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Rosehill Guineas

The 2018 Rosehill Guineas is a Group 1 race run under set-weight conditions that is held each year a Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in March. Run by the Australian Turf Club, the Rosehill Guineas is a race for three-year-olds only and is run over a distance of 2,000 metres.

The Rosehill Guineas is worth $600,000 and is run as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival on an exciting card of racing that also includes the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m).

The Rosehill Guineas was first run in 1910 when it was won by Electric Wire and was originally run as a Principal race. but was upgraded to a Group 1 event in 1980 when it was won by equine superstar Kingston Town. The Rosehill Guineas became a Group 1 race in 1980 when it was won by the champion racehorse Kingston Town.  The Rosehill Guineas was run over 1800 metres from 1915 to 1947 and has been run over 2000 metres ever since.

The Rosehill Guineas is the key lead up race to the feature three-year-old event of the Autumn Carnival; the Australian Derby (2,400m), which is held at Royal Randwick a  fortnight later. In 2013, It’s A Dundeel took out the Randwick Guineas and Rosehill Guineas before completing the Triple Crown with a win in the Australian Derby, joining horses like Eremein (2005), Octagonal (1996) and Moorland (1943) as horses that have won both the Rosehill Guineas and Randwick Guineas in the same year.

The Rosehill Guineas winners list is headlined by Phar Lap, who stamped himself as a future superstar with a win in the 1929 edition of the race, while other champions of the Australian turf like Ajax (1937), Hydrogen (1951), Eskimo Prince (1964), Dulcify (1979), Kingston Town (1980), Strawberry Road (1983), Naturalism (1992), Octagonal (1996), Tie The Knot (1999), Eremein (2005) and It’s A Dundeel (2013) have also taken out the Group 1 event.

Favourites actually have a fairly poor record in the Rosehill Guineas and the Group 1 event is often a very open betting race. Sky Chase (1988), Riverina Charm (1989), Surfers Paradise (1991), Carnegie Express (2002), Niello (2004), Jimmy Choux (2011) and It’s A Dundeel (2013) all saluted as the punter’s elect, while Ring Joe (1987), Star Of Maple (1994), Diatribe (2000), Sale Of Century (2001) and De Beers (2006) won the race at lengthy odds.

Rosehill Guineas Field

The Rosehill Guineas field features the best three-year-olds colts and geldings from right around Australia and can be run with a capacity field of 18 runners. The number of runners that make up the Randwick Guineas field changes every year as champions like It’s A Dundeel and Niello often dominate the lead-up to the race and scare away a number of their potential rivals. The ballot for the Rosehill Guineas field is done on total prizemoney and the winner of the race receives ballot exempt entry into the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m). The Rosehill Guineas was one of the few races during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival that did not receive a prizemoney upgrade in 2014, but the race is still expected to draw a very strong field.

2018 Rosehill Guineas Field

The 2018 Rosehill Guineas field and barrier draw are now release as of the Wednesday prior to the race.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 155111×554 ACE HIGH David Payne Tye Angland 11 56.5kg 107
2 12235×4631 VIN DE DANCE (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Jason Waddell 3 56.5kg 102
3 21321130 AGE OF FIRE Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Jason Collett 15 56.5kg 100
4 12126×1271 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir John Allen 1 56.5kg 98
5 921×13272 MONGOLIANCONQUEROR (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 21 56.5kg 90
6 0x94220x60 TANGLED Chris Waller Michael Walker 20 56.5kg 90
7 42251×6009 CAPITAL GAIN Paul Butterworth Ben Melham 10 56.5kg 88
8 11×137 D’ARGENTO Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 9 56.5kg 88
9 3141×74 VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Blake Shinn 4 56.5kg 85
10 311×626 KAONIC (NZ) Chris Waller Zac Purton 17 56.5kg 80
11 14164 THE LORD MAYOR (NZ) Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 12 56.5kg 80
12 132485 ENDOWMENT (NZ) Chris Gibbs Damien Oliver 19 56.5kg 79
13 211×1156 MISSION HILL Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Damian Lane 8 56.5kg 79
14 x212135x40 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Mark Zahra 14 56.5kg 75
15 1111 FURORE (NZ) Kris Lees Brenton Avdulla 6 56.5kg 73
16 31×512 SO YOU WIN Chris Waller Craig Williams 7 56.5kg 72
17 3235×2128 CONDOR Paul Perry Luke Currie 16 56.5kg 69
18 85×6144332 TERWILLIKER Anthony & Edward Cummings Andrew Adkins 5 56.5kg 62
19e 374211 MONGOLIAN MARSHAL (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Tommy Berry 2 56.5kg 72
20e 9×97345131 YURALLA BOY Todd Howlett 18 56.5kg 62
21e 74×120 TANGMERE (NZ) Chris Waller 13 56.5kg 68

2018 Rosehill Guineas Nominations & Weights

As soon as they are available, the 2018 Rosehill Guineas nominations will be published here.

Rosehill Guineas Winners & Results

Recent winners and results (since the year 2000) for the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas.

Year Results Winning Time
2017 1 Gingernuts 2 Inference 3 So Si Bon 2:11.46
2016 1 Tarzino 2 Montaigne 3 Jameka 2:03.56
2015 1 Volkstok’n’barrell 2 Preferment 3 Hallowed Crown  2:03.47
2014 1 Criterion 2 Thunder Fantasy 3 Teronado  2:05.94
2013 1 It’s A Dundeel 2 Sacred Falls 3 Tatra  2:02.25
2012 1 Laser Hawk 2 Ocean Park 3 Silent Achiever  2:02.1
2011 1 Jimmy Choux 2 Retrieve 3 Shamrocker  2:05.3
2010 1 Zabrasive 2 Rock Classic 3 Run For Naara  2:04.5
2009 1 Metal Bender 2 Sousa 3 Rock Kingdom  2:03.2
2008 1 Dealer Principal 2 Kingda Ka 3 Littorio  2:04.5
2007 1 He’s No Pie Eater 2 Ambitious General 3 Flumicino  2:02.7
2006 1 De Beers 2 Oh Oklahoma 3 Primus  2:03.5
2005 1 Eremein 2 Nevis 3 Outback Prince  2:01.3
2004 1 Niello 2 Grand Zulu 3 Elvstroem  2:01.1
2003 1 Helenus 2 Mummify 3 Sunday Joy  2:02.7
2002 1 Carnegie Express 2 Don Eduardo 3 Pentastic  2:00.8
2001 1 Sale Of Century 2 Danamite 3 Scenic Warrior  2:01.0
2000 1 Diatribe 2 Freemason 3 Crawl  2:04.3

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