2016 Silver Slipper Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds

The Silver Slipper Stakes

The 2016 Silver Slipper Stakes is one of Australia’s premier Group 2 horse races.

An annual event, the Silver Slipper Stakes takes place at one of Australia’s most distinguished racecourses – Rosehill Gardens – as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The Silver Slipper Stakes 2016 will be run at Rosehill Racecourse on the 20th of February 2016.

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Run over a sprint distance of 1100m, the Silver Slipper Stakes is open to two-year-olds and is a set weights event. Colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and fillies are allocated 54.5kg. It pays a generous total prize money of $250,000.

It is a highly anticipated event as it is the first race of the autumn in Sydney solely for two-year-olds. Despite no other Sydney races suitable as a preparatory race for the Silver Slipper, many of the elite and promising runners in the event will have come via the Blue Diamond Stakes at Melbourne’s Caulfield Racecourse the previous week.

The Silver Slipper Stakes is considered the ideal lead up to the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the coveted $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) held at Rosehill in early April.

The Silver Slipper Stakes runs alongside the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m), Group 2 Millie Fox Quality Stakes (1300m), Listed Parramatta Cup (2000m) and Listed Fireball Quality (1100m).

Silver Slipper Stakes History

The Silver Slipper Stakes inaugurated in 1963 and was first won by Eskimo Prince. It has been run over its current distance of 1100m since 1984 and gained its prestigious Group 2 status in 1979.

Upcoming Races

Group 2

Hobartville Stakes

(1400m)

Rosehill

$200,000

3YO SW

Group 2

Sires Produce Stakes

(1400m)

Flemington

$300,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Chipping Norton Stakes

(1600m)

Warwick Farm

$350,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 2

Adelaide Cup

(3200m)

Morphettville

$400,000

Hcp

Group 2

The Yallambee Classic

(1200m)

Morphettville

$200,000

3YO SW

Group 2

Alister Clark Stakes

(2040m)

Moonee Valley

$200,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Rosehill Guineas

(2000m)

Rosehill

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

George Ryder Stakes

(1500m)

Rosehill

$1,000,000

3YO & UP

Group 1

The Galaxy Handicap

(1100m)

Rosehill

$350,000

Open Handicap

Rosehill Racecourse

Rosehill Racecourse is located in Sydney, Australia. It is one of Australia’s premier race tracks – a legendary icon in its own right. Managed by the Sydney Turf Club, Rosehill Racecourse offers the punters a number of high-status, high-quality races. Established in 1943, the Sydney Turf Club was created after the Sydney Turf Club Act was passed. Holding over sixty races each year and also managing another famous Australian racecourse – Canterbury Park – the Sydney Turf Club is a power to behold.

Rosehill’s circumference is 2048 metres. It has a straight of 408 metres. Famous for its box shape and smooth sweeping bends, the track offers back runners opportunities to come home and win in the lengthy straight.

In terms of the Silver Slipper Stakes and its length of 1100 metres, Rosehill offers runners a start from inside the main course. Horses are required to race about three hundred metres prior to hitting the main track. After that, horses hit a double turn. Those horses that are lucky enough to have an inside barrier have a distinct advantage.

Silver Slipper Stakes Betting

It’s not necessary to turn up on the day to bet on the Silver Slipper Stakes. You can do it all from the comfort of your lounge room. Often we find ourselves too busy to venture out to the races. Alternatively, we have had a hard week at work and just want to kick back. Enjoy a relaxing weekend by staying in and watching the races on the television or listening to them on the radio. You can do all this without stepping foot outside of the house. What a better way for you to join in the thrill of placing a bet, watching your favourite race, while cheering on your selections. No traffic, no crowds and no precious wasted time.

Silver Slipper Stakes News

Seven two-year-olds have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2016 Silver Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Godolphin runner Astern has more than stamped himself as one to watch through…