Gold Coast Guineas

The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas is a Group 3 sprint held during early May.

Gold Coast Guineas News

Takedown Takes Out 2016 Gold Coast Guineas

Takedown Takes Out 2016 Gold Coast Guineas

Takedbown has justified his clear favouritism on the Gold Coast this afternoon; withstanding an impressive late charge by Queenslander Sold For Song to win the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m).

Takedown withstood a late charge by Sold For Song to win the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas this afternoon. Photo: Daniel Costello

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The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas is a 1200m sprint held annually at the Gold Coast Racecourse on Prime Minister’s Cup Day. With total prize money of $125,000, the Gold Coast Guineas is not the richest race on the day, but one of the most prestigious. The Gold Coast Guineas shares its race card with the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) and Listed races Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m), Silk Stocking (1200m), and Prime Minister’s Cup (1300m).

A good quality sprint which generally attracts decent talent, the Gold Coast Guineas is often used by trainers as a lead-up event to the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas will be run on Saturday May 7, 2016.

Gold Coast Guineas Info:
Date: Saturday May 7, 2016
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000

2016 Gold Coast Guineas Field

The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas field is provided here.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 7x3467x243 TAKEDOWN Gary Moore Tim Clark 5 57kg 92
2 8x2222x213 BIG TREE Peter Balzen Paul Hammersley 11 57kg 82
3 1611841449 CRAIGLEA WANDOO Krystle Johnston Anthony Allen 14 57kg 75
4 114×1923 SANTA ANA LANE Lee & Anthony Freedman Damian Browne 2 57kg 85
5 42x43911x4 PRIVLAKA Robert Heathcote Glen Colless 3 57kg 75
6 x0615088x5 IN HIS STRIDE Rex Lipp Brad Pengelly 7 57kg 69
7 05×6530253 REDSSON QTIS Bonus Scheme Bruce W Hill Jason Collett 1 57kg 65
8 16x4226x1 PERFECT DARE Matthew Dunn Jim Byrne 12 57kg 72.5
9 2415×33337 TAILLEVENT Bruce W Hill James Orman (a) 17 57kg 67
10 14x2153x1 ALWAYS SACRED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 8 57kg 73
11 424×127211 AUSSIE JACK Barry Lockwood 18 57kg 70
12 112126×68 BLUEBERRY HILL Liam Birchley Michael Cahill 9 55kg 82
13 121×2 SOLD FOR SONG Kevin Kemp Luke Dittman (a) 15 55kg 78
14 1×2131 DIVINE CENTURI Stuart Kendrick Ryan Wiggins 20 55kg 80
15 4x141234x1 HESITATION Kelso Wood James McDonald 16 55kg 73
16 51×164 BRIGADOON RISE Peter & Paul Snowden Blake Shinn 4 55kg 74
17e 434x116x36 WINNING ACCORD Bruce W Hill Luke Rolls 10 57kg 65
18e x4182x2111 UNO BEST Paul Facoory 6 57kg 73
19e 5x52283x1 DEVIL’S FIRE David Kelly 19 57kg 61
20e 1 THE VIRGINIAN Toby Edmonds 13 57kg 61

2016 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations

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 are listed below.

Gold Coast Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Takedown 1:09.49
2nd Sold For Song
3rd Always Sacred
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Nostradamus 1:10.26
2nd Time For War
3rd Traveston Girl
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Dothraki 1:13.36
2nd Safeguard
3rd Palmera Lad
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Academus 1:8.72
2nd Al Aneed
3rd Dances On Stars
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Florentina 1:14.46
2nd Punch On
3rd Double Impact
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Military Rose 1:11.89
2nd Celtic Dancer
3rd Skating On Ice
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Beethog 1:10.53
2nd Temple of Boom
3rd Fifteen Carat
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Chakvetadze 1:8.81
2nd Leapfrog
3rd Desuetude
Gold Coast Guineas
1st El Cambio 1:7.95
2nd Xaardante
3rd Heart Of The Citi
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Gold Edition 1:8.44
2nd Grand Reve
3rd J’Adane
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Fashions Afield 1:8.79
2nd Rumbird
3rd Captain Kurt
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Eremein 1:24.58
2nd Legendary Man
3rd Sydney Express
Gold Coast Guineas
1st King’s Chapel 1:20.89
2nd Drunken Joker
3rd Power And Gold
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Tahitian Star 1:22.98
2nd Exquisitely
3rd Striking Victory
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Miss Bussell 1:22.64
2nd Alibarber
3rd Jar Jar Binks
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Ceffyl 1:22.09
2nd Skarloey
3rd Katenian
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Make Mine Magic 1:22.27
2nd Gold Dredge
3rd The Kildare Kid