The Rosehill Guineas is a 2,000 metre race for three-year-olds at set weights. It is run by the Australian Turf Club and held at Rosehill during late March.
- Race Type: Group 1, 3YO Set Weights
- Distance: 2,000 metres
- Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
- Date: Saturday 18 March 2017
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The Rosehill Guineas was first run in 1910 over 7 furlongs (about 1400 metres) and was won by Electric Wire. The distance rose to nine furlongs in 1915 then increased to a testing 10 furlongs in 1948. It converted to 2000 metres in 1973 and was given Group 1 status in 1980 when it was won by Kingston Town.
In past years the major lead-up race was the Canterbury Guineas over 1900m but in 2006 that race was replaced by the Randwick Guineas over 1600 metres. Good horses then go on to the AJC Australian Derby. These three races are the three-year-old Triple Crown in Sydney. Prior to the Triple Crown win by It’s A Dundeel in 2013, only Metal Bender had won both the Randwick Guineas and Rosehill Guineas from 2006, and Octagonal was the previous last horse to win the Triple Crown in 1996.
Rosehill Guineas Final Field & Odds 2017
See below for early markets for this years Rosehill Guineas.‘Odds not currently available’
Rosehill Guineas Preview & Tips 2017
Track: Heavy Weather: Overcast
There are 12 runners for the $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas. The clear favourite is Inference who came from last to win the Randwick Guineas in heavy going last start. Vying for second favouritism are NZ Derby winner Gingernuts who has 4 wins from 7 starts, and Prized Icon who hit the line strongly when 2nd in the Australian Guineas.
Comin’ Through was 3rd in the Randwick Guineas and should be at his peak. Impavido worked home for 4th in the Randwick Guineas and is bred to go well over the extra distance. Anaheim was less than 2 lengths from the winner after being held up at a crucial time in the Australian Guineas. Sizzling Bullet has won his last two at Randwick and can handle heavy ground. The rest of the field are currently at odds of 15 to 1 or longer.
The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.
|4 Inference||4 Inference||4 Inference|
|2 Gingernuts||1 Prized Icon||2 Gingernuts|
|1 Prized Icon||2 Gingernuts||1 Prized Icon|
|5 Comin’ Through||6 Anaheim||5 Comin’ Through|
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Past winners of the Rosehill Guineas:
It takes a top class three-year-old to win this race and past winners include great names like Phar Lap, Ajax, Tulloch, Dulcify, Strawberry Road, Naturalism, Tie The Knot and Sky Heights. In over a hundred years of racing less than 10 fillies have managed to win this tough race with the most recent being Riverina Charm in 1989.
Many Rosehill Guineas winners go on to win the AJC Derby and a few have gone on to be successful in the BMW, Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate. Eskimo Prince (1964) is the only Golden Slipper winner to win the Rosehill Guineas and Phar Lap is the only winner to win a Melbourne Cup with a Guineas win in 1929 and the Cup in 1930.
|2017||Gingernuts (NZ)||Inference||So Si Bon|
|2014||Criterion (NZ)||Thunder Fantasy||Teronado|
|2013||It’s A Dundeel (NZ)||Sacred Falls (NZ)||Tatra|
|2012||Laser Hawk||Ocean Park (NZ)||Silent Achiever (NZ)|
|2011||Jimmy Choux (NZ)||Retrieve||Shamrocker|
|2010||Zabrasive (NZ)||Rock Classic||Run For Naara|
|2009||Metal Bender (NZ)||Sousa (NZ)||Rock Kingdom|
|2008||Dealer Principal||Kingda Ka||Littorio|
|2007||He’s No Pie Eater||Ambitious General||Fiumicino (NZ)|
|2006||De Beers (NZ)||Oh Oklahoma||Primus|
|2005||Eremein||Nevis (NZ)||Outback Prince|
|2002||Carnegie Express||Don Eduardo (NZ)||Pentastic|
|2001||Sale Of Century||Danamite (NZ)||Scenic Warrior|