Group One Betting Guide
|Date:||Saturday, March 4, 2023|
The Randwick Guineas is a popular race over a mile run under set-weight conditions at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.
The 1600m race has prize money of $1 million dollars, and was formerly known as the Canterbury Guineas from 1935 to 2005. The change of name came when the venue of Randwick was set in stone following four different race-day hosts since the event’s inception.
The Randwick Guineas and the Rosehill Guineas are regarded as the two major lead-up races to the Group 1 Australian Derby. Victory in this race guarantees entry into both the Australian Derby and the Doncaster Mile, making the $1,000,000 on offer even more enticing.
2023 Randwick Guineas betting odds
The 2023 Randwick Guineas odds are currently unavailable.
Randwick Guineas form guide
The Randwick Guineas has been won by some classy three-year-olds, including Weekend Hussler (2008) and Hallowed Crown (2015).
The race is usually run on the same day as the Australian Guineas at Flemington, and is generally a race for New South Wales horses to conquer, with very few interstate raiders making the journey.
It will also more than likely be a colt or gelding that conquers this race, with Mosheen (2012) the only filly to have won since it became the Randwick Guineas in 2006.
Latest Randwick Guineas news
2022 Randwick Guineas result
Recent Randwick Guineas Winners
- Having claimed the J.J Atkins in the Brisbane Winter Carnival, the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott-trained Converge became a two-time Group 1 winner when upsetting odds-on pop Anamoe in the 2022 Randwick Guineas. The image of the race will be when approaching the 300m mark, Tim Clark had a good look behind him to see where Anamoe was in the running and when he realised he had a length of two on his rival, he pushed the button on Converge, who then quickened nicely to set up a race-winning lead. Despite peaking on his run inside the final 75m, Converge had enough left in the tank to hold off a late dive from his rival in the shadows of the winning post.
- All the headlines regarding the 2021 Randwick Guineas was that Mo’unga was a certainty beaten, however all honours went to the John O’Shea-trained Lion’s Roar. Having gone around as a rank outsider, Brenton Avdulla settled the $26 chance towards the rear of the field and was travelling as good as you possibly could have wanted him too. He had followed the back of race favourite Aegon and went straight past the kiwi on the back of a rapid turn of foot. Remarkably it was both Brenton Avdulla and John O’Shea’s first success in the race.
- A near perfect steer from Josh Parr saw the Mark Newnham trained Shadow Hero charge home to take out the 2020 Randwick Guineas. It looked to have been to big of a task set for the gelding, but Parr managed to find plenty of gaps in the home straight and took out the Group 1 in fine fashion.
- Chris Waller-trained The Autumn Sun delivered for favourite backers in sensational fashion in the 2019 Randwick Guineas but not in the way most expected. Settling towards the back of the field it looked like Kerrin McEvoy was hard at work on the champ coming to the turn as Fundamentalist took off for home. The Autumn Sun the produced a stunning turn of foot to charge home and salute in fine style!
- It was a popular Randwick Guineas for favourite backers in 2018 after Kementari cruised to victory. After settling towards middle of the pack Glyn Schofied waited patiently with the galloper until it was time to go and that’s exactly what he did. Smoothly taking the front at the 150m mark before dashing away to record the one and a half length win.
- Tommy Berry and Inference combined for a memorable win in the 2017 Randwick Guineas[/caption] Three-year-old colt Inference made the best of the wet conditions at Randwick to score an impressive victory. The Hawkes-trained son of So You Think finished off right down the outside rail in a close tussle with Invincible Gem, which looked to have a winning break halfway down the straight. With Tommy Berry in the saddle, Inference was able to use the best part of the ground to score the big win. Read full report.
- It was meant to be Press Statement who won the 2016 Randwick Guineas but it ended up being a Kris Lees-trained roughy called Le Romain who took the chocolates. After stealing a break on the pre-race favourite, Le Romain held on for a dramatic victory with Lees’ reaction being broadcast around the country. It was a nice ride from Christian Reith who got the three year old to settle, while Hugh Bowman battled with Press Statement. Gold Ambition ran on well to claim third. Read full report.
- Hallowed Crown continued a brilliant three-year-old season to win his sixth race from seven runs for trainer James Cummings. It was another group 1 victory for champion jockey Hugh Bowman, who got the sit behind Shooting To Win, the pre-race favourite at $2.50, but it took serious guts to hang on with the Caulfield Guineas winner seemingly in good fettle. Hallowed Crown ($2.90) eventually drew level with Sweynesse ($3.90), with Shooting To Win failing to kick in the final 100m, to fall to third by a head. It was Hallowed Crown’s fifth win in six races.
- It was a Jim Cassidy masterclass that got Dissident home this year. The $11 chance upset the Kiwi favourite El Roca ($3.20) in a bruising race highlighted by El Roca rough housing Dissident on the straight, but under Cassidy’s guidance it was able to find something in the straight and get home. The margin was a short head and another notch on the belt for leading trainer Peter Moody who had opted for Cassidy in the saddle after wanting a jockey who would stay with the horse. Eurozone, an $8 chance, was further back in third.
- It’s A Dundeel, ridden by James McDonald, was super-impressive in stamping himself among the best three year olds in the country. The Kiwi raider began making ground at the top of the turn, and without any burst of withering pace, managed to hold off Proisir to win by half a length. Trained by Murray Baker, It’s A Dundeel, was the beaten favourite in the Victoria Derby, but showed greater maturity to win the Guineas. It’s A Dundeel was a $6.50 chance with Sportsbet.
- Mosheen, trained by Robert Smerdon and ridden by Danny Nikolic, proved too strong at the $4.20 mark. The Fastnet Rock filly had finished second in the Golden Slipper the year previously, but proved it was better than that with a great win over some strong geldings, Said Com and Laser Hawk, who made up the placings. With a poor barrier (12) a hindrance, Nikolic dropped Mosheen back in the field and relied on her devastating turn of foot to secure the win.
Past Randwick Guineas winners
|2022||Converge||Tim Clark||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott|
|2021||Lion’s Roar||Brenton Avdulla||John O’Shea|
|2020||Shadow Hero||Joshua Parr||Mark Newham|
|2019||The Autumn Sun||James McDonald||Chris Waller|
|2018||Kementari||Glyn Schofield||James Cummings|
|2017||Interference||Tommy Berry||Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes|
|2016||Le Romain||Christian Reith||Kris Lees|
|2015||Hallowed Crown||Hugh Bowman||Bart & James Cummings|
|2014||Dissident||Jim Cassidy||Peter Moody|
|2013||It’s A Dundeel||James McDonald||Murray Baker|
|2012||Mosheen||Danny Nikolic||Robert Smeardon|
|2011||Ilovethiscity||Brenton Avdulla||Grahame Begg|
|2010||Shootout||Stathi Katsidis||John Wallace|
|2009||Metal Bender||Danny Nikolic||Jack Denham|
|2008||Weekend Hussler||Brad Rawiller||Ross McDonald|
|2007||Mentality||Darren Beadman||John Hawkes|
|2006||Hotel Grand||Jay Ford||Anthony Cummings|
|2005||Jymcarew||Glen Boss||Michael Trihey|
|2004||Niello||Darren Beadman||John Hawkes|
|2003||Fine Society||Corey Brown||John Hawkes|
|2002||Carnegie Express||Jim Cassidy||Gai Waterhouse|
|2001||Universal Prince||Justin Sheehan||Bede Murray|
|2000||Fairway||Brian York||Jack Denham|
Randwick Guineas Past Winners Pre 2000
|1985||Spirit Of Kingston|
|1981||Ring The Bell|
|1978||Race Not Held|
|1954||Pride Of Egypt|