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The Shorts

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 2017 The Shorts was won by Redzel from Ball Of Muscle with Nieta third.

Taking place on the same day as the Group 1 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.

2018 The Shorts info

Date: Saturday 15th September 2018
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1100 metres
Race Type: 3yo&up - Set Weights + Penalty
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $200,000
2017 Winner: Redzel

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. A race like the Gr3 Concorde Stakes earlier in the month at the same track provides the ideal lead-up race.

Redzel (2017) claimed the Concorde Stakes over 1000m at Randwick before scoring a comfortable victory in this event and recent The Shorts winners include Takedown (2016) and Rebel Dane (2015).

2017 The Shorts result

1. $2.50 Redzel 58.0 Hugh Bowman
2. $10.00 Ball Of Muscle 55.0 Glyn Schofield
3. $21.00 Nieta 53.0 Corey Brown

then followed
4. $4.40 English 56.0 Blake Shinn
5. $15.00 Takedown 58.0 Tim Clark
6. $11.00 Fell Swoop 57.0 Tye Angland
7. $5.50 Chautauqua 58.0 Brenton Avdulla
8. $151.00 After All That 55.0 Jason Collett
9. $41.00 Eckstein 54.0 Andrew Adkins

Margins: 1.3 len, 0.2 len
Time: 1:01.83

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The Shorts recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Redzel Ball Of Muscle Nieta 1:01.8
2016 Takedown Ball Of Muscle Kaepernick 1:03.2
2015 Rebel Dane Ball Of Muscle Shiraz 1:04.6
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