Australian Guineas

  • Date: Saturday February 28, 2015
  • Racecourse: Flemington
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3YO Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $750,000

2014 Australian Guineas News

Criterion Works Home Strongly In Barrier Trial

Criterion Works Home Strongly In Barrier Trial

Australian Derby winner Criterionworked home strongly under a tight hold to finish third in a barrier trial over 1030 metres at Rosehill Gardens this morning.

Criterion has been set for a first-up tilt at the Warwick Stakes after an impressive barrier trial performance at Rosehill Gardens this morning. Photo by: Steve Hart

Criterion was settled …

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 $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 PFD Food Services Stakes and is part of the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

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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).

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