2016 Randwick Guineas Field, Barriers & Odds

Randwick Guineas News

The Kris Lees trained Le Romain caused a major upset when he defeated the odds on favourite Press Statement in the Group 1 $1m Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick today. Christian Reith on the winner Le Romain won the battle of tactics and after keeping Hugh Bowman on…


Randwick Guineas

The 2016 Randwick Guineas is conducted at the esteemed Royal Randwick Racecourse, run by the Australian Turf Club (ATC) in March and is the second Group 1 race of the year in Sydney.

The 2016 Randwick Guineas is on Saturday 5th March and to get in on the action get your bets on at Ladbrokes.com.au.

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Offering prize money of $600,000, the Randwick Guineas is a lucrative race for three-year-olds at the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival. Run over a distance of 1600 metres, thousands of spectators and punters watch an elite field of three-year-old runners at set weights sprint down the track hoping to secure a Group 1 race win early in the season.

The Randwick Guineas Day is host to a range of other excellent stakes races including the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes, Group 2 Challenge Stakes, Group 2 Skyline Stakes and Group 2 Sweet Embrace Stakes, making it a captivating day of racing.

Run under set weight conditions, the Randwick Guineas is a central stepping stone in the season campaigns of many top horses as the winner is exempt from ballot for the AJC Derby and Doncaster Handicap, two of the most important races in the Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Because of this, the race usually attracts the nation’s superior sprinters and milers, many of which will go on to compete in the Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m) the following week at Rosehill, and the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas run over 2000m, another carnival highlight held two weeks after the Guineas.

As well as the Doncaster Handicap (1600m), the Randwick Guineas is regarded as a key lead-up run to the George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill. The 2007 winner of the Guineas, Mentality, was runner-up to both of these other Sydney Carnival races in the same year.

Randwick Guineas Betting:

The Randwick Guineas is officially the first race of the coveted Sydney Triple Crown for three-year-olds, which also includes the Rosehill Guineas and the AJC Derby. For punters looking for some unique and enticing betting action, then wagering on a horse to win the Triple Crown is a very popular and well paying bet!

The number of people taking advantage of the great betting odds available on the Randwick Guineas increases every year, and if you are looking to place a bet on the race one of the best tips is to keep an eye on the Hobartville Stakes run two weeks earlier. Run over a similar distance of 1400m, the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes is a key lead up race to the Randwick Guineas, and is usually a good indication of which horses will dominate.

Of course, the best place to go to put down all of your horse racing bets is an online race book such as Ladbrokes.com.au. These sites not only offer the most extensive and generous list of odds, but they also offer plenty of betting tools aimed at helping you place the best possible wager. From Melbourne Cup betting to the Randwick Guineas, online betting sites are the place to go. On the 3rd of November, the 2016 Melbourne Cup races off!

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Australian Derby

(2400m)

Randwick

$1,500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

TJ Smith Stakes

(1200m)

Randwick

$2,500,000

Open

Group 1

Sires Produce Stakes

(1400m)

Randwick

$500,000

2YO SW

Group 1

Doncaster Mile

(1600m)

Randwick

$2,500,000

Open

Group 1

Australian Oaks

(2400m)

Randwick

$550,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Sydney Cup

(3200m)

Randwick

$500,000

Hcp

Group 1

Queen Elizabeth Stakes

(2000m)

Randwick

$4,000,000

Open

Group 1

Queen Of The Turf Stakes

(1600m)

Randwick

$1,000,000

3YO&UP

Group 2

Queen of the South Stakes

(1600m)

Morphettville

$175,000

3YO & Up SWP

Group 3

Chairman’s Handicap

(2000m)

Morphettville

$115,000

3YO SW

Randwick Guineas History:

Up until 2005, the race was called the Canterbury Guineas and was run over the longer distance of 1900 metres at Canterbury Park. When it was permanently relocated to Randwick Racecourse it was therefore renamed as well, as Canterbury Park Racecourse was reserved for mid-week racing only. First run in 1935 when Hadrian won, it was originally a Principal race but was lifted to Group 1 status in 1980.

Randwick Guineas – Past Winners:

There have been a number of noteworthy horses to claim the Randwick Guineas including Metal Bender (2009), Weekend Hussler (2008) who was named Horse of the Year for the same season, Mentality (2007) and Octagonal (1996). Both Weekend Hussler and Mentality have gone on to win a multitude of other Group 1 races.

So this Sydney Autumn Carnival make sure you check out the Randwick Guineas for some enticing and exciting betting opportunities!