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The Shorts

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PIERATA winning The Shorts.
PIERATA winning The Shorts. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Shorts is a Group 2 race run under Set Weights and Penalty conditions for open class sprinters at Randwick conducted by the Australian Turf Club.
The Shorts is run over 1100m. It was first run in 1867 and was won by Gunilda.
The Shorts was run over 1200m until 1971 but the vast majority since have been over 1100m.
The Shorts took on Listed status from 1979 after being a Principal Race. It became a Group 3 in 1994.
Every running of The Shorts bar one in 2011 is at Randwick.
Many past or future Group 1 winners have been the winners of this race.
Redzel used the Shorts as his final lead up to his win in the 2017 Everest a month later.
The trifecta from 2019 all contested the Everest later in the Spring.
The 2007 race was not held due to the Equine Influenza break out.
The Shorts was worth $500,000 in 2020.
Notable winners of The Shorts include Pierata (2019), Redzel (2017), Takedown (2016), Rebel Dane (2015), Terravista (2014), Hot Danish (2010), Gold Trail (2009), Bentley Biscuit (2006), Ab Initio (1999), Moss Rocket (1995), Euclase (1991), Rigoletto (1989), Mother Duck (1987), Hit It Benny (1980), King's Favourite (1976/1977), Nagpuni (1953/1954), Winnipeg (1941/1944), The Marne (1935), Calmest (1926/1927) and Gigandra (1912/1914/1915).
The 2019 Shorts was won by Pierata from Classique Legend and Redzel.


Racing and Sports

Previous The Shorts Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
CLASSIQUE LEGEND (AUS) 5G
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - PINOCCHIO (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
K MCEVOY 57.0 L J BRIDGE 10
PIERATA (AUS) 5H
PIERRO (AUS) - NOVEMBER FLIGHT (AUS) FLYING SPUR (AUS)
TOMMY BERRY 58.0 GREGORY HICKMAN 3
BALL OF MUSCLE (AUS) 8G
DUBAWI (IRE) - PARFORE (NZ) GOLD BROSE (AUS)
G SCHOFIELD 56.0 JOSEPH PRIDE 5
REDZEL (AUS) 5G
SNITZEL (AUS) - MILLRICH (AUS) RUBITON (AUS)
J BOWMAN 58.0 P & P SNOWDEN 5
TAKEDOWN (AUS) 4G
STRATUM (AUS) - APAMEA (GB) ZAFONIC (USA)
TIM CLARK 56.5 GARY MOORE 5
REBEL DANE (AUS) 6H
CALIFORNIA DANE (AUS) - TEXARCANA (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
B AVDULLA 58.0 GARY PORTELLI 2
TERRAVISTA (AUS) 5G
CAPTAIN RIO (GB) - PARFORE (NZ) GOLD BROSE (AUS)
C W BROWN 56.5 JOSEPH PRIDE 4
SESSIONS (AUS) 4H
LONHRO (AUS) - SEANCES (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
J PARR 55.0 PETER SNOWDEN 3
PAMPELONNE (AUS) 4G
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) - JESTAJEWEL (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
J BOWMAN 56.5 T R MARTIN 14
LOVE CONQUERS ALL (AUS) 5H
MOSSMAN (AUS) - SHE'S A MEANIE (NZ) PRINCE SALIERI (AUS)
J CASSIDY 56.0 MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES 10
HOT DANISH (AUS) 7M
NOTHIN' LEICA DANE (AUS) - HOT 'N' BREEZY (AUS) ZEPHYR ZIP (NZ)
TIM CLARK 56.5 L J BRIDGE 8
GOLD TRAIL (AUS) 5G
HUSSONET (USA) - TRAIL OF GOLD (AUS) DANEWIN (AUS)
N RAWILLER 56.0 GARY PORTELLI 14
FRITZ'S PRINCESS (AUS) 6M
MORE THAN READY (USA) - SUPERB LADY (AUS) CAN'T FIGHT FATE (AUS)
J CASSIDY 53.5 KRIS LEES 5
BENTLEY BISCUIT (AUS) 5G
PEINTRE CELEBRE (USA) - TYCOON JOY (AUS) LAST TYCOON (GB)
J BOWMAN 55.5 MS G WATERHOUSE 10
BLACK INK (AUS) 5G
SNIPPETS (AUS) - EMPRESS REGINA (AUS) LUSKIN STAR (AUS)
M A CAHILL 54.0 L D KELLY 10
DANCE THE WAVES (AUS) 4G
HENNESSY (USA) - TIMELESS WINDS (AUS) MISTER C. (USA)
D BEASLEY 52.0 GRAHAME BEGG 5
LUCKY NIGHT (AUS) 4G
SIR LAURENCE (NZ) - SHE'S A SUCCESS (AUS) RUTLAND (GB)
C MUNCE 53.0 P M FARRELL 6
EMPIRE (AUS) 4G
ST COVET (AUS) - LOWAN'S IMAGE (AUS) BLETCHINGLY (AUS)
J BOWMAN 54.0 M G LEES 9
OAMARU FORCE (AUS) 4H
GEIGER COUNTER (USA) - LIFE FORCE (AUS) VAIN (AUS)
G BOSS 52.5 DAVID HALL 3
BRADSHAW (AUS) 5G
LAST TYCOON (GB) - SHAYBISC (AUS) BISCAY (AUS)
G BOSS 53.0 JOHN HAWKES 9

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