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The Randwick Guineas is a Group 1 event held at Randwick Racecourse in early March as one of the early features of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
2018 Randwick Guineas Results
- 1st: #3 Kementari
- 2nd: #5 Pierata
- 3rd: #2 Trapeze Artist
Randwick Guineas News
The 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 million 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 Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m). A host of other Group status races also take place at the meeting including the 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 Kementari (2018), 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 2018 Randwick Guineas ran on Saturday March 10, 2018 and was won impressively by the Godolphin-trained favourite Kementari.
|Randwick Guineas 2018|
|Date:||Saturday March 10, 2018|
|Race Type:||3YO Set Weights C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg|
2018 Randwick Guineas Results
- 1st: #3 Kementari
- 2nd: #5 Pierata
- 3rd: #2 Trapeze Arts
Check out the official Randwick Guineas 2018 Results & Finishing Order below, following the link to read more on the barnstorming late win by the hot favourite Kementari who made it three on the trot saluting for the punters on way to a likely Doncaster Mile run over the same track / distance in April.
|1||3||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||–||4||56.5kg||$2.35F|
|2||5||PIERATA||Gregory Hickman||Corey Brown||1.5L||1||56.5kg||$5.50|
|3||2||TRAPEZE ARTIST||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||1.8L||10||56.5kg||$10|
|4||1||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||2.3L||2||56.5kg||$19|
|5||11||SIEGE OF QUEBEC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Christian Reith||2.5L||8||56.5kg||$41|
|6||12||KAONIC (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||3L||5||56.5kg||$21|
|7||10||D’ARGENTO||Chris Waller||Andrew Adkins||3.4L||14||56.5kg||$6|
|8||13||CONDOR||Paul Perry||Joshua Parr||3.5L||7||56.5kg||$151|
|9||9||CAPITAL GAIN||Paul Butterworth||Adam Hyeronimus||5.4L||3||56.5kg||$201|
|10||6||SULLY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blake Shinn||5.5L||11||56.5kg||$61|
|11||4||AGE OF FIRE||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Jason Collett||5.9L||13||56.5kg||$51|
|12||14||TANGMERE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||6.5L||12||56.5kg||$101|
|13||7||PEACEFUL STATE||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||7.4L||9||56.5kg||$9.50|
|14||8||TANGLED||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||8.2L||6||56.5kg||$101|
2018 Randwick Guineas Tips
- 1st: #7 Peaceful State
- 2nd: #3 Kementari
- #4 Age Of Fire
2018 Randwick Guineas Form Guide
2018 Randwick Guineas Betting
The latest Randwick Guineas 2018 odds will be available below as soon as betting opens at Ladbrokes.com.au.
2018 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 Randwick Guineas field and barriers will be announced on Wednesday March 7, 2018 and published in full below.
The official Randwick Guineas 2018 Final Field attracted 14 three-year-olds led by the James Cummings-trained Kementari chasing win number three on the trot and drawn a treat in barrier four. The well-bred Pierata has the rails run from barrier one, the ultra-consistent son of Pierro looking to go one better than his lead-up second to Kementari in the Hobartville Stakes.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Hcp Rating|
|1||x155111x55||ACE HIGH||David Payne||Tye Angland||2||56.5kg||107|
|2||63x6410x14||TRAPEZE ARTIST||Gerald Ryan||Tim Clark||10||56.5kg||105|
|3||21x4320x11||KEMENTARI||James Cummings||Glyn Schofield||4||56.5kg||104|
|4||2132113||AGE OF FIRE||Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards||Jason Collett||13||56.5kg||100|
|5||4137×12112||PIERATA||Gregory Hickman||Corey Brown||1||56.5kg||100|
|6||23x11432x8||SULLY (NZ)||Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young||Blake Shinn||11||56.5kg||94|
|7||312×172||PEACEFUL STATE||Darren Weir||Brad Rawiller||9||56.5kg||93|
|8||00x94220x6||TANGLED||Chris Waller||Jay Ford||6||56.5kg||90|
|9||242251×600||CAPITAL GAIN||Paul Butterworth||Adam Hyeronimus||3||56.5kg||88|
|10||11×13||D’ARGENTO||Chris Waller||Hugh Bowman||14||56.5kg||88|
|11||112×129||SIEGE OF QUEBEC||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||Christian Reith||8||56.5kg||82|
|12||311×62||KAONIC (NZ)||Chris Waller||Brenton Avdulla||5||56.5kg||74|
|13||3235×212||CONDOR||Paul Perry||Joshua Parr||7||56.5kg||69|
|14||74×12||TANGMERE (NZ)||Chris Waller||Kerrin McEvoy||12||56.5kg||68|
2018 Randwick Guineas Nominations
The 2018 Randwick Guineas nominations close on Monday February 5, 2018 and will be published in full below.
The Randwick Guineas 2018 Nominations attracted 15 three-year-olds including the Godolphin-raced Hobartville Stakes winner Kementari, last Saturday’s Australian Guineas runner-up in Melbourne Peaceful State and Group 1 winning Kiwi raider Age Of Fire.
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||Kementari||1 minute 33.72 seconds|
|1st||Inference||1 minute 40.91 seconds|
|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|