Randwick Guineas

The 2017 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.

Randwick Guineas News

37 In 2016 Epsom Handicap Nominations

37 In 2016 Epsom Handicap Nominations

The 2016 Epsom Handicap nominations have been released and 37 horses are in contention for the Group 1 event that will be held at Royal Randwick on October 1.

Palentino and Black Heart Bart have both been included in the 2016 Epsom Handicap nominations. Photo by: Ultimate Racing Photos

Leading Victorian trainer Darren Weir has never previously had a horse ...

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.

Randwick Guineas
Date: March 4, 2017
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

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

Year Place Horse Time
2017
Randwick Guineas
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2016
Randwick Guineas
1st Le Romain 1 minute 33.8 seconds
2nd Press Statement
3rd Gold Ambition
2015
Randwick Guineas
1st Hallowed Crown 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Sweynesse
3rd Shooting To Win
2014
Randwick Guineas
1st Dissident 1 minute 36.33 seconds
2nd El Roca
3rd Eurozone
2013
Randwick Guineas
1st It’s A Dundeel 1 minute 35.14 seconds
2nd Proisir
3rd Tatra
2012
Randwick Guineas
1st Mosheen 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Said Com
3rd Laser Hawk
2011
Randwick Guineas
1st Ilovethiscity 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Skilled
3rd Light Brigade
2010
Randwick Guineas
1st Shoot Out 1 minute 34.94 seconds
2nd Viking Legend
3rd Captain Sonador
2009
Randwick Guineas
1st Metal Bender 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Rock Kingdom
3rd Caymans
2008
Randwick Guineas
1st Weekend Hussler 1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Arlington
2007
Randwick Guineas
1st Mentality 1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Teranaba
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
2006
Randwick Guineas
1st Hotel Grand 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Flying Pegasus
3rd Primus
2005
Randwick Guineas
1st Jymcarew 1 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Eremein
3rd Cheval De Troy
2004
Randwick Guineas
1st Niello 1 minute 57.2 seconds
2nd Timbourina
3rd Dancing Daggers
2003
Randwick Guineas
1st Fine Society 1 minute 57 seconds
2nd Beaver
3rd Hydrometer
2002
Randwick Guineas
1st Carnegie Express 1 minute 56.2 seconds
2nd Pentastic
3rd Another Warrior
2001
Randwick Guineas
1st Universal Prince 1 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Danamite
3rd Scenic Warrior
2000
Randwick Guineas
1st Fairway 1 minute 58.7 seconds
2nd Oval Office
3rd Cloth Of God