Gold Coast Guineas

The Gold Coast Guineas is a Group 3 sprint held during May on AD Hollindale Stakes Day as a lead-up to the three-years-old races of the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #12 Marboosha
  • 2nd: #8 Tramonto
  • 3rd: #11 Kisukano



The Gold Coast Guineas is a 1200m sprint held annually at the Gold Coast Racecourse on AD Hollindale Stakes Day in early May. With total prize money of $150,000, the Gold Coast Guineas attracts a strong line-up of three-year-olds that could be Brisbane-bound over the Winter Racing Carnival. The Gold Coast Guineas shares its race card with the Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m) as well as the Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) for two-year-olds.

For the 2020 edition of the Gold Coast Guineas, the prize money was down to $125,000 and there is was no 2020 A.D. Hollindale Stakes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Gold Coast Guineas field attracts both local Queensland-trained gallopers as well as interstate visitors out of the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up races. It is a good lead-up into the Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1400m) contested in Brisbane later in the month.

The 2021 Gold Coast Guineas ran on Saturday May 8, 2021 and was won by Team Snowden’s well-backed filly Marboosha. 

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Info:
Date: Saturday May 8, 2021
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #12 Marboosha
  • 2nd: #8 Tramonto
  • 3rd: #11 Kisukano

Click here to read more on the good late win by Marboosha for the punters in the 2021 Gold Coast Guineas results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 12 MARBOOSHA Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 11 55kg $3.10F
2 8 TRAMONTO Jonny Field Jag Guthmann-Chester 1L 9 57kg $51
3 11 KISUKANO Michael Nolan Michael Rodd 1.1L 8 55kg $16
4 5 LORD OLYMPUS Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 2.35L 6 57kg $9.50
5 2 ROCKETING BY David Pfieffer James McDonald 2.65L 4 57kg $4.40
6 3 SIMPLY FLY Rex Lipp Ms Stephanie Thornton 4.4L 7 57kg $6.50
7 1 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 4.8L 10 57kg $8
8 13 FLEET DOVE Kelly Schweida Ben Thompson 5.1L 3 55kg $41
9 14 THE ACTUARY Tony Gollan Glen Boss 5.85L 5 55kg $81
10 6 IMMORTAL LOVE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Nash Rawiller 6.05L 1 57kg $8.50
11 9 MASTER RED Jon Walk Mark Du Plessis 6.8L 2 57kg $201
15 MISS CANADA Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 0
10 GAROPPOLO (NZ) Maryann Brosnan Robbie Fradd 0
7 KUMASI Kacy Fogden Brad Stewart 0
4 WISDOM OF WATER Annabel Neasham Mark Zahra 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Odds

The season’s top Gold Coast Guineas 2021 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

Hightail ($3.60 in 2020) followed by the fellow Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Marboosha ($3.10 in 2021) are the latest favourites in Gold Coast Guineas betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Field

The official Gold Coast Guineas 2021 Final Field & Barrier Draw are announced by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday before the race is run and won on AD Hollindale Stakes Day and will be provided below in full.

The 2021 Gold Coast Guineas field features an open line-up of 15 including Inglis Sprint winner Rocketing By and the talented Amish Boy drawn out wide in gate 14.

  • Scratched: #4 Wisdom Of Water (12); #7 Kumasi (3), #10 Garoppolo (2), #15 Miss Canada (9)

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL 2021 AD HOLLINDALE DAY SCRATCHINGS 

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 x226x82234 AMISH BOY Ciaron Maher & David Eustace Jye McNeil 14 57kg 98
2 x183x111x5 ROCKETING BY David Pfieffer James McDonald 6 57kg 95
3 781x11112L SIMPLY FLY Rex Lipp Ms Stephanie Thornton 10 57kg 85
4 x115x08x26 WISDOM OF WATER Annabel Neasham Mark Zahra 12 57kg 90
5 112114×351 LORD OLYMPUS Mark Newnham Michael Cahill 8 57kg 84
6 11x10x64 IMMORTAL LOVE Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Nash Rawiller 1 57kg 80
7 12x469x8 KUMASI Kacy Fogden Brad Stewart 3 57kg 70
8 7x21x25x14 TRAMONTO Jonny Field Jag Guthmann-Chester 13 57kg 67
9 2399×16434 MASTER RED Jon Walk Mark Du Plessis 4 57kg 59
10 1×15 GAROPPOLO (NZ) Maryann Brosnan Robbie Fradd 2 57kg 65
11 3112×84027 KISUKANO Michael Nolan Michael Rodd 11 55kg 86
12 112x32x142 MARBOOSHA Peter & Paul Snowden Jim Byrne 15 55kg 87.5
13 1212x1645x FLEET DOVE Kelly Schweida Ben Thompson 5 55kg 74
14 5x3411x52x THE ACTUARY Tony Gollan Ryan Maloney 7 55kg 70
15 3x81350x16 MISS CANADA Kris Lees Andrew Mallyon 9 55kg 76

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations

The early Gold Coast Guineas Nominations 2021 close on the Monday of race week.

Gold Coast Guineas History

The Gold Coast Guineas was established in 2000, and as such lacks the long illustrious history of many more renowned races. However, it only took until 2008 for the race to be elevated to Group 3 status as a result of increasing prize money and prestige. Today, the Gold Coast Guineas is one of the more highly anticipated races on the Gold Coast racing calendar.

The inaugural running of the race, in 2000, was in March and held over 1400m, as opposed to the current 1200m (2006 onwards). One of the most notable winners of the Gold Coast Guineas is Make Mine Magic, who made the race his sixth straight win, impressive considering the horse had only 6 races under his belt.

Gold Coast Guineas results since the race’s inauguration in 2000 are listed below.

A new track record was set in the 2018 Gold Coast Guineas results by the filly Champagne Cuddles who won in a speedy 1:07.65.

Gold Coast Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Marboosha 1:11.84
2nd Tramonto
3rd Kisukano
2020
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Hightail 1:08.71
2nd The Odyssey
3rd Exhilarates
2019
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Pennino  1:14.89
2nd Defence Missile
3rd Million
2018
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Champagne Cuddles 1:07.65
2nd Whypeeo
3rd Marble
2017
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Savanna Amour 1:08.42
2nd Heroic Valour
3rd Tessera
2016
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Takedown 1:09.49
2nd Sold For Song
3rd Always Sacred
2015
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Nostradamus 1:10.26
2nd Time For War
3rd Traveston Girl
2014
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Dothraki 1:13.36
2nd Safeguard
3rd Palmera Lad
2013
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Academus 1:8.72
2nd Al Aneed
3rd Dances On Stars
2012
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Florentina 1:14.46
2nd Punch On
3rd Double Impact
2011
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Military Rose 1:11.89
2nd Celtic Dancer
3rd Skating On Ice
2010
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Beethog 1:10.53
2nd Temple of Boom
3rd Fifteen Carat
2009
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Chakvetadze 1:8.81
2nd Leapfrog
3rd Desuetude
2008
Gold Coast Guineas
1st El Cambio 1:7.95
2nd Xaardante
3rd Heart Of The Citi
2007
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Gold Edition 1:8.44
2nd Grand Reve
3rd J’Adane
2006
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Fashions Afield 1:8.79
2nd Rumbird
3rd Captain Kurt
2005
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Eremein 1:24.58
2nd Legendary Man
3rd Sydney Express
2004
Gold Coast Guineas
1st King’s Chapel 1:20.89
2nd Drunken Joker
3rd Power And Gold
2003
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Tahitian Star 1:22.98
2nd Exquisitely
3rd Striking Victory
2002
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Miss Bussell 1:22.64
2nd Alibarber
3rd Jar Jar Binks
2001
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Ceffyl 1:22.09
2nd Skarloey
3rd Katenian
2000
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Make Mine Magic 1:22.27
2nd Gold Dredge
3rd The Kildare Kid

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