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|
|Conditions:||3YO Open – Set Weights|
|Set Weights:||Colts & Geldings 56.5kg / Fillies 54.5kg|
|Prize Money:||$600 000|
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|
|4||312×1221||LE ROMAIN||G||3||Kris Lees||4||56.5kg||104|
|6||x11616x534||STAY WITH ME||F||3||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||6||54.5kg||102|
|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||–|
|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
|1st||Tarzino||2 minutes 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Volkstok’n’barrell||2 minute 03.47 seconds|
|1st||Criterion||2 minutes 05.94 seconds|
|1st||It’s A Dundeel||2 minutes 02.25 seconds|
|1st||Laser Hawk||2 minutes 02.1 seconds|
|1st||Jimmy Choux||2 minutes 05.3 seconds|
|1st||Zabrasive||2 minutes 4.54 seconds|
|3rd||Run For Naara|
|1st||Metal Bender||2 minutes 3.2 seconds|
|1st||Dealer Principal||2 minute 4.5 seconds|
|1st||He’s No Pie Eater<||2 minutes 2.7 seconds|
|1st||De Beers||2 minutes 3.5 seconds|
|1st||Eremein||2 minutes 1.3 seconds|
|1st||Niello||2 minutes 1.1 seconds|
|1st||Helenus||2 minutes 2.7 seconds|
|1st||Carnegie Express||2 minutes 0.8 seconds|
|1st||Sale Of Century||2 minutes 1 seconds|
|1st||Diatribe||2 minutes 4.3 seconds|