News About The Shorts

Chautauqua Likely to Return in The Shorts

Chautauqua Likely to Return in The Shorts

Co-trainer Michael Hawkes is thrilled with the condition of champion sprinter Chautauqua ahead of his Spring Carnival campaign that is likely to kick-off in the Group 2 The Shorts (1100m) at Royal Randwick on September 16th. A rising seven-year-old, Chautauqua appeared to have lost his trademark turn of foot when he worked to the line…

Shinn Booked for 2017 The Everest Ride on English

Shinn Booked for 2017 The Everest Ride on English

Five horses have so far been confirmed for The Everest 2017 field this spring and now Blake Shinn has secured the first official mount in the $10 million feature on English. The Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Group 1 winning mare was the fifth horse to earn a slot in the Restricted weight-for-age sprint that…

2017 Darley Classic Big Spring Focus for Spieth

2017 Darley Classic Big Spring Focus for Spieth

As well as a possible shot at the $10 million The Everest in Sydney this spring trainer Bryce Heys has confirmed another run in the Darley Classic 2017 is a “big focus” of his stable star Spieth‘s upcoming campaign. The Sydney-based Heys had been hoping to spend his winter over in England for the Royal…

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…