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Vain Stakes

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TONY NICCONI winning the Vain Stakes.
TONY NICCONI 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.
The 2019 Vain Stakes will be run for prizemoney of $160,000.
Notable winners of the Vain Stakes include 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 2018 Vain Stakes was won by Tony Nicconi from Long Leaf and Native Soldier.
Racing and Sports

Previous Vain Stakes Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
BIVOUAC (AUS) 3C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - DAZZLER (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
J BOWMAN57.0JAMES CUMMINGS3
TONY NICCONI (AUS) 3C
NICCONI (AUS) - WICKHAM (AUS) ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA)
L NOLEN55.0D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG4
JUKEBOX (AUS) 3C
SNITZEL (AUS) - JESTATUNE (AUS) RORY'S JESTER (AUS)
C WILLIAMS56.5CIARON MAHER5
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION (AUS) 3C
SNITZEL (AUS) - BALLET D'AMOUR (USA) STRAVINSKY (USA)
M J ZAHRA55.0P & P SNOWDEN4
GOLD SYMPHONY (AUS) 3G
REWARD FOR EFFORT (AUS) - TZARESS (NZ) STRAVINSKY (USA)
G BOSS55.0PETER MOODY5
GET THE NOD (AUS) 3G
U S RANGER (USA) - SILENT CASH (AUS) SECRET SAVINGS (USA)
J BOWDITCH55.0LLOYD KENNEWELL10
SAFEGUARD (AUS) 3C
EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS) - PRESERVE (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
K MCEVOY56.5PETER SNOWDEN3
PSYCHIC MICK (AUS) 3G
SHINZIG (AUS) - SUPER FUND (AUS) BIANCONI (USA)
C D SYMONS55.0DANIEL CLARKEN5
SEPOY (AUS) 3C
ELUSIVE QUALITY (USA) - WATCHFUL (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
K MCEVOY58.5PETER SNOWDEN5
TOORAK TOFF (AUS) 3C
SHOW A HEART (AUS) - ORONG (AUS) GRAND LODGE (USA)
D OLIVER57.5RICK HORE-LACY10
STARSPANGLEDBANNER (AUS) 3C
CHOISIR (AUS) - GOLD ANTHEM (AUS) MADE OF GOLD (USA)
D NIKOLIC56.5LEON CORSTENS8
SUPER BOY (AUS) 3G
DESERT SUN (GB) - AMELIA ISLAND (AUS) TATE GALLERY (USA)
V DURIC55.0LEON CORSTENS2
SHREWD RHYTHM (AUS) 3C
DANEHILL DANCER (IRE) - BALCANNY (AUS) CANNY LAD (AUS)
C D SYMONS57.5GREG EURELL6
HARADASUN (AUS) 3C
FUSAICHI PEGASUS (USA) - CIRCLES OF GOLD (AUS) MARSCAY (AUS)
N RAWILLER54.0TONY VASIL12
RED DAZZLER (AUS) 3C
RED RANSOM (USA) - VAIN HILL (AUS) DANEHILL (USA)
D NIKOLIC56.0MICK PRICE7
ZANKEL (NZ) 3C
CARNEGIE (IRE) - HAPPINESS (NZ) BLUEBIRD (USA)
STEVEN KING54.0BRIAN MAYFIELD-SMITH3
HAPPY STRIKE (AUS) 3G
GOLD FEVER (USA) - RICH HAUL (AUS) HAULPAK (AUS)
G CHILDS55.0RICK HORE-LACY7
DELAGO BROM (AUS) 3C
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - BROMPTON CROSS (AUS) EL QAHIRA (NZ)
S W ARNOLD55.0T J HUGHES11
NORTH BOY (AUS) 3G
RORY'S JESTER (AUS) - NORTH BELL (AUS) BELLWATER (FR)
D OLIVER57.0TONY MCEVOY3
SURTEES (AUS) 3G
RACER'S EDGE (AUS) - INUENDO (AUS) JUGAH (USA)
B MACDONALD54.0MS J BOWMAN10

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