Hawkesbury Guineas

The Hawkesbury Guineas is a Group 3 Sydney race run at the end of April or early May during the autumn on Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day.

2021 Hawkesbury Guineas Results

  • 1st: #6 Exoboom
  • 2nd: #5 Rainbow Connection
  • 3rd: #8 Black Duke



The Hawkesbury Guineas is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds run on Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day in Sydney during the autumn racing carnival.

The meeting’s headline race is the Group 3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) for milers and the Hawkesbury Guineas is one of two other Group 3 status races on the card along with the Hawkesbury Crown (1300m) for fillies and mares.

The Hawkesbury Guineas is run over 1400m and the three-year-olds in the field face off at set weights plus penalties for a share in the $200,000 in prize money. The 2020 edition of the Hawkesbury Guineas took place at Rosehill Gardens and offered $160,000 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Horses in the Hawkesbury Guineas field may come via a number of different Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival lead-up races including the Group 2 Arrowfield 3YO Sprint (1200m) held at Randwick during ‘The Championships’.

Good follow-up races could include those during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival including the Group 2 QTC Cup (1300m) and the Hawkesbury Guineas – QTC Cup double was recently achieved by Spill The Beans (2016). The Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) is another Brisbane race run during the winter for Hawkesbury Guineas graduates and in 2016 Denmagic ran second in both races, while Sambro (2018) did the double.

In 2020 the Hawkesbury Guineas winner Dawn Passage won the Inglis Guineas next start before a trip to Brisbane to salute in the Group 3 Fred Best Classic as the short-priced favourite that winter.

The 2021 Hawkesbury Guineas ran on Saturday May 1, 2021 and was won by the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Exoboom. 

Hawkesbury Guineas 2021
Date: Saturday May 1, 2021
Track: Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO / Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $200,000

2021 Hawkesbury Guineas Results

  • 1st: #6 Exoboom
  • 2nd: #5 Rainbow Connection
  • 3rd: #8 Black Duke
Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 6 EXOBOOM Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 9 56kg $8
2 5 RAINBOW CONNECTION Matthew Dunn Jason Collett 0.41L 8 56kg $8.50
3 8 BLACK DUKE Richard Litt Keagan Latham 1.31L 6 56kg $61
4 3 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 1.41L 4 57kg $1.90F
5 10 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 1.42L 2 54kg $9
6 2 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Nash Rawiller 2.91L 10 57kg $8.50
7 11 CALGARY QUEEN Brad Widdup Ms Kathy O’Hara 3L 3 54kg $26
8 4 ACROPHOBIC John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 4.2L 1 56kg $20
9 7 ONCHAO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 5.99L 7 56kg $20
10 9 WINDS OF WAR Garry White Mathew Cahill 11.68L 5 56kg $151
1 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Sam Clipperton 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Hawkesbury Guineas Betting

The season’s best Hawkesbury Guineas 2021 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

2021 Hawkesbury Guineas Field

The Hawkesbury Guineas field attracts a class line-up of three-year-olds many of which have form over the distance or even up to a mile and is released the Wednesday before the race.

The official 2021 Hawkesbury Guineas field and barriers are set for release on the Wednesday of race week and will be published in fully below.

The Hawkesbury Guineas 2021 final field is down to 10 after the early scratching of Holyfield (8) and updated odds are led by talented Spill The Beans colt Ellsberg coming off a three-length South Pacific Classic win at Randwick.

  • Scratched: #1 Holyfield (8) 
No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 919x6130x0 HOLYFIELD Annabel Neasham Sam Clipperton 8 58kg 84
2 8x647x61x9 AIM Peter & Paul Snowden Nash Rawiller 11 57kg 92
3 12313×1 ELLSBERG Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Tim Clark 4 57kg 80
4 8x33465x44 ACROPHOBIC John O’Shea Ms Rachel King 1 56kg 71
5 133 RAINBOW CONNECTION Matthew Dunn Jason Collett 9 56kg 70
6 2x2211x2 EXOBOOM Peter & Paul Snowden Sam Clipperton 10 56kg 69
7 411×2 ONCHAO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 7 56kg 66
8 4×52445566 BLACK DUKE Richard Litt Keagan Latham 6 56kg 64
9 331×82444 WINDS OF WAR Garry White Mathew Cahill 5 56kg 56
10 1134×43282 ELIZABEEL John Sargent Robbie Dolan 2 54kg 83
11 4×3112 CALGARY QUEEN Brad Widdup Ms Kathy O’Hara 3 54kg 66

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Hawkesbury Guineas History

The Hawkesbury Guineas was run for the first time in 2000 and won by Hire. A number of quality gallopers have since taken out the race including Alverta (2007), Neeson (2010) and most famously Chautauqua.

It began as a Listed race before gaining its current Group 3 status in 2014. Originally the event was run as a handicap race, but from 2006 onwards the Hawkesbury Guineas has been held under set weights plus penalties. The distance was also increased from 1200m to 1400m in 2006 and in 2015 it ran at Rosehill Racecourse instead of Hawkesbury Racecourse.

The 2020 Hawkesbury Guineas took place at Rosehill Gardens due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent Hawkesbury Guineas Winners

See below for a full list of Hawkesbury Guineas results and winners going back to the race’s inauguration in 2000.

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Exoboom 1 minute 21.92 seconds
2nd Rainbow Connection
3rd Black Duke
2020
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Dawn Passage 1 minute 21.50 seconds
2nd St Covet’s Spirit
3rd Icebath
2019
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Military Zone 1 minute 21.34 seconds
2nd Trope
3rd Quackerjack
2018
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Sambro 1 minute 23.21 seconds
2nd Victorem
3rd Beau Geste
2017
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Shazee Lee 1 minute 21.60 seconds
2nd Prompt Response
3rd Salsonic
2016
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Spill The Beans 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Denmagic
3rd Serene Majesty
2015
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Najoom 1 minute 26. 3 seconds
2nd Federal
3rd Bachman
2014
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Chautauqua 1 minute 22.4 seconds
2nd Katie’s Cove
3rd Barbed
2013
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Limes 1 minute 22.1 seconds
2nd Boban
3rd Ashokan
2012
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Free Wheeling 1 minute 21.0 seconds
2nd Pied A Terre
3rd Bound To Blush
2011
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Pimpala Secret 1 minute 24.6 seconds
2nd Speediness
3rd Steps In Time
2010
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Neeson 1 minute 23.3 seconds
2nd Khas Kura
3rd All Legal
2009
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Related 1 minute 23.79 seconds
2nd Rollins
3rd The Astronomer
2008
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Royal Discretion 1 minute 22.11 seconds
2nd Turffontein
3rd Acey Ducey
2007
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Alverta 1 minute 22.03 seconds
2nd Five Ways
3rd Eight Moons
2006
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st The Free Stater 1 minute 22.05 seconds
2nd Spy Zaim
3rd Commemorating
2005
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Race Not Held
2nd
3rd
2004
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Roadagain 1 minute 8.90 seconds
2nd Loftily
3rd Devil’s Diamond
2003 (December)
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Sweet Marmalade 1 minute 11.01 seconds
2nd Lundasong
3rd Happy Ways
2003 (February)
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Pearly Kings 1 minute 9.72 seconds
2nd Maskerado
3rd Miz Riocee
2002
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Shags 1 minute 8.40 seconds
2nd Shouq
3rd Gordo
2001
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st De Valmont 1 minute 11.28 seconds
2nd Zedivain
3rd Kingsgate
2000
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Hire 1 minute 9.17 seconds
2nd Martree
3rd Condotti

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