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Record 2nd Acceptances for Golden Slipper
Entries for the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper have reached a record high after the Australian Turf Club received 358 second acceptances for the world's richest race for 2YOs. The 358 second acceptances is a huge rise from last year's figure of 259, and a 17% jump on the previous record of 304 nominations in 2016. The highest number of acceptances by stables and trainers include David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig (27), Hawkes Racing (26), Mick Price (20), Peter & Paul Snowden (20) and Godolphin (18). include I Am Invincible is the leading sire with 33 progeny accepted, followed by Snitzel (31), Exceed and Excel (21), Fastnet Rock (19) and two former winners of the race Pierro (17) and Sebring (16). There are 193 colts and geldings and 165 fillies in the second acceptances. "The Golden Slipper is a race watched around the world and continues to be the race that shapes the Australian racing and breeding industry like no other," ATC Acting Chief Executive James Heddo said. Click here to view the full list of second acceptances.