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Golden Slipper 2023 Barrier Draw & Final Field

Last updated: 14 Mar 2023
Bets.com.au Staff 14 Mar 2023
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  • The barrier draw has been conducted for the 2023 Golden Slipper
  • This Group One will be contested on Saturday, March 18
  • Full field available below
Golden Slipper Barriers
Learning To Fly has drawn barrier four in the 2023 Golden Slipper. (Getty)

Cylinder (barrier 3) is Godolphin's main contender for the 2023 Golden Slipper, with a Silver Slipper victory followed by a Todman win on March 4, which is traditionally one of the stronger form references for the Golden Slipper.

The son of Exceed And Excel has improved in his second campaign, after consecutive runner-up finishes to start his career last November.

James Cummings also prepares Blue Diamond Prelude winners Barber (barrier 8) and Exploring (barrier 9) for this two-year-old major.

Blue Diamond winner Little Brose (barrier 5) heads straight into the Golden Slipper following his feature Sandown victory on September 25.

Ben & JD Hayes have also accepted with Arkansaw Kid (barrier 13), who finished third in the Blue Diamond.

As was expected, Peter & Paul Snowden have a strong team for the 2023 Golden Slipper, with Don Corleone (barrier 6), King's Gambit (barrier ) and Empire Of Japan (barrier 2) all in the final field.

While King's Gambit hasn't saluted since his brilliant Debutant Stakes victory last October, he looms as the main chance from the Snowden yard, who opted to trial him on March 7 instead of contesting the Todman Stakes.

Learning To Fly (barrier 4) has arguably been the leading two-year-old of this current crop, with the daughter of Justify unbeaten from three starts.

The Annabel Neasham-trained filly has shown versatility, having sat on the speed at starts one and three, but forced back from a wide barrier in the Inglis Millenium on February 13, she was able to finish off powerfully.

Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott have dual representation via Red Resistance (barrier 17) and Platinum Jubilee (barrier 11), while Chris Waller has Shinzo (barrier 1), Lazzago (barrier 10) and Militarize (barrier 16), the latter being the first emeregency.

16 runners and one emergency make up the final field for the 2023 Golden Slipper.

Golden Slipper 2023 Barriers & Final Field

1Little BroseBen & JD HayesMichael Dee556.5kg$17
2BarberJames Cummings Nash Rawiller856.5kg $26
3Arkansaw KidBen & JD Hayes Jye McNeil1356.5kg $71
4Don CorleonePeter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman656.5kg $11
5CylinderJames Cummings James McDonald356.5kg $3.50
6Red ResistanceGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Brett Prebble1756.5kg $10
7ShinzoChris WallerRyan Moore156.5kg $10
8King's GambitPeter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra756.5kg $8
9Empire Of JapanPeter & Paul SnowdenSam Clipperton256.5kg $51
10Learning To FlyAnnabel Neasham Chad Schofield454.5kg$5
11Platinum JubileeGai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark1154.5kg $26
12Blanc De BlancMichael FreedmanDamian Lane1254.5kg $26
13ExploringJames CummingsBrenton Avdulla954.5kg $81
14LazzagoChris Waller Kerrin McEvoy1054.5kg $41
15Steel CityCiaron Maher & David EustaceRegan Bayliss1554.5kg $11
16FacileGerald Ryan & Sterling AlexiouRyan Maloney1454.5kg $41
17e.MilitarizeChris WallerTBA1656.5kg$126
Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes & correct at 2.15am on 15/03/2023.

Golden Slipper Winners

The Golden Slipper is Australia's most two-year-old race and one of the world's best juvenile events.

Worth $5 million, the Golden Slipper has seen some of the greatest two-year-olds in racing history take out the event en route to either a stud stint or a long career on the racing scene.

Contested over 1200m at Rosehill Gardens, the Golden Slipper headlines one of the biggest day's on the Australian racing calendar, with five Group 1's run on the one program.

Farnan (2020), Stay Inside (2021) and Fireburn (2022) have won the last three editions of the Golden Slipper.

Golden Slipper FAQs

When is the Golden Slipper in 2023?

The 2023 Golden Slipper is scheduled to run on Saturday, March 18 at Rosehill Gardens.

What distance is the Golden Slipper?

The Golden Slipper is run over a distance of 1200 metres.

How can I live stream the Golden Slipper?

Visit our live streaming hub for all the information on how to live stream the Golden Slipper and all other Australian horse races.

Who won the 2022 Golden Slipper?

Fireburn won the 2022 Golden Slipper.

What is the Golden Slipper worth?

The Golden Slipper is worth a total of $5,000,000.

$2,800,000 of that goes to the winner.


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