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.

2024 Hawkesbury Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Schwarz
  • 2nd: #11 Bojangles
  • 3rd: #9 Mchale



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 $250,000 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’.

Schwarz (6th in 2024) was the latest Arrowfield 3YO Sprint graduate to back-up and win the Hawkesbury Guineas.

In 2022 the Hawkesbury Guineas winner Mr Mozart came off back-to-back wins in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes and Group 3 Doncaster Prelude in Sydney.

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 2022 Hawkesbury Guineas form was franked with the winner Mr Mozart returning in the spring for a host of good runs including a second in the $1 million Silver Eagle.

The Hawkesbury Guineas 2023 winner Hawaii Five Oh franked the form going on to win the Group 3 Fred Best Classic in Brisbane before his eye-catching third in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap results.

The 2024 Hawkesbury Guineas ran on Saturday May 4, 2024 as a potential lead-up to the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival and was won in style by the John O’Shea-trained favourite Schwarz ($2.40F).

Hawkesbury Guineas 2024
Date: Saturday May 4, 2024
Track: Hawkesbury Racecourse
Distance: 1400m
Race Type: 3YO / Set Weights + Penalties
Status: Group 3
Prize Money: $250,000

2024 Hawkesbury Guineas Results

  • 1st: #1 Schwarz ($2.40F)
  • 2nd: #11 Bojangles
  • 3rd: #9 Mchale

The classy John O’Shea-trained Zoustar colt Schwarz ($2.40F) was far too good for his rivals thanks to a gun ride by James McDonald when saluting for the punters by nearly two lengths in the 2024 Hawkesbury Guineas results on Gold Cup Day.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 SCHWARZ John O’Shea James McDonald 1 57kg $2.40F
2 11 BOJANGLES Kim Waugh Tim Clark 1.78L 8 56kg $16
3 9 MCHALE Chris Waller Zac Lloyd (a) 2.05L 11 56kg $15
4 5 SNOWMAN Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 2.11L 5 56kg $15
5 14 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR Matthew Smith Chad Schofield 2.16L 4 54kg (cd 54.5kg) $16
6 16 HASTY HONEY Brad Widdup Jay Ford 2.32L 2 54kg $26
7 8 GENERAL SALUTE Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Joshua Parr 2.92L 10 56kg $14
8 4 BUTCH CASSIDY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 3.8L 3 56kg $3.70
9 18e MAKE A CALL Joseph Pride Tyler Schiller 3.94L 9 56kg $91
10 7 KONASANA Chris Waller Dylan Gibbons (a) 4.34L 7 56kg $9
11 17e MONTE SUPREME Robert & Luke Price Ms Alysha Collett 5.93L 6 54kg $101
12 19e KIRKUK Jim & Greg Lee Reece Jones 7.83L 12 56kg $151
20e AMUR James Cummings Nash Rawiller 0
15 KEEP YOUR COOL Ciaron Maher Tom Sherry 0
6 RAZORS James Cummings Tim Clark 0
3 XIDAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Tyler Schiller 0
2 PANIC (NZ) Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 0
13 INHIBITIONS James Cummings Zac Lloyd (a) 0
12 KHUMBILA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 0
10 MIDNIGHT OPAL Nathan Doyle Koby Jennings 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Hawkesbury Guineas Betting

The season’s best Hawkesbury Guineas 2024 odds and betting market links to Ladbrokes.com.au will be available below the week of the race.

Mr Mozart ($2.05 in 2022) and Schwarz ($2.40 in 2024) are the latest favourites in Hawkesbury Guineas betting to win.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST 2024 HAWKESBURY GUINEAS ODDS (Final Field)

2024 Hawkesbury Guineas Form

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2024 Hawkesbury Guineas Tips

Stay tuned for our insider Hawkesbury Guineas 2024 Tips on the Hawkesbury Gold Cup Day support act this autumn.

  • To Win: #7 Konasana ($6.50 at time of publish) – BET NOW

Keep your eye on this impressive Chris Waller-trained Dundeel filly! She has a great shot at defying the colts today at Hawkesbury. With three wins from just eight starts, she’s clearly talented. This distance (and even further) is right in her wheelhouse – her last victory was a dominant win in the Group 3 race at Randwick over 1400m, even with challenging wet track conditions. She also showed her ability in Group 2 competition. With her winning form and racing experience, she has the potential to dominate this field.

2024 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 2024 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 2024 final field features a smart line-up of three-year-olds led in betting by the John O’Shea-trained Zoustar colt Schwarz coming off a good Group 2 Arrowfield Sprint run in Sydney.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 141×26 SCHWARZ John O’Shea James McDonald 2 57kg 88
2 1351×11 PANIC (NZ) Michael Freedman Ms Rachel King 19 57kg 77
3 2×32211 XIDAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Tyler Schiller 18 57kg 76
4 08x3448x64 BUTCH CASSIDY Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Regan Bayliss 6 56kg 86
5 x5x132162x SNOWMAN Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 8 56kg 83
6 x12L12x332 RAZORS James Cummings Tim Clark 4 56kg 80
7 1x42147x51 KONASANA Chris Waller Dylan Gibbons (a) 11 56kg 78
8 3x1x4602x6 GENERAL SALUTE Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou Joshua Parr 15 56kg 77
9 1x446x115 MCHALE Chris Waller 16 56kg 76
10 114×757 MIDNIGHT OPAL Nathan Doyle Koby Jennings 3 56kg 72
11 44x116x1 BOJANGLES Kim Waugh (late alt) 12 56kg 70
12 20×23112 KHUMBILA Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 10 56kg 68
13 12250×4310 INHIBITIONS James Cummings Zac Lloyd (a) 14 54kg 82
14 9140×62438 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR Matthew Smith Chad Schofield 7 54kg 54.5kg 76
15 220×11 KEEP YOUR COOL Ciaron Maher Tom Sherry 1 54kg 70
16 5x0491x513 HASTY HONEY Brad Widdup Jay Ford 5 54kg 68
17e 16313 MONTE SUPREME Robert & Luke Price Ms Alysha Collett 9 54kg 64
18e 807729×752 MAKE A CALL Joseph Pride 13 56kg 62
19e 88x29x1 KIRKUK Jim & Greg Lee Reece Jones (late alt) 20 56kg 59
20e 1931x46x0x AMUR James Cummings Nash Rawiller 17 58kg 82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2024 Hawkesbury Guineas Nominations

Early nominations for the Hawkesbury Guineas in 2024 close the Monday of race week and will be updated below once announced.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 13352x BASES LOADED C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 1 56kg 90
2 141×26 SCHWARZ C 3 John O’Shea 2 57kg 88
3 08x3448x64 BUTCH CASSIDY C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 3 56kg 86
4 x5x132162x SNOWMAN C 3 Chris Waller 4 56kg 83
5 1931x46x0x AMUR G 3 James Cummings 5= 58kg 82
6 1×10147841 MATERIAL DREAMS F 3 Nick Ryan 5= 55kg 82
7 12250×4310 INHIBITIONS F 3 James Cummings 5= 54kg 82
8 2812×1288 ROBRICK G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 8 56kg 81
9 x12L12x332 RAZORS G 3 James Cummings 9 56kg 80
10 1x42147x51 KONASANA F 3 Chris Waller 10 56kg 78
11 1351×11 PANIC (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman 11= 57kg 77
12 3x1x4602x6 GENERAL SALUTE G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 11= 56kg 77
13 2×32211 XIDAKI G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 13= 57kg 76
14 1x446x115 MCHALE G 3 Chris Waller 13= 56kg 76
15 9140×62438 FRENCH ENDEAVOUR F 3 Matthew Smith 13= 54kg 76
16 62110×9188 WOLFY (NZ) C 3 Nick Ryan 16 56kg 74
17 114×757 MIDNIGHT OPAL C 3 Nathan Doyle 17 56kg 72
18 44x116x1 BOJANGLES G 3 Kim Waugh 18= 56kg 70
19 220×11 KEEP YOUR COOL F 3 Ciaron Maher 18= 54kg 70
20 2x5280x011 CHEVRON C 3 Kristen Buchanan 20 56kg 69
21 20×23112 KHUMBILA G 3 Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou 21= 56kg 68
22 5x0491x513 HASTY HONEY F 3 Brad Widdup 21= 54kg 68
23 29x18x214 SOME PEOPLE CALLME G 3 Ciaron Maher 23 56kg 67
24 22735×31 EMPRESS OF WONDER F 3 Annabel Neasham 24 54kg 66
25 415×2241 FIDDLERS GREEN G 3 Annabel Neasham 25 56kg 65
26 1426×91 O’ZIGGY (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 26= 56kg 64
27 21 HERE THE CROWD F 3 Ciaron Maher 26= 54kg 64
28 16313 MONTE SUPREME F 3 Robert & Luke Price 26= 54kg 64
29 807729×752 MAKE A CALL G 3 Joseph Pride 29= 56kg 62
30 20×11 GENTILESCHI F 3 Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich 29= 54kg 62
31 1 HIYAAM PROUD G 3 Matt Laurie 31 56kg 60
32 88x29x1 KIRKUK G 3 Jim & Greg Lee 32 56kg 59

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
2024
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Schwarz 1 minute 22.38 seconds
2nd Bojangles
3rd Mchale
2023
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Hawaii Five Oh 1 minute 21.94 seconds
2nd Atmosphere
3rd Razeta
2022
Hawkesbury Guineas
1st Mr Mozart 1 minute 25.03 seconds
2nd Dalchini
3rd Party For One
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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