The Rosehill Guineas is a three year olds group 1 race that features in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival every year. The Race is held at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney in late March and is one of the best long distance races for three year old horses. The Rosehill Guineas is worth $500,000 and is raced over a distance of 2000M under set weight conditions. The race takes place on the first day of Rosehill’s Autumn Carnival and over the years it has attracted a number of high profile horses from across Australia. The winner last year was It’s a Dundeel while Sacred Falls and Tatra took second and third respectively.
A lot of trainers look at the Rosehill Guineas as the ideal test for three year old horses looking to compete in long distance races. The best curtain raiser for the race is the Randwick Guineas. In recent years, not many horses have managed to take both the Randwick and the Rosehill Guineas in the same year. It’s a Dundeel however managed to triumph in both races in 2013 with Metal Bender also taking the double in 2009.
The Rosehill Guineas is one of the main races that produce some of the most outstanding three old mares. Some of the major and high profile horses that have built their careers from the Rosehill Guineas include the Metal Bender in 2009, It’s a Dundeel in 2013, Sky Height in 1998 and Tie The Knot in 1999. For horses looking to compete in the ATC Australian Derby, the Rosehill Guineas is a perfect lead up event to take part in.
It’s a Dundeel is the most recent mare to claim both the ATC Australian Derby and the Rosehill Guineas last year. Other horses that have replicated this performance include the Eremien in 2005 and The Sky Height in 1999. The Rosehill Guineas is a perfect event for horse racing enthusiasts looking for an exciting three year olds race in this year’s Sydney Autumn Carnival.
Rosehill Guineas recent winners & placegetters
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||Sacred Falls||Tatra||2:02.2|
|2012||Laser Hawk||Ocean Park||Silent Achiever||2:02.1|
|2010||Zabrasive||Rock Classic||Run For Naara||2:04.5|
|2009||Metal Bender||Sousa||Rock Kingdom||2:03.2|
|2008||Dealer Principal||Kingda Ka||Littorio||2:04.5|
|2007||He’s No Pie Eater||Ambitious General||Flumicino||2:02.7|
|2006||De Beers||Oh Oklahoma||Primus||2:03.5|
|2002||Carnegie Express||Don Eduardo||Pentastic||2:00.8|
|2001||Sale Of Century||Danamite||Scenic Warrior||2:01.0|
|1999||Sky Heights||Dignity Dancer||Arena||2:00.1|
|1998||Tie The Knot||Tycoon Lil||Pursuits||2:01.3|
|1997||Tarnpir Lane||Intergaze||Ebony Grosve||2:00.5|
|1996||Octagonal||Saintly||Nothin’ Leica Dane||1:59.9|
|1994||Star Of Maple||Waikikamukau||March Hare||2:03.4|
|1993||Innocent King||Irish Rort||Corregidor||2:01.9|
|1991||Surfers Paradise||St Jude||Centro||2:02.9|
|1989||Riverina Charm||Power Of Destiny||Our Krona||2:06.4|
|1988||Sky Chase||Brixton Town||Hunter||2:04.4|