The Shorts

The 2016 The Shorts (1100m) is a Group 2 race held at Royal Randwick in September.

The Shorts News

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 just off the pace of ...

The Shorts 2016 is a quality Group 2 race held on George Main Stakes Day at Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse. Taking place in  mid-September each year, the sprint is featured on the same card as four other Group races including the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m).

The other key support acts on the race card are the Group 2 Hill Stakes (2000m), Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Bill Ritchie Handicap (1400m).

The Shorts is a short-distance sprint race over 1100m for horses aged three-year-olds and up at set weights plus penalties and is worth $200,000.

Many runners kick off their Sydney Spring Racing Carnival campaign in The Shorts so looking for the star fresh performers is a good tip, while the best out of The Shorts results may go all the way to Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival for a shot at the $1 million Group 1 Darley Classic (1200m) in November.

2016 The Shorts
Date: September 17
Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1100m
Conditions: 3YO & Up – Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $200,000
Inaugurated: 1945
The Shorts Records
Race Record: 1:02.6 set by Euclase in 1991

2016 The Shorts Field

The 2016 The Shorts field of final acceptances and barrier draw were released on Wednesday September 14 and feature 11 sprinters including All Aged Stakes winner English running first-up and Chris Waller’s Coolmore Stud Stakes champ from last spring Japonisme carrying top-weight.

The full 2016 The Shorts Final Field & Barrier Draw is listed in the table below complete with the latest The Shorts odds provided by

2016 The Shorts Nominations

The 2016 The Shorts nominations were released by Racing NSW on Monday September 12 and feature 15 early entries led by the All Aged Stakes winner English.

Check out the full official 2016 The Shorts Nominations now.

Recent The Shorts Results

Year Place Horse Time
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3rd TBD
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1st Takedown 1 minute 3.2 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd Kaepernick
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1st Rebel Dane 1 minute 4.67 seconds
2nd Ball Of Muscle
3rd Shiraz
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1st Terravista 1 minute 2.48 seconds
2nd I’m All The Talk
3rd Famous Seamus
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1st Sessions 1 minute 3.26 seconds
2nd Aeronautical
3rd Spirit Of Boom
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1st Pampelonne 1 minute 9.64 seconds
2nd Satin Shoes
3rd Appearance
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1st Love Conquers All 1 minute 8.71 seconds
2nd Albert The Fat
3rd Winter King
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1st Hot Danish 1 minute 9.51 seconds
2nd Whitefriars
3rd Shellscrape
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1st Gold Trail 1 minute 4.82 seconds
2nd Fritz’s Princess
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
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1st Fritz’s Princess 1 minute 4.03 seconds
2nd Hot Danish
3rd Keen Commander
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1st Bentley Biscuit 1 minute 3.36 seconds
2nd Magnus
3rd Spark Of Life
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1st Black Ink 1 minute 3.4 seconds
2nd Mustard
3rd Fumble
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1st Dance The Waves 1 minute 4.61 seconds
2nd Secret Land (NZ)
3rd Legally Bay
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1st Lucky Night 1 minute 4.84 seconds
2nd Fair Embrace
3rd Poetic Papal
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1st Empire 1 minute 4.11 seconds
2nd Shags
3rd Fouardee
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1st Oamaru Force 1 minute 3.47 seconds
2nd Pembleton
3rd Fair Embrace
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1st Bradshaw 1 minute 3.78 seconds
2nd Guineas
3rd Upright