The Vanity

The The Vanity is a Group 3 race run at Flemington Racecourse during February on Black Caviar Lightning Day each autumn carnival.

2017 The Vanity Results

  • 1st: Kenedna
  • 2nd: Extra Olives
  • 3rd: Harlow Gold

The Vanity News

2017 Australasian Oaks Target for The Vanity Winner Kenedna

2017 Australasian Oaks Target for The Vanity Winner Kenedna

Master trainer Darren Weir named the Australasian Oaks 2017 in Adelaide this May as a likely target for his improving filly Kenedna after her impressive win in Flemington’s The Vanity. Coming off a third over 1400m at Caulfield on Australia Day, the daughter of Not A Single Doubt had her third go down the famous…

The The 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.

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.

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 2017 ran at Flemington on February 18, 2017.

The Vanity Stakes
Date: February 18,
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $150,000

2017 The Vanity Results

Check out the full 2017 The Vanity Results & Finishing Order below – following the link for a full review on the upset win by Kenedna for Darren Weir.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 6 KENEDNA Darren Weir Damian Lane 6 55kg $11
2 4 EXTRA OLIVES Lee & Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 1.25L 7 55kg $4.80
3 3 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 2L 9 55kg $4.20
4 8 FLORIDA KEYS Pat Carey Luke Nolen 2.4L 1 55kg $26
5 1 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 2.9L 4 58.5kg $3.10F
6 5 PRINCESS OF QUEENS Mick Price Damien Oliver 3.65L 8 55kg $26
7 2 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) David Brideoake Hugh Bowman 3.75L 5 57.5kg $8
8 9 CASSADEE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 4.75L 3 55kg $19
9 10 STRYKING MISS Patrick Caboche Beau Mertens (a) 7L 2 55kg $201
7 CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 0

2017 The Vanity Betting Odds

The latest The Vanity 2017 odds and betting prices on the three-year-old fillies will be listed below as soon as markets are open.

2017 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 2017 The Vanity Stakes field and barriers are out on Wednesday February 15, 2017 and will be published below.

Check out the full 2017 The Vanity Final Field & Barrier Draw below – following the link for more info on the fillies in the mix including firming favourite Legless Veuve and Crown Oaks runner-up Harlow Gold.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. Hcp. Rating
1 72x110x1 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Mark Zahra 4 58.5kg 88
2 1x01x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) David Brideoake Hugh Bowman 5 57.5kg 82
3 3x611562x HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 10 55kg 94
4 6x218x4211 EXTRA OLIVES Lee & Anthony Freedman Craig Williams 7 55kg 75
5 7x15x661 PRINCESS OF QUEENS Mick Price Damien Oliver 9 55kg 67
6 2139×8143 KENEDNA Darren Weir Damian Lane 6 55kg 68
7 2131x CEYLON (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Dwayne Dunn 8 55kg 66
8 7x7210x18 FLORIDA KEYS Pat Carey Luke Nolen 1 55kg 65
9 154 CASSADEE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Katelyn Mallyon 3 55kg 64
10 8×63371576 STRYKING MISS Patrick Caboche Beau Mertens (a) 2 55kg 60

2017 The Vanity Nominations

The Vanity 2017 nominations close on Monday February 13, 2017 and will be released in full below as soon as available.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 72x110x1 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) F 3 Stuart Webb 1 58.5kg 88
2 1x01x NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 2 57.5kg 82
3 3x611562x HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 3 55kg 94
4 6x218x4211 EXTRA OLIVES F 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 4 55kg 75
5 4x1x13222 LIFE ON THE WIRE F 3 Scott Brunton 5 55kg 65
6 7x15x661 PRINCESS OF QUEENS F 3 Mick Price 6 55kg 67
7 2139×8143 KENEDNA F 3 Darren Weir 7 55kg 68
8 2131x CEYLON (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 8 55kg 66
9 154 CASSADEE F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 9 55kg 64
10 7x7210x18 FLORIDA KEYS F 3 Pat Carey 10 55kg 65
11 0x5217x034 SAVVY BELLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 11 55kg 60
12 7507x615x PLENTY TO LIKE F 3 Stuart Webb 12 55kg 62
13 8×63371576 STRYKING MISS F 3 Patrick Caboche 13 55kg 60

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
2018
The Vanity
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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