The 2021 Golden Slipper

The Golden Slipper is the world’s richest horse race for 2yos boasting trophies and prizemoney worth $3.5 million. It is Australia’s premier juvenile event and is arguably Sydney’s most celebrated horse race. The Golden Slipper is run over 1200m in the Autumn each year at the Rosehill racecourse.

Stay Inside strides clear to win the 2021 Golden Slipper.

Stay Inside strides clear to win the 2021 Golden Slipper. Image: Getty Images

Golden Slipper history

The first Golden Slipper was run in 1957 when Todman ridden by Noel Sellwood won. The 2021 Golden Slipper was the 65th running of the race, it is a comparatively young race when compared to the premier Melbourne races like the Cox Plate, Melbourne and Caulfield Cups. The race was elevated to Group 1 status in 1979.

Champions to have won

The Golden Slipper is an important race for breeding in Australia. Many Golden Slipper winners are retired early to protect their value in the breeding barn. Several horses have gone on to forge successful careers on the racetrack after their 2yo season, these include:

  • Pierro
  • Sepoy
  • Miss Finland
  • Manikato

2021 Race results

The 2021 Golden Slipper was won by Stay Inside who won by 1.8L from Anamoe with Ingratiating 4.1L away in third. Stay Inside was ridden by Tommy Berry and trained by Michael and Richard Freedman.

  • 1st: Stay Inside
  • 2nd: Anamoe
  • 3rd: Ingratiating

2021 Golden Slipper

Date:Saturday 27th March 2021
Where:Rosehill Racecourse
Conditions2YO Set Weights
Class:Group 1
2021 WinnerStay Inside

Caulfield Cup prize money 2021

The total prize money on offer for the 2021 Golden Slipper was $3,500,000. Of this, the winner collected $2,000,000, 2nd place $600,000, and third $300,000. Horses that finish all the way down to 10th place share in the prize money.

Breakdown of prize money for the 2021 Caulfield Cup

Finish placePrize money
Source: Australian Turf Club