Countdown To $3.5Million Golden Slipper
Rosehill Gardens, home of the Longines Golden Slipper, hosts a fantastic day of racing this Saturday, 3 February for Sydney Markets Expressway Stakes Raceday.
The Golden Slipper Stakes is an Australian Turf Club Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-olds run over 1,200 metres on turf at set weights conditions, held at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in Sydney, Australia. It is the premier two year old race in Australia and is the world’s richest race for two year old Thoroughbreds. Prize money is A$3,500,000.
The first Golden Slipper Stakes took place in 1957 and was won by Todman by Star Kingdom who also sired the next four winners of the Golden Slipper. Star Kingdom bloodlines can still be found in the breeding of many of today’s winners.
Patrons will have the chance to have their picture taken with the Longines Golden Slipper trophy, which will be on display at the Railway Forecourt between 11am-2.30pm.
The Group 3 $150,000 Toyota Material Handling Canonbury Stakes sees the return of one of the early Longines Golden Slipper favourites Performer, who is the $1.50 TAB Fixed Odds favourite this Saturday.
Performer, who won the Listed Arrowfield Breeders’ Plate in September and has had two barrier trials, will cement his place for the Chris Waller stable in the Longines Golden Slipper if he wins on Saturday.
The Widden Stakes for the two year olds fillies sees the Chris Waller stablemate Fiesta head the market at $3.30 TAB Fixed Odds.
The filly will shorten from her $51 TAB Fixed Odds Longines Golden Slipper price if successful on Saturday.
In recent years the Canonbury Stakes and Widden Stakes have produced three Longines Golden Slipper winners in Vancouver (2015), Mossfun (2014) and Overreach (2013).
Dual Group 1 winning mare Global Glamour for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott is the $3.00 TAB Fixed Odds favourite in the Group 2 $200,000 Sydney Markets Limited Expressway Stakes.
Racegoers can pre-purchase the Summer Punters Pack for $39.
The Summer Punters Pack includes entry, two standard drinks, a food pack, reserved seating in the grandstand, a racebook and access to the Punters Pack area in the Chantilly Bar.
The Rosehill Gardens track was rated a Good 4 on Thursday morning.
The first race on Saturday is at 12.45pm and last race at 5.45pm. Gates open at 11.30am (11.15am ATC Members).
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