History Of WA Guineas

20
Nov

WA GUINEAS OVERVIEW

  • Footmark won the first edition of the WA Guineas in 1937. The three colt, a son of Defoe ran a time of 1.38.75sec.
  • Notable winners include Summer Beau (1996), Ngawyni (1975), Nicopolis, (1962), Importune (1984) & Perfect Jewel (2017).
  • It held Group 3 status in 1979 and 1980 and Group 2 level from 1981.
  • The 2003 WA Guineas was staged at Belmont.
  • Fastest time (1600m): Moccasin Bend (2008) in 11.33.75sec.

TRAINER

  • Ted McAuliffe: 3
  • Prediction (1949), Jovial Lad (1950) & Emporium (1957).
  • Reg Treffone: 3
  • Queen Of The May (1959), Water Power (1961) & Rock Drill (1964).
  • H.W Campbell: 3
  • Nicopolis (1962), Super Sam (1967) & Millefleurs (1972).
  • Neville Parnham: 3
  • Royal Retrieve (2001), Playing God (2010) and Rommel (2014).
  • Trevor Andrews: The Right Money (2002), Vain Crusader (2006) & King Saul (2011).

JOCKEY

  • Frank Treen: 4
  • Prediction (1949), Jovial Lad (1950), Chestnut Lady (1951) & Kilrickle (1969).
  • Frank Moore: 4
  • Emporium (1957), Baccare (1965), Super Sam (1967) & Millefleurs (1972).
  • Mark Sestich: 4
  • Rare Flyer (1982), So Dashing (1990), El Cordero (1993) & Devilish Dealer (1999).
  • Paul Harvey: 4
  • Kalatiara (2000), The Right Money (2002), Vain Crusader (2006) & Megatic (2007).

GENDER

  • Colts have the best record with 47 recorded wins
  • Fillies’ have won on 14 occasions.
  • Geldings have been successful 18 times.
  • The last filly to win was Perfect Jewel (2017).
  • The last colt to win was Rommel (2014).

BARRIERS

  • Barrier two has recorded eight wins since records were established in 1966
  • Barriers seven and 11 have five wins each.
  • Barriers one, four, six, and 14 have had four wins
  • Barrier 13 is the least successful with no wins.

LEAD UP RUN

  • 20 of the past 21 winners of the WA Guineas have placed in the first four at their previous starts.
  • Ihtsahymn was placed sixth in 2013 before taking out the Guineas.

Julio Santarelli
www.rwwa.com.au