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Rosehill Guineas

The 2019 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.

2019 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 111x311x11 THE AUTUMN SUN Chris Waller Kerrin McEvoy 3 56.5kg 111
2 1x2131x134 MADISON COUNTY (NZ) Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman Tommy Berry 9 56.5kg 106
3 6331891 CROWN PROSECUTOR Stephen Marsh James McDonald 13 56.5kg 104
4 121515 SURELY SACRED (NZ) Tony Pike Damian Lane 11 56.5kg 98
5 141236×436 ARAMAYO James Cummings Blake Shinn 7 56.5kg 88
6 431×5239 VERNANME (NZ) Stephen Marsh Opie Bosson 4 56.5kg 88
7 52917624 ARROGANT (NZ) Michael Moroney Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 85
8 65123×70 CHAPADA Michael Moroney Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 85
9 1x3266x225 DEALMAKER Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 10 56.5kg 84
10 x43130x249 PURPLE SECTOR (NZ) John Thompson Sam Clipperton 6 56.5kg 74
11 5x6x61x511 COSTELLO David Payne Jason Collett 12 56.5kg 71
12 24×15 YULONG TAVION (NZ) Mick Price Brenton Avdulla 2 56.5kg 60
13 664×73 ABLESTOCK (NZ) Mick Price Michael Walker 8 56.5kg

2019 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
2019 1 TBD 2 TBD 3 TBD TBD
2018 1 D’Argento 2 Tangled 15 Furore 2:06.10
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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