2020 Golden Slipper Tips & Betting Advice

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Top 5 Golden Slipper Winners

The Golden Slipper (1200m) is known as the worlds richest race for the two-year-olds and has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 Golden Slipper winners since 2000.

Racingbase.com.au is your home of the 2020 Golden Slipper. The race will take place on Saturday, 21 March, 2020 at Rosehill Racecourse.

We provide you with Golden Slipper tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field, barrier draw, news, betting odds and information, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

Golden Slipper 2020

Date Saturday 21 March
Track Rosehill Racecourse
Distance 1200m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prize Money $3.5 million
Age 2YO


When trying to find the winner of the Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m) at Rosehill, keeping some important factors on your side can help you.

Our experts assess all the Golden Slipper runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2020 tips to help you back the winner.

Tipster Aaron Hamilton will provide his 2020 Golden Slipper tips and selections once the final field has been declared.


Leading bookmakers Sportsbet and BetEasy have the latest 2020 Golden Slipper betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Golden Slipper betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you direct to the bookmakers.


Australia’s leading bookmakers offer you the chance to watch the Golden Slipper (and all other races from New South Wales tracks) free of charge. You can watch all Rosehill races including the Golden Slipper streamed live online at Ladbrokes, BetEasy or Sportsbet. To find out how to stream the Golden Slipper Stakes live, see our guide to watch the race.


The Golden Slipper features a host of special offers from bookmakers and that includes the opportunity to claim bonus bets when becoming a new customer before the race. A range of bonus bets and special offers, deposit matches, first bet matches and no deposit bets are available from the bookmakers to take advantage of throughout the year.


Staged during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival, the Golden Slipper is the world’s richest two-year-old race and is held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse each year.

It is considered one of four Grand Slam races on the Australian racing calendar with the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate representing the other three majors.

Taking Group 1 status for the first time in 1980, the Golden Slipper was won by Todman during its inaugural running in 1957 as he dispatched rivals by eight lengths.

Remarkably his sire, Star Kingdom, was also the sire of the next four winners of the Golden Slipper.

Carrying $3.5 million worth of prizemoney, the race attracts the speediest of the two-year-old brigade and is a set-weights race open to males and females.

The 1200m start is located in a chute in the middle of the course where there is a long straight run to the first turn; it is possible to win from an outside gate when the track conditions are suiting horses that are finishing on down the centre of the track.

As this is the second of three consecutive weekends of racing at this track during the autumn carnival, the rail can often be moved out and horses will race wide in search of better going, particularly if the ground is rain affected.

There are a number of lead-up races prior to the Golden Slipper Stakes; these races include the Reisling Stakes, the Magic Night Stakes for fillies, the Todman Stakes and the Pago Pago Stakes for colts & geldings.

These lead-up races are all named after past winners of the race with Reisling (1965), Magic Night (1961), Todman (1957) and Pago Pago (1963) being famous winners of the two-year-old feature.

Other former winners of the Golden Slipper include Storm Queen (1966), Sweet Embrace (1967), Vain (1969), Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Manikato (1978), Marscay (1982), Rory’s Jester (1985), Courtza (1989), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Danzero (1994), Catbird (1999), Dance Hero (2004), Stratum (2005), Miss Finland (2006), Sebring (2008), Sepoy (2011), Pierro (2012), Vancouver (2015), Capitalist (2016) and She Will Reign (2017).

The race is also the first leg of the Sydney two-year-old Triple Crown with only six horses going on to complete the rare feat of the Golden Slipper, Sires Produce Stakes (1400m) and the Champagne Stakes (1600m).

Pierro won the Triple Crown in 2012 and now joins the elite group of Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992) and Dance Hero (2004) to complete the rare treble.

Golden Slipper Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Belle Du Jour
2001 Ha Ha
2002 Calaway Girl
2003 Polar Success
2004 Dance Hero
2005 Stratum
2006 Miss Finland
2007 Forensics
2008 Sebring
2009 Phelan Ready
2010 Crystal Lily
2011 Sepoy
2012 Pierro
2013 Overreach
2014 Mossfun
2015 Vancouver
2016 Capitalist
2017 She Will Reign
2018 Estijaab
2019 Kiamichi
2020 Farnan


Founded in 1947, the Rosehill Racecourse is home to the richest two-year-old race in the world, the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes.

First held in 1957 the juvenile sprint was won by Todman by an impressive 8 length margin.

The prestigious The BMW (2400m) is also held at Rosehill and has been won by champion racehorses such as: Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986) and Octagonal (1996 & 97).

The track is approximately 23 kilometres to the west of Sydney’s city centre and offers quality viewing for punters having modern three tiered stands with bars, restaurants and betting facilities.


Rosehill Racecourse consists of four long sweeping turns and horses that have drawn an inside gate are advantaged.

It is difficult to lead all the way when the rail is in the true position, but when the rail is out 4 metres or more, all runners are provided an even opportunity.