Gold Coast Guineas

  • Date: Saturday May 7 2016
  • Racecourse: Gold Coast
  • Race Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: 3yo, Set Weight
  • Prize Money: $125,000

2016 Gold Coast Guineas News

Sold For Song not yet a confirmed runner in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Sold For Song not yet a confirmed runner in Sunshine Coast Guineas

Favourite Sold For Song is not yet a confirmed runner for the Group 3 $125,000 XXXX Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m) at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.

Trainer Kevin Kemp will decide on Saturday morning if Sold For Song, above, runs in the Sunshine Coast Guineas. Photo by Steve Hart.

Sold For Song scored an overdue …

The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas is a Group 3 race held on the beautiful Gold Coast annually in May. Situated just out of Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Racecourse is in a prime location and attracts good crowds.

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The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas is for three year olds and is run over a trip of 1200m. Horses receive set weights and battle it out for $125,000 in prize money.

The race is held on the same card as the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes, the biggest day for the coast over the winter period.

Many of the horses running here will be on trial for the Brisbane winter carnival that gets underway around the same time just up the highway.

Something like the Fred Best Classic would be a good follow on over 1200m at Group 3 level at Doomben.

In recent years two horses have completed that double, Gold Edition in 2007 and El Cambio in 2008.

Horses can come to this race from absolutely anywhere and there’s usually a mix of locals against those travelling down from the rest of Queensland and up from the southern states.

The Gold Coast Guineas was first run in the year 2000 and recent winners include Beethog in 2010 and Military Rose in 2011.

2016 Gold Coast Guineas Field

The Gold Coast Guineas field has acquired a great reputation for top quality racing. Each year, top quality three year olds line up at the barriers at the illustrious Gold Coast Racecourse in an endeavour to be the best of the Gold Coast Guineas field.

The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7x3467x243 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 5 57kg 92
2 8x2222x213 BIG TREE Peter Balzen Paul Hammersley 11 57kg 82
3 1611841449 CRAIGLEA WANDOO Krystle Johnston Anthony Allen 14 57kg 75
4 114×1923 SANTA ANA LANE Lee & Anthony Freedman Damian Browne 2 57kg 85
5 42x43911x4 PRIVLAKA Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 3 57kg 75
6 x0615088x5 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Brad Pengelly 7 57kg 69
7 05×6530253 REDSSON QTIS Bonus Scheme Bruce W Hill Jason Collett 1 57kg 65
8 16x4226x1 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 12 57kg 72.5
9 2415×33337 TAILLEVENT Bruce W Hill James Orman (a) 17 57kg 67
10 14x2153x1 ALWAYS SACRED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 8 57kg 73
11 424×127211 AUSSIE JACK Barry Lockwood 18 57kg 70
12 112126×68 BLUEBERRY HILL Liam Birchley Michael Cahill 9 55kg 82
13 121×2 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp Luke Dittman (a) 15 55kg 78
14 1×2131 DIVINE CENTURI Stuart Kendrick Ryan Wiggins 20 55kg 80
15 4x141234x1 HESITATION Kelso Wood James McDonald 16 55kg 73
16 51×164 BRIGADOON RISE Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4 55kg 74
17e 434x116x36 WINNING ACCORD Bruce W Hill Luke Rolls 10 57kg 65
18e x4182x2111 UNO BEST Paul Facoory 6 57kg 73
19e 5x52283x1 DEVIL’S FIRE David Kelly 19 57kg 61
20e 1 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds 13 57kg 61

2016 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations

The Gold Coast Guineas nominations usually feature at least a few well-known young horses. Because it’s at a fairly major track and holds decent status, the Gold Coast Guineas nominations tend to draw solid numbers each year.

The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas nominations are provided below.

Gold Coast Guineas Winners & Results

Winners and placers in the Gold Coast Guineas since 2000 with winning times.

Year Results Winning Time
2015 1 Nostradamus 2 Time For War 3 Traveston Girl  1:10.2
2014 1 Dothraki 2 Safeguard 3 Palmera Lad  1:13.4
2013 1 Academus 2 Al Aneed 3 Dances On Stars  1:08.7
2012 1 Florentina 2 Punch On 3 Double Impact  1:14.4
2011 1 Military Rose 2 Celtic Dancer 3 Skating On Ice  1:11.8
2010 1 Beethog 2 Temple Of Doom 3 Fifteen Carat  1:10.5
2009 1 Chakvetadze 2 Leapfrog 3 Desuetude  1:08.8
2008 1 El Cambio 2 Xaardante 3 Heart Of The Citi  1:07.9
2007 1 Gold Edition 2 Grand Reve 3 Danleigh  1:08.4
2006 1 Fashions Afield 2 Rumbird 3 Captain Kurt  1:08.7
2005 1 Eremein 2 Legendary Man 3 Sydney Express  1:24.5
2004 1 Kings Chapel 2 Drunken Joker 3 Power And Gold  1:20.8
2003 1 Tahitian Star 2 Exquisitely 3 Striking Victory  1:22.9
2002 1 Miss Bussell 2 Alibarber 3 Jar Jar Binks  1:22.6
2001 1 Ceffyl 2 Skarloey 3 Katenian  1:22.0
2000 1 Make Mine Magic 2 Gold Dredge 3 The Kildare Kid  1:22.2