Australian Guineas

  • Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $750,000

2016 Australian Guineas News

Blinkers on freshened up Divine Prophet in All Aged Stakes

Blinkers on freshened up Divine Prophet in All Aged Stakes

A freshened up Divine Prophet will wear blinkers for the first time when he takes on the older horses at weight for age in the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Divine Prophet, above, will wear blinkers for the first time in the All Aged Stakes at Randwick. Photo …

The 2017 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).

2017 Australian Guineas Field

The 2017 Australian Guineas field will be provided below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x463351x6 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Dean Yendall 3 56.5kg 108
2 x13x1421x9 DIVINE PROPHET Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 10 56.5kg 105
3 6x454282x0 SEABURGE David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 4 56.5kg 107
4 0x11134x31 HEY DOC Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2 56.5kg 100
5 21x1521x54 MORTON’S FORK John O’Shea Craig Williams 19 56.5kg 85
6 710210×524 ATTENTION Peter & Paul Snowden 11 56.5kg 90
7 x216321141 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Damian Lane 18 56.5kg 85
8 6x165344x4 SO SI BON Robbie Laing Damien Oliver 17 56.5kg 78
9 323211×3 ANAHEIM Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Noel Callow 12 56.5kg 75
10 11x3307x0 THROSSELL Ciaron Maher Luke Nolen 8 56.5kg 70
11 6162×85 INSIDE AGENT (NZ) Nigel Blackiston Brad Rawiller 16 56.5kg 74
12 6×11417 SNITZSON David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Andrew Mallyon 5 56.5kg 74
13 51429×33 LAND OF PLENTY Grahame Begg Steven Arnold 15 56.5kg 71
14 3x611562x3 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Regan Bayliss 7 54.5kg 94
15 72x110x15 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) Stuart Webb Ms Katelyn Mallyon 6 54.5kg 88
16 5×11141 FUHRYK David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 14 54.5kg 82
17e 5x2210x41 THEANSWERMYFRIEND Robert Smerdon 9 56.5kg 71
18e 137×254 REDOUBLE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 13 56.5kg 69
19e 1x3670x6 HARDHAM David Brideoake 1 56.5kg 66

2017 Australian Guineas Nominations

The 2017 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.

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Year Results Winning Time
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