Australian Guineas 2021

Saturday February 27, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: Only three Australian Guineas winner has jumped from a double digit barrier in over 30 years

The Australian Guineas is a Group 1 race for three-year-old runners held at the famous Flemington Racecourse on a Saturday in early March during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

It is the sole elite level feature on the Flemington card at the meeting that is held a week before ‘Super Saturday’ back at the track that is host to the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m).

Run over 1600m the Australian Guineas is open to both the colts and geldings as well as the fillies and is a set weights race. The mile classic offers a total of $1 million in prize money including $600,000 to the Australian Guineas winner and connections.

This year’s Australian Guineas runs on Saturday February 27, 2021. 

Australian Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday February 27, 2021
  • Track: Flemington Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1986

2021 Australian Guineas Results

The 2021 Australian Guineas Results & Finishing Order will be published as soon as the race runs on Saturday February 27, 2021.

  • 1st: TBD
  • 2nd: TBD
  • 3rd: TBD

Australian Guineas Odds & Betting

Australian Guineas odds and betting traditionally favour proven gallopers that have winning form over the distance.

Favourites in Australian Guineas betting only have a fair recent record in the race with just five winners from 2007 – 2020 including the latest Hey Doc (2017) who broke a favourites’ drought in the race going back to 2008 followed by gun filly Mystic Journey ($4 in 2019) and then Alligator Blood ($2.70 in 2020). 

Previous Group 1 winners are usually high up the Australian Guineas markets as are those drawn well with just three winners in over 30 years getting the job done from a barrier wider than 9 when Mosheen won from 16 of 16 in 2012, Palentino won from 15 of 15 in 2016 and Grunt scored from the outside gate 16 of 16 in 2018.

Last start winners have a good record in the Australian Guineas and a good lead-up races include the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200) for the colts and geldings, and the Group 3 The Vanity (1200m) for the fillies both held at Flemington two weeks earlier.

Futures Australian Guineas betting offering all-in prices open as soon as the nominations are out over a month before Australian Guineas Day and offer punters top early prices for their favourite three-year-olds!

2021 Australian Guineas Betting

The Australian Guineas 2021 odds will be listed below for this Flemington Group 1 mile clash.

australian guineas 2021 ODDS

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Australian Guineas Field
Australian Guineas odds were long on the 2013 winner Ferlax

Ferlax (2013) won the Australian Guineas in an upset at odds of 16/1. Photo: Sarah Ebbett.

The Australian Guineas field has a capacity of 16 starters plus four emergencies and attracts the season’s most promising three-year-old milers.

The race was run at capacity in 2017 when Hey Doc saluted on the back of a lead-up CS Hayes Stakes victory at the track, in 2018 when Grunt defeated 15 rivals to also do the CS Hayes – Australian Guineas double and again in 2019 when Mystic Journey became the first Tasmanian-trained Group 1 winner in over 100 years.

The smallest Australian Guineas field in recent history was six starters in 1999 with Dignity Dancer won as the race favourite. Australian Guineas nominations close in late January each year followed by first acceptances a month later in February.

2021 Australian Guineas Field

The official Australian Guineas 2021 Final Field is set for release at 9:30am (local time) on February 24, 2021 following the early nominations in late January and the Australian Guineas First Acceptances a month later in February. 

2021 Australian Guineas First Acceptances

The official Australian Guineas 2021 First Acceptances close on Tuesday February 16, 2021  and will be provided below

2021 Australian Guineas Nominations

The early 2021 Australian Guineas nominations are taken around a month before the Group 1 feature and attract around 100 smart three-year-old milers.

The 2021 Australian Guineas nominations close on Monday, January 18, 2021 and will be published below. 

Hawkes Racing’s Golden Rose – Caulfield Guineas champion Ole Kirk headlines the 122 Australian Guineas 2021 nominations taken by Racing Victoria this autumn. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Hcp Rating
1 4431x8268x ACHIEVER G 3 Chris Waller  
2 111x AEGON (NZ) G 3 Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman  
3 70×14 AGAMI KARMA G 3 Ken & Kasey Keys  
4 1x44659x AGREEABLE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
5 458x647x61 AIM G 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
6 12x38317x ALBARADO (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
7 2×31 ALL STARDOM G 3 Jerome Hunter  
8 1x ALTERNATE F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
9 2x AMALFI SPRITZ C 3 Matt Cumani  
10 413x226x82 AMISH BOY C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
11 12x ANDERMATT C 3 James Cummings  
12 31610x ARABIAN HUSSEY F 3 Caroline Jennings  
13 1114215×23 AWAY GAME F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
14 31x1622x AYSAR C 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
15 112x BELTORO G 3 Robert Hickmott  
16 23x6154x31 BLONDEAU G 3 Chris Waller  
17 21112 BRANDO (NZ) C 3 Jamie Richards  
18 11733x BUCHAREST C 3 Chris Waller  
19 219x CADENABBIA C 3 Annabel Neasham  
20 1140x CAMBOURNE C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
21 352x CAPTAIN SPUD G 3 Peter Gelagotis  
22 111x32714x CHERRY TORTONI G 3 Patrick Payne  
23 32x12310x CHICA FUERTE F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
24 5x1x COMANCHE BRAVE (NZ) C 3 Julius Sandhu  
25 113x COMMANDING MISSILE G 3 Annabel Neasham  
26 123x CONCEITED C 3 James Cummings  
27 233441312x CONFRONTATIONAL C 3 Jason Warren & Dean Krongold  
28 0x4291x COUP DE TONNERRE C 3 Matt Cumani  
29 11x61141x CROSSHAVEN G 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
30 2123x2456x CROWN MINT G 3 Gordon Richards  
31 5x215166x CUMBERBATCH G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
32 11 DICKIN MEDAL G 3 James Cummings  
33 2x2312733x DOM TO SHOOT G 3 Sean & Jake Casey  
34 11x5134x DOUBTLAND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
35 13 DUKE OF NEWORLEANS G 3 Matt Laurie  
36 1615x EMBOLISM C 3 Danny O’Brien  
37 61x EQUATION C 3 Annabel Neasham  
38 15x FAR ENOUGH G 3 Dale Short  
39 4444334x FAYERRA F 3 Anthony Cummings  
40 1×1312 FIRST ACCUSED G 3 Scott Brunton  
41   FOSCOLO C 3 Annabel Neasham  
42 1x224x285x GLOBAL QUEST C 3 Annabel Neasham  
43 517x4230x GRANDSLAM C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
44 2192x GUNNAMATTA G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
45 0x HARMONY NATION G 3 Archie Alexander  
46 111 HELA F 3 Scott Brunton  
47 31x HERE TO SHOCK (NZ) C 3 Brent Stanley  
48 132x HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
49 2x1011x HINDAAM (NZ) F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
50 19×3 HYDRO STAR C 3 John McArdle  
51 1 I’M THUNDERSTRUCK (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
52 3x1x1x IMPECUNIOUS (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
53 4373x85x INDICTMENT C 3 Ken & Kasey Keys  
54 212x INFINITE MATRIX G 3 Dan O’Sullivan  
55 42x256x IRONEDGE G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
56 172×734481 ISLAND JOY (NZ) F 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra  
57 1 IT’SOURTIME G 3 Danny O’Brien  
58 6133x JET PROPULSION C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
59   JIMMY ROCKFORD G 3 Greg Eurell  
60 9112x7612x KHOEKHOE C 3 Matt Cumani  
61 6x49574x KOBESTAR G 3 Anthony Cummings  
62 1x3112x LA MEXICANA F 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
63 58x550x921 LINDEN TREE G 3 Jason Coyle  
64 1058x LOCA C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
65 6x LOFTY STAR C 3 Julius Sandhu  
66 116x64457x LUNAR FOX C 3 Paul Preusker  
67 5x6113x33 MARSANNAY C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
68 47x51x MAUI (NZ) G 3 Phillip Stokes  
69 0x6119x1 MILTON PARK G 3 John Moloney  
70 1x117x MO’UNGA (NZ) C 3 Annabel Neasham  
71 33176×2419 NARVAEZ C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
72 13x9030x NATIONAL CHOICE C 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr)  
73 1x4341x NO RESTRICTION F 3 Archie Alexander  
74 3x1132x NORTH PACIFIC C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
75 1343x2211x OLE KIRK C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
76 35x112723x ON THE LEAD C 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
77   ORPHAN’S TRUST F 3 Jerome Hunter  
78 727x62442x OSAMU C 3 Annabel Neasham  
79 1745×13 OSCAR ZULU G 3 Chris Waller  
80 32x PAL D’ORO C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
81 130x52221x PERSONAL F 3 Tom Dabernig & Ben Hayes  
82 35×31 PIG IN MUD G 3 Anthony & Sam Freedman  
83 2310x POLAND C 3 Michael Moroney  
84 116162x48x PRAGUE C 3 Annabel Neasham  
85 221x71222x PRIME STAR G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
86 4x PRINCE OF MERCIA G 3 Clayton Douglas  
87 817x RED ON RED G 3 John Pascoe  
88 59×6303223 RETURN WITH HONOUR G 3 Annabel Neasham  
89 311x RULE OF LAW C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden  
90 6x2x SABOR C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
91 822252x SALTO ANGEL (NZ) F 3 Danny O’Brien  
92 32x17x SAVANNAH CLOUD (NZ) C 3 Phillip Stokes  
93 35x5x1 SETANTA C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
94 1326×214 SHAIK F 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
95 2x55286x STARELLE F 3 Danny O’Brien  
96 92x771205x STREET DANCER G 3 Anthony Cummings  
97 13x222242x SWEET REPLY F 3 Richard & Michael Freedman  
98 x4124x360x TAGALOA C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young  
99   TELEPORTER C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes  
100 8x2115x TELL ME AGAIN C 3 Phillip Stokes  
101 712111x THE ELANORA C 3 Chris Waller  
102 57x134760x THE PRES G 3 Kevin Corstens  
103 10x285168x THERMOSPHERE F 3 James Cummings  
104   THOROGOOD G 3 Leon & Troy Corstens  
105 2x154x THUNDER PEAK F 3 Michael Moroney  
106 x522x1132x TOSCANINI C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
107 6141x TRADEWIND C 3 Ryan Balfour  
108 361x TRAIL BLAZER G 3 Michael Moroney  
109 53160x ULTIMATE EDITION G 3 John & Chris Ledger  
110 4121x VICTORIA QUAY F 3 Tony & Calvin McEvoy  
111 72×2 VITAL VERSE G 3 Annabel Neasham  
112 3243x WESTERN EMPIRE (NZ) G 3 Grant & Alana Williams  
113 222x WHEELHOUSE C 3 Chris Waller  
114 6510x WISE COUNSEL G 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace  
115 1559x YARDSTICK G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott  
116 1454621×00 YES BABY YES F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens  
117 21x YES SIR G 3 John & Chris Ledger  
118 123x YOUNG WERTHER (NZ) G 3 Danny O’Brien  
119 64x1x YULONG CODE C 3 Peter G Moody  
120 113 ZAC DE BOSS (NZ) G 3 Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra  
121 0x141x ZOU DANCER F 3 Leon & Troy Corstens  
122 323x ZOUTELLUS G 3 Ken & Kasey Keys  
   Table Credit: Racing Australia.

Australian Guineas Tips

Australian Guineas tips include looking for previous Group 1 winners, horses coming off good lead-up form in races like the CS Hayes Stakes or The Vanity, looking at the form for runners proven over the mile and backing the colts and geldings as the fillies have a poor record over the boys.

2021 Australian Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Australian Guineas 2021 betting tips and exotic selections on the three-year-olds’ feature in Melbourne this autumn will be available the week of the race so stay tuned for the gallopers to back and sack.

Australian Guineas Form Guide

The Australian Guineas form guide lists all of the crucial information punters need to know before placing a bet including saddlecloth numbers, lead-up runs, jockeys, trainers and the barriers for all the horses in the field.

Important Australian Guineas form facts to note include the poor record of fillies in the race, the fact just three runners have jumped from wider than barrier nine to win the race in 30 years and that just five favourites saluted from 2007 – 2020 most recently Alligator Blood ($2.70 in 2020).

Local runners from Melbourne have a strong record as the Sydney-trained three-year-olds usually opt to stay at home to contest the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held the Saturday after.

Australian Guineas Form Facts

  • Australian Guineas betting favourites have an improving record in the race over the past decade with Hey Doc (2017) the first since Light Fantastic (2008) to salute for the punters followed by Mystic Journey (2019) and then Alligator Blood (2020)
  • Three-year-olds coming off a top four finish have dominated the Australian Guineas winners’ list over the past 20 years
  • The CS Hayes Stakes produced four straight Australian Guineas champions from 2015-18 including Wandjina (2015), Hey Doc (2017) and Grunt (2018) who all did the double; Alligator Blood (2020) also recently completed the CS Hayes – Australian Guineas double

2021 Australian Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Australian Guineas 2021 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Australian Guineas Results

Double figure winners feature highly in the Australian Guineas results over the past decade or so with the longest priced to win in recent years being Shamrocker ($31 in 2011).

Notable recent Australian Guineas winners include Alligator Blood (2020), Mystic Journey (2019), Mosheen (2012), Heart Of Dreams (2009), Miss Finland (2007) and Apache Cat (2006).

Australian Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Alligator Blood Superstorm Soul Patch 1:34.9
2019 Mystic Journey Hawkshot Amphitrite 1:35.7
2018 Grunt Peaceful State Bring Me Roses 1:34.9
2017 Hey Doc Prized Icon Snitzon 1:34.0
2016 Palentino Tarzino Risque 1:35.2
2015 Wandjina Alpine Eagle Stratum Star 1:35.1
2014 Shamus Award Criterion Thunder Fantasy 1:36.4
2013 Ferlax You’re So Good Sheer Talent 1:35.0
2012 Mosheen Strike The Stars Mister Milton 1:37.0
2011 Shamrocker Bullbars Playing God 1:35.3
2010 Rock Classic Set For Fame Linton 1:36.8
2009 Heart Of Dreams Von Costa De Hero Lucky Thunder 1:35.8
2008 Light Fantastic Marching Playwright 1:36.4
2007 Miss Finland Casino Prince Jokers Wild 1:36.0
2006 Apache Cat Darcy Brahma Thin And Crispy 1:34.0
2005 Al Maher Danehill Express Econsul 1:34.4
2004 Reset Starcraft Under The Bridge 1:34.5
2003 Delago Brom Tycoon Ruler Thorn Park 1:35.9
2002 Dash For Cash Royal Code Ustinov 1:35.3
2001 Mr Murphy Neptunes Journey Outgate 1:34.4
2000 Pins Freemason Hades 2:02.3