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Australian Guineas

The 2018 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 $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).

2018 Australian Guineas Field

The 2018 Australian Guineas field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x12741x78 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Michael Walker 2 56.5kg 105
2 1812126×12 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir John Allen 16 56.5kg 98
3 2×111426 EMBELLISH (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 9 56.5kg 100
4 1x1661x5 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 10 56.5kg 82
5 33x9152x33 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 15 56.5kg 76
6 3141×7 VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 81
7 3x212135x4 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 5 56.5kg 75
8 1213×35 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 8 56.5kg 88
9 42139×1 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Michael Dee 14 56.5kg 81
10 12x2273x2 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jordan Childs 12 56.5kg 71
11 3×111 GRUNT (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 17 56.5kg 84
12 8x142223x6 BLACK SAIL (NZ) Aaron Purcell Ben Thompson (a) 3 56.5kg 70
13 312×17 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 11 56.5kg 77
14 66x214x423 MR SO AND SO Anthony Freedman Beau Mertens 6 56.5kg 72
15 x12x5116x5 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 13 54.5kg 105
16 432102×2 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 54.5kg 94
17e 135×56 PARET Chris Waller Craig Newitt 18 56.5kg 66
18e 145×44 MAHALANGUR (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 56.5kg 63

2018 Australian Guineas Nominations

The 2018 Australian Guineas nominations and weights have been taken and are now published below.

# Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 3×111 GRUNT (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 1 56.5kg
2 0x12741x78 MIGHTY BOSS C 3 Mick Price 2 56.5kg
3 x12x5116x5 ALOISIA (NZ) F 3 Aaron Purcell 3 54.5kg
4 1812126×12 CLIFF’S EDGE C 3 Darren Weir 4 56.5kg
5 2×111426 EMBELLISH (NZ) C 3 Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards 5 56.5kg
6 23x11432x8 SULLY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 6 56.5kg
7 x315533x32 ASTORIA C 3 James Cummings 7 56.5kg
8 432102×2 BRING ME ROSES F 3 Tony McEvoy 8 54.5kg
9 2x21510x23 SHOWTIME C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 9 56.5kg
10 1x1661x5 LEVENDI C 3 Peter Gelagotis 10 56.5kg
11 3141×7 VILLERMONT C 3 Aaron Purcell 11 56.5kg
12 42139×1 HOLY SNOW C 3 Mick Price 12 56.5kg
13 33x9152x33 MURAAQEB C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 13 56.5kg
14 3x212135x4 MAIN STAGE (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 14 56.5kg
15 1213×35 ADDICTIVE NATURE C 3 Bjorn Baker 15 56.5kg
16 56x1514x0 VINLAND C 3 Tony McEvoy 16 56.5kg
17 112×129 SIEGE OF QUEBEC C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 17 56.5kg
18 7x425659x0 ESHTIRAAK G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 56.5kg
19 11×13 D’ARGENTO C 3 Chris Waller 19 56.5kg
20 12x2273x2 SALSAMOR (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 20 56.5kg
21 1125×48 ASSIMILATE C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 21 56.5kg
22 215×1137 BRAVE SONG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 22 56.5kg
23 312×17 PEACEFUL STATE C 3 Darren Weir 23 56.5kg
24 66x214x423 MR SO AND SO G 3 Anthony Freedman 24 56.5kg
25 311×6 KAONIC (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 25 56.5kg
26 8x142223x6 BLACK SAIL (NZ) C 3 Aaron Purcell 26 56.5kg
27 2×115 SCARECROW G 3 Tony McEvoy 27 56.5kg
28 135×56 PARET C 3 Chris Waller 28 56.5kg
29 74×12 TANGMERE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 29 56.5kg
30 145×44 MAHALANGUR (NZ) C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 30 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
2018 1 Grunt 2 Peaceful State 3 Bring Me Roses 1:34.99
2017 1 Hey Doc 2 Prized Icon 3 Snitzon 1:34.01
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

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