History Of The Belmont Guineas

18
Jun

Saturday at Belmont will feature the 38th running of the Belmont Guineas.

BACKGROUND

  • The Belmont Guineas was first staged in 1980 and won by Queen Inca, ridden by Nark Grisby and prepared by Colin Webster. Elorance ran second and Given Vision placed third.
  • Queen Inca, who also won the Champion Fillies Stakes and the WA Oaks, was by Jungle Boy from the Winker mare Lady Nod. Winker was sold to Robert Holmes a Court for $110,000 and retired to stud.
  • Queen Inca carried 54kg, ran 1.39.86sec., commenced from barrier nine in a field of 15 starters and was sent out as a 9/2 chance.

TRAINERS

  • Graeme Webster, Warren Jeffries, Lou Luciani, Fred Kersley and Adam Durrant are two-time winners of the Belmont Guineas.
  • Webster: Executive Class (1986) & Jungle Myth (1988).
  • Jeffries: Advise Me (1992) & Final Impact (1993). The first trainer to win back-to-back Belmont Guineas.
  • Luciani: Key Target (1997) & Lady Fidelia (2000).
  • Kersley: Mr Diagnosis (2006) & Grand Nirvana (2009).
  • Durrant: Summah’s Touch (2013) & Tick Tick Bloom (2014).

JOCKEYS

  • Paul Harvey is the most successful rider in the Belmont Guineas with four winners: Just Jugah (1996), Siranto (1999), Mr Diagnosis (2006) & Cohort (2008).
  • WA Hall Of Fame inductee Rod Kemp, Peter Knuckey and Glenn Smith are next with three wins apiece.
  • Kemp: Art Roy (1983), Concrete (1985) & Executive Class (1986).
  • Knuckey: Advise Me (1992), Lady Fidelia (2000) & Volition (2005).
  • Smith: Lady Knockout (2002), Coppertito (2004) & Rohan (2012).
  • Dual Belmont Guineas winners include Ian Albuino, Stephen Miller, Mark Sestich, Troy Turner and William Pike.
  • Albuino: Gourmet (1987) & Marscay Boy (1990).
  • Stephen Miller: Perfect Answer (1989) & Final Impact (1993). Miller also won as a trainer when Variation won last year.
  • Sestich: Packed And Gone (1981) & Country Born (1998).
  • Turner: Joey Jo Jo (2007) & Tradesman (2015).
  • Pike: The Underworld (2011) & Tick Tick Bloom (2014).

BARRIERS

  • Barrier nine: 6 wins
  • Barrier eleven: five wins
  • Barrier two: four wins
  • Barrier three: four wins.
  • Barriers 10, 12 and 14 have not recorded wins.

GENDER

  • Geldings have won 18 editions of the Belmont Guineas including the past three years.
  • Fillies have been successful on 12 occasions, the previous Tick Tick Bloom (2013).
  • Eight colts have won the Belmont Guineas

BELMONT GUINEAS

YEAR HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER
2017 Variation B.Parnham S.Miller
2016 Great Shot C.Staples R.Radford
2015 Tradesman T.Turner T&R Harvey
2014 Tick Tick Bloom W.Pike A.Durrant
2013 Summah’s Touch B.Paterson A.Durrant
2012 Rohan G.Smith V.Sigley
2011 The Underworld W.Pike C.Gangemi
2010 Mighty Rossa S.O’Donnell M.Grant
2009 Grand Nirvana D.Staeck F.Kersley
2008 Cohort P.Harvey I.Haggerty
2007 Joey Jo Jo T.Turner B.Pope
2006 Mr Diagnosis P.Harvey F.Kersley
2005 Volition P.Knuckey P.Jordan
2004 Coppertito G.Smith M.Lane
2003 Creatrix S.McGruddy C.Scobie-Smith
2002 Lady Knockout G.Smith W.Bradshaw
2001 Shot Of Thunder P.King D.Edwards
2000 Lady Fidelia P.Knuckey L.Luciani
1999 Siranto P.Harvey A.Beckett
1998 Country Born M.Sestich M.Williams
1997 Key Target J.Whiting L.Luciani
1996 Just Jugah P.Harvey K.Mifflin
1995 Cranky Tikit P.Alderman S.Searle
1994 Rancho Man C.Plumbley W.Mitchell
1993 Final Impact S.Miller W.Jeffries
1992 Advise Me P.Knuckey W.Jeffries
1991 Packed And Gone M.Sestich T.Martinovich
1990 Marscay Boy I.Albuino F.Maynard
1989 Perfect Answer S.Miller S.Wallace
1988 Perfect Myth L.Millington G.Webster
1987 Gourmet I.Albuino L.Morton
1986 Executive Class R.Kemp G.Webster
1985 Concrete R.Kemp B.O’Malley
1984 Enduring S.Newling S.Bates
1983 Art Roy R.Kemp B.Liddelow
1982 National Image C.Coombe T.Hickling
1981 Wool Zone G.Webster A.Taylor

 

Julio Santarelli
www.rwwa.com.au