New Zealand 1000 Guineas

New Zealand 1000 Guineas

Group One Betting Guide
Date: November 13, 2021
Location: Riccarton Park Racecourse
Prize Money: $300,000
Distance: 1600m

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 NZ 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 (which also includes the City of Auckland Cup) and 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.

Best New Zealand 1000 Guineas bookmakers

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.

The bookmakers we trust the most are listed below and we suggest that any punter that is interested in betting on the New Zealand 1000 Guineas to visit up any one of these sites:

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2020 New Zealand 1000 Guineas result


1stKahma Lass ($7.50)
2ndMiss Tycoon Rose ($5.20)
3rdCornflower Blue ($2.30)

Recent New Zealand 1000 Guineas winners

  • The formidable combination of Jamie Richards and Opie Bosson proved to be a winning one once again when the pair combined to help Kahma Lass take out the 2020 New Zealand 1000 Guineas. Having settle midfield with cover, Bosson had the Darci Brahma filly moving 400m out and produced a sharp turn of foot to hit the front with 100m to go and it was all over from that point. The Group 1 success came at Kahma Lass’ fourth career start and showed she is certainly one to follow as she matures.
  • Despite mixing form in the lead up to the New Zealand 1000 Guineas, Loire caused one of the biggest upsets in recent 1000 Guineas history when saluting at $30 in the feature event. The Tony Pike-trained filly settled in close to last, but with a well-timed steer from Michael mcNab she managed to finish over the top of her rivals and etch herself into 1000 Guineas history.
  • Northern raider Media Sensation did the business for training due Peter and Dawn Williams in a race that unfolded beautifully for the filly despite a difficult lead in to the race. The training duo had to charter a special flight down south for their galloper, and it proved to be the right choice. Jockey Michael Coleman had Media Sensation travelling well beside pacemaker Wekaforce throughout the race before driving clear in the home straight to hold out the fast-finishing Valalie and race favourite Xpression.
  • All the talk was with odds-on favourite Prom Queen, but former two-year-old star Hasahalo turned back the clock and recapture her 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Past New Zealand 1000 Guineas winners list

New Zealand 1000 Guineas Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2020 Kahma Lass Opie Bosson Jamie Richards
2019 Loire Michael McNab Tony Pike
2018 Media Sensation Michael Coleman Peter & Dawn Williams
2017 Hasahalo Sam Spratt Stephen McKee
2016 La Bella Diosa Racha Cuneen Mandy & Matt Brown
2015 Risque Matt Cameron Stephen Autridge
2014 Platinum Witness Darry Bradley Lisa Latta
2013 Costa Viva Leith Innes Jason Bridgman
2012 Rollout The Carper Mark Du Plessis Jeff McVean & Emma-Lee Browne
2011 Planet Rocket Hayden Tinsley Peter & Dawn Williams
2010 King’s Rose Opie Bosson Jason Bridgman
2009 Katie Lee Opie Bosson Graeme & Debbie Rogerson
2008 Daffodil Hayden Tinsley Kevin Gray
2007 Insouciant Michael Walker Mark Walker
2006 Dorabella Jamie Bullard Howie & Lorraine Mathews
2005 Seachange Gavin McKeon Reg Manning
2004 Justa Tad Vinnie Colgan Rudy Liefting
2003 Taatletail Michael Walker Graeme Rogerson & Stephem Autridge
2002 The Jewel Jason Laking Hec & Steve Anderton
2001 Final Destination Craig Grylls Wayne & Vanessa Hill
2000 Elevenses Michael Sweeney Debbie & Graeme Sanders

New Zealand 1000 Guineas Past Winners Pre 2000

New Zealand 1000 Guineas Past Winners Pre 2000
Year Horse
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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