Golden Slipper 2017
Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes
Rosehill, Saturday 18 March 2017 Worlds Richest 2 year old race
The Golden Slipper Stakes is a Group 1 race for two-year-olds held at Rosehill racecourse as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres under set weight conditions and is worth $3,500,000 in prize money.
The 2016 Golden Slipper Stakes was won by Capitalist with Yankee Rose second and Flying Artie third. The Golden Slipper has the largest prize money of any two year old race in the world and has become the pride and joy of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
The Golden Slipper Stakes was first run in 1957 with prizemoney of 20,000 pounds and is now the world’s richest race for two-year-old race. The race receives world wide exposure, especially in the racing rich countries of Uinite Arab Emirates, China, Hong Kong and Singapore who are all looking for breeding purposes the stars of the Golden Slipper.
More Information About Golden Slipper 2017
Golden Slipper Day is the biggest race day of the Rosehill racecourse racing over the autumn carnival. The Golden Slipper Stakes is the richest race and is the premier event for youngsters in this country.
There are a number of Slipper lead up races for two-year-olds at Rosehill like the Riesling Slipper Trial, Todman Slipper Trial and the Pasgo Pago Stakes. These races provide Golden Slipper ballot exemptions for winners.
Some of the better two-year-olds to win a Slipper recently include Pierro (2012), Sepoy (2011), Miss Finland (2006), Belle de Jour (2000), Guineas (1997), Bint Marscay (1993), and the champion 2yo of his time, Todman, who won the inaugural race in 1957.
Other Group Races On Golden Slipper Day
Other major Group races on Golden Slipper Day as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Rosehill racecourse are the George Ryder Stakes, The Ranvet Stakes and The Galaxy.