Randwick Guineas 2020

Saturday March 7, 2020

Ladbrokes Tip: The premier Randwick Guineas lead-up is the Hobartville Stakes run at Rosehill

The Randwick Guineas is a highlight race of the annual Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival and takes place at Royal Randwick Racecourse on a Saturday in early March. The mile feature runs over 1600m and is part of a Group 1 double-header on Randwick Guineas Day supported by the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m).

Open only to three-year-old runners the feature is worth $1 million in prize money and is run at set weights with colts and geldings carrying 56.5kg and fillies allocated 54.5kg. The Randwick Guineas winner is exempt from ballot for both the Doncaster Mile run over the same track and distance during Sydney’s The Championships in April as well as the ATC Derby held over 2400m.

The season’s premier three-year-olds often run in the Randwick Guineas before backing-up in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) over 400m further in a fortnight’s time. The Autumn Sun (2019) was the last horse to complete the Randwick Guineas – Rosehill Guineas double. The race is also a great guide to the ATC Derby held over 2400m. It’s A Dundeel (2013) was the last Randwick Guineas winner to continue on and win the Australian Derby.

This year’s Randwick Guineas ran on Saturday March 7, 2020 and was won by Shadow Hero. 

Randwick Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 7, 2020
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1935

2020 Randwick Guineas Results

The 2020 Randwick Guineas Results will be published as soon as the race runs on Saturday March 7, 2020.

  • 1st: #5 Shadow Hero
  • 2nd: #3 Microphone
  • 3rd: #6 Brandenburg

Mark Newnham celebrated his fourth Group 1 win at Randwick saddling-up his Spring Champion Stakes winner Shadow Hero for an excellent win over Microphone (2nd) and the Hobartville Stakes champ at odds Brandenburg (3rd) in the 2020 Randwick Guineas results.

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Barrier Weight SP
1 5 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 3 56.5kg $6
2 3 MICROPHONE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 0.8L 12 56.5kg $4.60F
3 6 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 0.9L 9 56.5kg $5.50
4 8 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 1.1L 11 56.5kg $12
5 4 WARNING Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 2L 1 56.5kg $9
6 12 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 2.1L 6 56.5kg $41
7 7 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Adam Hyeronimus 2.5L 2 56.5kg $51
8 1 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Kerrin McEvoy 4L 10 56.5kg $4.80
9 11 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Maloney 4.5L 8 56.5kg $21
10 13 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 4.7L 4 56.5kg $151
11 10 PANCHO Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 5.9L 7 56.5kg $12
12 14 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tim Clark 11.6L 5 56.5kg $201
2 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 0
9 KUBRICK Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 0

Randwick Guineas Odds & Betting

Randwick Guineas betting is dominated at online bookmakers like us here at Ladbrokes by the best three-year-olds of the season coming off winning lead-up runs.

Last start winners have a gun record in the Randwick Guineas with six of winners from 2011 – 2020 having won their lead-up race. The Hobartville Stakes winner usually opens near the top of the Randwick Guineas odds if accepted and favourites have only a solid recent record in the Group 1 with the latest to salute for the punters being The Autumn Sun (2019) and Kementari (2018) who both came off a Hobartville Stakes win.

Fillies are often further down the Randwick Guineas betting odds with the first filly to win since Fine Society (2003) being Mosheen (2012).

2020 Randwick Guineas Odds

The latest Randwick Guineas 2020 betting odds for this autumn’s Group 1 classic in early March will be available below once out so punters can back their favourite three-year-old milers at the right price.


Randwick Guineas Field

The Randwick Guineas field attracts the best three-year-old milers and staying types of the season however is rarely run at capacity.

Many of the top contenders in the Randwick Guineas field come via a run in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) at Rosehill a fortnight before.

The Hobartville Stakes – Randwick Guineas double was won three times from 2011 – 2015 with Ilovethiscity (2011), Dissident (2014) and Hallowed Crown (2015) all successful in both races, and again in 2018 by Kementari and 2019 by The Autumn Sun.

Many three-year-olds coming out of the Randwick Guineas field go on to compete in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) later in March, which is another popular betting double most recently completed by The Autumn Sun (2019).

Randwick Guineas nominations close on the Monday before the race and the final field of acceptors are announced on the Wednesday of race week.

2020 Randwick Guineas Field

The official Randwick Guineas field 2020 and barrier draw will be available on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below once announced.

Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth jumps favourite in the 14-horse 2020 Randwick Guineas field on Saturday, the galloper drawn barrier one and back against his own age after his second to Streets Of Avalon in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. The dangers include Castelvecchio out wide (12), Microphone (14) in the extreme outside gate and upset Hobartville winner Brandenberg (11) also jumping from double-digits.

  • Scratchings: #2 Super Seth (1), #9 Kubrick (9) 

The hot favourite Super Seth has been withdrawn from the Randwick Guineas field having turned back an abnormal blood profile and suffering an elevated temperature on Wednesday afternoon.

Updated Randwick Guineas betting markets have the Spring Champion Stakes winner Shadow Hero as the one to beat.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 331x4722x6 CASTELVECCHIO Richard Litt Kerrin McEvoy 12 56.5kg 108
2 13x1651x12 SUPER SETH Anthony Freedman Mark Zahra 1 56.5kg 108
3 1121x3x613 MICROPHONE James Cummings Hugh Bowman 14 56.5kg 103
4 74x34121x7 WARNING Anthony Freedman Tommy Berry 2 56.5kg 103
5 214x3115x5 SHADOW HERO Mark Newnham Joshua Parr 4 56.5kg 102
6 23x22122x1 BRANDENBURG (NZ) John Sargent Ms Rachel King 11 56.5kg 99
7 55311x68x0 PRINCE FAWAZ Anthony Cummings Adam Hyeronimus 3 56.5kg 95
8 123×82 RELOADED Chris Waller James McDonald 13 56.5kg 92
9 112x4501x8 KUBRICK Chris Waller Brenton Avdulla 6 56.5kg 90
10 153x3121x4 PANCHO Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 9 56.5kg 90
11 x142364212 CONQUEROR David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Ryan Maloney 10 56.5kg 87
12 01141×50 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young Michael Walker 8 56.5kg 82
13 1134×9 FORTRESS COMMAND Gerald Ryan Jason Collett 5 56.5kg 75
14 4x331666x2 SIRMAZE Jason Coyle Tim Clark 7 56.5kg 60
Randwick Guineas odds were short on Mosheen who beat home the boys in 2012

Mosheen (2012) defied Randwick Guineas history beating home the boys to win the Group 1. Photo: Steve Hart.

2020 Randwick Guineas Nominations

The early Randwick Guineas 2020 nominations close on the Monday of race week and the full list of entries will be available here.

The 2020 Randwick Guineas nominations feature a star-studded line-up of 82 possible runners including the Ladbrokes Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth, VRC Derby champ Warning, class New Zealand filly Probabeel and the shock Hobartville Stakes winner Brandenburg out to do the double.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Hcp. Rating
1 331x4722x6 CASTELVECCHIO C 3 Richard Litt 1 56.5kg 108
2 1121x3x613 MICROPHONE C 3 James Cummings 2 56.5kg 103
3 13x1651x12 SUPER SETH C 3 Anthony Freedman 3 56.5kg 108
4 65x422x111 PROBABEEL (NZ) F 3 Jamie Richards 4 54.5kg 105
5 13x4274x24 LYRE F 3 Anthony Freedman 5 54.5kg 101
6 74x34121x7 WARNING G 3 Anthony Freedman 6 56.5kg 103
7 12x2914x16 FLIT F 3 James Cummings 7 54.5kg 105
8 226x550x75 ACCESSION G 3 Chris Waller 8 56.5kg 82
9 214x3115x5 SHADOW HERO G 3 Mark Newnham 9 56.5kg 102
10 112x4501x8 KUBRICK C 3 Chris Waller 10 56.5kg 90
11 x11251x355 DALASAN C 3 Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas 11 56.5kg
12 11x211x2 FUNSTAR F 3 Chris Waller 12 54.5kg 103
13 1x2517x118 ALABAMA EXPRESS C 3 Michael Moroney 13 56.5kg
14 55311x68x0 PRINCE FAWAZ C 3 Anthony Cummings 14 56.5kg 95
15 23x22122x1 BRANDENBURG (NZ) C 3 John Sargent 15 56.5kg 99
16 x142364212 CONQUEROR C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 16 56.5kg 87
17 153x3121x4 PANCHO G 3 Chris Waller 17 56.5kg 90
18 3111x7L0x6 YOURDEEL (NZ) G 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 18 56.5kg 93
19 11x5552x05 MISSILE MANTRA F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 19 54.5kg 92
20 4x1333x67 GROUNDSWELL C 3 Anthony Freedman 20 56.5kg 80
21 1113112 TRAVELLING LIGHT (NZ) F 3 Ben Foote 21 54.5kg 100
22 1x22176x33 TRUE DETECTIVE G 3 Chris Waller 22 56.5kg 76
23 1111 HOW WOMANTIC F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 23 54.5kg 84
24 83×1212224 HARLECH (NZ) C 3 Michael Moroney 24 56.5kg 97
25 53x25110x7 THOUGHT OF THAT C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 25 56.5kg 80
26 71115×49 ACTING (NZ) F 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 26 54.5kg 90
27 345x1421x4 FASCINO (NZ) F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 27 54.5kg 83
28 1121×272 PROFIT G 3 Chris Anderson 28 56.5kg
29 17104×1 BONVICINI F 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 29 54.5kg 87
30 01141×50 THE HOLY ONE (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 30 56.5kg 82
31 123×82 RELOADED C 3 Chris Waller 31 56.5kg 92
32 17x11x9 CHAINS OF HONOUR G 3 Gerald Ryan 32 56.5kg 76
33 87x11181x3 ASIAGO F 3 James Cummings 33 54.5kg 78
34 7x1223x67 SOUTHBANK F 3 Anthony Freedman 34 54.5kg 85
35 8x15158x0 CRAFTMANSHIP (NZ) G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 35 56.5kg
36 1x2160x12 SUBPOENAED (NZ) F 3 Chris Waller 36 54.5kg 78
37 7x61231x5 NUDGE F 3 Chris Waller 37 54.5kg 76
38 11x5x13 MEUSE F 3 Anthony Freedman 38 54.5kg 77
39 x4182x406x CREATOR C 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 39 56.5kg 70
40 5445×1158 SCORE F 3 John Sadler 40 54.5kg
41 1859x224x4 BALLISTIC BOY G 3 Chris Anderson 41 56.5kg
42 7313027×4 VEGAS KNIGHT G 3 Colin Little 42 56.5kg
43 12×34 CHENIER C 3 Anthony Freedman 43 56.5kg
44 1x310x RUUCA C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 44 56.5kg 68
45 7711 VISCOSITY (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 45 56.5kg
46 2145x30x61 ERIC THE EEL G 3 Stuart Kendrick 46 56.5kg
47 51×2115 THINK ’N’ FLY C 3 David & B Hayes & T Dabernig 47 56.5kg 72
48 x22121460x ORIENTAL LILY F 3 Peter & Paul Snowden 48 54.5kg
49 7114×2 STAR OF MICHELIN G 3 Stuart Kendrick 49 56.5kg
50 12×142 BIG PARADE C 3 Clare Cunningham 50 56.5kg 74
51 1×43 SPEND C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 51 56.5kg 72
52 1134×9 FORTRESS COMMAND C 3 Gerald Ryan 52 56.5kg 75
53 23×211 SEA OF LIFE G 3 John O’Shea 53 56.5kg 71
54 472×138413 DESIGNATED G 3 Kristen Buchanan 54 56.5kg 71
55 22x1653x0 REGIMENTAL BAND F 3 Kris Lees 55 54.5kg 68
56 1139×7 BOTTEGA C 3 Gerald Ryan 56 56.5kg 73
57 211×18 HEART OF THE OAK F 3 Gerald Ryan 57 54.5kg 73
58 52121×9 LEWIS C 3 Chris Waller 58 56.5kg 70
59 113×4 HEART OF PUISSANCE C 3 Ciaron Maher & David Eustace 59 56.5kg
60 1x17x41 KNICKPOINT C 3 James Cummings 60 56.5kg 72
61 32×4 BORN A WARRIOR C 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 61 56.5kg 68
62 146×41 SAVOURY (NZ) G 3 Bjorn Baker 62 56.5kg 68
63 4x331666x2 SIRMAZE G 3 Jason Coyle 63 56.5kg 60
64 7x353020x2 TREATY OF SEVILLE G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 64 56.5kg
65 115 KATALIN F 3 James Cummings 65 54.5kg
66 34254126×3 CHUCK A LUCK (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 66 56.5kg
67 0721263x ASTRAEUS (NZ) C 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 67 56.5kg
68 2211×99 SAVVY LAD (NZ) G 3 Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young 68 56.5kg
69 31×63 LEGION OF MERIT (NZ) G 3 Mitchell Freedman 69 56.5kg
70 11x HUSSONIBIS G 3 Kim Waugh 70 56.5kg 65
71 14 QUIET RIOT C 3 Bjorn Baker 71 56.5kg 64
72 2×1 CAMPESE G 3 Archie Alexander 72 56.5kg
73 19×1 SCOTTISH DANCER G 3 Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) 73 56.5kg
74 510×26 SOUTHERN APPEAL G 3 Danny Williams 74 56.5kg
75 7310 DOMINUS (NZ) G 3 John Sargent 75 56.5kg 60
76 32×2 REACHING F 3 Kim Waugh 76 54.5kg
77 0x18x4 GRAND ZOU C 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 77 56.5kg
78 26x ZEBROWSKI (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 78 56.5kg
79 7×24 HOLSTER (NZ) G 3 Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes 79 56.5kg
80 627 UNAMERICAN G 3 Richard & Michael Freedman 80 56.5kg
81 2×05 PARIS PIKE C 3 Greg Eurell 81 56.5kg
82 36x ENTENTE G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 82 56.5kg

Randwick Guineas Tips

The top Randwick Guineas tips are to look at the lead-up form of the three-year-olds in the field and look for horses that ran in the top three in their latest run.

Only three Randwick Guineas winners in over a decade ran worse than fourth in their last Group race start with Jymcarew (11th in 2005), Inference who improved on a Hobartville Stakes fifth to salute in 2017 and the 2020 Hobartville fifth placed Shadow Hero. Fillies are often a danger Randwick Guineas tip to take as they have only a fare record over the boys in the race.

Barriers seem to matter little when it comes to Randwick Guineas tipping with an even spread of winners from single and double digit gates. The most popular barriers since 1983 with six Randwick Guineas winners is barrier four, Kementari (2018) and The Autumn Sun (2019) the latest to salute from the gate.

2020 Randwick Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Randwick Guineas 2020 tips and exotic Royal Randwick Group 1 betting selections will be detailed below the week of the race so bookmark this page to see who to back and sack in the autumn feature.

  • To Win: #5 Shadow Hero ($6)

Super Seth is the one to beat, but it all comes down to whether the Caulfield Guineas champ handles the Sydney way of racing. Prefer to take something with previous Randwick form with the favourite at such a short price and that opens this race right up. Plenty of winning chances then if you’re laying the favourite, but so many are drawn out wide and could be a bit of a fight for positions. In a better barrier (4) is Shadow Hero who presents fit second-up after running on gamely for fifth fresh in the Hobartville Stakes at Rosehill. He will appreciate the extra distance going up to a mile here as he won the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) at Randwick last prep. Two-from-two second-up and looks value.

Randwick Guineas Form Guide

The Randwick Guineas form guide shows the saddlecloth numbers, starting barriers, trainers and jockeys of all the three-year-olds in the field. It also shows the lead-up form of the Randwick Guineas runners including what races they last ran in and where they finished.

The best Randwick Guineas form line to follow over the past two decades is that coming out of the Hobartville Stakes, a race that has produced 15 of the past 23 winners including most recently The Autumn Sun (1st in 2019) and Shadow Hero (5th in 2020).

John Hawkes is the most successful Randwick Guineas trainer in the past 30 years with six winners including the two he prepared in partnership with his sons Michael & Wayne – Mentality (2007) and Inference (2017).

Randwick Guineas Form Facts

  • The only filly to win the Randwick Guineas since 2003 was Mosheen (2012)
  • Last start winners dominated the Randwick Guineas results from 2011 – 2020 with six saluting
  • The only favourite to get the job done for the punters since Ilovethiscity (2011) are Kementari (2018) and The Autumn Sun (2019)
  • Barrier 12 produced two of the eight Randwick Guineas winners from 2012 – 2020
  • Barrier 4 produced back-to-back Randwick Guineas winners in 2018-19

2020 Randwick Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Randwick Guineas 2020 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

Randwick Guineas Results

The Randwick Guineas results and finishing order of the full field are out when the classic runs as Randwick Race 6 or 7 on the first Saturday in March. Along with the Randwick Guineas winner the results reveal the successful trifecta and first four combinations for punters as well as the winning time and margins.

Notable recent Randwick Guineas winners include Shadow Hero (2020), The Autumn Sun (2019), Hallowed Crown (2015), It’s A Dundeel (2013), Shoot Out (2010) and Weekend Hussler (2008).

Randwick Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2020 Shadow Hero Microphone Brandenburg 1:37.3
2019 The Autumn Sun Fundamentalist Nakeeta Jane 1:33.7
2018 Kementari Pierata Trapeze Artist 1:33.7
2017 Inference Invincible Gem Comin’ Through 1:40.9
2016 Le Romain Press Statement Gold Ambition 1:33.8
2015 Hallowed Crown Sweynesse Shooting To Win 1:15.1
2014 Dissident El Roca Eurozone 1:36.3
2013 It’s A Dundeel Proisir Tatra 1:35.1
2012 Mosheen Said Com Laser Hawk 1:37.6
2011 Ilovethiscity Skilled Light Brigade 1:35.3
2010 Shoot Out Viking Legend Captain Sonador 1:34.9
2009 Metal Bender Rock Kingdom Caymans 1:36.5
2008 Weekend Hussler Triple Honour Arlington 1:36.3
2007 Mentality Teranaba Sniper’s Bullet 1:35.7
2006 Hotel Grand Flying Pegasus Primus 1:35.8
2005 Jymcarew Eremein Cheval De Troy 1:57.4
2004 Niello Timbourina Dancing Daggers 1:57.2
2003 Fine Society Beaver Hydrometer 1:57.0
2002 Carnegie Express Pentastic Another Warrior 1:56.2
2001 Universal Prince Danamite Scenic Warrior 1:57.4
2000 Fairway Oval Office Cloth Of God 1:58.7