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.
|Date:||Saturday 24th November 2018|
|Track:||Ascot racecourse, Perth|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
|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).
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
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
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|2018||Arcadia Queen||Lady Cosmology||Flirtini||1:34.9|
|2017||Perfect Jewel||Achernar Star||Art Series||1:36.6|
|2015||Man Booker||Spirit Bird||The Cobbla||1:34.7|
|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|
|2009||Clueless Angel||Thorn Dancer||The Corporation||1:35.0|
|2008||Moccasin Bend||Locus Standi||Saxon Palace||1:33.7|
|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|
|1999||Devilish Dealer||Mulga King||Major Metal||1:37.6|
|1998||Old Nick||Kim Angel||Easy Rhythm||1:36.4|
|1996||Summer Beau||Victory Dash||News Review||1:36.6|
|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|