Australian Guineas

The Australian Guineas is a Group 1 mile race for three-year-olds run at Flemington Racecourse during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Australian Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Alligator Blood
  • 2nd: #6 Superstorm
  • 3rd: #5 Soul Patch




The Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds held at Flemington Racecourse in late February or early March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The Australian Guineas is a 1600m set weights race and attracts the country’s best middle distance youngsters racing for a share in the $1 million in total prize money. It is the only Group 1 race at the meeting but is accompanied by a number of Group status support acts including the Group 2 Blamey Stakes (1600m).

Runners in the Australian Guineas field may come via earlier autumn lead-ups including the Group 3 Manfred Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield in early February and the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200m) for the three-year-old colts and geldings run a fortnight before at Flemington. The latest horses to win the CS Hayes Stakes – Australian Guineas double are Alligator Blood (2020) and Grunt (2018).

After the Australian Guineas the top three-year-olds may continue onto the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes (2040m) held two weeks later at Moonee Valley. Alternatively the Australian Guineas graduates will head up to Sydney to chase the autumn riches of races like the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m).

Another new feature race targeted by the best Australian Guineas three-year-olds is the Special Condition $5 million The All-Star Mile (1600m) held at varying racetracks around Melbourne. In 2019 the gun filly Mystic Journey completed the Australian Guineas – The All-Star Mile double at Flemington.

The 2020 Australian Guineas runs on Saturday February 29, 2020 at Flemington.

Australian Guineas 2020
Date: Saturday February 29, 2020
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2020 Australian Guineas Results

      • 1st: #1 Alligator Blood
      • 2nd: #6 Superstorm
      • 3rd: #5 Soul Patch

The wins continued for David Vandyke’s star Queenslander Alligator Blood ($2.70F) who ran away in the Australian Guineas 2020 results for his first elite level success handing jockey Ryan Maloney with his maiden Group 1 win as a hoop. Alligator Blood now heads to the $5 million The All-Star Mile at Caulfield where he suffered his only career loss to date in the spring crossing second in the Group 1 Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas.

Click here to read more on the brilliant 2020 Australian Guineas winner Alligator Blood.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 1 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 2 56.5kg $2.70F
2 6 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1.25L 7 56.5kg $10
3 5 SOUL PATCH Ken Keys Craig Williams 1.35L 1 56.5kg $20
4 7 CHENIER Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 3.35L 5 56.5kg $8
5 2 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jamie Kah 4.1L 3 56.5kg $21
6 4 CATALYST (NZ) Clayton Chipperfield Damian Lane 4.3L 4 56.5kg $3.40
7 8 COMMODUS Mark Sues Ethan Brown 7.8L 8 56.5kg $301
8 3 ALABAMA EXPRESS Michael Moroney Michael Dee 10.8L 6 56.5kg $7.50

2020 Australian Guineas Odds

The latest Australian Guineas 2020 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be published below complete with market links as soon as released.

2020 Australian Guineas Field

Each autumn the most promising three-year-old milers / stayers face off in the Australian Guineas field in Melbourne, which is released by Racing Victoria on the Wednesday before the race runs.

The official 2020 Australian Guineas field and barriers are released on February 26, 2020 and will be published in full below.

The Australian Guineas 2020 final field features eight star three-year-olds led in betting by the gun Kiwi visitor Catalyst who is out to turn the tables after his thrilling second to Alligator Blood in the CS Hayes Stakes when racing down under for the first time. Star Queenslander Alligator Blood is the danger again chasing his fifth win on the trot, while the CF Orr Stakes champ Alabama Express would be the value.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Australian Guineas field led by Catalyst and Alligator Blood.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 x1112x1111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD David Vandyke Ryan Maloney 2 56.5kg 110
2 2x11251x35 DALASAN Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas Jamie Kah 3 56.5kg 97
3 1x2517x11 ALABAMA EXPRESS Michael Moroney Michael Dee 6 56.5kg 110
4 71x1111x12 CATALYST (NZ) Clayton Chipperfield Damian Lane 4 56.5kg 110
5 1x21813x4 SOUL PATCH Ken Keys Craig Williams 1 56.5kg 92
6 32154×1 SUPERSTORM Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 7 56.5kg 78
7 12×3 CHENIER Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 5 56.5kg 78
8 274 COMMODUS Mark Sues Ethan Brown 8 56.5kg

Australian Guineas First Acceptances

After the nominations in late January the Australian Guineas first acceptances further narrow down the list of potential three-year-old runners in the mile classic.

The 2020 Australian Guineas first acceptances are set for release around February 18, 2020 and will be listed below.

Just 18 three-year-olds remain in the mix following the Australian Guineas 2020 first acceptances. Star Kiwi Catalyst and the brilliant Queenslander Alligator Blood are the standouts following their thrilling battle in the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes won by the latter.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 x1112x1111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 3 David Vandyke 1 56.5kg
2 21121x3x61 MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg
3 113x1651x1 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 3 56.5kg
4 2x11251x35 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 4 56.5kg
5 1x2517x11 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney 5 56.5kg
6 71x1111x12 CATALYST (NZ) G 3 Clayton Chipperfield 6 56.5kg
7 1x21813x4 SOUL PATCH C 3 Ken Keys 7 56.5kg
8 x142364212 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 8 56.5kg
9 x1681151x2 PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 9 54.5kg
10 1111 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 10 54.5kg
11 345x1421x4 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 11 54.5kg
12 17104×1 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 12 54.5kg
13 32154×1 SUPERSTORM G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 13 56.5kg
14 123×8 RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller 14 56.5kg
15 2115×13 ADELAIDE ACE (NZ) G 3 Lindsey Smith 15 56.5kg
16 1×4 SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 16 56.5kg
17 12×3 CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman 17 56.5kg
18 27 COMMODUS G 3 Mark Sues 18 56.5kg

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2020 Australian Guineas Nominations

The very first Australian Guineas nominations are taken in late January, over a month out from the Group 1 autumn feature taking place. Early Australian Guineas entries often attract in excess of 100 hopefuls and are narrowed down at first acceptance stage a month later.

The 2020 Australian Guineas nominations close in late January and will be published below as soon as available.

The Australian Guineas 2020 nominations attracted 106 early entries led by star Queenslander Alligator Blood, the only horse to have beaten him home to date Super Seth (Caulfield Guineas) and ace New Zealand raider Catalyst.

Click here to read more on the Alligator Blood-led Australian Guineas nominations for 2020.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 71115x ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
2 2115×1 ADELAIDE ACE (NZ) G 3 Lindsey Smith
3 1x2517x1 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney
4 236x53x214 ALBURQ G 3 Michael Moroney
5 1x1112x111 ALLIGATOR BLOOD G 3 David Vandyke
6 512×72 ANTAGONISER C 3 Mark Kavanagh
7 75x2114x3 BANQUO C 3 Danny O’Brien
8 52x BEAU ZOOM C 3 Neville Parnham
9 59x32x BELLOWS G 3 Michael Moroney
10 12×142 BIG PARADE C 3 Clare Cunningham
11 17104x BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
12 5x36x BY A WHISKER G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
13 2x CAMPESE G 3 Archie Alexander
14 x2416x521x CASSIUS G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
15 1331x4722x CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt
16 71x1111x CATALYST (NZ) G 3 Clayton Chipperfield
17 11x CHAILLOT F 3 Archie Alexander
18 17x11x CHAINS OF HONOUR G 3 Gerald Ryan
19 12x CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman
20 19x CHEPTEGEI G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
21 34254126x CHUCK A LUCK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
22 COMMODUS G 3 Mark Sues
23 1x4x CONFIDANT C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
24 5×14236421 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
25 112x11251x DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
26 00212 DIODE G 3 Michael Kent
27 14x DIRTY DEEDS (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
28 3×26 DYNAMIC DUO C 3 Tony Noonan
29 EMERALD CROWN F 3 Nigel Blackiston
30 2258x53x ENOOD F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
31 345x1421x FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
32 312x2914x FLIT F 3 James Cummings
33 1134x FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan
34 1×1 FRONDEUR (NZ) F 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
35 4x1333x GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman
36 83×121222 HARLECH (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney
37 332×561432 HASSTOBEGOOD (NZ) F 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
38 113x HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
39 211×1 HEART OF THE OAK F 3 Gerald Ryan
40 63×1 HE’LL HAUNT US G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
41 361043×4 HIGH TORQUE C 3 Dean Grass
42 11 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
43 52x723231x IMPERIAL LAD C 3 John Moloney
44 5414x INFLUENTIAL JACK G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
45 6255×1 JUST ZERENE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
46 2x KINANE (NZ) G 3 Michael Kent
47 KINGSHEIR (GB) C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
48 112x4501x KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller
49 1x5913x70x LADY LUPINO F 3 Danny O’Brien
50 31x LEGION OF MERIT (NZ) G 3 Mitchell Freedman
51 217x LORD MARKEL (NZ) C 3 Wendy Kelly
52 6422x1212x LOVING GABY F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
53 5×11 LUNAR LIGHT F 3 Will Clarken
54 1113x4274x LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman
55 261x METEORITE C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
56 11x5x MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman
57 3x113411x MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
58 121121x3x MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings
59 69×51 MIYAKE C 3 Chris Waller
60 647×311 MRS BECKHAM (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
61 1111x73x14 MYSTICAL PURSUIT F 3 Adam Trinder
62 525x NIGHT PASSAGE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
63 331 NONCONFORMIST G 3 Grahame Begg
64 25125x78x OUTLANDOS G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
65 6153x3121x PANCHO G 3 Chris Waller
66 2x PARIS PIKE C 3 Greg Eurell
67 89311×632 PARMIE F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
68 11600x PEIDRA G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
69 6217x1777x POWER SCHEME G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
70 5x1681151x PRETTY BRAZEN F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
71 5x832x RECOGNISE F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
72 123x RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller
73 1x452132x RIDDLE ME THAT G 3 Matt Laurie
74 6×11 RING OF HONOUR G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
75 5x ROYAL CROWN G 3 Michael Kent
76 9914×44 RUTHERFORD C 3 Robbie Griffiths
77 112x SASSY SALITAGE F 3 Greg Eurell
78 2211x SAVVY LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
79 19x SCOTTISH DANCER G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
80 313x SEA DRAGON C 3 Michael Kent
81 15x SELICA (NZ) F 3 Phillip Stokes
82 214x3115x SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham
83 17x4410x SHIFTY SHAMUS G 3 Matt Laurie
84 20x760x SHOTMAKER C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
85 21240x SNAPDANCER F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
86 1x21813x SOUL PATCH C 3 Ken Keys
87 7x1223x SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman
88 1x SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
89 3 STANDING BEAR G 3 Brenden Mackay
90 24x STICKING POINT F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra
91 STRADARI G 3 Cindy Alderson
92 28218x500x STRASBOURG C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
93 113x1651x SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman
94 32154x SUPERSTORM G 3 Grant & Alana Williams
95 01141x THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
96 51×21 THINK ’N’ FLY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
97 653x25110x THOUGHT OF THAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
98 4 TIGNANELLO (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
99 7313027x VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little
100 VETO C 3 Frankie Stockdale
101 74x34121x WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman
102 355x22x212 WEDGETAIL G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
103 313x WESTERN SUN G 3 Matt Cumani
104 8x111750x WESTPORT F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
105 13x1131x XILONG F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
106 23111x7L0x YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig

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Australian Guineas History

Australian Guineas racing began in 1986 and in its short time on the track, has already become the third leg of the inaugural 1998 Australian Triple Crown for three year olds. As a result, the race distance was changed to 2000m between 1998 and 2000 and offered a total prize money of $750,000.

In 2001, the Australian Guineas returned to its original distance of 1600m and fillies were given an allowance of 2.5kg.

Notable recent Australian Guineas winners include Alligator Blood (2020), subsequent All-Star Mile winning filly Mystic Journey (2019), Shamus Award (2014), the filly Mosheen (2012), Apache Cat (2006) and Reset (2004).

Recent Australian Guineas Winners

See below for a full list of Australian Guineas results & winners dating back to 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Australian Guineas
1st Alligator Blood 1 minute 34.92 seconds
2nd Superstorm
3rd Soul Patch
2019
Australian Guineas
1st Mystic Journey 1 minute 35.79 seconds
2nd Hawkshot
3rd Amphitrite
2018
Australian Guineas
1st Grunt 1 minute 34.99 seconds
2nd Peaceful State
3rd Bring Me Roses
2017
Australian Guineas
1st Hey Doc 1 minute 34.01 seconds
2nd Prized Icon
3rd Snitzon
2016
Australian Guineas
1st Palentino 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Tarzino
3rd Risque
2015
Australian Guineas
1st Wandjina 1 minute 35.14 seconds
2nd Alpine Eagle
3rd Stratum Star
2014
Australian Guineas
1st Shamus Award 1 minute 36.41 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Thunder Fantasy
2013
Australian Guineas
1st Ferlax 1 minute 35.09 seconds
2nd You’re So Good
3rd Sheer Talent
2012
Australian Guineas
1st Mosheen 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Strike the Stars
3rd Mister Milton
2011
Australian Guineas
1st Shamrocker 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Bullbars
3rd Playing God
2010
Australian Guineas
1st Rock Classic 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Set For Fame
3rd Linton
2009
Australian Guineas
1st Heart Of Dreams 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Von Costa De Hero
3rd Lucky Thunder
2008
Australian Guineas
1st Light Fantastic 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Playwright
2007
Australian Guineas
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Casino Prince
3rd Jokers Wild
2006
Australian Guineas
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 34 seconds
2nd Darcy Brahma
3rd Thin And Crispy
2005
Australian Guineas
1st Al Maher 1 minute 34.4 seconds
2nd Danehill Express
3rd Econsul
2004
Australian Guineas
1st Reset 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Starcraft
3rd Under The Bridge
2003
Australian Guineas
1st Delago Brom 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Tycoon Ruler
3rd Thorn Park
2002
Australian Guineas
1st Dash For Cash 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Royal Code
3rd Ustinov
2001
Australian Guineas
1st Mr Murphy 1 minute 34.4 seconds
2nd Neptunes Journey
3rd Outgate
2000
Australian Guineas
1st Pins 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Hades

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