The barrier draw for the Golden Slipper is held on the Tuesday before the race. While many may disagree but barrier draw does play a role in influencing the results of the race.
On a field that has been packed to capacity, the barrier position may be one of the factors that will determine the winner of the race.
A horse that secures an inside barrier enjoys an advantage compared to horses that occupy the outer barrier.
Since the maiden race that was held in the year 1957, no winner has emerged from barrier number 13.
Phelan Ready made history by winning the race from the outer barrier number 16 in the year 2009.