Randwick Guineas

Randwick Guineas

Group One Betting Guide
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Royal Randwick
Prize Money: $1,000,000
Distance: 1600m

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

Converge claimed the 2022 Group 1 Randwick Guineas. (Photo: Steve Hart)

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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.

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2022 Randwick Guineas result

1stConverge ($6.50)
2ndAnamoe ($1.14)
3rdHilal ($1.45)

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
    Hallowed Crown was a star for the Cummings stable. Picture: Bradley Photos.
    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.
  • James McDonald
    James McDonald combined with compatriot It’s A Dundeel to secure the Randwick Guineas.
    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

Randwick Guineas Past Winners
Year Horse Jockey Trainer
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

Year Horse
1999 Arena
1998 Tycoon Lil
1997 Intergaze
1996 Octagonal
1995 Sharscay
1994 Western Red
1993 Kingston Bay
1992 Veandercross
1991 St. Jude
1990 Interstellar
1989 Riverina Charm
1988 High Regard
1987 Tidal Light
1986 Dolcezza
1985 Spirit Of Kingston
1984 Beechcraft
1983 Mr. Mcginty
1982 Rare Form
1981 Ring The Bell
1980 Rocky Top
1979 Red Nose
1978 Race Not Held
1977 Belmura Lad
1976 Chasta Bellota
1975 Rosie Heir
1974 Sydney Cove
1973 Imagele
1972 Lord Ben
1971 Egyptian
1970 Royal Show
1969 Bogan Hero
1968 Broker’s Tip
1967 Honeyland
1966 Garcon
1965 Fair Summer
1964 Strauss
1963 Summer Fiesta
1962 Summer Prince
1961 Kilshery
1960 Persian Lyric
1959 Martello Towers
1958 Prince Kerdieil
1957 Todman
1956 Movie Boy
1955 Aboukir
1954 Pride Of Egypt
1953 Prince Morvi
1952 Prince Dakhil
1951 Forest Beau
1950 French Cavalier
1949 Delta
1948 Riptide
1947 The Groom
1946 Decorate
1945 Monmouth
1944 Accession
1943 Moorland
1942 San Sebastian
1941 Chatham’s Choice
1940 Ensign
1939 Bonny Loch
1938 Respirator
1937 Bristol
1936 Billy Boy
1935 Hadrian

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