Randwick Guineas 2021

Saturday March 6, 2021

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 6, 2021 and was won in an upset at $26 by Lion’s Roar. 

Randwick Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday March 6, 2021
  • Track: Royal Randwick Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YO – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 1
  • Prize Money: $1 million
  • First Run: 1935

2021 Randwick Guineas Results

The 2021 Randwick Guineas Results will be published as soon as the race runs on Saturday March 6, 2021.

  • 1st: #6 Lion’s Roar
  • 2nd: #7 Mo’unga
  • 3rd: #13 Harmony Rose

John O’Shea’s progressive young stayer Lion’s Roar picked up the Randwick Guineas 2021 trophy in an upset at 25/1 on way to his main aim of the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas on Golden Slipper Day.

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 – 2021 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).

There was a notable upset in 2021 with Lion’s Roar won the race at Randwick Guineas odds of $26.

2021 Randwick Guineas Odds

The latest Randwick Guineas 2021 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 2021 Odds

Early market betting odds on the 2021 Randwick Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit ladbrokes.com.au.

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 a Tuesday in early February and the final field of acceptors are announced on the Wednesday of race week.

2021 Randwick Guineas Field

The official Randwick Guineas field 2021 and barrier draw will be available on the Wednesday of race week and published in full below once announced.

Undefeated Kiwi star Aegon coming off a Group 2 Hobartville Stakes win over the locals dominates the 13-horse Randwick Guineas 2021 field in Sydney this weekend.

2021 Randwick Guineas Nominations

The early Randwick Guineas 2021 nominations close at midday on Tuesday the 9th of February, 2021.

72 three-year-olds make-up the 2021 Randwick Guineas nominations including the undefeated Kiwi galloper Aegon, Team Snowden’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Aim, track specialist Peltzer who is five-from-five at Randwick and the Golden Rose champion Ole Kirk.

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 four 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, 2020 Hobartville fifth placed Shadow Hero and 2021 when Lion’s Roar backed-up off a Hobartville fifth.

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.

2021 Randwick Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ exclusive Randwick Guineas 2021 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: #1 Aegon ($2.30 at time of publish) 

This star Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman-trained Group 1 NZ winner was in a class of his own in his Australian race debut when dominating the locals in the Group 2 Hobartville Stakes. Tipping that form to stack up here over a mile, which this Sacred Falls gelding has won over previously, and think he’s the one to beat again from a midfield gate eight draw.

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 – 2021 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 – 2021
  • Barrier 4 produced back-to-back Randwick Guineas winners in 2018-19

2021 Randwick Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive Randwick Guineas 2021 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
2021 Lion’s Roar Mo’unga Harmony Rose 1:33.3
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