Dangerous track conditions and heavy rainfall have forced today’s Longines Golden Slipper Day 2021 meeting at Rosehill Gardens to be postponed and rescheduled for Saturday the 27th of March, 2021.
Over 25mm of rain fell on the Rosehill track overnight and with the deluge forecast to continue across the day, Racing NSW stewards and the Australian Turf Club have rescheduled the major race meeting.
All subsequent major race dates over the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival have also now been revised and will take place seven days later than originally scheduled.
“The postponement of the Golden Slipper meeting is unfortunate, but in the circumstances both the ATC and Racing NSW feel that resetting the Carnival one week later is the best overall option for participants and the flow of the Carnival,” Racing NSW Chief Executive Mr Peter V’landys AM said.
Golden Slipper Day and its marquee event – the Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) – will go ahead Saturday week only so long as the Rosehill Gardens surface firms and is safe for racing.
The current 2021 Golden Slipper final field of acceptances and barriers will be carried over for the world’s richest race for juveniles.
Updated Golden Slipper Stakes odds at Ladbrokes.com.au are led by Mick Price & Michael Kent Junior’s Capitalist colt Profiteer ($4).
All other meetings forming the autumn carnival in Sydney will also take place a week later than originally programmed to account for the abandoned Slipper card.
The revised Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival dates for 2021 are:
Longines Golden Slipper Day, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse – Saturday March 27th, 2021
Tancred Stakes Day, Rosehill Gardens Racecourse – Saturday April 3rd, 2021
The Star Championships Day 1, Royal Randwick Racecourse – Saturday April 10th, 2021
The Championships Day 2 – Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day, Royal Randwick Racecourse – Saturday April 17th, 2021
Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day, Royal Randwick Racecourse – Saturday April 24th, 2021
Nominations for the other Golden Slipper Stakes Day races including the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes showdown between Addeybb and Verry Elleegant will be reopened with final acceptances to close at 9am (AEDT) on Wednesday the 24th of March.