The Shorts Race Information

The Shorts is an 1100 metre set weights plus penalties race run by the Australian Turf Club held in September. It is run at Randwick as part of the Sydney Spring Racing Carnival.

  • Race Type: Group 2, 3YO & upwards
  • Distance: 1,100 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties
  • Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $500,000
  • Date: Saturday 19 September 2020

The Shorts Race History

Coming soon.

Fun Facts

Last mare to win; Hot Danish (2010)

Last 3YO to win: C&G – Tipperary Star (1961); Filly – Mother Duck (1987)

Multiple winners: Kings Favourite (1976 & 1977); Nagpuni (1953 & 1954); Winnipeg 91941 & 1944); Calmest (1926 & 1927); Greenstead (1919 & 1921); Gigandra (1912, 1914 & 1915)

Fastest time (1100m): Redzel (2017) 1:01:83

Interesting trivia: Ball of Muscle ran 2nd in this race in 2015, 2016 and 2017 before he finally won it as his 4th attempt in 2018. The Albatross survived a protest from Caesar in 1939.

Past winners of The Shorts

Many Group 1 winners have won the Shorts and many others have become Group 1 winners later on.

Year Winner Second Third
2019 Pierata Classique Legend Redzel
2018 Ball Of Muscle Invincible Star Brave Smash
2017 Redzel Ball Of Muscle Nieta