Winners and Past Results for the Western Australia Guineas.
The WA Guineas is a mile race hosted by Perth Racing during the Perth summer racing carnival in November on Super Saturday.
The Group 2 event is for three year old horses that come under the starter's orders under set weight conditions at Ascot Racecourse in Perth. The WA Guineas is worth $500,000 in prize money that is more often than not taken by an above average local talent. The Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes and $500,000 Winterbottom Stakes are also on the day's race card.
Horses may come via a number of listed and group races held around the time. The Group 3 Champion Fillies Stakes over the same distance at Ascot is one of the likely warm up events.
The WA Guineas is first up in Group racing for three year olds during the carnival with many are in peak form towards the end of the year. The Group 2 Lee Steere Classic over 1400 metres is one of the likely follow up races while better performing horses may consider the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic with a step up to 1800 metres as their next target early in December.
The first WA Guineas was held as a principal race in 1937 with Footmark recorded as the first winner. It was promoted to Group 3 in 1979 and received another boost in status to Group 2 in 1981. Some of the notable winners include So Dashing in 1990 who also clocked the fastest time of 1 minute and 35 seconds. Tip The Pro put up a stellar performance in 1994 while Royal Retrieve was victorious in 2001. Playing God in 2010 went on to win multiple Group races on the east coast as well.
|Year||WA Guineas Winners|
|2002||The Right Money|
|1994||Tip The Pro|
|1988||My Bobby Boo|
|1959||Queen Of The May|