Randwick Guineas

Randwick Guineas ? Race Details:

When:
Mid-March
Track Location:
Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
Race Distance:
1600m
Race Status:
Group 1
Race Conditions:
Three-Year-Olds Open ? Set Weights
Set Weights:
Colts & Geldings ? 56.5kg / Fillies ? 54.5kg
Stakes:
$550 000
Inaugurated:
1935

The first race of the esteemed three-year-old Australian Triple Crown, the Randwick Guineas is a Group One event that takes place in March during the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. The race is held at the Royal Randwick racecourse and is conducted by the Australian Jockey Club (AJC).

The three-year-old entries must run a distance of 1600m under set weight conditions when competing for the $550 000 purse the Randwick Guineas has on offer. The winner of the Randwick Guineas is exempt from ballot for the AJC Australian Derby, which is the final leg of the Triple Crown series, and the Doncaster Handicap.

The event attracts the best sprinters and gallopers from across the nation and its inclusion in the Triple Crown establishes it as one of the premier three-year-old races in Australia.

A good lead-up race to the Randwick Guineas is the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) a weeknight before.

Entries in the Randwick Guineas may go on to compete in events including the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m), the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) and of course the other two legs in the Triple Crown, the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and the AJC Australian Derby (2400m).

Randwick Guineas ? Last 10 Years of Race Results:

Year

Place

Horse

Time

 
2009
Randwick Guineas
1st
Metal Bender
1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd Rock Kingdom
3rd Caymans
 
2008
Randwick Guineas
1st
Weekend Hussler
1 minute 36.3 seconds
2nd Triple Honour
3rd Arlington
 
2007
Randwick Guineas
1st
Mentality
1 minute 35.7 seconds
2nd Teranaba
3rd Sniper’s Bullet
 
2006
Randwick Guineas
1st
Hotel Grand
1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Flying Pegasus
3rd Primus
 
2005
Randwick Guineas
1st
Jymcarew
1 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Eremein
3rd Cheval De Troy
 
2004
Randwick Guineas
1st
Niello
1 minute 57.2 seconds
2nd Timbourina
3rd Dancing Daggers
 
2003
Randwick Guineas
1st
Fine Society
1 minute 57 seconds
2nd Beaver
3rd Hydrometer
 
2002
Randwick Guineas
1st
Carnegie Express
1 minute 56.2 seconds
2nd Pentastic
3rd Another Warrior
 
2001
Randwick Guineas
1st
Universal Prince
1 minute 57.4 seconds
2nd Danamite
3rd Scenic Warrior
 
2000
Randwick Guineas
1st
Fairway
1 minute 58.7 seconds
2nd Oval Office
3rd Cloth Of God