Many Golden Slipper winners have failed to win another race and now it’s Stay Inside’s turn to buck the trend. But is this so-called curse a myth?
So, it’s Stay Inside’s turn to prove if the Golden Slipper curse is proven fact or nothing more than media myth.
Every season, the three-year-old return of the Slipper winner is big news and there is a level of anticipation and expectation on Stay Inside, the glamour colt with the $30m price tag, bringing his brilliant two-year-old form to the new season.
But the so-called Slipper curse lingers menacingly and Stay Inside’s co-trainer Michael Freedman concedes there is an element of truth to the theory.
“The records are there I suppose, there is some veracity to say a lot of Slipper winners don’t return but you need to take it on an individual basis,’’ Michael Freedman said.
“Stay Inside is not the same size and shape he was…