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Vain Stakes

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History

BIVOUAC winning the Vain Stakes.
BIVOUAC winning the Vain Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

The Vain Stakes is a Group 3 race run under Set Weight and Penalty conditions for three year old colts and geldings at Caulfield conducted by the Melbourne Racing Club.
The Vain Stakes is run over 1100m and has swapped between 1100m and 1200m since inception.
It was first run in 1992 and was won by Never Undercharge. The Vain Stakes became a Group 3 race in 2013.
The Vain Stakes has been at Caulfield since 2002 but has been held occasionally at Sandown.
The Vain Stakes equivalent race for the fillies, the Quezette Stakes is run on the same card.
It is named after one of the all-time great sprinters in Vain.
The Vain Stakes is used as the beginning of many three year olds Guineas and Derby campaigns. Bivouac kicked off his excellent 3yo campaign with a devastating win.
The 2019 Vain Stakes was run for prizemoney of $160,000.
Notable winners of the Vain Stakes include Bivouac (2019), Russian Revolution (2016), Safeguard (2013), Sepoy (2011), Toorak Toff (2010), Starspangledbanner (2009), Haradasun (2006), Red Dazzler (2005), North Boy (2001), Dandy Kid (1999), Principality (1995) and Never Undercharge (1992).
The 2019 Vain Stakes was won by Bivouac from Sebrakate and Dirty Work.
Racing and Sports

Previous Vain Stakes Winners

Date Horse Jockey WT Trainer BP
BIVOUAC (AUS) 3C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - DAZZLER (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
J BOWMAN 57.0 JAMES CUMMINGS 3
TONY NICCONI (AUS) 3C
NICCONI (AUS) - WICKHAM (AUS) ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)
L NOLEN 55.0 D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG 4
JUKEBOX (AUS) 3C
SNITZEL (AUS) - JESTATUNE (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
C WILLIAMS 56.5 CIARON MAHER 5
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (AUS) 3C
SNITZEL (AUS) - BALLET D'AMOUR (USA) STRAVINSKY (USA)
M J ZAHRA 55.0 P & P SNOWDEN 4
GOLD SYMPHONY (AUS) 3G
REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) - TZARESS (NZ) STRAVINSKY (USA)
G BOSS 55.0 PETER MOODY 5
GET THE NOD (AUS) 3G
U S RANGER (USA) - SILENT CASH (AUS) SECRET SAVINGS (USA)
J BOWDITCH 55.0 LLOYD KENNEWELL 10
SAFEGUARD (AUS) 3C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - PRESERVE (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
K MCEVOY 56.5 PETER SNOWDEN 3
PSYCHIC MICK (AUS) 3G
SHINZIG (AUS) - SUPER FUND (AUS) BIANCONI (USA)
C D SYMONS 55.0 DANIEL CLARKEN 5
SEPOY (AUS) 3C
ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA) - WATCHFUL (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
K MCEVOY 58.5 PETER SNOWDEN 5
TOORAK TOFF (AUS) 3C
SHOW A HEART (AUS) - ORONG (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
D OLIVER 57.5 RICK HORE-LACY 10
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) 3C
CHOISIR (AUS) - GOLD ANTHEM (AUS) MADE OF GOLD (USA)
D NIKOLIC 56.5 LEON CORSTENS 8
SUPER BOY (AUS) 3G
DESERT SUN (GB) - AMELIA ISLAND (AUS) TATE GALLERY (USA)
V DURIC 55.0 LEON CORSTENS 2
SHREWD RHYTHM (AUS) 3C
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - BALCANNY (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
C D SYMONS 57.5 GREG EURELL 6
HARADASUN (AUS) 3C
FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA) - CIRCLES OF GOLD (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
N RAWILLER 54.0 TONY VASIL 12
RED DAZZLER (AUS) 3C
RED RANSOM (USA) - VAIN HILL (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
D NIKOLIC 56.0 MICK PRICE 7
ZANKEL (NZ) 3C
CARNEGIE (IRE) - HAPPINESS (NZ) BLUEBIRD (USA)
STEVEN KING 54.0 BRIAN MAYFIELD-SMITH 3
HAPPY STRIKE (AUS) 3G
GOLD FEVER (USA) - RICH HAUL (AUS) HAULPAK (AUS)
G CHILDS 55.0 RICK HORE-LACY 7
DELAGO BROM (AUS) 3C
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - BROMPTON CROSS (AUS) EL QAHIRA (NZ)
S W ARNOLD 55.0 T J HUGHES 11
NORTH BOY (AUS) 3G
RORY'S JESTER (AUS) - NORTH BELL (AUS) BELLWATER (FR)
D OLIVER 57.0 TONY MCEVOY 3
SURTEES (AUS) 3G
RACER'S EDGE (AUS) - INUENDO (AUS) JUGAH (USA)
B MACDONALD 54.0 MS J BOWMAN 10

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