Randwick Guineas

  • Date: Saturday March 4, 2017
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3yo set-weights
  • Prize Money: $1 000,000

2016 Randwick Guineas News

1400m of All Aged Stakes pet distance for Le Romain

1400m of All Aged Stakes pet distance for Le Romain

Trainer Kris Lees considers the 1400m of the Group 1 $600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes at Randwick on Saturday is the pet distance for his stable flag bearer Le Romain.

Le Romain, above, will be well suited over the 1400m of the All Aged Stakes at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

Even though Le Romain …

The 2017 Randwick Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds that is run annually in March at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

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The Randwick Guineas is run over a distance of 1,600 metres and is worth $1 000,000 in prize money. The race is run under set-weight conditions and is one of the main events in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

For the 2011 running of the Randwick Guineas the race was moved to Warwick Farm due to a scheduling conflict with a music festival held at Randwick.

A good lead up race to the Randwick Guineas is the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m), which is run a fortnight beforehand. Runners in the Randwick Guineas often go on to run in races such as the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) and the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m). Horses that win the Randwick Guineas are granted automatic entry into both the Australian Derby and the Doncaster Handicap. The Randwick Guineas is the first leg in the Sydney ‘Triple Crown’, along with the Rosehill Guineas and the AJC Derby.

The Randwick Guineas has only been in existence since 2006 when it took the place of the Canterbury Guineas and was won by Hotel Grand. The Canterbury Guineas was held over 1,900 metres and was also a set-weights race for three-year-olds. The Canterbury Guineas was first raced in 1935 when it was won by Hadrian and was raced until 2005 at Canterbury Park Racecourse in Sydney. Notable winners of the Canterbury Guineas include Todman (1957), Beechcraft (1984) and Kingston Bay (1993).

In 2010, Queensland horse Shoot Out won both the Randwick Guineas and the AJC Derby. Other winners of the Randwick Guineas include Mentality (2007), Weekend Hussler (2008) and Metal bender (2009).

2017 Randwick Guineas Field

The Randwick Guineas field is usually comprised of a number of talented milers with plenty of top-level horses. It’s not unusual to see the Randwick Guineas field filled out with Group 1 winners and placegetters, many with an eye on later Group 1 feature events such as the Doncaster Mile.

The 2017 Randwick Guineas field will be provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 1x463351x6 PRIZED ICON James Cummings Glyn Schofield 14 56.5kg 107
2 123×11 MAN FROM UNCLE Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 13 56.5kg 86
3 21x11433x5 INFERENCE Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Tommy Berry 11 56.5kg 85
4 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT Kristen Buchanan Paul King 2 56.5kg 82
5 121×53 COMIN’ THROUGH Chris Waller Joao Moreira 4 56.5kg 81
6 13x1135x7 ACATOUR Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn (late alt) 9 56.5kg 76
7 15x96010x9 CAPTAIN DUFFY Bjorn Baker Tim Clark 1 56.5kg 72
8 51429×33 LAND OF PLENTY Grahame Begg 3 56.5kg 72
9 31×222 MALAISE John O’Shea Zac Purton 7 56.5kg 72
10 0x5856x578 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) Tony Noonan Joshua Parr 10 56.5kg 71
11 226×31212 HARPER’S CHOICE Gerald Ryan Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg 70
12 1x3670x6 HARDHAM David Brideoake Corey Brown 8 56.5kg 66
13 173 IMPAVIDO Bjorn Baker Tye Angland (late alt) 12 56.5kg 63
14 22×154111 INVINCIBLE GEM Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 54.5kg 82

2017 Randwick Guineas Nominations

The Randwick Guineas nominations are usually announced on the Monday prior to the race. Because of the renowned nature of the race, the Randwick Guineas nominations are often packed out with very talented gallopers looking to have a long and successful black-type campaign.

The 2017 Randwick Guineas nominations will be published below.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 13x1135x7 ACATOUR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 76
2 15x96010x9 CAPTAIN DUFFY C 3 Bjorn Baker 72
3 151 COMIC SET G 3 Michael Kent 68
4 121×53 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 81
5 x13x1421x9 DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 104
6 1117×232 ECHO EFFECT G 3 Kristen Buchanan 82
7 534×394852 FARAWAY TOWN F 3 Matthew Smith 76
8 4×14111 FARSON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 85
9 5×11141 FUHRYK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 82
10 1x3670x6 HARDHAM C 3 David Brideoake 66
11 3x611562x3 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 94
12 226×31212 HARPER’S CHOICE C 3 Gerald Ryan 70
13 173 IMPAVIDO G 3 Bjorn Baker 63
14 21x11433x5 INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 85
15 6162×85 INSIDE AGENT (NZ) C 3 Nigel Blackiston 74
16 22×154111 INVINCIBLE GEM F 3 Kris Lees 82
17 51429×33 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 72
18 31×222 MALAISE C 3 John O’Shea 72
19 123×11 MAN FROM UNCLE G 3 Anthony Cummings 86
20 0x5856x578 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) C 3 Tony Noonan 71
21 x216321141 OAK DOOR C 3 Robert Smerdon 85
22 0124×569 ON THE SPOT C 3 Clarry Conners 67
23 1x463351x6 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 107
24 112×5 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher 74
25 6x454282x0 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 103
26 6×11417 SNITZSON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 74
27 5x2210x41 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon 71

Randwick Guineas Results

Randwick Guineas results, winners and winning times since 2006 are listed below.

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2017 1 Inference 2 Invincible Gem 3 Comin’ Through 1:40.9
2016 1 Le Romain 2 Press Statement 3 Gold Ambition 1:33.83
2015 1 Hallowed Crown 2 Sweynesse 3 Shooting To Win  1:35.06
2014 1 Dissident 2 El Roca 3 Eurozone  1:36.33
2013 1 It’s A Dundeel 2 Proisir 3 Tatra  1:35.14
2012 1 Mosheen 2 Said Com 3 Laser Hawk  1:37.6
2011* 1 Ilovethiscity 2 Skilled 3 Light Brigade  1:35.30
2010 1 Shoot Out 2 Viking Legend 3 Captain Sonador  1:34.94
2009 1 Metal Bender 2 Rock Kingdom 3 Caymans  1:36.5
2008 1 Weekend Hussler 2 Triple Honour 3 Arlington  1:36.3
2007 1 Mentality 2 Teranaba 3 Sniper’s Bullet  1:35.7
2006 1 Hotel Grand 2 Flying Pegasus 3 Primus  1:35.8

* The 2011 Randwick Guineas was run at Warwick Farm.