The Vanity

The Vanity, Flemington Racecourse

Looking for early info on this year’s The Vanity? The tipsters at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.

Run over 1,400 metres each February, The Vanity is a Group 3 race restricted to three-year-old fillies held at Flemington Racecourse on Black Caviar Lightning Day. 

The set weights plus penalties event offers $200,000 in prize money and can serve as a nice lead-up into the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) back at the track the following month.

Recent The Vanity graduates to go on and win the Australian Guineas include Shamrocker (4th in 2011) and Mosheen (2nd in 2012).

The Vanity 2022 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, February 19th, 2022
  • Track Location: Flemington Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Left-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,400 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
  • Qualification: Three year olds (fillies only)
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Victoria Racing Club
  • Prize Purse: $200,000
  • Inaugural Race: 1987
  • 2022 The Vanity Winner: Barb Raider

the vanity 2022 RESULTS

The official 2022 The Vanity results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday February 19, 2022. 

  1. #5 Barb Raider
  2. #1 Cardigan Queen
  3. #9 Ancient Girl

Barb Raider ($2.90F) was eye-catching holding off the fast-finishing back runner Cardigan Queen to win The Vanity 2022 results with trainer Jermoe Hunter giving consideration to a run against the boys in next month’s Group 1 Australian Guineas over a mile.

The Vanity Betting 2022

New Ways to Bet at neds

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

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s The Vanity
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s The Vanity.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s The Vanity. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in The Vanity, 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 Vanity, in order to win the Quinella.
Exacta Bet You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within The Vanity to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within The Vanity to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within The Vanity 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 Vanity, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Vanity in 2022

  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 Vanity Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

The Vanity 2022 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2022 The Vanity will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Which Horse Will Win The Vanity in 2022

The best way to pick which filly will win The Vanity in 2022 is to take into account their lead-up autumn racing form, assess the barriers, look for past Group performers and those with a good record at the track/distance. 

Additional factors to consider when picking The Vanity winner include: 

  • Flemington Factor – Looking for fillies with previous form down the iconic Flemington track is important
  • Distance – The Vanity has been dominated by young fillies showing ability over the 1400m or further as opposed to sprinters being stretched in distance. 

The Vanity Favourites 2022

Early favourites in The Vanity 2022 betting include Thousand Guineas third placed Barb Raider and the in-form Chris Waller-trained Finepoint chasing her third win on the trot. 

Zou Dancer ($3.60 in 2021) followed by Barb Raider ($2.90 in 2022) are the last The Vanity favourites to win.

The Vanity 2022 Field

The official 2022 The Vanity field of final acceptances is announced on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in full here. 

The Vanity 2022 final field features a line-up of progressive fillies with the Ciaron Maher & David Eustace-trained Magic Millions Guineas third placed Socialist leading betting.

  • Scratched: #7 Star Spirit (11); #8 Finepoint (3)

The Vanity 2022 Tips

Favourite: #4 Socialist ($4 at time of publish)

Best Bet: #1 Cardigan Queen ($7 at time of publish)

Best Roughie: #2 Minouche ($11 at time of publish)

Our insider 2022 The Vanity tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.


The Vanity Race Day 2022

The Vanity takes place at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday, February 19, 2021 as part of 2022 Black Caviar Lightning Day. The action at HQ is headlined by the sprinters facing off in the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m), while the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes for the colts and geldings is the other key support act on the card. 

The Vanity Barrier Draw 2022

The 2022 The Vanity barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above The Vanity Field section. 

The Vanity Nominations 2022

Nominations close at 12 PM on Monday, the 14th of February, 2022. 

Note: Nominations have been extended until 10:00am (AEDT) on Tuesday. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 148×1 ANCIENT GIRL (NZ) F 3 Clinton McDonald 68
2 321135x BARB RAIDER F 3 Jerome Hunter 84
3 22216×1 CARDIGAN QUEEN F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 72
4 4211x FINEPOINT F 3 Chris Waller 69
5 5×1248314 LAVISH GIRL F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 71
6 16 LET’S SAY GRACE (NZ) F 3 Michael Moroney 63
7 2121 MINOUCHE F 3 James Cummings 70
8 4×210351 RIOYUKI F 3 Matthew Williams 68
9 123×1 ROOTS F 3 Chris Waller 70
10 x52157x123 SOCIALIST F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 75
11 1224×62 STAR SPIRIT F 3 Archie Alexander 66
12 10×42242 THRONTARI F 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock 65
13 0x31 TIARA JEWEL F 3 Tony Noonan 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Vanity Weights 2022

Set weights plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights are announced at 4 PM on Monday, the 14th of February, 2022 with weights on the final acceptances to be published in our above The Vanity Field section. 

The Vanity Acceptances 2022

Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 16th of February, 2022 and will be published in our above The Vanity Field section. 

The Vanity Jockeys 2022

The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 16th of February, 2022 with jockeys to be published in our above The Vanity Field section. 

The Vanity Scratchings 2022

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 19th of February, 2022. 

2022 The Vanity Scratchings: 

  • #7 Star Spirit (11)
  • #8 Finepoint (3)

The Vanity Prize Money 2022

The Vanity prize purse is worth $200,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth. There is a SUPER VOBIS Nominators bonus of $10,000 for eligible placegetters.

Place Prize Money
1st $120,000
2nd $36,000
3rd $18,000
4th $9,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $4,000
8th $4,000

The Vanity Race Number 2022

The 2022 The Vanity is set to run as Flemington Race 5 at 3:05pm (AEDT) on Saturday the 19th of February, 2022. There are nine races in total that day at Flemington Racecourse.

The Vanity Form Guide 2022

The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2022 The Vanity Form Guide following final acceptances. 


The Vanity Live 2022

You can watch or listen to the 2022 The Vanity live, across the following mediums.

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

Radio: Radio Sport National


The Vanity Winners

Winners of The Vanity going back to the year 2000 are displayed in the table below.

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2022 Barb Raider Jerome Hunter Craig Williams 56 kgs 1:22.66
2021 Zou Dancer Leon & Troy Corstens Ms Jamie Kah 57 kgs 1:22.32
2020 Bonvinici Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Kerrin MeVoy 56.5 kgs 1:22.51
2019 Amphitrite David Hayes Craig Williams 58.5 kgs 1:22.14
2018 Rimraam David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damien Oliver 55 kgs 1:22.04
2017 Kenedna Darren Weir Damian Lane 55 kgs 1:23.38
2016 Don’t Doubt Mamma Tony McEvoy Dwayne Dunn 57.5 kgs 1:22.73
2015 Sweet And Speedy Peter Moody Craig Newitt 54 kgs 1:24.13
2014 Solicit Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 54 kgs 1:22.43
2013 Alzora David Hayes Nicholas Hall 55.5 kgs 1:22.59
2012 Shopaholic Danny O’Brien Dwayne Dunn 54 kgs 1:22.71
2011 Southern Speed Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Clare Lindop 54 kgs 1:24.17
2010 Tallow Anthony Cummings Corey Brown 54 kgs 1:23.52
2009 Romneya Lee Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 54 kgs 1:22.94
2008 Musidora David Hayes Vlad Duric 54 kgs 1:22.44
2007 Universal Queen Lee Freedman Corey Brown 55.5 kgs 1:09.98
2006 Pure Joy John Hawkes Danny Nikolic 54 kgs 1:21.52
2005 Ballet Society Pat Hyland Blake Shinn 54 kgs 1:24.18
2004 Country Lodge Mathew Ellerton Stephen Baster 54 kgs 1:22.01
2003 Dextrous John Hawkes Darren Gauci 56.5 kgs 1:22.30
2002 Gold Lottey Graeme Rogerson Darren Beadman 54 kgs 1:23.28
2001 Lan Kwai Fong Peter Hayes Kerrin McEvoy 54 kgs 1:22.07
2000 Forest Express Gary Portelli Shane Dye 54 kgs 1:21.96