Rosehill Guineas Race Information

The Rosehill Guineas is a 2000 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
  • Distance: 2000 metres
  • Conditions: Set weights, 3YOs
  • Track: Rosehill Racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Prizemoney: $750,000
  • Date: Saturday 23 March 2024

Rosehill Guineas Race History

See the 2024 Rosehill Guineas Preview and results.

See the 2023 Rosehill Guineas Preview and results.

See the 2022 Rosehill Guineas Preview and results.

See the 2021 Rosehill Guineas Preview and results.

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.

The winner of the 2023 Rosehill Guineas is exempt from the ballot for the 2023 ATC Derby .

Useful Facts

Last filly to win: Riverina Charm (1989)

Fastest time (2000m): Octagonal (1996) & Danewin ( 1995) 1:59:90

Interesting trivia: Eskimo Prince (1964) is the only Golden Slipper winner to win the Rosehill Guineas.

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.

Year Winner Second Third
2024 Riff Rocket Ceolwulf Cap Ferrat
2023 Lindermann Pericles Williamsburg
2022 Anamoe Converge Forgot You
2021 Mo’unga Sky Lab Montefilia
2020 Castelvecchio Prince Fawaz Reloaded
2019 The Autumn Sun Arrogant Chapada
2018 D’argento Tangled Furore (NZ)
2017 Gingernuts (NZ) Inference So Si Bon
2016 Tarzino Montaigne Jameka
2015 Volkstok’n’Barrell Preferment Hallowed Crown
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
2004 Niello Grand Zulu Elvstroem
2003 Helenus Mummify Sunday Joy
2002 Carnegie Express Don Eduardo (NZ) Pentastic
2001 Sale Of Century Danamite (NZ) Scenic Warrior
2000 Diatribe Freemason Crawl

From the archives:

Rosehill Guineas Preview & Tips 2018

Track: Slow    Weather: Overcast

There is a full field of 18 plus 3 emergencies for the $600,000 Sky Racing Rosehill Guineas. There is a strong New Zealand contingent with two and an emergency from Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, two from Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards, and one from Chris Gibbs. Chris Waller has five plus an emergency. The betting is reasonably open and the early favourite is Aces High who came 4th in the Randwick Guineas last start and won the Spring Champion Stakes and the Victoria Derby in the spring. Second favourite is D’argento who over-raced when 7th in the Randwick Guineas but has 3 wins and a place from 5 starts. Third favourite is Vin De Dance who won the Group 1 New Zealand Derby last start and has a good record on rain-affected going.

Cliff’s Edge led all the way for a good win in the G2 Alastair Clark Stakes and has a great record at this distance. Kaonic had problems when 6th in the Randwick Guineas and should have finished closer. Villermont worked home strong when 4th in the Australian Guineas and looks as if he will relish the extra distance. Next in the betting are Mongolian Marshal, Mongolianconqueror and Mission Hill, who are all well-performed in New Zealand. Furore is unbeaten in his 4 starts on provincial tracks and is one to keep an eye on. The rest of the field are currently at odds of 20 to 1 or longer.

The following are the top 4 selections from our tipster panel for this years race.

Jo’s Tips
4 Cliff’s Edge
1 Ace High
2 Vin De Dance
15 Furore