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 4 March 2017
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 2017
See below for early markets for this years Randwick Guineas.
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Randwick Guineas Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Fine
There are only 14 runners for the $1,000,000 Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas. The odds-on favourite is Comin’ Through who was 3rd in the Hobartville last start and will be ridden by Joao Moreira. Second favourite is Man From Uncle who has won the Eskimo Prince and the Hobartville at his last 2 starts, and is good enough to win again. Third favourite is Inference who wasn’t far away in the Hobartville and goes well second-up.
Invincible Gem is the only filly in the field and has won 3 in a row including the Spring Stakes by 3.8 lengths at this track and distance last start. Prized Icon will probably go better over more distance but could be in the finish. Echo Effect has placed all 3 runs this time in and is unbeaten on heavy tracks. All other runners are currently at 12 to 1 or longer, including Malaise who has a win and 4 placings from 5 starts.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|2 Man From Uncle||3 Inference||2 Man From Uncle|
|5 Comin’ Through||5 Comin’ Through||5 Comin’ Through|
|14 Invincible Gem||2 Man From Uncle||4 Echo Effect|
|4 Echo Effect||9 Malaise||3 Inference|
Past winners of the Randwick Guineas:
|2017||Inference||Invincible Gem||Comin’ Through|
|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.