Silver Slipper Stakes 2021

Saturday February 20, 2021

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 $3.5 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 20, 2021 and was won by Chris Waller’s colt Home Affairs. 

Silver Slipper Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 20, 2021
  • Track: Rosehill Gardens Racecourse
  • Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – 2YOs
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $250,000
  • First Run: 1963

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Results

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 20, 2021 and released below.

  • 1st: #5 Home Affairs
  • 2nd: #3 Rocket Tiger
  • 3rd: #6 Direct

The Chris Waller-trained I Am Invincible colt Home Affairs was quick to firm in all-in Golden Slipper markets after winning the 2021 Silver Slipper Stakes second-up.

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.

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Odds

The updated Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 betting odds will be available right here the week of the race so stay tuned.

Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 ODDS

Early market betting odds on the 2021 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.

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Field

The official Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 field and barriers will be released on Wednesday February 17, 2021 and published in full below.

A small field of potential Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds face off in the 2021 Silver Slipper Stakes this weekend including last-start Group 3 Canonbury runner-up Home Affairs looking to atone from the inside alley.

  • Scratched: #9 Four Moves Ahead (4)

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Nominations

The full Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 nominations are taken the Monday of Hobartville Stakes Day week with the full list of early entries to be available below.

There are 14 early entries for the 2021 Silver Slipper Stakes (nominations extended until Tuesday morning) led in betting by John Sargent’s filly Four Moves Ahead and dual winning colt Paulele for Godolphin.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11x PAULELE C 2 James Cummings 1 56.5kg
2 21 ZETHUS C 2 James Cummings 2 56.5kg
3 11 ROCKET TIGER G 2 Scott Spackman 3 56.5kg
4 1x TIGER OF MALAY C 2 Richard & Michael Freedman 4= 56.5kg
5 1 FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 2 John Sargent 4= 54.5kg
6 2×8 CONSTRUCT C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 6 56.5kg
7 2 HOME AFFAIRS C 2 Chris Waller 7 56.5kg
8 2x FORBES C 2 Anthony & Sam Freedman 8 56.5kg
9 2x DIRECT C 2 Lloyd Kennewell 9 56.5kg
10 1 HILAL C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 10 56.5kg
11 27 KING OF SPARTA C 2 Peter & Paul Snowden 11 56.5kg
12 84 DOOLA TEELA F 2 Gary Nickson 12 54.5kg
13 DIO C 2 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13= 56.5kg
14 TRISTATE C 2 Anthony Cummings 13= 56.5kg

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.

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Betting Tips

Our exclusive Ladbrokes’ Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 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: #5 Home Affairs ($3.90 at time of publish) 

Open edition as always in the Silver Slipper and liked the debut from this I Am Invincible colt from the Chris Waller stable when runner-up in the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes narrowly beaten at the end of last month. Fitter for the run, J Mac retains the ride and gets the rails run from barrier one in a small field.

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.

2021 Silver Slipper Stakes Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Silver Slipper Stakes 2021 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 She Will Reign (2017), Mossfun (2014), Sweet Idea (2013), Pierro (2012) and Melito (2009).

Silver Slipper Stakes Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
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