The Group 2 2015 WA Guineas is one of the most anticipated events on the Western Australia racing calendar. Held at the picturesque Ascot racecourse in mid November, the WA Guineas is a 1600m middle distance event for three-year-olds at set weights worth $400 000. It is the first group status race for three-year-olds held in Perth each season.
Runners in the WA Guineas may progress on to other Perth races run under the same conditions like the Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) in preparation for the premier set weights race held in Perth, the $500 000 Group 1 WATC Derby (2400m) in March. Alternatively, horses may be aimed at the lucrative handicap races including the $1 million Group 1 Railway Stakes (1600m) the following week and the $500 000 Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) three weeks later.
|2015 WA Guineas|
|Conditions:||3YO at Set Weights|
2015 WA Guineas Field
The Western Australian Guineas field has developed a fairly solid reputation for featuring some very talented three year olds. The 2015 WA Guineas field will be released on Monday afternoon, October 16th and will likely be comprised of some really solid horses.
The 2015 WA Guineas field will be published below.
|1||2214×23211||LONDON LINE||Daniel Morton||Jason Brown||7||56.5kg|
|2||111×452||MAN BOOKER||Daniel Morton||Ms Jerry Noske||11||56.5kg|
|3||2×11224||KEY TO FAME||Simon A Miller||Peter Knuckey||3||56.5kg|
|4||1×116||UNIVERSAL LAW||Grant Williams||Damien Oliver||8||56.5kg|
|5||324×1624||HE’S OUR ROKKII (NZ)||David Hayes & Tom Dabernig||Damian Lane||12||56.5kg|
|6||32247×8417||GEORGE ’N’ ERNIE||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||10||56.5kg|
|7||211259||SEE ME SIZZLE||Grant Williams||Glenn Smith||9||56.5kg|
|8||x243336243||EXPRESS SNOOPER||Dion Luciani||Jason Whiting||1||56.5kg|
|9||14x87x85||FREMOND||Neville Parnham||Chris Parnham||14||56.5kg|
|10||5×1135||THE COBBLA||Stephen Miller||Shaun Mc Gruddy||6||56.5kg|
|11||1×13||WHO DAT SINGA (NZ)||Alan Mathews||Patrick Carbery||17||56.5kg|
|12||4436×3221||BIG RED COSTA||Wally Mitchell||Mr Aaron Mitchell (a)||2||56.5kg|
|13||3331×42||SHOWY CHLOE||Jason Pateman||Jarrad Noske||5||54.5kg|
|14||1111×313||BLACKWOOD||Fred Kersley||Ms Lucy Warwick||13||54.5kg|
|15||1×1232||ARCADIA DREAM||Grant Williams||William Pike||15||54.5kg|
|16||223×42144||SPIRIT BIRD (NZ)||Nick Cox||Craig Williams||4||54.5kg|
|17e||8540×212||SECRET DOUBT||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||16||54.5kg|
2015 WA Guineas Nominations
The WA Guineas nominations usually attract some fairly top quality horses from local stables, and a few from eastern states. The 2015 WA Guineas nominations will be released on Monday, October 19th and will no doubt feature a number of talented three year olds.
The 2015 WA Guineas nominations will be provided below.
WA Guineas History
The inaugural winner of the WA Guineas was Footmark in 1937. The event originated as a principal race of eight furlongs and remained the same until 1972 when the distance was converted to 1600m. The race reached Group 3 status in 1979 and then became a Group 2 event only two years later in 1981.
In 2003 the WA Guineas was held at Belmont Park Racecourse, which is the other major track in Perth.
Recent WA Guineas Winners
|1st||Man Booker||1 minute 34.73 seconds|
|1st||Rommel||1 minute 36.04|
|1st||Ihtsahymn||1 minute 37.65 seconds|
|2nd||Miss Rose De Lago|
|1st||Academus||1 minute 35.97 seconds|
|2nd||Bippo No Bungus|
|1st||King Saul||1 minute 36.11 seconds|
|3rd||Red Hot Sax|
|1st||Playing God||1 minute 36.21 seconds|
|1st||Clueless Angel||1 minute 35.06 seconds|
|1st||Moccasin Bend||1 minute 33.7 seconds|
|1st||Megatic||1 minute 35.6 seconds|
|1st||Vain Crusader||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Cape North||1 minute 36 seconds|
|2nd||Lock The Vault|
|1st||Dr John||1 minute 36.7 seconds|
|1st||River Mist||1 minute 37.3 seconds|
|1st||The Right Money||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|1st||Royal Retrieve||1 minute 36 seconds|
|1st||Kalatiara||1 minute 37.5 seconds|
|1st||Devilish Dealer||1 minute 37.6 seconds|