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.

2020 WA Guineas Results

  • 1st: #11 Watch Me Dance
  • 2nd: #3 Em Tee Aye
  • 3rd: #2 Dom To Shoot



The Group 2 2020 WA Guineas is one of the most anticipated events on the Western Australia racing calendar. Held at 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. Star filly Arcadia Queen was the last runner to complete the WA Guineas – Kingston Town Classic double, the then three-year-old taking out the Guineas by three lengths before smashing her older rivals by 4.5 lengths in the 2018 Kingston Town Classic.

The 2020 WA Guineas ran on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 21, 2020 and was won by the filly Watch Me Dance. 

2020 WA Guineas
Date: Saturday November 21, 2020
Track: Ascot Racecourse
Distance: 1600m
Conditions: 3YO at Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $500,000
Inaugurated: 1937

2020 WA Guineas Results

  • 1st: #11 Watch Me Dance
  • 2nd: #3 Em Tee Aye
  • 3rd: #2 Dom To Shoot

The Steve Wolfe-trained Watch Me Dance ($8.50) became the second filly in three years to back-up off a win in the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes and beat home the boys when she emulated Arcadia Queen (2018) with her narrow victory in the 2020 WA Guineas results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 11 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 1 54.5kg $8.50
2 3 EM TEE AYE Trevor Andrews Jarrad Noske 0.35L 11 56.5kg $31
3 2 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Paul Harvey 0.93L 9 56.5kg $5F
4 17e WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 1.83L 15 56.5kg $7
5 10 BRAGWELL Steve Wolfe Peter Knuckey 3.04L 3 56.5kg $41
6 1 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Joseph Azzopardi 4.14L 12 56.5kg $6.50
7 16 SMASHING Neville Parnham Jason Whiting 4.46L 16 54.5kg $81
8 5 REIGN OF FIRE Colin Webster Jordan Turner 5.35L 14 56.5kg $41
9 14 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 6.01L 6 54.5kg $5.50
10 13 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 6.18L 10 54.5kg $20
11 9 FIRST LAW (NZ) Simon A Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 7.06L 7 56.5kg $12
12 8 PANZDOWN Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 7.6L 2 56.5kg $21
13 15 ELIMINATE Neville Parnham Jason Brown 7.62L 5 54.5kg $51
14 7 PHANTA Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 9.8L 8 56.5kg $21
15 6 ALL DAY SESSION Ashley Maley Ms Kyra Yuill 9.83L 4 56.5kg $31
16 4 KALLAROO Daniel Morton Brad Parnham 11.99L 13 56.5kg $31
19e FLETCHER ROAD Bob McPherson 0
18e BLOW ME OUT Brett Pope 0
12 MAGICAL DREAM Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2020 WA Guineas Betting Odds

The latest WA Guineas 2020 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.

Arcadia Queen ($1.90 in 2018) was the last favourite in WA Guineas betting to salute for the punters, while in 2019 War Saint ($31) scored one of the biggest recent upsets.

2020 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). In 2018 Arcadia Queen ran third in the Burgess Queen Stakes before taking out the WA Champion Fillies Stakes – WA Guineas – Kingston Town Classic treble.

The 2020 WA Guineas final field features a capacity line-up of three-year-olds including last weekend’s upset WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Watch Me Dance and the ultra-consistent Gemma’s Son drawn out in barrier 13.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 11114×1344 GEMMA’S SON David Harrison Joseph Azzopardi 13 56.5kg 83
2 2182×23127 DOM TO SHOOT Sean & Jake Casey Paul Harvey 9 56.5kg 80
3 75213×1103 EM TEE AYE Trevor Andrews Jarrad Noske 12 56.5kg 74
4 35341×431 KALLAROO Daniel Morton Brad Parnham 14 56.5kg 65
5 11×878 REIGN OF FIRE Colin Webster Jordan Turner 15 56.5kg 71
6 8x5812x31 ALL DAY SESSION Ashley Maley Steven Parnham 4 56.5kg 68
7 1×4 PHANTA Justin Warwick Ms Lucy Warwick 8 56.5kg 66
8 12×325 PANZDOWN Simon A Miller Mitchell Pateman 2 56.5kg 65
9 41×23 FIRST LAW (NZ) Simon A Miller Clint Johnston-Porter 7 56.5kg 65
10 2×126 BRAGWELL Steve Wolfe Peter Knuckey 3 56.5kg 63
11 1221x3x381 WATCH ME DANCE Steve Wolfe Shaun McGruddy 1 54.5kg 76
12 1×1136 MAGICAL DREAM Grant & Alana Williams Ms Jade McNaught 18 54.5kg 72
13 157×3144 SOLAIA Darren McAuliffe Chris Parnham 11 54.5kg 62
14 7×213 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) Simon A Miller Patrick Carbery 6 54.5kg 58
15 1558 ELIMINATE Neville Parnham Jason Brown 5 54.5kg 60
16 254×12 SMASHING Neville Parnham 19 54.5kg 58
17e 32 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) Grant & Alana Williams William Pike 16 56.5kg 60
18e 35×109 BLOW ME OUT Brett Pope 17 54.5kg 58
19e 85419 FLETCHER ROAD Bob McPherson 10 56.5kg 62
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2020 WA Guineas Nominations

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

The 2020 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.

The WA Guineas 2020 nominations feature 80 hopefuls dominated by the best fillies coming out of the Burgess Queen Stakes.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 8x5812x3 ALL DAY SESSION G 3 Ashley Maley 56.5kg 68
2 3×41 BEAU ROSSA G 3 Will Clarken 56.5kg
3 30 BIG SCREEN G 3 Meryl Hayley 56.5kg 59
4 2230 BILLY RAY G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 60
5 9×45 BOONDI ROCKS G 3 Colin Webster 56.5kg 59
6 2×126 BRAGWELL G 3 Steve Wolfe 56.5kg 63
7 35×13320 CAPTAIN BURGLAR G 3 Neville Parnham 56.5kg 63
8 31111×42 CHARLETON EDDIE G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 56.5kg 77
9 8x57x02 COMEALILBITCLOSER G 3 Lou Luciani 56.5kg 60
10 31×95 CONGREVE ROCKET G 3 David Harrison 56.5kg 62
11 40x23x3 CONVALESCE G 3 Steve Wolfe 56.5kg
12 COUNT GRUNDY G 3 Ross Price 56.5kg
13 4231×84 DAD’S BIGHEADED G 3 Colin Webster 56.5kg 65
14 2182×23127 DOM TO SHOOT G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 56.5kg 80
15 11×608 DUNBAR G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 64
16 775213×110 EM TEE AYE G 3 Trevor Andrews 56.5kg 74
17 213×290 EMPIRE REIGN G 3 Daniel Morton 56.5kg 66
18 04 FAMOUS JURNEY G 3 Jim Taylor 56.5kg
19 06 FEAR THE WIND G 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 56.5kg
20 41×23 FIRST LAW (NZ) G 3 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 65
21 85419 FLETCHER ROAD G 3 Bob McPherson 56.5kg 62
22 349 FRIDAY KNIGHT G 3 Chris & Michael Gangemi 56.5kg 59
23 11114×1344 GEMMA’S SON C 3 David Harrison 56.5kg 83
24 517×4230 GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
25 6×418 HALOGEN G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 56.5kg
26 46 HOIST THE COLOURS G 3 Graeme Evans 56.5kg
27 92×4137 HOLY ENCHANTMENT G 3 Stephen Miller 56.5kg 62
28 53×2 IRON SHARP G 3 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 60
29 35341×431 KALLAROO G 3 Daniel Morton 56.5kg 65
30 7124983 KERMAN ROCK G 3 Chris Willis 56.5kg 62
31 22 NICCONI EXPRESS G 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 56.5kg
32 429×5221 NO SURRENDER G 3 Darren McAuliffe 56.5kg 62
33 2113 OUTBACK JACK G 3 Stephen Miller 56.5kg 66
34 12×325 PANZDOWN G 3 Simon A Miller 56.5kg 65
35 1×4 PHANTA G 3 Justin Warwick 56.5kg 66
36 2×1 POWERFUL G 3 Neville Parnham 56.5kg 62
37 216370×875 RATHLIN G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
38 11×878 REIGN OF FIRE G 3 Colin Webster 56.5kg 71
39 12×33 SASSY TRADER G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 56.5kg 68
40 14 SECRET PLAN G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 62
41 1×337 SO LET’S TOAST C 3 John McArdle 56.5kg
42 5 SOLAMENTE G 3 Adam Durrant 56.5kg
43 x860x75415 TANKER G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 56.5kg
44 58×1294 TRODAIRE G 3 Lloyd Kennewell 56.5kg
45 32 WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56.5kg 60
46 162 AIRLIE QUEEN F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 59
47 521 ALPHA AND OMEGA F 3 Steve Wolfe 54.5kg 56
48 3x2465x616 AMERICAN CHOICE F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 70
49 35×10 BLOW ME OUT F 3 Brett Pope 54.5kg 58
50 7×21 BRAVE ANGEL (NZ) F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 58
51 4321 CELEBRITY WITNESS F 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 54.5kg 58
52 44×21510 CHICLETT F 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 54.5kg 62
53 1111 CLAIRVOYANCE F 3 Darren McAuliffe 54.5kg 80
54 48×06 CROWN OF FLOWERS (NZ) F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 52
55 155 ELIMINATE F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg 60
56 6×7 EVEN MAGIC F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg
57 0x242 GAZE GRISE F 3 Will Clarken 54.5kg
58 14 GIANCANA F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 58
59 41730 IAN’S SPECIAL F 3 Sharon Miller 54.5kg 58
60 21436 INDIGO BLUE F 3 Adam Durrant 54.5kg 62
61 6x211x12 KISSONALLFORCHEEKS F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg 72
62 633×555 LASTING IMPACT F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg 54
63 7 LET’S CUT LOOSE F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg
64 1×113 MAGICAL DREAM F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 72
65 3525×158 MIYAGI F 3 Darren McAuliffe 54.5kg 57
66 1×127 MYSTICAL VIEW F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 67
67 16×520 NUHAD F 3 Simon A Miller 54.5kg 62
68 13x611x269 QUEEN BROWN F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg 73
69 51×188 REAL GRACE F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 54.5kg 63
70 5×3 ROCABELLA F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 54.5kg
71 126 SCREAM DREAM F 3 Lloyd Kennewell 54.5kg
72 254×1 SMASHING F 3 Neville Parnham 54.5kg 58
73 311×51 SNICKERDOODLEDANDY F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg 74
74 157×314 SOLAIA F 3 Darren McAuliffe 54.5kg 62
75 31 TEMPTACION F 3 Daniel Morton 54.5kg
76 26×83 THE WHITE WITCH F 3 Sarah Evans 54.5kg 58
77 6×2485 TYPE WON F 3 Kieran McDonagh 54.5kg 55
78 42×18 VIOLINIST F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy 54.5kg
79 31221x3x38 WATCH ME DANCE F 3 Steve Wolfe 54.5kg 76
80 46 YOUDOYOU F 3 Justin Warwick 54.5kg
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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.

A host of outstanding subsequent Group 1 winners won the WA Guineas during their three-year-old seasons including Playing God (2010), Ihtsahymn (2013) and Arcadia Queen (2018) who all beat home the older horses next-up in the Kingston Town Classic.

Recent WA Guineas Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2020
WA Guineas
1st Watch Me Dance 1 minute 35.80 seconds
2nd Em Tee Aye
3rd Dom To Shoot
2019
WA Guineas
1st War Saint 1 minute 37.84 seconds
2nd Kay Cee
3rd Red Can Man
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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