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The Shorts 2018 Field, Odds, Results, Tips

  • Tough for Takedown to defend The Shorts

    Gary Moore concedes it is going to be difficult for Takedown to post successive wins in The Shorts when the sprinter starts his spring campaign at Randwick. Twelve months ago Takedown returned from a spell in style, winning the 1100m Group Two race. That result launched an impressive preparation that… Read More »

  • Redzel set to climb Everest in Shorts

    Redzel is favourite to win The Shorts, but Saturday’s rival, Chautauqua, has the edge in betting for The Everest. Online bookmaker sportsbet has Redzel at $2.50 for the Randwick Group 2, with Chautauqua second favourite at $3.60. English is third pick on $4.20. However, Chautauqua heads betting on $4.80 for The Everest. Redzel has… Read More »

  • Redzel early favourite for The Shorts

    Redzel is not assured of a start in The Everest but he is favoured over two confirmed runners to win the Group Two The Shorts at Randwick. When the TAB opened its all-in market on Monday for Saturday’s 1100m-sprint, Redzel, Chautauqua and English were all at $3.50. By the afternoon,… Read More »

  • The Shorts nominations – 2017

    View the nominations for the 2017 The Shorts. The The Shorts will be run on Saturday 16th September at Randwick racecourse. [crownbetoffer] Horse 1 AFTER ALL THAT 2 BALL OF MUSCLE 3 CHAUTAUQUA 4 ECKSTEIN 5 ENGLISH 6 FELL SWOOP 7 I THOUGHT SO 8 JAPONISME 9 NIETA 10 PALAZZO PUBBLICO… Read More »

  • Chautauqua gets a new jockey

    Long-term friends and rival jockeys Brenton Avdulla and Tommy Berry won’t just be comparing Australian and Hong Kong racing in the lead-up to the inaugural $10 million Everest. Sydney-based Avdulla keeps in regular contact with Berry, who started riding in Asia last weekend, and talking shop has taken on an… Read More »

  • English warms up for Everest climb

    It’s too soon to lay down the gauntlet, but Blake Shinn couldn’t help but mention a rematch with Chautauqua in The Everest after piloting English in an impressive track gallop at Canterbury. Shinn was still smarting over Chautauqua pipping English on the post to claim his third consecutive TJ Smith… Read More »

  • Randwick runner scratched over race day treatment concerns

    A runner at Randwick today has been scratched after stewards found a lump on the jugular of the horse in which stewards could not be convinced that the horse was not treated at the track. Four years after Howmuchdoyouloveme was allowed to race despite race day treatment concerns stewards have… Read More »

  • The Shorts Field – 2016

    The Final Field has been released for the 2016 The Shorts which is to be run at Randwick racecourse on Saturday 17th, September 2016. View the Shorts Field. No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight 1 JAPONISME Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 4 58kg 2 BALL OF MUSCLE Joseph Pride Kerrin McEvoy… Read More »

  • Bush hero Clearly Innocent back in Shorts

    Bush star Clearly Innocent could be racing’s latest cult hero to lay claim to the “people’s horse” moniker. With seven wins from nine starts, NSW’s reigning Country champion’s popularity is growing ahead of his return to racing in The Shorts at Randwick. Trainer Greg Bennett says Clearly Innocent has generated… Read More »

  • Strong trials prime Takedown for G2 Shorts

    For a horse no one thought would amount to much, Takedown has been a revelation. Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson and Rob and Deb Anderson bred and own Takedown, but he was never expected to be a three-time Group Three winner and collect more than $500,000 in stakes by the end… Read More »

  • Ball Of Muscle rolling into G2 The Shorts

    With Terravista missing the spring, sprinting understudy Ball Of Muscle carries trainer Joe Pride’s Group One hopes. He gets his first chance to prove he can take centre stage in the Group Two Shorts at Randwick on Saturday. The six-year-old has trialled twice ahead of his first-up run. He has… Read More »

  • The Shorts nominations – 2016

    View the nominations for the 2016 The Shorts. The Shorts will be run on Saturday 17th September at Royal Randwick racecourse. Horse 1 ATMOSPHERICAL 2 BALL OF MUSCLE 3 BOSS LANE 4 BURRADOO 5 CLEARLY INNOCENT 6 CRAFTINESS 7 DECISION TIME 8 DOTHRAKI 9 ENGLISH 10 HOWMUCHDOYOULOVEME 11 INZ’N’OUT 12… Read More »

  • Clearly Innocent solid in barrier trial

    Country Championship winner Clearly Innocent is closing in on his race return with trainer Greg Bennett pleased with his progress. The five-year-old, who hasn’t raced since winning the Listed Luskin Star Stakes (1300m) at Scone on May 14 after his big win at Randwick, will kick off his campaign in… Read More »

  • Mr Epic to continue winning ways

    Stradbroke Handicap placegetter The Virginian will be centre stage for Toby Edmonds at Eagle Farm but the trainer is also keen to see how Mr Epic performs in open company. The Virginian hasn’t raced since his Group One third in June while Mr Epic’s five winter starts have yielded three… Read More »

  • Brisbane mare Hidden Pearl Sydney bound

    Hidden Pearl’s latest Eagle Farm win has given her trainer further encouragement ahead of her upcoming trip to Sydney. The Barry Lockwood-trained mare scored an easy win over 1000 metres on Saturday after a few anxious moments during the race. Hidden Pearl was surprisingly headed by Tibrogargan Miss and then… Read More »

  • Hidden Pearl untroubled in winning return

    Brilliant mare Hidden Pearl is on course for a second chance at winning an interstate stakes race after her scintillating comeback win at Eagle Farm. Trainer Barry Lockwood spent five months plotting Hidden Pearl’s return and his hard work paid off when she beat Pienkna ($7.50) by 4-1/2 lengths in… Read More »

  • Punters Terrafy bookie with Randwick plunge

    Punters have Terrafied bookies after they were quick to snap up the early overs about a Randwick runner on Saturday. Terravista who was touted as ‘The worlds best sprinter’ by his trainer has been crunched in early The Shorts betting which has seen his quote turn in from $3.50 to… Read More »

  • The Shorts Field – 2015

    The Final Field has been released for the 2015 The Shorts which is to be run at Royal Randwick on Saturday 19th, September 2015 at 2:30PM. View the Shorts Field. BONUS BET: Sign-up to Sportsbet.com.au via this link for a $501 The Shorts BONUS BET! Race 4 – 2:30PM THE BOWERMANS OFFICE… Read More »

  • The Shorts nominations – 2015

    View the nominations for the 2015 The Shorts. The Shorts will be run on Saturday 19th September at Royal Randwick racecourse.  BONUS BET: Sign-up to Sportsbet.com.au via this link for a $501 The Shorts BONUS BET! Race 2 – THE SHORTS (1100 METRES) Of $200,000.1st $120,000, 2nd $40,000, 3rd $20,000, 4th $10,000,… Read More »

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