WA Guineas

The WA Guineas (1600m) is a Group 2 event held at Ascot Racecourse in November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival on Railway Stakes Day.

2018 WA Guineas Results

  • 1st: #15 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #14 Lady Cosmology
  • 3rd: #16 Flirtini



The Group 2 2018 WA Guineas is one of the most anticipated events on the Western Australia racing calendar. Held at the picturesque Ascot Racecourse in mid to late November, the WA Guineas is a 1600m middle distance event for three-year-olds at set weights worth a lucrative $500,000 in prize money. It is the first Group status race for three-year-olds held in Perth each season.

Runners in the WA Guineas may progress onto other Perth races run under the same conditions like the Group 3 Lee Steere Classic (1400m) a fortnight later in preparation for the premier set weights race held in Perth, the Group 1 WATC Derby (2400m) in March. Alternatively, the better three-year-olds out of the WA Guineas that season could back-up against the older horses in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) on the same day as the Lee Steere Classic.

The 2018 WA Guineas ran on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 24, 2018 .

2018 WA Guineas
Date:
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO at Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1937

2018 WA Guineas Results

  • 1st: #15 Arcadia Queen
  • 2nd: #14 Lady Cosomology
  • 3rd: #16 Flirtini
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight
1 15 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 54.5kg
2 14 LADY COSMOLOGY Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 3L 11 54.5kg
3 16 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Ms Lucy Warwick 3.75L 8 54.5kg
4 9 TRUE ATTRACTION Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 5.5L 5 56.5kg
5 2 THE VELVET KING Darren Mcauliffe Mitchell Pateman 5.75L 13 56.5kg
6 10 JUNIPAL Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 6L 6 56.5kg
7 11 REGAL COUNSEL Trevor Andrews Glenn Smith 8L 12 56.5kg
8 17e THE FUGAZI Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 8.25L 14 56.5kg
9 8 TRUE DEFENDER Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 8.5L 2 56.5kg
10 5 PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 9.25L 16 56.5kg
11 6 BLACKWOOD RIVER Stephen Miller Jarrad Noske 9.25L 7 56.5kg
12 12 FINGERMARK Neville Parnham Ben Melham 11.5L 4 56.5kg
13 1 LORDHELPMERUN Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 12.5L 9 56.5kg
14 3 BLACK SABBATH Robert & Todd Harvey Jason Brown 17.25L 15 56.5kg
15 7 ULUSABA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damian Lane 17.75L 1 56.5kg
16 13 ZETORIO Roy Rogers Jason Whiting 21.25L 10 56.5kg

2018 WA Guineas Betting Odds

The latest WA Guineas 2018 odds will be listed below complete with links to the markets at Ladbrokes.com.au for you to back your W.A. Guineas Betting Tips at the right price this summer racing season.

2018 WA Guineas Field

The Western Australian Guineas field attracts a quality line-up of mainly locally-trained Perth three-year-olds. Good lead-up races into the WA Guineas field including the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) run at Ascot a fortnight prior or for the fillies, the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m).

The 2018 WA Guineas field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday before the race and will be published below.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 2131×202 LORDHELPMERUN Steve Wolfe Shaun Mc Gruddy 9 56.5kg 79
2 131×1 THE VELVET KING Darren Mcauliffe Mitchell Pateman 15 56.5kg 75
3 11×273 BLACK SABBATH Robert & Todd Harvey Jason Brown 17 56.5kg 73
4 x655x41232 ORCEIN Chris Waller Craig Williams 10 56.5kg
5 3x4263x125 PLATOON Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 18 56.5kg 66
6 5×2221 BLACKWOOD RIVER Stephen Miller Jarrad Noske 7 56.5kg 67
7 28×2131 ULUSABA Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Damian Lane 1 56.5kg
8 2x11x7 TRUE DEFENDER Grant & Alana Williams Craig Newitt 2 56.5kg 66
9 1314 TRUE ATTRACTION Grant & Alana Williams Peter Hall 5 56.5kg 66
10 342142 JUNIPAL Darren Weir Ben Allen (a) 6 56.5kg
11 4x33364x18 REGAL COUNSEL Trevor Andrews Glenn Smith 14 56.5kg 62
12 7x2144x485 FINGERMARK Neville Parnham Ben Melham 4 56.5kg 63
13 5×611366 ZETORIO Roy Rogers Jason Whiting 12 56.5kg 65
14 122×3412 LADY COSMOLOGY Simon A Miller Paul Harvey 13 54.5kg 78
15 1131 ARCADIA QUEEN Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 3 54.5kg 78
16 13324 FLIRTINI Simon A Miller Ms Lucy Warwick 8 54.5kg 66
17e 2×12 THE FUGAZI Chris Gangemi Shaun O’Donnell 16 56.5kg 63
18e 61×89 REGAL POWER Grant & Alana Williams 11 56.5kg 62

2018 WA Guineas Nominations

The WA Guineas nominations usually attract some fairly top quality horses from local stables, and a few from eastern states.

The 2018 WA Guineas nominations will be provided below once released by Perth Racing around a month before the Group 2 support act on Railway Stakes Day.

WA Guineas History

The inaugural winner of the WA Guineas was Footmark in 1937. The event originated as a principal race of eight furlongs and remained the same until 1972 when the distance was converted to 1600m. The race reached Group 3 status in 1979 and then became a Group 2 event only two years later in 1981.

In 2003 the WA Guineas was held at Belmont Park Racecourse, which is the other major track in Perth.

Recent WA Guineas Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2018
WA Guineas
1st Arcadia Queen 1 minute 34.95 seconds
2nd Lady Cosmology
3rd Flirtini
2017
WA Guineas
1st Perfect Jewel 1 minute 36.62 seconds
2nd Achernar Star
3rd Art Series
2016
WA Guineas
1st Variation 1 minute 37.08 seconds
2nd Ellicazoom
3rd Ragazzo D’Oro
2015
WA Guineas
1st Man Booker 1 minute 34.73 seconds
2nd Spirit Bird
3rd The Cobbla
2014
WA Guineas
1st Rommel 1 minute 36.04
2nd Disposition
3rd Say Geronimo
2013
WA Guineas
1st Ihtsahymn 1 minute 37.65 seconds
2nd Miss Rose De Lago
3rd Saint Bro
2012
WA Guineas
1st Academus 1 minute 35.97 seconds
2nd Bippo No Bungus
3rd Darlington Abbey
2011
WA Guineas
1st King Saul 1 minute 36.11 seconds
2nd Caiguna
3rd Red Hot Sax
2010
WA Guineas
1st Playing God 1 minute 36.21 seconds
2nd Lauradane
3rd Hoegaarden
2009
WA Guineas
1st Clueless Angel 1 minute 35.06 seconds
2nd Thorn Dancer
3rd The Corporation
2008
WA Guineas
1st Moccasin Bend 1 minute 33.7 seconds
2nd Locus Standi
3rd Saxon Palace
2007
WA Guineas
1st Megatic 1 minute 35.6 seconds
2nd Perestroika
3rd Moisture
2006
WA Guineas
1st Vain Crusader 1 minute 35.8 seconds
2nd Real Cheeky
3rd Translate
2005
WA Guineas
1st Cape North 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Lock The Vault
3rd Geil
2004
WA Guineas
1st Dr John 1 minute 36.7 seconds
2nd Moet Magic
3rd Stormy Nova
2003
WA Guineas
1st River Mist 1 minute 37.3 seconds
2nd Changing Lanes
3rd Laetare
2002
WA Guineas
1st The Right Money 1 minute 36.8 seconds
2nd Trimagic
3rd Amphritite
2001
WA Guineas
1st Royal Retrieve 1 minute 36 seconds
2nd Kentiara
3rd Dexian
2000
WA Guineas
1st Kalatiara 1 minute 37.5 seconds
2nd Mr Tanzania
3rd Eutectic
1999
WA Guineas
1st Devilish Dealer 1 minute 37.6 seconds
2nd Mulga King
3rd Major Metal

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