The Shorts

The Shorts

Winners and Past Results for The Shorts.

The Shorts is a Group 2 race for horses three years old and over and is hosted by the Australian Turf Club during the Sydney spring racing carnival at Randwick Racecourse in late September.

The 1100 metre event is held on the same day as the Group 1 George Main Stakes, the Group 2 Hill Stakes and the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes.

The race attracts a field of above average sprinters who take to the track under set weight & penalty conditions for a shot at prize money worth $200,000. In form sprinters who have had a few exceptional runs prior to The Shorts are usually favoured in this race although horses coming in from a spell can spring a surprise.

One of the possible form guides is the Group 3 Concorde Stakes held at Randwick over 1100 metres a fortnight earlier. Some horses may come in from a winter spell, making it difficult to pick a winner.

Horses and their connections have plenty of options around this time, so you may find entrants come from a number of other races.

Statistics show that it takes an above average galloper to win The Shorts, whose list includes Rise ‘N' Shine in 1990 followed by Euclase a year later. Black Ink won in 2005 while Bentley Biscuit triumphed in 2006. Fritz's Princess got the better of Hot Danish in 2008 and almost made it in 2009, while Hot Danish came back strongly to win in 2010.

Gunilda is recorded as the first winner of The Shorts, which was held as a principal race in 1867. It became a listed race in 1979 before being awarded Group 3 status in 1994. Since 2008 it has been a Group 2 event.

Year The Shorts Winners
2017 Redzel
2016 Takedown
2015 Rebel Dane
2014 Terravista
2013 Sessions
2012 Pampelonne
2011 Love Conquers All
2010 Hot Danish
2009 Gold Trail
2008 Fritz's Princess
2007 not held
2006 Bentley Biscuit
2005 Black Ink
2004 Dance The Waves
2003 Lucky Night
2002 Empire
2001 Oamaru Force
2000 Bradshaw
1999 Ab Initio
1998 Mulugwa
1997 Hot As Hell
1996 Madison Point
1995 Moss Rocket
1994 Legal Agent
1993 Chiliad
1992 Classic Magic
1991 Euclase
1990 Rise 'N' Shine
1989 Rigoletto
1988 Potter Mcqueen
1987 Mother Duck
1986 Blazing Keel
1985 Bemboka Spirit
1984 Spritely Knight
1983 Loch Ard
1982 Marquee Star
1981 Trench Digger
1980 Hit It Benny
1979 Biscawong
1978 Tangfu
1977 King's Favourite
1976 King's Favourite
1975 Purple Patch
1974 Scarlet Man
1973 Starplus
1972 Kista
1971 Welsh Prince
1970 King Bogan
1969 Grey Court
1968 Somebody
1967 Betelgeuse
1966 Redcap
1965 Levitator
1964 Ferguson
1963 Port Fair
1962 Rush Bye
1961 Tipperary Star
1960 Merry Polly
1959 Winchester
1958 Cornelius
1957 Reign
1956 Aboukir
1955 Lindbergh
1954 Nagpuni
1953 Nagpuni
1952 Burncourt
1951 Free Rule
1950 Warrah King
1949 Phalanx
1948 Comedy Prince
1947 Native Son
1946 Chaperone
1945 Warlock
1944 Winnipeg
1943 Marcondis
1942 Soho
1941 Winnipeg
1940 Gold Salute
1939 The Albatross
1938 Thurles Lad
1937 Beechwood
1936 Some Boy
1935 The Marne
1934 Australia Fair
1933 Golden Gate
1932 Lightning March
1931 High Disdain
1930 Panola
1929 Figure
1928 Greenline
1927 Calmest
1926 Calmest
1925 Bairn
1924 Woodville
1923 Duke Isinglass
1922 Vodka
1921 Greenstead
1920 Elkin
1919 Greenstead
1918 Wolaroi
1917 Merimee
1916 Colugo
1915 Gigandra
1914 Gigandra
1913 Golden Hop
1912 Gigandra
1911 Hot Air
1910 Maori King
1909 Plush
1908 Soultline
1907 Mimer
1906 Berthier
1905 Machine Gun
1904 Port Jackson
1903 Ceres
1902 Milos
1901 Gameboy
1900 Myosotis
1899 Sequence
1898 Johansen
1897 Vivian
1896 Old Clo
1895 Waterfall
1894 Wakawatea
1893 Moorefield
1892 Victor Hugo
1891 Alexander
1890 Alchemist
1889 May Queen
1888 Tilburn
1887 The Felon
1886 My Lord
1885 Wanda
1884 Brian O'Lynn
1883 Blue And White
1882 Twilight
1881 Surrey
1880 Chesterfield
1879 Chorister
1878 The Judge
1877 Ino
1876 Eros
1875 Express
1874 Sweetbriar
1873 Rosalie
1872 Wombo
1871 The Count
1870 Deceptive
1869 Lucy
1868 Tippler
1867 Gunilda
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