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 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|
|Track:||Royal Randwick Racecourse|
|Conditions:||3YO & Up – Set Weights + Penalties|
|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 Ladbrokes.com.au.
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.
Recent The Shorts Results
|1st||Takedown||1 minute 3.2 seconds|
|2nd||Ball Of Muscle|
|1st||Rebel Dane||1 minute 4.67 seconds|
|2nd||Ball Of Muscle|
|1st||Terravista||1 minute 2.48 seconds|
|2nd||I’m All The Talk|
|1st||Sessions||1 minute 3.26 seconds|
|3rd||Spirit Of Boom|
|1st||Pampelonne||1 minute 9.64 seconds|
|1st||Love Conquers All||1 minute 8.71 seconds|
|2nd||Albert The Fat|
|1st||Hot Danish||1 minute 9.51 seconds|
|1st||Gold Trail||1 minute 4.82 seconds|
|1st||Fritz’s Princess||1 minute 4.03 seconds|
|Race Not Held|
|1st||Bentley Biscuit||1 minute 3.36 seconds|
|3rd||Spark Of Life|
|1st||Black Ink||1 minute 3.4 seconds|
|1st||Dance The Waves||1 minute 4.61 seconds|
|2nd||Secret Land (NZ)|
|1st||Lucky Night||1 minute 4.84 seconds|
|1st||Empire||1 minute 4.11 seconds|
|1st||Oamaru Force||1 minute 3.47 seconds|
|1st||Bradshaw||1 minute 3.78 seconds|