Golden Slipper 2024: Powerful Breed Shaping Race

Racing NSW offers some of the very best prize money opportunities in the world making it no better time for people to get involved in racehorse ownership with Kurrinda Bloodstock a proven racehorse syndicator

Golden Slipper Picture 2024:

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Trainers Peter and Paul Snowden struck a late blow in the two-year-old ranks with Holmes A Court proving too good for his rivals in Sunday’s Black Opal Stakes (1200m).

The son of Capitalist punched his ticket to the Group 1 Golden Slipper as he proved too slick for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott’s unbeaten galloper, Fully Lit.

The Snowdens have now won three of the past five editions on Canberra’s juvenile feature after Kalashnikov (2021) and Barbaric (2022) won in back-to-back years.

Notable winners of the race include superstar sprinter Trapeze Artist, who won the race in 2017.

It’s been a great week for jockey Tommy Berry, an avid Canberra Raiders fan, and he was all smiles after booting home the winner in the nation’s capital for Sunday’s feature.

Berry also rode a Group 3 winner at Saturday’s Randwick card when combining with Lekvarte in the Aspiration Quality.

The Black Opal Stakes-Golden Slipper Stakes double has been won only once — by Frank Cleary’s Catbird in 1999.

Holmes A Court is now a $26 chance to win the juvenile feature where Storm Boy holds top bill as the $2.20 favourite ahead of Todman Stakes victor Switzerland ($4.50).

Switzerland stakes Golden Slipper Claim:

Chris Waller trained Switzerland (by Snitzel) will head to the Golden Slipper in two weeks time an unbeaten colt after three race starts following another authoritative victory in the $300,000, Group 2, UNSW Todman Stakes (1200m) at Randwick.

Raced in the colours of Coolmore and widely regarded as the organisation’s second string to Storm Boy for the Slipper, Switzerland staked his claim on the breed-shaping contest with a flawless performance under James McDonald.

Set  the task of running down race leader Straight Charge (by Written By) over the closing stages, the admirable son of Snitzel rose to the challenge and had the contest under his control a comfortable distance from the finishing line.

Though Straight Charge fought on strongly and went down fighting, Switzerland had his determined rival’s measure in the final stanza and appeared to win with a little bit in hand at the post.

Shangri La Express (by Alabama Express) claimed third, ahead of the late charging Bodyguard who ran on gamely from the tail of the field.

Storm Boy’s Golden Slipper?

James McDonald labelled Golden Slipper favourite Storm Boy “a beast” and admitted to being surprised by the $30 million colt during his group 2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) win at Randwick on Saturday.

The Justify colt did what was expected as a $1.18 favourite, but McDonald said the margin of 1½ length to Tulloch Lodge stablemate Prost ($12) was irrelevant compared to what he felt.

Undefeated in his four starts to date, Storm Boy is rated an $2.30 chance for the $5 million Golden Slipper (G1) at Rosehill March 23, having last been seen in competitive action when proving a cut above in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes having previously put his 15 rivals in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic at the Gold Coast Jan. 13 to the sword in very impressive fashion.

How Syndication Can Make A Golden Slipper Accessible?

The Golden Slipper is widely regarded as the pinnacle of 2-year-old racing in Australia for several reasons. Firstly, it carries a substantial purse, making it one of the most lucrative races for juveniles in the world.

The prize money, coupled with its prestige, attracts the best young horses from around the country, if not the world, to compete.

Moreover, the Golden Slipper holds significant cultural and historical importance within the Australian racing community.

Established in 1957, it has become ingrained in the fabric of Australian racing, capturing the imagination of both avid enthusiasts and casual observers alike. Its status as a Group 1 race further solidifies its significance, as only the highest caliber of competition is permitted.

The outcome of the Golden Slipper can have a profound impact on the Thoroughbred breeding industry for years to come. Winning the Golden Slipper can dramatically increase the value of a horse, particularly as a breeding prospect.

Horses that triumph in the Golden Slipper often go on to become highly sought-after sires and broodmares, passing on their exceptional genetic traits to future generations. Additionally, a victory in such a prestigious race can enhance the reputation of the horse’s connections, including the breeders, owners, and trainers, further boosting the horse’s commercial appeal.

For owners, participating in the Golden Slipper is a dream come true and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The thrill of watching their horse compete on such a grand stage, surrounded by thousands of passionate spectators, is an experience that few will ever forget.

The atmosphere on Golden Slipper day is electric, with excitement building throughout the day as anticipation mounts for the main event. It’s not just a race; it’s an event that captivates the nation and transcends the sport of horse racing.

Getting involved with a racehorse syndicator like Kurrinda Bloodstock can indeed make the dream of having a runner in the Golden Slipper or owning a share in a high-profile colt more affordable and accessible.

Syndicators like Kurrinda Bloodstock pool resources from multiple investors to purchase and manage racehorses, spreading the costs and risks associated with ownership.

This approach allows individuals who may not have the means to buy and maintain a racehorse on their own to still participate in the excitement and potential financial rewards of horse ownership.

Furthermore, syndicators like Kurrinda Bloodstock often have expertise in selecting and managing racehorses, which can increase the likelihood of owning a competitive runner in races like the Golden Slipper.

They can provide guidance and support to their syndicate members, helping to maximize their enjoyment and investment in the sport. Overall, syndication offers a pathway for more people to engage with the thrill and excitement of elite horse racing, including the pinnacle event that is the Golden Slipper.

Here are some of the exciting opportunities to get involved in potential Golden Slipper Colts like Strom Boy, Switzerland and Holmes A Court.


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Cosmic Force X Miss Marilyn Colt

This Colt is by Newgate Farm’s exciting first season sire Cosmic Force, already doing a great job with only a handful of runners so far producing 3 individual Stakes horses including the Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 runner up Stay Focused and Inglis Nursery runner up Beer Baron.

His dam Miss Marilyn a winner at 1100m is a half sister to the illustrious Group 1 The Galaxy sprint winning earner of over $1.7 million Mistegic and Stakes winner of no less than 11 individual wins Rightson.

This Colt was a real standout for us at the sale from the moment we laid eyes on him we knew we were bringing him home. He ticked a lot of boxes for us he moved effortlessly, is so well balanced and oozed class. Every time we saw him he just came out and paraded like the utmost professional.

He was presented at the Inglis Classic sale and comes off the Boutique nursery Riverstone Lodge an upbringing that will see him have every chance for success on the track.

He will be trained by Nathan Doyle in Newcastle where he will get every chance. This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.



Anders X Happy Pilgrim Colt

This Colt is by Widden Stud’s very exciting young stallion Anders, son of champion sire Not A Single Doubt. Anders first yearlings have been hugely popular at the sale in 2024 with his
yearlings averaging $194k at the January Magic Millions sale making this colt great value.

His dam Happy Pilgrim herself a 3 time winning half sister to Snipzu the Group and Stakes placed dam of 5 runners for 5 winners to date including 3 individual Group and Stakes
horses, most recently the twice Group 1 placed (Blue Diamond and Inglis Sires Produce) Don Corleone.

This Colt is a ½ brother to our very promising 2yo trial winner Private Harry, a horse we have a very high opinion of after winning his trial very impressively beating the subsequent
Blue Diamond Prelude Group 3 placed Holmes A Court in the process.

The Colt was presented at the Inglis Classic Sale by Rheinwood Pastoral, in recent times Rheinwood have produced the highly exciting colt Libertad a winner of the Group 3 Widden
Kindergarten Stakes at 2 and the Group 3 San Domenico (just like Anders) highlighting their ability to produce top class racehorses to compete at the highest level.

He is a quality early looking sprinting type and shared a lot of similar characteristics to his brother Private Harry. He had a great action and looks very precocious.

He is trained by Nathan Doyle out of the excellent state of the art Newcastle facilities just like his brother. This Colt is eligible for the lucrative Inglis race series and BOBS bonus scheme.

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