The 2017 Randwick Guineas is held at New South Wales’ premier track, Royal Randwick Racecourse, during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in early to mid-March each year.
Run over 1600m and offering $1 000,000 in prize money, the Randwick Guineas is open to all 3 year old horses. As a set weight race, colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and fillies must carry 54.5kg.
The Randwick Guineas replaced the 1900m Canterbury Guineas after 2005. The Randwick Guineas winner gains automatic qualification for both the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) held in April during Sydney’s ‘The Championships’.
Randwick Guineas Day features two Group 1 races with the marquee event supported by the $500,000 Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m). A host of other Group status races also take place at the meeting including the $500,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) and two Group 2 status Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up races – the Reisling Stakes and Todman Stakes.
The major lead-up race to the event is the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m). Recent three-year-olds to complete the Hobartville Stakes – Randwick Guineas double include Hallowed Crown (2015), Dissident (2014) and Ilovethiscity (2011).
The best out of the Randwick Guineas field may continue onto the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) run over more meters a fortnight later on Golden Slipper Stakes Day. It’s A Dundeel (2013) was the last horse to win the Randwick – Rosehill Guineas double.
The 2017 Randwick Guineas will be run on Saturday March 4.
|Date:||March 4, 2017|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg|
2017 Randwick Guineas Field
The Randwick Guineas field attracts a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance three-year-olds and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race.
The 2017 Randwick Guineas field and barriers will be published below once released on Wednesday March 1, 2017.
2017 Randwick Guineas Nominations
The 2017 Randwick Guineas nominations close on Monday February 27, 2017 and will be published in full below.
Randwick Guineas History
The Randwick Guineas has been run and won since the event inaugurated in 1935 as the Canterbury Guineas. It changed to the Randwick Guineas from 2006 onwards and offers the winner a ballot free ride into the Doncaster Mile and Australian Derby
The Randwick Guineas is the opening leg of the Sydney Three Year Old Triple Crown series of races held during the autumn. The second leg is the Rosehill Guineas followed by the Australian Derby held during The Championships over the mile and a half in April.
The race has undergone a number of distance changes over the years and has been run over the current 1600m mile format from 2006. It began as a Principle status race until 1980 when it gained its current Group 1 title.
There’s also been a number of different venue changes for the Randwick Guineas including previous editions run at Canterbury Park, Rosehill Gardens and Warwick Farm.
Notable recent Randwick Guineas winners include Weekend Hussler (2008), Mosheen (2012) and Le Romain (2016).
See below for the Randwick Guineas results going back to 2000m.
Recent Randwick Guineas Winners
|1st||Le Romain||1 minute 33.8 seconds|
|1st||Hallowed Crown||1 minute 35.06 seconds|
|3rd||Shooting To Win|
|1st||Dissident||1 minute 36.33 seconds|
|1st||It’s A Dundeel||1 minute 35.14 seconds|
|1st||Mosheen||1 minute 37.6 seconds|
|1st||Ilovethiscity||1 minute 35.3 seconds|
|1st||Shoot Out||1 minute 34.94 seconds|
|1st||Metal Bender||1 minute 36.5 seconds|
|1st||Weekend Hussler||1 minute 36.3 seconds|
|1st||Mentality||1 minute 35.7 seconds|
|1st||Hotel Grand||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Jymcarew||1 minute 57.4 seconds|
|3rd||Cheval De Troy|
|1st||Niello||1 minute 57.2 seconds|
|1st||Fine Society||1 minute 57 seconds|
|1st||Carnegie Express||1 minute 56.2 seconds|
|1st||Universal Prince||1 minute 57.4 seconds|
|1st||Fairway||1 minute 58.7 seconds|
|3rd||Cloth Of God|