The Shorts

The Shorts, Randwick Racecourse

Run over 1,100 metres, The Shorts is a Group 2 race taking place at Randwick Racecourse. With a $500,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of local sprinters.

This race serves as an excellent lead up into The Everest.

The Shorts 2019 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, September 7th, 2019
  • Track Location: Randwick Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,100 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Weight for age
  • Qualification: Set weights (with penalties)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 2
  • Operator: Randwick Racecourse
  • Prize Purse: $500,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1867

The Shorts Betting

There are many different ways to bet on the The Shorts, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The Shorts
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Shorts.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Shorts. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the The Shorts, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.
Quinella Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the The Shorts, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the The Shorts to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the The Shorts to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the The Shorts to win the First 4.
Quadrella Bet (Quaddie) You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the The Shorts, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The The Shorts

  1. Join up at
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on The Shorts Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The Shorts 2019 Odds

Early market odds are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2019 edition of the The Shorts here. 

(Please note that the odds below are from 22/08/2019, prior to acceptances).

All In Win Odds Place Odds


Which Horse Will Win The Shorts

The best way to pick who will win the The Shorts is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:

  • Local Edge – Sydney horses, especially those with plenty of Randwick Racecourse experience, should do well in this one.
  • Favourite Flair – Recent fields have shown that the favourite is on the money in this race.
  • Single Digits – With favourites and runners with single figure payouts usually taking the top spot, it’s a much safer strategy to avoid horses offering double digit odds.

The Shorts Favourites

Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.

The Shorts 2019 Field

Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.

The Shorts 2019 Tips

Favourite: TBA

Best Bet: TBA.

Best Roughie: TBA.

The Shorts Race Day

Race day takes place on Saturday, the 21st of September, 2019.

The Shorts Barrier Draw

The 2019 The Shorts barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.

The Shorts Nominations

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Tuesday, the 17th of September, 2019.

The Shorts Weights

Set weights with penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 17th of September, 2019.

The Shorts Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 18th of September, 2019.

The Shorts Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 18th of
September, 2019.

The Shorts Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 21st of September, 2019.

The Shorts Prize Money

The The Shorts prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $287,000
2nd $94,000
3rd $49,500
4th $22,250
5th $12,250
6th $5,000
7th $5,000
8th $5,000
9th $5,000
10th $5,000

The Shorts Race Number

The The Shorts is race number 2 on Saturday, the 21st of September, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Randwick Racecourse.

The Shorts Form Guide

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2019’s The Shorts has been released.

The Shorts Live

You can watch or listen to the 2019 The Shorts live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

The Shorts Winners

Winners of the The Shorts for the past nineteen years are displayed in the table below. If you would like to see results going further back in history, please visit our winners page for this race.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2018 Ball Of Muscle Joseph Pride Glyn Schofield 56kg 1:02.87
2017 Redzel Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 58kg 1:01.83
2016 Takedown Gary Moore Tim Clark 56.5kg 1:03.25
2015 Rebel Dane Gary Portelli Brenton Avdulla 58kg 1:04.67
2014 Terravista Joseph Pride Corey Brown 56.5kg 1:02.48
2013 Sessions Peter Snowden Joshua Parr 55kg 1:03.26
2012 Pampelonne Tim Martin Hugh Bowman 56.5kg 1:09.64
2011 Love Conquers All Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Jim Cassidy 56kg 1:08.71
2010 Hot Danish Les Bridge Tim Clark 56.5kg 1:09.51
2009 Gold Trail Gary Portelli Nash Rawiller 56kg 1:04.82
2008 Fritz’s Princess Kris Lees Jim Cassidy 53.5kg 1:04.03
2007 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2006 Bentley Biscuit Gai Waterhouse Hugh Bowman 55.5kg 1:03.36
2005 Black Ink Les Kelly Mathew Cahill 54kg 1:03.40
2004 Dance The Waves Grahame Begg Danny Beasley 52kg 1:04.61
2003 Lucky Night Pat Farrell Chris Munce 53kg 1:04.84
2002 Empire Max Lees Hugh Bowman 54kg 1:04.11
2001 Oamaru Force David Hall Glen Boss 52.5kg 1:03.47
2000 Bradshaw John Hawkes Glen Boss 53kg 1:03.78