New Zealand 1000 Guineas

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THE New Zealand 1000 Guineas is a set-weights group one race held at Riccarton racecourse in Christchurch, New Zealand for three-year-old fillies over the distance of 1600m.

The New Zealand 1000, which complements the 2000 Guineas which is run a week prior, first began in 1973 and are based off the England equivalent that is ran at Newbury every year in May.

Held on the final Saturday of Christchurch’s New Zealand Cup Week in November, and $300,000 is on offer.

The New Zealand 1000 Guineas is one of the key events on the Kiwi racing calendar and routinely draws the best fillies in the country. The winner of the race invariably goes on to claim Filly of the Year honours.

Notable winners of the New Zealand 1000 Guineas are Katie Lee, Seachange and Tycoon Lil.

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Being one of the showpiece events of the New Zealand racing calendar, great precedence is shown to both the 1000 and 2000 editions of the New Zealand Guineas.

Habitually the fillies that will take part in these races are known to many racing enthusiasts well before the race takes place, so all-in markets feature heavily for any bookmakers that take their craft seriously.

Regular tote and fixed odds pools are usually available for betting three to four days prior to the start time.

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2017 1000 Guineas result

1st – Hasahalo
2nd – Dijon Bleu
3rd – The Lustre

Betting on the New Zealand 1000 Guineas

The best fillies in the country are typically known prior to the running of the 1000, so it is seldom that we see an absolute bolter come from the clouds to take out the race.

In the period between 2016 and 2010, the only double figure winner came in 2014 when Platinum Witness took out the event.

Alongside the key market elects putting in strong performances, winning form is extremely important leading into the New Zealand 1000 Guineas.

In the period between 2012 and 2016 just one horse (Platinum Witness, 2014) has won the previous start before taking out the New Zealand 1000 Guineas.

Recent New Zealand 1000 Guineas winners

2017: All the talk was with odds-on favourite Prom Queen, but former two-year-old star Hasahalo turned back the clock and recapture its best form. The Stephen McKee-trained filly came with a big run down the outside of runners to score an effortless win in the 1000 Guineas. Prom Queen was on the inside of runners, but it never looked likely. Dijon Bleu battled on well for second and outsider The Lustre boosted the trifecta payouts. Read report here.

2016: in 2016 short priced favourite La Bella Diosa justified the $2.50 price tag to take out the 1000 Guineas by over a length and a half. The filly went on to win its debut run in Australia just 15 weeks later but has yet to place in three subsequent races.

2015: Risque came into the 1000 Guineas in 2015 as a key market elect, and won the race easily as a $5.30 shot. Like La Bella Diosa, Risque went on to take out its Australian debut the very next start following the race but has yet to win since.

2014: It is not often that a long shot comes into the 1000 Guineas and takes out the race but that is exactly what Platinum Witness did in 2014. As an $11 shot the filly kicked away to win by over half a length, defying the recent trend of last start winners taking out the event.

New Zealand 1000 Guineas winners

2017 – Hasahalo

2016 – La Diosa

2015 – Risque

2014 – Platinum Witness

2013 – Costa Viva

2012 – Rollout The Carpet

2011 – Planet Rock

2010 – King’s Rose

2009 – Katie Lee

2008 – Daffodil

2007 – Insouciant

2006 – Dorabella

2005 – Seachange

2004 – Justa Tad

2003 – Taatletail

2002 – The Jewel

2001 – Final Destination

2000 – Elevenses

1999 – Ad Alta

1998 – Pace Invader

1997 – Tycoon Lil

1996 – Emerald

1995 – Clear Rose

1994 – Tartan Tights

1993 – Snap

1992 – Nimue

1991 – Merry Maiden

1990 – Plume

1989 – Phillipa Rush

1988 – Olga’s Pal

1987 – Candide

1986 – Cure

1985 – Imperial Angel

1984 – Canterbury Belle

1983 – Burletta

1982 – Our Flight

1981 – Noble Heights

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