Sunshine Coast Guineas

  • Date: Saturday, July 2nd
  • Racecourse: Sunshine Coast
  • Race Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YO SW
  • Prize Money: $125,000

2016 Sunshine Coast Guineas News

Group 1s Call Sunshine Coast Guineas Winner Tivaci

Group 1s Call Sunshine Coast Guineas Winner Tivaci

Flemington trainer Michael Moroney is eyeing Group 1 mile features at home during the upcoming Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival for his classy Sunshine Coast Guineas winner from the weekend Tivaci.

Tivaci (outside, pictured at Flemington) is Group 1 bound this spring after taking out Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Guineas at Caloundra. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

Moroney …

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).

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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

Year Results Winning Time
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