Silver Slipper Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Silver Slipper Stakes is a good lead-up race to follow into the Golden Slipper Stakes.

The Silver Slipper Stakes is a Group 2 race held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in February each Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. It is the co-headline event at the meeting along with the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) for three-year-olds heading towards the Randwick Guineas next race.

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Winner Best Of Bordeaux

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Best Of Bordeaux. Photo: Steve Hart.

Open only to two-year-old horses, the Silver Slipper Stakes is run at set weights over 1100m and is the first open sex race for the age group of the season. The sprint offers $300,000 in total prize money including over $170,000 to the winning juvenile.

The Silver Slipper Stakes winner is exempt from ballot in the season’s richest race for two-year-olds – the Group 1 $4.92 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) run at the track a month later. The latest two-year-olds to complete the coveted Silver Slipper Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double are She Will Reign (2017) and Farnan (2020).

The latest edition of the Silver Slipper Stakes took place on Saturday February 24, 2024 at Rosehill Racecourse and was won by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained favourite Straight Charge ($2.45F) who hit the front early and led his stablemate Espionage all the way home. 

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 24, 2024 and released below.

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Straight Charge

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Straight Charge is onto the Group 1 Golden Slipper for seven-time winning trainer Gai Waterhouse. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #2 Straight Charge
  • 2nd: #1 Espionage
  • 3rd: #7 Erno’s Cube

The Golden Slipper on March 23 is calling for the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained duo of Straight Charge ($2.45F) and Espionage ($2.80) after the up-and-comers ran the quinella in Saturday’s Silver Slipper Stakes 2024 results at Rosehill.

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The updated Silver Slipper Stakes 2024 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned.

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

Silver Slipper Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 24, 2024
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YOs
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1963

Silver Slipper Stakes Betting

Silver Slipper Stakes odds favour the two-year-olds showing good early potential in either their debut runs or trials.

Proven form either on race day or in an official hit-out at Rosehill can determine favouritism in Silver Slipper Stakes betting and often the favourites in this Group 2 lead-up also feature in the year’s future Golden Slipper Stakes odds.

Looking at a Silver Slipper Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double or multi-bet is also a popular betting option around this autumn sprint.

Favourites only have a mediocre strike rate in the Silver Slipper with She Will Reign ($1.35 in 2017) the last to salute for the punters before the victory of Straight Charge ($2.45 in 2024). 

Silver Slipper Stakes Field

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Mossfun (2014) completed the Silver Slipper Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The Silver Slipper Stakes race field attracts the season’s top short-distance two-year-olds that are heading towards a run in the lucrative Golden Slipper Stakes the following month.

For the colts and geldings in the Silver Slipper Stakes field a race like the Group 2 Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick in a fortnight makes a nice follow-up.

Cylinder (2023) was the last horse to complete the Silver Slipper Stakes – Todman Stakes double.

The Group 2 Reisling Stakes (1200m) at the same Royal Randwick Guineas meeting is the fillies’ equivalent for female two-year-olds coming off a Silver Slipper Stakes run.

Silver Slipper Stakes nominations close the Monday before the race followed by the final field and barrier draw on the Wednesday when betting also opens on the Group 2 feature.

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes Field

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2024 field and barriers will be released on Wednesday February 21, 2024 and published in full below.

The 2024 Silver Slipper Stakes field has attracted a small but promising line-up of Golden Slipper-bound juveniles led in betting by Group 3 winner Espionage from the Waterhouse/Bott stable.

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

The full Silver Slipper Stakes 2024 nominations are taken the Monday of Hobartville Stakes Day week with the full list of early entries to be available below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 2x AMAZING EAGLE C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
2 21 CASTANYA F 2 Annabel Neasham
3 4 CELERITY F 2 James Cummings
5 DER BLAUE REITER C 2 Benjamin Smith
6 2 EMBASSY C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden
7 8124 ERNO’S CUBE F 2 Ciaron Maher
8 1x ESPIONAGE C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
9 FULL METAL JACKET C 2 Gary Portelli
10 1x GAI’S ARTIST F 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou
11 GATSBY’S C 2 Chris Waller
12 2 SKY CAP C 2 Annabel Neasham
13 4x SOUAD F 2 Joseph Ible
14 3 SPRITZY LASS F 2 Todd Smart
15 2x1x STRAIGHT CHARGE C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
16 YOSHINOBU C 2 Annabel Neasham

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Silver Slipper Stakes Tips

Fillies have a good recent record against the boys in the race and make good Silver Slipper Stakes tips if their form suggests.

Recent fillies to win the Group 2 include Sunlight (2018), She Will Reign (2017) Mossfun (2014) and Sweet Idea (2013). Mossfun went on to win the Golden Slipper Stakes and came off back-to-back Sydney wins including in the Group 3 Widden Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill a fortnight earlier. Sweet Idea came off a string of top two runs including in the Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast and ran third to stablemate Overreach in that year’s Golden Slipper.

She Will Reign (2017) was the latest Silver Slipper Stakes winner to back-up and win the world’s richest race for two-year-olds before the 2020 double success by the Gai Waterhouse-trained Farnan.

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes Betting Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Silver Slipper Stakes 2024 tips will be published below the week of the race so make sure you return to the page for who to back and who to sack in the Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up.

  • To Win: #1 Espionage ($2.45 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Down to a really small field of Golden Slipper hopes and think Espionage first-up as the favourite has them covered. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Zoustar colt is already living up to his pedigree having won on debut in the Group 3 Breeders Plate last September. Recent winning trial at this track to bring him on for his second assignment. Nash Rawiller comes aboard from a gun barrier three draw. If he handles the give out of the ground he can remain unbeaten.

Silver Slipper Stakes Form Guide

The Silver Slipper Stakes form guide lists all the crucial information like barriers, jockeys and trainers. Gai Waterhouse has a good recent record in the race winning most recently with Pierro (2012), Sweet Idea (2013) and Farnan (2020).

2023 Silver Slipper Stakes Winner Cylinder

2023 Silver Slipper Stakes winner Cylinder is into the Golden Slipper field for trainer James Cummings. Photo: Steve Hart.

Even though the race is only run over 1100m, barriers are important with most of the youngsters in the Silver Slipper Stakes field boasting little previous race experience.

The Silver Slipper Stakes form has gone on to hold in bigger races many times in recent history including in 2021 with the winner Home Affairs winning that spring’s Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

Home Affairs also raced exactly 12 months on from his Silver Slipper win in Melbourne to win the Group 1 $1 million Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) at Flemington in 2022 upsetting his star stablemate Nature Strip first-up that autumn.

In 2022 the Silver Slipper Stakes winner Best Of Bordeaux ran second next start in the Golden Slipper and returned that spring for a Group 1 Manikato Stakes third at The Valley.

The Silver Slipper Stakes form in 2023 was franked with the winner Cylinder winning the Todman next start before a second in the Golden Slipper results. His spring that year was also strong and included a Group 2 Run To The Rose win, third in the Group 1 Golden Rose, and fifth in the $20 million The Everest (the world’s richest turf race).

2024 Silver Slipper Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Silver Slipper Stakes 2024 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Silver Slipper Stakes Results

Favourites have a dominant record in the Silver Slipper Stakes race results.

Notable recent Silver Slipper Stakes winners include Home Affairs (2021), She Will Reign (2017), Mossfun (2014), Sweet Idea (2013), Pierro (2012), and Melito (2009).

Silver Slipper Stakes Winners

Past Silver Slipper Stakes winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2024 Straight Charge Espionage Erno’s Cube 1:04.47
2023 Cylinder Platinum Jubilee King’s Gambit 1:03.2
2022 Best Of Bordeaux Magic Cythera 1:04.6
2021 Home Affairs Rocket Tiger Direct 1:04.9
2020 Farnan Global Quest North Pacific 1:04.7
2019 Time To Reign Tassort Born A Warrior 1:04.3
2018 Sunlight Estijaab Gongs 1:03.5
2017 She Will Reign Veranillo Showtime 1:04.7
2016 Astern Defcon Mount Panorama 1:04.1
2015 Headwater Voilier Mishani Honcho 1:04.3
2014 Mossfun Press Report Risen From Doubt 1:06.2
2013 Sweet Idea Whiskey Allround Charlie Boy 1:06.3
2012 Pierro Hussousa Kyria 1:06.8
2011 Satin Shoes Elite Falls Straight Gold 1:03.4
2010 Chance Bye Ambers Waltz Zutara 1:04.2
2009 Melito Sunday Rose Onemorenomore 1:03.8
2008 Amelia’s Dream Hips Don’t Lie Glowlamp 1:02.9
2007 Shaft Husson Lightning Murtajill 1:04.0
2006 Plagiarize Boom Time Savings Five Ways 1:04.0
2005 Domesday Flying Pegasus Dr Green 1:04.0
2004 Ballybleue Dane Shadow Esther 1:04.0
2003 Hasna Polar Success Legally Bay 1:04.0
2002 Victory Vein Chuckle Air Of Grace 1:05.2
2001 Excellerator Ha Ha Donna Natalia 1:03.1
2000 French Braids Kootoomootoo King Of Danes 1:03.7