The Randwick Guineas is a 1600 metre race for three-year-olds run by the Australian Jockey Club. It is run under set weight conditions and is held at Randwick in March during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Set Weights
- Distance: 1,600 metres
- Track: Randwick Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 5 March 2016
The Randwick Guineas has only existed in its current form since 2006 when it changed its name, distance and venue, but can be traced back to 1935 when it was won by Hadrian over a distance of 9 furlongs (about 1800 metres). Before 2006 it was held at Canterbury Racecourse and was known as the Canterbury Guineas. In 2011 it was held at Warwick Farm Racecourse due to a music concert. In 2013 it was held at Warwick Farm as improvements were being made at Randwick.
Randwick Guineas Final Field & Odds 2016
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Randwick Guineas Preview & Tips 2016
Track: Good Weather: Fine
There are only 13 runners for the $1,000,000 Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas. The odds-on favourite is Press Statement who won the Caulfield Guineas in October, and resumed with an impressive 2.3 length win in the Hobartville. He will be super hard to beat. Second favourite is Thousand Guineas winner Stay With Me who is the only filly in the race. Third favourite is the lightly-raced Montaigne who was 3rd in the Hobartville.
Le Romain has 2 wins and 4 places from 6 starts and ran 2nd in the Hobartville. Dal Cielo was 2nd in the Sandown Guineas in November and could go well. Tulsa will run well after 3rd in the CS Hayes Stakes last start. All other runners are currently at 33 to 1 or longer, including the New Zealander Mackintosh, who has won 2 of his 3 starts.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|1 Press Statement||1 Press Statement||1 Press Statement|
|7 Montaigne||13 Stay With Me||13 Stay With Me|
|13 Stay With Me||8 Tulsa||7 Montaigne|
|5 Le Romain||7 Montaigne||5 Le Romain|
Past winners of the Randwick Guineas:
|2016||Le Romain||Press Statement||Gold Ambition|
|2015||Hallowed Crown||Sweynesse||Shooting To Win|
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||Proisir||Tatra|
|2012||Mosheen||Said Com||Laser Hawk|
|2010||Shoot Out||Viking Legend||Captain Sonador|
|2009||Metal Bender (NZ)||Rock Kingdom||Caymans|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Triple Honour (NZ)||Arlington|
|2006||Hotel Grand||Flying Pegasus||Primus|
|2005||Jymcarew||Eremein||Cheval de Troy (NZ)|
|2004||Niello||Timbourina||Dancing Daggers (NZ)|
|2002||Carnegie Express||Pentastic||Another Warrior|
|2001||Universal Prince||Danamite (NZ)||Scenic Warrior|
|2000||Fairway||Oval Office (NZ)||Cloth Of Gold|
When Mosheen won in 2012 she was the only filly in the race.
During it time at Canterbury, the Randwick Guineas was run over 9 furlongs from 1935 to 1972 apart from 1957 when it was won by Todman over 10 furlongs (about 2000 metres). From 1973 to 1975 it was held over 1850 metres and from 1976 to 2005 it was held over 1900 metres. Until 1979 it was held in the spring and was then moved permanently to the autumn. Under set weights colts and geldings carry 56.5kg and fillies carry 54.5kg.
The race is the first leg of the three-year-old Triple Crown in Sydney, with the other legs being the Rosehill Guineas over 2000 metres and the AJC Derby over 2400 metres. The last horse to win all 3 legs was It’s A Dundeel in 2013 and prior to that Octagonal in 1996. The winner of the Randwick Guineas is exempt from ballot for both the AJC Derby and the Doncaster Handicap.
The Group 2 Hobartville Stakes over 1400 metres is often used as a lead-up to the Randwick Guineas and so are the Chipping Norton and Gosford Quality Guineas. Horses may go on to compete in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes over 1500 metres and the Rosehill Guineas. Since the race changed to 1600 metres it has also become a crucial lead-up to races like the George Ryder Stakes and the Doncaster Handicap.