Looking for early info on this year’s Vain Stakes? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
Run over 1,100 metres, the Vain Stakes is a Group 3 race taking place at Caulfield Racecourse. With a $160,000 prize purse, it attracts its fair share of local, national and international sprinters.
Horses that do well in this race may go on to challenge in the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
This race gets its name from former champion racehorse Vain. From the races inaugural race until 2012, this race was run as Principal race. Ever since then, it has been run as a Group 3 race.
The venue for this race has alternated between being held at Sandown Park Racecourse and Caulfield Racecourse quite a few times. Likewise, the distance of the race has changed many times. At different points of time, it has been run as either 1,200 or 1,100 metres.
Vain Stakes 2019 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, August 17th, 2019
- Track Location: Caulfield Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,100 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights (plus penalties)
- Qualification: Three year olds (colts and geldings)
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 3
- Operator: Melbourne Racing Club
- Prize Purse: $160,000
- Inaugural Race: 1992
Vain Stakes Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the Vain Stakes, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Vain Stakes|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Vain Stakes.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Vain Stakes. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the Vain Stakes, 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 Vain Stakes, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the Vain Stakes to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Vain Stakes to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Vain Stakes 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 Vain Stakes, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The Vain Stakes
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Vain Stakes Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
Vain Stakes 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 Vain Stakes here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 02/07/2019, prior to acceptances).
|All In||Win Odds||Place Odds|
Which Horse Will Win The Vain Stakes
The best way to pick who will win the Vain Stakes 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 consideration are as follows:
- Fresh Start – A lot of horses use this race to mark their return before Spring. Look for horses that had a strong season before they were spelled.
- Local Youngsters – Look for a horse that did a good campaign as a two year old, preferably on Melbourne soil.
- Favourites – Top position has been dominated by favourites and single figure runners in recent years past.
Vain Stakes Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
Vain Stakes 2019 Field
Once nominations are released. we will display the 16 most likely runners to make the field below.
Vain Stakes 2019 Tips
Best Bet: TBA.
Best Roughie: TBA.
Vain Stakes Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 17th of August, 2019.
Vain Stakes Barrier Draw
The 2019 Vain Stakes barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race.
Vain Stakes Nominations
Nominations close by 12:00 PM on Monday, the 12th of August, 2019.
Vain Stakes Weights
Set weight plus penalties apply to this race. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Monday, the 12th of August, 2019.
Vain Stakes Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before 9:30 AM on Wednesday, the 14th of August, 2019.
Vain Stakes Jockeys
The final riders announcement is at 1 PM on Wednesday, the 14th of August, 2019.
Vain Stakes Scratchings
Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 17th of August, 2019.
Vain Stakes Prize Money
The Vain Stakes prize purse is worth $160,000 in total, distributed from places first through to eighth.
Vain Stakes Race Number
The Vain Stakes is race number 1 on the 17th of August, 2019. There are nine races in total that day at Caulfield Racecourse.
Vain Stakes 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 Vain Stakes has been released.
Vain Stakes Live
You can watch or listen to the 2019 Vain Stakes live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
Vain Stakes Winners
Winners of the Vain Stakes for the past twenty 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.
|2018||Tony Nicconi||David & B Hayes & T Dabernig||Luke Nolen||55 kgs||1:04.85|
|2017||Jukebox||Ciaron Maher||Craig Williams||56.5 kgs||1:04.87|
|2016||Russian Revolution||Peter & Paul Snowden||Mark Zahra||55 kgs||1:05.14|
|2015||Gold Symphony||Peter Moody||Glen Boss||55 kgs||1:04.42|
|2014||Get The Nod||Lloyd Kennewell||Joe Bowditch||55 kgs||1:03.88|
|2013||Safeguard||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||56.5 kgs||1:04.87|
|2012||Psychic Mick||Clarken||Chris Symons||55 kgs||1:06.13|
|2011||Sepoy||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||58.5 kgs||1:03.99|
|2010||Toorak Toff||Rick Hore-Lacy||Damien Oliver||57.5 kgs||1:07.12|
|2009||Starspangledbanner||Leon Corstens||Danny Nikolic||56.5 kgs||1:04.10|
|2008||Fernandina||Leon Corstens||Vlad Duric||55 kgs||1:05.14|
|2007||Shrewd Rhythm||Greg Eurell||Chris Symons||57.5 kgs||1:03.40|
|2006||Haradasun||Tony Vasil||Nash Rawiller||54 kgs||1:03.51|
|2005||Red Dazzler||Mick Price||Danny Nikolic||56 kgs||1:13.73|
|2004||Zankel||Brian Mayfield-Smith||Steven King||54 kgs||1:12.69|
|2003||Lisboa Stand||Rick Hore-Lacy||Greg Childs||55 kgs||1:10.38|
|2002||Delago Brom||Tommy Hughes (Snr)||Steven Arnold||55 kgs||1:10.10|
|2001||North Boy||Tony McEvoy||Damien Oliver||57 kgs||1:12.88|
|2000||Surtees||Jan Bowman||Bruce MacDonald||54 kgs||1:12.95|
|1999||Dandy Kid||Robbie Griffiths||Rikki Cartwright||56 kgs||1:13.80|