Silver Slipper Stakes 2022

Saturday February 19, 2022

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.

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 $250,000 in total prize money including over $140,000 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 $5 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 19, 2022 and was won by the Kacy Fogden-trained Best Of Bordeaux ($11) in an impressive speed display. 

Silver Slipper Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 19, 2022
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YOs
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1963

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 19, 2022 and released below.

  • 1st: #2 Best Of Bordeaux ($11)
  • 2nd: #9 Magic
  • 3rd: #15 Cythera

The Kacy Fogdon-trained Best Of Bordeaux ($11) showed off his speed and ability to remain undefeated after denying Magic victory in a thrilling Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 result ahead of the $5 million Golden Slipper on March 19.

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.

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The updated Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 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 Field

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

The Silver Slipper Stakes 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.

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.

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Field

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 field and barriers will be released on Wednesday February 16, 2022 and published in full below.

Widden Stakes winner Queen Of The Ball drawn the rails headlines the 2022 Silver Slipper Stakes final field at Rosehill on Saturday.

  • Scratched: #3 Emperor (10); #5 Zambezi River (9); #7 Nolan (5); #10 Psychiatrist (4); #12 Miss Hellfire (14)

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

The full Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 nominations are taken the Monday of Hobartville Stakes Day week with the full list of early entries to be available below.

Twenty-three two-year-olds make-up the Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 nominations including Group 3 Widden Stakes winning filly Queen Of The Ball.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 52x SHALATIN C 2 Joseph Pride 1 56.5kg
2 13×5 OJAI F 2 James Cummings 2 54.5kg
3 210 MISS HELLFIRE F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 54.5kg
4 2×1 QUEEN OF THE BALL F 2 Richard & Michael Freedman 4 54.5kg
5 15 SWEET RIDE C 2 Annabel Neasham 5 56.5kg
6 1×9 EBHAAR F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 54.5kg
7 1 BEST OF BORDEAUX C 2 Kacy Fogden 7 56.5kg
8 136 ATHLETICA C 2 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 8 56.5kg
9 1 CYTHERA F 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 9 54.5kg
10 32×7 RENOSU C 2 James Cummings 10 56.5kg
11 37x NOBEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 11 56.5kg
12 3×39 EMPEROR C 2 Matthew Dunn 12 56.5kg
13 7×2 RAKOMELO C 2 James Cummings 13 56.5kg
14 338 FLASHING STEEL C 2 Annabel Neasham 14 56.5kg
15 2×0 ZAMBEZI RIVER C 2 Chris Waller 15 56.5kg
16 1 MAN IN THE MIRROR C 2 Annabel Neasham 16 56.5kg
17 5×3 SPACEWALK C 2 James Cummings 17 56.5kg
18 2 NOLAN C 2 John O’Shea 18 56.5kg
19 4 BOYFRIEND C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 19 56.5kg
20 MAGIC C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 20= 56.5kg
21 0x PSYCHIATRIST C 2 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 20= 56.5kg
22 SHOWCOURT C 2 Chris Waller 20= 56.5kg
23 SHE’S EXTREME F 2 Anthony Cummings 20= 54.5kg

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.

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Betting Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 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: #13 Queen Of The Ball ($2.60 at time of publish)

Still a touch of value in the favourite Queen Of The Ball, a promising I Am Invincible filly from the Freedman stables. She won the Group 3 Widden Stakes at this track fresh by nearly four lengths last month, and that form has subsequently been franked with the runner-up Revolutionary Miss heading to Melbourne to win last Saturday’s Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude. Rails run in a big field so she’ll need to work to stay out of trouble, but otherwise can’t see her getting beaten second-up.

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).

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.

2022 Silver Slipper Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Silver Slipper Stakes 2022 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 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

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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