Randwick Guineas 2024 Tips, Betting, Odds, Horses & More 2025

he Randwick Guineas, a set-weights middle-distance race at Randwick Racecourse will be held on Saturday 8th March 2025. The 1,600m trip is one of the biggest races in Sydney during the Autumn Racing Carnival and always features some of the best Australian horses. 

Randwick Guineas Information

Before we get into all the details about the Randwick Guineas, check out some of the quick facts in the table below:

📅Date:Saturday 8th March, 2025
⌚Race Time:TBA
📏Race Distance:1,600 metres
🛣️Racecourse:Randwick Racecourse
🐎Conditions:3YO Set Weights
🏅Status:Group 1
🏆Prize Money:$1,000,000
🏇2024 Winner:Celestial Legend

About the Randwick Guineas

The Randwick Guineas 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 2025 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 up for grabs, with Australia’s elite horses competing to be crowned as the 2024 champion. The Randwick Guineas is run at a distance of 1,600m on the vibrant and exciting Randwick Racecourse, one of the top tracks in the country, 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 One 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 ballots for a couple of huge races, the aforementioned Doncaster Mile and Australian Derby.

In this preview of the 2025 Randwick Guineas, we here at OnlyRacing.com.au will provide you with material on the set field, projected winners and even tips! On the more information-based side, we share with you the history of the race and its home track. Hopefully, this information can assist you in your punting endeavours come race day for the Randwick Guineas.

When it comes the to prize money attached to the Randwick Guineas, check out the breakdown below:

Place:Prize Money:
6th, 7th & 8th$10,000
9th & 10th$8,000

Randwick Guineas Tips

Do you want free horse racing tips? Well, here at OnlyRacing, we’ve got horse racing tips coming out of our ears! Our experts work as hard as they can to find our loyal readers winner after winner. At this stage, we don’t have our tips available. Our experts want to wait until more information comes to light about which runners will be targeting the race in 2025.

While the final field is yet to be determined, why don’t you have a squiz at our tips for the Randwick Guineas in 2024:

Randwick Guineas Best Bet - Militarize

Can anyone beat Militarize? I don’t think so! Militarize is good enough to overcome the lack of early tempo, so I’m not too worried about that. Jockey James McDonald knows what to do and will keep rivals within striking distance and when the time is right, let Militarize chase them all down.

He will come into the Randwick Guineas fitter for his previous runs and I think the distance will suit perfectly. At the time of writing, he is the $2.20 favourite, so let’s see what he can do from barrier 4 on Saturday.

Randwick Guineas Next Best - Tom Kitten

I think Tom Kitten can be the one to surprise in the Randwick Guineas. He is third-up from a spell and I think he is as ready as he’ll ever be. He has only continued to get better since Spring last year and his performance in the Group 1 Spring Champion Stakes was the cherry on top of the cake.

His recent performance has been a bit lacklustre, but I’m not too worried about that because he tends to put in his best performances when he has a couple of races under his belt. The distance is another tick, so hopefully Tom Kitten can put in a tidy performance!

Randwick Guineas Best Roughie - Encap

Priced at $8.50 at the time of writing, Encap presents create value. I think Encap is ready to strike in the Randwick Guineas and can put in a great performance. Encap ran a close second behind Militarize (the favourite for this race) in the Golden Rose Stakes.

He has been fairly competitive in all of his recent races and while he is interested in the mile distance, I’m hoping more luck comes Encap’s way. He’ll need some luck with the wide draw, but he is certainly capable of running top three.

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Randwick Guineas Betting

So, you now know our tips for the 2023 Randwick Guineas, but what are you going to do with them? Well, let us try to help with this too. Come race day, 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 PlayUp? Or will you opt to place your money with one of the newer Australian betting sites? Something you need to look at when choosing a bookie is their betting sites bonuses. All the best betting apps will offer some sort of promotion, you just have to know what you’re looking for!

Ultimately, for us, 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 our best bet tip of Aft Cabin. 

Our suggestion would be to scour the different betting apps to find where Aft Cabin has the highest odds. If you need a comprehensive list of Australian bookmakers, visit our bookmaker reviews page, or check out our “Betting Sites” section above, for more information on every single Aussie bookmaker available to you.

When it comes to Randwick Guineas betting, you’ve also got a lot of different betting options available to you. Here is a simple list of popular markets available across most horse racing betting sites for the Randwick Guineas:

  1. Fixed Win: The most popular market that can be categorised as a straight bet on a horse to win the Randwick Guineas. Some bookies offer special betting promotions on fixed odds for runners to win the race.
  2. Fixed Place: 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.
  3. Exotic Bets: These include exactas, trifectas and 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.

Randwick Guineas Field

At this stage, the Randwick Guineas field has not been announced for the race in 2025. However, we expect it to be a star-studded affair, like we see each and every year. We will also list the odds for the race, when available, which will give some guidance on which runners are favoured in the market.

Please understand that as the 2025 Randwick Guineas field is not announced, the odds for any potential runners will be constantly changing. Lots of factors go into fluctuations in odds, so it’s important to keep an eye on the runner you like to see what’s happening with their odds.

While we wait for the Randwick Guineas field in 2025! Take a squiz below at the Randwick Guineas field in 2024:

1MILITARIZE (NZ)Chris WallerJames McDonald456.5kg
2TOM KITTENJames CummingsNash Rawiller856.5kg
3CELESTIAL LEGENDLes BridgeKerrin McEvoy1156.5kg
4ENCAPGary PortelliJason Collett1056.5kg
5GANBAREGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark556.5kg
6LES VAMPIRESGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus256.5kg
7FUKUBANAMatthew DunnTommy Berry356.5kg
8DUCASSEMichael FreedmanTyler Schiller956.5kg
9CEOLWULF (NZ)Joseph PrideSam Clipperton156.5kg
10CAFE MILLENIUMJohn O’SheaTom Marquand756.5kg
11COSMIC LADEdward CummingsChad Schofield656.5kg

In total for the 2024 Randwick Guineas, we saw a field of 11 line up for the big race. In the end, there weren’t any scratchings for this race, but we have seen scratchings for this race in the past, so keep an eye on this.

In horse racing, you’ll see that scratchings are very commonplace, even in races where there is heaps of prize money up for grabs. Scratchings can occur at any time before the race jumps and we know just how annoying it can be to see the horse you bet on being scratched. But you will get your stake back, so you live to fight another day!

When you’re looking at the final field, you should also take notice of the barrier each runner is jumping from. While the barrier draw isn’t as critical in races with a small field as we saw for the 2023 Randwick Guineas, some barriers have more success than others and it’s important to understand which ones they are.

Randwick Guineas Form Guide

If you are serious about finding a winner come this Randwick Guineas day, then you need to understand what the key form indicators are and how they will influence the race. With a race that has been running for as long as the Randwick Guineas has, you’ve got lots of data to sift through.

Looking at the Randwick Guineas form guide will ensure you base your betting decisions based on facts. While going through pages upon pages of data may not sound like a fun time to you, it does to us! We’ve put in the leg work and found some interesting patterns that will help you with your betting decisions. Check out the key form indicators below for the Randwick Guineas!

First things first, let’s take a look at the best form lines to follow. The best lead-up race in recent decades has been the Hobartville Stakes. We’ve seen 19 of the last 26 Randwick Guineas winners come from the Hobartville Stakes, and one of the most notable winners include The Autumn Sun. In 2024, winner Celestial Legend won the Hobartville Stakes in his previous start.

Fillies don’t seem to have a good record in the Randwick Guineas, only one filly has won the race since 2003, which was Mosheen in 2012. Also, you’re looking for a runner that is in form. A total of seven winners in the last 12 years have won their lead-up race. In fact, only five Randwick Guineas winners have run worse than fourth in the last Group race since 2005.

If you’re looking to simply back the favourite in the Randwick Guineas, you should know that they only have a fair record. While the favourite might not always win, you’ll see that most of the time, winners are in single-digit odds. Although Communist bucked this trend in 2023, winning the Randwick Guineas with odds of $16.

Randwick Guineas Horses

Some of the best horses in Australian history have competed and won the Randwick Guineas. This section is dedicated to them! We’ve narrowed it down to the best five Randwick Guineas horses to ever win the race. We know there are many, many more that could have made this list, but these are the five we are going with!

Let’s check out some details about five of the best Randwick Guineas horses to ever win the race:

Todman - 1957

Todman won the Randwick Guineas back in 1957 when the race was called the Canterbury Guineas. He had an excellent career record of 12:10-1-0, making him a great investment for punters. Todman’s most notable win was probably the Golden Slipper, which he also won in 1957. He also has a Group 2 race named after him, the Todman Stakes, raced at Randwick Racecourse.

Octagonal - 1996

Also known as “The Big O”, Octagonal won the Randwick Guineas in 1996. He won many awards throughout his career including; the Australian Champion Two-Year-Old in 1995, the 

Australian Champion Three-Year-Old in 1996 as well as the Australian Horse of the Year also in 1996. In 1995, Octagonal also won the Cox Plate, which was probably his most notable win.

Weekend Hussler - 2008

Weekend Hussler ended his career with a record of 21:12-1-0, one of which was the 2008 Randwick Guineas. In total the gelding amassed a career prize money of over $3 million, and in 2008 he was named Australian Champion Racehorse of the Year. Other notable races that Weekend Hussler won included the Caulfield Guineas, the Newmarket Handicap, the Memsie Stakes along with the Underwood Stakes.

It's A Dundeel - 2013

It’s A Dundeel had a stellar career which included several Group 1 wins. He also won a few awards as well, including the 2014 New Zealand Champion Racehorse of the Year and the 2014 Australian Champion Middle Distance Racehorse. Along with the Randwick Guineas, It’s A Dundeel also won the Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Spring Champion Stakes and the Australian Derby, just to name a few.

The Autumn Sun - 2019

The Autumn Sun may have only raced on nine occasions, but he won eight of them and in the other race he finished third! The Chris Waller-trained colt won the Randwick Guineas in 2019 and he also won other races like the Golden Rose Stakes and the Rosehill Guineas. In the end, his prize money topped approximately $3.5 million!

Randwick Guineas Odds

Knowing the Randwick Guineas odds is important before you go placing any bets. Different horse racing betting apps will sometimes offer different odds for the same runner, so it certainly does pay to shop around!

You may have already seen that the odds in horse racing markets are constantly changing and many things impact changes in the odds.At this stage, our favourite bookie, PlayUp, hasn’t released a market for the race! But don’t stress as we will update the table below as soon as the information becomes available.

You’ll see the odds for all the runners constantly changing as more information comes to light if they are targeting the Randwick Guineas or not. Make sure you look into what stage the market is in, if it says “Before Noms” that’s a good time to place your bets because if your chosen runner doesn’t make the final field, you’ll get your cash back!

If you choose to bet when the market is “All-In”, that’s fine but just remember that you won’t get your stake back if your horse isn’t in the final field. There are positives and negatives attached to both, so do whatever suits you the most.

While we wait for the 2025 Randwick Guineas odds, take a look below at the odds of all the runners that lined up in the 2024 Randwick Guineas:

Celestial Legend$4.20
Tom Kitten$7.00
Les Vampires$14
Cafe Millenium$71
Cosmic Lad$101

*Odds correct as of 07/03/2024.

Randwick Guineas History

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, we assure you that when you look further back to the Canterbury Guineas days, there are 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 winner 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 race has been a key part of Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival (one of the biggest horse racing carnivals in Australia), making up one-third of Sydney racing’s triple crown. Winning the triple crown is something that several horses aim to achieve.

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 2,000m distance) and the Australian Derby (a 2,400m 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, which was The Autumn Sun in 2019. 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. We can’t wait to see many more epic races in the Randwick Guineas.

As you may have already gathered, the Randwick Guineas is only one race in a calendar that is jam-packed full of other Group 1 and feature races. Why don’t you head on over to our page that has a Group One races list to see all the other races we cover?

Randwick Guineas Results

Who wants to know which horse won the Randwick Guineas? You do, of course, otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this section! Here at OnlyRacing, we provide the results of the latest running, which include a table with the finishing position of every runner along with a video replay, so you can relive the action over and over again.

In 2024, the Randwick Guineas was taken out by Celestial Legend. Celestial Legend came into the Randwick Guineas in red-hot form, taking out his previous race, the Hobartville Stakes. Finishing in second place, just 0.1L off the pace was the pre-race favourite, Militarize.

Cafe Millenium threw a spanner in the works for all those trifecta bettors, finishing in third place by only 0.24L. Cafe Millenium had a starting price of $71! The first 10 runners were separated by just 3.4L with 11th-placed Fukubana fading and finishing a distant 9.4L off the pace.

Check out the full Randwick Guineas results table below:

13CELESTIAL LEGENDLes BridgeKerrin McEvoy-1156.5kg
21MILITARIZE (NZ)Chris WallerJames McDonald0.1L456.5kg
310CAFE MILLENIUMJohn O’SheaTom Marquand0.24L756.5kg
42TOM KITTENJames CummingsNash Rawiller0.97L856.5kg
54ENCAPGary PortelliJason Collett1.14L1056.5kg
69CEOLWULF (NZ)Joseph PrideSam Clipperton1.3L156.5kg
78DUCASSEMichael FreedmanTyler Schiller1.36L956.5kg
86LES VAMPIRESGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottAdam Hyeronimus1.57L256.5kg
95GANBAREGai Waterhouse & Adrian BottTim Clark1.69L556.5kg
1011COSMIC LADEdward CummingsChad Schofield3.4L656.5kg
117FUKUBANAMatthew DunnTommy Berry9.42L356.5kg

Randwick Guineas Replay

So, you now know the finishing order of all runners in the Randwick Guineas! Why don’t you now check out the race replay? You can watch all the action as it unfolds in the video below:

Randwick Guineas Winners

The Randwick Guineas has been around for a long time and there are many notable winners of this race. Let’s take a look back at all the recent winners of the Randwick Guineas, up until 2010:

2024Celestial Legend
2021Lion's Roar
2020Shadow Hero
2019The Autumn Sun
2016Le Romain
2015Hallowed Crown
2013It's A Dundeel
2010Shoot Out

Randwick Guineas FAQs

We’ve got some Randwick Guineas FAQs for you, just in case you’ve got any final questions about the race that you’d like answered. Have a read below and, hopefully, we’ve answered them:

Where to bet on the Randwick Guineas?

Finding the best place to bet on the Randwick Guineas is an important decision. The good news for you is that we provide in-depth reviews on all the major bookies in Australia, so that will make finding the best bookie for you a lot easier.

How to bet on the Randwick Guineas?

Placing a bet on the Randwick Guineas is easy! The hard part is figuring out which runner you want to bet on as well as which market. You can bet on the fixed win market or spice things up a bit with an exotic bet. Check out our bookie reviews page again for more details about this.

How to watch the Randwick Guineas?

There’s nothing better than watching horse racing live at the track, but if you can’t make it to Randwick Racecourse for the Randwick Guineas, you can always catch the race live on free-to-air, Foxtel or Kayo. You can even watch domestic races on a handful of bookies that offer live-streaming services.

When is the Randwick Guineas?

The Randwick Guineas is slated to kick off on Saturday 8th March 2025 and the Canterbury Stakes, another Group 1, will also be run at Randwick Racecourse on the same day.

How long is the Randwick Guineas?

The Randwick Guineas is a middle-distance race and is 1,600 metres.

Where is the Randwick Guineas?

The Randwick Guineas takes place each year at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.

Who won the most recent edition of the Randwick Guineas?

In 2024, we saw Celestial Legend win the Randwick Guineas. The favourite, Militarize, finished just 0.1L off the pace in second place.

What is the prize money for the Randwick Guineas?

There’s a cool $1 million on offer for the Randwick Guineas. This amount of prize money ensures we see a quality field of amazing runners each and every year.

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