WA Guineas 2023

Ladbrokes Tip: WA Guineas graduates often back-up in the Northerly Stakes 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.

2022 WA Guineas winner Amelia's Jewel

2022 WA Guineas winner Amelia’s Jewel (pictured at Moonee Valley). Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos.

The first of the major Western Australian race days over the summer season, Railway Stakes Day is headlined by the Group 1 $1.5 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 Group 1 Northerly Stakes (1800m) in December – formerly the Kingston Town Classic – over the extra metres. The latest horses to complete the WA Guineas – Kingston Town Classic / Northerly Stakes double in the same year were Amelia’s Jewel (2022), Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010).

The latest edition of the WA Guineas ran on Saturday November 25, 2023 as the key support act on Perth’s Railway Stakes Day card and was won by the Neville Parnham-trained son of Playing God, Zipaway ($7).  

2023 WA Guineas Results

The full WA Guineas 2023 Results & Finishing Order will be detailed here once the showdown is run and won on Railway Stakes Day, Saturday November 25, 2023.

  • 1st: #4 Zipaway
  • 2nd: #1 A Lot Of Good Men
  • 3rd: #13 Super Smink

Trainer Neville Parnham continued his good Guineas record with progressive gelding Zipaway ($7) improving on a lead-up fourth in the Fairetha Stakes to salute in the 2023 WA Guineas results emulating his father Playing God who won the event back in 2010.

2023 WA Guineas Odds

The summer’s latest WA Guineas 2023 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 2024 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 Race Info

  • Date: Saturday November 25, 2023
  • 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.

Zipaway (4th in 2023) is the last WA Guineas winner to come via a lead-up run in the Listed Fairetha Stakes. 

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) and subsequent Northerly Stakes winning filly Amelia’s Jewel ($1.90 in 2022) are the latest WA Guineas betting favourites to salute for the punters.

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.

Amelia’s Jewel (2022), who saluted as the odds-on favourite, is the last WA Guineas winning filly.

2023 WA Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider WA Guineas 2023 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: #13  Super Smink ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW

There’s a genuine battle for top spot in the WA Guineas markets by two in-form fillies but leaning towards the Dan Morton-trained Super Smink in gate three with Chris Parnham to ride. The daughter of Super One is out over a mile for the first time here but has a lovely Ascot track record (6:3-2-1) she’s looking to continue. Was the two-year-old star during the autumn winning the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate – WA Sires’ double. First-up winner in a Listed race before the winning streak came to an end with her last start second in Listed Burgess Queen Stakes as the beaten odds-on favourite Keshi Boom. Keshi Boom is unbeaten and also runs in the WA Guineas field, but with these two now at equal weights think Super Smink can turn the tables.

WA Guineas Field

The WA Guineas race 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.

2018 WA Guineas Winner Arcadia Queen

2018 WA Guineas winner Arcadia Queen (pictured in Sydney) won the Group 1 Kingston Town Stakes next-up. Photo: Steve Hart.

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.

Recent WA Guineas winners to come off a Fairetha Stakes run include Zipaway (4th in 2023), 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 place-getter 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 (now run as the Northerly Stakes) and the double has recently been achieved by Amelia’s Jewel (2022) Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013) and Playing God (2010) who also won the 2011 edition of the Group 1.

W.A. Guineas nominations close on a Tuesday in early October followed by the release of the final field of acceptances and barriers on the Wednesday of race week.

2023 WA Guineas Field

The official WA Guineas 2023 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 WA Guineas 2023 field features a line-up of smart three-year-olds led in betting by the undefeated Grant & Alana Williams-trained Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Keshi Boom and Dan Morton’s Group 2 winning filly Super Smink.

2023 WA Guineas Nominations

The early WA Guineas 2023 Nominations are taken by Perth Racing about a month out from race day and will be provided below as soon as available.

The WA Guineas 2023 nominations attracted 70 promising hopefuls led in all-in betting by in-form Maurice gelding Cosmic Crusader and the classy Dan Morton-trained filly Super Smink who won the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate – Group 3 WA Sires’ double in the autumn.

  Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 31211x SUPER SMINK F 3 Daniel Morton 1 54.5kg   86
2 140x137x98 CHRYSAOR C 3 Chris Waller 2 56.5kg    
3 12381x24x SNOW PRINCE G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 3 56.5kg   72
4 3x114x21x7 A LOT OF GOOD MEN C 3 Trevor Andrews 4 56.5kg   75
5 426×1157 THE LITTLE PUMPER G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 5 56.5kg    
6 x35542327x MORE SPECIAL F 3 Paul Jordan 6 54.5kg   64
7 1942×8 BRAVE STRIKE F 3 Simon A Miller 7 54.5kg   69
8 131x ROPE THEM IN G 3 Steve Wolfe 8 56.5kg   70
9 181x HANCHI G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 9 56.5kg   70
10 1312×6 PARIS CALLING F 3 Trevor Andrews 10 54.5kg   65
11 72×31 OSTRAKA C 3 Annabel Neasham 11 56.5kg    
12 13×31 AUGMENT (NZ) F 3 Simon A Miller 12 54.5kg   71
13 57x335x973 CAP FERRAT C 3 Chris Waller 13 56.5kg    
14 126×0 ALOTOFBANTER G 3 Simon A Miller 14 56.5kg   70
15 2429×8145 ON PATROL G 3 Sean & Jake Casey 15 56.5kg   65
16 243x1x ZIPAWAY G 3 Neville Parnham 16 56.5kg   66
17 3×21 GENEROSITY F 3 Simon A Miller 17 54.5kg   62
18 11×4 PETULA F 3 Simon A Miller 18 54.5kg   62
19 115 PLEASURE CRUISE G 3 Takahide Ikenushi 19 56.5kg   66
20 6×221 KAIZAD G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 20 56.5kg    
21 6×1 ALMIGHTY CLASS G 3 Mitchell Pateman 21 56.5kg   74
22 1×61 COSMIC CRUSADER (NZ) G 3 Donna Riordan 22 56.5kg   69
23 22270x BONNY ROCK F 3 Neville Parnham 23 54.5kg   60
24 1×5 ELITEONE G 3 Simon A Miller 24 56.5kg   66
25 399x7431x PORTOROSA F 3 Annabel Neasham 25 54.5kg    
26 23×693 CHAMPAGNE STREET F 3 Simon A Miller 26 54.5kg   60
27 412 CARRAZANA (NZ) G 3 Chris Waller 27 56.5kg    
28 114×69 RED SQUARE C 3 Paul Jordan 28 56.5kg   65
29 36311 LINDEN’S GOLD G 3 Takahide Ikenushi 29 56.5kg   65
30 7422×461 IMA WILD GIRL F 3 Daniel & Ben Pearce 30 54.5kg    
31 35×6281 DIALLING G 3 Darren McAuliffe 31 56.5kg   60
32 1×1 KESHI BOOM F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 32 54.5kg   63
33 1×44 MCHALE C 3 Chris Waller 33 56.5kg    
34 332x AYUMI F 3 Trevor Andrews 34 54.5kg   58
35 13 PANIC (NZ) G 3 Michael Freedman 35 56.5kg    
36 718×3 RITZYTWENTIES (NZ) G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 36 56.5kg    
37 634×13 ODIN OMEN G 3 Ashley Maley 37 56.5kg   62
38 31x MOORDITJ BOY G 3 Hayden Ballantyne 38 56.5kg   64
39 4×21 IN GOOD ORDER G 3 Daniel Morton 39 56.5kg   62
40 2231 ARCADIA KNIGHT G 3 Takahide Ikenushi 40 56.5kg    
41 587×2 AUTUMN REBEL C 3 Darren McAuliffe 41 56.5kg   61
42 15x CHOLLIMA F 3 Darren McAuliffe 42 54.5kg   60
43 1x WRITTEN MELODY F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 43 54.5kg   60
44 396x46x64 BIG PLAYER G 3 Luke Fernie 44 56.5kg   57
45 7x1x HEAD OF THE HERD C 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 45 56.5kg    
46 2x SIBERIAN SIREN F 3 Sean & Jake Casey 46 54.5kg   58
47 2x SKYTALKER G 3 Indianna Weinert 47 56.5kg   62
48 2×42 BRAVE SPIRIT G 3 Steve Wolfe 48 56.5kg   61
49 1x KERMIT’S LUCK G 3 Luke Fernie 49 56.5kg   62
50 1 SAULOK G 3 Grant & Alana Williams 50 56.5kg   62
51 434x WEERAECHOUX G 3 Brian Kersley 51 56.5kg   60
52 357×5 MINING LEGEND G 3 Stephen Miller 52 56.5kg   58
53 632x SLY BOOTS G 3 Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott 53 56.5kg    
54 1 BEST MOOD C 3 Michael Grantham 54 56.5kg   60
55 528x KRATESIS F 3 Daniel Morton 55 54.5kg   56
56 32x JANNY F 3 Grant & Alana Williams 56 54.5kg   57
57 0426x FIVE DOWN G 3 Luke Fernie 57 56.5kg   59
58 7x9x FLINDERS LANE F 3 Hayden Ballantyne 58 54.5kg    
59 45x ROCKET JUICE G 3 Neville Parnham 59 56.5kg    
60 9x EZELOVE G 3 Megan Midgley 60 56.5kg    
61 9x ALASKAN G 3 Neville Parnham 61 56.5kg    
62 7 GRAND RESERVE G 3 Daniel Morton 62 56.5kg    
63   LONGLEY G 3 Julie Clements 63 56.5kg    
64   MIGHTY MELBA C 3 Simon A Miller 64 56.5kg    
65   MISS ZIGGY F 3 Chris Willis 65 54.5kg    
66   NO BRAINER G 3 Daniel Morton 66 56.5kg    
67   RED TORI F 3 Stephen Miller 67 54.5kg    
68   RIGHT TO SILENCE F 3 Chris Willis 68 54.5kg    
69   SCORPION RULER F 3 Joshua Krispyn 69 54.5kg    
70   SHOOTING SPIRIT G 3 Simon A Miller 70 56.5kg
Table Credit: Racing Australia.

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) – Now Northerly Stakes – the next month back at Ascot Racecourse with plenty of three-year-olds running top three in both races.

The 2021 WA Guineas form was franked with third place-getter Devoted winning his next three races over the winter including in the Listed Belmont Guineas (1600m).

Winning filly Amelia’s Jewel franked the 2022 WA Guineas form winning the Northerly Stakes next start before returning in the autumn of 2023 to take out the Group 3 Roma Cup and place second in the inaugural $4 million The Quokka slot race.

She also travelled to Melbourne in the spring of 2023 and won the Group 2 Let’s Elope Stakes and Group 2 W.H. Stocks Stakes.

2023 WA Guineas Form Guide

A link to our comprehensive WA Guineas 2023 Form Guide will be provided below the week of the race.

WA Guineas Results

The WA Guineas race 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 Amelia’s Jewel (2022), Arcadia Queen (2018), Ihtsahymn (2013), Academus (2012), Playing God (2010), and Megatic (2007).

Amelia’s Jewel (2022) was the last WA Guineas winning filly.

Past WA Guineas Winners

Recent WA Guineas winners and place-getters dating back to the year 2000 are detailed in the below table.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2023 Zipaway A Lot Of Good Men Super Smink 1:36.35
2022 Amelia’s Jewel Bustler Saintorio 1:36.6
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