The Randwick Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds. It was run at set weights over a distance of 1600 metres at Randwick Racecourse as a part of the Sydney Autumn Carnival. The total prize money for the race is $1M.
The race was formerly known as the Canterbury Guineas and was run as part of the Spring Racing Carnival. In 2005 a restructure of feature races saw the creation of the Randwick Guineas, and the Canterbury Guineas was discontinued.
The Gai Waterhouse won the 2022 Randwick Guineas, and Adrian Bott trained to Converge with Tim Clark as the jockey.
Randwick Guineas Winners
There have been a number of outstanding winners of the race in its short history. However, The Autumn Sun is a clear standout. The colt came with a strong finish to win the race from a near-impossible position in 2019 and recorded five Group 1 wins in total. After his three-year-old season, he retired to stud and stands at Arrowfield Stud with a service fee of $77,000.
Randwick Guineas Form Guide
The Group 2 Hobartville Stakes, run over 1400 metres at Rosehill a fortnight earlier, is the major lead-up race. 17 of the last 25 winners have come through that race, with a top 4 Hobartville finish a key indicator for canny form students.
The race is the first leg of the Sydney Triple Crown, consisting of the Randwick Guineas, Rosehill Guineas and Australian Derby. New Zealand galloper It’s A Dundeel (2013) is the last horse to win the triple crown.
Young horses can show sharp improvement at this stage of their careers. Horses that run on well in the Hobartville can find the line well at their next start. This is also true when stepping up in the distance to the Rosehill Guineas (2000m) and Australian Derby (2400m).
Did You Know?
The winner gains automatic entry into the Australian Derby and the Doncaster mile, with a number of Randwick Guineas running well in the Doncaster with lightweights. Not only is the Randwick Guineas a great race to win, but astute bettors can analyse the results and use that information going forward.
Barrier 4 has been the most successful gate in recent times, with five wins from the last 14 races. Talk about lucky barrier 4!
Randwick Guineas Tips & Previews
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