The 2017 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.
The 2017 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.
2017 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 2017 Gold Coast Guineas field is published here.
|#||Form (Last 10)||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Br.||Wgt.||Hcp. Rating|
|1||0210x5240x||ATTENTION||Peter & Paul Snowden||Jeff Lloyd||14||57kg||90|
|2||x1323x224x||HEROIC VALOUR||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Mr Opie Bosson||13||57kg||89|
|3||114x7270x2||TESSERA||John O’Shea||Tye Angland||3||57kg||82|
|4||24×111138||TACTICAL ADVANTAGE||James Cummings||Hugh Bowman||7||57kg||81|
|5||11x41225x3||RINGO’S A ROCKSTAR||Norm Stephens||Matthew Gray||9||57kg||78|
|6||x1x14x3207||GUARD OF HONOUR||Kris Lees||–||15||57kg||81|
|7||13x68x2120||CRAFTY COP||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes||Christian Reith||12||57kg||80|
|8||6×1126||I THOUGHT SO||David Pfieffer||Corey Brown||8||57kg||75|
|9||42213×1932||WAR HERO||Toby Edmonds||Damian Browne||5||57kg||71|
|11||341x17731x||SAVANNA AMOUR||John Meagher||Ronnie Stewart||6||55kg||86|
|12||15x51440x1||TIYATROLANI||Tony Gollan||Jim Byrne||2||55kg||82|
|13||221x2526x2||RIVER RACER||Les Ross||Robbie Fradd||11||55kg||77|
|14||82161113×9||THUNDER RAIDER||Darleen Duryea||Luke Tarrant||1||55kg||73|
|15||132x147x46||SYLPHEED||Toby Edmonds||James Orman||16||55kg||73|
|16||1x111x5||ALL OVER BOSANOVA||Mel Eggleston||Luke Rolls||17||55kg||75|
|17e||194x2110x4||WITH A PROMISE||Ben Currie||TBA||10||55kg||71|
|18e||x224214151||SUGAR RAY RED||Marcus Wilson||TBA||4||57kg||68|
2017 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.
|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|