Rosehill Guineas

The Group 1 Rosehill Guineas 2016 is a 2000m race for three-year-old horses run at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. This year's Rosehill Guineas Day will be run on Saturday 19th March 2016.

Rosehill Guineas News

Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

Hartnell Included In The Metropolitan Nominations

The 2016 The Metropolitan nominations have been released and the in-form Hartnell has been included in the initial entries for the Group 1 event that will be held at Royal Randwick on October 1.

Hartnell remains a chance of being the star attraction in the 2016 The Metropolitan. Photo by: Steve Hart

Hartnell failed to fire during the 2015 Spring ...

The 2016 Rosehill Guineas is one of the premier Group 1 events held as part of the prestigious Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Conducted by the Australian Turf Club, it is held at Rosehill Gardens on the final Saturday of March along with the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m). The Rosehill Guineas is restricted to three-year-olds and is run over a staying trip of 2000 metres.

As one of the best three-year-old events at the carnival, the Rosehill Guineas always attracts a fine field of contenders and has been won by some true turf champions, including Sky Heights (1999), Tie The Knot (1998), Octagonal (1996), Danewin (1995), Naturalism (1992) and Sky Chase (1988), while equine superstars Phar Lap (1929) and Kingstown Town (1980) also recorded impressive victories in the Group 1 event.

The date for 2016 Rosehill Guineas is Saturday 19th of March, 2016.

The Rosehill Guineas is  the second leg in the coveted Sydney three-year-old Triple Crown. The first race of the Triple Crown in Sydney is the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) and the majority of horses from that race back-up in the Rosehill Guineas two weeks late. Most winners of the Rosehill Guineas follow the traditional path to the race and six of the last eight winners had their final lead-up start in the Randwick Guineas.

Horses that perform well in the Rosehill Guineas generally go on to contest the premier three-year-old event of the carnival and third leg of the Triple Crown, the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick a fortnight later. The Rosehill Guineas has been a helpful pointer to the Australian Derby, but in the last 15 years Sky Heights (1999), Eremein (2005) and It’s A Dundeel (2013) are the only horses that have been able to complete the double. However, the Rosehill Guineas remains the key lead-up race to the Australian Derby; with four of the last five winners having their final start before the Australian Derby in the Rosehill Guineas.

2016 Rosehill Guineas
Date: 19th of March, 2016
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO Open – Set Weights
Set Weights: Colts & Geldings 56.5kg / Fillies 54.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600 000
Inaugurated: 1910

Rosehill Guineas Field

The Rosehill Guineas field features a maximum of 18 runners and is normally made up of some of the most talented colts or geldings in Australia. The majority of Rosehill Guineas runners had their final lead-up start in the Group 1 Royal Randwick Guineas (1600m) and most go on to contest the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m).

2016 Rosehill Guineas Field

The 2016 Rosehill Guineas field is published here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 311731×42 TARZINO (NZ) Mick Price Craig Newitt 2 56.5kg 106
2 312×1221 LE ROMAIN Kris Lees Christian Reith 7 56.5kg 104
3 2462111×06 VANBRUGH Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 12 56.5kg 100
4 313632×90 ETYMOLOGY John O’Shea James McDonald 9 56.5kg 88
5 172029×408 SHARDS John O’Shea Sam Clipperton 6 56.5kg 82
6 x69358x823 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) Bjorn Baker Tye Angland 10 56.5kg 80
7 13×41184 RIVER WILD Gai Waterhouse Brenton Avdulla 8 56.5kg 79
8 21135 MONTAIGNE (NZ) Anthony Cummings Blake Shinn 3 56.5kg 78
9 2x4132x024 I’M BELUCCI Desleigh Forster Glen Boss 11 56.5kg 75
10 2251×912 CROSLEY HOTSHOT Bjorn Baker Kerrin McEvoy 5 56.5kg 72
11 7x6131x705 HURSLEY (NZ) Chris Waller Craig Williams 13 56.5kg 72
12 84151 SPANISH STRIDE Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti Peter Wells 1 56.5kg 66
13 7×32326220 OH SO SPLENDIDO (NZ) Bruce Wallace Opie Bosson 4 56.5kg
14 1x33211x45 JAMEKA Ciaron Maher Damien Oliver 14 54.5kg 105

Rosehill Guineas Nominations

The Rosehill Guineas nominations will be provided below.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp Rating
1 11x2511x12 PRESS STATEMENT C 3 Chris Waller 1 56.5kg 108
2 311731×42 TARZINO (NZ) C 3 Mick Price 2 56.5kg 106
3 1x33211x45 JAMEKA F 3 Ciaron Maher 3 54.5kg 105
4 312×1221 LE ROMAIN G 3 Kris Lees 4 56.5kg 104
5 2462111×06 VANBRUGH C 3 Chris Waller 5 56.5kg 100
6 x11616x534 STAY WITH ME F 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 6 54.5kg 102
7 313632×90 ETYMOLOGY C 3 John O’Shea 7 56.5kg 88
8 172029×408 SHARDS C 3 John O’Shea 8 56.5kg 82
9 17148×659 SOVEREIGN NATION C 3 David Hayes & Tom Dabernig 9 56.5kg 84
10 x69358x823 GOLD AMBITION (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 10 56.5kg 80
11 13×41184 RIVER WILD C 3 Gai Waterhouse 11 56.5kg 79
12 2x4132x024 I’M BELUCCI C 3 Desleigh Forster 12 56.5kg 75
13 21135 MONTAIGNE (NZ) G 3 Anthony Cummings 13 56.5kg 78
14 7x6131x705 HURSLEY (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 14 56.5kg 72
15 04711×477 BALMAIN BOY G 3 Les Bridge 15 56.5kg 72
16 2251×912 CROSLEY HOTSHOT G 3 Bjorn Baker 16 56.5kg 72
17 1×226 DATA POINT C 3 Michael Kent 17 56.5kg 66
18 703452×001 SCHOPENHAUER (NZ) G 3 Craig Ritchie 18 56.5kg 62
19 84151 SPANISH STRIDE G 3 Amanda Turner & Mauro Poletti 19 56.5kg 66
20 7×32326220 SPLENDIDO (NZ) G 3 Bruce Wallace 20 56.5kg
21 16 CHARLEVOIX C 3 Michael Kent 21 56.5kg 64
22 1410 MACKINTOSH (NZ) G 3 James Bridge 22 56.5kg 70

Rosehill Guineas History

The Rosehill Guineas began as a principal race run over seven furlongs and the inaugural winner was Electric Wire. The race distance was increased to nine furlongs in 1915 before a further increase occurred in 1948, bringing the length to a testing 10 furlongs. In 1973 the distance was converted to 2000m and after the race was not held in 1978, the Rosehill Guineas was elevated to Group 1 status in 1980 when the almighty Kingston Town was victorious.

Rosehill Guineas Betting

Rosehill Guineas betting is normally very interesting and it is often surprisingly tough to pick the winner of the Group 1 event. There is generally one horse that starts the Rosehill Guineas as a short-priced favourite, but only nine favourites have won the race in the last thirty years. Talented gallopers Bounty Hawk (1984), Noble Peer (1985), Veandercross (1992), Intergaze (1997), Universal Prince (2001), Teranaba (2007) and Shoot Out (2010) were all beaten as short-priced favourites, while Ring Joe (1987), Star Of Maple (1994), Diatribe (2000), Sale Of Century (2001) and De Beers (2006) all managed to score upset wins in the Group 1 event.

Rosehill Guineas Records
Race Record (at current distance): 1:59.99 set by Danewin in 1995 and equalled by Octagonal in 1996.

Recent Rosehill Guineas Winners

Year Place Horse Time
Rosehill Guineas
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
Rosehill Guineas
1st Tarzino 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Montaigne
3rd Jameka
Rosehill Guineas
1st Volkstok’n’barrell 2 minute 03.47 seconds
2nd Preferment
3rd Hallowed Crown
Rosehill Guineas
1st Criterion 2 minutes 05.94 seconds
2nd Thunder Fantasy
3rd Teronado
Rosehill Guineas
1st It’s A Dundeel 2 minutes 02.25 seconds
2nd Sacred Falls
3rd Tatra
Rosehill Guineas
1st Laser Hawk 2 minutes 02.1 seconds
2nd Ocean Park
3rd Silent Achiever
Rosehill Guineas
1st Jimmy Choux 2 minutes 05.3 seconds
2nd Retrieve
3rd Shamrocker
Rosehill Guineas
1st Zabrasive 2 minutes 4.54 seconds
2nd Rock Classic
3rd Run For Naara
Rosehill Guineas
1st Metal Bender 2 minutes 3.2 seconds
2nd Sousa
3rd Rock Kingdom
Rosehill Guineas
1st Dealer Principal 2 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd Kingda Ka
3rd Littorio
Rosehill Guineas
1st He’s No Pie Eater< 2 minutes 2.7 seconds
2nd Ambitious General
3rd Flumicino
Rosehill Guineas
1st De Beers 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Oh Oklahoma
3rd Primus
Rosehill Guineas
1st Eremein 2 minutes 1.3 seconds
2nd Nevis
3rd Outback Prince
Rosehill Guineas
1st Niello 2 minutes 1.1 seconds
2nd Grand Zulu
3rd Elvstroem
Rosehill Guineas
1st Helenus 2 minutes 2.7 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Sunday Joy
Rosehill Guineas
1st Carnegie Express 2 minutes 0.8 seconds
2nd Don Eduardo
3rd Pentastic
Rosehill Guineas
1st Sale Of Century 2 minutes 1 seconds
2nd Danamite
3rd Scenic Warrior
Rosehill Guineas
1st Diatribe 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Crawl