Golden Slipper Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2025

The 2025 Golden Slipper is coming up on the 22nd of March and it will be a ripper of a day watching not only the Golden Slipper but other big thoroughbred events across Australia. The Golden Slipper is a Group 1 race for two-year-old thoroughbreds on the Australian racing calendar taking place during Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival. The 1,200m race promises to be one of the highlights of New South Wales’ racing season.

Golden Slipper Information

📅Date:Saturday 22nd March, 2025
⌚Race Time:TBA
📏Race Distance:1,200 metres
🛣️Racecourse:Rosehill Racecourse
🐎Conditions:Set Weights
🏅Status:Group 1
🏆Prize Money:$5,000,000
🏇2024 Winner:Lady Of Camelot

About the Golden Slipper

The 2025 Golden Slipper will offer its participants an opportunity to take home some of the lucrative $5 million in prize money. This makes the 2025 Golden Slipper the single richest race in the world for two-year-olds! 

Who will try to replicate Lady Of Camelot’s success last year in the 2024 Golden Slipper? Scroll down below for key insights and tips into the 2025 Golden Slipper. We also cover a wide range of aspects about the Golden Slipper, including odds, horses, field, results and more!

For all of you new, or inexperienced racing fans, there are a handful of major Group One races on the Australian racing calendar. Three of these major races take place during Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, these being: the Melbourne Cup, the Cox Plate, and the Caulfield Cup

That means that the shining beacon for New South Wales is the Golden Slipper! The combination of being the most lucrative two-year-old thoroughbred race in the world and an Australian major horse race, makes the 2025 Golden Slipper one of the biggest races to watch and one of the best.

At, we also have a page dedicated to tips that come out every week for all the big tracks. Be sure to check out our OnlyRacing tips page for more expert insights into all the big races, including the 2025 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Racecourse. Rosehill Racecourse is one of the top tracks in the country and hosts many meetings with Group 1 races each year.

Golden Slipper Tips

Hopefully, you have gone through some of the above information on the 2025 Golden Slipper, so you are aware of some key details of the race. These key details play a part in forming our expert’s tips. These tips for the 2025 Golden Slipper are our experts' own opinions, based on the information available to them from various sources. 

It must be noted that everyone has different opinions, especially in the horse racing community, so if you would like to see a contrasting opinion for the 2025 Golden Slipper, check in with our OnlyRacing tips page for another look-in at who will win the most lucrative two-year-old thoroughbred horse race in the world! 

Our best horse racing tips are not currently available for the 2025 race, as we are too far away from race week. During race week, our experts will have all the information they need and will provide their best tips! Our free horse racing tips should cover all bases as our expert offers up their best bet, next best and best roughie for the Golden Slipper. Check out all their tips for the 2024 race below: 

Golden Slipper Best Bet - Switzerland

Siding with the second favourite in the market for the 2024 Golden Slipper. This is going to be a cracking Golden Slipper, with a lot of live chances, but Switzerland has to go on top for me. He put in a convincing performance in the Todman Stakes two weeks ago. That was a win filled with authority and an impressive turn of foot.

Another thing that has me leaning towards Switzerland over the favourite is the fact that James McDonald has chosen to ride Switzerland. He could have ridden Storm Boy, but he chose Switzerland. That’s very telling if you ask me. Early cover will be critical, but if found, he will be way too difficult to run down.

Golden Slipper Next Best - Storm Boy

The pre-race favourite, Storm Boy, is my next best for the Golden Slipper. He is certainly one to watch, but I think Switzerland will just have his number here. He comes into the Golden Slipper in some of his best form, thanks to a great win in the Skyline Stakes.

He’ll have a lot of choices on how to ride the race, thanks to the favourable barrier draw. He has won his last four starts and never looked beaten in any of them. But will the pressure of such a major race get to him? We will have to wait to find out.

Golden Slipper Best Roughie - Coleman

You want value, well, I’ve found you value! Coleman is oozing value, currently listed at $23, at the time of writing. He is in top form and is on the week backup after an awesome third place in the Pago Pago Stakes. He was only 2L off the leader in that race.

He is a runner that handles all conditions and with the rain around Sydney lately, that’s a massive plus. I think a sharp improvement is on the cards here and he’ll need it given the competition. Coleman draws perfectly and if he gets a clear run towards the end of the race, he is in with a chance of running the top three for sure.

Golden Slipper Betting Sites

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Golden Slipper Betting

It might seem quite daunting that there are over 60 Australian betting apps that offer markets on the 2025 Golden Slipper, however, we have a couple of methods to ease your stress going into the race. It’s always a good idea to find the market or markets of your preference for the Golden Slipper and compare the odds across as many Australian bookmakers as possible. 

Then, place your money with the bookie you are getting the best price for your Golden Slipper selections. You should also conduct your own research into what each available bookmaker can offer you for the Golden Slipper. 

At OnlyRacing, we have a dedicated page for our bookmaker reviews that provides a full list of all Australian betting sites and which ones offer markets on the big events in Australian racing such as the Golden Slipper. There are a few bookies in particular that we like for this race:

  • EliteBet - They have to be one of the best betting apps going around, and you’ll find some great promotions and competitive odds with them.
  • JungleBet - They have great fixed odds for horse racing. So, if you're looking for simpler markets in horse racing, JungleBet is for you. They also have some great betting promotions as well, so be on the lookout for those!
  • Midasbet - If a focus on horse racing and betting sites bonuses is something you want, then Midasbet is the bookie for you. They are known for their focus on horse racing, and boy do they do it well!

So, there are three of our top recommended bookies. If you’re looking for more recommendations on the best bookies to bet with for the Golden Slipper, check out our “Betting Sites” section above!

When it comes to betting on the Golden Slipper, it is down to personal preference. There are, however, a few popular markets from different horse racing betting sites that are always good to consider! The most popular markets available across most bookmakers for the 2025 Golden Slipper at Rosehill Racecourse include:

Fixed Bets

These bets include the typical fixed win and place bets that lock in the odds of your selected market at the time you place the bet. As an example, based on our Golden Slipper tips for the race in 2024, if you wanted to bet on Switzerland to win the race and placed a fixed win bet at $4.80 one day before the race, even if Switzerland’s odds in the race drops to $3.00, you will still enjoy the $4.80 if Switzerland wins.

Exotic Bets

These types of markets include names you might be familiar with such as quinellas, trifectas, exactas, and first fours. What makes these markets special is that if you like two (or more) different runners heading into the Golden Slipper, you can combine them into a single dividend for the race, where the money adds to a pool of other people betting on that same market for the race.

Golden Slipper Bet Types

The Golden Slipper is a major race that brings out those occasional punters. If you’re one of those punters or just want a refresher on the range of different bet types available to you, have a read below:

Bet Type:Description:
Win BetIf you like things uncomplicated, then the Win Bet is the perfect option. All this bet involves is picking the horse you think will win the race. You’ll find that bookies (like  Bet365  and Unibet, etc.) will have Win Bet markets available.
Place BetIf you found a runner in the Golden Slipper that you like, but aren’t sure if it’s going to win, then you need a Place Bet. This is where you bet on a runner to finish in the top three (as long as there are eight or more runners - which there always is for the Golden Slipper).
Each-Way BetWant to hedge your bets? An Each-Way Bet is effectively like you are placing two bets in one. One bet on a runner to win, and another on the same runner to place (in equal amounts).
Quinella BetA Quinella Bet is an interesting option for the Golden Slipper and involves you picking two horses that you think will finish in the top two (in any order). You can choose more than two horses in your bet, but remember the more runners you choose, the smaller your payout will be. 
Exacta BetThe Exacta Bet is similar to the Quinella Bet. The difference is that you have to pick the top two runners in the correct order. With this bet, you can also choose more than two runners. So, for example, you could have one pick for the horse you think will win, and another couple of runners that you think will finish in second. 
Trifecta BetThe Trifecta Bet is, yep you guessed it, when you pick the top three runners in the Golden Slipper, in the correct order. It can be pretty tricky, but if you get it right, you’ve got a nice payday coming your way.
First FourThe next step up from the Trifecta Bet is the First Four. This is where you pick the order of the first four runners across the finish line. The First Four is available at several different bookies like  Dabble  and TopSport.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)Lots of people like to try their hand at nailing the Quaddie come Golden Slipper race day. A Quaddie is where you pick the winner of four nominated races on Golden Slipper Day. Like with the previous bet options, you can choose as many (or as few) runners as you desire.
TrebleJust like the Quaddie, but it’s a little easier because you only have three races to pick the winner from.
DoubleAnother step down, the Double is where you pick the winner from two races on Golden Slipper Day.
Futures BettingIt’s never too early for a bet! If you’ve already got your Golden Slipper bet ready, you can bet on the race in the Futures Market. 

Golden Slipper Field and Key Dates

The field for the 2025 Golden Slipper is currently yet to be determined. We don’t currently know which 2YOs will make an appearance in the race. However, we can certainly expect a strong field to line up, especially considering the prize money that is on offer. We will also list the current odds for the Golden Slipper in our “Odds” section below, when available, so you can see which runners the bookies think will be in the race. 

Some of the key dates you should be aware of:

Nominations CloseJuly 2, 2024
First AcceptancesOctober 1, 2024
Second AcceptancesJanuary 14, 2025
Late EntryMarch 17, 2025
Barrier DrawMarch 18, 2025
Race DayMarch 22, 2025

While the odds are not currently out for the Golden Slipper, it is important to keep in mind that the final field hasn’t been confirmed. This means that when the odds are released, they will likely change dramatically before the race. Don’t be surprised if you see odds jump drastically for different runners.

We will bring you all the 2025 Golden Slipper field details once available. Until then, check out the stellar field that lines up for the 2024 Golden Slipper:

1STORM BOYGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRyan Moore256.5kg
2FULLY LITGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottSam Clipperton156.5kg
3SHANGRI LA EXPRESSGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottRegan Bayliss356.5kg
4RUE DE ROYALETony & Calvin McEvoyChad Schofield1456.5kg
5TRAFFIC WARDENJames CummingsCraig Williams656.5kg
6STRAIGHT CHARGEGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark956.5kg
7SWITZERLANDChris WallerJames McDonald756.5kg
8BODYGUARDPeter & Paul SnowdenMark Zahra1056.5kg
9DUBLIN DOWNTony & Calvin McEvoyHugh Bowman1356.5kg
10COLEMANMatt LaurieKerrin McEvoy456.5kg
11HOLMES A COURTPeter & Paul SnowdenTom Marquand856.5kg
12PROSTGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus1156.5kg
13HAYASUGIClinton McDonaldJamie Kah1654.5kg
14LADY OF CAMELOTGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottBlake Shinn554.5kg
15MANAALMichael FreedmanJason Collett1754.5kg
16ENEEZAPeter G Moody & Katherine ColemanDamian Lane1554.5kg
17eESPIONAGEGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTommy Berry1256.5kg

In 2024, we see a bumper field of 16 runners plus one emergency for the Golden Slipper. For the race in 2024, we didn’t end up seeing any scratchings and this meant that the first emergency, Espionage, didn’t gain a spot in the race.

It’s no secret that scratchings happen a lot in horse racing, even in major races like the Golden Slipper. Scratchings can happen for any reason and at any time before the race. Although, if the horse you bet on is scratched, you will get your stake back. So, no harm, no foul!

Something else that’s key when looking at the final field is which barrier each runner is starting from. The starting barrier is known to have a major impact on the race as it impacts the race strategy for each runner. Some barriers aren’t as successful as others, so connections of the runners want to avoid those ones.

Golden Slipper Barrier Draw

We just talked about how important the barrier draw is and if you don’t believe us, we have some good ‘ole stats to back us up! Some barriers have indeed seen more success over the years when compared to others.

Have a look at the table below, as we go through the most and least successful barriers of the Golden Slipper:

Barrier:Number of Winners:

Looking at that data, the connections of runners in the Golden Slipper certainly don’t want to draw barrier 13. Barrier 13 is certainly unlucky for not just some but for many, as there has never (yes, never!) been a winner from that barrier. 

When looking at the most successful barrier, there is a clear winner - barrier 1! A total of 10 winners have jumped from the inside barrier, including the 2023 winner Shinzo. Barrier 3 has also seen its fair share of success over the history of the Golden Slipper, notching up seven winners in total.

Golden Slipper Form Guide

Are you trying to find a winner for this Golden Slipper? Of course, you are! Well, when it comes to backing winners, a good place to start is the Golden Slipper form guide. The form guide and any form indicators will give you insights into any patterns of previous winners.

Instead of getting you to scroll through pages and pages of the form guide for the Golden Slipper, we have made things easier for you! There are a few key form indicators that you should look at before you finalise your bet for the big race. Each Group 1 race is different and this means there are different form indicators to look at. So, let’s get cracking, shall we?

If you’re looking at races before the Golden Slipper, the ideal ones to pay attention to are the Todman Stakes and the Reisling Stakes. These two races combined have produced 11 of the last 14 Golden Slipper winners!

Previous form is important to look at as well, with 13 Golden Slipper winners either winning or finishing second in their last race before the Golden Slipper (since 2009). If you look back even further, in the last 31 years, no winner has finished lower than fourth in their lead-up race to the Golden Slipper. 

When it comes to trainers, it looks like Gai Waterhouse has the magic touch! She has trained a whopping eight winners of the Golden Slipper since 2007. It certainly pays to check out the runners she has in the race, that’s for sure. Gai Waterhouse struck again (with the help of Adrian Bott) as their runner, Lady Of Camelot, won the race in 2024.

Fillies are an ideal choice as well. It’s been a pretty even split between fillies and colts in the last 11 years of the Golden Slipper, but overall 30 fillies have won the race. Most recently, Lady Of Camelot won the race in 2024 with jockey Blake Shinn on board.

Now, we’ve got some bad news for favourite punters. The Golden Slipper favourite has not performed very well in this race over the years. In fact, since 2008, only eight favourites have gone on to win the race. In 2022 and 2023, the winner of the Golden Slipper had double-digit odds!

Golden Slipper Horses

We see the top 2YOs competing in the Golden Slipper every year, and this has been the case since its inception in 1957. Some wins have been more epic than others though and we have gone through all the winning horses from the Golden Slipper and picked out some that have an interesting background.

These are some of the best horses that have ever competed and won the Golden Slipper. So, check out the Golden Slipper horses below:

Todman - 1957

Todman was the first-ever winner of the Golden Slipper, and he is no doubt one of the greatest racehorses ever. Inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2005, he also has a Group 2 race named after him, the Todman Stakes at Randwick Racecourse. He dominantly won the Golden Slipper, by eight lengths, and his credibility really put the Golden Slipper on the map.

Vain - 1969

The Golden Slipper had been running for almost a decade now, and each year the race rose in popularity. It peaked in 1969, with a record crowd coming out to see the most interesting interstate rivalry between Victoria’s Vain and New South Wales’ Special Girl. It was Victoria that had the last laugh, with Vain willing by four lengths, and becoming the first Victorian runner to win the race. 

Luskin Star - 1977

Luskin Star’s form coming into the Golden Slipper was red-hot winning the Silver Slipper and Todman Slipper. He was equal favourite and completely outclassed the quality field, winning by seven lengths, and breaking the race record by over a second. Luskin Star also went on to win the Sires Produce Stakes and the Champagne Stakes in his career as well.

Bounding Away - 1986

In 1986, the prize money of the Golden Slipper was raised to $1 million, and it was filly Bounding Away that won, getting the lion’s share of the purse. Bounding Away was T J Smith’s fifth Golden Slipper win as a trainer. But it was also the first time the trainer, owner and breeder were the same person! The filly was also named Australasian Horse of the Year and won several Group 1s including the Blue Diamond Stakes, the Flight Stakes and the Champagne Stakes.

Belle Du Jour - 2000

Belle Du Jour’s win in the 2000 Golden Slipper was nothing if not remarkable. She bombed the start and looked down and out for all money. Belle Du Jour had other ideas though, she got on the inside of another runner, Crowned Glory, and completely motored to the line, winning by half a head. This was the fourth Golden Slipper win for trainer Clarry Conners.

Farnan - 2020

Looking into more recent Golden Slipper winners now, Farnan stands out for several different reasons. Firstly, the race was run without a crowd, due to COVID. Secondly, Farnan’s win gave Gai Waterhouse her seventh Golden Slipper win. He was also named the Australian Two Year Old of the Year in the 2019-2020 season.

Golden Slipper Odds

The Golden Slipper odds play a major role in understanding value. You might have found the runner you want to be on but if the odds are too low, you’re not really getting any value, and it may end up being better looking at other runners to get more bang for your buck.

With a race as big as the Golden Slipper, you’ll find that all the major horse racing betting apps will open markets for the event well before race day. The odds in all horse racing markets will certainly change dramatically in the lead-up to the race, as more information about potential runners becomes available. 

Here at OnlyRacing, we think the best time to bet on the Golden Slipper is when the market is “Before Noms”. This is because if your chosen runner doesn’t make it into the final field, you’ll get your cash back, and hopefully you’ll be able to bag a winner! 

If you’re betting when the market is “All-In”, then it’s important to know that if your horse doesn’t make it into the field, you won’t have the opportunity to get your stake back. Betting in futures markets is also a good idea because you’re more likely to get bigger odds.

While PlayUp hasn’t released their odds for the race in 2025, you can check out the odds that were on offer for all the runners in the 2024 race below:

Storm Boy$2.50
Lady Of Camelot$5.50
Straight Charge$13
Fully Lit$26
Dublin Down$26
Traffic Warden$34
Shangri La Express$41
Holmes A Court$81
Rue De Royale$126

*Odds correct as of 22/03/2024.

Golden Slipper Stats

The Golden Slipper, one of Australia's biggest horse races, is held each year in the Autumn Racing Carnival in Sydney. It's a 1200-metre race that sees the best 2YOs fight it out for glory. With a race with so much history and hype, there’s bound to be some interesting stats! 

Some fun facts about the Golden Slipper race and its history:

  • The legendary Gai Waterhouse has won the most Golden Slipper titles as a trainer with eight.
  • Gai Waterhouse was also the first female trainer to win the Golden Slipper.
  • The legendary T J Smith (who also happens to be Gai Waterhouse’s father), has six victories in the Golden Slipper to his name.
  • By the same token, the jockey title for most Golden Slipper victories is shared between Shane Dye and Ron Quinton, both boasting four victories in their name.
  • In the 1963 iteration of the Golden Slipper, won by Pago Pago, the race scheduled for the 23rd of March 1963 was changed to four days later on the 27th of March 1963, due to wet weather.
  • In 2021, the Golden Slipper was again postponed due to wet weather. The race (and the remaining Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival days) was postponed by one week.
  • The race was run over a total distance of 6 furlongs, until 1973 when it became the 1,200m event we know today. 
  • The Golden Slipper was officially a Group 1 in 1980, with Dark Eclipse winning the race that year.

So, there you have it - a compilation of fascinating facts about one of Australia's biggest races, the Golden Slipper! These stats are what make the Golden Slipper what it is today, but if you’re looking for more about form indicators, just take a scroll up to our “Form Guide” section.

Golden Slipper History

The 2025 Golden Slipper will join a long line of entertaining and prestigious contests in the series of Golden Slipper races that have made the event the premier two-year-old thoroughbred race around the world. The race is held each year during the Autumn Racing Carnival, which is one of the biggest horse racing carnivals on the calendar.

The Rosehill Racecourse-based Golden Slipper also offers the most prize money for participants of all two-year-old races globally, with a whopping $5 million shared around the 16 runners. It is this prize money that brings only the highest quality 2YOs to the track.

The history of the Golden Slipper began in 1957 with the inaugural Golden Slipper race won by Todman, an icon in Australian racing. An important thing to note is that Todman was sired by Star Kingdom, who went on to sire the next four Golden Slipper champions from 1958-1961. 

By 1986, the Golden Slipper race had become the first New South Wales-based Group 1 race to offer its participants a seven-figure prize pool of exactly $1 million. This was a timely change due to the prestige surrounding the Golden Slipper and the sheer number of eyes it drew to the spectacle at Rosehill Racecourse.

As you probably already know by now, the Golden Slipper is just one of many races on the Group 1 racing calendar. If you’ve got some time on your hands and want to learn more about other key races, our Group One races list will provide all the details you’re looking for.

Golden Slipper Results

The all-important Golden Slipper results determine if you’ve come out a winner with your bet or not. In our Golden Slipper results section, we will cover all the key information you’ve been looking for, like the full finishing position order as well as the most recent race replay.

The 2024 Golden Slipper came down to a nail-biting finish with the top two runners going neck and neck. In the end, there was just 0.14L that separated first-placed Lady Of Camelot and Coleman, who finished in second place.

Filling in the minor placings was the pre-race favourite, Storm Boy, who just couldn’t keep up with the top two runners, finishing 1.51L off the pace. In total, there were 18.58L that separated the entire field and the race was run in a time of 1:09.76.

Check out the full 2024 Golden Slipper results below:



Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Blake Shinn






Matt Laurie

Kerrin McEvoy






Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Ryan Moore






James Cummings

Craig Williams






Michael Freedman

Jason Collett






Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Tim Clark






Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman

Damian Lane






Chris Waller

James McDonald






Peter & Paul Snowden

Tom Marquand






Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Sam Clipperton






Tony & Calvin McEvoy

Hugh Bowman






Tony & Calvin McEvoy

Chad Schofield






Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Adam Hyeronimus






Peter & Paul Snowden

Mark Zahra






Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Regan Bayliss






Clinton McDonald

Ms Jamie Kah






Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott

Tommy Berry



Golden Slipper Replay

You’ve read the table, now it’s time for the video replay! Check out the full race replay of the 2024 Golden Slipper:

Golden Slipper Winners

You know who won the Golden Slipper in 2024, but who has won the great race before that? Check out the table below to see all the most recent winners, up until 2010:

2024Lady Of Camelot
2021Stay Inside
2017She Will Reign
2010Crystal Lily

Golden Slipper Prize Money

As already discussed, there is a lot of prize money on the table for the Golden Slipper. A total of $5 million to be exact! The prize money is split between all 16 runners of the race, so everyone gets a little something (with the winner getting the lion’s share, of course).

Check out the Golden Slipper prize money split below:

Place:Prize Money:
11th & 12th$20,000
13th - 16th$10,000

Golden Slipper FAQs

Now, if you’ve read through all the information on this page about the Golden Slipper and still have some questions, we’ve got you covered! Our final section, the Golden Slipper FAQs, will hopefully answer any remaining questions you have.

Where to bet on the Golden Slipper?

There are many places where you can bet on the Golden Slipper. We recommend taking a look at our bookmaker review page, as we go into detail about all the top Aussie bookies, and you can find the best bookie for you.

How to bet on the Golden Slipper?

It’s not too difficult to bet on the Golden Slipper! If you check out our bookmaker review page, we have more information about how to bet with each different bookie. Each bookmaker has a slightly different bet placement process that you should be aware of.

How to watch the Golden Slipper?

There are several ways you can watch the Golden Slipper. Firstly, you could watch the race on free-to-air, or even Foxtel if you have it. Another way to watch the race is through a bookmaker. Some bookies have live-streaming services as one of their products, meaning you can bet and watch the race, all in one place!

When is the Golden Slipper?

The Golden Slipper is scheduled for Saturday 22nd March 2025 and will be the key race on what we expect to be a jam-packed race card.

How long is the Golden Slipper?

The Golden Slipper is a 1,200m race and you’ll find the winner will cross the line in just over one minute.

Where is the Golden Slipper?

The Golden Slipper takes place each year at Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney.

Who won the most recent edition of the Golden Slipper?

In 2024, we saw Lady Of Camelot win the Golden Slipper. Lady Of Camelot had a starting price of $6.50 and beat home Coleman, who finished in second.

What is the prize money for the Golden Slipper?

The Golden Slipper is one of the biggest races on the Australian calendar, so it’s no surprise there’s a lot of prize money to be dished out. There is a share of $5,000,000 on offer for this race.

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