Gold Coast Guineas 2022

Saturday May 7, 2022

The Gold Coast Guineas is a Group 3 race held at the Gold Coast Racecourse during the early stages of the Queensland Winter Racing Carnival on a Saturday at the start of May. The feature event at the meeting, the A.D. Hollindale Stakes is run over 1400m under weight-for-age conditions and now offers a generous $500,000 in prize money as of 2021. The Group 3 Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) for JJ Atkins-bound two-year-olds is the other major event on the card.

The Gold Coast Guineas is the key support act on AD Hollindale Stakes Day and is contested over 1200m. The event is run at set weights and is open only to three-year-olds. Offering $150,000 in prize money, the Gold Coast Guineas serves as a key lead-up into tougher feature races over the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

The latest edition of the Gold Coast Guineas ran on Saturday May 7, 2022 and was won by the Rob Heathcote-trained favourite Prince Of Boom ($2.70F).

Gold Coast Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
  • Track: Gold Coast Racecourse
  • Distance: 1200m
  • Conditions: Set Weights – Three-Year-Olds only
  • Status: Group 3
  • Prize Money: $150,000
  • First Run: 2000

Gold Coast Guineas 2022 Results

The official 2022 Gold Coast Guineas Results & Finishing Order will be announced below once the race is run and won on Saturday May 7, 2022.

  • 1st: #2 Prince Of Boom ($2.70F)
  • 2nd: #3 Sword Of State
  • 3rd: #8 Grey Defence

The Rob Heatchote-trained son of Spirit Of Boom, Prince Of Boom ($2.70F), became the third favourite in as many years to win the Gold Coast Guineas holding off Sword Of State in a thrilling finish.

Gold Coast Guineas Betting

Gold Coast Guineas betting markets are usually dominated by interstate-trained horses coming off good lead-up runs in class races in Sydney or Queensland over the autumn. Three-year-olds with proven form at the 1200m distance and further sit high up the Gold Coast Guineas odds.

The favourites have a strong recent record in the event including three straight wins between 2020 and 2022 with the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained stablemates Hightail (2020) and Marboosha (2021), followed by Spirit Of Boom ($2.70 in 2022) for Robert Heathcote.

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Odds

The top Gold Coast Guineas 2022 odds on the potential Group 1 -bound winter gallopers contesting the Group 3 will be available below as soon as released so stay tuned for the best racing markets on the three-years-old features.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 Gold Coast Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit

Gold Coast Guineas Field

The Gold Coast Guineas field attracts a collection of the season’s best young three-year-old sprint types, many coming off lead-up runs in Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Horses that contested the Gold Coast Magic Millions races during the summer often do well in the Gold Coast Guineas later in the year. For example, in 2020 the Peter & Paul Snowden-trained Hightail won the Gold Coast Guineas having run a nice third in that January’s $2 million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

Gold Coast Guineas nominations close the Monday before the race with the final field and barriers out two days later on the Wednesday.

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Field

The official Gold Coast Guineas 2022 field & barrier draw will be released by Racing Queensland on the Wednesday of race week and announced in full below so stay tuned to see what gallopers are in the mix.

The 2022 Gold Coast Guineas final field features a quality line-up of three-year-olds including Robert Heathcote’s flying son of Spirit Of Boom Prince Of Boom out wide in barrier 16 and Group 1 performed filly Four Moves Ahead.

  • Scratched: #4 Starman (21); #6 Battleton (15); #16 Putontheredlight (6)

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Nominations

The early 2022 Gold Coast Guineas nominations are taken on the Monday of race week.

Last 10HorseSexAgeTrainerHcp Rating
1127x1240x6ALPINE EDGEC3Toby & Trent Edmonds83
21125xBATTLETONG3Bjorn Baker71
33x17x10BLOOD THUNDERG3Billy Healey64
4543x266x13DOOR INTO SUMMERF3Daiki Chujo58
53652741411EMMY REGINAF3Daiki Chujo64
64x3516x07xFOUR MOVES AHEADF3John Sargent92
722×9527111GREY DEFENCEG3Les Ross71
817×1HARD REYVAG3Stuart Kendrick64
9x12938x587INGRATIATINGC3James Cummings100
10193x074x33JOYOUS LEGENDF3Tony Gollan73
112219×1120MAYROSEF3John Sargent77
1214x112x9ME ME LAGARDEF3Toby & Trent Edmonds86
1321422xMERITABLEC3Andrew Forsman85
1401x83530x2MISS HIPSTARF3Kelly Schweida80
15457x1152xMYSTIC AROMAF3Peter & Will Hulbert65
16225×12NORD LYONG3Chris Anderson62
1719x1x7xORIENTAL PRINCESSF3Gillian Heinrich68
183537×56253PARK AVENUEG3Richard & Will Freedman66
192×44077273PEREGRINATIONG3Daiki Chujo62
20110x44x11PRINCE OF BOOMG3Robert Heathcote87.5
211232×29PUTONTHEREDLIGHTF3Tony Gollan68
2216x441190xRHAPSODY ROSEF3Chris Munce83
23154x1417x6STARMANG3Chris Waller76
2413×63SUNGBLUEG3Brett Cavanough62
2511x750x11xSWORD OF STATEC3Mark Walker
262x11x444ZARASTROC3Chris Waller73
27219×255ZETHUSC3James Cummings82

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Gold Coast Guineas Form Guide

The Gold Coast Guineas form guide details essential information for punters like the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of all the horses in the field. Checking the form for runners that come off a Sydney lead-up, those with winning form over the distance and interstate raiders – who have a good strike-rate in the event – is also important.

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Gold Coast Guineas 2022 Form Guide will be provided for punters below the week of the race.

Gold Coast Guineas Tips

Gold Coast Guineas tips include looking for horses proven at around 1200m and those with good lead-up form in Sydney. Previous experience at the Gold Coast track isn’t crucial, so instead of tipping a local runner look at interstate raiders heading towards the Brisbane Winter Carnival features.

2022 Gold Coast Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Gold Coast Guineas 2022 betting tips and Group 3 racing selections will be detailed below leading up to the race so bookmark this page for the horses to back and sack heading into the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival.

  • To Win: #3 Sword Of State ($4.60 at time of publish)

Still a nice price offered on this now Mark Waller-trained three-year-old back from a successful stint in New Zealand with Jamie Richard. Barrier four is ideal with the favourite drawn out wide. The Snitzel colt has a great record at the distance (8:5-0-1) and has form around some good horses including Paulele from the spring. Back-to-back wins across the ditch after his unplaced Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes run in Group 3 grade with Bosson aboard to build his confidence. Can kick off down under with a win.

Gold Coast Guineas Results

Gold Coast Guineas results in recent years have been dominated by Sydney raiders and in-form fillies with three of the six winners from 2017-2022 being fillies, most recently Marboosha (2021).

Notable Gold Coast Guineas winners from the past decade include Champagne Cuddles (2018), Takedown (2016) and Dothraki (2014).

Gold Coast Guineas Winners

Year Place Horse Time
2022 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Prince Of Boom 1 minute 13.52 seconds
2nd Sword Of State
3rd Grey Defence
2021 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Marboosha 1:11.84
2nd Tramonto
3rd Kisukano
2020 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Hightail 1:08.71
2nd The Odyssey
3rd Exhilarates
2019 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Pennino  1:14.89
2nd Defence Missile
3rd Million
2018 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Champagne Cuddles 1:07.65
2nd Whypeeo
3rd Marble
2017 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Savanna Amour 1:08.42
2nd Heroic Valour
3rd Tessera
2016 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Takedown 1:09.49
2nd Sold For Song
3rd Always Sacred
2015 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Nostradamus 1:10.26
2nd Time For War
3rd Traveston Girl
2014 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Dothraki 1:13.36
2nd Safeguard
3rd Palmera Lad
2013 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Academus 1:8.72
2nd Al Aneed
3rd Dances On Stars
2012 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Florentina 1:14.46
2nd Punch On
3rd Double Impact
2011 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Military Rose 1:11.89
2nd Celtic Dancer
3rd Skating On Ice
2010 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Beethog 1:10.53
2nd Temple of Boom
3rd Fifteen Carat
2009 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Chakvetadze 1:8.81
2nd Leapfrog
3rd Desuetude
2008 Gold Coast Guineas 1st El Cambio 1:7.95
2nd Xaardante
3rd Heart Of The Citi
2007 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Gold Edition 1:8.44
2nd Grand Reve
3rd J’Adane
2006 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Fashions Afield 1:8.79
2nd Rumbird
3rd Captain Kurt
2005 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Eremein 1:24.58
2nd Legendary Man
3rd Sydney Express
2004 Gold Coast Guineas 1st King’s Chapel 1:20.89
2nd Drunken Joker
3rd Power And Gold
2003 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Tahitian Star 1:22.98
2nd Exquisitely
3rd Striking Victory
2002 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Miss Bussell 1:22.64
2nd Alibarber
3rd Jar Jar Binks
2001 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Ceffyl 1:22.09
2nd Skarloey
3rd Katenian
2000 Gold Coast Guineas 1st Make Mine Magic 1:22.27
2nd Gold Dredge
3rd The Kildare Kid