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. 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:
- Miss Finland
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|
|Conditions||2YO Set Weights|
|2021 Winner||Stay 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 place||Prize money|