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.

2019 Sunshine Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Baccarat Baby
  • 2nd: #2 Junipal
  • 3rd: #11 Zavance



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 $140,000, 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 (1500m) held at Eagle Farm on Stradbroke Handicap Day the Saturday prior is considered a solid lead up race, along with the Listed Daybreak Lover (1400m).

The 2019 Sunshine Coast Guineas ran on Saturday June 29, 2019 and was won impressively by the favourite Baccarat Baby. 

Sunshine Coast Guineas
Date: Saturday June 29, 2019
Track: Sunshine Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $140,000

2019 Sunshine Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Baccarat Baby
  • 2nd: #2 Junipal
  • 3rd: #11 Zavance

The Sunshine Coast Guineas 2019 results saw local filly Baccarat Baby overcome a wide run without cover to storm over the top of her rivals late with an impressive 2.5 length success.

Read more on the Sunshine Coast Guineas win by Baccarat Baby – the next Winx?

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 9 BACCARAT BABY David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 12 55kg $3.70
2 2 JUNIPAL Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Ryan Maloney 2.5L 3 57kg $3.60F
3 11 ZAVANCE Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 2.7L 13 55kg $18
4 15 SHIJIN Scott Morrisey Glen Boss 4.95L 8 55kg $41
5 14 STATUESQUELY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Robbie Fradd 6.2L 6 55kg $8
6 7 ONE MORE CAST Liam Birchley Matthew McGillivray 6.3L 4 57kg $151
7 8 PENNINO Darryl Hansen Ms Tiffani Brooker 7.8L 11 55kg $31
8 12 ASHARANI Kris Lees Larry Cassidy 10.55L 10 55kg $12
9 3 STARKERS Chris Munce Sean Cormack 10.75L 5 57kg $41
10 5 BLUE COMET Noel Doyle Dale Smith 10.85L 14 57kg $151
11 6 ENTERPRISE JACK Michael Lakey Brad Stewart 11.85L 1 57kg $71
12 10 MALAHIDE Michael Costa Ron Stewart 16.1L 15 55kg $5.50
13 16 SLEEPY HEART Matthew Dunn Jeff Lloyd 24.1L 7 55kg $51
14 4 CONQUER THE STARS Craig Cousins Luke Tarrant 26.1L 9 57kg $201
15 1 LEONARDO DA HINCHI Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Brad Rawiller 36.35L 2 57kg $11
13 TAKOTSUBO Rex Lipp Tegan Harrison 0

2019 Sunshine Coast Guineas Odds

The winter’s latest Sunshine Coast Guineas 2019 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au this Caloundra Cup Day will be available below once the field is released.

2019 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 2019 Field & Barriers are released by Racing Queensland  the Wednesday of race week and will be listed below.

2019 Sunshine Coast Guineas Nominations

The Sunshine Coast Guineas 2019 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to Caloundra Cup Day and will be available below as soon as released.

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) who would go on to become Australian racing’s greatest horse.

The 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas winner The Bostonian also franked the form of the race the following winter in Brisbane winning the Group 1 Doomben 10,0000 / Kingsford-Smith Cup double. Sunshine Guineas results since 2000 are listed below.

Sunshine Coast Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2019
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Baccarat Baby 1 minute 41.81 seconds
2nd Junipal
3rd Zavance
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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