Randwick Guineas

The $1 million 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.

2024 Randwick Guineas Results

  • 1st: #3 Celestial Legend
  • 2nd: #1 Militarize
  • 3rd: #10 Cafe Millenium




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 Celestial Legend (2024), 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.

In 2021 the Randwick Guineas runner-up Mo’unga went on to win the Rosehill Guineas next start, while the upset 25/1 Randwick Guineas winner Lion’s Roar finished third in that season’s Group 1 ATC Derby (2400m).

The 2022 Randwick Guineas winner Converge ran second next-up in the Rosehill Guineas. Anamoe meanwhile improved on his Randwick Guineas second to win the Rosehill Guineas before coming back in the spring to win five straight Group 1 races culminating with his Cox Plate victory.

The Randwick Guineas 2023 form was franked by the runner-up Lindermann who won the Rosehill Guineas at his next start.

The 2024 Randwick Guineas ran on Saturday March 9, 2024 offering $1 million in total prize money with the Les Bridge-trained Hobartville winner Celestial Legend ($3.60) digging deep to hold off fellow Dundeel colt Militarize ($2.20F) in a thriller. 

Randwick Guineas 2024
Date: Saturday March 9, 2024
Track: Randwick Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights C&G 56.5kg F 54.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000

2024 Randwick Guineas Results

  • 1st: #3 Celestial Legend ($3.60)
  • 2nd: #1 Militarize
  • 3rd: #10 Cafe Millenium

Les Bridge’s last start Hobartville Stakes winner Celestial Legend ($3.60) was good again this time holding off Militarize ($2.20F) off a tough run to show off his Doncaster Mile credentials in the 2024 Randwick Guineas results.

Click here to read more on the tight Randwick Guineas 2024 win by the brave Celestial Legend.

2024 Randwick Guineas Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 CELESTIAL LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 11 56.5kg $3.60
2 1 MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 0.1L 4 56.5kg $2.20F
3 10 CAFE MILLENIUM John O’Shea Tom Marquand 0.24L 7 56.5kg $71
4 2 TOM KITTEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller 0.97L 8 56.5kg $7
5 4 ENCAP Gary Portelli Jason Collett 1.14L 10 56.5kg $12
6 9 CEOLWULF (NZ) Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 1.3L 1 56.5kg $20
7 8 DUCASSE Michael Freedman Tyler Schiller 1.36L 9 56.5kg $51
8 6 LES VAMPIRES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 1.57L 2 56.5kg $19
9 5 GANBARE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 1.69L 5 56.5kg $26
10 11 COSMIC LAD Edward Cummings Chad Schofield 3.4L 6 56.5kg $151
11 7 FUKUBANA Matthew Dunn Tommy Berry 9.42L 3 56.5kg $31

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Randwick Guineas Betting Odds

The latest Randwick Guineas 2024 odds will be available below as soon as betting opens at Ladbrokes.com.au.

The Autumn Sun ($1.80 in 2019) was the last favourite in Randwick Guineas betting to salute for the punters.

In 2022 the odds-on favourite Anamoe ($1.90) was narrowly denied when second to Converge ($6.50).

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Communist winning at Randwick Guineas odds of $16.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 RANDWICK GUINEAS ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Randwick Guineas Form

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2024 Randwick Guineas Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Randwick Guineas 2024 Tips on the million-dollar mile clash for three-year-olds this autumn.

  • To Win: #4 Encap ($9 at time of publish) – BET NOW

The Randwick Guineas features a strong field, with multiple Group 1 winner Militarize the clear favourite given his past success at the track and distance. However, Encap presents a tempting upset opportunity. Trained by Gary Portelli, Encap appears ready to peak after a string of solid lead-up races. He narrowly missed out to Militarize in the Golden Rose in the spring and has performed well in two races this time in, finishing third in the Group 3 Eskimo Prince and second in the Group 2 Hobartville. With a small field and the step up to a mile distance potentially favouring him, Encap could surprise.

2024 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 2024 Randwick Guineas field and barriers will be announced on Wednesday March 6, 2024 and published in full below.

Chris Waller’s three-time Group 1 winner Militarize racing second-up back against his own age heads the 2024 Randwick Guineas final field in Sydney this weekend.

Click here to read more on the key runners in the Randwick Guineas 2024 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 011x5158x2 MILITARIZE (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 4 56.5kg 110
2 4x13321x65 TOM KITTEN James Cummings Nash Rawiller 8 56.5kg 100
3 21x25x51 CELESTIAL LEGEND Les Bridge Kerrin McEvoy 11 56.5kg 96
4 x223125x32 ENCAP Gary Portelli Jason Collett 10 56.5kg 95
5 86x41183x7 GANBARE Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Tim Clark 5 56.5kg 88
6 317×13 LES VAMPIRES Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Adam Hyeronimus 2 56.5kg 82
7 12×314 FUKUBANA Matthew Dunn Tommy Berry 3 56.5kg 80
8 37x4763x18 DUCASSE Michael Freedman Tyler Schiller 9 56.5kg 78
9 312x6x6 CEOLWULF (NZ) Joseph Pride Sam Clipperton 1 56.5kg 76
10 150x840x9 CAFE MILLENIUM John O’Shea Tom Marquand 7 56.5kg 70
11 413 COSMIC LAD Edward Cummings Chad Schofield 6 56.5kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Randwick Guineas Nominations

The 2024 Randwick Guineas nominations attract in excess of 60 three-year-old hopefuls and will be published in full below.

The Randwick Guineas 2024 nominations close at midday on Tuesday the 13th of February, 2024.

The prestigious 2024 Randwick Guineas has drawn a whopping 100 aspiring colts and geldings at nomination stage, setting the stage for a thrilling battle. Leading the charge is Chris Waller‘s star pupil, Militarize, who dazzled onlookers with his Golden Rose victory last spring. He faces stiff competition from Godolphin‘s rising star, Tom Kitten, impressive winner of the Spring Champion Stakes. Another contender to watch is the progressive Celestial Legend, trained by the astute Les Bridge. This talented Dundeel colt has been steadily building his credentials and could be a major threat come race day.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 72142x AETHELFLAED F 3 Matthew Smith 86
2 11931x46x AMUR C 3 James Cummings 82
3 42x128412x APULIA C 3 Ben, Will & JD Hayes
4 32x1165x ARCTIC GLAMOUR F 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 77
5 15x188x AUTUMN BALLET F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 83
6 9 BLACKLIST (NZ) G 3 Ciaron Maher
7 150x840x CAFE MILLENIUM C 3 John O’Shea 70
8 x335x9732x CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller
9 7 CATHEDRAL COVE C 3 Anthony Cummings
10 21x25x5 CELESTIAL LEGEND C 3 Les Bridge 77
11 312x6x CEOLWULF (NZ) C 3 Joseph Pride 76
12 2x CERTAINLY (NZ) F 3 Mark Walker
13 413 COSMIC LAD G 3 Edward Cummings
14 6x DORADUS C 3 Anthony Cummings
15 37x4763x1 DUCASSE C 3 Michael Freedman 78
16 47 EARLY FUSION G 3 Anthony Cummings
17 5 ECLIPSION G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
18 3x223125x3 ENCAP G 3 Gary Portelli 95
19 334x64x1 ET TU BRUTE G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman
20 24x35163x9 FISTSOFFURY G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 70
21 FORT DENISON G 3 Anthony Cummings
22 12×31 FUKUBANA C 3 Matthew Dunn
23 6x172x5 GALANO C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
24 786x41183x GANBARE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 88
25 7831150×3 GLAD YOU THINK SO C 3 John Sargent 71
26 4x GLENBOWER C 3 Anthony Cummings
27 51x65111x7 GRIFF C 3 Ciaron Maher 106
28 33×51 GROUNDRUSH C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 62
29 12x842x HEMAN C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 78
30 11 IMMEDIACY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
31 5×31 INEVITABLE AWARD C 3 Paul Preusker
32 9×5 IOANE (NZ) G 3 Annabel Neasham
33 1 IRONTON (IRE) C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 65
34 KING CARLOS C 3 Edward O’Rourke
35 411x9740x2 KING COLORADO C 3 Ciaron Maher
36 x21258473x KINTYRE G 3 Gary Portelli 73
37 1 KNOW THYSELF G 3 Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich 57
38 23216x KONING C 3 Richard & Will Freedman
39 KOVU G 3 Edward O’Rourke
40 21x08x4 KRISTILLI F 3 Annabel Neasham 84
41 23x24x KUNDALINI F 3 Ciaron Maher
42 1x06x2 LAST STRAW F 3 John Sargent 66
43 111Lx LEARNING TO FLY F 3 Annabel Neasham 90
44 317×1 LES VAMPIRES C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 70
45 9x63240x22 LIMBURG G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
46 205x LLEWELLYN C 3 John Sargent
47 x5167669x2 MAH ALI F 3 Benjamin Smith
48 211×2 MAKARENA F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 85
49 11x1014x MATERIAL DREAMS F 3 Nick Ryan
50 3011x5158x MILITARIZE (NZ) C 3 Chris Waller 107
51 3510x MISSILE DEFENCE C 3 Anthony Cummings 61
52 2x1144x MOLLYNICKERS F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
53 12260×4 MORAVIA C 3 Michael Freedman 87
54 35x43911x MUMBAI MUSE F 3 Michael Freedman 87
55 51×712 NAVY BLOOD C 3 Richard & Will Freedman 65
56 11 OTAGO (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
57 33222 PASIMA C 3 Ciaron Maher
58 44×01112 PENDRAGON (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney
59 331515x PORT LOCKROY C 3 Annabel Neasham 74
60 13 PRIMAL SPIRIT (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
61 11×221 QUINTESSA (NZ) F 3 Mark Walker
62 616416x RAF ATTACK (NZ) C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 85
63 176x1698x RAVELLO (NZ) G 3 John O’Shea 69
64 25×2 REASONABLE F 3 Ciaron Maher
65 17x12121x RIFF ROCKET G 3 Chris Waller
66 170x ROCK EMPIRE C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 66
67 2211x ROLL ON HIGH F 3 Peter G Moody & Katherine Coleman
68 47×9446 ROSE GOLD (NZ) F 3 Michael Freedman
69 6111x RUN HARRY RUN G 3 Michael Moroney
70 231x53x2 SALTCOATS (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 77
71 1x1230x5 SCENTIFY C 3 Ciaron Maher
72 4x237x331 SIDE SHOW G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 63
73 134×1 SNOW PATROL (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
74 542121 SOCKS NATION F 3 Ciaron Maher
75 1×31 SOLDIER OF ROME C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 69
76 1129×22 SOUTHPORT TYCOON C 3 Ciaron Maher
77 x464104x78 STEEL BLAZE G 3 Brett Lazzarini 56
78 43×31 SUNLORD G 3 John O’Shea 61
79 x52512413x SUNSETS C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
80 x44314525x SUNSOURCE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
81 0 SUPER SLEUTH G 3 Matt Laurie
82 469×23 SUPERSTITIOUS G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 60
83 30413x00x TANNHAUSER C 3 Chris Waller 83
84 4128x5x2 THE YEARS (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 68
85 1260x7x41 THUNDERLIPS G 3 Bjorn Baker 70
86 42x11169x TIZ INVINCIBLE F 3 Ciaron Maher 92
87 5x325250x2 TOKYO RUN (NZ) G 3 Dean Mirfin
88 14x13321x6 TOM KITTEN C 3 James Cummings 100
89 1x13120x TROPICAL SQUALL F 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
90 14x1x7 TUMBLING G 3 Ciaron Maher 71
91 221x6734x TUTTA LA VITA F 3 Chris Waller 86
92 14x1525x14 VEIGHT C 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy
93 12625x VERDAD G 3 Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock
94 91908×3 VIESTE F 3 Benjamin Smith
95 31×2 WAIKATO GIRL (NZ) F 3 Michael Freedman 66
96 167×1 WARLORDS G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
97 334×242 WYMARK (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman
98 2x32515x9 ZONDEE C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
99 ZUBEROA G 3 Anthony Cummings
100 5×8 ZUCCHERO C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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
2024
Randwick Guineas
1st Celestial Legend 1 minute 33.94 seconds
2nd Militarize
3rd Cafe Millenium
2023
Randwick Guineas
1st Communist 1 minute 36.06 seconds
2nd Lindermann
3rd Zou Tiger
2022
Randwick Guineas
1st Converge 1 minute 39.13 seconds
2nd Anamoe
3rd Hilal
2021
Randwick Guineas
1st Lion’s Roar 1 minute 33.39 seconds
2nd Mo’unga
3rd Harmony Rose
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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