ear-olds at Randwick
* First run in 1867 when won by Glencoe
* Some greats of the Australasian turf have won the race including Furious (1921), Hall Mark (1933), Ajax (1937), Shannon (1944), Tulloch (1957), Fine And Dandy (1959), Wenona Girl (1960), Time And Tide (1963), Eskimo Prince (1964), Black Onyx (1968), Baguette (1970), Toy Show (1975), Luskin Star (1977), Snippets (1987), Octagonal (1995) and Pierro (2012).
* Second leg of the Sydney two-year-old triple crown also comprising the Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) and Champagne Stakes (1600m)
* Baguette (1970), Luskin Star (1977), Tierce (1991), Burst (1992), Dance Hero (2004) and Pierro (2012) have won the triple crown
* Golden Slipper runner up Yankee Rose equal favourite with Telperion
* Since 2000 Gai Waterhouse has trained seven winners, including Sebring and Pierro. She will race Sparkle.
WHAT CONNECTIONS ARE SAYING
* “He’s got a bad barrier so we’re going to have work out (tactics), he’ll probably be the swooper in the race and we just hope there’s enough pace.” Trainer David Hayes on Seaburge.
* “I really feel she will excel over further and the Sires’ will be more to her liking,” trainer David Vandyke on Yankee Rose.
Article from JustHorseRacing.com.au