Run annually in February on Black Caviar Lightning Day is the Group 3 Vanity Stakes. The event is restricted to three-year-old fillies and contested over 1400m at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. It’s a set weight and penalty race and usually attracts the more talented and in form gallopers, who often go on to further success.
The fillies that do well in this race tend to go on to compete in the Group 2 Kewney Stakes, a $200,000 race held three weeks later on Australian Cup Day. In 2011, Southern Speed took out the Vanity Stakes before going on to win the $3 million Caulfield Cup later that year.
|2016||DON'T DOUBT MAMMA||DWAYNE DUNN||TONY MCEVOY||01:22.7|
|2015||SWEET AND SPEEDY||CRAIG NEWITT||PETER MOODY||01:24.1|
|2014||SOLICIT||DAMIAN LANE||M ELLERTON & S ZAHRA||01:22.4|
|2013||ALZORA||NICHOLAS HALL||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||01:22.5|
|2012||SHOPAHOLIC||DWAYNE DUNN||DANNY O’BRIEN||01:22.7|
|2011||SOUTHERN SPEED||CLARE LINDOP||L MACDONALD & A GLUYAS||01:24.1|
|2010||TALLOW||COREY BROWN||ANTHONY CUMMINGS||01:23.5|
|2009||ROMNEYA||KERRIN MCEVOY||LEE FREEDMAN||01:22.9|
|2008||MUSIDORA||VLAD DURIC||DAVID HAYES||01:22.4|
|2007||UNIVERSAL QUEEN||COREY BROWN||LEE FREEDMAN||01:09.9|
|2006||PURE JOY||DANNY NIKOLIC||JOHN HAWKES||01:21.5|