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RECORD NUMBER OF SECOND ACCEPTORS FOR 67th RUNNING OF ICONIC LONGINES GOLDEN SLIPPER

A total of 440 horses remain entered for the world's richest two-year-old feature

January 19, 2023

A record number of Golden Slipper second acceptances have been received by the Australian Turf Club.

are in the running for the Group 1 $5 million Longines Golden Slipper with just 57 days until the 67th renewal of the iconic event at Rosehill Gardens.

A total of 440 horses remain entered for the ATC’s signature race – the $5m Longines Golden Slipper – with just 57 days remaining until the 67th renewal of the iconic two-year-old event at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 18 March.

This number is a strong increase on last year’s 355 second acceptors (up 22%) and smashes the previous joint record of second acceptors of 384 set in 2019 and 2021 (up 13%).

Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager Racing and Wagering James Ross said the increase was testament to the pivotal influence of the Group 1 $5 million Longines Golden Slipper on the Australian racing and breeding industry.

“The Longines Golden Slipper stands alone in world racing and this year’s record number of second acceptors affirms its pinnacle place in Australian racing history,’’ Mr Ross said.

“With prizemoney now $5 million plus a $1 million bonus on offer from the Australian Turf Club if a horse wins two key pathway races and the Longines Golden Slipper itself, the race continues to grow in stature and influence.’’

Horses and connections can win the $1 million bonus by winning two of seven selected pathway races at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick and then the Longines Golden Slipper.

The $1 million bonus complements a $5 million bonus from Racing NSW for any horse which wins the Group 1 Longines Golden Slipper as a two-year-old, the Group 1 Golden Rose at three, and the $10 million Golden Eagle at age four.

Amongst some of the key points around the second acceptors are:

  • Overall, 238 colts and geldings accepted ahead of 202 fillies;
  • NSW had the most number of acceptors by State with 254 (53.60%).
  • Godolphin (James Cummings) had the most 2nd acceptors of all trainers with 41 followed by Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (35), Annabel Neasham (33), Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott (28) and Chris Waller (24).
  • I Am Invincible clearly had the most 2nd acceptors of all sires with 41 followed by Snitzel (29), Zoustar (27), Exceed and Excel (26) and Capitalist (25).

A full list of all 440 second acceptors can be found here.

The latest TAB Fixed Odds futures market for the $5 million Longines Golden Slipper can be found here.

 

DATEVENUEGROUPRACEDISTANCEPRIZEMONEY
28-Jan-23ROSEHILL GARDENS3WIDDEN STAKES1100$200,000
28-Jan-23ROSEHILL

GARDENS

3FUJITSU GENERAL CANONBURY STAKES1100$200,000
4-Feb-23ROYAL RANDWICKLDARLEY LONHRO PLATE1100$160,000
4-Feb-23ROYAL RANDWICKRLINGLIS MILLENNIUM*1100$2,000,000
18-Feb-23ROSEHILL

GARDENS

2SILVER SLIPPER STAKES**1100$250,000
25-Feb-23ROYAL RANDWICK2CATANACH’S SWEET EMBRACE STAKES**1200$250,000
25-Feb-23ROYAL RANDWICK2SKYLINE STAKES**1200$250,000
4-Mar-23ROYAL RANDWICK2YARRAMAN PARK

REISLING STAKES**

1200$300,000
4-Mar-23ROYAL RANDWICK2UNSW TODMAN STAKES**1200$300,000
11-Mar-23ROSEHILL GARDENS3MAGIC NIGHT STAKES1200$200,000
11-Mar-23ROSEHILL

GARDENS

3BOWERMANS COMMERCIAL FURNITURE

PAGO PAGO STAKES

1200$200,000
18-Mar-23ROSEHILL

GARDENS

1LONGINES GOLDEN SLIPPER1200$5,000,000
*Winner’s Longines Golden Slipper qualifying prizemoney calculated at Standard Sydney Metropolitan Listed Level for ballot purposes

 

** Pathway races linked to $1m bonus

Race winners also exempt from Longines Golden Slipper Ballot

For all racing, general and ticketing information go to theraces.com.au including early discounts for the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick.

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