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The Shorts

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.

The Shorts info

Date: Saturday 21st September 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 3yo&up - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2019 Winner: Pierata

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).

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2019 The Shorts result

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

then followed
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
Time: 1:03.93

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The Shorts winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2019 Pierata Classique Legend Redzel 1:03.9
2018 Ball Of Muscle Invincible Star Brave Smash 1:02.8
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
2014 Terravista I'm All The Talk Famous Seamus 1:02.4
2013 Sessions Aeronautical Spirit Of Boom 1:03.2
2012 Pampelonne Satin Shoes Appearance 1:09.6
2011 Love Conquers All Albert The Fat Winter King 1:08.7
2010 Hot Danish Whitefriars Shellscrape 1:09.5
2009 Gold Trail Fritz's Princess Sniper's Bullet 1:04.8
2008 Fritz's Princess Hot Danish Keen Commander 1:04.0
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Bentley Biscuit Magnus Spark Of Life 1:03.4
2005 Black Ink Mustard Fumble 1:03.4
2004 Dance the Waves Secret Land Legally Bay 1:04.6
2003 Lucky Night Fair Embrace Poetic Papal 1:04.8
2002 Empire Shags Fouardee 1:04.1
2001 Oamaru Force Pembleton Fair Embrace 1:03.5
2000 Bradshaw Guineas Upright 1:03.8
1999 Ab Initio Staging Padstow 1:04.3
1998 Mulugwa Appoint Dual Photon 1:04.0
1997 Hot As Hell Regal Centre Unison 1:02.7
1996 Madison Point Identikit Monopolize 1:03.3
1995 Moss Rocket Sword Rouslan 1:03.7
1994 Legal Agent All Our Mob The Heavyweight 1:02.7
1993 Chiliad Klokka Spanish Mix 1:07.4
1992 Classic Magic Mighty Century Wonga's Joy 1:03.8
1991 Euclase All Archie Final Card 1:02.6
1990 Rise 'N' Shine All Stormy Targlish 1:04.7
1989 Rigoletto Roman Senator Alpine Flyer 1:03.1
1988 Potter McQueen Here's The Point Pleasant Flight 1:03.7