The Silver Slipper Stakes is an annual Sydney Autumn race that is held every February or March at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run under set weight conditions over a distance of 1100M. The Silver Slipper Stakes is worth $250,000 in prize money and is the first race in the Sydney Autumn Carnival schedule for female and male 2year old Horses.
Mossfun took the Silver Slipper Stakes this year with Press Report and Risen from Doubt coming in second and third respectively. The race features along the Group 2 HobartVille Stakes for three year olds only and the Mare’s only Group 2 showpiece The Millie Fox Stakes. For the last few years, the Silver Slipper Stakes has produced outstanding champions that have continued to perform exceptionally well in Australian Horse Racing.
A lot of horse trainers, owners and jockeys in Australia look at the Silver Slipper Stakes as the perfect spring board for the premier and most lucrative race for 2 year olds – The $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes. In addition to this, the short sprint distance is a great platform to test young horses before they can move on to other longer races such as the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes and The Skyline Stakes. Since the establishment of the Silver Slipper Stakes and the Golden Slipper Stakes, no horse has managed to claim the double.
However outstanding filly Sweet Idea came so close in 2013 after winning the Silver Slipper Stakes and finishing third in the Golden Slipper Stakes. Recent Silver Slipper Stakes champions include Pierro in 2012, Melito in 2009 and Sweet Idea in 2013. The Silver Slipper Stakes is always an exciting prospect for young horses and fans alike. The event is ranked among the major highlights in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
Silver Slipper Stakes recent winners & placegetters
|2014||Mossfun||Press Report||Risen From Doubt||1:06.2|
|2013||Sweet Idea||Whiskey Allround||Charlie Boy||1:06.3|
|2011||Satin Shoes||Elite Falls||Straight Gold||1:03.4|
|2010||Chance Bye||Ambers Waltz||Zutara||1:04.2|
|2008||Amelia’s Dream||Hips Don’t Lie||Glowlamp||1:02.9|
|2006||Plagiarize||Boom Time Savings||Five Ways||1:04.0|
|2005||Domesday||Flying Pegasus||Dr Green||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|
|1998||Iglesia||Marrego||Star Of Hayley||1:03.6|
|1997||Run in Autumn|
|1994||Strategic||Sir Debonaire||Feathers Of Gold||1:05.2|
|1993||Dapper Magic||Jamine Star||Marwina||1:03.9|
|1990||Honey Be Quick||Soclosure||Zinders||1:04.2|
|1989||Triscay||Bounce Again||Nun’s Chorus||1:04.2|
|1988||Show County||Vain Promise||Paris Opera||1:04.2|