2024 Belmont Guineas Details

Race 8 at Belmont Racecourse on Saturday 22nd June 2024.

The Belmont Guineas is a Listed race held at Belmont racecourse over 1600 metres. It is for three-year-olds and is run under set weights conditions. The total prizemoney is $125,000 this year.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races and past winners on the Belmont Guineas page.

Belmont Guineas 2024 Preview

Track: Soft 5 Weather: Showers

There is a capacity field of 16 three-year-olds plus one emergency for the 2024 Amelia Park Belmont Guineas with 12 geldings and 5 fillies. Six runners had their last start in the Listed Raconteur Stakes over 1400m at Belmont on 8 June and three in a 2YO+ Rest 1 Metro 1 Handicap over 1400m at Belmont on 8th June (won by Luvnwar) while the rest came via different races. Sires Impending, God Has Spoken, Jimmy Choux and Street Boss each have 2 runners. Trainers Steve Wolfe, Ryan Hill,Darren McAuliffe and Brian Kersley each have 2 runners.

The early favourite is Brave Spirit who was a 1.3 length winner of the Raconteur Stakes. Second favourite is The Boss Lady who was 2nd in the Raconteur with the best closing splits. Third favourite is Luvnwar who won over 1400m at Belmont last start. Petrouchka comes off a 2.5 length maiden win over 1400m at NorthamSapphire Street was 3rd in the Raconteur, while Russian To The Bar already has 2 Listed wins under his belt. The other runners are currently $16 or more.

2024 Belmont Guineas Runner by Runner

1. Russian To The Bar (14)

He already has 2 Listed wins under his belt with the Challenge Stakes over 1500m in February and the Lex Piper over 1600m in March. Might be better at Ascot but still a genuine chance.

2. Brave Spirit (8)

Won his last 2 including a 1.3 length win in the Listed Raconteur Stakes over 1400m at Belmont on 8 June. One of the main chances.

3. Ancient Guidance (2)

Hasn’t fired in his first 2 runs this campaign. Not keen.

4. Cool Memory (17)

Was runner-up three times in a row before 5th in the Raconteur. Drawn the widest barrier. Not the worst.

5. King’s Parade (7)

Yet to place in 3 runs at Belmont. Seems unlikely.

6. My Jimmy (4)

Won over 1400m here before 8th in the Raconteur. Prefer others.

7. Weeraechoux (5)

Looking elsewhere.

8. I Dreamed A Dream (1)

Gets the inside barrier. Rough place chance.

9. Dreamtime Jean (13)

Chasing a hat-trick after 2 wins at Kalgoorlie. Could surprise.

10. Ton Of Grunt (6)

Last-start winner over 1600m at Northam despite being slowly away and racing greenly. I’m expecting him to go well.

11. Only Us (11)

On a day back-up after 4th at Belmont on Wednesday. Unlikely.

12. Sapphire Street (12)

Smart filly that was 3rd in the Raconteur. Chance.

13. The Boss Lady (16)

Finished 2nd in the Raconteur with the best closing splits. She’s very consistent with 6 wins and 3 places from 10 starts but the barrier draw has not been kind to her. One of the key chances.

14. Luvnwar (3)

Won over 1400m at Belmont last start. Place chance.

15. Lyrical Angel (10)

Lightly-raced filly with upside.

16. Petrouchka (9)

Comes off a 2.5 length maiden win over 1400m at Northam. In the mix.

17. Ihtsaking (15)

Emergency runner. Broke his maiden over 1600m at Northam on 3rd June. Unlikely.

Belmont Guineas 2024 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this years race.

Jo Jackson’s Tips
2 Brave Spirit
13 The Boss Lady
10 Ton Of Grunt
1 Russian To The Bar

Previews for other races this week

Listed Eye Liner Stakes 2024 (Ipswich 1350m)

Listed Ipswich Cup 2024 (Ipswich 2150m)

Listed Belmont Guineas 2024 (Belmont 1600m)

2024 Belmont Guineas Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 14 Luvnwar
2nd 16 Petrouchka 1.42 lengths
3rd 4 Cool Memory 1.6 lengths
4th 2 Brave Spirit 1.71 lengths

The track was rated as Soft 5.

Scratching; 17e. Ihtsaking.