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.

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Prince Of Boom
  • 2nd: #3 Sword Of State
  • 3rd: #8 Grey Defence



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.

There 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 2022 Gold Coast Guineas ran on Saturday May 7, 2022 and was won by the Robert Heatchote-trained favourite Prince Of Boom ($2.70F). 

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Info:
Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
Distance: 1200m
Race Type: 3YO SWP
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $150,000

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Prince OF Boom ($2.70F)
  • 2nd: #3 Sword Of State
  • 3rd: #8 Grey Defence

The Rob Heathcote-trained Spirit Of Boom gelding Prince Of Boom ($2.70F) took his record up to five wins from eight starts holding off Sword Of State in a thrilling finish to the 2022 Gold Coast Guineas results on Hollindale Stakes Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 PRINCE OF BOOM Robert Heathcote James Orman 10 57kg $2.70F
2 3 SWORD OF STATE Mark Walker Opie Bosson 0.1L 3 57kg $3.90
3 8 GREY DEFENCE Les Ross Noel Callow 4.6L 6 57kg $41
4 7 MERITABLE Andrew Forsman William Pike 5.1L 9 57kg $20
5 13 MISS HIPSTAR Kelly Schweida Larry Cassidy 5.3L 5 55kg $18
6 9 ZARASTRO Chris Waller James McDonald 6.8L 7 57kg $15
7 20e MYSTIC AROMA Peter & Will Hulbert Mark Du Plessis 7.2L 1 55kg $91
8 5 ZETHUS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 7.7L 11 57kg $13
9 11 FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Kerrin McEvoy 7.9L 14 55kg $7
10 12 RHAPSODY ROSE Chris Munce Luke Tarrant 8.9L 12 55kg $26
11 15 MAYROSE John Sargent Robbie Dolan 9.7L 8 55kg $31
12 14 JOYOUS LEGEND Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 10.7L 2 55kg $26
13 19e EMMY REGINA Daiki Chujo Chris Taylor 13L 13 55kg $201
14 18e PEREGRINATION Daiki Chujo James Innes Jnr 15.3L 4 57kg $201
17e ORIENTAL PRINCESS Gillian Heinrich Ms Samantha Collett 0
21e NORD LYON Chris Anderson 0
6 BATTLETON Bjorn Baker 0
4 STARMAN Chris Waller James McDonald 0
10 ME ME LAGARDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 0
16 PUTONTHEREDLIGHT Tony Gollan Ben Thompson 0
1 ALPINE EDGE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Betting Odds

The season’s top Gold Coast Guineas 2022 betting odds will be provided below the week of the race courtesy of Ladbrokes.com.au.

Hightail ($3.60 in 2020), the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Marboosha ($3.10 in 2021) and Rob Heathcote’s Prince Of Boom ($2.70 in 2022) are the latest favourites in Gold Coast Guineas betting to salute for the punters.

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Field

The official Gold Coast Guineas 2022 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 2022 Gold Coast Guineas field features a capacity line-up of three-year-olds including the in-form Rob Heathcote-trained Prince Of Boom drawn out wide (16) chasing a third straight win and dual Group 2 winning filly Four Moves Ahead.

  • Scratched: #4 Starman (21); #6 Battleton (15); #16 Putontheredlight (6)
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 127x1240x6 ALPINE EDGE Toby & Trent Edmonds Ryan Maloney 10 57kg 83
2 110x44x11 PRINCE OF BOOM Robert Heathcote James Orman 16 57kg 87.5
3 11x750x11x SWORD OF STATE Mark Walker Opie Bosson 4 57kg 100
4 154x1417x6 STARMAN Chris Waller 21 57kg 76
5 219×255 ZETHUS James Cummings Hugh Bowman 17 57kg 82
6 1125x BATTLETON Bjorn Baker 15 57kg 71
7 21422x MERITABLE Andrew Forsman William Pike 14 57kg 85
8 22×9527111 GREY DEFENCE Les Ross Noel Callow 8 57kg 71
9 2x11x444 ZARASTRO Chris Waller James McDonald 12 57kg 73
10 14x112x9 ME ME LAGARDE Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 9 55kg 86
11 4x3516x07x FOUR MOVES AHEAD John Sargent Kerrin McEvoy 20 55kg 94
12 16x441190x RHAPSODY ROSE Chris Munce Luke Tarrant 18 55kg 83
13 01x83530x2 MISS HIPSTAR Kelly Schweida Larry Cassidy 7 55kg 80
14 193x074x33 JOYOUS LEGEND Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 3 55kg 73
15 2219×1120 MAYROSE John Sargent Robbie Dolan 13 55kg 77
16 1232×29 PUTONTHEREDLIGHT Tony Gollan Ben Thompson 6 55kg 68
17e 19x1x7x ORIENTAL PRINCESS Gillian Heinrich Ms Collett (late alt) 2 55kg 68
18e 2×44077273 PEREGRINATION Daiki Chujo James Innes Jnr (late alt) 5 57kg 62
19e 3652741411 EMMY REGINA Daiki Chujo Chris Taylor (late alt) 19 55kg 64
20e 457x1152x MYSTIC AROMA Peter & Will Hulbert Mark Du Plessis 1 55kg 65
21e 225×12 NORD LYON Chris Anderson 11 57kg 62

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations

The early Gold Coast Guineas Nominations 2022 close on the Monday of race week.

Rob Heathcote’s in-form Spirit Of Boom three-year-old Prince Of Boom chasing a third win on the trot headlines the 2022 Gold Coast Guineas nominations for this weekend in Queensland.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 127x1240x6 ALPINE EDGE C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 83
2 1125x BATTLETON G 3 Bjorn Baker 71
3 3x17x10 BLOOD THUNDER G 3 Billy Healey 64
4 543x266x13 DOOR INTO SUMMER F 3 Daiki Chujo 58
5 3652741411 EMMY REGINA F 3 Daiki Chujo 64
6 4x3516x07x FOUR MOVES AHEAD F 3 John Sargent 92
7 22×9527111 GREY DEFENCE G 3 Les Ross 71
8 17×1 HARD REYVA G 3 Stuart Kendrick 64
9 x12938x587 INGRATIATING C 3 James Cummings 100
10 193x074x33 JOYOUS LEGEND F 3 Tony Gollan 73
11 2219×1120 MAYROSE F 3 John Sargent 77
12 14x112x9 ME ME LAGARDE F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 86
13 21422x MERITABLE C 3 Andrew Forsman 85
14 01x83530x2 MISS HIPSTAR F 3 Kelly Schweida 80
15 457x1152x MYSTIC AROMA F 3 Peter & Will Hulbert 65
16 225×12 NORD LYON G 3 Chris Anderson 62
17 19x1x7x ORIENTAL PRINCESS F 3 Gillian Heinrich 68
18 3537×56253 PARK AVENUE G 3 Richard & Will Freedman 66
19 2×44077273 PEREGRINATION G 3 Daiki Chujo 62
20 110x44x11 PRINCE OF BOOM G 3 Robert Heathcote 87.5
21 1232×29 PUTONTHEREDLIGHT F 3 Tony Gollan 68
22 16x441190x RHAPSODY ROSE F 3 Chris Munce 83
23 154x1417x6 STARMAN G 3 Chris Waller 76
24 13×63 SUNGBLUE G 3 Brett Cavanough 62
25 11x750x11x SWORD OF STATE C 3 Mark Walker
26 2x11x444 ZARASTRO C 3 Chris Waller 73
27 219×255 ZETHUS C 3 James Cummings 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

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
2022
Gold Coast Guineas
1st Prince Of Boom 1:13.52
2nd Sword Of State
3rd Grey Defence
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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