GOLDEN SLIPPER STAKES (Group 1)
The Golden Slipper Stakes is an Australian Turf Club horse race for two year olds run at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney run over 1,200 metres at set weights.
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It is the premier two year old race in Australia and is the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.
From 2009 the Golden Slipper Stakes will be held on the first Saturday in April. In 2008 it was held in mid April, four weeks after Easter in March.
Prior to 2008, the race was held on the Saturday before Good Friday in conjunction with a series of races known as the Golden Slipper Carnival.
The Golden Slipper Stakes was first run in 1957 with prize money of 20,000 pounds.
Golden Slipper Stakes day is one of the biggest day’s racing anywhere in the world with four other Group 1 races, including the BMW Stakes, Storm Queen Stakes, George Ryder Stakes, and Queen Of The Turf Stakes. More Horse Racing Tips here including Afl Bets
GOLDEN SLIPPER STAKES
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The Golden Slipper Stakes always attracts the very best 2yo gallopers each every year.
There are a number of lead up races for 2 year olds prior to the Golden Slipper Stakes at Rosehill. These races includes the Reisling Stakes, the Magic Night Stakes for fillies, the Todman Stakes and the Pago Pago Stakes for colts & geldings.
The event has some impressive records starting with the four consecutive wins by jockey R.S Dye from 1989 to 1992 with Courtza from New Zealand, Canny Lad, Tierce and Burst. Jockey Ron Quinton also managed to win four Golden Slipper Stakes in 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1987 with Marscay, Sir Dapper, Rory’s Jester and Marauding from New Zealand.
Renowned trainer Tommy J. Smith won the race with six horses; Star Watch in 1988, Bounding Away in 1986, Toy Show in 1975, Hartshill in 1974, John’s Hope in 1972 and Fairy Walk in 1971. The fastest winning time was recorded in 2004 when Dance Hero won in 1 minute 8.6 seconds. Canny Lad recorded the slowest race time in 1990 with 1 minute 15.41 seconds.Get free bets at https://www.betsfree.com.au