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, 2017|
|Race Type:||3YO Fillies – SW+P|
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.
|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|
|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.
|1st||Kenedna||1 minute 23.38 seconds|
|1st||Don’t Doubt Mamma||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|1st||Sweet And Speedy||1 minute 24.1 seconds|
|1st||Solicit||1 minute 22.4 seconds|
|3rd||Girl In Flight|
|1st||Alzora||1 minute 22.5 seconds|
|2nd||You’re So Good|
|1st||Shopaholic||1 minute 22.7 seconds|
|2nd||Angel Of Mercy|
|1st||Southern Speed||1 minute 24.1 seconds|
|2nd||Do Ra Mi|
|3rd||Count Your Fingers|
|1st||Tallow||1 minute 23.5 seconds|
|1st||Romneya||1 minute 22.9 seconds|
|1st||Misidora||1 minute 22.4 seconds|
|1st||Universal Queen||1 minute 9.9 seconds|
|3rd||My Only Hope|
|1st||Pure Joy||1 minute 21.5 seconds|
|1st||Ballet Society||1 minute 24.1 seconds|
|1st||Country Lodge||1 minute 22.0 seconds|
|3rd||Deep In The Woods|
|1st||Dextrous||1 minute 22.3 seconds|
|1st||Gold Lottey||1 minute 23.2 seconds|
|1st||Lan Kwai Fong||1 minute 22.0 seconds|
|1st||Forest Express||1 minute 21.9 seconds|
|3rd||The Golden Dane|