Todman Stakes 2024

Ladbrokes Tip: The Todman Stakes – Golden Slipper double is a popular betting exotic in the autumn.

The Todman Stakes, formerly known as the Todman Slipper Trial, is a Group 2 race for two-year-old colts and geldings held on Randwick Guineas Day at Royal Randwick during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2022 Todman Stakes Winner Sejardan

2022 Todman Stakes winner Sejardan. Photo: Steve Hart.

Contested on a Saturday in early to mid March each season the set weights event is a key support act at a meeting that also hosts the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).

The Todman Stakes offers $300,000 in prize money including $170,000 to the winner and takes place over a 1200m sprint distance. It is the male juveniles’ equivalent of the Group 2 $300,000 Reisling Stakes (1200m) for the fillies and both races are traditional lead-ups to the Group 1 $4.92 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) run a fortnight later.

The Todman Stakes winner is exempt from Golden Slipper Stakes ballot and the double was most recently achieved by Farnan (2020), Vancouver (2015), and Pierro (2012).

In 2021 the Todman winner Anamoe ran second in the Golden Slipper before winning the Group 1 Inglis’ Sires that autumn. He also went on to win the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in the autumn and place second in the Golden Rose Stakes and Cox Plate that campaign.

The latest edition of the Todman Stakes took place on Saturday March 9, 2024 on Randwick Guineas Day 2024 and was won by Chris Waller’s unbeaten and progressive son of Snitzel Switzerland ($3.60). 

2024 Todman Stakes Results

The full Todman Stakes 2024 results & finishing order revealing the winner of the Golden Slipper ballot exemption will be published below after the race takes place on Saturday March 9, 2024.

2024 Todman Stakes winner Switzerland

2024 Todman Stakes winner Switzerland is onto the Golden Slipper looking to hand trainer Chris Waller with back-to-back wins in the Group 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

  • 1st: #6 Switzerland
  • 2nd: #3 Straight Charge
  • 3rd: #1 Shangri La Express

The undefeated Chris Waller-trained Snitzel colt Switzerland ($3.60) handled his first Group race assignment and ate up the 1200m off a peach of a ride by James McDonald in an ideal Slipper trial to dominate the 2024 Todman Stakes results by a length.

2024 Todman Stakes Odds

The updated Todman Stakes 2024 betting odds will be made available below once released for you to back the key Golden Slipper Stakes contenders at the best autumn markets.

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Todman Stakes Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 9, 2024
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 2YO Colts & Geldings – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $300,000
  • First Run: 1973

Todman Stakes Betting

Todman Stakes odds favour colts and geldings with previous winning form in Sydney. Proven ability at least over 1100m is key to the Todman Stakes betting markets as is previous experience in black-type company.

Favourites have a solid Todman Stakes record however in 2014 Ghibellines scored an upset as a 40/1 shot in betting only a few years after Smart Missile won at 20/1 in 2011.

Farnan ($1.80 in 2020) and Sejardan ($2.50 in 2022) are the last favourites in Todman Stakes betting to salute for the punters.

Todman Stakes Field

The Todman Stakes race field attracts a line-up of the season’s most promising young two-year-old colts and geldings on the Golden Slipper Stakes path.

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Vancouver (2015) completed the Todman Stakes – Golden Slipper Stakes double. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

The race usually features youngsters coming out of races like the Group 3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) in January, February’s Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) or the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) a fortnight earlier.

The latest horses to complete the Silver Slipper Stakes – Todman Stakes double were Farnan (2020) and Cylinder (2023).

Earlier the Gai Waterhouse-trained Pierro (2012) did the double before going on to win the Golden Slipper, ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes in Group 1 company at his next three starts.

Another potential Todman Stakes lead-up is Canberra’s Group 3 Black Opal Stakes (1200m) and Criterion (2013) was the last to do the double.

Todman Stakes nominations close on the Monday before the race followed by the final field of acceptances and barrier draw on the Wednesday.

2024 Todman Stakes Field

The official Todman Stakes 2024 Field of Golden Slipper-bound two-year-olds will be published below on the Wednesday before Randwick Guineas Day.

The 2024 Todman Stakes final field features a smart line-up of in-form Golden Slipper hopefuls led in betting by Group 2 Silver Slipper winner last start, Straight Charge, drawn the rails here.

2024 Todman Stakes Nominations

The early Todman Stakes 2024 Nominations close the Monday of race week and will be provided below once announced by Racing NSW.

Todman Stakes Tips

Todman Stakes tips include looking for non-maidens with previous winning form in Sydney over 1100m or 1200m that hail from the state’s leading stables including Gai Waterhouse who prepared Vancouver (2015) and Pierro (2012) to victory in recent years.

2024 Todman Stakes Tips

Our insider Todman Stakes betting tips for 2024 will be available below leading-up to the Group 2 sprint so stay tuned for the two-year-old gallopers to back and sack this season.

  • To Win: #3 Straight Charge ($2.60 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Cracking line-up in the Todman with a host of last start winners looking to keep the momentum rolling into the Group 1 Golden Slipper, but happy to stick with the favourite here. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Written By colt is two-from-three now and proven at Randwick having won here by nearly four lengths back in December. Franked that with a rise in grade to easily account for his rivals in the Group 2 Silver Slipper at Rosehill last time out. Expecting him to keep ticking over and salute again up in distance now but with the rails run and proven going on Soft ground. Wins.

2023 Todman Stakes Winner Cylinder

2023 Todman Stakes winner Cylinder was too good again backing-up from a Silver Slipper success for another Group 2 win. Photo: Steve Hart.

Todman Stakes Form Guide

The Todman Stakes form guide lists all of the essential information needed before placing a bet including lead-up form, jockeys, trainers and barriers.

Gai Waterhouse has a good training record in the race as well as the Golden Slipper Stakes so looking for in-form youngsters prepared by her on the Todman Slipper Trial form guide is a good tip.

The Todman Stakes form has held-up in the Golden Slipper a number of times in recent years with Farnan (2020) and Vancouver (2015) doing the double, while Capitalist also improved on a lead-up second in the Todman to take out the world’s richest race for juveniles.

In 2023 Cylinder won the Todman and went on to place second next start in the Golden Slipper. That year’s Todman Stakes form was further franked by third place-getter Militarize who would continue on to win a trio of Group 1 races that year: the Inglis Sires’, Champagne Stakes, and Golden Rose.

Cylinder further franked the form the following year returning on the same date but in Melbourne to post an emotional victory in Flemington’s Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) for jockey Jamie Kah.

2024 Todman Stakes Form Guide

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

Todman Stakes Results

There has been a number of upset Todman Stakes race results in recent years, but the set weights conditions of the race usually favours the classier two-year-old males in the field.

Notable recent Todman Stakes winners include: Cylinder (2023), Anamoe (2021), Farnan (2020), subsequent The Everest champion Yes Yes Yes (2019), Vancouver (2015), Criterion (2013), Pierro (2012), Written Tycoon (2005), Charge Forward (2004), and Exceed And Excel (2003).

Todman Stakes Winners

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

2024 Switzerland Straight Charge Shangri La Express 1:09.39
2023 Cylinder Red Resistance Militarize 1:09.7
2022 Sejardan Boyfriend Shalatin 1:13.9
2021 Anamoe Profiteer Home Affairs 1:08.5
2020 Farnan Tagaloa Blondeau 1:09.8
2019 Yes Yes Yes Bellevue Hill Dubious 1:08.4
2018 Aylmerton Ef Troop Tchaikovsky 1:08.8
2017 Gunnison Invader Veranillo 1:13.4
2016 Kiss And Make Up Capitalist Weatherly 1:09.5
2015 Vancouver Furnaces Headwater 1:08.8
2014 Ghibellines Unencumbered Cornrow 1:10.7
2013 Criterion Fast ‘N’ Rocking Havana 1:10.7
2012 Pierro Epaulette Shelford 1:12.1
2011 Smart Missile Sepoy Foxwedge 1:09.9
2010 Masquerader Decision Time Carved In Stone 1:11.4
2009 Real Saga Phelan Ready Purdey 1:11.5
2008 Krupt Related Typhoon Fury 1:10.6
2007 Meurice Zizou Shaft 1:11.1
2006 Diego Garcia Just Mambo My Middi 1:11.6
2005 Written Tycoon Domesday Flying Pegasus 1:12.0
2004 Charge Forward Dane Shadow Samboy 1:10.3
2003 Exceed And Excel Untouchable Niello 1:10.6
2002 Snowland Yell Takas 1:10.7
2001 Royal Courtship Viscount Mistegic 1:09.9
2000 Great Crusader Lord Dane Phoenix Park 1:10.0