The Vanity

The The Vanity is a Group 3 race for Oaks-bound three-year-old fillies run at Flemington Racecourse during February on Black Caviar Lightning Day each autumn carnival.

2018 The Vanity Results

  • 1st: #5 Rimraam
  • 2nd: #2 Bring Me Roses
  • 3rd: #8 Shokora



TheThe Vanity is a Group 3 race run at the famous Flemington Racecourse in February during the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The 1400m set weights plus penalties event is open only to three-year-old fillies and offers $150,000 in total prize money. It is one of the support races on the Black Caviar Lightning Day program that is headlined by the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) for sprinters. The meeting is also host to the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) for colts & geldings with the Australian Guineas in sight.

Fillies in The Vanity Stakes field may be first-up for the autumn and traditionally go on to contest other races for their age and sex such as the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1400m) run a few weeks later on Newmarket Handicap Day. In 2015 Don’t Doubt Mamma won The Vanity before a second in the Kewney Stakes. Runner-up in the former Egypt also placed third in the Kewney Stakes. Solicit (2014) was the last filly to complete The Vanity – Kewney Stakes double.

More recently, the 2017 The Vanity winner Kenedna ran third int he Kewney Stakes before a stellar winter bid that included a second in the Group 1 Australasia Oaks (2010m) in Adelaide. That followed the Kewney Stakes second by the 2016 The Vanity champ Don’t Doubt Mamma.

The best fillies out of The Vanity may take on the boys in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) the following month or head to Sydney for elite level races including the Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill or Randwick’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m) during April’s ‘The Championships’. Recent Australian Guineas winners to come out of The Vanity include Shamrocker (4th in 2011) and Mosheen (2nd in 2012).

The Vanity 2018 ran at Flemington on Saturday February 17, 2018 and was won by the Lindsay Park-trained market mover Rimraam.

2018 The Vanity Stakes
Date: Saturday February 17, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2018 The Vanity Results

  • 1st: #5 Rimraam
  • 2nd: #2 Bring Me Roses
  • 3rd: #8 Shokora

See below for the official The Vanity 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the narrow but impressive win by the Damien Oliver-ridden Rimraam who targets the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill next month and then the Group 1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide. Runner-up was Bring Me Roses first-up after her VRC Oaks second in the spring, while stablemate to the winner Shokora also earned a Schweppes Oaks bid with her eye-catching third.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 5 RIMRAAM (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 4 55kg $7.50
2 2 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 0.2L 3 57.5kg $9
3 8 SHOKORA David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 0.3L 7 55kg $7.50
4 7 PARIS ROCK (NZ) Henry Dwyer Damien Thornton 1.05L 6 55kg $4.80
5 1 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 2.05L 11 58.5kg $4.40F
6 11 SHAGRA David Brideoake Dwayne Dunn 2.25L 5 55kg $41
7 9 CARIBBEAN PEARL Mark Young Ben Thompson (a) 2.45L 10 55kg $91
8 4 TWITCHY FRANK Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 2.65L 2 55kg $12
9 3 BANISH James Cummings Craig Williams 2.75L 1 57.5kg $12
10 6 ANCHOR BID Darren Weir Regan Bayliss 4.75L 9 55kg $41
11 10 NEUROTIC Heath Conners Beau Mertens 4.85L 8 55kg $8

2018 The Vanity Tips

  • 1st: #3 Banish
  • 2nd: #1 Aloisia
  • 3rd: #5 Rimraam

Check out our exclusive The Vanity 2018 Race Tips & Betting Preview now.

2018 The Vanity Betting Odds

The latest The Vanity 2018 odds and betting prices on the three-year-old fillies will be listed below as soon as markets are open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 The Vanity Field

The Vanity field features a smart line-up of fillies looking to head towards tougher autumn runs in the coming weeks in both Melbourne and or Sydney, and is released by Racing Victoria the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2018 The Vanity Stakes field and barriers are out on Wednesday February 14, 2018 and will be published below.

The Vanity 2018 Final Field features 11 hopefuls including clear favourite Aloisia who has the outside alley to overcome first-up. VRC Oaks runner-up Bring Me Roses also returns in the race and is the early market mover, while Paris Rock chases a fourth win from as many career starts.

Read more on the 2018 The Vanity field full of potential ATC Oaks-bound fillies.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 2x12x5116x ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 11 58.5kg 105
2 432102x BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 3 57.5kg 94
3 x31x16311x BANISH James Cummings Craig Williams 1 57.5kg 84
4 11215 TWITCHY FRANK Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 2 55kg 74
5 22x221237x RIMRAAM (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 4 55kg 72
6 3721168x ANCHOR BID Darren Weir Regan Bayliss 9 55kg 71
7 111 PARIS ROCK (NZ) Henry Dwyer Damien Thornton 6 55kg 73
8 3×114 SHOKORA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Kerrin McEvoy 7 55kg 67
9 465x65x126 CARIBBEAN PEARL Super Vobis Bonus Scheme Mark Young Luke Nolen 10 55kg 61
10 44×11 NEUROTIC Heath Conners Beau Mertens (late alt) 8 55kg 66
11 4x2147x4 SHAGRA Super Vobis Bonus Scheme David Brideoake Dwayne Dunn 5 55kg 61

2018 The Vanity Nominations

The Vanity 2018 nominations close on Monday February 12, 2018 and will be released in full below as soon as available.

The official 2018 The Vanity Nominations drew 19 three-year-old fillies including the Aaron Purcell-trained Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia and Tony McEvoy’s eye-catching VRC Oaks runner-up from the Melbourne Cup Carnival Bring Me Roses.

The Vanity History

The Vanity has been run and won since 1987 and won by some classy fillies over the years including subsequent Caulfield Cup winner Southern Speed (2011) and Solicit (2014). Originally run as a Listed race it was upgraded to its current Group 3 status in 2000. Along with Flemington it has taken place at Sandown Racecourse (1997) and Moonee Valley (2007). The race distance has changed several times, which has affected the winning times.

Recent The Vanity Winners

See below for a full list of The Vanity results and winners going back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2019
The Vanity
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
The Vanity
1st Rimraam 1 minute 22.04 seconds
2nd Bring Me Roses
3rd Shokora
2017
The Vanity
1st Kenedna 1 minute 23.38 seconds
2nd Extra Olives
3rd Harlow Gold
2016
The Vanity
1st Don’t Doubt Mamma 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Egypt
3rd Perfect Reflection
2015
The Vanity
1st Sweet And Speedy 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Set Square
3rd Wawail
2014
The Vanity
1st Solicit 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Critical Angel
3rd Girl In Flight
2013
The Vanity
1st Alzora 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd You’re So Good
3rd Petite Diablesse
2012
The Vanity
1st Shopaholic 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Angel Of Mercy
3rd Great Dame
2011
The Vanity
1st Southern Speed 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Do Ra Mi
3rd Count Your Fingers
2010
The Vanity
1st Tallow 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Misty Blue
3rd Absolute Faith
2009
The Vanity
1st Romneya 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Rapid Sensation
3rd Sparks Fly
2008
The Vanity
1st Misidora 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Pleasantsundaygirl
3rd Zarita
2007
The Vanity
1st Universal Queen 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Catechuchu
3rd My Only Hope
2006
The Vanity
1st Pure Joy 1 minute 21.5 seconds
2nd Be Delicious
3rd Expensively
2005
The Vanity
1st Ballet Society 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Hollow Bullet
3rd Twisted Heart
2004
The Vanity
1st Country Lodge 1 minute 22.0 seconds
2nd Dane Tryst
3rd Deep In The Woods
2003
The Vanity
1st Dextrous 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Lashed
3rd Ribe
2002
The Vanity
1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Gradual
3rd Born Priceless
2001
The Vanity
1st Lan Kwai Fong 1 minute 22.0 seconds
2nd Dandify
3rd Ponton Flyer
2000
The Vanity
1st Forest Express 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Shizu
3rd The Golden Dane

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