Gold Coast Guineas

The Gold Coast Guineas is a Group 3 sprint held during early May on AD Hollindale Stakes Day as a lead-up to the three-years-old races of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2018 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #10 Champagne Cuddles
  • 2nd: #1 Whypeeo
  • 3rd: #5 Marble



The Gold Coast Guineas is a 1200m sprint held annually at the Gold Coast Racecourse on AD Hollindale Stakes Day in early May. With total prize money of $125,000, the Gold Coast Guineas attracts a strong line-up of three-year-olds that could be Brisbane-bound over the Winter Racing Carnival. The Gold Coast Guineas shares its race card with the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) as well as the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) for two-year-olds.

The Gold Coast Guineas field attracts both local Queensland-trained gallopers as well as interstate visitors out of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up races. It is a good lead-up into the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) contested in Brisbane later in the month.

The 2018 Gold Coast Guineas ran on Saturday May 5, 2018 .

2018 Gold Coast Guineas Info:
Date: Saturday May 5, 2018
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000

2018 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #10 Champagne Cuddles
  • 2nd: #1 Whypeeo
  • 3rd: #5 Marble

See below for the full Gold Coast Guineas 2018 Results & Finishing Order, following the link to read more on the win by the returning Golden Rose – Flight Stakes second placed filly Champagne Cuddles, the Bjorn Baker-trained Group 1-bound winner saluting in a new track record time of 1:07.65.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Weight SP
1 10 CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Corey Brown 1 55kg $3.40
2 1 WHYPEEO Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 1L 9 57kg $2.30F
3 5 MARBLE James Cummings Damian Browne 3L 8 57kg $6
4 3 SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida James Orman 4.75L 3 57kg $8
5 6 FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Ryan Plumb 6.25L 6 57kg $17
6 4 MAGNUFIGHTER Gary Duncan Robbie Fradd 7.25L 4 57kg $61
7 2 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Brad Stewart 8.25L 12 57kg $71
8 13 ABSOLUTLYPOSITIVLY Bryan & Daniel Guy Chris Whiteley 9.25L 10 55kg $91
9 7 SETOGA Steven O’dea Sean Cormack 9.75L 11 57kg $81
10 14 MEIKAS Robert Heathcote Ron Stewart 9.85L 7 55kg $61
11 12 JINX ’N’ DRINX John Phelan Micheal Hellyer 10.35L 2 55kg $101
12 9 SMART AS ATTACK Les Kelly Bobby El-Issa 10.65L 5 57kg $101
15 REINDEER MOON Helen Page Daniel Griffin 0
8 CORAL BAY Stuart Kendrick Sean Cormack 0
11 FOX SWIFT Ciaron Maher Michael Cahill 0

2018 Gold Coast Guineas Odds

The season’s top Gold Coast Guineas 2018 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

2018 Gold Coast Guineas Field

The official Gold Coast Guineas 2018 Final Field & Barrier Draw are announced by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday before the race is run and won on AD Hollindale Stakes Day and will be provided below in full.

The 2018 Gold Coast Guineas Field attracted 15 three-year-old winter sprinters but three early scratchings have left a dozen in the mix on race day including the gun dual Group 1 placed filly Champagne Cuddles.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 411x3184x1 WHYPEEO Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 11 57kg 88
2 119x4407x0 OURS TO KEEP Chris Munce Brad Stewart 15 57kg 78
3 21250x377x SHOGUN SUN Kelly Schweida James Orman 5 57kg 74
4 530x11350x MAGNUFIGHTER Gary Duncan Robbie Fradd 6 57kg 75
5 1x71x513 MARBLE James Cummings Damian Browne 10 57kg 75
6 51111x FREDDIE FOX TROT Les Kelly Ryan Plumb 8 57kg 73
7 13×1438 SETOGA Steven O’dea Sean Cormack (late alt) 14 57kg 68
8 511446×666 CORAL BAY Stuart Kendrick Sean Cormack 4 57kg 63
9 15×7 SMART AS ATTACK Les Kelly Bobby El-Issa 7 57kg 60
10 1x1x32222x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES Bjorn Baker Corey Brown 1 55kg 91
11 51215×0685 FOX SWIFT Ciaron Maher Michael Cahill 2 55kg 73
12 3231×15322 JINX ’N’ DRINX John Phelan Micheal Hellyer 3 55kg 68
13 06x11014x3 ABSOLUTLYPOSITIVLY Bryan & Daniel Guy Chris Whiteley 12 55kg 72
14 162x723x2 MEIKAS Robert Heathcote Ron Stewart 9 55kg 68
15 51011 REINDEER MOON Helen Page Daniel Griffin 13 55kg 68

2018 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations

The early Gold Coast Guineas Nominations 2018 close on the Monday of race week and will be published below.

The official 2018 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations drew 20 hopeful three-year-old winter sprinters including the returning Bjorn Baker-trained filly Champagne Cuddles who ran second four times on the trot last spring including in the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) behind Trapeze Artist and the Group 1 Flight Stakes (1600m) behind Alizee.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp. Rating
1 06x11014x3 ABSOLUTLYPOSITIVLY F 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy 72
2 16×133315 BASARA F 3 Tony Sears 73
3 1x1x32222x CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES F 3 Bjorn Baker 91
4 511446×666 CORAL BAY G 3 Stuart Kendrick 63
5 51215×0685 FOX SWIFT F 3 Ciaron Maher 72.5
6 51111x FREDDIE FOX TROT G 3 Les Kelly 73
7 3231×15322 JINX ’N’ DRINX F 3 John Phelan 68
8 1x1x417x11 LUCY ROSE F 3 Joe Cleary 77
9 530x11350x MAGNUFIGHTER C 3 Gary Duncan 75
10 011×423 MANICURE F 3 James Cummings 84
11 1x71x513 MARBLE C 3 James Cummings 75
12 162x723x2 MEIKAS F 3 Robert Heathcote 68
13 119x4407x0 OURS TO KEEP G 3 Chris Munce 78
14 17×11 RASPBERRY ROSE (NZ) F 3 Richard Laming 70
15 51011 REINDEER MOON F 3 Helen Page 68
16 13×1438 SETOGA G 3 Steven O’dea 68
17 21250x377x SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida 74
18 115×2 SHOWUS YA DIAMONDS F 3 Barry Lockwood 68
19 15×7 SMART AS ATTACK C 3 Les Kelly 60
20 411x3184x1 WHYPEEO G 3 Toby Edmonds 88

Gold Coast Guineas History

The Gold Coast Guineas was established in 2000, and as such lacks the long illustrious history of many more renowned races. However, it only took until 2008 for the race to be elevated to Group 3 status as a result of increasing prize money and prestige. Today, the Gold Coast Guineas is one of the more highly anticipated races on the Gold Coast racing calendar.

The inaugural running of the race, in 2000, was in March and held over 1400m, as opposed to the current 1200m (2006 onwards). One of the most notable winners of the Gold Coast Guineas is Make Mine Magic, who made the race his sixth straight win, impressive considering the horse had only 6 races under his belt.

Gold Coast Guineas results since the race’s inauguration in 2000 are listed below.

A new track record was set in the 2018 Gold Coast Guineas results by the filly Champagne Cuddles who won in a speedy 1:07.65.

Gold Coast Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Gold Coast Guineas
1st TBD TBD
2nd TBD
3rd TBD
2018
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Champagne Cuddles 1:07.65
2nd Whypeeo
3rd Marble
2017
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Savanna Amour 1:08.42
2nd Heroic Valour
3rd Tessera
2016
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Takedown 1:09.49
2nd Sold For Song
3rd Always Sacred
2015
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Nostradamus 1:10.26
2nd Time For War
3rd Traveston Girl
2014
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Dothraki 1:13.36
2nd Safeguard
3rd Palmera Lad
2013
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Academus 1:8.72
2nd Al Aneed
3rd Dances On Stars
2012
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Florentina 1:14.46
2nd Punch On
3rd Double Impact
2011
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Military Rose 1:11.89
2nd Celtic Dancer
3rd Skating On Ice
2010
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Beethog 1:10.53
2nd Temple of Boom
3rd Fifteen Carat
2009
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Chakvetadze 1:8.81
2nd Leapfrog
3rd Desuetude
2008
Gold Coast Guineas
1st El Cambio 1:7.95
2nd Xaardante
3rd Heart Of The Citi
2007
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Gold Edition 1:8.44
2nd Grand Reve
3rd J’Adane
2006
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Fashions Afield 1:8.79
2nd Rumbird
3rd Captain Kurt
2005
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Eremein 1:24.58
2nd Legendary Man
3rd Sydney Express
2004
Gold Coast Guineas
1st King’s Chapel 1:20.89
2nd Drunken Joker
3rd Power And Gold
2003
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Tahitian Star 1:22.98
2nd Exquisitely
3rd Striking Victory
2002
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Miss Bussell 1:22.64
2nd Alibarber
3rd Jar Jar Binks
2001
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Ceffyl 1:22.09
2nd Skarloey
3rd Katenian
2000
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Make Mine Magic 1:22.27
2nd Gold Dredge
3rd The Kildare Kid

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