Queensland Guineas 2017

Saturday June 10, 2017

Ladbrokes Tip: The Fred Best Classic is the best lead-up to the Queensland Guineas for 3YOs

The Queensland Guineas is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds traditionally held at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Stradbroke Handicap Day during the Brisbane Winter Racing Carnival each June. Run at set weights over 1600m, the mile showdown is one of three Group 2 races held at the meeting along with the Brisbane Cup (2400m) for stayers and the Dane Ripper Quality (1400m) for fillies and mares.

The program is of course headlined by the three elite levels on the card: the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap (1400m), the Group 1 Queensland Derby (2400m) and the Group 1 JJ Atkins (1600m) for two-year-olds.

In 2017 the Queensland Guineas and other Stradbroke Handicap Day races, many of which also changed distances to accommodate the change of location, ran at Doomben.

Offering $350,000 in total prize money, the Queensland Guineas is a lucrative race for middle-distance three-year-olds that aren’t suited to the mile-and-a-half of the Queensland Derby. The Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) at Doomben a fortnight earlier is a key lead-up to the Queensland Guineas and last produced a winner of the Group 2 with Jabali (5th in 2015).

The latest edition of the Queensland Guineas took place on Saturday June 10, 2017 .

2017 Queensland Guineas Results

  • 1st: #7 Salsonic
  • 2nd: #9 Volpino
  • 3rd: #4 Niccanova

Queensland Guineas Race Info

  • Date: Saturday June 10, 2017
  • Track: Eagle Farm Racecourse (Doomben Racecourse in 2017)
  • Distance: 1600m
  • Conditions: 3YOs – Set Weights
  • Status: Group 2
  • Prize Money: $350,000
  • First Run: 1896

Queensland Guineas Odds & Betting

Queensland Guineas odds are usually dominated by smart three-year-olds with proven ability over the mile (1600m). Previous winning form in Brisbane and Group 1 race experience in tougher company also help determine the runners sitting at the top of the Queensland Guineas betting markets each winter.

2017 Queensland Guineas Betting

The season’s updated Queensland Guineas 2017 odds on the hopeful three-year-olds targeting the Group 2 Stradbroke Handicap Day support act will be available right here leading-up to the race so stay tuned for the best Brisbane betting markets.

Queensland Guineas Field

The Queensland Guineas field attracts a collection of promising three-year-old milers from both local Brisbane stables and interstate. Runners come via lead-up Brisbane Carnival events like the Listed Mick Dittman Plate (1200m) and the Fred Best Classic both held at Doomben.

Recent Queensland Guineas winners to come out of the Fred Best Classic include Jabali (5th in 2015) and Sir Moments (6th in 2014). Three-year-olds could also have previous Guineas experience in the previous spring’s Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne before progressing onto the Group 3 Sunshine Coast Guineas (1600m).

Queensland Guineas nominations close the Monday before the race runs that Saturday followed by the final field of acceptances on the Wednesday.

Queensland Guineas betting at Ladbrokes

Tsaritsa (2016) beat home the boys in the Queensland Guineas results. Photo Credit: Steve Hart.

2017 Queensland Guineas Field

The official Queensland Guineas 2017 Final Field & Barriers will be published in full below on the Wednesday of race week so stay tuned to see what three-year-olds make the cut for the $350,000 event.

The 2017 Queensland Guineas field features a capacity line-up of three-year-old milers including Fred Best Classic winner Niccanova and Dreams Aplenty who is out to return to winning form back up over the 1600m.

# Form (Last 10) Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp. Rating
1 5x0x211110 DREAMS APLENTY John Zielke Ms Tiffani Brooker (a) 13 57kg 88
2 63211419×4 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 14 57kg 89
3 340x17x185 OINK Kelly Schweida Paul Hammersley 10 57kg 80
4 131×11 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 12 57kg 90
5 111×1444 CAERLESS CHOICE Paul Messara Tommy Berry 2 57kg 77
6 0x42602x40 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 20 57kg 72
7 314436×394 SALSONIC Jason Coyle Hugh Bowman 11 57kg 73
8 23x113x278 BILLY THE KID John Meagher Luke Dittman 5 57kg 72.5
9 x132715x07 VOLPINO Les Kelly Opie Bosson 16 57kg 68
10 3112×769 REALING Matthew Dunn Ronnie Stewart 8 57kg 68
11 0x1157 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 18 57kg 68
12 1x2526x274 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd 6 55kg 79.5
13 x147x46622 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 19 55kg 82
14 22513×3180 SAVVAN (NZ) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 1 55kg 73
15 1D33x5x361 RHYMING Steve Tregea Larry Cassidy 15 55kg 69
16 42310×6317 LIPSTICK LOVER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 4 55kg 68
17e 5×65741242 CONGELATOR Paula Cartledge TBA 9 57kg 59
18e 50×1441 CHIEF JOSEPH Kevin Kemp James Orman 17 57kg 66
19e 63 NETTOYER Wendy Roche Kerrin McEvoy 3 55kg
20e 1×020 FLYING FRED (NZ) Evan & Jennifer J Rayner Leith Innes 7 57kg 62

2017 Queensland Guineas Nominations

The Queensland Guineas 2017 nominations are taken by Racing Queensland on the Monday of race week and will be available below.

The 2017 Queensland Guineas Nominations drew 23 early entries including last start Fred Best Classic winner Niccanova as well as the Toby Edmonds-trained filly Sylpheed who ran a brave second in the traditional lead-up from a wide barrier (15 of 17).

# Form (Last 10) Horse Sex Age Trainer
1 23x113x278 BILLY THE KID G 3 John Meagher
2 111×1444 CAERLESS CHOICE G 3 Paul Messara
3 50×1441 CHIEF JOSEPH G 3 Kevin Kemp
4 5×65741242 CONGELATOR G 3 Paula Cartledge
5 0x42602x40 CRACK ME UP (NZ) G 3 Liam Birchley
6 5x0x211110 DREAMS APLENTY G 3 John Zielke
7 1×020 FLYING FRED (NZ) G 3 Evan & Jennifer J Rayner
8 41492 GREY STEYNE G 3 Doug Duryea
9 42310×6317 LIPSTICK LOVER F 3 Tony Gollan
10 63 NETTOYER F 3 Wendy Roche
11 131×11 NICCANOVA G 3 Steve Tregea
12 63211419×4 OAK DOOR C 3 Robert Smerdon
13 340x17x185 OINK G 3 Kelly Schweida
14 3112×769 REALING G 3 Matthew Dunn
15 1D33x5x361 RHYMING F 3 Steve Tregea
16 1x2526x274 RIVER RACER F 3 Les Ross
17 x11443x206 RUTHLESS AGENT (NZ) G 3 Kurt Goldman
18 314436×394 SALSONIC G 3 Jason Coyle
19 22513×3180 SAVVAN (NZ) F 3 James Cummings
20 6x65x11 SNEAKY GLANCE G 3 Toby Edmonds
21 x147x46622 SYLPHEED F 3 Toby Edmonds
22 0x1157 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) G 3 Michael Moroney
23 x132715x07 VOLPINO G 3 Les Kelly

Queensland Guineas Form Guide

The Queensland Guineas form guide details all the essential information for punters including the trainers, jockeys, barriers and lead-up runs of the three-year-olds in the field. When doing the Queensland Guineas form it is good to look for horses with a good record over the mile and previous winning form in Queensland.

The Queensland Guineas form has also stacked up in tougher races in recent years including in 2012 when the filly Pear Tart backed up from her win over the boys to take out the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m). In 2016 Tsaritsa also saluted in the Queensland Guineas as a filly, so looking for the in-form female gallopers on the Queensland Guineas form guide could prove crucial.

Queensland Guineas Tips

Looking for three-year-olds with form over the track and distance or that come off a top three Brisbane lead-up run are good Queensland Guineas betting tips. Other tips for picking the season’s Queensland Guineas winner are keeping an eye on the results of the Fred Best Classic held at Doomben earlier in the winter, as well as gallopers that may have run over a mile in Group 1 company earlier in the season.

2017 Queensland Guineas Tips

Our Ladbrokes’ insider Queensland Guineas 2017 betting tips will be detailed below the week of the race with the three-year-olds to back and sack in the Group 2 Brisbane event.

Queensland Guineas Results

Queensland Guineas results have been mixed for punters in recent years with the longest priced champ from the past decade being Jabali ($31) in 2015. Sir Moments ($14 in 2014) also scored an upset Queensland Guineas result as did Salsonic ($14 in 2017). Notable Queensland Guineas winners include Sizzling (2013), Pear Tart (2012), Rothesay (2010) and Turffontein (2008).

2017 Queensland Guineas Results

The official Queensland Guineas 2017 Results & Finishing Order will be published in full below once the race is run and won on Saturday June 10, 2017 .

Place # Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Br. Wgt. SP
1 7 SALSONIC Jason Coyle Hugh Bowman 9 57kg $14
2 9 VOLPINO Les Kelly Brad Stewart 0.8L 14 57kg $51
3 4 NICCANOVA Steve Tregea Anthony Allen 1.3L 10 57kg $4.80F
4 11 TOP OF THE RANGE (NZ) Michael Moroney Patrick Moloney 2.3L 15 57kg $41
5 13 SYLPHEED Toby Edmonds Jeff Lloyd 2.6L 16 55kg $6.50
6 12 RIVER RACER Les Ross Robbie Fradd 3.1L 5 55kg $8.50
7 15 RHYMING Steve Tregea Larry Cassidy 3.3L 13 55kg $101
8 16 LIPSTICK LOVER Tony Gollan Jim Byrne 3.7L 3 55kg $31
9 8 BILLY THE KID John Meagher Luke Dittman 5L 4 57kg $11
10 2 OAK DOOR Robert Smerdon Craig Williams 5.3L 12 57kg $5.50
11 14 SAVVAN (NZ) James Cummings Glyn Schofield 7.6L 1 55kg $41
12 10 REALING Matthew Dunn Ronnie Stewart 7.9L 6 57kg $101
13 3 OINK Kelly Schweida Paul Hammersley 8.7L 8 57kg $26
14 1 DREAMS APLENTY John Zielke Ms Tiffani Brooker (a) 8.9L 11 57kg $14
15 5 CAERLESS CHOICE Paul Messara Tommy Berry 10.9L 2 57kg $8.50
16 17e CONGELATOR Paula Cartledge Noel Callow 11.1L 7 57kg $201
19e NETTOYER Wendy Roche Kerrin McEvoy 0
20e FLYING FRED (NZ) Evan & Jennifer J Rayner Leith Innes 0
6 CRACK ME UP (NZ) Liam Birchley Damian Browne 0
18e CHIEF JOSEPH Kevin Kemp Mr James Orman 0

Queensland Guineas Winners

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD
2017 Salsonic Volpino Niccanova 1:34.8
2016 Tsaritsa Denmagic Sold For Song 1:36.9
2015 Jabali Bachman Merion 1:34.6
2014 Sir Moments Liberty’s Choice Ryker 1:22.9
2013 Sizzling Dances On Stars Lucky Hussler 1:24.2
2012 Pear Tart Free Wheeling Stradon 1:26.1
2011 Torio’s Quest Benny’s Buttons Spot The Rock 1:35.4
2010 Rothesay Launay Fifteen Carat 1:33.7
2009 Express Air Marveen La Etoile 1:39.8
2008 Turffontein Royal Discretion Pepperwood 1:40.4
2007 Sequential Charm J Adane Danleigh 1:35.5
2006 Nova Star Fashions Afield Funlove 1:36.5
2005 Saxon Hit The Road Special Times 1:35.9
2004 Winning Belle Toulouse Lautrec Little Punc 1:40.3
2003 True Glo Sportsman King Of Them All 1:33.3
2002 Regent Street Galroof Deuxienne 1:35.6
2001 Heroism Yoruba Pimpala Player 1:34.3
2000 Magnifier Fairway Make Mine Magic 1:34.8