The Vanity 2022

Saturday February 19, 2022

Ladbrokes Tip: The best fillies out of The Vanity often back-up in the Group 1 Australian Guineas each autumn.

The Group 3 The Vanity is a 1400m race run at set weights plus penalties for three-year-old fillies contested each February during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Held on Black Caviar Lightning Day alongside the Group 1 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) and the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) for the colts and geldings, The Vanity offers $200,000 in prize money as of 2022.

Inaugurated in 1986, the event serves as a potential lead-up for fillies looking to take on the boys next-up in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) also run and Flemington Racecourse.

Shamrocker (4th in 2011) and Mosheen (2nd in 2012) are the most recent Australian Guineas winning fillies to come off a lead-up run in The Vanity.

The latest edition of The Vanity ran on Saturday February 19, 2022 at Flemington Racecourse and was won by the favourite Barb Raider ($2.90F).

The Vanity Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 19, 2022
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1986

2022 The Vanity Results

The full The Vanity 2022 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 19, 2022 and published right here so stay tuned.

  • 1st: #5 Barb Raider ($2.90F)
  • 2nd: #1 Cardigan Queen
  • 3rd: #9 Ancient Girl

The Jerome Hunter-trained Barb Raider ($2.90F) was good saluting for the punters in The Vanity 2022 results ahead of a potential run against the colts and geldings in the Group 1 $1 million Australian Guineas over the mile on March 5.

The Vanity Betting

The Vanity betting open after the final field is confirmed on the Wednesday leading-up to race day at Flemington Racecourse over the annual Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Three-year-old fillies with previous Group winning form especially at a higher level in the spring prior, good fresh performers near the start of their autumn campaigns and the proven Flemington fillies traditionally dominate The Vanity odds.

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

2022 The Vanity Odds

The updated The Vanity 2022 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

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

The Vanity Field

The Vanity field attracts a quality line-up of three-year-old female gallopers each autumn racing carnival. 

A good lead-up into The Vanity field is the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) held in early February at Caulfield Racecourse, while many fillies in the mix may have contested the previous spring’s Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m).  

In 2021 Personal ran second in The Vanity after having won the previous year’s VRC Oaks

The Vanity Winners (Southern Speed) | Photo: Taron Clarke | Ladbrokes

2011 The Vanity winner Southern Speed went on to win that year’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup in the spring. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Many The Vanity hopefuls go on to contest the Australian Guineas over the 1600m back at Flemington.

Another potential next-up option for graduates out of The Vanity field is the Group 2 Kewney Stakes (1600m).  Solicit (2014) was the last filly to complete The Vanity – Kewney Stakes double.

The Vanity nominations are taken the Monday before the race with final acceptances and barriers out on the Wednesday.

2022 The Vanity Field & Barrier Draw

The official The Vanity 2022 Field & Barriers are announced by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below so stay tuned for the full line-up of top autumn three-year-old fillies.

The 2022 The Vanity final field features a smart line-up of three-year-old fillies with Magic Millions 3YO Guineas placed Socialist the one to beat.

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

2022 The Vanity Nominations

The Vanity 2022 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

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

 Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
1148×1ANCIENT GIRL (NZ)F3Clinton McDonald68
2321135xBARB RAIDERF3Jerome Hunter84
322216×1CARDIGAN QUEENF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace72
44211xFINEPOINTF3Chris Waller69
55×1248314LAVISH GIRLF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace71
616LET’S SAY GRACE (NZ)F3Michael Moroney63
72121MINOUCHEF3James Cummings70
84×210351RIOYUKIF3Matthew Williams68
9123×1ROOTSF3Chris Waller70
10x52157x123SOCIALISTF3Ciaron Maher & David Eustace75
111224×62STAR SPIRITF3Archie Alexander66
1210×42242THRONTARIF3Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock65
130x31TIARA JEWELF3Tony Noonan62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

The Vanity Tips

The Vanity tips include backing the past Group performing fillies, looking for those with a strong Flemington record and watching for past elite level winners in the mix. 

Looking at The Vanity form any resuming fillies with a good record first-up is also a solid tip with plenty of recent winners having won the race at the start of their preparations. 

Another good The Vanity betting tip is to back the fillies drawn single-digit barriers with no winner having jumped from wider than gate nine since Forest Express (barrier 11 in 2000). 

2022 The Vanity Tips

Our expert The Vanity 2022 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #1 Cardigan Queen ($7 at time of publish)

Good price on offer for Cardigan Queen drawn mid-field for the Maher/Eustace stable. Her stablemate Socialist is favourite, but this consistent daughter of Sebring was good last start carrying a big weight to victory over 1300m at Sandown. This is a rise in grade, but think the 1400m will suit and she’s fit and ready to fire.

The Vanity Form Guide

The Vanity form guide details all of the important race info including the trainers, jockeys and recent form of the fillies in the mix along with the official barrier draw. 

Each autumn The Vanity form is considered a key line to follow into bigger and better races including the Australian Guineas and Sydney’s Group 1 ATC Oaks (2400m). 

The Vanity form has held-up many times in recent history, most famously when the 2011 winner Southern Speed went on to win that year’s Group 1 Caulfield Cup (2400m). 

2022 The Vanity Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Vanity 2022 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

The Vanity Results

The Vanity results have been dominated by classy fillies with previous Group 1 experience under $10 in betting. 

Notable recent The Vanity winners include: Southern Speed (2011), Solicit (2014), Kenedna (2017) and Amphitrite (2019). 

The Vanity Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 The Vanity 1st Barb Raider 1 minute 22.66 seconds
2nd Cardigan Queen
3rd Ancient Girl
2021 The Vanity 1st Zou Dancer 1 minute 22.32 seconds
2nd Personal
3rd Starelle
2020 The Vanity 1st Bonvicini 1 minute 22.51 seconds
2nd Pretty Brazen
3rd Meuse
2019 The Vanity 1st Amphitrite 1 minute 22.14 seconds
2nd Verry Elleegant
3rd Fundamentalist
2018 The Vanity 1st Rimraam 1 minute 22.04 seconds
2nd Bring Me Roses
3rd Shokora
2017 The Vanity 1st Kenedna 1 minute 23.38 seconds
2nd Extra Olives
3rd Harlow Gold
2016 The Vanity 1st Don’t Doubt Mamma 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Egypt
3rd Perfect Reflection
2015 The Vanity 1st Sweet And Speedy 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Set Square
3rd Wawail
2014 The Vanity 1st Solicit 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Critical Angel
3rd Girl In Flight
2013 The Vanity 1st Alzora 1 minute 22.5 seconds
2nd You’re So Good
3rd Petite Diablesse
2012 The Vanity 1st Shopaholic 1 minute 22.7 seconds
2nd Angel Of Mercy
3rd Great Dame
2011 The Vanity 1st Southern Speed 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Do Ra Mi
3rd Count Your Fingers
2010 The Vanity 1st Tallow 1 minute 23.5 seconds
2nd Misty Blue
3rd Absolute Faith
2009 The Vanity 1st Romneya 1 minute 22.9 seconds
2nd Rapid Sensation
3rd Sparks Fly
2008 The Vanity 1st Misidora 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Pleasantsundaygirl
3rd Zarita
2007 The Vanity 1st Universal Queen 1 minute 9.9 seconds
2nd Catechuchu
3rd My Only Hope
2006 The Vanity 1st Pure Joy 1 minute 21.5 seconds
2nd Be Delicious
3rd Expensively
2005 The Vanity 1st Ballet Society 1 minute 24.1 seconds
2nd Hollow Bullet
3rd Twisted Heart
2004 The Vanity 1st Country Lodge 1 minute 22.0 seconds
2nd Dane Tryst
3rd Deep In The Woods
2003 The Vanity 1st Dextrous 1 minute 22.3 seconds
2nd Lashed
3rd Ribe
2002 The Vanity 1st Gold Lottey 1 minute 23.2 seconds
2nd Gradual
3rd Born Priceless
2001 The Vanity 1st Lan Kwai Fong 1 minute 22.0 seconds
2nd Dandify
3rd Ponton Flyer
2000 The Vanity 1st Forest Express 1 minute 21.9 seconds
2nd Shizu
3rd The Golden Dane