Winx Guineas (Sunshine Coast Guineas)

The 2024 Winx Guineas was postponed due to heavy rain and poor track conditions and was rescheduled for Sunday the 14th of July, 2024 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.

2024 Winx Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Xidaki
  • 2nd: #10 Miss Aria
  • 3rd: #5 Know Thyself



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 tail end 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 $300,000 in prize money as of 2023, 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 Stakes (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 2023 Winx Guineas form was franked the following winter with the winner, Knight’s Choice, running a nice second in the 2024 Group 2 $1.2 million The Q22 in Brisbane.

The rescheduled 2024 Winx Guineas ran on Sunday, July 14th, 2024 at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and was won in a gutsy display by the progressive Peter & Paul Snowden-trained mudlark Xidaki ($3.50).

Winx Guineas
Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Track: Sunshine Coast Racecourse, Caloundra
Distance: 1600m
Race Type: 3YO Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $300,000

2024 Winx Guineas Results

  • 1st: #2 Xidaki ($3.50)
  • 2nd: #10 Miss Aria
  • 3rd: #5 Know Thyself

In a thrilling come-from-behind victory on the heavy Sunshine Coast track, Peter and Paul Snowden’s Xidaki ($3.50) stormed to victory in the 2024 Winx Guineas results. Ridden by Vlad Duric, the progressive young gelding made up significant ground from the back of the pack to claim a narrow win over Danny O’Brien’s Miss Aria in an all-Zoustar quinella.

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 2 XIDAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Vlad Duric 11 57kg $3.50
2 10 MISS ARIA Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 0.1L 10 55kg $9.50
3 5 KNOW THYSELF Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich Zac Lloyd (a) 1.1L 12 57kg $2.70F
4 12 EMMADELLA John Thompson Jye McNeil 1.4L 9 55kg $8
5 1 CIFRADO Rex Lipp Michael Rodd 3.9L 3 57kg $5.50
6 4 MORE TROUBLE (NZ) Jack Bruce Ms Rachel King 4L 6 57kg $61
7 6 WINSOME STAR John Symons & Sheila Laxon Robbie Dolan 6L 1 57kg $21
8 13 DANGEROUS LIAISONS (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Andrew Mallyon 9.3L 5 55kg $51
9 3 SHARP DAZZLER Tony & Maddysen Sears Ms Angela Jones 9.6L 8 57kg $41
10 8 BECAMO Shaun Dwyer Ms Cejay Graham (a) 9.9L 13 57kg $101
11 9 WATERMELON Ray Dart Jim Byrne 10.9L 4 57kg $101
12 11 RINGER’S REWARD Kevin Kemp Ms Samantha Collett 11.9L 2 55kg $101
13 7 MEAT PIE ARTIE Robert Heathcote Ron Stewart 12.4L 7 57kg $81

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Winx Guineas Betting Odds

The winter’s latest Winx Guineas 2024 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.

There was a notable upset in 2023 with Knight’s Choice scoring victory at Winx Guineas odds of $15.

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2024 Winx Guineas Form

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2024 Winx Guineas Tips

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  • To Win: #5 Know Thyself ($2.60 at time of publish)

The rescheduled Winx Guineas on the Heavy Caloundra track looks tailor-made for the favourite, Know Thyself. This gelding by The Autumn Sun boasts an impressive record of three wins from four starts. His most recent victory was a dominant display, thrashing his rivals by over five lengths in a Highway Class 3 over 1400m on a Heavy (9) track at Rosehill. A proven mudlark, the wider draw shouldn’t trouble him and might even be an advantage in these conditions. Know Thyself is the clear horse to beat.

2024 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 2024 Field & Barriers are released by Racing Queensland  the Wednesday of race week and will be listed below.

*Rescheduled 2024 Winx Guineas final acceptances close at 10:00am on Thursday, July 11th, 2024. 

The rescheduled 2024 Winx Guineas field features 13 young milers led in betting by Know Thyself coming off a five length win in the wet at Rosehill last month.

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 40619×6202 CIFRADO Rex Lipp Michael Rodd 3 57kg 94
2 2x32211x62 XIDAKI Peter & Paul Snowden Vlad Duric 11 57kg 79
3 x6331113x9 SHARP DAZZLER Tony & Maddysen Sears Ms Angela Jones 8 57kg 72.5
4 3x4211x040 MORE TROUBLE (NZ) Jack Bruce Ms Rachel King 6 57kg 67
5 11×21 KNOW THYSELF Paul Messara & Leah Gavranich Aaron Bullock 12 57kg 72
6 223644×435 WINSOME STAR John Symons & Sheila Laxon Robbie Dolan 1 57kg 65
7 48234×41 MEAT PIE ARTIE Robert Heathcote Ron Stewart (late alt) 7 57kg 63
8 7x32831x81 BECAMO Shaun Dwyer Ms Cejay Graham (a) 13 57kg 63
9 0843418624 WATERMELON Ray Dart Jim Byrne 4 57kg 60
10 530×132114 MISS ARIA Danny O’Brien Damien Thornton 10 55kg 82
11 3322036886 RINGER’S REWARD Kevin Kemp Ms Samantha Collett 2 55kg 70
12 3121×54221 EMMADELLA John Thompson Jye McNeil 9 55kg 74
13 21×8210 DANGEROUS LIAISONS (NZ) Ben, Will & JD Hayes Andrew Mallyon 5 55kg 68

Table Credit: Racing Australia.

2024 Winx Guineas Nominations

The Sunshine Coast Winx Guineas 2024 nominations are taken the Monday leading-up to the race and will be available below as soon as released.

*Rescheduled 2024 Winx Guineas nominations close at 11:00am on Tuesday, July 9th, 2024. 

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
2024
Winx Guineas
1st Xidaki 1 minute 38.81 seconds
2nd Miss Aria
3rd Know Thyself
2023
Winx Guineas
1st Knight’s Choice 1 minute 36.48 seconds
2nd Fashion Legend
3rd Grebeni
2022
Winx Guineas
1st Majestic Colour 1 minute 41.44 seconds
2nd Tarex
3rd Rayjen
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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