News About 2016 The Shorts

Takedown Returns to Win The Shorts

Takedown Returns to Win The Shorts

Four-year-old Takedown has returned to racing with a career-best performance for success in the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Royal Randwick this afternoon. Takedown was lining up amongst particularly slick company at Randwick today, but did his chances of a boilover no harm when he jumped well and took a good position in transit…

2016 George Main Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

2016 George Main Stakes Day Scratchings & Track Report

Royal Randwick will play host to a talent-rich nine race card for 2016 George Main Stakes Day this afternoon, highlighted by the Group 1 feature race contested over a mile. It is a fine day in the greater Sydney metropolitan region today, however 7.4mm of rain throughout the last seven days has seen the Royal…

The Shorts Tips and Betting Preview

The Shorts Tips and Betting Preview

Eleven sprinters have been confirmed to contest the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday; a race that offers punters exceptional value from a betting perspective and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Group 1 winner English remains a clear $2.30 favourite in 2016 The Shorts betting markets with leading…

The Shorts 2016 Betting Odds: English Top Fancy

The Shorts 2016 Betting Odds: English Top Fancy

The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained mare English has opened short favourite in the 2016 The Shorts betting to win first-up at Randwick Racecourse this weekend. The now four-year-old daughter of Encosta De Lago is one of 11 runners set to face off on George Main Stakes Day this Saturday in the $200,000 Group 2…

2016 The Shorts Field Features Japonisme

2016 The Shorts Field Features Japonisme

Chris Waller’s Group 1 champ Japonisme will attempt to return to winning form second-up in Sydney’s The Shorts 2016 at Randwick Racecourse this weekend. One of the key support acts on the George Main Stakes Day card, this year’s $200,000 Group 2 Bowermans Office Furniture Shorts (1100m) has attracted a final field of 11 short-distance…

English Heads 2016 The Shorts Nominations

English Heads 2016 The Shorts Nominations

The returning Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained All Aged Stakes winner English is the headline nomination taken for The Shorts 2016 on George Main Stakes Day in Sydney this weekend. One of the key support races on the Saturday card at Royal Randwick Racecourse, this season’s $200,000 Group 2 Bowermans Office Furniture The Shorts (1100m)…

2016 Concorde Stakes Likely for Hidden Pearl

2016 Concorde Stakes Likely for Hidden Pearl

Brisbane horseman Barry Lockwood is leaning towards a Sydney run on Saturday in the Concorde Stakes 2016 opting for a trip south over a home run for his smart mare Hidden Pearl. The six-year-old daughter of Hidden Dragon is a dual nominee across two states for the weekend, but Lockwood is likely to take her…

English Tunes Up For The Shorts 2016 Return

English Tunes Up For The Shorts 2016 Return

Co-trained Gai Waterhouse has confirmed a first-up run in next month’s 2016 The Shorts for All Aged Stakes winner English who blitzed her Sydney trial on Friday morning. The daughter of Encosta De Lago worked her way through the field in the morning’s opening heat at Randwick on the Kensington track, Tommy Berry aboard for…

2016 The Shorts in Sight for Hidden Pearl

2016 The Shorts in Sight for Hidden Pearl

A trip south to Sydney next month for a shot at The Shorts 2016 could be on the spring agenda for Barry Lockwood’s mare Hidden Pearl who makes a return from injury in Brisbane on Saturday. A winner of five of her 12 career starts to date, the lightly-raced daughter of Hidden Dragon debuts as…