VRC Sprint Classic Results

The VRC Sprint Classic runs on Mackinnon Stakes Day, as part of the final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington Racecourse each November.

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results

  • 1st: #1 Nature Strip
  • 2nd: #7 Swats That
  • 3rd: #6 Bella Nipotina



The VRC Sprint Classic – currently run as the Darley Sprint Classic  – is one of the feature races of Mackinnon Stakes Day at Flemington during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. While the race has changed it’s name and distance numerous times over the years, it has been won by some of the greats of Australian horse racing including the mighty Phar Lap back in 1930, and two-time champ Black Caviar in 2010 and 2011.

The VRC Sprint Classic is now currently worth $2,000,000 as of 2021 and is one of the top sprint events held during the Spring Racing Carnival. Over the years the top sprint stars have featured in the VRC Sprint Classic results.

2021 VRC Sprint Classic Results

The official 2021 VRC Sprint Classic Results & Finishing Order will be published below when the event takes place on Saturday November 6, 2021.

  • 1st: #1 Nature Strip ($1.28F)
  • 2nd: #7 Swats That
  • 3rd: #6 Bella Nipotina

The Chris Waller-trained Nature Strip ($1.28F) easily saluted for the punters as the odds-on favourite in the Darley Sprint Classic 2021 results. The super sprinter won the race for a second time following his 2019 success and became history’s second winner of The Everest – Darley Classic double along with Redzel.

Click here to read more on the three length 2021 Darley Classic win by Nature Strip for Melbourne Cup winning trainer Chris Waller and jockey James McDonald.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 NATURE STRIP Chris Waller James McDonald 2 58.5kg $1.28F
2 7 SWATS THAT Leon & Troy Corstens Hugh Bowman 3.25L 9 56.5kg $31
3 6 BELLA NIPOTINA Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 4.5L 6 56.5kg $14
4 5 SEPTEMBER RUN Chris Waller Craig Williams 4.6L 4 56.5kg $18
5 9 RANCH HAND Chris Waller Brett Prebble 6.6L 7 53.5kg $17
6 8 SHAQUERO Chris Waller Craig Newitt 7.6L 8 53.5kg $21
7 3 SPLINTEX Mark Newnham Kerrin McEvoy 7.8L 5 58.5kg $21
8 2 STREETS OF AVALON Shane Nichols Zac Spain 8.3L 1 58.5kg $51
9 4 SAMIZDAT Chris & Michael Gangemi Damian Lane 9.05L 3 58.5kg $61

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

VRC Sprint Classic Winners & Results

Group 1 VRC Sprint Classic results, winners and winning times since 2000 are shown below.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
VRC Sprint Classic
1st Nature Strip 1 minute 8.78 seconds
2nd Swats That
3rd Bella Nipotina
2020
VRC Sprint Classic
1st Bivouac 1 minute 8.69 seconds
2nd Nature Strip
3rd Libertini
2019
VRC Sprint Classic
1st Nature Strip 1 minute 9.23 seconds
2nd Loving Gaby
3rd In Her Time
2018
VRC Sprint Classic
1st Santa Ana Lane 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd In Her Time
3rd DH: Pierata, Jungle Cat
2017
Darley Classic
1st Redzel 1 minute 8.7 seconds
2nd Terravista
3rd Impending
2016
Darley Classic
1st Malaguerra 1 minute 10.2 seconds
2nd Spieth
3rd Fell Swoop
2015
Darley Classic
1st Delectation 1 minute 10.07 seconds
2nd Chautauqua
3rd Terravista
2014
Darley Classic
1st Terravista 1 minute 8.79 seconds
2nd Chautauqua
3rd Lankan Rupee
2013
VRC Sprint Classic
1st Buffering 1 minute 10.36 seconds
2nd Shamexpress
3rd Moment Of Change
2012
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Mental 1 minute 09.04 seconds
2nd Sea Siren
3rd Hallowell Belle
2011
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 08.32 seconds
2nd Buffering
3rd Mid Summer Music
2010
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Black Caviar 1 minute 07.9 seconds
2nd Star Witness
3rd Ortensia
2009
Patinack Farm Classic
1st All Silent 1 minute 8.78 seconds
2nd Wanted
3rd Bank Robber
2008
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Swick 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Sunburnt Land
2007
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Miss Andretti 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Gold Edition
3rd Stanzout
2006
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Dance Hero 1 minute 8.6 seconds
2nd Shadoways
3rd Miss Andretti
2005
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Glamour Puss 1 minute 8.9 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Cape Of Good Hope
2004
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Takeover Target 1 minute 8.2 seconds
2nd Recurring
3rd St Basil
2003
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Ancient Song 1 minute 11 seconds
2nd Into The Night
3rd Blessum
2002
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Rubitano 1 minute 7.1 seconds
2nd Intelligent Star
3rd Cosmic Strike
2001
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Sudurka 1 minute 8.4 seconds
2nd Hire
3rd Camena
2000
Patinack Farm Classic
1st Easy Rocking 1 minute 10 seconds
2nd Umrum
3rd Tilt The Scales

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