Winx Guineas (Sunshine Coast Guineas)

The Winx Guineas is a Group 3 mile feature for three-year-olds run on Caloundra Cup Day at the tail end of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

2021 Winx Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Our Playboy
  • 2nd: #11 Dzsenifer
  • 3rd: #4 Not An Option



The Sunshine Coast Guineas – now known as the Winx Guineas in honour of the event’s 2015 champion Winx – is a Group 3 race held annually at Sunshine Coast Racecourse. The Sunshine Coast Guineas brings up the tailend of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival and represents some of the last black-type racing in Queensland before the break for the winter.

The Winx Guineas is traditionally held on Caloundra Cup Day, alongside the Listed Caloundra Cup (2400m) and the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m).

Offering $175,000 in prize money as of 2021, the Winx Guineas is a mile event raced over 1600m. Entrants tend to be the three-year-old horses at the end of their winter campaign looking to collect one last black-type trophy before resting for the winter.

The Group 2 Queensland Guineas held at Eagle Farm is considered a solid lead up race, along with the Listed Daybreak Lover (1400m).

In 2020 the Sunshine Coast Guineas was renamed the Winx Guineas in honour of the 2015 champion Winx who went on to become the sole four-time Cox Plate champion in history.

The 2020 Winx Guineas also ran as the feature race at Caloundra without a 2020 edition of the Caloundra Cup taking place due to COVID-19 and a number of restrictions and reductions to the entire Queensland Winter Racing Carnival. It was also worth a reduced $125,000 in prize money before enjoying a prize money boost the following season.

The 2021 Winx Guineas – originally set to run on Saturday July 3rd, 2021 – was been abandoned due to heavy rainfall and the unsafe racing surface at the Sunshine Coast track and postponed until Sunday July 11th, 2021 before being won in runaway fashion by Our Playboy. 

Winx Guineas
Date: Saturday July 3rd, 2021 – (Postponed until Sunday July 11th, 2021)
Track: Sunshine Coast Racecourse, Caloundra
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $175,000

2021 Winx Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Our Playboy 
  • 2nd: #11 Dzsenifer
  • 3rd: #4 Not An Option

Sebring gelding Our Playboy ($9) went around at a nice price from the outside gate (14 of 14) to absolutely blow them away with a nearly six length win in the 2021 Winx Guineas results.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Robbie Fradd 14 57kg $9
2 11 DZSENIFER Gary Duncan Jim Byrne 5.8L 7 55kg $5EF
3 4 NOT AN OPTION Tony Pike Michael Cahill 6.2L 8 57kg $14
4 12 GLITTER STRIP Tony Gollan Ben Thompson 6.3L 6 55kg $9.50
5 3 MAGIC CONQUEROR Kelly Schweida Larry Cassidy 7.3L 2 57kg $101
6 8 ROGUE ROCKER John Smerdon Brad Stewart 7.6L 4 57kg $5EF
7 6 BATANGAS ENTRY Kelly Schweida Mark Du Plessis 7.8L 11 57kg $101
8 10 BETTER LAD Trevor Miller Luke Dittman 8L 5 57kg $201
9 5 CRACKER ESSGEE Michael Mclellan Ryan Wiggins 8.5L 9 57kg $101
10 13 THE ACTUARY Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 8.8L 10 55kg $41
11 14 PALAISIPAN Chris Munce Justin Huxtable (a) 9.2L 13 55kg $9.50
12 1 TUMBLER RIDGE Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ryan Maloney 11.2L 1 57kg $5.50
13 16 GUNMETAL GIRL (NZ) Christopher Zintilis Ron Stewart 11.3L 3 55kg $41
14 15 MEG Matthew Dale Ms Samantha Collett 22.6L 12 55kg $26
SB 9 WITHOUT THINKING John Symons & Sheila Laxon Micheal Hellyer 0 57kg
17 MAESTOSO Natalie McCall 0
7 MOB BUSTER Melissa Taylor James Orman 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Winx Guineas Odds

The winter’s latest Winx Guineas 2021 betting odds and market links to Ladbrokes.com.au this Caloundra Cup Day will be available below once the field is released.

Wapiti ($2.45 in 2020) was the last favourite in Winx Guineas betting to salute for the punters.

2021 Winx Guineas Field

The Sunshine Coast Guineas field features 18 runners and attracts a host of end-of-winter three-year-olds coming off lead-up races held during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

Gallopers may have had a lead-up run in a race like the Queensland Guineas, or the fillies in the Sunshine Coast Guineas field may be graduates out of the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes (1400m) from Stradbroke Handicap Day.

The official Sunshine Coast Winx Guineas 2021 Field & Barriers are released by Racing Queensland  the Wednesday (Thursday in 2021 for the rescheduled event) of race week and will be listed below.

The updated 2021 Winx Guineas field features 17 three-year-olds with the John Smerdon-trained Dissident gelding Rouge Rocker chasing a third win on the trot the new favourite.

Click here to read more on the key horses in the updated Winx Guineas 2021 field and betting markets.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 43×6041414 TUMBLER RIDGE Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted Ryan Maloney 1 57kg 88
2 0x6008x675 OUR PLAYBOY Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Robbie Fradd 17 57kg 80
3 216809×048 MAGIC CONQUEROR Kelly Schweida Larry Cassidy 2 57kg 70
4 x360x10x40 NOT AN OPTION Tony Pike Michael Cahill 9 57kg 79.5
5 11×4211118 CRACKER ESSGEE Michael Mclellan Ryan Wiggins 11 57kg 73.5
6 1x0016x949 BATANGAS ENTRY Kelly Schweida Mark Du Plessis 13 57kg 72
7 85275×1123 MOB BUSTER Melissa Taylor James Orman 10 57kg 68
8 1450×111 ROGUE ROCKER John Smerdon Brad Stewart 5 57kg 78
9 22x1x116 WITHOUT THINKING John Symons & Sheila Laxon Micheal Hellyer 15 57kg 69
10 x173727x80 BETTER LAD Trevor Miller Luke Dittman 6 57kg 61
11 21x7122x3 DZSENIFER Gary Duncan Jim Byrne 8 55kg 74
12 x442x23164 GLITTER STRIP Tony Gollan Ben Thompson 7 55kg 78
13 411x52x974 THE ACTUARY Tony Gollan Ms Stephanie Thornton 12 55kg 68
14 1111 PALAISIPAN Chris Munce Justin Huxtable (a) 16 55kg 78
15 232P130211 MEG Matthew Dale Ms Samantha Collett 14 55kg 68
16 431×142669 GUNMETAL GIRL (NZ) Peter & Paul Snowden Ron Stewart 3 55kg 65
17 1340×71 MAESTOSO Natalie McCall 4 55kg 63

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

2021 Winx Guineas Nominations

The Sunshine Coast Winx Guineas 2021 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race and will be available below as soon as released.

The updated 2021 Winx Guineas nominations attracted 19 three-year-olds led in all-in betting by the Tony Gollan-trained Street Boss filly Glitter Strip coming off a Group 3 Gunsynd Classic fourth in Brisbane and Chris Munce’s undefeated So You Think filly Palaisipan.

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 1x0016x949 BATANGAS ENTRY G 3 Kelly Schweida 72
2 x173727x80 BETTER LAD G 3 Trevor Miller 61
3 11×4211118 CRACKER ESSGEE G 3 Michael Mclellan 73.5
4 21x7122x3 DZSENIFER F 3 Gary Duncan
5 1x097x7336 EELLOH F 3 Desleigh Forster 69
6 x442x23164 GLITTER STRIP F 3 Tony Gollan 78
7 431×142669 GUNMETAL GIRL (NZ) F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 65
8 1340×71 MAESTOSO F 3 Natalie McCall 63
9 216809×048 MAGIC CONQUEROR C 3 Kelly Schweida 70
10 232P130211 MEG F 3 Matthew Dale
11 85275×1123 MOB BUSTER G 3 Melissa Taylor 68
12 x360x10x40 NOT AN OPTION C 3 Tony Pike 79.5
13 0x6008x675 OUR PLAYBOY G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 80
14 1111 PALAISIPAN F 3 Chris Munce 78
15 1450×111 ROGUE ROCKER G 3 John Smerdon 78
16 12×132 TAMILAIDE G 3 Les Kelly 66
17 411x52x974 THE ACTUARY F 3 Tony Gollan 68
18 43×6041414 TUMBLER RIDGE C 3 Steven O’Dea & Matthew Hoysted 88
19 22x1x116 WITHOUT THINKING G 3 John Symons & Sheila Laxon 69

 

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Sunshine Coast Guineas History

The Sunshine Coast Guineas ran as a listed race for the last time in 2012, as it was upgraded to Group 3 shortly after and ran as such for the 2013 edition. Prior to 2006, the race was unlisted; improving fields and its standing as a decent mile event led to the decision to upgrade its standing.

Notable winners of the Sunshine Coast Guineas include Shenzhou Steeds (2011), Diamondsondinside (2006) and Sunset (2000).

Of course the standout Sunshine Coast winner in history is Winx (2015) who would go on to become Australian racing’s greatest horse.

The 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas winner The Bostonian also franked the form of the race the following winter in Brisbane winning the Group 1 Doomben 10,0000 / Kingsford-Smith Cup double. Sunshine Guineas results since 2000 are listed below.

In 2020 the Sunshine Coast Guineas was renamed the Winx Guineas to honour the 2015 winning filly Winx who went on to make history over her brilliant career that included a record four Cox Plate victories.

Sunshine Coast / Winx Guineas Results

Year Place Horse Time
2021
Winx Guineas
1st Our Playboy 1 minute 37.85 seconds
2nd Dzsenifer
3rd Not An Option
2020
Winx Guineas
1st Wapiti 1 minute 40.32 seconds
2nd Knight Mariner
3rd Love Express
2019
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Baccarat Baby 1 minute 41.81 seconds
2nd Junipal
3rd Zavance
2018
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st The Bostonian 1 minute 41.1 seconds
2nd Bold Assassin
3rd Go Dixie
2017
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Crack Me Up 1 minute 37.2 seconds
2nd My True Love
3rd Flow
2016
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Tivaci 1 minute 36.5 seconds
2nd High Spirit
3rd Sold For Song
2015
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Winx 1 minute 36.1 seconds
2nd Ulmann
3rd Worthy Cause
2014
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Hopfgarten 1 minute 35.93 seconds
2nd Miss Husson
3rd Fast Arrow
2013
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Eximius 1 minute 43.7 seconds
2nd Casino Card
3rd Luke’s Luck
2012
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Tuskegee Hawk 1 minute 42.43 seconds
2nd Double Impact
3rd Goldslick
2011
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Shenzhou Steeds 1 minute 38.71 seconds
2nd Under The Eiffel
3rd Benny’s Buttons
2010
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Fifteen Carat 1 minute 37.59 seconds
2nd Startling Pleasure
3rd Carrara
2009
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Za Magic 1 minute 45.82 seconds
2nd Walk In The Park
3rd Syndrome
2008
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Sam’s Express 1 minute 36.83 seconds
2nd Save A Buck
3rd Prima Nova
2007
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Maslins Beach 1 minute 41.74 seconds
2nd Sequential Charm
3rd Danehill Princess
2006
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Diamondsondinside 1 minute 39.51 seconds
2nd Fulmonti
3rd Newgrange
2005
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Atapi 1 minute 42.33 seconds
2nd Thee Auld Hussie
3rd Argyle Lass
2004
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Au Chocolat 1 minute 36.56 seconds
2nd Sahara Jay
3rd Beat That
2003
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Paper Kings 1 minute 38.95 seconds
2nd Amex
3rd Lamond
2002
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Smart Chariot 1 minute 35.08 seconds
2nd Astana
3rd Lady With The Lamp
2001
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Amaizcay 1 minute 37.25 seconds
2nd Major Force
3rd Awesome Edge
2000
Sunshine Coast Guineas
1st Sunset 1 minute 38.97 seconds
2nd Sun Screen
3rd Midshipmen All

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