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The Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds held each year in March at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Victoria. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight conditions and offers prizemoney of $750,000. The 2017 Australian Guineas was won by Hey Doc from Prized Icon with Snitzson third.
Held on the first day of the two-day VRC autumn carnival, the Australian Guineas is the only Group 1 race for three-year-olds during the Melbourne autumn racing carnival and takes place one week before Super Saturday of Racing at Flemington, where the Gr1 Newmarket Handicap & Gr1 Australian Cup are the highlights of the day.
The Australian Guineas is the premier mile event for three-year-old gallopers during the autumn racing carnival and always assembles the best 3yo gallopers around at the time. Since its inception in 1986, the Australian Guineas has grown to become a prestigious event on the racing calendar for three-year-olds looking for ultimate black type success.
The Gr3 CS Hayes Stakes for colts & geldings & Gr3 The Vanity Stakes for fillies are widely recognised as the ideal lead-up races to this event. Classy Tony McEvoy trained three-year-old Hey Doc (2017) is the last galloper to claim the CS Hayes Stakes and Australian Guineas double, with Wandjina (2015) prior to that. Fillies Shamrocker (2011) and Mosheen (2012) finished finished fourth & second respectively in The Vanity Stakes before tasting success in the Australian Guineas.
The 2009 Australian Guiineas produced multiple group winners throughout the rest of the racing year and proved to be a pivotal running of the race for future group race winners. Set For Fame (2nd in 2010) managed to win the Gr2 Caulfield Sprint the following spring, while Linton (3rd in 2010) was successful in the Gr2 Herbert Power Stakes.
Generally any three-year-olds who perform well in this event tend to go on to bigger and better things as older horses and quite often win something of note later in their career. Smart galloper Shamus Award (2014) took out the Gr1 WS Cox Plate the following spring after winning this race as a three-year-old.
Hey Doc (2017) won the CS Hayes Stakes over 1400m at Flemington before scoring a stylish victory in this event and recent Australian Guineas winners include Palentino (2016) and Wandjina (2015).
2017 Australian Guineas result
1. $3.40 Hey Doc 56.5 Luke Currie
2. $8.00 Prized Icon 56.5 Dean Yendall
3. $71.00 Snitzson 56.5 Andrew Mallyon
4. $20.00 Harlow Gold 54.5 Regan Bayliss
5. $31.00 Anaheim 56.5 Noel Callow
6. $16.00 Seaburge 56.5 Mark Zahra
7. $9.50 Divine Prophet 56.5 Dwayne Dunn
8. $21.00 Land Of Plenty 56.5 Steven Arnold
9. $20.00 Oak Door 56.5 Damian Lane
10. $31.00 So Si Bon 56.5 Damien Oliver
11. $14.00 Morton’S Fork 56.5 Craig Williams
12. $11.00 Fuhryk 54.5 Cory Parish
13. $14.00 Attention 56.5 Brett Prebble
14. $31.00 Inside Agent 56.5 Brad Rawiller
15. $41.00 Throssell 56.5 Ms Linda Meech
16. $26.00 Legless Veuve 54.5 Ms Katelyn Mallyon
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