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Australian Guineas Winners, Past Results & Latest News

Australian Guineas run at the Flemington Racecourse. Winners and past results of the Australian Guineas

Winners and Past Results for the Australian Guineas.

The Australian Guineas is a Victoria Racing Club Group 1 Australian horse race for three-year-olds run under set weight conditions.

2023 Australian Guineas Details

Date Of The Australian Guineas: 4/3/23

Venue For The Australian Guineas: Flemington Racecourse

Recommended Online Bookmaker To Bet On For The Australian Guineas: Ladbrokes

The Australian Guineas is held at the Flemington Track in Melbourne and is run over a distance of 1600 metres.

Hosted by the Victoria Racing Club, the race is among the major features of the autumn racing carnival with prize money worth $1,000,000. It is also known as the Cadbury Guineas and is held a week before Super Saturday with some of the strongest quality three year old gallopers coming under the starter's orders.

Among the major races leading up to the Australian Guineas is the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes, from which come quality colts and geldings. Fillies with a good run in the Group 3 The Vanity usually take to the track in a race that has produced a number of notable group race winners. The 2009 Australian Guineas champion, Heart of Dreams ran fourth in the CS Hayes Stakes prior to winning the trophy while the 2011 winner, Shamrocker, was placed fourth in The Vanity prior to upsetting the favourites.

The 2009 edition of the Australian Guineas produced a number of multiple group winners in the year. The race serves as a good form guide for other major races including the Group 2 Caulfield Sprint and the Herbert Power Stakes. Set For Fame, runner up in 2010, went on to win the Caulfield Sprint while third placed Linton, later won the Herbert Power Stakes.

The Australian Guineas is held on the day of the Group 3 PFD Food Services Stakes during the autumn racing carnival. The first horse to win the trophy was True Version in 1986. Among the other strong gallopers to win the Australian Guineas include Zabeel in 1990, Baryshnikov in 1995, Mr. Murphy in 2001, Reset in 2004, Apache Cat in 2006, and Rock Classic in 2010.

The Australian Guineas began as a Group 3 race in 1986 but was awarded a Group 1 status the following year.

Between 1998 and 2000 the distance was increased to 2000 meters as the final leg of the Australian Triple Crown and was then reverted back to a mile the following year. Gold Guru, Dignity Dancer, and Pins proved their ability to go the extra distance in 1998, 1999, and 2000 respectively.

Lee Freedman and Colin Hayes are the most successful trainers to win three Australian Guineas each. Mahogany, Flying Spur, and Mr. Murphy came from Freedman's stable while Military Plume, King's High and Zabeel did Colin Hayes proud. Several jockeys scored a double, which include Damien Oliver, Jim Cassidy, Greg Childs, Greg Hall, Darren Gauci, Michael Clarke, and Craig Newitt.

The Australian Guineas 2022 Details, Result and Recap

The 2022 Australian Guineas was won by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained horse Hitotsu who defeated Light Saber and Bon’s A Pearla to win the 1600m contest under the ride of jockey John Allen. Hitotsu won the 2022 Australian Guineas carrying 57kg and jumped from barrier one to win the race.

The Lead Up To The 2022 Australian Guineas

In 2022 the build up to the Group 1 Australian Guineas saw a number of runners fancied to win the 1600m contest for three year old with the eventual winner, Hitotsu sat on the fourth line of betting at $8.

Fancied runners for the Australian Guineas in 2022 included Captivant for Peter and Paul Snowden who was $6 in betting for the race. On the third line of betting had been Forget You for Busuttin and Young as well as Pinstriped for trainer Enver Jusufovic. However the market was led by NSW runner Profondo.

Profondo came into the Australian Guineas off the back of two trials at Warwick Farm for New South Wales based trainer Richard Litt. While the field for the 2022 Australian Guineas was stacked with talent, Profondo sat at the top of betting due to his impressive two length victory in the Spring Champion Stakes for 3yo’s at set weights.

Despite having won the VRC Derby in the Spring the Maher and Eustace three year old Hitotsu sat outside the favourites at $8 in betting with the colt drifting from his initial $6 opening quote to $8 before the jump.

The runner that recieved the greatest backing in the lead up to the Group 1 Australian Guineas was Capitvant under the ride of Jamie Kah with punters backing the Snowden runner from a $7 chance into $6 to win the 2022 Australian Guineas.

2022 Australian Guineas Result

The winner and final placings of the 2022 Australian Guineas which was held on Saturday 5th March 2022 at Flemington Racecourse over a distance of 1600m were as follows: 1st - 1. Hitotsu (1) - 57kg - $8.00 2nd - 7. Lightsaber (3) - 57kg - $19.00 3rd - 16. Bon’s A Pearla (11) - 55kg - $41

2022 Australian Guineas Race Recap

The Australian Guineas in 2022 lined up as a 15 strong field after three runners, Coastwatch, Corona Lad and Spirit Of Gaylard all scratched in the lead up to the jump of the Flemington 1600m feature for three year olds.

In the betting Sydney based runner, the Richard Litt trained Profondo led the betting at $4.60 with Peter and Paul Snowden's Captivant under the ride of Jamie Kah sat on the second line of betting at $6.

When the gates opened and the runners began the 2022 Australian Guineas Lightsaber trained by Peter Moody and the unfancied Rhinoceros ($123) for the Browne stable jumped to the lead and set the early pace with Chris Waller trained Ranch Hand tracking the early leaders in third.

Punters who had backed the favourite Profondo would have been concerned early jockey Robbie Dolan was forced to cover ground early when finding himself 4 wide without cover after the first 200m.

As the field passed the 1000m marker Maurice’s Medad pushed forward with the early pace setters and runners began to settle. After working early the favourite Profondo found himself settling in 5th with Captivant, Forgot You and Hitotsu stalking Litt runner.

Turning into the home straight it was still Lightsaber and Rhinoceros who took up the running however the the packed building behind the front two the midfield runners began to switch through the gears with Rhinoceros struggling to keep pace.

Profondo clearly didn’t seem to handle the corner and having covered ground early quickly fell through the pack. At the other end Lighsaber had taken up the running alone with Hitotsu finding space on the rails while Bon’s A Pearla found clear on the outside and began to mount a challenge.

As those three kicked clear it looked as though Bon’s A Pearla had been presented to early and was unable to pass long time front runner Lightsaber. On the contrary Hitotsu under the ride of John Allen continued to find and kicked on up the rails.

Despite Hitotsu moving right towards the stands in the final 50m the Maher and Eustace runner had to much for the Moody runner defeating Lightsaber and winning the 2022 Australian Guineas and in turn becoming a dual Group 1 winner.

Australian Guineas Past Winners

2021Lunar Fox
2020Alligator Blood
2019Mystic Journey
2017Hey Doc
2014Shamus Award
2010Rock Classic
2009Heart Of Dreams
2008Light Fantastic
2007Miss Finland
2006Apache Cat
2005Al Maher
2003Delago Brom
2002Dash For Cash
2001Mr. Murphy
1999Dignity Dancer
1998Gold Guru
1996Flying Spur
1993Kenny's Best Pal
1992Jolly Old Mac
1989King's High
1987Military Plume
1986True Version

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