Australian Guineas

  • Date: Saturday March 7, 2015
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $500,000

2014 Australian Guineas News

Williams picks up Australian Guineas ride on Minnesinger

Williams picks up Australian Guineas ride on Minnesinger

Big race jockey Craig Williams has picked the ride on Minnesinger in the Group 1 $500,000 Australian Guineas (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Minnesinger, royal blue on the fence, and Alpine Eagle, brown and yellow, fight out the finish in the Autumn Classic at Caulfield. Photo by Sarah Ebbett.

Williams was booked to ride top …

The 2015 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 $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.

Year Results Winning Time
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