Golden Slipper

Australia’s Golden Slipper Day: Winx Seeks 32nd Straight Win In Penultimate Start

Australia’s top two-year-old horses meet at Rosehill Gardens this Friday night for Longines Golden Slipper Day and the AU$3.5 million G1 Golden Slipper Stakes, the world’s richest race for the age group. The G1 George Ryder Stakes will compete for the spotlight as Winx pursues victory in her second-to-last race, while her final race could […]

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Old Friends: 28-Year-Old Australian Champion Bint Marscay Euthanized

1993 Golden Slipper winner Bint Marscay has died. The 28-year-old mare, who resided at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, was euthanized Monday evening due to complications of chronic arthritis. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement Tuesday morning. Bred and campaigned in Australia, the daughter of Marscay […]

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Old Friends Launches Old Girlfriends Society Celebrating Retired Race Mares

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, has introduced a new membership option available to fans. The Old Girlfriends Society will celebrate the 11 former race mares pensioned with Old Friends and give fans an opportunity to meet and support our matriarchs. A number of accomplished mares have called Old Friends home […]

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Haslett: Winx Vs Chautauqua Matchup Highlights Australia’s Golden Slipper Day

Legendary Australian mare Winx, who was recently ranked the joint number one racehorse internationally alongside Arrogate by Longines, is looking to extend her 15-race winning streak in Sydney’s Golden Slipper Day this weekend. The 5-year-old champion is the favorite to win the G1 George Ryder Stakes, but she could be upset by Chautauqua, now ranked […]

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Haslett: American Influence Important As Australia’s 2-Year-Old Season Begins

In a week in which a colt sired by American stallion More Than Ready was the most expensive horse sold at Australia’s renowned Magic Millions Yearling Sale in Gold Coast, the city also hosted the first major race of the country’s two-year-old season, the Jeep Magic Millions 2YO¬†Classic. The filly who won the $2 AUD […]

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Vancouver Skips To Golden Slipper Victory

Trainer Gai Waterhouse equaled her late father’s victory record in Saturday’s Golden Slipper as Vancouver finished ahead of stablemate English to win the world’s richest race for juveniles. “The last words he said to me were ‘You make a man sick. You can’t train two-year-olds’, then he passed away two days later,” said Waterhouse, quoted […]

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Sepoy wins Golden Slipper, richest two-year-old race

With a furlong to go, Sepoy did what he was expected to do – dominated the Golden Slipper at Rosehill in Australia Saturday. The son of Elusive Quality sat just off the pace before pulling away at 9-5 for trainer Peter Snowden and Sheikh Mohammed’s Darley operation.¬† The Golden Slipper is the world’s richest race […]

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