The 2017 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.
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).
2017 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||1x7920x||ASPECT||Tony McEvoy||Jye McNeil||10||57.5kg||75|
|2||1x12388x||VERANILLO||James Cummings||Dwayne Dunn||2||56.5kg||76|
|3||13x6376x2||WAIT FOR NO ONE||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Cory Parish||11||56.5kg||73|
|4||11x||JUKEBOX||Ciaron Maher||Craig Williams||6||56.5kg||71|
|5||8x311x||KOBAYASHI||Leon & Troy Corstens||Ben Thompson (a)||14||56.5kg||74|
|6||112×5||DUCIMUS||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Noel Callow||4||56.5kg||74|
|7||261||LONE EAGLE||Mick Price||Damien Oliver||5||55kg||69|
|8||21x||CLIFF’S EDGE||Darren Weir||Luke Nolen||9||55kg||67|
|9||8×5323||EVIL CRY||Robbie Laing||Brandon Stockdale (a)||3||55kg||63|
|10||1x||KING’S AUTHORITY||Mick Price||Mark Zahra||13||55kg||68|
|11||12x||PLUTOCRACY||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Regan Bayliss||12||55kg||66|
|12||6x7417x10||FULLY MAXED||Shane Nichols||Ben Melham||7||55kg||66|
|13||11||POSEIDON’S POOL||Darren Weir||Damian Lane||8||55kg||68|
|14||A THOUSAND DEGREES||Tony McEvoy||Luke Currie||1||55kg||–|
Vain Stakes Results
Vain Stakes results, winners and winning times since 2000 are listed below.
|2017||1 Jukebox||2 Plutocracy||3 Poseidon’s Pool||1:04.8|
|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|