2016 Gold Coast Guineas Field, Barriers & Odds

Gold Coast Guineas News

A talented and capacity field has been confirmed for Saturday’s 2016 Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Takedown has returned to racing in slick form this time and remains outright $3.40 favourite in…


Gold Coast Guineas

The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas, conducted at the prestigious Gold Coast Racecourse in Queensland, is a terrific Group 3 thoroughbred race.

Located approximately 70km south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast Racecourse is one of Queensland’s most scenic and coveted courses and is home to the thrilling Magic Millions Carnival in January annually.

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The 2016 Gold Coast Guineas will take place on May 7.

Conducted on the highly anticipated Hollindale Stakes Day in early May each year, the Gold Coast Guineas is one of two Group race features conducted at the meeting. The other headline event is the $358,000 Group 2 Hollindale Stakes (1800m).

Run over a sprint distance of 1200m, the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas is open to three-year-old runners and is conducted under set weight conditions.

Worth $125,000, the Gold Coast Guineas attracts a quality field of local sprinters each year and is a terrific event for horses preparing for a Brisbane Winter Carnival campaign.

Three-year-olds that contest the Gold Coast Guineas will often move on to other sprint features held at both Doomben and Eagle Farm during the winter carnival in Brisbane.

Good follow-up races to the Gold Coast Guineas include the $125,000 Group 3 Fred Best Classic (1350m) in mid May and the $250,000 Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1600m) at Eagle Farm in June.

On the 4th of November, the 2016 Melbourne Cup races off! Don’t forget to check out the Melbourne Cup Odds & Melbourne Cup Field.

Upcoming Doomben Races

Group 1

The BTC Cup

(1200m)

Doomben

$400,000

WFA

Group 3

Rough Habit Plate

(2020m)

Doomben

$125,000

3YO SW

Group 3

Chairman’s Handicap

(2020m)

Doomben

$115,000

3YO & Up Qlty

Group 1

Doomben Cup

(2020m)

Doomben

$500,000

3YO & Up WFA

Group 2

Champagne Classic

(1200m)

Doomben

$175,000

2YO SW

Group 3

Doomben Roses

(2020m)

Doomben

$175,000

3YO SW

Past Gold Coast Guineas Winners:

Year

Winner

2016 Takedown
2015 Nostradamus
2014 Dothraki
2013 Academus
2012 Florentina
2011 Military Rose
2010 Beethog
2009 Chakvetadze
2008 El Cambio
2007 Gold Edition
2006 Fashions Afield
2005 Eremein
2004 Kings Chapel
2003 Tahitian Star
2002 Miss Bussell
2001 Ceffyl
2000 Make Mine Magic