The Shorts is a Group 2 set weights race for 3yo and upward horses held annually at Randwick racecourse in September during the Sydney spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1100 metres and worth $200,000 in prizemoney. The 2014 The Shorts was won by Terravista from I'm All The Talk with Famous Seamus third.
Taking place on the same day as the Gr1 George Main Stakes, after previously being held on the final day of the spring carnival, The Shorts is one of a number of feature races on a great day of racing at Randwick.
The Shorts is a good sprint event over Group 2 metres that typically attracts more than handy sprinters most of the time and tends to be won by an above average galloper rather than an exceptional one.
Fit, in-form gallopers who have been racing well in similar type sprint events around 1100m or 1200m are suited here, and a race like the Gr3 Concorde Stakes earlier in the month at the same tracks provides the ideal lead-up race.
Terravista (2014) won the Gr3 Show County Quality over 1200m at Randwick before scoring a decisive victory in this event recent The Shorts winners include Sessions (2013) and Pampelonne (2012).
2014 The Shorts result
1. $2.30 Terravista 56.5 Corey Brown
2. $17.00 I'm All The Talk 56.0 Brenton Avdulla
3. $21.00 Famous Seamus 58.0 Tim Clark
4. $5.00 Sessions 57.0 James McDonald
5. $8.00 I’Ve Got The Looks 53.0 Timothy Bell
6. $9.00 Whittington 55.0 Zac Purton
7. $51.00 Wouldnt It Be Nice 56.0 Sam Clipperton
8. $41.00 Didntcostalot 55.0 Jason Collett
9. $5.00 Villa Verde 55.0 Tye Angland
10. $21.00 Safeguard 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
Margins: 2 len, nose Time: 1:02.48
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