Golden Slipper 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Group I ATC Golden Slipper Stakes represent a considerable slice of the commercially bred rising two year-olds of 2016/2017 so we thought a Sale Mail and analysis might prove interesting.

From a total 2091 entries a little over two thirds were offered at auction while the remainder (28%) were either bought privately, leased or retained to race by their breeders.

Of those youngsters that went to the sales 37% came through an Inglis auction, 31% from Magic Millions and 5% from NZB.

This year at Australasian yearling sales we had 16 horses sell for $1million or more with 15 being nominated for the Golden Slipper including the Snitzel colt from Vegas Showgirl that made $2.3 million at Inglis Easter to be the most expensive yearling of 2016.

The most represented sire with 108 entries is Snitzel, while Coolmore's Golden Slipper winner Pierro is the most highly represented of the first season sires with 82.

Godolphin is the biggest nominator with 165 youngsters, followed by Mick Price with 105 and Gai Waterhouse with 104.

Click here to see all the Golden Slipper nominations sortable by Nominator, Sire, Dam, plus Sale, Vendor, Buyer and Price for those offered at auction.

2017 GOLDEN SLIPPER SIRES
SNITZEL
108
SEBRING
85
FASTNET ROCK
84
PIERRO
82
ALL TOO HARD
75
SMART MISSILE
70
EXCEED AND EXCEL
65
I AM INVINCIBLE
64
STREET CRY (IRE)
60
SEPOY
54
COMMANDS
49
LONHRO
43
CHOISIR
43
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT
39
REDOUTE'S CHOICE
39
HINCHINBROOK
39
FOXWEDGE
39
STAR WITNESS
38
SO YOU THINK (NZ)
37
WRITTEN TYCOON
36
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA)
35
YOUR SONG
34
ALL AMERICAN
33
STRATUM
31
MORE THAN READY (USA)
31
NICCONI
28
DELAGO DELUXE
26
ANIMAL KINGDOM (USA)
25
REAL SAGA
24
DENMAN
24
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
23
HELMET
23
REWARD FOR EFFORT
22
MANHATTAN RAIN
16
UNCLE MO (USA)
16
CHARGE FORWARD
15
SAVABEEL
14
BEL ESPRIT
14
EXCELEBRATION (IRE)
14
BERNARDINI (USA)
13
2017 GOLDEN SLIPPER NOMINATORS
Godolphin
165
Price M G
105
Waterhouse G
104
Hayes D A
84
Waller C J
83
Snowden P
69
Aquanita Management Services Pty Ltd
57
Ryan G A
49
Hawkes M, W & J
45
McEvoy A J
43
Weir D
42
Baker B
40
Cummings J
39
Cummings A J
38
Perry P M
38
Freedman M.J.
36
Lees Racing Pty Ltd
36
Ciaron Maher Racing
33
Birchley L
27
Freedman Racing
27