The Vanity 2024

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), the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) for the colts and geldings, and the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m), 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 17, 2024 at Flemington Racecourse and was won in a powerful display by Danny O’Brien’s 11/1 outsider Grinzinger Belle.

2024 The Vanity Results

The full The Vanity 2024 Results & Finishing Order will be known on Saturday February 17, 2024 and published right here so stay tuned.

The Vanity 2024 winner Grinzinger Belle

The Vanity 2024 winner Grinzinger Belle scored first up at a good price. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

  • 1st: #4 Grinzinger Belle
  • 2nd: #6 French Endeavour
  • 3rd: #2 Mollynickers

Danny O’Brien’s Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic runner-up from the spring, Grinzinger Belle ($12), enjoyed a Group 3 win first-up at Flemington overcoming a wide alley to hold her front running position in a powerful The Vanity 2024 victory off a good ride by Damian Lane. 

2024 The Vanity Odds

The updated The Vanity 2024 betting odds will be available below as soon as released.

Early market betting odds on the 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 17, 2024
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1400m
  • Conditions: 3YO Fillies – Set Weights + Penalties
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $200,000
  • First Run: 1986

The Vanity Betting

The Vanity betting opens 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.

2022 The Vanity Winner Barb Raider
2022 The Vanity winner Barb Raider. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

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

The Vanity Field

The Vanity race 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

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) and Barb Raider (2022) are the latest fillies 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.

2024 The Vanity Field & Barrier Draw

The official The Vanity 2024 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 Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained Flight Stakes fourth placed Pierro filly, Mollynickers, headlines the 2024 The Vanity final field and betting markets in Melbourne fresh this weekend.

2024 The Vanity Nominations

The Vanity 2024 nominations are taken on the Monday leading-up to the event and the list of early entries will be available below once announced.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x9838x2261 INFATUATION F 3 Bjorn Baker 1 57kg     79
2 2x1144x MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman 2 57kg     78
3 21833x BASILINNA (NZ) F 3 Emma-Lee & David Browne 3 56kg     76
4 11×1014 MATERIAL DREAMS F 3 Nick Ryan 4 56kg     76
5 2x19140x6 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 5 56kg     74
6 2x417372x GRINZINGER BELLE (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien 6 56kg     72
7 1×1 DONEGAL F 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes 7 56kg     71
8 2242311 THAILESS F 3 Andrew Bobbin 8 56kg     65
9 2×21 PINK CHANDON F 3 Michael Moroney 9 56kg     64
10 1 LA CASONA F 3 Ciaron Maher 10 56kg     64
11 0x2212 SPARKLING F 3 Matt Laurie 11 56kg     63
12 451 BELLE INFERNO F 3 Ciaron Maher 12 56kg     63
13 1×3 THE HAWKESBURY F 3 Clarry Conners 13 56kg     63
14 21 LUIJZIKA F 3 Ciaron Maher 14 56kg     62
15 222 INEZ F 3 Lee & Shannon Hope 15 56kg     61
16 6x00x61 BOLSHEVIKS F 3 Simon Zahra 16 56kg     61

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 the only winner having jumped from wider than gate nine since Forest Express (barrier 11 in 2000) being Grinzinger Belle (barrier 12 in 2024). 

2024 The Vanity Tips

Our expert The Vanity 2024 tips will be available below the week of the race so stay tuned.

  • To Win: #2 Mollynickers ($3.20 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Happy to stick with the top elect and suggest the class of Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman’s Pierro filly, Mollynickers, will shine through first-up. The well-bred three-year-old has won two from five and is proven at the distance. She was last seen posting back-to-back fourths including a good run just out of the top three in the Group 1 Flight Stakes over the Randwick mile. Was only two lengths beaten that day, goes well fresh, and will be arguably better back the Melbourne way in easier company here. Can salute. 

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). 

The 2022 The Vanity winner Barb Raider franked the form with two subsequent Group 1 seconds that year in the Australasian Oaks (2000m) in Adelaide and Brisbane’s Queensland Oaks (2200m). 

2024 The Vanity Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive The Vanity 2024 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

The Vanity Results

The Vanity race 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

Past The Vanity winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table. 

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Grinzinger Belle French Endeavour Mollynickers
2023 Wollombi See You In Heaven Papillon Club
2022 Barb Raider Cardigan Queen Ancient Girl
2021 Zou Dancer Personal Starelle
2020 Bonvicini Pretty Brazen Meuse
2019 Amphitrite Verry Elleegant Fundamentalist
2018 Rimraam Bring Me Roses Shokora
2017 Kenedna Extra Olives Harlow Gold
2016 Don’t Doubt Mamma Egypt Perfect Reflection
2015 Sweet And Speedy Set Square Wawail
2014 Solicit Critical Angel Girl In Flight
2013 Alzora You’re So Good Petite Diablesse
2012 Shopaholic Angel Of Mercy Great Dame
2011 Southern Speed Do Ra Mi Count Your Fingers
2010 Tallow Misty Blue Absolute Faith
2009 Romneya Rapid Sensation Sparks Fly
2008 Musidora Pleasantsundaygirl Zarita
2007 Universal Queen Catechuchu My Only Hope
2006 Pure Joy Be Delicious Expensively
2005 Ballet Society Hollow Bullet Twisted Heart
2004 Country Lodge Dane Tryst Deep In The Woods
2003 Dextrous Lashed Ribe
2002 Gold Lottey Gradual Born Priceless
2001 Lan Kwai Fong Dandify Ponton Flyer
2000 Forest Express Shizu The Golden Dane