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.

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Hey Doc Heads 2017 Australian Guineas First Acceptances

Hey Doc Heads 2017 Australian Guineas First Acceptances

Tony McEvoy’s CS Hayes Stakes winner Hey Doc is the headline three-year-old among the Australian Guineas 2017 first acceptances for Saturday week’s Flemington Group 1.

Hey Doc is clear favourite in 2017 Australian Guineas betting post-first acceptances for the March 4 Group 1 at Flemington. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The $750,000 Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m), running on March ...

The 2017 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 $750,000 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 Shaftesbury Avenue 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 Wandjina (2015).

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 2017 Australian Guineas will be run on Saturday the March 4, 2017 at Flemington.

Australian Guineas
Date: March 4, 2017
Track: Flemington Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $750,000

2017 Australian Guineas Odds

The latest Australian Guineas 2017 betting odds provided by will be published below complete with market links as soon as released.

2017 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 Tuesday or Wednesday before the race runs.

The official 2017 Australian Guineas field and barriers are set to be released on Tuesday March 1, 2017 and will be published in full below.

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 2017 Australian Guineas first acceptances are set for release around February 21, 2017 and will be listed below.

View the official 2017 Australian Guineas First Acceptances below – following the link to read more on the key entries led by CS Hayes Stakes winner Hey Doc.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight
1 0x11134x31 HEY DOC G 3 Tony McEvoy 1 56.5kg
2 1x463351x6 PRIZED ICON C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg
3 x13x1421x9 DIVINE PROPHET C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 3 56.5kg
4 6x454282x0 SEABURGE C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 4 56.5kg
5 30x60497x0 NIKITAS C 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg
6 21x1521x54 MORTON’S FORK C 3 John O’Shea 6 56.5kg
7 x212x114x2 FOXPLAY F 3 Chris Waller 7 54.5kg
8 x710210x52 ATTENTION C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 8 56.5kg
9 3x611562x3 HARLOW GOLD (NZ) F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 9 54.5kg
10 72x110x15 LEGLESS VEUVE (NZ) F 3 Stuart Webb 10 54.5kg
11 21x11433x5 INFERENCE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 11 56.5kg
12 54x1122x2 ELLICAZOOM F 3 Neville Parnham 12 54.5kg
13 x216321141 OAK DOOR C 3 Robert Smerdon 13 56.5kg
14 1x41113x25 JENNIFER LYNN F 3 Darren Weir 14 54.5kg
15 24x11422x6 SEZANNE F 3 Chris Waller 15 54.5kg
16 121×53 COMIN’ THROUGH C 3 Chris Waller 16 56.5kg
17 5×11141 FUHRYK F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 17 54.5kg
18 1x01x7 NURSE KITCHEN (NZ) F 3 David Brideoake 18 54.5kg
19 323211×3 ANAHEIM C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 19 56.5kg
20 6x165344x4 SO SI BON C 3 Robbie Laing 20 56.5kg
21 11x3307x0 THROSSELL G 3 Ciaron Maher 21 56.5kg
22 6162×85 INSIDE AGENT (NZ) C 3 Nigel Blackiston 22 56.5kg
23 11270×7 SILVERA C 3 Tony McEvoy 23 56.5kg
24 3x375150x3 WINE BUSH G 3 Chris Waller 24 56.5kg
25 6x12037x4 DERRYN C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 25 56.5kg
26 6×11417 SNITZSON C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 26 56.5kg
27 0x5856x578 MANOLO BLAHNIQ (NZ) C 3 Tony Noonan 27 56.5kg
28 51429×33 LAND OF PLENTY C 3 Grahame Begg 28 56.5kg
29 4×1411 FARSON G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 29 56.5kg
30 5x2210x41 THEANSWERMYFRIEND G 3 Robert Smerdon 30 56.5kg
31 112×5 RUTHVEN C 3 Ciaron Maher 31 56.5kg
32 13x1135x7 ACATOUR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 32 56.5kg
33 2253430×60 WAZZENME C 3 Stuart Webb 33 56.5kg
34 31×222 MALAISE C 3 John O’Shea 34 56.5kg
35 137×254 REDOUBLE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 35 56.5kg
36 30167×21 CLIFF HANGER S G 3 Lee & Anthony Freedman 36 56.5kg
37 21330×49 KACHING C 3 Ciaron Maher 37 56.5kg
38 1x3670x6 HARDHAM C 3 David Brideoake 38 56.5kg
39 0124×569 ON THE SPOT C 3 Clarry Conners 39 56.5kg
40 12 SERACENA F 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 40 54.5kg
41 19×7 GUNN ISLAND C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 41 56.5kg

2017 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 2017 Australian Guineas nominations will be released around Monday January 23, 2017 and will be published below as soon as available.

Check out the official 2017 Australian Guineas Nominations 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
Australian Guineas
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Australian Guineas
1st Palentino 1 minute 35.2 seconds
2nd Tarzino
3rd Risque
Australian Guineas
1st Wandjina 1 minute 35.14 seconds
2nd Alpine Eagle
3rd Stratum Star
Australian Guineas
1st Shamus Award 1 minute 36.41 seconds
2nd Criterion
3rd Thunder Fantasy
Australian Guineas
1st Ferlax 1 minute 35.09 seconds
2nd You’re So Good
3rd Sheer Talent
Australian Guineas
1st Mosheen 1 minute 37.0 seconds
2nd Strike the Stars
3rd Mister Milton
Australian Guineas
1st Shamrocker 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Bullbars
3rd Playing God
Australian Guineas
1st Rock Classic 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Set For Fame
3rd Linton
Australian Guineas
1st Heart Of Dreams 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Von Costa De Hero
3rd Lucky Thunder
Australian Guineas
1st Light Fantastic 1 minute 36.4 seconds
2nd Marching
3rd Playwright
Australian Guineas
1st Miss Finland 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Casino Prince
3rd Jokers Wild
Australian Guineas
1st Apache Cat 1 minute 34 seconds
2nd Darcy Brahma
3rd Thin And Crispy
Australian Guineas
1st Al Maher 1 minute 34.4 seconds
2nd Danehill Express
3rd Econsul
Australian Guineas
1st Reset 1 minute 34.5 seconds
2nd Starcraft
3rd Under The Bridge
Australian Guineas
1st Delago Brom 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Tycoon Ruler
3rd Thorn Park
Australian Guineas
1st Dash For Cash 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Royal Code
3rd Ustinov
Australian Guineas
1st Mr Murphy 1 minute 34.4 seconds
2nd Neptunes Journey
3rd Outgate
Australian Guineas
1st Pins 2 minutes 2.3 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Hades