Sunshine Coast Guineas

The Sunshine Coast Guineasis a Group 3 mile feature for three-year-olds run on Caloundra Cup Day at the tail end of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: The Bostonian
  • 2nd: Bold Assassin
  • 3rd: Go Dixie



The Sunshine Coast Guineas is a Group 3 race held annually at Sunshine Coast Racecourse. The Sunshine Coast Guineas brings up the tailend of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and represents some of the last black-type racing in Queensland before the break for the winter.

The Sunshine Coast Guineas is held on Caloundra Cup Day, alongside the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) and the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m). Paying $125,000, the Sunshine Coast Guineas is not the richest race on the day (both listed events pay $175,000), however it does attract a quality field. A mile event raced over 1600m, entrants in the Sunshine Coast Guineas tend to be the three-year-old horses at the end of their winter campaign looking to collect one last black-type trophy before resting for the winter.

The Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m) held at Eagle Farm on Queensland Oaks Day is considered a solid lead up race, along with the Listed Daybreak Lover (1400m) held on Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas ran on July 1, 2018.

Sunshine Coast Guineas
Date: July 1, 2018
Track: Sunshine Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Results

The Sunshine Coast Guineas 2018 Results & Finishing Order will be found below, The race is set to take place on the last day of the Financial Year up at the Sunshine Coast racecourse.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 2 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Michael Cahill 7 57kg $2.60F
2 6 BOLD ASSASSIN Garnett Taylor Ryan Wiggins 0.75L 9 57kg $19
3 7 GO DIXIE (NZ) Scott Morrisey Ron Stewart 1.15L 11 57kg $19
4 1 MISHANI BULLITT Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 2.2L 12 57kg $7
5 4 MAGNUFIGHTER Gary Duncan Matthew McGillivray 2.4L 6 57kg $11
6 16 UNIQUE MAGIC (NZ) Donald Baker Skye Bogenhuber 2.7L 5 55kg $21
7 3 SEAWAY (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Colless 2.8L 8 57kg $3
8 12 FIGHTING TEO Kevin Kemp Nozi Tomizawa 3.3L 10 57kg $101
9 9 ENTERPRISE MOSS Michael Lakey Larry Cassidy 5.1L 2 57kg $41
10 8 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) Henry Dwyer Jake Bayliss 5.3L 3 57kg $26
11 11 MEYIWA HITAM MAWAR John Holcombe Tiffani Brooker 16.8L 1 57kg $151
12 10 THE ICE KNIGHT (NZ) Nigel Tiley Michael McNab 17.8L 4 57kg $51

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Odds

The winter’s latest Sunshine Coast Guineas 2018 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au this Caloundra Cup Day are available below.

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Field

The Sunshine Coast Guineas field features 18 runners and attracts a host of end-of-winter three-year-olds coming off lead-up races held during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Gallopers may have had a lead-up run in a race like the Queensland Guineas, or the fillies in the Sunshine Coast Guineas field may be graduates out of the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes.

The official Sunshine Coast Guineas 2018 Field & Barriers is now released by Racing Queensland and can be seen published in full below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 0821×15336 MISHANI BULLITT Chris Anderson Brad Stewart 16 57kg 83
2 11x1256x11 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) Tony Pike Michael Cahill 10 57kg 88
3 211×72122 SEAWAY (NZ) Chris Waller Glen Colless 11 57kg 84
4 x11350x663 MAGNUFIGHTER Gary Duncan Matthew McGillivray 9 57kg 78
5 4362×47115 RADIANT CHOICE Stirling Osland 4 57kg 73
6 6132153013 BOLD ASSASSIN Garnett Taylor Ryan Wiggins 12 57kg 66
7 3758272221 GO DIXIE (NZ) Scott Morrisey Paul Hammersley 15 57kg 63
8 40×227011 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) Henry Dwyer Jake Bayliss 6 57kg 64
9 126×493255 ENTERPRISE MOSS Michael Lakey Glen Colless 2 57kg 62
10 2411360265 THE ICE KNIGHT (NZ) Nigel Tiley Michael McNab 7 57kg 66
11 30×4343219 MEYIWA HITAM MAWAR John Holcombe Tiffani Brooker 1 57kg 60
12 415×5661 FIGHTING TEO Kevin Kemp 13 57kg 61
13 188 CINNAMON MISSILE Matthew Dunn 5 57kg 60
14 253×270115 TOUCH OF MINK Matthew Smith Jim Byrne 14 55kg 72.5
15 32x3x211x7 ITALIA BELLA Stuart Kendrick 3 55kg 73
16 312×621111 UNIQUE MAGIC (NZ) Donald Baker Ms Skye Bogenhuber 8 55kg 76.5

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations

The Sunshine Coast Guineas 2018 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to Caloundra Cup Day and will be available below as soon as released.

The 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations attracted 24 hopefuls this winter including Mishani Bullitt and NZ trained Galloper The Bostonian.

No Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 58x6214x12 AMTHAAL F 3 Ben Currie
2 5249×2142 BLUEBROOK G 3 Kelly Schweida
3 6132153013 BOLD ASSASSIN G 3 Garnett Taylor
4 188 CINNAMON MISSILE C 3 Matthew Dunn
5 08x212x191 EMINENT G 3 David Vandyke
6 126×493255 ENTERPRISE MOSS C 3 Michael Lakey
7 415×5661 FIGHTING TEO G 3 Kevin Kemp
8 3758272221 GO DIXIE (NZ) G 3 Scott Morrisey
9 01×2024721 GOLDEN SHEAF F 3 David Vandyke
10 226×213116 GRESHAM G 3 Chris Waller
11 40×227011 HEIR TO THE THRONE (NZ) G 3 Henry Dwyer
12 32x3x211x7 ITALIA BELLA F 3 Stuart Kendrick
13 x11350x663 MAGNUFIGHTER C 3 Gary Duncan
14 30×4343219 MEYIWA HITAM MAWAR G 3 John Holcombe
15 0821×15336 MISHANI BULLITT C 3 Chris Anderson
16 4362×47115 RADIANT CHOICE G 3 Stirling Osland
17 1x853x19 SACRED REBEL G 3 Tony Pike
18 211×72122 SEAWAY (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller
19 50x377x455 SHOGUN SUN G 3 Kelly Schweida
20 11x1256x11 THE BOSTONIAN (NZ) G 3 Tony Pike
21 2411360265 THE ICE KNIGHT (NZ) G 3 Nigel Tiley
22 253×270115 TOUCH OF MINK F 3 Matthew Smith
23 21×3423240 TURNBERRY G 3 Kris Lees
24 312×621111 UNIQUE MAGIC (NZ) F 3 Donald Baker

Sunshine Coast Guineas History

The Sunshine Coast Guineas ran as a listed race for the last time in 2012, as it was upgraded to Group 3 shortly after and ran as such for the 2013 edition. Prior to 2006, the race was unlisted; improving fields and its standing as a decent mile event led to the decision to upgrade its standing.

Notable winners of the Sunshine Coast Guineas include Shenzhou Steeds (2011), Diamondsondinside (2006) and Sunset (2000). Of course the standout Sunshine Coast winner in history is Winx (2015). Sunshine Guineas results since 2000 are listed below.

Sunshine Coast Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2018
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st The Bostonian 1 minute 41.1 seconds
2nd Bold Assassin
3rd Go Dixie
2017
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Crack Me Up 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd My True Love
3rd Flow
2016
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Tivaci 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd High Spirit
3rd Sold For Song
2015
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Winx 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Ulmann
3rd Worthy Cause
2014
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Hopfgarten 1 minute 35.93 seconds
2nd Miss Husson
3rd Fast Arrow
2013
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Eximius 1 minute 43.7 seconds
2nd Casino Card
3rd Luke’s Luck
2012
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Tuskegee Hawk 1 minute 42.43 seconds
2nd Double Impact
3rd Goldslick
2011
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Shenzhou Steeds 1 minute 38.71 seconds
2nd Under The Eiffel
3rd Benny’s Buttons
2010
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Fifteen Carat 1 minute 37.59 seconds
2nd Startling Pleasure
3rd Carrara
2009
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Za Magic 1 minute 45.82 seconds
2nd Walk In The Park
3rd Syndrome
2008
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Sam’s Express 1 minute 36.83 seconds
2nd Save A Buck
3rd Prima Nova
2007
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Maslins Beach 1 minute 41.74 seconds
2nd Sequential Charm
3rd Danehill Princess
2006
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Diamondsondinside 1 minute 39.51 seconds
2nd Fulmonti
3rd Newgrange
2005
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Atapi 1 minute 42.33 seconds
2nd Thee Auld Hussie
3rd Argyle Lass
2004
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Au Chocolat 1 minute 36.56 seconds
2nd Sahara Jay
3rd Beat That
2003
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Paper Kings 1 minute 38.95 seconds
2nd Amex
3rd Lamond
2002
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Smart Chariot 1 minute 35.08 seconds
2nd Astana
3rd Lady With The Lamp
2001
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Amaizcay 1 minute 37.25 seconds
2nd Major Force
3rd Awesome Edge
2000
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Sunset 1 minute 38.97 seconds
2nd Sun Screen
3rd Midshipmen All

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