The 2018 WA Guineas is a Group 2 contest held in the state’s capital of Perth annually during their prestigious summer carnival. It’s the biggest carnival hosted at Ascot racecourse and as such all the very best local talent is on show as well as a few interstate champions as well.
The Western Australian Guineas itself is a 1600m set weight contest. It’s for three year olds only and worth a handy [cf prize_money] in prize money. It is the first and the best three year old Group race of the carnival and as such horses are primed to run their best by the time this race jumps.
Depending on the quality of horse the sky is the limit for the good performers from the WA Guineas. The very best may try their luck at Group 1 level but they would want to be good if they are to step up to open class level ins something like the Railway Stakes.
For an easier assignment they could stay at Group 2 level in something like the Lee Steere Classic, another three year old race but over a 1400m distance.
It’s unusual for a three year old from the East coast to make the long trip to Perth given the fact the carnival is so late in the year. The best horses from Sydney and Melbourne would usually be spelling after a tough spring carnival preparation.
That’s not to say there the local talent is worthy though and the WA Guineas is always a fantastic contest.
Tip The Pro got up in 1994 while Royal Retrieve conquered the field in 2001.
The only horse to go under a minute and 35 seconds was So Dashing in 1990.
Vows set a time of one minute 35 flat back in 1991, that mark not equalled until Clueless Angel in 2009.
In 2010 Playing God reigned supreme and after that he embarked on a relatively successful trip to the Eastern States where he raced at Group 1 level.
2018 WA Guineas Field
The 2018 Western Australian Guineas field often features some handy eastern horses who have made the journey over. However, it’s quite often the western three year olds that get the attention in the WA Guineas field. It’s not easy to pick a winner from the Western Australian Guineas field, although this year has come clear standouts.
The 2018 Western Australian Guineas field is below.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||2131×202||LORDHELPMERUN||Steve Wolfe||Shaun Mc Gruddy||9||56.5kg||–||79|
|2||131×1||THE VELVET KING||Darren Mcauliffe||Mitchell Pateman||15||56.5kg||–||75|
|3||11×273||BLACK SABBATH||Robert & Todd Harvey||Jason Brown||17||56.5kg||–||73|
|4||x655x41232||ORCEIN||Chris Waller||Craig Williams||10||56.5kg||–||–|
|5||3x4263x125||PLATOON||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||18||56.5kg||–||66|
|6||5×2221||BLACKWOOD RIVER||Stephen Miller||Jarrad Noske||7||56.5kg||–||67|
|7||28×2131||ULUSABA||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Damian Lane||1||56.5kg||–||–|
|8||2x11x7||TRUE DEFENDER||Grant & Alana Williams||Craig Newitt||2||56.5kg||–||66|
|9||1314||TRUE ATTRACTION||Grant & Alana Williams||Peter Hall||5||56.5kg||–||66|
|10||342142||JUNIPAL||Darren Weir||Ben Allen (a)||6||56.5kg||–||–|
|11||4x33364x18||REGAL COUNSEL||Trevor Andrews||Glenn Smith||14||56.5kg||–||62|
|12||7x2144x485||FINGERMARK||Neville Parnham||Ben Melham||4||56.5kg||–||63|
|13||5×611366||ZETORIO||Roy Rogers||Jason Whiting||12||56.5kg||–||65|
|14||122×3412||LADY COSMOLOGY||Simon A Miller||Paul Harvey||13||54.5kg||–||78|
|15||1131||ARCADIA QUEEN||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||3||54.5kg||–||78|
|16||13324||FLIRTINI||Simon A Miller||Ms Lucy Warwick||8||54.5kg||–||66|
|17e||2×12||THE FUGAZI||Chris Gangemi||Shaun O’Donnell||16||56.5kg||–||63|
|18e||61×89||REGAL POWER||Grant & Alana Williams||–||11||56.5kg||–||62|
2018 Western Australian Guineas Nominations
The 2018 Western Australian Guineas nominations will be released on Monday, October 18th.
The 2017 Western Australian Guineas nominations will be listed below.
WA Guineas Winners & Results
Winners and placers in the WA Guineas since 2000 with winning times.
|2018||1 Arcadia Queen||2 Lady Cosmology||3 Flirtini||1:34.9|
|2017||1 Perfect Jewel||2 Achernar Star||3 Art Series||1:36.6|
|2016||1 Variation||2 Ellicazoom||3 Ragazzo D’oro||1:37.0|
|2015||1 Man Booker||2 Spirit Bird||3 The Cobbla||1:34.7|
|2014||1 Rommel||2 Disposition||3 Say Geronimo||1:36.04|
|2013||1 Ihtsahymn||2 Miss Rose De Lago||3 Saint Bro||1:37.7|
|2012||1 Academus||2 Bippo No Bungus||3 Darlington Abbey||1:35.9|
|2011||1 King Saul||2 Caiguna||3 Red Hot Sax||1:36.1|
|2010||1 Playing God||2 Lauradane||3 Hoegaarden||1:36.2|
|2009||1 Clueless Angel||2 Thorn Dancer||3 The Corporation||1:35.0|
|2008||1 Moccasin Bend||2 Locus Standi||3 Saxon Palace||1:33.7|
|2007||1 Megatic||2 Perestroika||3 Moisture||1:35.6|
|2006||1 Vain Crusader||2 Real Cheeky||3 Translate||1:35.8|
|2005||1 Cape North||2 Lock The Vault||3 Geil||1:36.0|
|2004||1 Dr John||2 Moet Magic||3 Stormy Nova||1:36.7|
|2003||1 River Mist||2 Changing Lanes||3 Laetare||1:37.3|
|2002||1 The Right Money||2 Trimagic||3 Amphritite||1:36.8|
|2001||1 Royal Retrieve||2 Kentiara||3 Dexian||1:36.0|
|2000||1 Kalatiara||2 Mr Tanzania||3 Eutectic||1:37.5|