Randwick Guineas 2016
Randwick Guineas Betting - Saturday March 5th, 2016
Randwick | 1600m | Group 1 | 3yo Set weights | $600,000Saturday, 5th March 2016
Smart horses (or rather their owners) see this, the second Group 1 race of the Sydney Autumn Carnival, as a big stepping-stone. It’s one small hoof for horse-kind, one giant leap into the AJC Derby and Doncaster Handicap. How so? Well, the Randwick Guineas is run under set-weight conditions, and the winner is exempt from the ballot for these races! Smart thinking, huh? Run over a distance of 1600m at the esteemed Royal Randwick Racecourse in March, and offering a tidy purse of $600,000, the Randwick Guineas is a pretty lucrative race for three-year-olds.
Each year, thousands of spectators and punters watch an elite field of gallopers hoping to secure a Group 1 race win early in the season. Besides the main piece of action, the Randwick Guineas Day is host to other big stakes races including the Group 2 Challenge Stakes and the Group 3 Randwick City Stakes, making it a cracking day of racing. The Randwick Guineas 2015 is officially the first race of the coveted Sydney Triple Crown for three-year-olds, which also includes the Rosehill Guineas and the AJC Derby. The last horse to take the triple Corwn out was It’s a Dundeel in 2013 – but the feat was also acheived by the great Octagonal in 1986, Imagele in 1973 and Martello Towers in 1959.
Randwick Guineas Past Winners
Below are some past winners of the Randwick Guineas.
|2016||Le Romain||Press Statement||Gold Ambition||1:33.8|
|2015||Hallowed Crown||Sweynesse||Shooting To Win||1:35.1|
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||Priosir||Tatra||1:35.1|
|2012||Mosheen||Said Com||Laser Hawk||1:37.6|
|2010||Shoot Out||Viking Legend||Captain Sonador||1:34.9|
|2009||Metal Bender||Rock Kingdom||Caymans||1:36.5|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Triple Honour||Arlington||1:36.3|
|2006||Hotel Grand||Flying Pegasus||Primus||1:35.8|
|2005||Jymcarew||Eremein||Cheval De Troy||1:57.4|
|2002||Carnegie Express||Pentastic||Another Warrior||1:56.2|
|2001||Universal Prince||Danamite||Scenic Warrior||1:57.4|
|2000||Fairway||Oval Office||Cloth Of God||1:58.7|
Randwick Guineas Fast Facts
- Mosheen, in 2012, became the first filly to win the Guineas in its current form at Randwick.
- A set-weight race, fillies carry 54.5kg, while colts and gelding carry 56.5kg.
- In 2013, one of the punters’ favourites, It’s A Dundeel took out the Randwick Guineas.