Queensland Guineas

The Queensland Guineas is a mile feature for three-year-olds run on Stradbroke Handicap Day in June during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2017 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #7 Salsonic
  • 2nd: #9 Volpino
  • 3rd: #4 Niccanova

Queensland Guineas News

2017 Queensland Guineas Results: Salsonic in an Upset

2017 Queensland Guineas Results: Salsonic in an Upset

Sydney horseman Jason Coyle continued his purple patch of form with an upset win in Saturday’s Queensland Guineas 2017 thanks to a brilliant last-to-first effort from his untapped three-year-old Salsonic.

Salsonic scored an excellent last-to-first 2017 Queensland Guineas win at Doomben on Stradbroke Day. Photo: Steve Hart.

The nicely-bred son of Hinchinbrook was at double-figures in betting for his ...

The Group 2 Queensland Guineas is a 1600m event for all three year old horses and is worth $350,000 in prize money.

Traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse in early June, the mile event is a set weights race which is held on Stradbroke Handicap Day, which is the pinnacle meeting of the annual Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The day has three Group 1 races led by the Stradbroke Handicap, while the Queensland Derby for three-year-olds and JJ Atkins for two-year-olds are the other elite level Brisbane races on the card.

The Queensland Guineas field attracts a line-up of the season’s best three-year-old middle distance gallopers coming off lead-up runs in events like Eagle Farm’s Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) a fortnight earlier.

In 2017 the Queensland Guineas ran at Doomben Racecourse due to the poor track conditions at Eagle Farm Racecourse.

The Queensland Guineas 2017 ran on June 10, 2017.

Queensland Guineas
Date: June 10, 2017
Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben for 2017)
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YOs – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize money: $350, 000

2017 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #7 Salsonic
  • 2nd: #9 Volpino
  • 3rd: #4 Niccanova

Check out the official Queensland Guineas 2017 Results & Finishing Order below, the three-years-old mile race won by Salsonic in a last-to-first upset with $61 roughie Volpino also beating home the third-placed favourite Niccanova.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 SALSONIC Jason Coyle Hugh Bowman 9 57kg $14
2 9 VOLPINO Les Kelly Brad Stewart 0.8L 14 57kg $51
3 4 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 1.3L 10 57kg $4.80F
4 11 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 2.3L 15 57kg $41
5 13 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 2.6L 16 55kg $6.50
6 12 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd 3.1L 5 55kg $8.50
7 15 RHYMING Steve Tregea Larry Cassidy 3.3L 13 55kg $101
8 16 LIPSTICK LOVER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3.7L 3 55kg $31
9 8 BILLY THE KID John Meagher Luke Dittman 5L 4 57kg $11
10 2 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 5.3L 12 57kg $5.50
11 14 SAVVAN (NZ) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7.6L 1 55kg $41
12 10 REALING Matthew Dunn Ronnie Stewart 7.9L 6 57kg $101
13 3 OINK Kelly Schweida Paul Hammersley 8.7L 8 57kg $26
14 1 DREAMS APLENTY John Zielke Ms Tiffani Brooker (a) 8.9L 11 57kg $14
15 5 CAERLESS CHOICE Paul Messara Tommy Berry 10.9L 2 57kg $8.50
16 17e CONGELATOR Paula Cartledge Noel Callow 11.1L 7 57kg $201
19e NETTOYER Wendy Roche Kerrin McEvoy 0
20e FLYING FRED (NZ) Evan & Jennifer J Rayner Leith Innes 0
6 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 0
18e CHIEF JOSEPH Kevin Kemp Mr James Orman 0

2017 Queensland Guineas Odds

The season’s best Queensland Guineas 2017 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au on the Group 2 mile feature will be available below the week of the race.

2017 Queensland Guineas Field

The Queensland Guineas field draws a strong line-up of winter three-year-olds from both local Brisbane stables as well as interstate raiders chasing the riches on offer in the sunshine state. It is a race for gallopers not quite up to the testing distance of the Group 1 Queensland Derby held on the same day and the Fred Best Classic is the best lead-up into the Queensland Guineas field.

The official Queensland Guineas 2017 field and barriers are announced by Racing Queensland the Wednesday of race week and will be published below.

The 2017 Queensland Guineas Final Field is now out with last start Fred Best Classic winner Niccanova the one to beat along with the likes of Oak Door – fifth emergency for the Stradbroke Handicap – and Sylpheed who has the second widest barrier to overcome should she run in the Guineas over the Dane Ripper Stakes.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5x0x211110 DREAMS APLENTY John Zielke Ms Tiffani Brooker (a) 13 57kg 88
2 63211419×4 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 14 57kg 89
3 340x17x185 OINK Kelly Schweida Paul Hammersley 10 57kg 80
4 131×11 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 12 57kg 90
5 111×1444 CAERLESS CHOICE Paul Messara Tommy Berry 2 57kg 77
6 0x42602x40 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 20 57kg 72
7 314436×394 SALSONIC Jason Coyle Hugh Bowman 11 57kg 73
8 23x113x278 BILLY THE KID John Meagher Luke Dittman 5 57kg 72.5
9 x132715x07 VOLPINO Les Kelly Opie Bosson 16 57kg 68
10 3112×769 REALING Matthew Dunn Ronnie Stewart 8 57kg 68
11 0x1157 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 18 57kg 68
12 1x2526x274 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd 6 55kg 79.5
13 x147x46622 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 19 55kg 82
14 22513×3180 SAVVAN (NZ) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 1 55kg 73
15 1D33x5x361 RHYMING Steve Tregea Larry Cassidy 15 55kg 69
16 42310×6317 LIPSTICK LOVER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 4 55kg 68
17e 5×65741242 CONGELATOR Paula Cartledge TBA 9 57kg 59
18e 50×1441 CHIEF JOSEPH Kevin Kemp James Orman 17 57kg 66
19e 63 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg
20e 1×020 FLYING FRED (NZ) Evan & Jennifer J Rayner Leith Innes 7 57kg 62

2017 Queensland Guineas Nominations

The Queensland Guineas 2017 nominations are out the Monday leading-up to Stradbroke Handicap Day and will be available right here as soon as released.

The 2017 Queensland Guineas Nominations attracted a bumper 23 three-year-olds led by the best out of the Fred Best Classic including the Steve Tregea-trained winner Niccanova from Toowoomba chasing the double.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 23x113x278 BILLY THE KID G 3 John Meagher
2 111×1444 CAERLESS CHOICE G 3 Paul Messara
3 50×1441 CHIEF JOSEPH G 3 Kevin Kemp
4 5×65741242 CONGELATOR G 3 Paula Cartledge
5 0x42602x40 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 3 Liam Birchley
6 5x0x211110 DREAMS APLENTY G 3 John Zielke
7 1×020 FLYING FRED (NZ) G 3 Evan & Jennifer J Rayner
8 41492 GREY STEYNE G 3 Doug Duryea
9 42310×6317 LIPSTICK LOVER F 3 Tony Gollan
10 63 NETTOYER F 3 Wendy Roche
11 131×11 NICCANOVA G 3 Steve Tregea
12 63211419×4 OAK DOOR C 3 Robert Smerdon
13 340x17x185 OINK G 3 Kelly Schweida
14 3112×769 REALING G 3 Matthew Dunn
15 1D33x5x361 RHYMING F 3 Steve Tregea
16 1x2526x274 RIVER RACER F 3 Les Ross
17 x11443x206 RUTHLESS AGENT (NZ) G 3 Kurt Goldman
18 314436×394 SALSONIC G 3 Jason Coyle
19 22513×3180 SAVVAN (NZ) F 3 James Cummings
20 6x65x11 SNEAKY GLANCE G 3 Toby Edmonds
21 x147x46622 SYLPHEED F 3 Toby Edmonds
22 0x1157 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
23 x132715x07 VOLPINO G 3 Les Kelly

Queensland Guineas History

First raced in 1896 and won by College Cap, the Queensland Guineas was originally an 8 Furlong Principal race until 1973 when it was changed to 1600m. Shortly after in 1979 the race was elevated to Group 3 status until 1988 when it was once again raised to Group Two status. The Queensland Guineas was not held from 1942 to 1945, 1983 or in 1996. The fastest winning time since 1988 was recorded by Sizzling in 2013 with 1 minute 24.3 seconds while the slowest time was 1 minute 43.8 seconds by Insecure in 1998.

In 2013 the Queensland Guineas moved race days, from Stradbroke Handicap Day to Queensland Oaks Day. The race distance was also changed from 1600m to 1400m. For 2017 the Queensland Guineas was contested over 1600m at Doomben Racecourse with the state of the Eagle Farm track deemed unsuitable for racing earlier in the carnival.

Queensland Guineas Results

Queensland Guineas results since 2000 are listed below.

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Queensland Guineas
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
Queensland Guineas
1st Salsonic 1 minute 34.85 seconds
2nd Volpino
3rd Niccanova
2016
Queensland Guineas
1st Tsaritsa 1 minute 34.13 seconds
2nd Denmagic
3rd Sold For Song
2015
Queensland Guineas
1st Jabali 1 minute 34.61 seconds
2nd Bachman
3rd Merion
2014
Queensland Guineas
1st Sir Moments 1 minute 23.0 seconds
2nd Liberty’s Choice
3rd Ryker
2013
Queensland Guineas
1st Sizzling 1 minute 24.3 seconds
2nd Dances On Stars
3rd Lucky Hussler
2012
Queensland Guineas
1st Pear Tart 1 minute 26.1 seconds
2nd Free Wheeling
3rd Stradon
2011
Queensland Guineas
1st Torio’s Quest 1 minute 35.4 seconds
2nd Benny’s Buttons
3rd Spot The Rock
2010
Queensland Guineas
1st Rothesay 1 minute 33.7 seconds
2nd Launay
3rd Fifteen Carat
2009
Queensland Guineas
1st Express Air 1 minute 39.8 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd La Etoile
2008
Queensland Guineas
1st Turffontein 1 minute 40.4 seconds
2nd Royal Discretion
3rd Pepperwood
2007
Queensland Guineas
1st Sequential Charm 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd J Adane
3rd Danleigh
2006
Queensland Guineas
1st Nova Star 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Fashions Afield
3rd Funlove
2005
Queensland Guineas
1st Saxon 1 minute 35.9 seconds
2nd Hit The Road
3rd Special Times
2004
Queensland Guineas
1st Winning Belle 1 minute 40.3 seconds
2nd Toulouse Lautrec
3rd Little Punc
2003
Queensland Guineas
1st True Glo 1 minute 33.3 seconds
2nd Sportsman
3rd King Of Them All
2002
Queensland Guineas
1st Regent Street 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Galroof
3rd Deuxienne
2001
Queensland Guineas
1st Heroism 1 minute 34.3 seconds
2nd Yoruba
3rd Pimpala Player
2000
Queensland Guineas
1st Magnifier 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Fairway
3rd Make Mine Magic