The Shorts is a Group 2 set weights race for 3yo and upward horses held annually at Randwick racecourse in September during the Sydney spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 The Shorts was won by Pierata from Classique Legend with Redzel third.
Taking place on the same day as the Group 1 George Main Stakes, after previously being held on the final day of the spring carnival, The Shorts is one of a number of feature races on a great day of racing at Randwick.
|Date:||Saturday 21st September 2019|
|Track:||Randwick racecourse, Sydney|
|Race Type:||3yo&up - Set Weights + Penalty|
The Shorts is a good sprint event over Group 2 metres that typically attracts more than handy sprinters most of the time and tends to be won by an above average galloper rather than an exceptional one.
Fit, in-form gallopers who have been racing well in similar type sprint events around 1100m or 1200m are suited here. A race like the Gr3 Concorde Stakes earlier in the month at the same track provides the ideal lead-up race.
Classy sprinter Ball Of Muscle (2018) won the Gr3 The Heath 1100 over 1100m at Caulfield in Melbourne before heading back to Sydney to enjoy success in this race for the Joe Pride stable.
Pierata (2019) finished runner-up in the Concorde Stakes over 1000m at Randwick before proving too classy in this event for Warwick Farm trainer Greg Hickman.
Recent The Shorts winners include Ball Of Muscle (2018) and Redzel (2017).
1. $2.70 Pierata 58.0 Tommy Berry
2. $3.10 Classique Legend 57.0 Nash Rawiller
3. $4.40 Redzel 58.0 Kerrin McEvoy
4. $8.50 Graff 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
5. $12.00 Home Of The Brave 57.0 Glyn Schofield
Margins: 0.5 len, 0.3 len
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|2017||Redzel||Ball Of Muscle||Nieta||1:01.8|
|2016||Takedown||Ball Of Muscle||Kaepernick||1:03.2|
|2015||Rebel Dane||Ball Of Muscle||Shiraz||1:04.6|
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|2003||Lucky Night||Fair Embrace||Poetic Papal||1:04.8|
|2001||Oamaru Force||Pembleton||Fair Embrace||1:03.5|
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|1989||Rigoletto||Roman Senator||Alpine Flyer||1:03.1|
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