The Queensland Guineas is a Group 2 race for three-year-olds held each June at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane, Queensland. The race is run over a distance of 1600 metres under set weight conditions and worth $350,000 in prizemoney. The 2019 Queensland Guineas was won by Kolding from Baccarat Baby with Pohutukawa third.
|Date:||Saturday 8th June 2019|
|Track:||Eagle Farm racecourse, Brisbane|
|Race Type:||3yo - Set Weights|
The Queensland Guineas is a good race for three-year-olds who do not have the staying ability to tackle the longer distance races like the Queensland Derby and the race generally assembles more than handy 3yo gallopers who quite often go on to become very capable racehorses.
Talented gallopers Rothesay (2010), Yippio (1997), Paris Lane (1994), Triscay (1991) and Planet Ruler (1988) have all won this race over the years.
Possible lead-up races to this event include the Gr3 Gunsynd Classic at the Gold Coast or the Gr3 Fred Best Classic at Doomben and the set weight conditions of the Queensland Guineas favours the better gallopers entered for the race. Both Sir Moments (6th in 2014) and Jabali (5th in 2015) finished unplaced in the Fred Best Classic before going on to win this race.
Smart mare Pear Tart (2012) went on to take out the Gr1 Winter Stakes on the final day of the carnival after winning the Queensland Guineas.
Kolding (2019) took out a 3&$YO BM78 race over 1500m at Randwick in Sydney before heading north to win this event in classy style for trainer Chris Waller.
Recent Queensland Guineas winners include Sambro (2018) and Salsonic (2017).
1. $2.80 Kolding 57.0 James McDonald
2. $14.00 Baccarat Baby 55.0 Micheal Hellyer
3. $5.00 Pohutukawa 55.0 Blake Shinn
4. $16.00 Seabrook 55.0 Damien Oliver
5. $26.00 Junipal 57.0 John Allen
6. $41.00 Outrageous 57.0 Tommy Berry
7. $101.00 Starkers 57.0 Sean Cormack
8. $26.00 Leonardo Da Hinchi 57.0 Brad Rawiller
9. $31.00 Vigor Winner 57.0 Corey Brown
10. $19.00 Zoutori 57.0 Craig Williams
11. $201.00 Ceol Na Mara 55.0 Matthew McGillivray
12. $101.00 Agassi 57.0 Larry Cassidy
13. $4.00 Ringerdingding 57.0 Brenton Avdulla
14. $151.00 Ocean Waves 57.0 James Orman
15. $101.00 Crafty Spirit 57.0 Brad Stewart
Margins: 0.5 len, 0.4 len
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|2016||Tsaritsa||Denmagic||Sold For Song||1:36.9|
|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|
|2009||Express Air||Marveen||La Etoile||1:39.8|
|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|
|2000||Magnifier||Fairway||Make Mine Magic||1:34.8|
|1999||Camarena||Arimathea||Go Flash Go||1:35.5|
|1997||Yippyio||Crystal Palace||Might Gold||1:38.2|
|1994||Paris Lane||Our Fiction||Waikikamukau||1:37.2|
|1993||Cuidado||Play Or Pay||Slight Chance||1:33.6|
|1992||Coolong Road||Baggio||Soho Square||1:35.3|
|1991||Triscay||Blalocks Bull||Sure Cute||1:34.6|
|1990||Solar Circle||Dr Grace||Castletown||1:35.2|
|1989||Cole Diesel||Molokai Prince||Aces And Kings||1:35.4|
|1988||Planet Ruler||Our Poetic Prince||Judyann||1:35.7|
The 2015 and 2018 Queensland Guineas were both held at Doomben.