WA Guineas

The WA Guineas (1600m) is a Group 2 event held at Ascot Racecourse in November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival on Railway Stakes Day.

2017 WA Guineas Results

  • 1st: #14 Perfect Jewel
  • 2nd: #1 Achernar Star
  • 3rd: #13 Art Series

WA Guineas News

WA Guineas Winner Perfect Jewel Onto Kingston Town Classic 2017

WA Guineas Winner Perfect Jewel Onto Kingston Town Classic 2017

Saturday week’s 2017 Kingston Town Classic calls for impressive three-year-old filly Perfect Jewel after her nice win over the colts and geldings in the W.A. Guineas. The Grant & Alana Williams-trained daughter of Redoute’s Choice was back in the winners’ stall overcoming a wide barrier 14 (into 13) draw in last weekend’s Group 2 $500,000…

The Group 2 2017 WA Guineas is one of the most anticipated events on the Western Australia racing calendar. Held at the picturesque Ascot Racecourse in mid to late November, the WA Guineas is a 1600m middle distance event for three-year-olds at set weights worth a lucrative $500,000 in prize money. It is the first Group status race for three-year-olds held in Perth each season.

Runners in the WA Guineas may progress onto other Perth races run under the same conditions like the Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) a fortnight later in preparation for the premier set weights race held in Perth, the Group 1 WATC Derby (2400m) in March. Alternatively, the better three-year-olds out of the WA Guineas that season could back-up against the older horses in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on the same day as the Lee Steere Classic.

The 2017 WA Guineas ran on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 25, 2017 .

2017 WA Guineas
Date:
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO at Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1937

2017 WA Guineas Results

  • 1st: #14 Perfect Jewel
  • 2nd: #1 Achernar Star
  • 3rd: #13 Art Series

See below for the official WA Guineas 2017 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the impressive win by the Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly Perfect Jewel who looks set to take on the older horses in the Group 1 $1 million Kingston Town Classic (1800m) after beating home Achernar Star (2nd) and the WA Champion Fillies Classic winner Art Series (3rd).

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 14 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 14 54.5kg $6.50
2 1 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Craig Williams 0.75L 3 56.5kg $6F
3 13 ART SERIES Darren Mcauliffe Douglas Whyte 1.75L 8 54.5kg $9.50
4 5 GAULOIS James Cummings Damian Lane 2.5L 15 56.5kg $10
5 9 ARCADIA PRINCE Grant & Alana Williams Damien Oliver 3.25L 11 56.5kg $19
6 11 THREE SECRETS Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 4L 7 56.5kg $51
7 3 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 4.25L 9 56.5kg $6.50
8 6 REYKJAVIK Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 4.5L 6 56.5kg $51
9 2 DEBELLATIO Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 4.5L 1 56.5kg $16
10 4 SALUBRIOUS Dion Luciani Joseph Azzopardi 5.5L 2 56.5kg $15
11 15 PRIVATE DANCER Trevor Andrews Brad Parnham 7L 12 54.5kg $31
12 12 VITAL DANCER Brett Pope Peter Hall 8.5L 4 56.5kg $51
13 17e HOODLUM THUNDER Brett Pope Mitchell Pateman 9.75L 16 56.5kg $81
14 10 ATHLETE Neville Parnham Patrick Carbery 10.5L 5 56.5kg $201
15 7 ROGANELLA Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 12L 13 56.5kg $16
SB 16 SOPHIA’S SECRET Daniel Morton Joshua Parr 10 54.5kg
18e BRUTUS MAXIMUS David Harrison 5
8 TURBO POWER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10

2017 WA Guineas Tips

  • 1st: #3 Money Maher
  • 2nd: #1 Achernar Star
  • 3rd: #14 Perfect Jewel

Follow the link for our full WA Guineas 2017 Betting Tips & Preview, the Races.com.au team sticking with the deserving favourite MONEY MAHER ($4.20) was ultra-impressive winning the traditional lead-up race by two lengths. He’ll run out 1600m no worries and class three-year-olds usually stand-up in this contest. ACHERNAR STAR ($13) was runner-up in the Fairetha Stakes and gets the chance to finish closer in the same quinella this weekend getting a better barrier and Craig Williams jumping aboard. PERFECT JEWEL ($4.80) looks the best of the gun fillies in the mix after being saved from the WA Champion Fillies race last Saturday to take on the boys after her first career loss (when Pike came off and rode home the winning stablemate).

2017 WA Guineas Betting Odds

The latest WA Guineas 2017 odds will be listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your W.A. Guineas Betting Tips at the right price this summer racing season.

2017 WA Guineas Field

The Western Australian Guineas field attracts a quality line-up of mainly locally-trained Perth three-year-olds. Good lead-up races into the WA Guineas field including the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) run at Ascot a fortnight prior or for the fillies, the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m).

The 2017 WA Guineas field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday before the race and will be published below.

The WA Guineas 2017 Final Field attracted a full 16 starters plus two emergencies. Early favourite in WA Guineas betting is Money Maher coming off a Fairetha Stakes win at the track, the colt drawn barrier 11 but that could become 10 come race jump. Following the WA Guineas barrier draw, the talented filly Perfect Jewel has surprisingly been kept safe in betting despite William Pike’s mount drawing out in gate 16.

Read more on the 2017 WA Guineas Field & Barriers.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1 1x122x712 ACHERNAR STAR Simon A Miller Craig Williams 3 56.5kg
2 31531x31x7 DEBELLATIO Fred Kersley Daniel Staeck 1 56.5kg
3 4x223x1161 MONEY MAHER Daniel & Ben Pearce Jarrad Noske 11 56.5kg
4 x62112x614 SALUBRIOUS Dion Luciani Joseph Azzopardi 2 56.5kg
5 32x321x218 GAULOIS James Cummings Damian Lane 17 56.5kg
6 6134×55243 REYKJAVIK Paula Wagg Shaun O’Donnell 7 56.5kg
7 24×2321 ROGANELLA Daniel Morton Chris Parnham 15 56.5kg
8 64x3717x98 TURBO POWER Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10 56.5kg
9 2×114 ARCADIA PRINCE Grant & Alana Williams Damien Oliver 13 56.5kg
10 68×110 ATHLETE Neville Parnham Patrick Carbery 6 56.5kg
11 221 THREE SECRETS Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 8 56.5kg
12 13×16 VITAL DANCER Brett Pope Peter Hall 4 56.5kg
13 x1111x3321 ART SERIES Darren Mcauliffe Douglas Whyte 9 54.5kg
14 1×114 PERFECT JEWEL Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 16 54.5kg
15 5591512 PRIVATE DANCER Trevor Andrews Brad Parnham 14 54.5kg
16 5×113 SOPHIA’S SECRET Daniel Morton Joshua Parr 12 54.5kg
17e 1x HOODLUM THUNDER Brett Pope Mitchell Pateman 18 56.5kg
18e 45 BRUTUS MAXIMUS David Harrison TBA 5 56.5kg

2017 WA Guineas Nominations

The WA Guineas nominations usually attract some fairly top quality horses from local stables, and a few from eastern states.

The 2017 WA Guineas nominations will be provided below once released by Perth Racing around a month before the Group 2 support act on Railway Stakes Day.

The WA Guineas 2017 Nominations attracted 85 three-year-olds including 21 fillies led by the undefeated Grant & Alana Williams-trained Mikimoto. This season’s Fairetha Stakes winner Money Maher is the other key early WA Guineas entry.

View the full 2017 WA Guineas Nominations & Betting Markets.

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

Year Place Horse Time
2018
WA Guineas
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2017
WA Guineas
1st Perfect Jewel 1 minute 36.62 seconds
2nd Achernar Star
3rd Art Series
2016
WA Guineas
1st Variation 1 minute 37.08 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd Ragazzo D’Oro
2015
WA Guineas
1st Man Booker 1 minute 34.73 seconds
2nd Spirit Bird
3rd The Cobbla
2014
WA Guineas
1st Rommel 1 minute 36.04
2nd Disposition
3rd Say Geronimo
2013
WA Guineas
1st Ihtsahymn 1 minute 37.65 seconds
2nd Miss Rose De Lago
3rd Saint Bro
2012
WA Guineas
1st Academus 1 minute 35.97 seconds
2nd Bippo No Bungus
3rd Darlington Abbey
2011
WA Guineas
1st King Saul 1 minute 36.11 seconds
2nd Caiguna
3rd Red Hot Sax
2010
WA Guineas
1st Playing God 1 minute 36.21 seconds
2nd Lauradane
3rd Hoegaarden
2009
WA Guineas
1st Clueless Angel 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Thorn Dancer
3rd The Corporation
2008
WA Guineas
1st Moccasin Bend 1 minute 33.7 seconds
2nd Locus Standi
3rd Saxon Palace
2007
WA Guineas
1st Megatic 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Perestroika
3rd Moisture
2006
WA Guineas
1st Vain Crusader 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Real Cheeky
3rd Translate
2005
WA Guineas
1st Cape North 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Lock The Vault
3rd Geil
2004
WA Guineas
1st Dr John 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Moet Magic
3rd Stormy Nova
2003
WA Guineas
1st River Mist 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Changing Lanes
3rd Laetare
2002
WA Guineas
1st The Right Money 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Trimagic
3rd Amphritite
2001
WA Guineas
1st Royal Retrieve 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Kentiara
3rd Dexian
2000
WA Guineas
1st Kalatiara 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Mr Tanzania
3rd Eutectic
1999
WA Guineas
1st Devilish Dealer 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Mulga King
3rd Major Metal