Australian Guineas 2018

1600m | Group 1 3YO and Up Set Weights | Flemington Racecourse | Prize money: $750,000

The 2018 Australian Guineas is a Group 1 thoroughbred race held over a distance of 1600 metres at Flemington Racecourse with total prizemoney of $750,000.00. The Australian Guineas was last run in 2017 and won by Hey Doc.

The Australian Guineas in recent years has clashed with the Randwick Guineas at Randwick with both races being at the same conditions for 3YO’s over a mile

Blue Diamond Stakes Odds and Betting Info – what you need to know

Caulfield is a large course and when the rail is in the True position and the track is Good there is little track bias. When the rail is out, on pace runners will have a distinct advantage. The long straight run from the 1200m start gives every horse a chance to gain a good position but it pays to be in the leading bunch by the time they reach the corner leading into the home straight as the winning post quite short.

Australian Guineas Fast Betting Facts

  • Australian Guineas odds and betting traditionally favour proven gallopers that have winning form over the distance
  • Favourites have a poor recent record in the race with just two winners from 2007 – 2015 including the latest Light Fantastic (2008).Last start winners have a good record in the Australian
  • Guineas and a good lead-up races include the Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1200) for the colts and geldings, and the Group 3 The Vanity (1200m) for the fillies both held at Flemington two weeks earlier.

Australian Guineas Betting and Odds

Win, Place and Each Way bet are the three simplest betting options available. Select a horse to win, run in the first three, or either a win and place (each way), based on the odds on offer. Some other forms of betting include: head to head, live betting, futures, quinella, exacta, trifecta, first 4, quaddie and the big6.

Year Winner 2nd 3rd Time
2017 Hey Doc Prized Icon Snitzon 1:34.0
2016 Palentino Tarzino Risque 1:35.2
2015 Wandjina Alpine Eagle Stratum Star 1:35.1
2014 Shamus Award Criterion Thunder Fantasy 1:36.4
2013 Ferlax You’re So Good Sheer Talent 1:35.0
2012 Mosheen Strike The Stars Mister Milton 1:37.0
2011 Shamrocker Bullbars Playing God 1:35.3
2010 Rock Classic Set For Fame Linton 1:36.8
2009 Heart Of Dreams Von Costa De Hero Lucky Thunder 1:35.8
2008 Light Fantastic Marching Playwright 1:36.4
2007 Miss Finland Casino Prince Jokers Wild 1:36.0
2006 Apache Cat Darcy Brahma Thin And Crispy 1:34.0
2005 Al Maher Danehill Express Econsul 1:34.4
2004 Reset Starcraft Under The Bridge 1:34.5
2003 Delago Brom Tycoon Ruler Thorn Park 1:35.9
2002 Dash For Cash Royal Code Ustinov 1:35.3
2001 Mr Murphy Neptunes Journey Outgate 1:34.4
2000 Pins Freemason Hades 2:02.3