THE multi-million dollar Golden Slipper festival starts on March 23 at Rosehill Gardens.
There will be three consecutive Saturday meetings culminating in the Golden Slipper on April 6.
The $600,000 Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) and $400,000 Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) will be the highlights on March 23 — ladies' day.
March 30 will feature the $500,000 Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) for three-year-olds, and April 6 the $3.5 million Group 1 Golden Slipper (1200m), the world's richest race for two-year-olds.
Since the great Todman won the first Golden Slipper in 1957, the race has been woven into the fabric of the Australian turf.
General admission tickets for adults are $50.
Return buses run from the Hills districts for $15 and bookings are essential.