WA Guineas 2021

Saturday November 20, 2021

Ladbrokes Tip: WA Guineas graduates can back-up in the Kingston Town Classic in the summer

The W.A. Guineas is a Group 2 race run at Ascot Racecourse in late November during the Perth Summer Racing Carnival on Railway Stakes Day.

The first of the major Western Australian race days over the summer season, Railway Stakes Day is headlined by the Group 1 $1 million Railway Stakes (1600m) for milers.

The WA Guineas for three-year-olds is the other key race on the card and is contested over 1600m at set weights. The race offers $500,000 in total prize money and makes a nice lead-up for youngsters looking to take on the older horses in the following months Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) over the extra metres. The latest horses to complete the WA Guineas – Kingston Town Classic double in the same year were Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010).

The latest edition of the WA Guineas ran on Saturday November 20, 2021 and was won by the favourite Treasured Star ($2.90) for Grant & Alana Williams. 

2021 WA Guineas Results

The full WA Guineas 2021 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed here once the showdown is run and won on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 20, 2021.

  • 1st: #13 Treasured Star ($2.90F)
  • 2nd: #2 Stay Safe
  • 3rd: #7 Devoted

WA Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 20, 2021
  • Track: Ascot Racecourse
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $500,000
  • First Run: 1937

WA Guineas Betting

WA Guineas betting markets open weeks in advance of the Railway Stakes Day support race as soon as early entries close about a month out.

Each summer the WA Guineas odds are led by class local three-year-olds coming off a top three run in a traditional lead-up race like the Fairetha Stakes or the WA Champion Fillies Classic for the female three-year-olds taking on the boys in the Group 2. Watch Me Dance (2020) is the last three-year-old to do the WA Champion Fillies Stakes – WA Guineas double.

Upsets in the race are not uncommon however and the last winners to jump at double-figures in the WA Guineas betting markets were Rommel ($21 in 2014), Variation ($13 in 2016) and War Saint ($31 in 2019).

Treasured Star ($2.90 in 2021) is the latest WA Guineas betting favourite to salute for the punters.

2021 WA Guineas Odds

The summer’s latest WA Guineas 2021 odds and betting market links will be provided below once out so stay tuned for access to the best Perth summer racing odds on the top three-year-olds of the season.

Early market betting odds on the 2022 WA 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.

WA Guineas Tips

Top WA Guineas tips to consider each summer include looking for local runners with a good record at Ascot that finished in the money at the track last time out in similar company and any runners proven over the mile distance.

Fillies also have a good recent record running top three in the WA Guineas trifecta, including in 2017 when fillies ran first (Perfect Jewel) and third (Art Series) and the win by Arcadia Queen (2018), so taking the better performed females in the race, especially those that ran well in the WA Champion Fillies Classic, is also a good WA Guineas betting tip.

In 2020 the fillies were on top again with Watch Me Dance the latest to complete the WA Champion Fillies Stakes – WA Guineas double, while in 2021 yet another filly beat home the boys in the WA Guineas results with Treasured Star saluting.

2021 WA Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider WA Guineas 2021 betting tips and exotic Group 2 Perth racing selections will be detailed below the week of the race so stay tuned for the three-year-olds to back this summer.

  • To Win: #10 Buzzoom ($4.60 at time of publish)

Tipping the in-form Buzzoom to back-up on the seven-day turnaround off her second in last Saturday’s WA Champion Fillies Stakes and beat the boys in the Guineas. She was good two back beating favourite for this race, Treasured Star (5th), in the Burgess Queen Stakes and far from disgraced in the Group 3 last weekend. Dan Morton’s daughter of Safeguard doesn’t know how to run a bad race and has finished outside the top two just once in her 10 starts. Fit and has now seen the 1600m.

WA Guineas Field

The WA Guineas field attracts a quality line-up of mainly local three-year-old staying types looking to bag a Group win in Perth over the summer.

Interstate contenders rarely make the trip west to run in the WA Guineas however in 2012 the Peter Snowden-trained Academus (2012) travelled over from Melbourne and won. One of the key lead-ups to the mile clash is the Listed Fairetha Stakes (1400m) held earlier in the month at the same track.

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WA Guineas winner Rommel (2014) went on to enjoy Group success in Melbourne later in his career. Photo Credit: Sarah Ebbett.

Recent WA Guineas winners to come off a Fairetha Stakes run include War Saint (4th in 2019), Man Booker (2nd in 2015), Rommel (2nd in 2014) and Ihtsahymn (6th in 2013) who turned the tables on that year’s Fairetha Stakes winner Saint Bro who ran third next start in the Guineas.

Fillies taking on the boys in the WA Guineas field meanwhile often come off a run in the Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Classic (1600m) the week before, a race that produced the 2015 Guineas runner-up Spirit Bird (4th) and the 2017 third placegetter in the Guineas Art Series (1st). In 2018 Arcadia Queen completed the WA Champion Fillies Classic – WA Guineas double, a feat emulated just two years later by Watch Me Dance (2020).

Graduates out of the WA Guineas field often back-up in the Kingston Town Classic and the double has recently been achieved by Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010) who also won the 2011 edition of the Group 1.

W.A. Guineas nominations close the Monday of race week followed by the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers on the Wednesday.

2021 WA Guineas Field

The official WA Guineas 2021 Final Field is announced the Monday of race week and will be published in full below once released so stay tuned to see what local and / or interstate three-year-olds make the starting line-up in the half-a-million-dollar summer showdown.

The 2021 WA Guineas field features a quality line-up of in-form three-year-old milers led in betting by the Grant & Alana Williams-trained filly Treasured Star and her last start conqueror in the Burgess Queen Stakes Buzzoom who ran second in last weekend’s WA Champion Fillies’ Stakes.

2021 WA Guineas Nominations

The early WA Guineas 2021 Nominations are taken by Perth Racing about a month out from race day and will be provided below as soon as available.

Seventy-three three-year-olds make-up the official 2021 WA Guineas nominations including Simon Miller’s Fairetha Stakes winner It’sarayday.

WA Guineas Form Guide

The WA Guineas form guide details all the crucial information including the jockeys, trainers, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the Group 2 race field.

In recent years the WA Guineas form has stacked up in the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) the next month back at Ascot Racecourse with plenty of three-year-olds running top three in both races.

2021 WA Guineas Form Guide

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

WA Guineas Results

The WA Guineas results over the past decade have been dominated by single-figure fancies, but not the favourites, and local runners have a top strike-rate in the feature.

Notable recent WA Guineas winners include Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013), Academus (2012), Playing God (2010) and Megatic (2007).

WA Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2021 Treasured Star Stay Safe Devoted 1:36.3
2020 Watch Me Dance Em Tee Aye Dom To Shoot 1:35.8
2019 War Saint Kay Cee Red Can Man 1:37.8
2018 Arcadia Queen Lady Cosmology Flirtini 1:34.9
2017 Perfect Jewel Achener Star Art Series 1:36.6
2016 Variation Ellicazoom Ragazzo D’Oro 1:37.0
2015 Man Booker Spirit Bird The Cobbla 1:34.7
2014 Rommel Disposition Say Geronimo 1:36.0
2013 Ihtsahymn Miss Rose De lago Saint Bro 1:37.6
2012 Academus Bippo No Bungus Darlington Abbey 1:35.9
2011 King Saul Caiguna Red Hot Sax 1:36.1
2010 Playing God Lauradane Hoegaarden 1:36.2
2009 Clueless Angel Thorn Dancer The Corporation 1:35.0
2008 Moccasin Bend Locus Standi Saxon Palace 1:33.7
2007 Megatic Perestroika Moisture 1:35.6
2006 Vain Crusader Real Cheeky Translate 1:35.8
2005 Cape North Lock The Vault Geil 1:36.0
2004 Dr John Moet Magic Stormy Nova 1:36.7
2003 River Mist Changing Lanes Laetare 1:37.3
2002 The Right Money Trimagic Amphritite 1:36.8
2001 Royal Retrieve Kentiara Dexian 1:36.0
2000 Kalatiara Mr Tanzania Eutectic 1:37.5