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Sunshine Coast Guineas

The 2018 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.

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Field

The 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas field is published here.

Notable Sunshine Coast winners include Diamondsondinside (2006) and Za Magic (2009). Sunshine Coast Guineas results since 2006 are listed below.

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Field

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0821×15336 MISHANI BULLITT Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 16 57kg 83
2 11x1256x11 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Michael Cahill 10 57kg 88
3 211×72122 SEAWAY (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Colless 11 57kg 84
4 x11350x663 MAGNUFIGHTER Gary Duncan Matthew McGillivray 9 57kg 78
5 4362×47115 RADIANT CHOICE Stirling Osland 4 57kg 73
6 6132153013 BOLD ASSASSIN Garnett Taylor Ryan Wiggins 12 57kg 66
7 3758272221 GO DIXIE (NZ) Scott Morrisey Paul Hammersley 15 57kg 63
8 40×227011 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) Henry Dwyer Jake Bayliss 6 57kg 64
9 126×493255 ENTERPRISE MOSS Michael Lakey Glen Colless 2 57kg 62
10 2411360265 THE ICE KNIGHT (NZ) Nigel Tiley Michael McNab 7 57kg 66
11 30×4343219 MEYIWA HITAM MAWAR John Holcombe Tiffani Brooker 1 57kg 60
12 415×5661 FIGHTING TEO Kevin Kemp 13 57kg 61
13 188 CINNAMON MISSILE Matthew Dunn 5 57kg 60
14 253×270115 TOUCH OF MINK Matthew Smith Jim Byrne 14 55kg 72.5
15 32x3x211x7 ITALIA BELLA Stuart Kendrick 3 55kg 73
16 312×621111 UNIQUE MAGIC (NZ) Donald Baker Ms Skye Bogenhuber 8 55kg 76.5

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 58x6214x12 AMTHAAL F 3 Ben Currie
2 5249×2142 BLUEBROOK G 3 Kelly Schweida
3 6132153013 BOLD ASSASSIN G 3 Garnett Taylor
4 188 CINNAMON MISSILE C 3 Matthew Dunn
5 08x212x191 EMINENT G 3 David Vandyke
6 126×493255 ENTERPRISE MOSS C 3 Michael Lakey
7 415×5661 FIGHTING TEO G 3 Kevin Kemp
8 3758272221 GO DIXIE (NZ) G 3 Scott Morrisey
9 01×2024721 GOLDEN SHEAF F 3 David Vandyke
10 226×213116 GRESHAM G 3 Chris Waller
11 40×227011 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 3 Henry Dwyer
12 32x3x211x7 ITALIA BELLA F 3 Stuart Kendrick
13 x11350x663 MAGNUFIGHTER C 3 Gary Duncan
14 30×4343219 MEYIWA HITAM MAWAR G 3 John Holcombe
15 0821×15336 MISHANI BULLITT C 3 Chris Anderson
16 4362×47115 RADIANT CHOICE G 3 Stirling Osland
17 1x853x19 SACRED REBEL G 3 Tony Pike
18 211×72122 SEAWAY (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
19 50x377x455 SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida
20 11x1256x11 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike
21 2411360265 THE ICE KNIGHT (NZ) G 3 Nigel Tiley
22 253×270115 TOUCH OF MINK F 3 Matthew Smith
23 21×3423240 TURNBERRY G 3 Kris Lees
24 312×621111 UNIQUE MAGIC (NZ) F 3 Donald Baker

Sunshine Coast Guineas Results

Year Results Winning Time
2018 1 The Bostonian 2 Bold Assassin 3 Go Dixie 1:41.10
2017 1 Crack Me Up 2 True Love 3 Flow 1:37.27
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

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