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.

2020 The Vanity Results

  • 1st: #3 Bonvicini
  • 2nd: #1 Pretty Brazen
  • 3rd: #5 Meuse



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 $160,000 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). In 2019 The Vanity winner Amphitrite went on to run third next start in the Australian Guineas.

The Vanity 2020 ran at Flemington on Saturday February 15, 2020 and was won in an upset by the Morphettville Guineas winner Bonvicini ($26). 

2020 The Vanity Stakes
Date: Saturday February 15, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO Fillies – SW+P
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $160,000

2020 The Vanity Results

  • 1st: #3 Bonvicini
  • 2nd: #1 Pretty Brazen
  • 3rd: #5 Meuse

Bonvicini came with a sweeping late run in The Vanity 2020 results to score a one length upset at big odds over the brave returning Sandown Guineas winner Pretty Brazen ($3.60) ahead of a possible run against the boys in the Group 1 Australian Guineas.

Click here to read more on the 2020 The Vanity winner Bonvicini who is also eyeing a run in next month’s Group 1 Vinery Stud Stakes over 2000m at Rosehill.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 3 BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 8 56.5kg $26
2 1 PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 1L 6 57.5kg $3.60
3 5 MEUSE Anthony Freedman James McDonald 1.75L 5 56kg $8
4 2 FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 1.85L 7 57.5kg $18
5 9 KATALIN James Cummings Craig Williams 2.05L 10 55kg $2.20F
6 4 PARMIE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Linda Meech 2.25L 3 56kg $10
7 7 LUNAR LIGHT Will Clarken Jamie Kah 3.25L 2 55kg $21
8 8 SWING AND BOOM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 4L 9 55kg $19
9 6 FEIGN Robbie Griffiths Brett Prebble 4.4L 4 55kg $81
10 10 LADY D’ORO Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 9.15L 1 55kg $41

2020 The Vanity Betting Odds

The latest The Vanity 2020 odds and betting prices on the three-year-old fillies will be listed below as soon as markets are open at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 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 2020 The Vanity Stakes field and barriers are released on the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

Ten three-year-old fillies make-up The Vanity 2020 final field this season with the returning Group 2 Sandown Guineas winner Pretty Brazen first-up in barrier six. The flying Ciaron Maher & David Eustace stables are in with two runners led by last start Moonee Valley Fillies Classic winner Fascino in gate seven.

Click here to read more on the 2020 The Vanity field featuring the Godolphin-raced favourite Katalin and returning Pretty Brazen.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5x1681151x PRETTY BRAZEN Tony & Calvin McEvoy Luke Currie 6 57.5kg 87
2 345x1421x FASCINO (NZ) Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Mark Zahra 7 57.5kg 82
3 17104x BONVICINI Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin McEvoy 8 56.5kg 73
4 89311×632 PARMIE Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Ms Linda Meech 3 56kg 72
5 11x5x1 MEUSE Anthony Freedman James McDonald 5 56kg 73
6 577×174482 FEIGN Robbie Griffiths Brett Prebble 4 55kg 61
7 5×111 LUNAR LIGHT Will Clarken Jamie Kah 2 55kg 67
8 9×11 SWING AND BOOM Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damien Oliver 9 55kg 68
9 11 KATALIN James Cummings Craig Williams 10 55kg 70
10 221 LADY D’ORO Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil 1 55kg 62

2020 The Vanity Nominations

The Vanity 2020 nominations close on Monday February 10, 2020 and will be released in full below as soon as available.

The 2020 The Vanity nominations attracted 16 three-year-old fillies including Godolphin’s Thousand Guineas winner Flit and last start Sandown Guineas champion Pretty Brazen.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 17104x BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 73
2 37x8x21 EARLY MORNING RISE (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 61
3 345x1421x FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 82
4 577×174482 FEIGN F 3 Robbie Griffiths 61
5 312x2914x FLIT F 3 James Cummings 103
6 211×1 HEART OF THE OAK F 3 Gerald Ryan 72
7 11 KATALIN F 3 James Cummings 70
8 323116x20x LA TENE F 3 James Cummings 79
9 221 LADY D’ORO F 3 Robbie Griffiths 62
10 5×111 LUNAR LIGHT F 3 Will Clarken 67
11 11x5x1 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman 73
12 647×311 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 69
13 89311×632 PARMIE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra 72
14 1x105x380x PIN SEC F 3 James Cummings 74
15 5x1681151x PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 87
16 9×11 SWING AND BOOM F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 68

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
2020
The Vanity
1st Bonvicini 1 minute 22.51 seconds
2nd Pretty Brazen
3rd Meuse
2019
The Vanity
1st Amphitrite 1 minute 22.14 seconds
2nd Verry Elleegant
3rd Fundamentalist
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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