Golden Slipper Barrier Draw Stats & Info

Golden Slipper Stakes Barrier Draw

2025 Golden Slipper Barrier Draw Stats & Info

The 2025 Golden Slipper Stakes barrier draw and final field will be announced at 9am on Tuesday, March 18, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Golden Slipper Nominations – Where It All Begins

The most prestigious two-year-old race on the Australian racing calendar each year is the Golden Slipper. It is often considered to be one of the four major races each year alongside the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup.

When nominations first open, there will generally be thousands of entries as trainers, jockeys and connections dare to dream that they will be the next Golden Slipper winner.

Winners of the Silver Slipper Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes, Skyline Stakes, Reisling Stakes, Todman Stakes, Magic Night Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes will be exempt from the ballot for the Golden Slipper.

Golden Slipper Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Is It Conducted?

The barrier draw for the Golden Slipper is often conducted at a barrier draw function. A representative for each horse will randomly select an item from the front of the stage and underneath there will be a number which will represent the starting gate that that horse has drawn.

We will know the final field and barrier draw sometime after 9am on Wednesday, March 18, 2025.

The Golden Slipper will be run at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse on Saturday, March 22.

Golden Slipper Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Lady Of Camelot 5 54.5kg
2023 Shinzo 1 56.5kg
2022 Fireburn 1 54.5kg
2021 Stay Inside 3 56.5kg
2020 Farnan 12 56.5kg
2019 Kiamichi 14 54.5kg
2018 Estijaab 14 54.5kg
2017 She Will Reign 11 54.5kg
2016 Capitalist 2 56.5kg
2015 Vancouver 16 56.5kg
2014 Mossfun 11 54.5kg
2013 Overreach 1 54.5kg
2012 Pierro 1 56.5kg
2011 Sepoy 8 56.5kg
2010 Crystal Lily 1 54.5kg
2009 Phelan Ready 16 56.5kg
2008 Sebring 5 56.5kg
2007 Forensics 1 54.5kg
2006 Miss Finland 7 54.5kg
2005 Stratum 6 56.5kg

Is There A Barrier Draw Bias in the Golden Slipper?

Looking at the barrier draws for each winner of the race since its inauguration back in 1957 when Todman won the race, there is no barrier draw bias.

Barrier one has seen the most winners with nine two-year-olds jumping from that gate. Barrier 14 shows that there is no bias in the race with six horses jumping from that gate.

In the past decade, there have been quite a few horses jumping from double-figure barriers which shows it is more about the horse’s ability rather than the starting barrier. This makes the Golden Slipper an entertaining race every single year.

Most Successful Golden Slipper Barriers

Barrier Wins
1 11
3 7
8 6
14 6
4 5
10 5
11 5

Last updated for 2024 Golden Slipper Results



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