- Date: Saturday March 7, 2015
- Racecourse: Flemington
- Race Distance: 1,600m
- Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
- Prize Money: $500,000
2014 Australian Guineas News
Big race jockey Craig Williams has picked the ride on Minnesinger in the Group 1 $500,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Williams was booked to ride top …
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The 2015 Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race that is run at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne in the month of March each year.
Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the Australian Guineas is worth $500,000 in prize money. Run under set-weight conditions, the race is open to three-year-old horses only.
The Australian Guineas is held on the same day as the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes and TAB Rewards Stakes and is part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.
The first Australian Guineas was run in 1986 and was won by a horse named True Version. While the race was first run over a 1,600 metre distance, the Australian Guineas became a 2,000 metre race from 1998-2000. It was then reverted back to the mile in 2001.
While the Australian Guineas is run at Flemington Racecourse each year, it was held at Caulfield Racecourse in 2007 due to the reconstruction on the Flemington track.
The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes for colts and geldings, as well as the Group 3 Vanity Stakes for fillies, are the usual lead-up races to the Australian Guineas each year. Good horses may go on to run in races such as the Group 2 Herbert Power Stakes and Group 2 Caulfield Sprint later in the year.
Notable horses to have won the Australian Guineas include Zabeel (1990), Triscay (1991), Mahogany (1994), Flying Spur (1996), Pins (2000), Reset (2004), Al Maher (2005), Apache Cat (2006), Miss Finland (2007) and Shamrocker (2011).
2015 Australian Guineas Field
The 2015 Australian Guineas field is provided below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x986217x31||ROMMEL||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||6||56.5kg||94|
|2||x558611x29||PETROLOGY||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Nicholas Hall||1||56.5kg||92|
|3||1x11x21121||ADMIRAL||Barry Campbell||Dwayne Dunn||5||56.5kg||93|
|4||6212×42126||TESTASHADOW||Gary Portelli||Dean Yendall||16||56.5kg||80|
|5||3121122×23||STRATUM STAR||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||4||56.5kg||88|
|6||8x12655x45||CHIVALRY||Mark Kavanagh||Damian Lane||11||56.5kg||86|
|7||4x404730x1||WANDJINA||Gai Waterhouse||Brett Prebble||10||56.5kg||95|
|8||11x4169x34||MERION (NZ)||Michael Moroney||Steven Arnold||12||56.5kg||84|
|9||121×43||KERMADEC (NZ)||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||8||56.5kg||94|
|10||1x3x111||ALPINE EAGLE||Tony McEvoy||Douglas Whyte||7||56.5kg||88|
|11||231830×533||FIREHOUSE ROCK||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Michael Walker||13||56.5kg||76|
|12||1110||LUCKY LIBERTY||Henry Dwyer||Ms Michelle Payne||15||56.5kg||73|
|13||4×7112||MINNESINGER||Lee & Anthony Freedman||Craig Williams||3||56.5kg||75|
|14||41533||ROD’S OPINION||John Hickmott||Steven King||17||56.5kg||62|
|15||1151160×32||FONTEIN RUBY||Robert Smerdon||Chad Schofield||2||54.5kg||92|
|16||213×11||SWEET AND SPEEDY||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen||14||54.5kg||86|
|17e||2×10||MANAPINE||Nigel Blackiston||James Winks||9||56.5kg||63|
2015 Australian Guineas Nominations
The 2015 Australian Guineas nominations will be published here.
Past Winners & Results
Here you will find a list of the past winners and results of the Australian Guineas since the year 2000.
|2015||1 TBD||2 TBD||3 TBD||TBD|
|2014||1 Shamus Award||2 Criterion||3 Thunder Fantasy||1:376.41|
|2013||1 Ferlax||2 You’re So Good||3 Sheer Talent||1:35.09|
|2012||1 Mosheen||2 Strike the Stars||3 Mister Milton||1:37.0|
|2011||1 Shamrocker||2 Bullbars||3 Playing God||1:35.3|
|2010||1 Rock Classic||2 Set For Fame||3 Linton||1:36.8|
|2009||1 Heart Of Dreams||2 Von Costa De Hero||3 Lucky Thunder||1:35.8|
|2008||1 Light Fantastic||2 Marching||3 Playwright||1:36.4|
|2007||1 Miss Finland||2 Casino Prince||3 Jokers Wild||1:36.0|
|2006||1 Apache Cat||2 Darcy Brahma||3 Thin And Crispy||1:34.0|
|2005||1 Al Maher||2 Danehill Express||3 Econsul||1:34.4|
|2004||1 Reset||2 Starcraft||3 Under The Bridge||1:34.5|
|2003||1 Delago Brom||2 Tycoon Ruler||3 Thorn Park||1:35.9|
|2002||1 Dash For Cash||2 Royal Code||3 Ustinov||1:35.3|
|2001||1 Mr Murphy||2 Neptunes Journey||3 Outgate||1:34.4|
|2000||1 Pins||2 Freemason||3 Hades||2:02.3|