Setting the stage

The recent Black Opal and Blue Diamond races have injected excitement into the Golden Slipper field, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown. As such, these races showcase exceptional thoroughbreds and provide valuable insights into their form heading into the Group One Golden Slipper. The road to the Golden Slipper demonstrates how exciting racehorse ownership can be.

Recent Results

The Black Opal Stakes spotlight fell on promising colt, Holmes A Court, bred by Newgate Farm and sold at the 2023 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale for $850,000. Holmes A Court is trained by Peter & Paul Snowden and is a speedy colt by Capitalist x Menagerie. He is currently $26 in the market for the Golden Slipper.

Meanwhile, Hayasugi, Royal Meeting x China Road took out the Blue Diamond Stakes. Bred by Fairhill Farm and sold through the 2022 Australian Inglis Weanling Sales for $47,500. Subsequently, this is a key point of how racehorse ownership can be an affordable and accessible venture. Clinton McDonald trains Hayasugi in Cranbourne. She is currently paying $17 for the Golden Slipper.

Key Stats and where Slipper winners have come from.

  • Currently, we can see that 32 individual trainers have won a Group One, with Chris Waller leading the charge with 12 Group One wins.
  • Gai Waterhouse is most winning Golden Slipper trainer with Seven Golden Slippers wins.
  • Five two-year-olds have clinched the interstate Blue Diamond Stakes – Golden Slipper double; John’s Hope (1972), Manikato (1978), Bounding Away (1986), Courtza (1989), and Sepoy (2011).
  • Seven two-year-olds have conquered the Silver Slipper – Golden Slipper double; Eskimo Prince (1964), Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Pierro (2012), Mossfun (2014), She Will Reign (2017), Farnan (2020).
    Note: The race transitioned to the Autumn in 1998.
  • 24 Colts have won the Golden Slipper
  • 23 Fillies have won the Golden Slipper
  • 16 favourites have won the Golden Slipper

Racehorse Ownership Opportunities

On our Ownership Marketplace, we currently have a yearling to be trained by Chris Waller. Therefore, with his current statistics and proven Group One success, it may be a good time to get on board and find your next racehorse.

His colt Switzerland is $4.80 (second favourite) in this year’s Golden Slipper market. Furthermore, Chris won this race last year with Shinzo,  the Coolmore colours very well maybe first past the post.

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