Todman Stakes Race Information

The Todman Stakes is a 1200 metre set weights race for two-year-old colts and geldings run by the Australian Turf Club in March. It is held at Randwick as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2
  • Distance: 1200 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 2YO colts & geldings
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $300,000
  • Date: Saturday 9 March 2024

Todman Stakes Race History

See the 2024 Todman Stakes Preview and results.

See the 2023 Todman Stakes Preview and results.

The Todman Stakes winner is exempt from the ballot for the Golden Slipper.

The race was first held in 1973 as a Principal Race called the Todman Slipper Trial over 1200m at Rosehill Gardens and was won by Imagele. In 1980 it became a Group 3 race then was upgraded to the current Group 2 status in 1986. In 2008 it was run at Canterbury, It continued at Rosehill up to 2014 and then from 2015 onwards switched to its current home of Randwick.

The race is held on the same day as the Riesling Stakes which is the equivalent race for two-year-old fillies

Todman Stakes Facts

Fastest time (1200m): Yes Yes Yes (2019) 1:08:4

Todman Stakes & Golden Slipper Stakes: Farnan (2020); Vancourver (2015): Pierro (2012); Tierce (1991); Marauding (1987); Luskin Star (1977)

Todman Stakes & ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes: Pierro (2012); Align (1999); Octagonal (1995); Tierce (1991); Luskin Star (1977)

Todman Stakes & Champagne Stakes: Pierro (2012); Meurice (2007); Tierce (1991); Full And By (1988); Luskin Star (1977); Rosie Heir

Leading trainers: Gai Waterhouse has had a lot of success in this race.

Interesting trivia: Two colts that have finished second in the Todman Stakes have won the Golden Slipper – Sir Dapper (1983) and Marscay (1982).

Past winners of the Todman Stakes

Winners of past Todman Stakes include horses that go on to run well in the Golden Slipper, the ATC Sires’Produce Stakes and the Champagne Stakes.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Switzerland Straight Charge Shangri La Express
2023 Cylinder Red Resistance Militarize
2022 Sejardan Boyfriend Shalatin
2021 Anamoe Profiteer Home Affairs
2020 Farnan Tagaloa Blondeau
2019 Yes Yes Yes Bellevue Hill Dubious
2018 Aylmerton Ef Troop Tchaikovsky
2017 Gunnison Invader Veranillo
2016 Kiss And Make Up Capitalist Weatherly
2015 Vancouver Furnaces Headwater
2014 Ghibellines Unencumbered Cornrow
2013 Criterion Fast ‘n’ Rocking Havana
2012 Pierro Epaulette Shelford
2011 Smart Missile Sepoy Foxwedge
2010 Masquerader Decision Time Carved In Stone
2009 Real Saga Phelan Ready Purdey
2008 Krupt Related Typhoon Fury
2007 Meurice Zizou Shaft
2006 Diego Garcia Just Mambo My Middi
2005 Written Tycoon Domesday Flying Pegasus
2004 Charge Forward Dane Shadow Samboy
2003 Exceed And Excel Untouchable Niello
2002 Snowland Yell Takas
2001 Royal Courtship Viscount Mistegic
2000 Great Crusader Lord Dane Phoenix Park
1999 Align Majestically Bluegrit
1998 Laurie’s Lottery Alf Iglesia
1997 General Nediym Special Dane Dance Beat
1996 Flavour Magic Of Sydney Batavian
1995 Octagonal Our Maizcay Tuscany Flyer
1994 Pauillac Montana Sands Danzero
1993 Justice Prevails Keltrice Sparkling Bletch
1992 Clan O’sullivan Vertingly Facile
1991 Tierce Jim’s Bet Delphinus
1990 Auranch Pagan Jest The Austrian
1989 Mercury Stylish Century Straussbrook
1988 Full And By Astrologist Molokai Prince
1987 Marauding Lygon Arms Injustice
1986 Haida Prince Fort Denison Big Blockade
1985 Asarka Let’s Get Physical Praising
1984 County Pete’s Choice Street Cafe
1983 Daybreak Lover Sir Dapper Making Time
1982 Mr. Mcginty Marscay Duke Diamond
1981 Crown Jester Twinkle Kingdom Chinese Treasure
1980 Nassau Zephyr Zing John’s Hero
1979 Dignitas’ Son Bench Mark Prince Ruling
1978 Black Opaque Star Acclaim Devorant
1977 Luskin Star Mondiso Pacific Prince
1976 Blue And Gold Romantic Dream Gentle James
1976 Pacific Ruler Count Rajan Bernard
1975 Top Charer Telage St. Louis Blue
1975 Rosie Heir Skirnir His Worship
1974 Scamanda High Admiral Bazaari
1973 Imagele Zephyr Bay Tontonan