Winx Guineas (Sunshine Coast Guineas)

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

2022 Winx Guineas Results

  • 1st: #6 Majestic Colour
  • 2nd: #7 Tarex
  • 3rd: #11 Rayjen



The Sunshine Coast Guineas – now known as the Winx Guineas in honour of the event’s 2015 champion Winx – is a Group 3 race held annually at Sunshine Coast Racecourse. The Sunshine Coast Guineas brings up the tail end of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and represents some of the last black-type racing in Queensland before the break for the winter.

The Winx Guineas is traditionally held on Caloundra Cup Day, alongside the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) and the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m).

Offering $200,000 in prize money as of 2022, the Winx Guineas is a mile event raced over 1600m. Entrants 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 held at Eagle Farm is considered a solid lead up race, along with the Listed Daybreak Lover Stakes (1400m).

In 2020 the Sunshine Coast Guineas was renamed the Winx Guineas in honour of the 2015 champion Winx who went on to become the sole four-time Cox Plate champion in history.

The 2020 Winx Guineas also ran as the feature race at Caloundra without a 2020 edition of the Caloundra Cup taking place due to COVID-19 and a number of restrictions and reductions to the entire Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. It was also worth a reduced $125,000 in prize money before enjoying a prize money boost the following season.

The 2022 Winx Guineas ran on Saturday July 2nd, 2022 at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and was won by the in-form Kelly Schweida-trained Majestic Colour ($4.60). 

Winx Guineas
Date: Saturday July 2nd, 2022
Track: Sunshine Coast Racecourse, Caloundra
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $200,000

2022 Winx Guineas Results

  • 1st: #6 Majestic Colour ($4.60)
  • 2nd: #7 Tarex
  • 3rd: #11 Rayjen

Jockey James Orman continued his lovely association with the progressive Kelly Schweida-trained Majestic Colour ($4.60) who made it four straight wins with an impressive two-length victory on a Heavy (10) in the Winx Guineas 2022 results.

Click here to read more on the comprehensive 2022 Winx Guineas win by So You Think gelding Majestic Colour.

2022 Winx Guineas Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 MAJESTIC COLOUR Kelly Schweida James Orman 13 57kg $4.60
2 7 TAREX (NZ) Lawrie Mayfield-Smith Kyle Wilson-Taylor (a) 2L 14 57kg $9.50
3 11 RAYJEN Robert Heathcote Taylor Marshall 3L 11 55kg $41
4 4 WHITEWATER David Vandyke Jim Byrne 3.1L 6 57kg $14
5 15 CHAMPAGNE POP Robert Heathcote Jaden Lloyd (a) 5.1L 12 55kg $15
6 2 BATTLETON Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 5.3L 4 57kg $3F
7 13 NOTIONS Richard & Will Freedman Ben Thompson 6.1L 5 55kg $26
8 10 INDISCREETLY Danny Bougoure Mark Du Plessis 6.2L 2 55kg $6
9 12 ROSE OF DUPORTH Stuart Kendrick Ms Leah Kilner (a) 6.7L 9 55kg $31
10 9 PRINCE ALBY (NZ) Kelvin Tyler Adin Thompson (a) 8.7L 10 57kg $91
11 3 COLLAY’S SPIRIT (NZ) Ryan Tyrell Ms Tiffani Brooker 8.8L 8 57kg $61
12 16 LOVIN’ DE QUO Darryl Ward Nathan Thomas 10.1L 15 55kg $151
13 8 MASTER MARKO (NZ) Kelvin Tyler Ms Samantha Collett 12.9L 7 57kg $91
14 14 SEBRING’S ROSE David Pfieffer Larry Cassidy 17.4L 1 55kg $31
15 5 ASHGROVE Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 42.2L 3 57kg $15
1 SUBTERRANEAN Matthew Dunn Brodie Loy 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Winx Guineas Betting Odds

The winter’s latest Winx Guineas 2022 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au this Caloundra Cup Day will be available below once the field is released.

Wapiti ($2.45 in 2020) was the last favourite in Winx Guineas betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Winx 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 (1400m) from Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The official Sunshine Coast Winx Guineas 2022 Field & Barriers are released by Racing Queensland  the Wednesday of race week and will be listed below.

The 2022 Winx Guineas final field features 16 smart three-year-olds led in betting by the Bjorn Baker-trained Battleton in barrier four coming off a lead-up second in the Group 3 Gunsynd Classic in Brisbane.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the 2022 Winx Guineas field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 80x500x751 SUBTERRANEAN Matthew Dunn Brodie Loy 12 57kg 76.5
2 1125×332 BATTLETON Bjorn Baker Nash Rawiller 4 57kg 84
3 1210x938P5 COLLAY’S SPIRIT (NZ) Ryan Tyrell Ms Tiffani Brooker 8 57kg 71
4 2124×1051 WHITEWATER David Vandyke Jim Byrne 6 57kg 70
5 3313×5305 ASHGROVE Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 3 57kg 70
6 25×111 MAJESTIC COLOUR Kelly Schweida James Orman 14 57kg 70
7 0212×13 TAREX (NZ) Lawrie Mayfield-Smith Kyle Wilson-Taylor (a) 15 57kg 64
8 03234×4128 MASTER MARKO (NZ) Kelvin Tyler Ms Samantha Collett 7 57kg 65
9 481×3537 PRINCE ALBY (NZ) Kelvin Tyler Adin Thompson (a) 10 57kg 64
10 1110×2 INDISCREETLY Danny Bougoure Mark Du Plessis 2 55kg 74
11 2x310x9x42 RAYJEN Robert Heathcote Taylor Marshall 11 55kg 69
12 x234311232 ROSE OF DUPORTH Stuart Kendrick Ms Leah Kilner (a) 9 55kg 63
13 61217×81 NOTIONS Richard & Will Freedman Ben Thompson 5 55kg 68
14 1x372x041 SEBRING’S ROSE David Pfieffer Larry Cassidy 1 55kg 64
15 442×65221 CHAMPAGNE POP Robert Heathcote Jaden Lloyd (a) 13 55kg 60
16 8x9x01 LOVIN’ DE QUO Darryl Ward Nathan Thomas 16 55kg 57

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2022 Winx Guineas Nominations

The Sunshine Coast Winx Guineas 2022 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race and will be available below as soon as released.

The 2022 Winx Guineas nominations drew 23 three-year-olds led in all-in betting by Battleton coming off a second in Brisbane’s Group 3 Gunsynd Classic.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 3313×5305 ASHGROVE C 3 Tony Gollan 70
2 29212 BADGERS NUTS (NZ) G 3 Shaune Ritchie & Colm Murray 62
3 1125×332 BATTLETON G 3 Bjorn Baker 84
4 442×65221 CHAMPAGNE POP F 3 Robert Heathcote 60
5 1210x938P5 COLLAY’S SPIRIT (NZ) G 3 Ryan Tyrell 71
6 1825×57 FINSCEAL G 3 Chris Munce 59
7 917×13 FLOWER MOON F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 64
8 1110×2 INDISCREETLY F 3 Danny Bougoure 74
9 8x9x01 LOVIN’ DE QUO F 3 Darryl Ward 57
10 6x8436x614 LUCKY BEAN F 3 Paul Butterworth 55
11 25×111 MAJESTIC COLOUR G 3 Kelly Schweida 70
12 03234×4128 MASTER MARKO (NZ) G 3 Kelvin Tyler 65
13 61217×81 NOTIONS F 3 Richard & Will Freedman 68
14 481×3537 PRINCE ALBY (NZ) C 3 Kelvin Tyler 64
15 2x310x9x42 RAYJEN F 3 Robert Heathcote 69
16 x40341x394 RICHUNCLEMONEYBAGS G 3 Stuart Kendrick 57
17 x234311232 ROSE OF DUPORTH F 3 Stuart Kendrick 63
18 1x372x041 SEBRING’S ROSE F 3 David Pfieffer 64
19 80x500x751 SUBTERRANEAN G 3 Matthew Dunn 76.5
20 13×63351 SUNGBLUE G 3 Brett Cavanough 65
21 0212×13 TAREX (NZ) G 3 Lawrie Mayfield-Smith 64
22 x597528027 TEE AMICI G 3 Scott Morrisey 51
23 2124×1051 WHITEWATER G 3 David Vandyke 70

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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.

In 2020 the Sunshine Coast Guineas was renamed the Winx Guineas to honour the 2015 winning filly Winx who went on to make history over her brilliant career that included a record four Cox Plate victories.

Sunshine Coast / Winx Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2022
Winx Guineas
1st Majestic Colour T1 minute 41.44 seconds
2nd Tarex
3rd Rayjen
2021
Winx Guineas
1st Our Playboy 1 minute 37.85 seconds
2nd Dzsenifer
3rd Not An Option
2020
Winx Guineas
1st Wapiti 1 minute 40.32 seconds
2nd Knight Mariner
3rd Love Express
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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