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.

2018 Australian Guineas Results

  • 1st: #11 Grunt
  • 2nd: #13 Peaceful State
  • 3rd: #16 Bring Me Roses



The Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds held at Flemington Racecourse in 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 the Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m) and the Group 3 Autumn Handicap (1400m).

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 horse to win the CS Hayes Stakes – Australian Guineas double was 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).

The 2018 Australian Guineas ran on Saturday March 3, 2018 at Flemington and was won by the widest-drawn runner in the race Grunt.

Australian Guineas 2018
Date: Saturday March 3, 2018
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $1 million

2018 Australian Guineas Results

  • 1st: #11 Grunt
  • 2nd: #13 Peaceful State
  • 3rd: #16 Bring Me Roses

See below for the official Australian Guineas 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the flying late win by the CS Hayes Stakes winner Grunt for now three-time winning trainer Mick Price. The Rosehill Guineas could be next-up for Grunt who defeated the progressive Darren Weir-trained Peaceful State (2nd) and the gun filly Bring Me Roses (3rd) brave to round out the trifecta.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 11 GRUNT (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 16 56.5kg $5.50
2 13 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 0.5L 10 56.5kg $8.50
3 16 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 2L 1 54.5kg $21
4 6 VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 3.5L 6 56.5kg $26
5 9 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Michael Dee 4.5L 13 56.5kg $19
6 5 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 4.6L 14 56.5kg $17
7 2 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir John Allen 4.7L 15 56.5kg $4.60F
8 3 EMBELLISH (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 5.45L 8 56.5kg $16
9 10 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jordan Childs 5.65L 11 56.5kg $61
10 7 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 6.05L 4 56.5kg $12
11 8 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 7.3L 7 56.5kg $16
12 12 BLACK SAIL (NZ) Aaron Purcell Ben Thompson (a) 8.05L 3 56.5kg $101
13 15 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 8.45L 12 54.5kg (cd 55kg) $11
14 1 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Michael Walker 9.95L 2 56.5kg $17
15 14 MR SO AND SO Anthony Freedman Beau Mertens 10.15L 5 56.5kg $41
16 4 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 25.15L 9 56.5kg $31
18e MAHALANGUR (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 0
17e PARET Chris Waller Craig Newitt 0

2018 Australian Guineas Tips

  • 1st: #16 Bring Me Roses
  • 2nd: #11 Grunt
  • 3rd: #2 Cliff’s Edge

Check out our insider Australian Guineas 2018 Betting Tips now.

2018 Australian Guineas Form Guide

Read our comprehensive Australian Guineas 2018 Form Guide & Betting Preview now.

2018 Australian Guineas Odds

The latest Australian Guineas 2018 betting odds provided by Ladbrokes.com.au will be published below complete with market links as soon as released.

2018 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 2018 Australian Guineas field and barriers are released on Tuesday February 27, 2018 and will be published in full below.

The Australian Guineas 2018 Final Field attracted a capacity line-up of three-year-old milers including the CS Hayes Stakes winner Grunt and the Darren Weir-trained runner-up in the same traditional lead-up Cliff’s Edge who both suffered blows with a wide barrier draw.

Read more on the 2018 Australian Guineas Field & Favourites.

# Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0x12741x78 MIGHTY BOSS Mick Price Michael Walker 2 56.5kg 105
2 1812126×12 CLIFF’S EDGE Darren Weir John Allen 16 56.5kg 98
3 2×111426 EMBELLISH (NZ) Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards Opie Bosson 9 56.5kg 100
4 1x1661x5 LEVENDI Peter Gelagotis Ben Melham 10 56.5kg 82
5 33x9152x33 MURAAQEB David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Damian Lane 15 56.5kg 76
6 3141×7 VILLERMONT Aaron Purcell Luke Nolen 7 56.5kg 81
7 3x212135x4 MAIN STAGE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Regan Bayliss 5 56.5kg 75
8 1213×35 ADDICTIVE NATURE Bjorn Baker Craig Williams 8 56.5kg 88
9 42139×1 HOLY SNOW Mick Price Michael Dee 14 56.5kg 81
10 12x2273x2 SALSAMOR (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Jordan Childs 12 56.5kg 71
11 3×111 GRUNT (NZ) Mick Price Damien Oliver 17 56.5kg 84
12 8x142223x6 BLACK SAIL (NZ) Aaron Purcell Ben Thompson (a) 3 56.5kg 70
13 312×17 PEACEFUL STATE Darren Weir Brad Rawiller 11 56.5kg 77
14 66x214x423 MR SO AND SO Anthony Freedman Beau Mertens 6 56.5kg 72
15 x12x5116x5 ALOISIA (NZ) Aaron Purcell Mark Zahra 13 54.5kg 105
16 432102×2 BRING ME ROSES Tony McEvoy Luke Currie 1 54.5kg 94
17e 135×56 PARET Chris Waller Craig Newitt 18 56.5kg 66
18e 145×44 MAHALANGUR (NZ) Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes Dwayne Dunn 4 56.5kg 63

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 2018 Australian Guineas first acceptances are set for release around February 20, 2018 and will be listed below.

The official Australian Guineas 2018 First Acceptances feature 29 hopefuls including a trio for dual winning trainer Mick Price with Caulfield Guineas winner Mighty Boss, Autumn Stakes champ first-up Holy Snow and the CS Hayes Stakes winner Grunt out to do the double achieved by two other horses in the past three years.

View the 29 Australian Guineas First Acceptances for 2018 by following the link.

2018 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 in March. Early Australian Guineas entries often attract in excess of 100 hopefuls and are narrowed down at first acceptance stage a month later.

The 2018 Australian Guineas nominations will be released around Monday January 30, 2018 and will be published below as soon as available.

The official Australian Guineas 2018 Nominations drew 112 three-year-olds including the pre-field favourite Aloisia out to salute for the fillies and the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas winner from the spring Mighty Boss out to do a double last completed by Mahogany (1993-94).

Check out the full 112 Australian Guineas Nominations for 2018 by following the link.

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 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
2019
Australian Guineas
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
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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