Rosehill Guineas

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Rosehill Guineas

Date: Saturday 21st March 2015
Track: Rosehill racecourse, Sydney
Distance: 2000 metres
Race Type: 3yo – Set Weights
Status: Group 1
Prizemoney: $500,000
2014 Winner: Criterion

The Rosehill Guineas is a three year olds group 1 race that features in the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival every year. The Race is held at the Rosehill Racecourse in Sydney in late March and is one of the best long distance races for three year old horses. The Rosehill Guineas is worth $500,000 and is raced over a distance of 2000M under set weight conditions. The race takes place on the first day of Rosehill’s Autumn Carnival and over the years it has attracted a number of high profile horses from across Australia. The winner last year was It’s a Dundeel while Sacred Falls and Tatra took second and third respectively.

A lot of trainers look at the Rosehill Guineas as the ideal test for three year old horses looking to compete in long distance races. The best curtain raiser for the race is the Randwick Guineas. In recent years, not many horses have managed to take both the Randwick and the Rosehill Guineas in the same year. It’s a Dundeel however managed to triumph in both races in 2013 with Metal Bender also taking the double in 2009.

The Rosehill Guineas is one of the main races that produce some of the most outstanding three old mares. Some of the major and high profile horses that have built their careers from the Rosehill Guineas include the Metal Bender in 2009, It’s a Dundeel in 2013, Sky Height in 1998 and Tie The Knot in 1999. For horses looking to compete in the ATC Australian Derby, the Rosehill Guineas is a perfect lead up event to take part in.

It’s a Dundeel is the most recent mare to claim both the ATC Australian Derby and the Rosehill Guineas last year. Other horses that have replicated this performance include the Eremien in 2005 and The Sky Height in 1999. The Rosehill Guineas is a perfect event for horse racing enthusiasts looking for an exciting three year olds race in this year’s Sydney Autumn Carnival.

Rosehill Guineas recent winners & placegetters

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2014 Criterion Thunder Fantasy Teronado 2:05.9
2013 It’s A Dundeel Sacred Falls Tatra 2:02.2
2012 Laser Hawk Ocean Park Silent Achiever 2:02.1
2011 Jimmy Choux Retrieve Shamrocker 2:05.3
2010 Zabrasive Rock Classic Run For Naara 2:04.5
2009 Metal Bender Sousa Rock Kingdom 2:03.2
2008 Dealer Principal Kingda Ka Littorio 2:04.5
2007 He’s No Pie Eater Ambitious General Flumicino 2:02.7
2006 De Beers Oh Oklahoma Primus 2:03.5
2005 Eremein Nevis Outback Prince 2:01.3
2004 Niello Grand Zulu Elvstroem 2:01.1
2003 Helenus Mummify Sunday Joy 2:02.7
2002 Carnegie Express Don Eduardo Pentastic 2:00.8
2001 Sale Of Century Danamite Scenic Warrior 2:01.0
2000 Diatribe Freemason Crawl 2:04.3
1999 Sky Heights Dignity Dancer Arena 2:00.1
1998 Tie The Knot Tycoon Lil Pursuits 2:01.3
1997 Tarnpir Lane Intergaze Ebony Grosve 2:00.5
1996 Octagonal Saintly Nothin’ Leica Dane 1:59.9
1995 Danewin Sharscay Turridu 1:59.9
1994 Star Of Maple Waikikamukau March Hare 2:03.4
1993 Innocent King Irish Rort Corregidor 2:01.9
1992 Naturalism Veandercross Skylock 2:05.0
1991 Surfers Paradise St Jude Centro 2:02.9
1990 Solar Circle Stargazer Zabeel 2:06.3
1989 Riverina Charm Power Of Destiny Our Krona 2:06.4
1988 Sky Chase Brixton Town Hunter 2:04.4