Randwick Guineas

The Randwick Guineas is a Group 1 event held at Randwick Racecourse in early March as one of the early features of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Randwick Guineas Results

  • 1st: #5 Shadow Hero
  • 2nd: #3 Microphone
  • 3rd: #6 Brandenburg



The Randwick Guineas is held at New South Wales’ premier track, Royal Randwick Racecourse, during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival in early to mid-March each year.

Run over 1600m and offering $1 million in prize money, the Randwick Guineas is open to all 3 year old horses. As a set weight race, colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and fillies must carry 54.5kg.

The Randwick Guineas replaced the 1900m Canterbury Guineas after 2005. The Randwick Guineas winner gains automatic qualification for both the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m) and the Group 1 Doncaster Mile (1600m) held in April during Sydney’s ‘The Championships’.

Randwick Guineas Day features two Group 1 races with the marquee event supported by the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m). A host of other Group status races also take place at the meeting including the Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1000m) and two Group 2 status Golden Slipper Stakes lead-up races – the Reisling Stakes and Todman Stakes.

The major lead-up race to the event is the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m). Recent three-year-olds to complete the Hobartville Stakes – Randwick Guineas double include The Autumn Sun (2019), Kementari (2018), Hallowed Crown (2015), Dissident (2014) and Ilovethiscity (2011).

The best out of the Randwick Guineas field may continue onto the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) run over more meters a fortnight later on Golden Slipper Stakes Day. The Autumn Sun (2019) and It’s A Dundeel (2013) are the latest horses to win the Randwick – Rosehill Guineas double.

The 2020 Randwick Guineas ran on Saturday March 7, 2020 and was won by Spring Champion Stakes winner Shadow Hero. 

Randwick Guineas 2020
Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

2020 Randwick Guineas Results

  • 1st: #5 Shadow Hero
  • 2nd: #3 Microphone
  • 3rd: #6 Brandenburg

Spring Champion Stakes winner Shadow Hero made it two Group 1 wins from two starts at Royal Randwick improving on an unplaced lead-up run fresh in the Hobartville Stakes to charge home in the Randwick Guineas 2020 results ahead of the Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby over further this autumn.

Click here to read more on the eye-catching 2020 Randwick Guineas win by Shadow Hero.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg $6
2 3 MICROPHONE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.8L 12 56.5kg $4.60F
3 6 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 0.9L 9 56.5kg $5.50
4 8 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 1.1L 11 56.5kg $12
5 4 WARNING Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 2L 1 56.5kg $9
6 12 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 2.1L 6 56.5kg $41
7 7 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Adam Hyeronimus 2.5L 2 56.5kg $51
8 1 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Kerrin McEvoy 4L 10 56.5kg $4.80
9 11 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Maloney 4.5L 8 56.5kg $21
10 13 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 4.7L 4 56.5kg $151
11 10 PANCHO Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 5.9L 7 56.5kg $12
12 14 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tim Clark 11.6L 5 56.5kg $201
2 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 0
9 KUBRICK Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0

2020 Randwick Guineas Betting

The latest Randwick Guineas 2020 odds will be available below as soon as betting opens at Ladbrokes.com.au.

2020 Randwick Guineas Field

The Randwick Guineas field attracts a line-up of the season’s best middle-distance three-year-olds and is released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday before the race.

The 2020 Randwick Guineas field and barriers will be announced on Wednesday March 4, 2020 and published in full below.

The Randwick Guineas 2020 final field features 14 three-year-olds including the rails-drawn favourite Super Seth racing third-up on the back of a Manfred Stakes win and second when taking on the older horses in the Futurity Stakes on Blue Diamond Day.

Update: Race favourite Super Seth has been scratched from the Randwick Guineas 2020 field due to an elevated temperature and abnormal blood profile. Spring Champion Stakes winner at the track last prep, Shadow Hero, is the new top elect in updated Randwick Guineas betting markets.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 331x4722x6 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Kerrin McEvoy 12 56.5kg 108
2 13x1651x12 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg 108
3 1121x3x613 MICROPHONE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg 103
4 74x34121x7 WARNING Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 2 56.5kg 103
5 214x3115x5 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 4 56.5kg 102
6 23x22122x1 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 11 56.5kg 99
7 55311x68x0 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Adam Hyeronimus 3 56.5kg 95
8 123×82 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 13 56.5kg 92
9 112x4501x8 KUBRICK Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 56.5kg 90
10 153x3121x4 PANCHO Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9 56.5kg 90
11 x142364212 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Maloney 10 56.5kg 87
12 01141×50 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 8 56.5kg 82
13 1134×9 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5 56.5kg 75
14 4x331666x2 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tim Clark 7 56.5kg 60

2020 Randwick Guineas Nominations

The 2020 Randwick Guineas nominations attract in excess of 60 three-year-old hopefuls and will be published in full below.

The Randwick Guineas 2020 nominations attracted 82 potential runners including a host of previous Group 1 champions led in betting by the spring’s Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 331x4722x6 CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 1 56.5kg 108
2 1121x3x613 MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 103
3 13x1651x12 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 3 56.5kg 108
4 65x422x111 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 4 54.5kg 105
5 13x4274x24 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 5 54.5kg 101
6 74x34121x7 WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman 6 56.5kg 103
7 12x2914x16 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 7 54.5kg 105
8 226x550x75 ACCESSION G 3 Chris Waller 8 56.5kg 82
9 214x3115x5 SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham 9 56.5kg 102
10 112x4501x8 KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller 10 56.5kg 90
11 x11251x355 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 11 56.5kg
12 11x211x2 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 12 54.5kg 103
13 1x2517x118 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney 13 56.5kg
14 55311x68x0 PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 14 56.5kg 95
15 23x22122x1 BRANDENBURG (NZ) C 3 John Sargent 15 56.5kg 99
16 x142364212 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 56.5kg 87
17 153x3121x4 PANCHO G 3 Chris Waller 17 56.5kg 90
18 3111x7L0x6 YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 56.5kg 93
19 11x5552x05 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 19 54.5kg 92
20 4x1333x67 GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman 20 56.5kg 80
21 1113112 TRAVELLING LIGHT (NZ) F 3 Ben Foote 21 54.5kg 100
22 1x22176x33 TRUE DETECTIVE G 3 Chris Waller 22 56.5kg 76
23 1111 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 23 54.5kg 84
24 83×1212224 HARLECH (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney 24 56.5kg 97
25 53x25110x7 THOUGHT OF THAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 25 56.5kg 80
26 71115×49 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 26 54.5kg 90
27 345x1421x4 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 27 54.5kg 83
28 1121×272 PROFIT G 3 Chris Anderson 28 56.5kg
29 17104×1 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 29 54.5kg 87
30 01141×50 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 30 56.5kg 82
31 123×82 RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller 31 56.5kg 92
32 17x11x9 CHAINS OF HONOUR G 3 Gerald Ryan 32 56.5kg 76
33 87x11181x3 ASIAGO F 3 James Cummings 33 54.5kg 78
34 7x1223x67 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 34 54.5kg 85
35 8x15158x0 CRAFTMANSHIP (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 35 56.5kg
36 1x2160x12 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 36 54.5kg 78
37 7x61231x5 NUDGE F 3 Chris Waller 37 54.5kg 76
38 11x5x13 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman 38 54.5kg 77
39 x4182x406x CREATOR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 39 56.5kg 70
40 5445×1158 SCORE F 3 John Sadler 40 54.5kg
41 1859x224x4 BALLISTIC BOY G 3 Chris Anderson 41 56.5kg
42 7313027×4 VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little 42 56.5kg
43 12×34 CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman 43 56.5kg
44 1x310x RUUCA C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 44 56.5kg 68
45 7711 VISCOSITY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 45 56.5kg
46 2145x30x61 ERIC THE EEL G 3 Stuart Kendrick 46 56.5kg
47 51×2115 THINK ’N’ FLY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47 56.5kg 72
48 x22121460x ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 48 54.5kg
49 7114×2 STAR OF MICHELIN G 3 Stuart Kendrick 49 56.5kg
50 12×142 BIG PARADE C 3 Clare Cunningham 50 56.5kg 74
51 1×43 SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 51 56.5kg 72
52 1134×9 FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan 52 56.5kg 75
53 23×211 SEA OF LIFE G 3 John O’Shea 53 56.5kg 71
54 472×138413 DESIGNATED G 3 Kristen Buchanan 54 56.5kg 71
55 22x1653x0 REGIMENTAL BAND F 3 Kris Lees 55 54.5kg 68
56 1139×7 BOTTEGA C 3 Gerald Ryan 56 56.5kg 73
57 211×18 HEART OF THE OAK F 3 Gerald Ryan 57 54.5kg 73
58 52121×9 LEWIS C 3 Chris Waller 58 56.5kg 70
59 113×4 HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59 56.5kg
60 1x17x41 KNICKPOINT C 3 James Cummings 60 56.5kg 72
61 32×4 BORN A WARRIOR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 61 56.5kg 68
62 146×41 SAVOURY (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 62 56.5kg 68
63 4x331666x2 SIRMAZE G 3 Jason Coyle 63 56.5kg 60
64 7x353020x2 TREATY OF SEVILLE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64 56.5kg
65 115 KATALIN F 3 James Cummings 65 54.5kg
66 34254126×3 CHUCK A LUCK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 66 56.5kg
67 0721263x ASTRAEUS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 67 56.5kg
68 2211×99 SAVVY LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68 56.5kg
69 31×63 LEGION OF MERIT (NZ) G 3 Mitchell Freedman 69 56.5kg
70 11x HUSSONIBIS G 3 Kim Waugh 70 56.5kg 65
71 14 QUIET RIOT C 3 Bjorn Baker 71 56.5kg 64
72 2×1 CAMPESE G 3 Archie Alexander 72 56.5kg
73 19×1 SCOTTISH DANCER G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 73 56.5kg
74 510×26 SOUTHERN APPEAL G 3 Danny Williams 74 56.5kg
75 7310 DOMINUS (NZ) G 3 John Sargent 75 56.5kg 60
76 32×2 REACHING F 3 Kim Waugh 76 54.5kg
77 0x18x4 GRAND ZOU C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 77 56.5kg
78 26x ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 78 56.5kg
79 7×24 HOLSTER (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 79 56.5kg
80 627 UNAMERICAN G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 80 56.5kg
81 2×05 PARIS PIKE C 3 Greg Eurell 81 56.5kg
82 36x ENTENTE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82 56.5kg

Randwick Guineas History

The Randwick Guineas has been run and won since the event inaugurated in 1935 as the Canterbury Guineas. It changed to the Randwick Guineas from 2006 onwards and offers the winner a ballot free ride into the Doncaster Mile and Australian Derby

The Randwick Guineas is the opening leg of the Sydney Three Year Old Triple Crown series of races held during the autumn. The second leg is the Rosehill Guineas followed by the Australian Derby held during The Championships over the mile and a half in April.

The race has undergone a number of distance changes over the years and has been run over the current 1600m mile format from 2006. It began as a Principle status race until 1980 when it gained its current Group 1 title.

There’s also been a number of different venue changes for the Randwick Guineas including previous editions run at Canterbury Park, Rosehill Gardens and Warwick Farm.

Notable recent Randwick Guineas winners include Weekend Hussler (2008), Mosheen (2012), Le Romain (2016) and The Autumn Sun (2019).

See below for the Randwick Guineas results going back to 2000m.

Recent Randwick Guineas Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Randwick Guineas
1st Shadow Hero 1 minute 37.30 seconds
2nd Microphone
3rd Brandenburg
2019
Randwick Guineas
1st The Autumn Sun 1 minute 33.72 seconds
2nd Fundamentalist
3rd Nakeeta Jane
2018
Randwick Guineas
1st Kementari 1 minute 33.72 seconds
2nd Pierata
3rd Trapeze Artist
2017
Randwick Guineas
1st Inference 1 minute 40.91 seconds
2nd Invincible Gem
3rd Comin’ Through
2016
Randwick Guineas
1st Le Romain 1 minute 33.8 seconds
2nd Press Statement
3rd Gold Ambition
2015
Randwick Guineas
1st Hallowed Crown 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Sweynesse
3rd Shooting To Win
2014
Randwick Guineas
1st Dissident 1 minute 36.33 seconds
2nd El Roca
3rd Eurozone
2013
Randwick Guineas
1st It’s A Dundeel 1 minute 35.14 seconds
2nd Proisir
3rd Tatra
2012
Randwick Guineas
1st Mosheen 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Said Com
3rd Laser Hawk
2011
Randwick Guineas
1st Ilovethiscity 1 minute 35.3 seconds
2nd Skilled
3rd Light Brigade
2010
Randwick Guineas
1st Shoot Out 1 minute 34.94 seconds
2nd Viking Legend
3rd Captain Sonador
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

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