The Todman Slipper Trial is a Group 2 1200m race held every year in March for two-year-old colts & geldings at The Rosehill racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is worth $300, 000 in prize money and is run under set weight conditions. The 2013 race was taken by Criterion but Fast ‘n’ Rocking and Havana came close in second and third respectively.
The Todman Slipper Trail features along the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Classic and Gr1 Ranvet Stakes. The champion in the Todman Slipper Stakes is exempted from ballot for the big money Golden Slipper Stakes. The race is often used as a gear-up event to the Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes a fortnight later on the very same course and distance. The last two-year-old to win The Todman Slipper Trial and the Golden Slipper Stakes double was outstanding mare Pierro back in 2012.
In its proud history, the Todman Slipper Trial has attracted a number of quality 2yos. The most ideal lead up race for the Todman Slipper Trial is the Gr2 Skyline Stakes which is held a week earlier at Randwick. The Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes held a week later at the Rosehill Racecourse is a good progression and gifted 2yo can also run in the Golden Slipper. Phelan Ready came 2nd in the Todman Slipper Trial back in 2009 only to later claim the Golden Slipper Stakes.
Other outstanding horses to grace the Todman Slipper Stakes include Gai Waterhouse Pierro in 2012. After taking the Breeders Classic on his debut, the horse triumphed in the Todman Slipper Trial before successfully claiming The Golden Slipper and Gr1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes in the same year. The Todman Slipper Trail is always an exciting prospect for horse racing enthusiasts and over the last few years, the event has produced great competition on the course.
Todman Slipper Trial recent winners & placegetters
|2013||Criterion||Fast ‘n’ Rocking||Havana||1:10.7|
|2010||Masquerader||Decision Time||Carved In Stone||1:11.4|
|2009||Real Saga||Phelan Ready||Purdey||1:11.5|
|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|
|2000||Great Crusader||Lord Dane||Phoenix Park||1:10.0|
|1997||General Nediym||Special Dane||Dance Beat||1:09.7|
|1996||Flavour||Magic Of Sydney||Batavian||1:11.1|
|1995||Octagonal||Our Maizcay||Tuscany Flyer||1:09.4|
|1993||Justice Prevails||Keltrice||Sparkling Bletch||1:09.3|
|1992||Clan O’sullivan||Vertingly||Le Masque||1:11.1|
|1990||Auranch||Pagan Jest||The Austrian||1:11.2|
|1988||Full And By||Astrologist||Molokai Prince||1:12.3|