Winners and Past Results for the Randwick Guineas.
One of the premier mile races hosted by the Australian Turf Club is the Group 1 Randwick Guineas during the Sydney autumn racing carnival in March.
2023 Randwick Guineas Race Details
Date Of The Randwick Guineas: 04/3/23
Venue For The Randwick Guineas: Randwick Racecourse
Recommended Online Bookmaker To Bet On For The Randwick Guineas: Ladbrokes
Three year old horses compete over 1600 metres under set weight conditions for a purse of $1,000,000 at Randwick Racecourse.
The race attracts a number of top quality milers with the likes of Octagonal in 1996 and Weekend Hussler in 2008 blazing the track at Randwick, to name a few.
In addition, the winner of this race automatically qualifies for a berth in the AJC Derby and Doncaster Handicap, making it an all important event for horses and their connections. Other major features included in the day's race card are the Group 2 Challenge Stakes and Group 3 Randwick City Stakes, which has now been downgraded as a listed race.
Among the major lead up races is the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes held at Rosehill Races in February. Ilovethiscity proved this point in 2011 by winning both events convincingly. Runner up, Skilled, was third in the Hobartville Stakes while third placed Light Brigade was unplaced in the same event. Earlier in 2010, Shoot Out was runner up in the Hobartville Stakes prior to winning the Randwick Guineas, which proves that the event is a handy form guide for punters looking for a winner and strong place getter.
Horses may move on to target the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas and Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes at Rosehill a few weeks later. The Group 1 George Ryder Stakes over 1500 metres at Rosehill is also a likely follow up event that horses may pass through. Weekend Hussler scored a Randwick Guineas/George Ryder double in 2008.
The Randwick Guineas was earlier known as the Canterbury Guineas with Todman, Beechcraft, High Regard, Kingston Bay, and Arena are just a few among the classy milers to take home the Randwick Guineas in earlier times. Mentality, Weekend Hussler, Metal Bender, and Shoot Out continued the list of fine performers between 2007 and 2010. Shoot Out also went on to win the 2400 M Group 1 AJC Australian Derby. Earlier, the event was held as the Canterbury Guineas over 1900 metres between 1935 and 2005.
For punters, horses that make their way to the Randwick Guineas are definitely the ones to watch closely for the rest of the year.
Randwick Guineas 2022 Details, Result and Recap
The 2022 Mostyn Copper Randwick Guineas was won by Converge trained by Sydney based training partnership Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott. Converge was ridden to victory in the 1600m Randwick Guineas by Tim Clark who won the race on heavy track conditions at Royal Randwick Racecourse.
The Lead Up To The 2022 Randwick Guineas
The Randwick Guineas in 2022 fell on the same day as the Australian Guineas in Melbourne so it allowed a number of routes for horses to take in preparation to challenge for the Group 1 Randwick Guineas title.
The most common path for most runners aiming for the Mostyn Copper Randwick Guineas in 2022 was to tackle a combination of the Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes, The Group 2 Expressway Stakes or the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes.
All the talk prior to the 2022 Randwick Guineas had been about the up and coming Godolphin stars such Alegron, Paulele and Anamoe who had all had impressive Spring Campaigns and expected to return and dominate the key races across the Autumn. Anamoe particularly was expected to perform well given his second place in the Cox Plate in Spring.
With only a ten strong field taking on the 2022 edition of the Randwick Guineas the betting was heavily dominated by Anamoe who was crunched into a $1.90 favourite on the day of the race. The only other runners in single figures were Hilal for Team Hawkes and Converge for the Waterhouse and Bott team.
In the race prior to the Randwick Guineas, The Hobartville Stakes, all three of these runners had faced each other with Anamoe beating Hilal and converge finishing third with only two lengths separating the first three to cross the line.
The 2022 Randwick Guineas Result
The result and final finishing places for the 2022 Mostyn Copper Randwick Guineas which was run on Saturday 5th March 2022 at Royal Randwick racecourse over a distance of 1600m are as follows: 1st - 2. Coverge (4) - 56.5kg - $6.50 2nd - 1. Anamoe (6) - 56.5kg - $1.90 3rd - 3. Hilal (2) - 56.5kg - $4.40
The 2022 Randwick Guineas Race Recap
As runners loaded the gates for the 2022 Randwick Guineas punters only had eyes for three runners. Converge, Hilal and more so Anamoe had been backed as the only runners in the race with the rest of the field all double figure odds or bigger to win the Randwick Guineas at Randwick.
With all runners entering the barriers with no issues the gates soon crashed back with an even line jumping from the gates and beginning the 2022 Randwick Guineas it would be Converge who would leap best from the gates taking up the running before being overtaken by the wider runners.
After covering the first 400 metres of the race it would be Military Expert and Raging Bull who would be required to push forward from the wide gates to tuck and take up the running. Hilal and Converge would settle 4th and 5th with Godolphin trained Anamoe setting second to last in the Randwick Guineas field.
There was a quick tempo set by Military Expert in the early stages as he was allowed to dictate the pace in the opening stages and as the field turned for home. There was little change in the order for the race with the three favourites holding steady to mount there charges.
Entering the home straight Military Expert backed off the pace to steady for the run down the final 300m. In doing so Converge was able to peel wide, closely tracked by Anamoe while Hilal looked to save ground and take a run up the inside.
Under the ride of Clark Converge was held together well and looked to be relishing the heavy going while the other runners appeared to struggle with the bogged ground. So confident was Clark he turned round to see where his rivals were at the 300m marker.
At the 200m Converge moved 2 lengths clear of the Randwick Guineas field with Hilal and Anamoe appearing to make up the places in second and third.
Despite a late rally by Anamoe it was too little to late as Converge won the 2022 Randwick Guineas for the training partnership of Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.
Randwick Guineas Past Winners
|2019||The Autumn Sun|
|2013||It's A Dundeel|
|1985||Spirit Of Kingston|
|1981||Ring The Bell|
|1954||Pride Of Egypt|