The 2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas is a Group 3 race held at the Sunshine Coast Racecourse in mid May this year. It is held on Caloundra Cup Day, alongside the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) and Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m).
Paying $125,000 total prize money, the Sunshine Coast Guineas is not the most lucrative race on the day, but still presents trainers with a chance to get a black-type victory for their horses. The race is contested over 1600m under set weight conditions, and is open to three years olds.
Horses that contest the Sunshine Coast Guineas generally do so following their winter campaign in Brisbane and elsewhere throughout Queensland. The Listed Tattersall’s Racing Club Open Mile (1600m) held the week before at Eagle Farm is a good lead read up race, although it is held under open quality conditions. The Listed Daybreak Lover (1400m) on Stradbroke Handicap Day a few weeks earlier is another good lead up race. Most horses that run in the Sunshine Coast Guineas field are nearing the end of their winter season, and will likely rest up before the Spring Carnival.
The Sunshine Coast Guineas was unlisted prior to 2006, when the decision was made to upgrade it to listed status. The Sunshine Coast Guineas was a listed race prior to the 2014 edition, when it was ran as a Group 3 event for the first time. While it is the highest ranked race on the schedule for Caloundra Cup Day, it is not the highest paying.
2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas Field
The 2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas field is published here.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||05x1108x46||TIVACI||Michael Moroney||Damian Browne||2||57kg||84|
|2||4226×10355||PERFECT DARE||Matthew Dunn||Jim Byrne||15||57kg||78|
|3||1x7161x040||MR INDIVIDUAL||Leon & Troy Corstens||Glen Colless||1||57kg||75|
|4||475×934096||SHOTACROSS THE BOW||David Murphy||Brad Pengelly||9||57kg||72|
|5||x137643444||PATRONIZING||Stuart Kendrick||Ryan Wiggins||4||57kg||67|
|6||4223×1724||HIGH SPIRIT||Peter & Paul Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||3||57kg||72|
|7||7x122216x1||TIME TO TORQUE||Kelly Doughty||Michael Cahill||7||57kg||69|
|8||5115×14001||BOLD AVENUE||Garnett Taylor||Jeff Lloyd||11||57kg||69|
|9||51×2017||RENEGED||John P Thompson||Brad Stewart||5||57kg||73|
|10||x100503x76||MARTIAL ART||Geoff Burns||Anthony Allen||10||57kg||64|
|11||163||NO DOUTE BEN||Garnett Taylor||Luke Dittman||14||57kg||56|
|12||121×22031||SOLD FOR SONG||Kevin Kemp||James Orman (a)||12||55kg||90|
|13||78142×4214||ROXY RHYTHM||Brenton Andrew||Paul Hammersley||8||55kg||70|
|14||1163×813||MADAME DE BAN||Matthew Dunn||Robbie Fradd||13||55kg||66|
|15||621×201326||PASSION IN FLIGHT||Gary Hineman||Ms Tegan Harrison||6||55kg||63|
Notable Sunshine Coast winners include Diamondsondinside (2006) and Za Magic (2009). Sunshine Coast Guineas results since 2006 are listed below.
2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas Field
2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations
Sunshine Coast Guineas Results
|2016||1 Tivaci||2 High Spirit||3 Sold For Song||1:36.59|
|2015||1 Winx||2 Ulmann||3 Worthy Cause||1:36.19|
|2014||1 Hopfgarten||2 Miss Husson||3 Fast Arrow||1:35.93|
|2013||1 Eximius||2 Casino Card||3 Luke’s Luck||1:43.7|
|2012||1 Tuskegee Hawk||2 Double Impact||3 Goldslick||1:42.43|
|2011||1 Shenzhou Steeds||2 Under The Eiffel||3 Benny’s Buttons||1:38.71|
|2010||1 Fifteen Carat||2 Startling Pleasure||3 Carrara||1:37.59|
|2009||1 Za Magic||2 Walk In The Park||3 Syndrome||1:45.82|
|2008||1 Sam’s Express||2 Save A Buck||3 Prima Nova||1:36.83|
|2007||1 Maslins Beach||2 Sequential Charm||3 Danehill Princess||1:41.74|
|2006||1 Diamondsondinside||2 Fulmonti||3 Newgrange||1:39.51|
|2005||1 Atapi||2 Thee Auld Hussie||3 Argyle Lass||1:42.33|
|2004||1 Au Chocolat||2 Sahara Jay||3 Beat That||1:36.56|
|2003||1 Paper Kings||2 Amex||3 Lamond||1:38.95|
|2002||1 Smart Chariot||2 Astana||3 Lady With The Lamp||1:35.08|
|2001||1 Amaizcay||2 Major Force||3 Awesome Edge||1:37.25|
|2000||1 Sunset||2 Sun Screen||3 Midshipmen All||1:38.97|