Golden Slipper Information, Betting Preview & Tips

Preview of The Golden Slipper – to be run over 1200m at Rosehill Racecourse on Saturday March 24, 2018.

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GOLDEN SLIPPER INFORMATION

 

Event Date:

24 MARCH 2018

Location:

ROSEHILL

Distance:

1200m

Race Type:

SET-WEIGHTS

Status:

GROUP 1

Previous (Year) Winner:

SHE WILL REIGN

Event Record: 

DANCE HERO 1.08:60secs

Prize Money

$3.5 MILLION

 

GOLDEN SLIPPER HISTORY

 

- The $3.5 million Golden Slipper is the world’s richest race over the flat for twoyear-olds.

 

- It is run at Rosehill Racecourse over the distance of 1200m.

 

-  It was first run in 1957 and attracts the best twoyear-olds in the country. It can be unpredictable because of the weather and under-exposed two-year-old form.

 

- It is a Group 1 race.

 

- Sydney twoyear-olds tend to dominate the scamper, but winners do come from outside States.

 

- Kiwi born jockey Shane Dye holds the record with Ron Quinton of four winners.

 

- The most successful trainers are the late and great Bart Cummings and Tommy Smith with six winners.

 

- The Golden Slipper was initiated by Sydney Turf Club committeeman George Ryder

 

- The Golden Slipper may be worth $3.5 million with $2 million going to the winner, but it is at stud where owners get their biggest pay-check. The race has become a sire-making event and ten’s of millions are paid for colts after they win to go to stud.

 

- Sunlight is the early Golden Slipper favourite at $4.50 with Written By firming into $9 following his electrifying win in the Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield (Feb 24). But there is a long way to go!

 

 

GOLDEN SLIPPER FORMAT          

 

- Restricted to a maximum of 16 starters. Winners of the Pago Pago Stakes, Todman Stakes, Magic Night Stakes and Reisling Stakes are all major lead ups into the Golden Slipper.

 

- Run over the Flat and entry is through nomination with the best field selected at final acceptances.

 

- The final field is released on Tuesday March 20, 2018.

 

GOLDEN SLIPPER TROPHY

 

- The Golden Slipper is a 24carat gold comfort shoe. The Golden Slipper is valued at $23,000 and includes Italian marble and a detachable golden bow brooch. It was first won by Todman in 1957.

 

GOLDEN SLIPPER RESULTS

 

Year

Winner

Weight (kg)

Jockey

Trainer

2018

ESTIJAAB

54.5kg

Brenton Avdulla

John, Wayne & Michael Hawkes

2017

SHE WILL REIGN

54.5kg

Ben Melham

Gary Portelli

2016

CAPITALIST

56.5kg

Blake Shinn

Peter & Paul Snowden

2015

VANCOUVER

56.5kg

Tommy Berry

Gai Waterhouse

2014

MOSSFUN

54.5kg

James McDonald

John, Wayne & Michael Hawkes

2013

OVERREACH

54.5kg

Tommy Berry

Gai Waterhouse

2012

PIERRO

56.5kg

Nash Rawiller

Gai Waterhouse

2011

SEPOY

56.5kg

Kerrin McEvoy

Peter Snowden

2010

CRYSTAL SLIPPER

54.5kg

Brett Prebble

Matt Ellerton & Simon Zahra

2009

PHELAN READY

56.5kg

Brad Rawiller

Bruce & Jason McLachlan

2008

SEBRING

56.5kg

Glen Boss

Gai Waterhouse

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