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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 info
Date: Saturday 20th September 2014
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 3yo&up - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2014 Winner: Terravista

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

then followed
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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The Shorts recent winners & placegetters
Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Terravista I'm All The Talk Famous Seamus 1:02.4
2013 Sessions Aeronautical Spirit Of Boom 1:03.2
2012 Pampelonne Satin Shoes Appearance 1:09.6
2011 Love Conquers All Albert The Fat Winter King 1:08.7
2010 Hot Danish Whitefriars Shellscrape 1:09.5
2009 Gold Trail Fritz's Princess Sniper's Bullet 1:04.8
2008 Fritz's Princess Hot Danish Keen Commander 1:04.0
2007 Race Not Run
2006 Bentley Biscuit Magnus Spark Of Life 1:03.4
2005 Black Ink Mustard Fumble 1:03.4
2004 Dance the Waves Secret Land Legally Bay 1:04.6
2003 Lucky Night Fair Embrace Poetic Papal 1:04.8
2002 Empire Shags Fouardee 1:04.1
2001 Oamaru Force Pembleton Fair Embrace 1:03.5
2000 Bradshaw Guineas Upright 1:03.8
1999 Ab Initio Staging Padstow 1:04.3
1998 Mulugwa Appoint Dual Photon 1:04.0
1997 Hot As Hell Regal Centre Unison 1:02.7
1996 Madison Point Identikit Monopolize 1:03.3
1995 Moss Rocket Sword Rouslan 1:03.7
1994 Legal Agent All Our Mob The Heavyweight 1:02.7
1993 Chiliad Klokka Spanish Mix 1:07.4
1992 Classic Magic Mighty Century Wonga's Joy 1:03.8
1991 Euclase All Archie Final Card 1:02.6
1990 Rise 'N' Shine All Stormy Targlish 1:04.7
1989 Rigoletto Roman Senator Alpine Flyer 1:03.1
1988 Potter McQueen Here's The Point Pleasant Flight 1:03.7

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