The Randwick Guineas

The Randwick Guineas 2023 is a Group 1 race that takes place during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival as one of the premier events. As one of the more alluring racing that takes place at Randwick Racecourse, the 2023 edition of the Randwick Guineas will boast a highly touted group of strong three-year-old runners. 

In the Randwick Guineas race this year, there will be an eye-popping $1 million AUD up for grabs, with Australia’s elite horses competing to be crowned as the Randwick Guineas 2023 champion. The Randwick Guineas is run at a distance of 1600m on the vibrant and exciting Randwick Racecourse turf which races in a clockwise manner (right-handed). 

As per usual, the Randwick Guineas acts as somewhat of a lead-in race for some other big named Australian Group 1 races. Besides the Randwick Guineas itself, these include: The Doncaster Mile and the Australian Derby. A notable feature of the Randwick Guineas is that the winner is exempt from nominations or ballot for a couple of huge races, the aforementioned Doncaster Mile, as well as the ATC Derby.

In this preview to the 2023 Randwick Guineas, we at OnlyRacing will provide you horse racing enthusiasts with material on the set field, projected winners, and even tips! On the more information based side, we share with you the history of both the Randwick Guineas race and its home track, Randwick Racecourse. Hopefully this info can assist you in your punting endeavours come race day for the Randwick Guineas.

Make sure to diarise the 4th of March and keep your arvo clear! The Randwick Guineas 2023 will be run at 4:40pm on the 4th of March 2023 at the famous Randwick Racecourse. Let’s see who will take the crown from last year’s champion at the Randwick Guineas, Converge.

The Feature Race - The 2023 Randwick Guineas

The Agency Randwick Guineas – 1600m

Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Time: 4:40pm AEDT
Prize Money: $1 million AUD

PlacingPrize Money
6th, 7th, and 8th$10,000
9th and 10th$8,000

What you are looking at above, is a breakdown of the prize money distribution for the Randwick Guineas 2023. Given there are other feature races such as the Australian Guineas that coincides with the Randwick Guineas, it is a true testament to the prestige of the Randwick Guineas race that there is such a mouth-watering pool available for runners. 

Vying for this prize money as well as the standing that comes with being a champion of the Randwick Guineas, we now have a finalised field set to take part on Saturday the 4th of March. Below is a comprehensive list of the runners competing in the 2023 Randwick Guineas that includes their race number and barrier, as well as their trainer, jockey and weight coming into the race. Lastly, we provide a snapshot of the odds for the 2023 Randwick Guineas field.

Please Note: All odds are provided by PlayUp.

RunnersFixed Win OddsFixed Place Odds
AFT CABIN$2.90$1.35
ZOU TIGER$6.50$2.25
MATCHA LATTE$9.00$2.70
HOLLYWOOD HERO (NZ)$41.00$7.50
CUT ON A DIME$61.00$11.00

Make sure to lock in your bets as early as possible for the Randwick Guineas 2023 edition if you like the odds your favourite runner is currently sitting at. Keep in mind that these odds will fluctuate as the Randwick Guineas race time draws nearer. Placing a fixed win or fixed place bet on the Randwick Guineas ensures that you lock in those specific odds for the race. 

If you are a fan of OnlyRacing, this is your lucky week! You will be receiving two sets of tips for the Randwick Guineas 2023 rom two separate tipster and racing experts (not to mention hometown Randwick boys that frequent Randwick Racecourse). Look out for the OnlyRacing tips coming out for Saturday’s slate of premier Australian horse racing to make sure you don’t miss out on Kai Shmukler’s insights into the Randwick Guineas.

For me at least, I hope you enjoy the analysis I have conducted on the Randwick Guineas race for this Saturday, factoring in all I have learnt from the race’s history, track’s history, and similarities in notable previous winners too (because why not). As is proper practice here at OnlyRacing, I will give out a best, next best, and of course the roughie pick for the Randwick Guineas 2023.

Once again, don’t forget to visit OnlyRacing’s Tips Page for another take on the Randwick Guineas coming soon!

Best BetRandwick Guineas
AFT Cabin
Win: $2.90
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Place: $1.35
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Next BestRandwick Guineas 
Zou Tiger
Win: $6.50
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Place: $2.25
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Roughie PickRandwick Guineas 
Win: $18.00
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Place: $4.40
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The James Cummings trained AFT Cabin is the favourite for the 2023 Randwick Guineas, and with good reason. Fifth against a similar field last time out at Rosehill Racecourse, AFT Cabin will look to return to his previous form from two races previous at the same venue, Randwick Racecourse. A career 3-2-0 from six jumps, and with JMac on the reigns, the odds for AFT Cabin to win this year’s Randwick Guineas are well reflected. 

Zou Tiger - NEXT BEST
The third favourite coming into the 2023 Randwick Guineas, Zou Tiger looks like a force to be reckoned with! Whilst the three-year-old Colt has won just once in seven career races, he came second in a similar field a few weeks ago at Rosehill. The Randwick Guineas is a far bigger stage, and it will be interesting to see if Zou Tiger is up for the challenge.

It's no secret I am a huge fan of Brenton Avdulla, so him being on the reigns for the Randwick Guineas inspires me with confidence that Zou Tiger could cause somewhat of an upset and outshine AFT Cabin, just as he did at Rosehill Racecourse. 

Williamsburg - ROUGHIE PICK
This race at Rosehill Racecourse I have been referring to in these tips saw Williamsburg run fourth in a highly contested race. Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou have done a stellar job in training this Colt. Four wins from thirteen races is nothing to snub your nose at. Look for Williamsburg to be a real challenger in this year’s Randwick Guineas at Randwick Racecourse.

Where to Bet on the 2023 Randwick Guineas

So, you now know my tips for the 2023 Randwick Guineas, but what are you going to do with them? Well, let me try help with this too. Come race day on March 4th, the biggest thing to decide will be where to place your Randwick Guineas punts. Will you use one of the bigger and well-known bookies like Bet365 or Ladbrokes? Or will you opt to place your money with a newer face in the Australian bookmaking scene?

Ultimately, for me, it comes down to one thing, who is offering you better odds on your preferred markets. Let’s say for example you want to place a fixed win bet on the 2023 Randwick Guineas, following my best bet tip of AFT Cabin. My suggestion would be to scour the available Australian bookmakers to find where AFT Cabin is the highest odds. If you need a comprehensive list of Australian bookmakers, visit our Bookmaker Reviews page for more information on every single Aussie bookmaker available to you.

Below is a list of five popular Australian bookies that you can use for betting on the 2023 Randwick Guineas. All these bookmakers have full reviews on our website, so go to our Bookmaker Reviews page to see key insights into PlayUp, Unibet, Midasbet, PalmerBet, and Winnersbet. Be sure to check our Promotions page to see if we can help you use one of these bookies and provide you with some help going into the Randwick Guineas.

Best Bookmakers for Randwick Guineas

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How to Bet on the Randwick Guineas

So, to recap, we have looked at the field and projected winners of the 2023 Randwick Guineas, and we have identified some great bookmakers to use on the day of the Randwick Guineas. Now, we need to decide what sort of bets to place on the Randwick Guineas.

Here is a simple list of popular markets available across most Australian bookmakers for the 2023 Randwick Guineas:

  • Fixed Win bets: the most popular market that can be categorised as a straight bet on a horse to win the Randwick Guineas. I will be placing fixed win bets on AFT Cabin (my best bet for the 2023 Randwick Guineas) and Zou Tiger (my next best bet for the 2023 Randwick Guineas). 
  • Fixed Place bets: these work much the same as a fixed win bet; you place money on a fixed price market, and if your horse runs 1st, 2nd, or 3rd you win. My best roughie pick for the 2023 Randwick Guineas, Williamsburg, will see action on the fixed place market, including myself.
  • Exotic Bets: these include exactas, trifectas, first fours. To simplify how these markets work, it combines your favourite runners in a single race where all money gets pooled together for the same market. If you win, you will receive a dividend of that pool based on your selections. I will be placing exotics for the whole card at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday the 4th of March, not just the Randwick Guineas.

How to Watch the Randwick Guineas

There is no better racing experience than being there in the flesh. This applies even more when it comes to the big Australian racing carnivals, such as this Magic Millions Carnival at the Gold Coast Turf Club in Queensland. Buy tickets for The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday online through Gold Coast Turf Club and the Magic Millions website.

Although this is undoubtedly the best way to immerse yourself in a true horse racing experience, lots of us, me included, live outside of Queensland and far away from the Gold Coast Turf Club. So as an alternative, I tend to watch livestreams of the races on my bookie mobile apps. 

Nowadays, offering a live racing stream on a racing-centric betting platform is essential to compete against other bookmakers. As time goes on, more and more bookies add this feature to their mobile product to gain more customers. Look at our bookmaker reviews to see which bookies you can watch the Magic Millions Carnival on. 

As much as I would love to make the trek up to Gold Coast Turf Club for the meet, I will be watching on my phone and punting on my laptop. Have a look at our early picks and likely field of runners above to join me!

Race History of the Randwick Guineas

The Randwick Guineas, one of Australia’s premier three-year-old Group 1 races, has called Randwick Racecourse its home since 2006. Whilst this may be one of the shorter histories for such a notable Australian Group 1 race, I ensure you that when you look further back to the Canterbury Guineas days, there is a host of memorable moments that build the tapestry of the Randwick Guineas’ history.

First run in 1935 as the Canterbury Guineas, the now Randwick Guineas saw its first victor in Hadrian. Since then, some of Australia’s biggest, best, and brightest have fought it out to claim the Randwick Guineas crown. Since being moved from Canterbury Racecourse for the 2006 Randwick Guineas, the Randwick Guineas has been a key part of Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival, making up one third of Sydney racing’s triple crown.

The triple crown is the highest of honours a horse can win in Sydney. With the Randwick Guineas making up part of this feat, some of the best horses in the country have their eyes on the prize from the start of the season. The other races that make up Sydney’s racing triple crown alongside the Randwick Guineas are the Rosehill Guineas (run at a 2000m distance) and the Australian Derby (a 2400m spectacle). Incredibly, five horses have been able to claim the Sydney racing triple crown in its almost 100-year history. These horses are:

  • Moorland in 1943
  • Martello Towers in 1959
  • Imagele in 1973
  • Octagonal in 1996
  • It’s a Dundeel in 2013

Since It’s a Dundeel won the Randwick Guineas and completed the Sydney racing triple crown in 2013, only one horse has even won two of the events! That was The Autumn Sun four years ago in 2019. The Autumn Sun won the 2019 edition of the Randwick Guineas that 

Overall, the Randwick Guineas owes much of its history to the Canterbury Guineas at Canterbury Racecourse which came before. However, since its first race at Randwick Racecourse in 2006, the Randwick Guineas has created a legacy of its own, thanks in large part to the location change, now situated at the premier thoroughbred racing venue in New South Wales.

Randwick Guineas Previous Winners

As we have previously spoken about in the ‘Race History of the Randwick Guineas’ portion of this Randwick Guineas 2023 preview, the Randwick Guineas used to be located at Canterbury Racecourse and was called the Canterbury Guineas. This changed in 2006 when the Group 1 race moved to Randwick Racecourse and joined the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

Whilst the Randwick Guineas is now raced at an entirely different location, you cannot discount history. See below a list of all the winners of both the Canterbury Guineas (1935 – 2005) and the Randwick Guineas (2006 – Present).

Randwick Guineas (2006 - Present) 

  • 2022 - Converge
  • 2021 - Lion's Roar
  • 2020 - Shadow Hero
  • 2019 - The Autumn Sun
  • 2018 - Kementari
  • 2017 - Inference
  • 2016 - Le Romain
  • 2015 - Hallowed Crown
  • 2014 - Dissident
  • 2013 - It's A Dundeel
  • 2012 - Mosheen
  • 2011 - Ilovethiscity
  • 2010 - Shoot Out]
  • 2009 - Metal Bender
  • 2008 - Weekend Hussler
  • 2007 - Mentality
  • 2006 - Hotel Grand

Canterbury Guineas (1935 – 2005)

  • 2005 - Jymcarew
  • 2004 - Niello
  • 2003 - Fine Society
  • 2002 - Carnegie Express
  • 2001 - Universal Prince
  • 2000 - Fairway
  • 1999 - Arena
  • 1998 - Tycoon Lil
  • 1997 - Intergaze
  • 1996 - Octagonal
  • 1995 - Sharscay
  • 1994 - Western Red
  • 1993 - Kingston Bay
  • 1992 - Veandercross
  • 1991 - St. Jude
  • 1990 - Interstellar
  • 1989 - Riverina Charm
  • 1988 - High Regard
  • 1987 - Tidal Light
  • 1986 - Dolcezza
  • 1985 - Spirit Of Kingston
  • 1984 - Beechcraft
  • 1983 - Mr. McGinty
  • 1982 - Rare Form
  • 1981 - Ring The Bell
  • 1980 - Rocky Top
  • 1979 - Red Nose
  • 1978 - race not held
  • 1977 - Belmura Lad
  • 1976 - Chasta Bellota
  • 1975 - Rosie Heir
  • 1974 - Sydney Cove
  • 1973 - Imagele
  • 1972 - Lord Ben
  • 1971 - Egyptian
  • 1970 - Royal Show
  • 1969 - Bogan Hero
  • 1968 - Broker's Tip
  • 1967 - Honeyland
  • 1966 - Garcon
  • 1965 - Fair Summer
  • 1964 - Strauss
  • 1963 - Summer Fiesta
  • 1962 - Summer Prince
  • 1961 - Kilshery
  • 1960 - Persian Lyric
  • 1959 - Martello Towers
  • 1958 - Prince Kerdieil
  • 1957 - Todman
  • 1956 - Movie Boy
  • 1955 - Aboukir
  • 1954 - Pride Of Egypt
  • 1953 - Prince Morvi
  • 1952 - Prince Dakhil
  • 1951 - Forest Beau
  • 1950 - French Cavalier
  • 1949 - Delta
  • 1948 - Riptide
  • 1947 - The Groom
  • 1946 - Decorate
  • 1945 - Monmouth
  • 1944 - Accession
  • 1943 - Moorland
  • 1942 - San Sebastian
  • 1941 - Chatham's Choice
  • 1940 - Ensign
  • 1939 - Bonny Loch
  • 1938 - Respirator
  • 1937 - Bristol
  • 1936 - Billy Boy
  • 1935 - Hadrian

Track History of Randwick Racecourse – Home to the Randwick Guineas

Randwick Racecourse is one of Australia’s most prestigious horse racing venues that sees our best champions race past the grandstand into immortality. Located southeast of Sydney’s bustling metropolitan CBD, I am proud to call Randwick Racecourse my home turf. The home of the Randwick Guineas is operated and owned by the ATC, the Australian Turf Club, and has been operating as a premier thoroughbred racetrack since all the way back in 1833. This makes Randwick Racecourse one of the oldest tracks Australia has to offer.

Having never been to a Randwick Guineas race in my lifetime, I cannot wait to break my duck for the 2023 Randwick Guineas. I could go on and on about how good of a track Randwick Racecourse is, and yes that would be highly biased, however it truly is a track of beauty and prestige.

What really differentiates Randwick Racecourse is the track layout, specifically designed to better suit the array of distances that modern premier thoroughbreds run. The AFL field shaped course runs for 2200m and boasts a long 400m straight for the run home. What makes this even better is the grandstands location on the home straight, which creates a strong atmosphere that makes race day all the better. You best believe that Sydney racing fans will be coming out in force for the 2023 Randwick Guineas.

Whilst the Randwick Guineas is an extremely notable Group 1 race that sees some of Australia’s best three-year-old racers battle it out for victory, Randwick Racecourse is also home to some of the biggest races on Australia’s racing calendar. The Everest is the richest horse race in Australia and calls Randwick Racecourse its home. Besides the obvious, Randwick Racecourse also sees a host of Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival events, such as the George Ryder Stakes, the Doncaster Mile, and the famous Canterbury Stakes.

The Randwick Guineas also shares its home with the biggest events on Sydney’s racing calendar, The Championships. The Sydney Cup and Queen Elizabeth Stakes are run at Randwick Racecourse too. Whilst I am so excited to witness the Randwick Guineas, there are bigger and better events that feature at Randwick Racecourse, so if you have never been, change that!

I’m going to take you back to 1930 for a fun fact about Randwick Racecourse. Before the Randwick Guineas, or even the Canterbury Guineas (more on that later) was run, one of the most decorated and famous horses in Australian history won the AJC Derby in the fastest time seen up until that point. You might be thinking who cares, or who is this horse? Well, any Australian racing fan cares when you mention the name… Phar Lap! 

I have harped on about Randwick Racecourse and its grandstand which will play a key role in the atmosphere of the Randwick Guineas. However, it is truly an experience every Australian and International racing enthusiast must get to at some point in their life. The wide range of luxurious amenities, coupled with the perfectly designed exterior food stalls, and of course beverages, culminate to provide us Aussie racing fans with the best possible race day. I have no doubt the 2023 Randwick Guineas will be one of a long line of successful racing events at Randwick Racecourse.