Rosehill Guineas

The Group 1 Rosehill Guineas is a 2000m race for three-year-old horses run at Rosehill Gardens during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

2020 Rosehill Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Castelvecchio
  • 2nd: #6 Prince Fawaz
  • 3rd: #7 Reloaded



The Rosehill Guineas is one of the premier Group 1 events for three-year-olds held as part of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Conducted by the Australian Turf Club (ATC), it is run at Rosehill Gardens in March on Golden Slipper Stakes Day. The meeting features a total of five Group 1 races with the Rosehill Guineas joined by the: Group 1 $3.5 million Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m), the Group 1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m), the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and the Group 1 The Galaxy (1100m).

Restricted to three-year-olds the Rosehill Guineas field is run over a staying trip of 2000 metres and offers $600,000 in total prize money. The traditional autumn lead-up into the event is the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held a fortnight earlier over 400m shorter. The Randwick Guineas – Rosehill Guineas double has recent been achieved by the likes of Metal Bender (2009), It’s A Dundeel (2013) and The Autumn Sun (2019).

Most runners out of the Rosehill Guineas will continue onto ‘The Championships’ at Royal Randwick in April for a shot at the Group 1 Australian Derby (2400m). Criterion (2014) was the last horse to complete the Rosehill Guineas – ATC Australian Derby double.

As one of the best three-year-old events at the carnival, the Rosehill Guineas always attracts a fine field of contenders and has been won by some true turf champions including Sky Heights (1999), Tie The Knot (1998), Octagonal (1996), Danewin (1995), Naturalism (1992) and Sky Chase (1988), while equine superstars Phar Lap (1929) and Kingstown Town (1980) also recorded impressive victories in the Group 1 event.

The Randwick Guineas – Rosehill Guineas – Australian Derby races make up the coveted Sydney 3YO Triple Crown of races.

The 2020 Rosehill Guineas ran on Saturday March 21, 2020 and was won by the Richard Litt-trained Castelvecchio. 

2020 Rosehill Guineas
Date: Saturday March 21, 2020
Track: Rosehill Racecourse
Distance: 2000m
Conditions: 3YO Open – Set Weights
Set Weights: Colts & Geldings 56.5kg / Fillies 54.5kg
Status: Group 1
Prize Money: $600,000
Inaugurated: 1910

2020 Rosehill Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Castelvecchio
  • 2nd: #6 Prince Fawaz
  • 3rd: #7 Reloaded

A Group 1 winner as a two-year-old, the Richard Litt-trained Castelvecchio ($7) celebrated an elite level success as a three-year-old with a powerhouse victory in the Rosehill Guineas 2020 results thanks to a peach of a ride from jockey Craig Williams.

Castelvecchio and the roughie hope Prince Fawaz ($41) who led the field around fought it out in a thrilling finish late, the winner just nudging ahead of the brave runner-up. Reloaded for Chris Waller rounded out the trifecta three lengths back third just ahead of the beaten favourite, last start Randwick Guineas winner Shadow Hero having to settle for fourth.

Click here to read more on the 2020 Rosehill Guineas winner Castelvecchio.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 1 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Craig Williams 5 56.5kg $7
2 6 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Adam Hyeronimus 0.5L 9 56.5kg $41
3 7 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 3L 3 56.5kg $10
4 2 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3.3L 8 56.5kg $3.20F
5 3 WARNING Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 3.7L 1 56.5kg $5.50
6 8 PANCHO Chris Waller Tommy Berry 6.6L 4 56.5kg $31
7 4 SHERWOOD FOREST Tony Pike Michael Walker 7.6L 13 56.5kg $14
8 11 CHAINS OF HONOUR Gerald Ryan Mark Zahra 7.9L 6 56.5kg $81
9 10 CHENIER Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 10.5L 12 56.5kg $8
10 12 GET THE IDEA John Sargent Ms Rachel King 12.8L 7 56.5kg $61
11 9 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Nash Rawiller 17.6L 11 56.5kg $13
12 13 IMPACTFUL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 22.7L 10 56.5kg $41
13 5 SCORPZ (NZ) Stephen Marsh Opie Bosson 26.1L 2 56.5kg $31

2020 Rosehill Guineas Odds & Betting

The latest Rosehill Guineas 2020 betting odds this autumn on the Group 1 three-years-old race on Golden Slipper Day will be available below with market links to Ladbrokes.com.au as soon as released.

2020 Rosehill Guineas Field

The Rosehill Guineas field attracts the season’s best three-year-old staying types typically coming off a Randwick Guineas run over a mile and heading towards the Australian Derby on Day 1 of ‘The Championships’ in April.

The official 2020 Rosehill Guineas field and barriers are released by Racing NSW on the Wednesday leading up to Golden Slipper Day and will be available in full below along with a link to the full Rosehill Guineas Form Guide.

The Rosehill Guineas 2020 final field features 13 gallopers, the favourite Shadow Hero drawn in barrier eight as he chases the Randwick – Rosehill Guineas double.

Click here to read more on the class 2020 Rosehill Guineas field of potential ATC Derby hopefuls.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 31x4722x68 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Craig Williams 5 56.5kg 107
2 14x3115x51 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 8 56.5kg 107
3 4x34121x75 WARNING Anthony Freedman Damien Oliver 1 56.5kg 103
4 7×15134131 SHERWOOD FOREST Tony Pike Michael Walker 13 56.5kg
5 5763111323 SCORPZ (NZ) Stephen Marsh Opie Bosson 2 56.5kg
6 5311x68x07 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Adam Hyeronimus 9 56.5kg 94
7 123×824 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 3 56.5kg 94
8 53x3121x40 PANCHO Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4 56.5kg 87
9 01141×506 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Nash Rawiller 11 56.5kg 87
10 12×34 CHENIER Anthony Freedman Kerrin McEvoy 12 56.5kg
11 17x11x9 CHAINS OF HONOUR Gerald Ryan Mark Zahra 6 56.5kg 76
12 112 GET THE IDEA John Sargent Ms Rachel King 7 56.5kg 67
13 412 IMPACTFUL Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 10 56.5kg 66

2020 Rosehill Guineas Nominations

The Rosehill Guineas 2020 nominations are taken on Monday March 16, 2020 and will be published below as soon as available.

The 2020 Rosehill Guineas nominations feature a bumper 104 three-year-old stayers including last start Randwick Guineas winner Shadow Hero chasing the double and the spring’s VRC Derby champ Warning getting back up over a more suitable distance.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 2115×1312 ADELAIDE ACE (NZ) G 3 Lindsey Smith
2 1x2517x118 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney
3 21×311 ANIMATE G 3 Kris Lees
4 0721263×4 ASTRAEUS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
5 859x224x41 BALLISTIC BOY G 3 Chris Anderson
6 3212×781 BLAZING SUNRISE G 3 Kris Lees
7 17104×18 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
8 3x22122x13 BRANDENBURG (NZ) C 3 John Sargent
9 3227 BROTHER BASSY G 3 Cameron Crockett
10 3146 CALL MY AGENT (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
11 31x4722x68 CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt
12 17x11x9 CHAINS OF HONOUR G 3 Gerald Ryan
13 12×34 CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman
14 19×046 CHEPTEGEI G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
15 34254126×3 CHUCK A LUCK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
16 1423642129 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
17 0x48342 CONTANGO G 3 Bjorn Baker
18 8x15158x0 CRAFTMANSHIP (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
19 4182x406x6 CREATOR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
20 11251×3555 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas
21 472×138413 DESIGNATED G 3 Kristen Buchanan
22 155×423 DIASONIC G 3 Richard Laming
23 12114 DRAGON LEAP G 3 Lance O’Sullivan & Andrew Scott
24 217 EMPIRE GAMES G 3 Chris Anderson
25 36×3 ENTENTE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
26 145x30x613 ERIC THE EEL G 3 Stuart Kendrick
27 45x1421x43 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
28 44149 FIELD OF LIGHTS G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
29 2x2914x160 FLIT F 3 James Cummings
30 1134×90 FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan
31 6230×344 FRANKIE BLUE EYES (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
32 14 GAELIC G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
33 112 GET THE IDEA G 3 John Sargent
34 0x18x4 GRAND ZOU C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds
35 4x1333x67 GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman
36 83×1212224 HARLECH (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney
37 113×40 HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
38 7×24 HOLSTER (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
39 452127 HOLY SUNDAY G 3 John Sargent
40 11x HUSSONIBIS G 3 Kim Waugh
41 412 IMPACTFUL C 3 Chris Waller
42 933×12 KANALOCHE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
43 2×2 KINANE (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
44 1x17x414 KNICKPOINT C 3 James Cummings
45 12x4501x85 KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller
46 31×63 LEGION OF MERIT (NZ) G 3 Mitchell Freedman
47 52121×90 LEWIS C 3 Chris Waller
48 26724×426 LIAM’S THE BOSS G 3 Brad Widdup
49 11x5x13 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman
50 x113411x84 MIAMI BOUND (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien
51 121x3x6132 MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings
52 1x5552x054 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
53 1012x MISSION PHOENIX G 3 Mark Newnham
54 5413 MONLULA (NZ) G 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
55 718229 MOUNT MADEIRA (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
56 18×63 MYSTERY TRICK G 3 Bjorn Baker
57 7x61231x50 NUDGE F 3 Chris Waller
58 22121460×1 ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden
59 53x3121x40 PANCHO G 3 Chris Waller
60 2×05 PARIS PIKE C 3 Greg Eurell
61 23321x PINCER G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
62 2×211 PRIDE OF ADELAIDE G 3 Nathan Doyle
63 5311x68x07 PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings
64 5x422x1112 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards
65 1121×272 PROFIT G 3 Chris Anderson
66 1x1356x423 QUICK THINKER C 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman
67 14 QUIET RIOT C 3 Bjorn Baker
68 32×25 REACHING F 3 Kim Waugh
69 6×211 REGGIEWOOD (NZ) G 3 Roger James & Robert Wellwood
70 123×824 RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller
71 4323234×14 RELUCENT (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller
72 76739×1 RENT A ROCK G 3 Danny Williams
73 146×416 SAVOURY (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker
74 2211×99 SAVVY LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
75 5763111323 SCORPZ (NZ) C 3 Stephen Marsh
76 19×13 SCOTTISH DANCER G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
77 23×2117 SEA OF LIFE G 3 John O’Shea
78 14x3115x51 SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham
79 7×15134131 SHERWOOD FOREST G 3 Tony Pike
80 x331666x20 SIRMAZE G 3 Jason Coyle
81 5043 SNOBBY SHORES C 3 Brad Widdup
82 1x21813x43 SOUL PATCH C 3 Ken Keys
83 7x1223x670 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman
84 510×261 SOUTHERN APPEAL G 3 Danny Williams
85 7114×24 STAR OF MICHELIN G 3 Stuart Kendrick
86 1×696 STEELY G 3 Gerald Ryan
87 13x1651x12 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman
88 01141×506 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
89 51×21155 THINK ’N’ FLY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
90 3x25110x78 THOUGHT OF THAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
91 2323x TIBETAN (NZ) G 3 Andrew R Campbell
92 1×1110 TORRENS C 3 Ethan Ensby
93 x353020x21 TREATY OF SEVILLE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
94 224230×77 TROLLEYED (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
95 6211×36 TRUST THE PROCESS G 3 Bryce Heys
96 6275 UNAMERICAN G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman
97 7313027×49 VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little
98 77119 VISCOSITY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young
99 4x34121x75 WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman
100 53×2 WARP SPEED G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
101 4650×90 WAY BACK WHEN G 3 Chris Waller
102 WHEELS UP G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)
103 111x7L0x67 YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
104 26×1 ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes

Rosehill Guineas History

The Rosehill Guineas began as a principal race run over seven furlongs and the inaugural winner was Electric Wire. The race distance was increased to nine furlongs in 1915 before a further increase occurred in 1948, bringing the length to a testing 10 furlongs. In 1973 the distance was converted to 2000m and after the race was not held in 1978, the Rosehill Guineas was elevated to Group 1 status in 1980 when the almighty Kingston Town was victorious.

Rosehill Guineas Betting

Rosehill Guineas betting is normally very interesting and it is often surprisingly tough to pick the winner of the Group 1 event. There is generally one horse that starts the Rosehill Guineas as a short-priced favourite, but only a handfull of favourites have won the race in the last thirty years.

Talented gallopers Bounty Hawk (1984), Noble Peer (1985), Veandercross (1992), Intergaze (1997), Universal Prince (2001), Teranaba (2007) and Shoot Out (2010) were all beaten as short-priced favourites, while Ring Joe (1987), Star Of Maple (1994), Diatribe (2000), Sale Of Century (2001) and De Beers (2006) all managed to score upset wins in the Group 1 event.

Recent favourites in Rosehill Guineas betting to salute for the punters include It’s A Dundeel (2013), Criterion (2014), D’Argento (2018) and The Autumn Sun (2019) who started at an odds-on quote of $1.30 in what would be his swansong race. Rosehill Guineas odds open weeks in advance of the race at online bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au.

Rosehill Guineas Records
Race Record (at current distance): 1:59.99 set by Danewin in 1995 and equalled by Octagonal in 1996.

Recent Rosehill Guineas Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
Rosehill Guineas
1st Castelvecchio  2 minutes 4.09 seconds
2nd Prince Fawaz
3rd Reloaded
2019
Rosehill Guineas
1st The Autumn Sun 2 minutes 7.28 seconds
2nd Arrogant
3rd Chapada
2018
Rosehill Guineas
1st D’Argento 2 minutes 6.10 seconds
2nd Tangled
3rd Furore
2017
Rosehill Guineas
1st Gingernuts 2 minutes 11.46 seconds
2nd Inference
3rd So Si Bon
2016
Rosehill Guineas
1st Tarzino 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Montaigne
3rd Jameka
2015
Rosehill Guineas
1st Volkstok’n’barrell 2 minute 03.47 seconds
2nd Preferment
3rd Hallowed Crown
2014
Rosehill Guineas
1st Criterion 2 minutes 05.94 seconds
2nd Thunder Fantasy
3rd Teronado
2013
Rosehill Guineas
1st It’s A Dundeel 2 minutes 02.25 seconds
2nd Sacred Falls
3rd Tatra
2012
Rosehill Guineas
1st Laser Hawk 2 minutes 02.1 seconds
2nd Ocean Park
3rd Silent Achiever
2011
Rosehill Guineas
1st Jimmy Choux 2 minutes 05.3 seconds
2nd Retrieve
3rd Shamrocker
2010
Rosehill Guineas
1st Zabrasive 2 minutes 4.54 seconds
2nd Rock Classic
3rd Run For Naara
2009
Rosehill Guineas
1st Metal Bender 2 minutes 3.2 seconds
2nd Sousa
3rd Rock Kingdom
2008
Rosehill Guineas
1st Dealer Principal 2 minute 4.5 seconds
2nd Kingda Ka
3rd Littorio
2007
Rosehill Guineas
1st He’s No Pie Eater< 2 minutes 2.7 seconds
2nd Ambitious General
3rd Flumicino
2006
Rosehill Guineas
1st De Beers 2 minutes 3.5 seconds
2nd Oh Oklahoma
3rd Primus
2005
Rosehill Guineas
1st Eremein 2 minutes 1.3 seconds
2nd Nevis
3rd Outback Prince
2004
Rosehill Guineas
1st Niello 2 minutes 1.1 seconds
2nd Grand Zulu
3rd Elvstroem
2003
Rosehill Guineas
1st Helenus 2 minutes 2.7 seconds
2nd Mummify
3rd Sunday Joy
2002
Rosehill Guineas
1st Carnegie Express 2 minutes 0.8 seconds
2nd Don Eduardo
3rd Pentastic
2001
Rosehill Guineas
1st Sale Of Century 2 minutes 1 seconds
2nd Danamite
3rd Scenic Warrior
2000
Rosehill Guineas
1st Diatribe 2 minutes 4.3 seconds
2nd Freemason
3rd Crawl

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