Sandown Guineas

The Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race run over the mile on Zipping Classic Day by a field of spring three-year-olds.

2021 Sandown Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Blue Army
  • 2nd: #7 Blazerro
  • 3rd: #12 Festival Dancer



The Sandown Guineas is a Group 2 race held at the very end of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival on Zipping Classic Day in mid-late November.

Traditionally held a week after the Melbourne Cup Carnival comes to a close on Mackinnon Stakes Day, in 2021 the Sandown Guineas was moved to the end of November.

The meeting traditionally runs Sandown Racecourse – now known as Ladbrokes Park – but for 2021 took place at Caulfield Racecourse.

Zipping Classic Day is host to a number of Group status races in total including the: Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m), Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m), Group 3 Summoned Stakes (1500m) and Group 3 Kevin Heffernan Stakes (1200m). The other key Black-Type race on the card is the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) run over the two miles.

The Sandown Guineas is a middle distance race run over 1600m and is for three-year-olds at set weights. The race offers lucrative stakes of $300,000. It is also the last quality Group race for three-year-olds at set weights of the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Horses competing in the Sandown Guineas may have come via a large number of quality events held throughout the carnival including the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) during the Melbourne Cup Carnival at Flemington.

The 2021 Sandown Guineas ran on Saturday November 27, 2021 at  Caulfield Racecourse and was won by Blue Army ($18) in an upset. 

Sandown Guineas 2021
Date: Saturday November 27, 2021
Track: Sandown Racecourse (Caulfield Racecourse in 2021)
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prize Money: $300,000
Inaugurated: 1957

2021 Sandown Guineas Results

  • 1st: #9 Blue Army ($18)
  • 2nd: #7 Blazerro
  • 3rd: #12 Festival Dancer
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 9 BLUE ARMY (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Damian Lane 1 57kg $18
2 7 BLAZERRO Phillip Stokes Damien Oliver 0.5L 4 57kg $20
3 12 FESTIVAL DANCER Matthew Smith Craig Williams 1.5L 3 55kg $3F
4 11 REIGATE Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Dee 1.8L 2 57kg $21
5 6 CARDINAL GEM Grahame Begg Jordan Childs 2L 7 57kg $6
6 2 PORT LOUIS Ciaron Maher & David Eustace John Allen 3.5L 10 57kg $4
7 4 CHARTRES Matt Laurie Luke Currie 4.75L 8 57kg $11
8 10 GENERAL FIREPOWER Michael Moroney Jye McNeil 4.95L 9 57kg $41
9 8 YAPHET Cliff Brown Blaike McDougall 5.05L 6 57kg $21
10 3 BLUSHING TYCOON Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Daniel Moor 5.8L 11 57kg $12
11 5 MISTER ME Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Craig Newitt 6.55L 5 57kg $61
1 BRIGANTINE James Cummings Damien Oliver 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2021 Sandown Guineas Betting Odds

The latest Sandown Guineas 2021 betting odds courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au along with links to the markets for you to back your Sandown Guineas Tips at the right price will be available below the week of the race.

2021 Sandown Guineas Field

The Sandown Guineas field usually attracts a quality field of three-year-olds chasing a final Group win for the spring. It is a very popular target for stronger three year olds following successful spring campaigns. Although it is only 1600m, three year olds who have previously contested longer events will also line up in the Sandown Guineas field.

The official Sandown Guineas 2021 Field & Barriers will be announced below on the Wednesday of race week.

2021 Sandown Guineas Nominations

The Sandown Guineas 2021 nominations close on the Monday leading-up to the race and attract plenty of graduates out of the Carbine Club Stakes on Victoria Derby Day.

Sandown Guineas History

First run in 1957, the inaugural winner of the Sandown Guineas was Orient. The event originated as a Principal race over eight furlongs and for two years in 1968 and 1969 it was run over 10 furlongs before reverting back to the original distance. Up until 1967 it was a fillies only race and from its inauguration until 1964 the event was held at Caulfield racecourse before being moved to Sandown. A few years later when Australia adopted the metric system the length was converted to 1600m. The Sandown Guineas gained its Group 2 status in 1979.

Some more than handy types have claimed victory in the Sandown Guineas including Over (1999), Sedation (1998), King Ivor (1996) and Durbridge (1990), although the event doesn’t normally attract Group 1 quality runners. Sandown Guineas winners, place getters and winning times since 2000 are provided below.

In 2021 the Sandown Guineas was held a fortnight later than the traditional date and took place at Caulfield Racecourse.

Recent Sandown Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Sandown Guineas

(Run at Caulfield Racecourse)

1st Blue Army 1 minute 37.46 seconds
2nd Blazerro
3rd Festival Dancer
2020
Sandown Guineas
1st Allibor 1 minute 37.19 seconds
2nd Sweet Reply
3rd Valanetti
2019
Sandown Guineas
1st Pretty Brazen 1 minute 36.96 seconds
2nd Conqueror
3rd Heart Of Puissance
2018
Sandown Guineas
1st Ringerdingding 1 minute 37.48 seconds
2nd Seabrook
3rd Long Leaf
2017
Sandown Guineas
1st Villermont 1 minute 37.53 seconds
2nd Peaceful State
3rd Black Sail
2016
Sandown Guineas
1st Morton’s Fork 1 minute 40.05 seconds
2nd Ruthven
3rd Jennifer Lynn
2015
Sandown Guineas
1st Mahuta 1 minute 35.98 seconds
2nd Dal Cielo
3rd Don’t Doubt Mamma
2014
Sandown Guineas
1st Petrology 1 minute 36.74 seconds
2nd Stratum Star
3rd Berisha
2013
Sandown Guineas
1st Paximadia 1 minute 37.39 seconds
2nd Equator
3rd Apollo’s Choice
2012
Sandown Guineas
1st Tatra 1 minute 36.77 seconds
2nd Lunar Rise
3rd Proverb
2011
Sandown Guineas
1st So Swift 1 minute 38.84 seconds
2nd Niagara
3rd Galah
2010
Sandown Guineas
1st Pressday 1 minute 42.71 seconds
2nd Chasse
3rd Bigelow
2009
Sandown Guineas
1st Kidnapped 1 minute 36.2 seconds
2nd Majestic Music
3rd Turf Express
2008
Sandown Guineas
1st Caymans 1 minute 38 seconds
2nd Marveen
3rd Lucky Thunder
2007
Sandown Guineas
1st Schilling 1 minute 38.6 seconds
2nd Masked Assassin
3rd Wind Shear
2006
Sandown Guineas
1st Sender 1 minute 34.8 seconds
2nd Flame Of Sydney
3rd Wordsmith
2005
Sandown Guineas
1st Cayambe 1 minute 39.4 seconds
2nd Zigotto
3rd Aztec Smytzer
2004
Sandown Guineas
1st Binding 1 minute 42.5 seconds
2nd Barely A Moment
3rd Al Maher
2003
Sandown Guineas
1st Pay Keys 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Ikes Dream
3rd Delzao
2002
Sandown Guineas
1st Dextrous 1 minute 35.5 seconds
2nd Lawsons Storm
3rd Cool Azz
2001
Sandown Guineas
1st Moon Dragon 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd All Courage
3rd Road To Dance
2000
Sandown Guineas
1st Scenic Warrior 1 minute 34.6 seconds
2nd Wyndam Special
3rd Paradiddle

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