Australian Guineas

  • Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $750,000

2016 Australian Guineas News

Mahuta to kick off Spring in Bletchingly Stakes

Mahuta to kick off Spring in Bletchingly Stakes

Three year old find of the season Mahuta will kick off his 2016 Spring Carnival campaign in the Group 3 $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Mahuta, above, will resume for the Spring Carnival in the Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield . Photo by Daniel Costello.

Mahuta strung together six wins since October last …

The 2016 Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race that is run at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne in the month of March each year.

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Run over a distance of 1,600 metres, the Australian Guineas is worth $750,000 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).

2016 Australian Guineas Field

The 2016 Australian Guineas field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 24111111 MAHUTA Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 9 56.5kg
2 311731×4 TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 4 56.5kg
3 x2462111x0 VANBRUGH Chris Waller 1 56.5kg
4 7x23939x30 READY FOR VICTORY Mick Price Glen Boss 5 56.5kg
5 1×8311141 XTRAVAGANT (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Matthew Cameron 3 56.5kg
6 4132119×96 BON AURUM Ciaron Maher Jack Hill 11 56.5kg
7 17148×65 SOVEREIGN NATION David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Luke Currie 8 56.5kg
8 12205×11 TIVACI Michael Moroney Nicholas Hall 13 56.5kg
9 211×72 PALENTINO Darren Weir Mark Zahra 16 56.5kg
10 13×4118 RIVER WILD Gai Waterhouse Brett Prebble 6 56.5kg
11 1x11940x13 SNOOPY Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 14 56.5kg
12 3x1628x83 TULSA Michael Moroney Steven Arnold 15 56.5kg
13 41x33211x4 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 12 54.5kg
14 11111×3 PERFECT REFLECTION Darren Weir Ben Melham 2 54.5kg
15 2x61211x1 RISQUE (NZ) David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Damian Lane 10 54.5kg
16 3x31324x2 SAILING BY Mick Price 7 54.5kg

2016 Australian Guineas Nominations

The 2016 Australian Guineas nominations will be published here.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 24111111 MAHUTA C 3 Darren Weir 1 56.5kg
2 111x2511x1 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg
3 311731×4 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 3 56.5kg
4 41x33211x4 JAMEKA F 3 Ciaron Maher 4 54.5kg
5 11111×3 PERFECT REFLECTION F 3 Darren Weir 5 54.5kg
6 x2462111x0 VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller 6 56.5kg
7 5x11616x53 STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 7 54.5kg
8 7x23939x30 READY FOR VICTORY C 3 Mick Price 8 56.5kg
9 1×8311141 XTRAVAGANT (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 9 56.5kg
10 12217×5 SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 10 54.5kg
11 x6321228x4 LIZARD ISLAND C 3 Pat Hyland 11 56.5kg
12 2x61211x1 RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 12 54.5kg
13 4132119×96 BON AURUM C 3 Ciaron Maher 13 56.5kg
14 17148×65 SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 14 56.5kg
15 12205×11 TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney 15 56.5kg
16 211×72 PALENTINO C 3 Darren Weir 16 56.5kg
17 321105×00 METALLIC CROWN C 3 Chris Waller 17 56.5kg
18 2x510x70 CELTIC TIGER (NZ) G 3 Mick Price 18 56.5kg
19 x416211x88 TORGERSEN (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 19 56.5kg
20 13×4118 RIVER WILD C 3 Gai Waterhouse 20 56.5kg
21 1x11940x13 SNOOPY C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 21 56.5kg
22 3x31324x2 SAILING BY F 3 Mick Price 22 54.5kg
23 3x1628x83 TULSA G 3 Michael Moroney 23 56.5kg
24 116 PATTERN G 3 Robert Hickmott 24 56.5kg
25 1×22 DATA POINT C 3 Michael Kent 25 56.5kg

Past Winners & Results

Here you will find a list of the past winners and results of the Australian Guineas since the year 2000.

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Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2016 1 Palentino 2 Tarzino 3 Risque 1:35.28
2015 1 Wandjina 2 Alpine Eagle 3 Stratum Star 1:35.14
2014 1 Shamus Award 2 Criterion 3 Thunder Fantasy 1:36.41
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