Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival - Sandown Guineas Day

Friday, November 15

One of the important mile races for three year old horses towards the end of the Melbourne spring racing carnival is the Group 2 Sandown Guineas and this year's version is set for Friday, November 15.

All nine races on the program are stakes races including the Group 2 Zipping Classic, Group 2 Sandown Classic and the Group 3 Sandown Stakes and Group 3 Eclipse Stakes.

Note: Caulfield hosts the Sandown Guineas meeting this year because Sandown is out of play due to track renovations.

Australian Racing gets started with the Sandown Guineas card as Australia A - Caulfield on Friday, post time is 8:15pmET/5:15pm PT.  The 7th and featured Sandown Guineas is set to go to post at approximately 12:10am ET/9:10am PT.

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Sandown Guineas Wagering Information

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Sandown Guineas Wagering Tips

Races like the Gr3 Carbine Club Stakes at Flemington on Derby day are the ideal lead-up to this race as it is run over the same distance as this race, and and 3yo gallopers who finish strongly in that race are always well suited to this event. Lunar Rise (2nd in 2012) defeated Tatra (2012) to win the Carbine Club Stakes before they again ran the quinella in this event, with Tatra reversing the result in the Sandown Guineas.

The long Sandown straight has a tough uphill run home and suits strong three-year-olds who can run a very solid mile. Any horses with weaknesses seeing out the trip will quite often be found out in the run to the line.

Field for the 2013 Group 2 $350,000 Sandown Guineas

1PaximadiaPeter SnowdenK Mc Evoy5/2
2ChampollionPeter SnowdenS W Arnold30/1
3EquatorGai WaterhouseN Rawiller3/1
4Best Case (NZ)Anthony CummingsD Oliver6/1
5PompeiusFrankie STOCKDALEV Duric6/1
6Apollo's ChoiceShea EdenB Rawiller4/1
7RykerGai WaterhouseD Dunn15/1
8InafrenzyJohn McArdleChris Symons20/1
9GabbleShane FliednerS Baster20/1
10De Lago StormHarold BarryR Mc Leod50/1
11OutlandishAnthony FreedmanCraig Williams8/1

2013 Sandown Guineas Day Information

Date: Friday, November 15
Where: Sandown (Caulfield in 2013) - Caulfield Racecourse, Caulfield East, VIC
Distance: 1,600 meter (1 mile)
Conditions: 3yo Set Weights
Purse: US $350,000

2012 Sandown Guineas Results:

Tatra went into the race as one of the favourites, with Lunar Rise and Proverb also fancied by the punters. As the race progressed, Tatra was nicely positioned just off the speed with his two big threats in Lunar Rise and Proverb parked beyond midfield. At the 500 metre mark, jockey Kerrin McEvoy made a move on Tatra, getting into the clear and then increasing the tempo further at the 300, going to the lead and waiting for the challengers to come. Lunar Rise and Proverb both rattled home, making ground with every stride, but Tatra had done enough, holding on to claim a narrow win in what was a blanket finish.

1TatraPeter SnowdenKerrin McEvoy$5.50
2Lunar RiseBart CummingsHugh Bowman$5.00
3ProverbPeter SnowdenSteven Arnold$7.00

Rest of the field:
4. Eximius
5. Al Aneed
6. Dances On Stars
7. Edgewood
8. Hunger
9. Just Forget It
10. Host Of The Party
11. Moreau
12. Gold Medals
13. Timely Truce
14. Flying Skipper
15. Cracked
16. Right To Roam

2012 Sandown Guineas Race Replay provided by TVNRacingNetwork

About the Sandown Guineas 

The Sandown Guineas is a Melbourne Racing Club Group 2 Australian Thoroughbred horse race for three year olds at set weights run over a distance of 1600 metres (1 mile) at Sandown Racecourse, Melbourne in November.

History of the Sandown Guineas

The race was first run in 1957 as a 3yr old filly’s race until 1967. It was then open to males and females and over the years has seen some very famous horses go on to great racing careers. The 1st race was won by Orient who went on to win the Queensland Oaks. She was a descendant of Spearmint, winner of the Epsom Derby and son of our superstar Carbine. Twilight Glow 1959 (also from Spearmint) won the 1961 Williamstown Plate (now known as the Sandown Classic). Light Fingers, trained by the legendary Bart Cummings, won the race in 1964 as well as the ’64 VRC Oaks, Edward Manifold and Wakeful Stakes, the 1965 AJC Oaks, Kewney Stakes, Princess Handicap, Craiglee and Melbourne Cup and the 1966 Sandown Cup and VATC Cup before a gallant 2nd to Tobin Bronze in the Melbourne Cup to round out the year.

Past Sandown Guineas Winners

YearResultsWinning Time
20121) Tatra2) Lunar Rise3) Proverb1:36.7
20111) So Swift2) Niagara3) Galah1:38.8
20101) Pressday2) Chasse3) Bigelow1:42.7
20091) Kidnapped2) Majestic Music3) Turf Express1:36.2
20081) Caymans2) Marveen3) Lucky Thunder1:38.0
20071) Schilling2) Masked Assassin3) Wind Shear1:38.6
20061) Sender2) Flame Of Sydney3) Wordsmith1:34.8
20051) Cayambe2) Zigotto3) Aztec Smytzer1:39.4
20041) Binding2) Barely A Moment3) Al Maher1:42.5
20031) Pay Keys2) Ikes Dream3) Delzao1:36.1
20021) Dextrous2) Lawsons Storm3) Cool Azz1:35.5
20011) Moon Dragon2) All Courage3) Rod To Dance1:35.8
20001) Scenic Warrior2) Wyndam Special3) Paradiddle1:34.6

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