The Vanity Race Information

The Vanity is a 1400 metre set weights plus penalties race for three-year-old fillies run by the Victorian Racing Club in February. It is held at Caulfield  on Lightning Stakes day.

  • Race Type: Group 3
  • Distance: 1400 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights plus penalties, 3YO fillies
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, Victoria
  • Prizemoney: $200,000
  • Date: Saturday 17 February 2024

The Vanity Race History

See the 2024 The Vanity Preview and results.

See the 2023 The Vanity Preview and results.

See the 2021 The Vanity Preview and results.

The race was first held in 1986 as The Vanity over 1400m and was won by Bestaburgh. The following year it became a Listed race and was won by Pseudonym Miss. In 2000 it was upgraded to the current Group 3 Status.

The race is held on the same day as the CS Hayes Stakes which is the equivalent race for 3YO colts and geldings.

Useful Facts

Fastest time (1400m): Pure Joy (2006) 1:21:52

Interesting trivia:

Past winners of The Vanity

Winners of past The Vanitys include horses that go on to win major spring races.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Grinzinger Belle French Endeavour Mollynickers
2023 Wollombi See You In Heaven Papillon Club
2022 Barb Raider Cardigan Queen Ancient Girl
2021 Zou Dancer Personal Starelle
2020 Bonvicini Pretty Brazen Meuse
2019 Amphitrite Verry Elleegant Fundamentalist
2018 Rimraam Bring Me Roses Shokora
2017 Kenedna Extra Olives Harlow Gold
2016 Don’t Doubt Mamma Egypt Perfect Reflection
2015 Sweet And Speedy Set Square Wawail
2014 Solicit Critical Angel Girl In Flight
2013 Alzora You’re So Good Petite Diablesse
2012 Shopaholic Angel Of Mercy Great Dame
2011 Southern Speed Do Ra Mi Count Your Fingers
2010 Tallow Misty Blue Absolute Faith
2009 Romneya Rapid Sensation Sparks Fly
2008 Musidora Pleasantsundaygirl Zarita
2007 Universal Queen Catechuchu My Only Hope
2006 Pure Joy Be Delicious Expensively
2005 Ballet Society Hollow Bullet Twisted Heart
2004 Country Lodge Dane Tryst Deep In The Woods
2003 Dextrous Lashed Ribe
2002 Gold Lottey Gradual Born Priceless
2001 Lan Kwai Fong Dandify Ponton Flyer
2000 Forest Express Shizu The Golden Dane
1999 Rose O’ War Northern Song Lady Elsie
1998 Greeting La Volta Kensington Palace
1997 Akarana Superb Lady Cheval Place
1996 Saleous Autumn Moments Rubidium
1995 No Mischief Tristavente Dantain
1994 Balm In Gilead Burette Lady Jakeo
1993 Classy Twiggy Peta’s Potion Flowing Style
1992 Northern Bisque South Eastern Star Rags No More
1991 Irish Spree Astro Franco Banzette
1990 Dancer’s Choice Reganza Relationship
1989 Very Droll Rich Habit Catagor
1988 Tennessee Vain In Wonderland Solarein
1987 Pseudonym Miss    
1986 Bestaburgh