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Randwick Guineas

The Randwick Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-olds that takes place each March at Randwick racecourse in Sydney, New South Wales. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight conditions and worth $1,000,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Randwick Guineas was won by Kementari from Pierata with Trapeze Artist third.

The winner of the Randwick Guineas is exempt from ballot for the ATC Derby and Doncaster Hcp and the race itself is held alongside the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes.

Randwick Guineas info

Date: Saturday 9th March 2019
Track: Randwick racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $1,000,000
2018 Winner: Kementari

The Randwick Guineas is one of the better three-year-old races of the Sydney autumn carnival and has a history of attracting top quality gallopers who often go on to become stars of the turf.

A race such as the Gr2 Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill in February is a good lead up race to this event. Three-year-olds may then decide to tackle upcoming group races such as the Gr2 Phar Lap Stakes or Gr1 Rosehill Guineas later in the month at Rosehill.

Kementari (2018), Hallowed Crown (2015) & Dissident (2014) have all taken out the Hobartville Stakes & Randwick Guineas double in recent years. Classy galloper It's A Dundeel (2013) is the most recent three-year-old to snare the Randwick Guineas & Rosehill Guineas double. Sacred Falls (5th in 2013) finished runner-up to It's A Dundeel, while Tatra (3rd in 2013), ran third in both races.

Some classy three-year-olds have won the Randwick Guineas over the years including It's A Dundeel (2013), Mosheen (2012), Weekend Hussler (2008), Arena (1999), Intergaze (1997), Octagonal (1996) and Veandercross (1992).

The Peter Moody trained Dissident (2014) went on to win multiple Group 1 races the following spring & autumn in Melbourne after winning the Hobartville Stakes & Randwick Guineas, including the Memsie Stakes & CF Orr Stakes at Caulfield and the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington.

Kementari (2018) captured the Gr2 Hobartville Stakes over 1400m at Rosehill before scoring a stylish victory in this event and recent Randwick Guineas winners include Inference (2017) and Le Romain (2016).

2018 Randwick Guineas result

1. $2.35 Kementari 56.5 Glyn Schofield
2. $5.50 Pierata 56.5 Corey Brown
3. $10.00 Trapeze Artist 56.5 Tim Clark

then followed
4. $19.00 Ace High 56.5 Tye Angland
5. $41.00 Siege Of Quebec 56.5 Christian Reith
6. $21.00 Kaonic 56.5 Brenton Avdulla
7. $6.00 D’Argento 56.5 Andrew Adkins
8. $151.00 Condor 56.5 Joshua Parr
9. $201.00 Capital Gain 56.5 Adam Hyeronimus
10. $61.00 Sully 56.5 Blake Shinn
11. $51.00 Age Of Fire 56.5 Jason Collett
12. $101.00 Tangmere 56.5 Kerrin McEvoy
13. $9.50 Peaceful State 56.5 Brad Rawiller
14. $101.00 Tangled 56.5 Jay Ford

Margins: 1.5 len, 0.3 len
Time: 1:33.72

Other group races on Randwick Guineas Day include the Gr2 Challenge Stakes, Gr3 Wenona Girl Handicap & Aspiration Quality.

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Randwick Guineas winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Kementari Pierata Trapeze Artist 1:33.7
2017 Inference Invincible Gem Comin' Through 1:40.9
2016 Le Romain Press Statement Gold Ambition 1:33.8
2015 Hallowed Crown Sweynesse Shooting To Win 1:15.1
2014 Dissident El Roca Eurozone 1:36.3
2013 It's A Dundeel Proisir Tatra 1:35.1
2012 Mosheen Said Com Laser Hawk 1:37.6
2011 Ilovethiscity Skilled Light Brigade 1:35.3
2010 Shoot Out Viking Legend Captain Sonador 1:34.9
2009 Metal Bender Rock Kingdom Caymans 1:36.5
2008 Weekend Hussler Triple Honour Arlington 1:36.3
2007 Mentality Teranaba Sniper's Bullet 1:35.7
2006 Hotel Grand Flying Pegasus Primus 1:35.8
2005 Jymcarew Eremein Cheval De Troy 1:57.4
2004 Niello Timbourina Dancing Daggers 1:57.2
2003 Fine Society Beaver Hydrometer 1:57.0
2002 Carnegie Express Pentastic Another Warrior 1:56.2
2001 Universal Prince Danamite Scenic Warrior 1:57.4
2000 Fairway Oval Office Cloth Of God 1:58.7
1999 Arena Lawyer El Duce 1:49.6
1998 Tycoon Lil Tricove Brave Prince 1:49.0
1997 Intergaze Might And Power Great Command 1:47.9
1996 Octagonal Filante Future King 1:59.3
1995 Sharscay Allegro Danewin 1:55.1
1994 Western Red March Hare Fraternity 1:56.1
1993 Kingston Bay Imposing Bull Innocent King 2:00.1
1992 Veandercross Naturalism Big Dreams 1:55.0
1991 St Jude Lord Revenir Stradmore 1:56.8
1990 Interstellar Shaftesbury Avenue Majestic Boy 1:59.5
1989 Riverina Charm Better Loosen Up Chaleyer 1:55.5
1988 High Regard Sky Chase Kappstad 1:57.6