Hawkesbury Guineas

The Hawkesbury Guineas is a Group 3 Sydney race run at the end of April during the autumn on Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day.

2020 Hawkesbury Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Dawn Passage
  • 2nd: #13 St Covet's Spirit
  • 3rd: #14 Icebath



The Hawkesbury Guineas is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run on Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day in Sydney during the autumn racing carnival.

The meeting’s headline race is the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) for milers and the Hawkesbury Guineas is one of two other Group 3 status races on the card along with the Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) for fillies and mares.

The Hawkesbury Guineas is run over 1400m and the three-year-olds in the field face off at set weights plus penalties for a share in the $200,000 in prize money. The 2020 edition of the Hawkesbury Guineas took place at Rosehill Gardens and offered $160,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Horses in the Hawkesbury Guineas field may come via a number of different Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up races including the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) held at Randwick during ‘The Championships’.

Good follow-up races could include those during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival including the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) and the Hawkesbury Guineas – QTC Cup double was recently achieved by Spill The Beans (2016). The Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) is another Brisbane race run during the winter for Hawkesbury Guineas graduates and in 2016 Denmagic ran second in both races, while Sambro (2018) did the double.

The 2020 Hawkesbury Guineas ran on Saturday April 25, 2020 and was won by the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Dawn Passage at Rosehill Gardens. 

Hawkesbury Guineas 2020
Date: Saturday April 25, 2020
Track: Hawkesbury Racecourse (Rosehill in 2020 due to COVID-19)
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO / Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000 ($160,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19)

2020 Hawkesbury Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Dawn Passage 
  • 2nd: #13 St Covet’s Spirit
  • 3rd: #14 Icebath
Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 DAWN PASSAGE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 10 57kg $8
2 13 ST COVET’S SPIRIT Jason Coyle Jason Collett 2.8L 9 54kg $11
3 14 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Glen Boss 3L 5 54kg $8.50
4 12 MIRRA VISION Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 3.4L 7 54kg $26
5 9 MO’S CROWN Jason Coyle Glyn Schofield 3.6L 8 56kg $31
6 6 SPEND Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes James McDonald 4.8L 4 56kg $6.50F
7 3 ELEVEN ELEVEN Gregory Hickman Nash Rawiller 5.2L 11 56kg $7
8 8 CHAT John Thompson Ms Rachel King 5.4L 2 56kg $19
9 5 GROUNDSWELL Anthony Freedman Joshua Parr 6.6L 1 56kg (cd 57kg) $7.50
10 7 RULE THE WORLD Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 11.5L 3 56kg $8
11 10 BATTLEGROUND Peter & Paul Snowden Hugh Bowman 16L 6 56kg $9
SB 4 BANDERSNATCH Gerald Ryan Brenton Avdulla 0 56kg
11 DREAM CIRCLE David Payne 0
2 INDY CAR Anthony Cummings Tommy Berry 0

2020 Hawkesbury Guineas Betting

The season’s best Hawkesbury Guineas 2020 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2020 Hawkesbury Guineas Field

The Hawkesbury Guineas field attracts a class line-up of three-year-olds many of which have form over the distance or even up to a mile and is released the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2020 Hawkesbury Guineas field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in fully below.

Hawkesbury Guineas History

The Hawkesbury Guineas was run for the first time in 2000 and won by Hire. A number of quality gallopers have since taken out the race including Alverta (2007), Neeson (2010) and most famously Chautauqua.

It began as a Listed race before gaining its current Group 3 status in 2014. Originally the event was run as a handicap race, but from 2006 onwards the Hawkesbury Guineas has been held under set weights plus penalties. The distance was also increased from 1200m to 1400m in 2006 and in 2015 it ran at Rosehill Racecourse instead of Hawkesbury Racecourse.

The 2020 Hawkesbury Guineas took place at Rosehill Gardens due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent Hawkesbury Guineas Winners

See below for a full list of Hawkesbury Guineas results and winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Dawn Passage 1 minute 21.50 seconds
2nd St Covet’s Spirit
3rd Icebath
2019
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Military Zone 1 minute 21.34 seconds
2nd Trope
3rd Quackerjack
2018
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Sambro 1 minute 23.21 seconds
2nd Victorem
3rd Beau Geste
2017
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Shazee Lee 1 minute 21.60 seconds
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Salsonic
2016
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Spill The Beans 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Denmagic
3rd Serene Majesty
2015
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Najoom 1 minute 26. 3 seconds
2nd Federal
3rd Bachman
2014
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Katie’s Cove
3rd Barbed
2013
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Limes 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Boban
3rd Ashokan
2012
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Free Wheeling 1 minute 21.0 seconds
2nd Pied A Terre
3rd Bound To Blush
2011
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Pimpala Secret 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd Steps In Time
2010
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Neeson 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Khas Kura
3rd All Legal
2009
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Related 1 minute 23.79 seconds
2nd Rollins
3rd The Astronomer
2008
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Royal Discretion 1 minute 22.11 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Acey Ducey
2007
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Alverta 1 minute 22.03 seconds
2nd Five Ways
3rd Eight Moons
2006
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st The Free Stater 1 minute 22.05 seconds
2nd Spy Zaim
3rd Commemorating
2005
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2004
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Roadagain 1 minute 8.90 seconds
2nd Loftily
3rd Devil’s Diamond
2003 (December)
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Sweet Marmalade 1 minute 11.01 seconds
2nd Lundasong
3rd Happy Ways
2003 (February)
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Pearly Kings 1 minute 9.72 seconds
2nd Maskerado
3rd Miz Riocee
2002
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Shags 1 minute 8.40 seconds
2nd Shouq
3rd Gordo
2001
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st De Valmont 1 minute 11.28 seconds
2nd Zedivain
3rd Kingsgate
2000
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Hire 1 minute 9.17 seconds
2nd Martree
3rd Condotti

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