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Sunshine Coast Guineas

The Sunshine Coast Guineas is a Group 3 race for three-year-olds held each year in May at the Sunshine Coast racecourse on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres and is worth $125,000 in prizemoney. The 2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas was won by The Bostonian from Bold Assassin with Go Dixie third.

Previously a listed event, the Sunshine Coast Guineas was upgraded to Group 3 status for the 2013/2014 racing season and takes place alongside the listed Caloundra Cup, Glasshouse Classic & Bruce McLachlan Classic on Caloundra Cup day.

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club races at Corbould Park racecourse which is around an hour north of Brisbane and a few minutes away from Caloundra. The Caloundra Cup Carnival was first held in 1985 and has grown to become a stand-alone Saturday metropolitan meeting during the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival.

Sunshine Coast Guineas info

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019
Track: Corbould Park racecourse, S. Coast
Distance: 1600 metres
Race Type: 3yo - Set Weights
Status: Group 3
Prizemoney: $125,000
2018 Winner: The Bostonian

The Sunshine Coast Guineas is a set weights race for three-year-olds that usually assembles a field of predominantly local gallopers and level weight conditions gives the better quality gallopers a clear advantage.

Earlier carnival races such as the Gr3 Gunsynd Classic at the Gold Coast or the listed Daybreak Lover Stakes at Eagle Farm are ideal lead up races to the Sunshine Coast Guineas as they are both three-year-old events run under the same distance and conditions. Hopfgarten (2014) was the last three-year-old to snare the Gunsynd Classic & Sunshine Coast Guineas double.

Champion mare Winx (2015) won this race as a three-year-old, taking out the Gr1 ATC Oaks at Randwick in Sydney before winning this race in stylish fashion.

The Bostonian (2018) took out a 3YO-SW race over 1350m at Doomben before proving too good in this event and recent Sunshine Coast Guineas winners include Crack Me Up (2017) and Tivaci (2016).

2018 Sunshine Coast Guineas result

1. $2.60 The Bostonian 57.0 Michael Cahill
2. $19.00 Bold Assassin 57.0 Ryan Wiggins
3. $19.00 Go Dixie 57.0 Ron Stewart

then followed
4. $7.00 Mishani Bullitt 57.0 Brad Stewart
5. $11.00 Magnufighter 57.0 Matthew McGillivray
6. $21.00 Unique Magic 55.0 Skye Bogenhuber
7. $3.00 Seaway 57.0 Glen Colless
8. $101.00 Fighting Teo 57.0 Nozi Tomizawa
9. $41.00 Enterprise Moss 57.0 Larry Cassidy
10. $26.00 Heir To The Throne 57.0 Jake Bayliss
11. $151.00 Meyiwa Hitam Mawar 57.0 Tiffani Brooker
12. $51.00 The Ice Knight 57.0 Michael McNab

Margins: 0.75 len, 0.40 len
Time: 1:41.10

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Sunshine Coast Guineas winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 The Bostonian Bold Assassin Go Dixie 1:41.1
2017 Crack Me Up My True Love Flow 1:37.2
2016 Tivaci High Spirit Sold For Song 1:36.5
2015 Winx Ulmann Worthy Cause 1:36.1
2014 Hopfgarten Miss Husson Fast Arrow 1:35.9
2013 Eximius Lucky Hussler Casino Card 1:43.7
2012 Tuskegee Hawk Double Impact Goldslick 1:42.4