The Shorts

  • Date: Saturday September 17, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3yo and up, Set-Weight
  • Prize Money: $200,000

2016 The Shorts News

Takedown arrives safely in Hong Kong for International Sprint

Takedown arrives safely in Hong Kong for International Sprint

Australia’s latest Group 1 winner Takedown has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the Group 1 HK$18.5m Longines Hong Kong Sprint 1200m at Sha Tin on December 11.

Takedown, above, has arrived safely in Hong Kong ahead of the Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Takedown flew out of Melbourne …

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The Shorts 2016 is a Group 2 event run at the very start of October during the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival. It’s for horses aged three and older and contested over a 1200m sprint at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

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There is $200,000 in prize money on offer to the victorious connections and it takes a more than handy horse to win the event. The race jumps during Group 1 Epsom Handicap Day when the spring carnival really starts to heat up down in Sydney.

As always during the spring racing carnival in New South Wales there’s plenty of races around for horses to go through before stepping up to the bigger events. It’s the same story for The Shorts with the Group 3 Concorde Stakes one of the best options along with the Group 2 Premiere Stakes.

It takes a quality horse to win The Shorts as is shown in the winners list.

Rise ‘N’ Shine won in 1990 before Euclase ran one of the fastest times ever when triumphing in 1991.

Hot As Hell set another blistering split when winning in 1997 while Black Ink won in 2005 ahead of the then young veteran campaigner Mustard.

More recently Hot Danish finished second behind Fritz’s Princess in 2008 but earned redemption when claiming the 2010 event ahead of Whitefriars.

2016 The Shorts Field

The Shorts field is usually packed out with top quality sprinters, not only from Sydney stables but also from interstate. There are almost always some top black-type performers in The Shorts field, ensuring there are always some fairly reliable punting opportunities. The 2015 The Shorts field will be released on Wednesday, September 14th. As soon as all acceptances are finalised, the 2016 The Shorts field will be provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 31x35313x6 JAPONISME Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 58kg 109
2 1x3223x68x BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Kerrin McEvoy 1 57kg 105
3 67x243120x TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 6 56.5kg 96
4 1126x1631x ENGLISH Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tommy Berry 10 56kg 110
5 x13x73525x DOTHRAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 5 56kg 106
6 362x70x718 SMART VOLATILITY John Sargent Tye Angland 8 55kg 104
7 x3415370x5 BOSS LANE Ron Quinton Ms Kathy O’Hara 11 55kg 101
8 5829x1391x HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME Con Karakatsanis Craig Williams 3 55kg 101
9 2x0130x10x KAEPERNICK Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Christian Reith 2 55kg 97
10 1x6211111x CLEARLY INNOCENT Greg Bennett Brenton Avdulla 9 55kg 95
11 24x04288x2 SARAJEVO John O’Shea James McDonald 7 55kg 86

2016 The Shorts Nominations

The 2016 The Shorts nominations will be released on Monday September 14th. The Shorts nominations usually feature a broad selection of sprinting talent from Sydney stables and often from elsewhere. If you’re interested in punting throughout the Spring Racing Carnival, then The Shorts nominations can give you a good guide of where horses will be heading and the specific races they intend on targeting. As soon as they are available, the 2016 The Shorts nominations will be uploaded here.

The 2016 The Shorts nominations are provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 1126x1631x ENGLISH M 4 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 56kg 110
2 31x35313x6 JAPONISME G 4 Chris Waller 2 58kg 109
3 x13x73525x DOTHRAKI G 6 Peter & Paul Snowden 3 56kg 106
4 1x3223x68x BALL OF MUSCLE G 6 Joseph Pride 4 57kg 105
5 362x70x718 SMART VOLATILITY G 8 John Sargent 5 55kg 104
6 x3415370x5 BOSS LANE G 6 Ron Quinton 6= 55kg 101
7 5829x1391x HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME G 8 Con Karakatsanis 6= 55kg 101
8 2x0130x10x KAEPERNICK G 5 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 8 55kg 97
9 67x243120x TAKEDOWN G 4 Gary Moore 9= 56.5kg 96
10 0x259x20x3 CRAFTINESS G 6 Joseph Pride 9= 55kg 96
11 1x6211111x CLEARLY INNOCENT G 5 Greg Bennett 11 55kg 95
12 5080x70x36 ATMOSPHERICAL M 6 Robert Smerdon 12 53kg 94
13 233x22326x INZ’N’OUT G 5 Gerald Ryan 13 55kg 92
14 5900902657 DECISION TIME G 9 Clarry Conners 14 56kg 90
15 24x04288x2 SARAJEVO G 5 John O’Shea 15 55kg 86

The Shorts Results

The Shorts winners, results and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Takedown 2 Ball Of Muscle 3 Kaepernick 1:03.2
2015 1 Rebel Dane 2 Ball of Muscle 3 Shiraz 1:04.6
2014 1 Terravista 2 I’m All The Talk 3 Famous Seamus 1:02.5
2013 1 Sessions 2 Aeronautical 3 Spirit Of Boom 1:03.3
2012 1 Pampelonne 2 Satin Shoes 3 Appearance 1:09.6
2011 1 Love Conquers All 2 Albert the Fat 3 Winter King 1:08.7
2010 1 Hot Danish 2 Whitefriars 3 Shellscrape 1:09.5
2009 1 Gold Trail 2 Fritz’s Princess 3 Sniper’s Bullet 1:04.8
2008 1 Fritz’s Princess 2 Hot Danish 3 Keen Commander 1:04.0
2007 Race Not Run
2006 1 Bentley Biscuit 2 Magnus 3 Spark Of Life 1:03.4
2005 1 Black Ink 2 Mustard 3 Fumble 1:03.4
2004 1 Dance the Waves 2 Secret Land 3 Legally Bay 1:04.6
2003 1 Lucky Night 2 Fair Embrace 3 Poetic Papal 1:04.8
2002 1 Empire 2 Shags 3 Fouardee 1:04.1
2001 1 Oamaru Force 2 Pembleton 3 Fair Embrace 1:03.5
2000 1 Bradshaw 2 Guineas 3 Upright 1:03.8