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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.
2023 WA Guineas Results
- 1st: #4 Zipaway
- 2nd: #1 A Lot Of Good Men
- 3rd: #13 Super Smink
WA Guineas News
The Group 2 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 Listed 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) – now known as the Northerly Stakes – on the same day as the Lee Steere Classic.
Star filly Arcadia Queen completed won the WA Guineas and Kingston Town Classic, 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.
Fellow filly Amelia’s Jewel (2022) was the last three-year-old to complete the WA Guineas – Northerly Stakes double.
The 2021 WA Guineas form was franked with the third placed Devoted returning in the winter for three straight wins including in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m).
The brand new Group 3 $1.5 million The Gold Rush (1400m), held for the first time in 2022, run at Ascot in mid-December is also a potential target for three-year-olds out of the WA Guineas field each summer.
The 2022 WA Guineas form was further franked by the subsequent Group 1 Northerly Stakes winner Amelia’s Jewel who also continued on to win the Group 3 Roma Cup and run second in the inaugural $4 million The Quokka race in the autumn of 2023. She then went to Melbourne in the spring and won the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes – Stocks Stakes double.
The 2023 WA Guineas ran on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 25, 2023, and was won in style by the consistent Neville Parnham-trained Zipaway ($7).
|2023 WA Guineas|
|Date:||Saturday November 25, 2023|
|Conditions:||3YO at Set Weights|
2023 WA Guineas Results
- 1st: #4 Zipaway ($7)
- 2nd: #1 A Lot Of Good Men
- 3rd: #13 Super Smink
Trainer Neville Parnham continued his good Guineas record with progressive gelding Zipaway ($7) improving on a lead-up fourth in the Fairetha Stakes to salute in the 2023 WA Guineas results emulating his father Playing God who won the event back in 2010.
|1||4||ZIPAWAY||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||4||56.5kg||$7|
|2||1||A LOT OF GOOD MEN||Trevor Andrews||Paul Harvey||0.38L||8||56.5kg||$21|
|3||13||SUPER SMINK||Daniel Morton||Chris Parnham||0.6L||3||54.5kg||$1.80F|
|4||5||BLUE LAGOON||Susan Olive||Ms Holly Watson||2.1L||6||56.5kg||$31|
|5||2||INVESTMENTSTRATEGY||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||2.2L||1||56.5kg||$7|
|6||6||COSMIC CRUSADER (NZ)||Donna Riordan||Joseph Azzopardi||2.71L||2||56.5kg||$16|
|7||7||AUTUMN REBEL||Darren McAuliffe||Clint Johnston-Porter||3.5L||9||56.5kg||$12|
|8||3||ROPE THEM IN||Steve Wolfe||Peter Knuckey||4.53L||11||56.5kg||$18|
|9||8||MASAMUNE||Darren McAuliffe||Ms Jamie Kah||5.76L||10||56.5kg||$31|
|10||9||WEERAECHOUX||Brian Kersley||Mrs Lucy Fiore||8.24L||12||56.5kg||$61|
|11||12||BIG PLAYER||Luke Fernie||Michael Poy||8.75L||13||56.5kg||$201|
|12||11||ODIN OMEN||Ashley Maley||Jarrad Noske||9.66L||5||56.5kg||$201|
|13||10||FIVE DOWN||Luke Fernie||Daniel Moor||10.37L||7||56.5kg||$201|
|14||KESHI BOOM||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||0|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 WA Guineas Betting Odds
The latest WA Guineas 2023 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.
In 2019 War Saint ($31) scored one of the biggest recent upsets.
Arcadia Queen ($1.90 in 2018), Treasured Star ($2.90 in 2021) and Amelia’s Jewel ($1.90 in 2022) are the latest favourites in WA Guineas betting to salute for the punters.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2023 WA GUINEAS ODDS (Final Field)
2023 WA Guineas Form Guide
2023 WA Guineas Tips
Stay tuned for our exclusive WA Guineas 2023 Tips on the Railway Stakes Day support act this summer racing season.
- To Win: #13 Super Smink ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW
There’s a genuine battle for top spot in the WA Guineas markets by two in-form fillies but leaning towards the Dan Morton-trained Super Smink in gate three with Chris Parnham to ride. The daughter of Super One is out over a mile for the first time here but has a lovely Ascot track record (6:3-2-1) she’s looking to continue. Was the two-year-old star during the autumn winning the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate – WA Sires’ double. First-up winner in a Listed race before the winning streak came to an end with her last start second in Listed Burgess Queen Stakes as the beaten odds-on favourite Keshi Boom. Keshi Boom is unbeaten and also runs in the WA Guineas field, but with these two now at equal weights think Super Smink can turn the tables.
2023 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 2022 Burgess Queen runner-up returned to winning form in the WA Guineas with Amelia’s Jewel saluting as the odds-on favourite.
Watch Me Dance (2020) is the last filly to complete the WA Champion Fillies Stakes – WA Guineas double.
The 2023 W.A. Guineas final field is released on the Monday of race week and will be published below.
The WA Guineas 2023 field features a line-up of smart three-year-olds led in betting by the undefeated Grant & Alana Williams-trained Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Keshi Boom and Dan Morton’s Group 2 winning filly Super Smink.
|No||Last 10||Horse||Trainer||Jockey||Barrier||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||114x21x753||A LOT OF GOOD MEN||Trevor Andrews||Paul Harvey||9||56.5kg||75|
|2||5113×21||INVESTMENTSTRATEGY||Neville Parnham||Brad Parnham||1||56.5kg||75|
|3||131×42||ROPE THEM IN||Steve Wolfe||Peter Knuckey||12||56.5kg||73|
|4||243×114||ZIPAWAY||Neville Parnham||Steven Parnham||4||56.5kg||70|
|5||720×241147||BLUE LAGOON||Susan Olive||Shaun McGruddy||6||56.5kg||68|
|6||1×6134||COSMIC CRUSADER (NZ)||Donna Riordan||Joseph Azzopardi||2||56.5kg||69|
|7||587×251||AUTUMN REBEL||Darren McAuliffe||Clint Johnston-Porter||10||56.5kg||62|
|8||42×3246||MASAMUNE||Darren McAuliffe||Ms Jamie Kah||11||56.5kg||63|
|9||434×135||WEERAECHOUX||Brian Kersley||Mrs Lucy Fiore||13||56.5kg||62|
|10||0426613||FIVE DOWN||Luke Fernie||Daniel Moor||7||56.5kg||62|
|11||634×1377||ODIN OMEN||Ashley Maley||Tommy Berry||5||56.5kg||59|
|12||96x46x6437||BIG PLAYER||Luke Fernie||Michael Poy||14||56.5kg||56|
|13||31211×12||SUPER SMINK||Daniel Morton||Chris Parnham||3||54.5kg||90|
|14||1×111||KESHI BOOM||Grant & Alana Williams||William Pike||8||54.5kg||78|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
2023 WA Guineas Nominations
The WA Guineas nominations usually attract some fairly top quality horses from local stables, and a few from eastern states.
The 2023 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 2023 nominations attracted 70 promising hopefuls led in all-in betting by in-form Maurice gelding Cosmic Crusader and the classy Dan Morton-trained filly Super Smink who won the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate – Group 3 WA Sires’ double in the autumn.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||31211x||SUPER SMINK||F||3||Daniel Morton||1||54.5kg||86|
|3||12381x24x||SNOW PRINCE||G||3||Sean & Jake Casey||3||56.5kg||72|
|4||3x114x21x7||A LOT OF GOOD MEN||C||3||Trevor Andrews||4||56.5kg||75|
|5||426×1157||THE LITTLE PUMPER||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||5||56.5kg|
|6||x35542327x||MORE SPECIAL||F||3||Paul Jordan||6||54.5kg||64|
|7||1942×8||BRAVE STRIKE||F||3||Simon A Miller||7||54.5kg||69|
|8||131x||ROPE THEM IN||G||3||Steve Wolfe||8||56.5kg||70|
|9||181x||HANCHI||G||3||Sean & Jake Casey||9||56.5kg||70|
|10||1312×6||PARIS CALLING||F||3||Trevor Andrews||10||54.5kg||65|
|12||13×31||AUGMENT (NZ)||F||3||Simon A Miller||12||54.5kg||71|
|13||57x335x973||CAP FERRAT||C||3||Chris Waller||13||56.5kg|
|14||126×0||ALOTOFBANTER||G||3||Simon A Miller||14||56.5kg||70|
|15||2429×8145||ON PATROL||G||3||Sean & Jake Casey||15||56.5kg||65|
|17||3×21||GENEROSITY||F||3||Simon A Miller||17||54.5kg||62|
|18||11×4||PETULA||F||3||Simon A Miller||18||54.5kg||62|
|19||115||PLEASURE CRUISE||G||3||Takahide Ikenushi||19||56.5kg||66|
|20||6×221||KAIZAD||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||20||56.5kg|
|21||6×1||ALMIGHTY CLASS||G||3||Mitchell Pateman||21||56.5kg||74|
|22||1×61||COSMIC CRUSADER (NZ)||G||3||Donna Riordan||22||56.5kg||69|
|23||22270x||BONNY ROCK||F||3||Neville Parnham||23||54.5kg||60|
|24||1×5||ELITEONE||G||3||Simon A Miller||24||56.5kg||66|
|26||23×693||CHAMPAGNE STREET||F||3||Simon A Miller||26||54.5kg||60|
|27||412||CARRAZANA (NZ)||G||3||Chris Waller||27||56.5kg|
|28||114×69||RED SQUARE||C||3||Paul Jordan||28||56.5kg||65|
|29||36311||LINDEN’S GOLD||G||3||Takahide Ikenushi||29||56.5kg||65|
|30||7422×461||IMA WILD GIRL||F||3||Daniel & Ben Pearce||30||54.5kg|
|32||1×1||KESHI BOOM||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||32||54.5kg||63|
|35||13||PANIC (NZ)||G||3||Michael Freedman||35||56.5kg|
|36||718×3||RITZYTWENTIES (NZ)||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||36||56.5kg|
|37||634×13||ODIN OMEN||G||3||Ashley Maley||37||56.5kg||62|
|38||31x||MOORDITJ BOY||G||3||Hayden Ballantyne||38||56.5kg||64|
|39||4×21||IN GOOD ORDER||G||3||Daniel Morton||39||56.5kg||62|
|40||2231||ARCADIA KNIGHT||G||3||Takahide Ikenushi||40||56.5kg|
|41||587×2||AUTUMN REBEL||C||3||Darren McAuliffe||41||56.5kg||61|
|43||1x||WRITTEN MELODY||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||43||54.5kg||60|
|44||396x46x64||BIG PLAYER||G||3||Luke Fernie||44||56.5kg||57|
|45||7x1x||HEAD OF THE HERD||C||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||45||56.5kg|
|46||2x||SIBERIAN SIREN||F||3||Sean & Jake Casey||46||54.5kg||58|
|48||2×42||BRAVE SPIRIT||G||3||Steve Wolfe||48||56.5kg||61|
|49||1x||KERMIT’S LUCK||G||3||Luke Fernie||49||56.5kg||62|
|50||1||SAULOK||G||3||Grant & Alana Williams||50||56.5kg||62|
|52||357×5||MINING LEGEND||G||3||Stephen Miller||52||56.5kg||58|
|53||632x||SLY BOOTS||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||53||56.5kg|
|54||1||BEST MOOD||C||3||Michael Grantham||54||56.5kg||60|
|56||32x||JANNY||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||56||54.5kg||57|
|57||0426x||FIVE DOWN||G||3||Luke Fernie||57||56.5kg||59|
|58||7x9x||FLINDERS LANE||F||3||Hayden Ballantyne||58||54.5kg|
|59||45x||ROCKET JUICE||G||3||Neville Parnham||59||56.5kg|
|62||7||GRAND RESERVE||G||3||Daniel Morton||62||56.5kg|
|64||MIGHTY MELBA||C||3||Simon A Miller||64||56.5kg|
|65||MISS ZIGGY||F||3||Chris Willis||65||54.5kg|
|66||NO BRAINER||G||3||Daniel Morton||66||56.5kg|
|67||RED TORI||F||3||Stephen Miller||67||54.5kg|
|68||RIGHT TO SILENCE||F||3||Chris Willis||68||54.5kg|
|69||SCORPION RULER||F||3||Joshua Krispyn||69||54.5kg|
|70||SHOOTING SPIRIT||G||3||Simon A Miller||70||56.5kg|
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), Arcadia Queen (2018), and Amelia’s Jewel (2022) who all beat home the older horses next-up in the Kingston Town Classic (now Northerly Stakes).
Recent WA Guineas Winners
|1st||Zipaway||1 minute 36.35 seconds|
|2nd||A Lot Of Good Men|
|1st||Amelia’s Jewel||1 minute 36.64 seconds|
|1st||Treasured Star||1 minute 36.31 seconds|
|1st||Watch Me Dance||1 minute 35.80 seconds|
|2nd||Em Tee Aye|
|3rd||Dom To Shoot|
|1st||War Saint||1 minute 37.84 seconds|
|3rd||Red Can Man|
|1st||Arcadia Queen||1 minute 34.95 seconds|
|1st||Perfect Jewel||1 minute 36.62 seconds|
|1st||Variation||1 minute 37.08 seconds|
|1st||Man Booker||1 minute 34.73 seconds|
|1st||Rommel||1 minute 36.04|
|1st||Ihtsahymn||1 minute 37.65 seconds|
|2nd||Miss Rose De Lago|
|1st||Academus||1 minute 35.97 seconds|
|2nd||Bippo No Bungus|
|1st||King Saul||1 minute 36.11 seconds|
|3rd||Red Hot Sax|
|1st||Playing God||1 minute 36.21 seconds|
|1st||Clueless Angel||1 minute 35.06 seconds|
|1st||Moccasin Bend||1 minute 33.7 seconds|
|1st||Megatic||1 minute 35.6 seconds|
|1st||Vain Crusader||1 minute 35.8 seconds|
|1st||Cape North||1 minute 36 seconds|
|2nd||Lock The Vault|
|1st||Dr John||1 minute 36.7 seconds|
|1st||River Mist||1 minute 37.3 seconds|
|1st||The Right Money||1 minute 36.8 seconds|
|1st||Royal Retrieve||1 minute 36 seconds|
|1st||Kalatiara||1 minute 37.5 seconds|
|1st||Devilish Dealer||1 minute 37.6 seconds|