Embrace Stakes in 2022) and Shinzo (1st in Pago Pago Stakes in 2023) are the latest last start winners to back-up and win the Golden Slipper.

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 nine victories since 1983 – most recently Fireburn (1 of 16 in 2022) and Shinzo (1 of 15 in 2023) – so looking for the rails-drawn runner is a nice tip.

2024 Golden Slipper Stakes Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Golden Slipper Stakes 2024 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 2024.

  • To Win: TBD

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 seven have beaten home the boys since 2010 with Crystal Lily (2010), Overreach (2013), Mossfun (2014), She Will Reign (2017), Estijaab (2018), Kiamichi (2019), and Fireburn (2022).

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 – 2023 seven fillies beat home the boys in the official Golden Slipper results.
  • All 15 Golden Slipper Stakes winners from 2009 – 2023 ran either first or second in their lead-up run.
  • From 2008  – 2023 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).

2024 Golden Slipper Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Golden Slipper 2024 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 race results.

That being said, upsets are not uncommon and recent double-figure Golden Slipper Stakes winners include Shinzo ($16 in 2023), Fireburn ($12 in 2022), Kiamichi ($26 in 2019), Phelan Ready ($26 in 2009), and Forensics ($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.

Past Golden Slipper Winners

Recent Golden Slipper winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2023 Shinzo Cylinder King’s Gambit 1:09.65
2022 Fireburn Best Of Bordeaux Coolangatta 1:12.79
2021 Stay Inside Anamoe Ingratiating 1:10.76
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