Vain Stakes

  • Date: August 13th
  • Racecourse: Caulfield
  • Race Distance: 1100m
  • Conditions: 3YO C&G SWP
  • Prize Money: $150,000

2016 Vain Stakes News

Astern the testing material for Capitalist in Roman Consul

Astern the testing material for Capitalist in Roman Consul

Golden Rose winner Astern stands in the way of Capitalist finding his way back into the winner’s stall in the Group 2 $300,000 The Star Roman Consul (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Capitalist, above, will take on the short priced favourite Astern in the Roman Consul at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Golden Slipper winning …

The 2016 Vain Stakes is an exciting sprinting event held at the illustrious Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne. Raced over 1100m, the Vain Stakes provides a fantastic test of sprinting abilities to colts and geldings aged three years old.

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Run under set weights with penalties conditions, the Vain Stakes is one of the more ideal races for calculating the form of various runners.

The Vain Stakes shares a race program with the Group 2 PB Lawrence Stakes and the Group 3 Quezette Stakes. Due to the race’s early position in the spring racing calendar, a large part of the Vain Stakes field are competing first or second up.

With a decent amount of prize money on offer at a total of $150,000, the Vain Stakes is certainly a target for handier male sprinters. Results are usually difficult to predict, but the race serves as a decent form indicator going into the spring racing carnival.

Horses that do well in the Vain Stakes results often compete in later events such as the HDF McNeil Stakes or the Danehill Stakes.

First run in 1991, the Vain Stakes has seen a few decent horses in the field over the years. Notable Vain Stakes winners include Haradasun (2006), Starspangledbanner (2009), Toorak Toff (2010) and Sepoy (2011).

2016 Vain Stakes Field

All acceptances are now sorted and the 2016 Vain Stakes field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 325x1031x VALLIANO David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 7 57.5kg 76
2 1x4646x4 POWER TRIP John McArdle Jamie Mott 6 57.5kg 70
3 4x18x9 COHESION John O’Shea Michael Dee (a) 2 57.5kg 71
4 x12020212x HIGHLAND BEAT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Craig Williams 3 55kg 71
5 11 RUSSIAN REVOLUTION Peter & Paul Snowden Mark Zahra 4 55kg 71
6 11 ARTIE DEE TWO Darren Weir Harry Coffey 1 55kg 69
7 413x REVOLVING DOOR Clinton McDonald Nicholas Hall 5 55kg 70
8 122 WAZZENME Stuart Webb Michael Walker 9 55kg 67
9 1x HARDHAM Mick Price Damien Oliver 8 55kg 63
10 ZANAHARY Robbie Laing Kevin Forrester 10 55kg 61

Vain Stakes Results

Vain Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD  TBD
2016 1 Russian Revolution 2 Highland Beat 3 Hardham  1:05.1
2015 1 Gold Symphony 2 Top Me Up 3 Star Planet  1:04.4
2014 1 Get The Nod 2 Stingray 3 Boomwa  1:03.9
2013 1 Safeguard 2 Fast ‘n’ Rocking 3 Hill Spy  1:04.8
2012 1 Psychic Mick 2 Planet Voyage 3 Free Of Doubt  1:06.1
2011 1 Sepoy 2 Golden Archer 3 Grand Britannia  1:03.9
2010 1 Toorak Toff 2 Soul 3 Star Witness  1:07.1
2009 1 Starspangledbanner 2 Eclair Fastpass 3 Djatala  1:04.1
2008 1 Fernandina 2 Lord Tavistock 3 Exceedingly Good  1:05.1
2007 1 Shrewd Rhythm 2 Purrealist 3 Diplomatic Force  1:03.4
2006 1 Haradasun 2 Sharkbite 3 Churchill Downs  1:03.5
2005 1 Red Dazzler 2 Maybe Better 3 Big League  1:13.7
2004 1 Zankel 2 Special Voyage 3 Tantat Secret  1:12.7
2003 1 Lisboa Stand 2 Scaredee Cat 3 Keep The Faith  1:10.4
2002 1 Delago Brom 2 Great Glen 3 Broadband  1:10.1
2001 1 North Boy 2 Dash For Cash 3 Tully Dane  1:12.9
2000 1 Surtees 2 Sort It Out 3 Mr Gold Flyer  1:12.95