Gold Coast Guineas

The Gold Coast Guineas is a Group 3 sprint held during May on AD Hollindale Stakes Day as a lead-up to the three-years-old races of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival. For 2020 there was no A.D. Hollindale Stakes due to COVID-19.

2020 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Hightail
  • 2nd: #1 The Odyssey
  • 3rd: #10 Exhilarates



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 $140,000, 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.

For the 2020 edition of the Gold Coast Guineas, the prize money was down to $125,000 and there is no 2020 A.D. Hollindale Stakes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 2020 Gold Coast Guineas ran on Saturday May 16, 2020 as the feature race on an A.D. Hollindale-free card due to COVID-19 and was won by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained favourite Hightail. 

2020 Gold Coast Guineas Info:
Date: Saturday May 16, 2020
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $140,000 ($125,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Hightail
  • 2nd: #1 The Odyssey
  • 3rd: #10 Exhilarates

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Magic Millions Guineas fourth placegetter from the summer, Hightail ($3.60F) saluted for the punters in a high-pressure edition of the Gold Coast Guineas in 2020 with a late lunge to defeat The Odyssey ($7.50) right on the line ahead of a potential Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap bid.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Gold Coast Guineas results dominated by Hightail.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 2 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Ryan Maloney 8 57kg $3.60F
2 1 THE ODYSSEY Kelly Schweida Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 0.1L 12 57kg $7.50
3 10 EXHILARATES James Cummings Robbie Fradd 1.1L 13 55kg $4
4 7 SCATHING Chris Munce Justin Huxtable (a) 1.9L 6 57kg $41
5 15 READY BABE Mark Currie Matthew McGillivray 2.4L 14 55kg $51
6 6 RUUCA Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 2.7L 7 57kg $31
7 5 GARIBALDI Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 2.8L 4 57kg $19
8 8 COMMAND’N’CONQUER Steve Tregea James Orman 3.3L 9 57kg $6
9 4 BELLEVUE HILL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Cahill 4L 2 57kg $13
10 3 STAMPE Chris Munce Sean Cormack 5L 1 57kg $26
11 13 ZAC ATTACK Toby & Trent Edmonds Baylee Nothdurft (a) 6.5L 5 55kg $51
12 12 BARODA Toby & Trent Edmonds Andrew Mallyon 7.3L 11 55kg $21
13 16 ELEGANT GRACE Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 10.5L 10 55kg $151
14 17e FINAL DECLARATION Kacy Fogden Jag Guthmann-Chester 11.5L 3 57kg $151
9 FISTICUFFS Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 0
14 SWAN ISLAND Beau Gorman 0
11 NIEDORP Tony Gollan 0

2020 Gold Coast Guineas Odds

The season’s top Gold Coast Guineas 2020 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

Hightail ($3.60 in 2020) was the last favourite in Gold Coast Guineas betting to salute for the punters.

2020 Gold Coast Guineas Field

The official Gold Coast Guineas 2020 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.

A capacity line-up of three-year-olds will face off in the 2020 Gold Coast Guineas field this season including the consistent Toowoomba-trained favourite Command’N’Conquer and Team Snowden’s Gosford Guineas winner Hightail.

Click here to read more on the best fancied three-year-olds in the 2020 Gold Coast Guineas field and betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 4631348111 THE ODYSSEY Kelly Schweida Ms Stephanie Thornton (a) 14 57kg 93
2 2x28x214x1 HIGHTAIL Peter & Paul Snowden Ryan Maloney 8 57kg 89.5
3 12×0132314 STAMPE Chris Munce Sean Cormack 1 57kg 83
4 1217x8x BELLEVUE HILL Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Michael Cahill 2 57kg 84
5 6430x50x22 GARIBALDI Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 4 57kg 75
6 1x310x42 RUUCA Toby & Trent Edmonds Brad Stewart 7 57kg 70
7 12223×11 SCATHING Chris Munce Justin Huxtable (a) 6 57kg 74
8 1112 COMMAND’N’CONQUER Steve Tregea James Orman 10 57kg 74.5
9 03x113x124 FISTICUFFS Toby & Trent Edmonds Matthew McGillivray 11 57kg 73
10 0x1127x53x EXHILARATES James Cummings Robbie Fradd 15 55kg 96
11 3x26024x11 NIEDORP Tony Gollan 9 55kg 82
12 6x3111x31 BARODA Toby & Trent Edmonds Andrew Mallyon 13 55kg 77.5
13 1x91170x15 ZAC ATTACK Toby & Trent Edmonds Baylee Nothdurft (a) 5 55kg 76.5
14 337×592161 SWAN ISLAND Beau Gorman TBA 16 55kg 61
15 1×12 READY BABE Mark Currie TBA 17 55kg 66
16 34×241 ELEGANT GRACE Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 12 55kg 61
17e 1 FINAL DECLARATION Kacy Fogden Jag Guthmann-Chester 3 57kg 63

2020 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations

The early Gold Coast Guineas Nominations 2020 close on the Monday of race week and will be published below.

The 2020 Gold Coast nominations attracted 26 smart three-year-olds including local Epaulette filly Baroda who won at the track and distance earlier in the month, the Godolphin-raced Magic Millions 3YO Guineas third placed Exhilarates and Peter & Paul Snowden’s Gosford Guineas winner Hightail.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 22×1 ALL TO DO G 3 Stuart Kendrick
2 426×2261 ASTRALIS F 3 Matthew Dunn
3 6x3111x31 BARODA F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
4 1x20x0x BELLA ROSA F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
5 1217x8x BELLEVUE HILL C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
6 1112 COMMAND’N’CONQUER G 3 Steve Tregea
7 34×241 ELEGANT GRACE F 3 Kris Lees
8 0x1127x53x EXHILARATES F 3 James Cummings
9 1 FINAL DECLARATION G 3 Kacy Fogden
10 03x113x124 FISTICUFFS G 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
11 6430x50x22 GARIBALDI C 3 Tony Gollan
12 2x28x214x1 HIGHTAIL G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
13 8x110x3 LADY APPLETON F 3 Barry Baldwin
14 3x26024x11 NIEDORP F 3 Tony Gollan
15 1×12 READY BABE F 3 Mark Currie
16 1x4432456x ROTHENBURG G 3 Matthew Dunn
17 1x310x42 RUUCA C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
18 12223×11 SCATHING G 3 Chris Munce
19 x111626x45 SCOUT G 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
20 12×0132314 STAMPE G 3 Chris Munce
21 x12x1110x5 SUGAR BOOM F 3 Tony Gollan
22 6x1x219x43 SUKWHINDER F 3 Michael Costa
23 337×592161 SWAN ISLAND F 3 Beau Gorman
24 4631348111 THE ODYSSEY C 3 Kelly Schweida
25 4x1132521x VIOLET F 3 Michael Nolan
26 1x91170x15 ZAC ATTACK F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds

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
2020
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Hightail 1:08.71
2nd The Odyssey
3rd Exhilarates
2019
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Pennino  1:14.89
2nd Defence Missile
3rd Million
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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