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WA Guineas

The WA Guineas is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds held annually at Ascot racecourse in Perth, Western Australia during the Perth summer racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight conditions and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 WA Guineas was won by Arcadia Queen from Lady Cosmology with Flirtini third.

Taking place on Perth Racing's feature race day of the year, the WA Guineas is held alongside the Gr1 Railway Stakes & Gr1 Winterbottom Stakes.

WA Guineas info

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019
Track: Ascot racecourse, Perth
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights
Status: Group 2
Prizemoney: $500,000
2018 Winner: Arcadia Queen

The WA Guineas is the first group race of the summer carnival that is open to both make & female three-year-olds and generally attracts the better 3yo gallopers going around locally. It's a good event on the WA racing calendar for three-year-olds and quite often will attract visitors from interstate who may be up to the challenge.

Peter Snowden's Academus (2012) made the trip from Melbourne to win this race and any three-year-olds contesting this event may go on to a race like the Listed Lee Steere Classic the following month at the same track. The Lee Steere Classic is a similar race for three-year-olds but over 1400m rather than 1600m.

Interestingly enough, brilliant filly Arcadia Queen (2018) and talented galloper Ihtsahymn (2013) both went on to win the Gr1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) at their next start following victory in this event.

The listed Fairetha Stakes, held two weeks earlier at the same track, is generally the best guide to the WA Guineas and Vain Crusader (2006) was the last three-year-old to win the Fairetha Stakes and WA Guineas double.

Arcadia Queen (2018) captured the Gr3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes over 1600m at Ascot before scoring a comfortable victory in this event for the Grant & Alana Williams stable.

Recent WA Guineas winners include Perfect Jewel (2017) and Variation (2016).

2018 WA Guineas result

1. $1.90 Arcadia Queen 54.5 William Pike
2. $6.50 Lady Cosmology 54.5 Paul Harvey
3. $18.00 Flirtini 54.5 Ms Lucy Warwick

then followed
4. $81.00 True Attraction 56.5 Peter Hall
5. $13.00 The Velvet King 56.5 Mitchell Pateman
6. $9.00 Junipal 56.5 Ben Allen
7. $201.00 Regal Counsel 56.5 Glenn Smith
8. $81.00 The Fugazi 56.5 Shaun O'Donnell
9. $81.00 True Defender 56.5 Craig Newitt
10. $41.00 Platoon 56.5 Steven Parnham
11. $31.00 Blackwood River 56.5 Jarrad Noske
12. $151.00 Fingermark 56.5 Ben Melham
13. $15.00 Lordhelpmerun 56.5 Shaun Mc Gruddy
14. $71.00 Black Sabbath 56.5 Jason Brown
15. $19.00 Ulusaba 56.5 Damian Lane
16. $201.00 Zetorio 56.5 Jason Whiting

Margins: 3 len, 0.75 len
Time: 1:34.95

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WA Guineas winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 Arcadia Queen Lady Cosmology Flirtini 1:34.9
2017 Perfect Jewel Achernar Star Art Series 1:36.6
2016 Variation Ellicazoom Ragazzo D'Oro 1:37.0
2015 Man Booker Spirit Bird The Cobbla 1:34.7
2014 Rommel Disposition Say Geronimo 1:36.0
2013 Ihtsahymn Miss Rose De lago Saint Bro 1:37.6
2012 Academus Bippo No Bungus Darlington Abbey 1:35.9
2011 King Saul Caiguna Red Hot Sax 1:36.1
2010 Playing God Lauradane Hoegaarden 1:36.2
2009 Clueless Angel Thorn Dancer The Corporation 1:35.0
2008 Moccasin Bend Locus Standi Saxon Palace 1:33.7
2007 Megatic Perestroika Moisture 1:35.6
2006 Vain Crusader Real Cheeky Translate 1:35.8
2005 Cape North Lock The Vault Geil 1:36.0
2004 Dr John Moet Magic Stormy Nova 1:36.7
2003 River Mist Changing Lanes Laetare 1:37.3
2002 The Right Money Trimagic Amphritite 1:36.8
2001 Royal Retrieve Kentiara Dexian 1:36.0
2000 Kalatiara Mr Tanzania Eutectic 1:37.5
1999 Devilish Dealer Mulga King Major Metal 1:37.6
1998 Old Nick Kim Angel Easy Rhythm 1:36.4
1997 Chelsea Brooklyn Bridge Magdalena 1:37.3
1996 Summer Beau Victory Dash News Review 1:36.6
1995 Bradson My Pago Crusoe 1:39.6
1994 Tip The Pro Beaux Art Sourire 1:37.6
1993 El Cordero Wabasso Noble Baroness 1:36.4
1992 Classy Dresser Jungle Comedy Cash Hand 1:37.4
1991 Vows Old Role Time Frame 1:35.0
1990 So Dashing Quality Choice Heaps More 1:34.9
1989 Kaysart Spirit Of Fire Major Mo 1:35.9
1988 My Bobby Boo Fancy Game Deluxe Model 1:36.5