Randwick Guineas

  • Date: Saturday March 5, 2016
  • Racecourse: Randwick
  • Race Distance: 1,600m
  • Conditions: 3yo set-weights
  • Prize Money: $1 000,000

2016 Randwick Guineas News

Le Romain to undergo vet check before Epsom

Le Romain to undergo vet check before Epsom

Randwick Guineas winner Le Romain will have to pass a vet’s check on Saturday before being cleared to run in the Group 1 $1m Epsom (1600m) at Randwick.

Le Romain, above, will have to pass a vet’s check before being cleared to run in the Epsom at Randwick. Photo by Steve Hart.

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The 2016 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).

2016 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 2016 Randwick Guineas field will be provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 111x2511x1 PRESS STATEMENT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 108
2 313632×9 ETYMOLOGY John O’Shea Tommy Berry 9 56.5kg 90
3 31x43062x6 DAL CIELO (NZ) Murray Baker Kerrin McEvoy 7 56.5kg 84
4 x172029x40 SHARDS John O’Shea James McDonald 2 56.5kg 82
5 312×122 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Christian Reith 8 56.5kg 80
6 x1371330x7 MAN OF CHOICE Luke Price Jeff Penza 1 56.5kg 78
7 2113 MONTAIGNE (NZ) Anthony Cummings Jason Collett 3 56.5kg 77
8 3x1628x83 TULSA Michael Moroney Steven Arnold 6 56.5kg 75
9 1x69358x82 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tye Angland 10 56.5kg 73
10 04711×47 BALMAIN BOY Les Bridge Tim Clark 4 56.5kg 72
11 141 MACKINTOSH (NZ) James Bridge Rory Hutchings (a) 11 56.5kg 70
12 1×22 DATA POINT Michael Kent Craig Williams 13 56.5kg 64
13 5x11616x53 STAY WITH ME David Hayes & Tom Dabernig Glyn Schofield 5 54.5kg 102

2016 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 2016 Randwick Guineas nominations will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 111x2511x1 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 1 56.5kg 108
2 x2462111x0 VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg 100
3 5x11616x53 STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 3 54.5kg 102
4 12217×5 SACRED EYE F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 4 54.5kg 86
5 313632×9 ETYMOLOGY C 3 John O’Shea 5 56.5kg 90
6 2x61211x1 RISQUE (NZ) F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 6 54.5kg 92
7 31x43062x6 DAL CIELO (NZ) C 3 Murray Baker 7 56.5kg 84
8 x172029x40 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea 8 56.5kg 82
9 17148×65 SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 9 56.5kg 84
10 312×122 LE ROMAIN G 3 Kris Lees 10 56.5kg 80
11 12205×11 TIVACI C 3 Michael Moroney 11 56.5kg 82
12 2113 MONTAIGNE (NZ) G 3 Anthony Cummings 12 56.5kg 77
13 x1371330x7 MAN OF CHOICE G 3 Luke Price 13 56.5kg 78
14 3x1628x83 TULSA G 3 Michael Moroney 14 56.5kg 75
15 04711×47 BALMAIN BOY G 3 Les Bridge 15 56.5kg 72
16 1x69358x82 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 16 56.5kg 73
17 1×416 TOP SCORE C 3 John Sargent 17 56.5kg 70
18 8140×630 HIERARCHAL C 3 Anthony Cummings 18 56.5kg 67
19 2251×91 CROSLEY HOTSHOT G 3 Bjorn Baker 19 56.5kg 70
20 1×22 DATA POINT C 3 Michael Kent 20 56.5kg 64
21 141 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 3 James Bridge 21 56.5kg 70

Randwick Guineas Results

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

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
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.