The Randwick Guineas is an eventful race for three year olds held at the Randwick Racecourse in Sydney annually every March. The group 1 race is run over a distance of 1600M under predetermined weight conditions and is worth $600,000 in prize money. Although traditionally The Randwick Guineas is held at the Randwick Racecourse, In The 2012-13 season the race took center stage at the Warwick Farm Racecourse. It’s a Dundeel Took the honors last year with Proisir and Tatra taking second and third place respectively.
The winner of the Randwick Guineas is exempted from ballot at the Doncaster Handicap and the ATC Derby. A lot of horse owners and trainers look at the race as the best challenge for three year old horses in the Sydney autumn Racing Carnival. The history of the Randwick Guineas has been decorated by a number of outstanding mares. It’s a Dundeel that took the crown last year is among some of the major horses that have featured on the race.
Others include The Mosheen in 2012, The Weekend Hussler in 2008, Intergaze in 1997, and the Arena in 1999. One of the most ideal curtain raisers for the Randwick Guineas is the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill and the Phar Lap Stakes. The Rosehill Guineas is also a perfect warm up for three year olds looking to compete at the Randwick Guineas Race. The race is definitely one of the exciting prospects at the 2014 Sydney Autumn Carnival.
Just like in yester years, the race is set to attract some of the best mares in Australia. The Randwick Guineas will feature alongside a number of exciting races on the same day. Some of the notable highlights include the group 3 Skyline Stakes, Sweet Embrace Stakes for 2yo fillies, in addition to the Group 2 Challenge Stakes, The Wenona Handicap and the breathtaking Aspiration Quality.
Randwick Guineas recent winners & placegetters
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||Proisir||Tatra||1:35.1|
|2012||Mosheen||Said Com||Laser Hawk||1:37.6|
|2010||Shoot Out||Viking Legend||Captain Sonador||1:34.9|
|2009||Metal Bender||Rock Kingdom||Caymans||1:36.5|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Triple Honour||Arlington||1:36.3|
|2006||Hotel Grand||Flying Pegasus||Primus||1:35.8|
|2005||Jymcarew||Eremein||Cheval De Troy||1:57.4|
|2002||Carnegie Express||Pentastic||Another Warrior||1:56.2|
|2001||Universal Prince||Danamite||Scenic Warrior||1:57.4|
|2000||Fairway||Oval Office||Cloth Of God||1:58.7|
|1998||Tycoon Lil||Tricove||Brave Prince||1:49.0|
|1997||Intergaze||Might And Power||Great Command||1:47.9|
|1994||Western Red||March Hare||Fraternity||1:56.1|
|1993||Kingston Bay||Imposing Bull||Innocent King||2:00.1|
|1991||St Jude||Lord Revenir||Stradmore||1:56.8|
|1990||Interstellar||Shaftesbury Avenue||Majestic Boy||1:59.5|
|1989||Riverina Charm||Better Loosen Up||Chaleyer||1:55.5|
|1988||High Regard||Sky Chase||Kappstad||1:57.6|