Looking for early info on this year’s WA Guineas? The experts at Neds have put together everything you need to know before this year’s race.
A race restricted to three year olds, the WA Guineas is a Group 2 mile race taking place at Ascot Racecourse.
This races makes for a good lead into the Kingston Town Classic, taking place a few weeks later, with a double the prize purse, but only 200 metres extra distance. If you’re looking for a lead-in, then the Fairetha Stakes and WA Champion Fillies Stakes occur in the weeks prior. Both run at Ascot.
Taking place on the Kirin Railway Stakes Day, some other races to check out on the same form include the Railway Stakes.
WA Guineas 2018 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, November 24th, 2018
- Track Location: Ascot Racecourse
- Track Surface: Turf
- Track Direction: Left-handed
- Race Distance: 1,600 metres
- Weight Conditions: Set weights
- Qualification: Three year olds
- Type: Thoroughbred
- Grade: Group 2
- Operator: Perth Racing
- Prize Purse: $500,000
- Inaugural Race: 1937
WA Guineas Betting
There are many different ways to bet on the WA Guineas, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:
|Bet Type||How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s WA Guineas|
|Win Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s WA Guineas.|
|Place Bet||Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s WA Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.|
|Each-Way Bet||If your runner finishes 1st in the WA Guineas, you will collect both the Win and the Place dividend. If your horse finishes 2nd or 3rd you will collect the Place dividend.|
|Quinella Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in any order, within the WA Guineas, in order to win the Quinella.|
|Exacta Bet||You must select the runners that finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order, within the WA Guineas to win the Exacta.|
|Trifecta Bet||You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the WA Guineas to win the Trifecta.|
|First Four||You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the WA Guineas to win the First 4.|
|Quadrella Bet (Quaddie)||You must select the winners of four nominated races to win the Quaddie. This means you would have to select three other races apart from the WA Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.|
How To Bet On The WA Guineas
- Join up at neds.com.au
- Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
- Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
- Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on WA Guineas Betting above).
- Select the horse(s) for the race.
WA Guineas 2018 Odds
Early market odds for the top forty-eight prospective runners are displayed below. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2018 edition of the WA Guineas here.
(Please note that the odds below are from 13/09/2018, after nominations, but prior to acceptances).
|Horse||Win Odds||Place Odds|
WA Guineas 2017 Results
The results of 2017’s race are displayed in the table below:
|1st||Perfect Jewel||G.L.Williams||W.A.Pike||0 Lengths|
|2nd||Achernar Star||S.A.Miller||C.Williams||0.75 Lengths|
|3rd||Art Series||D.T.Mcauliffe||D.Whyte||1.75 Lengths|
|5th||Arcadia Prince||G.L.Williams||D.Oliver||3.25 Lengths|
|6th||Three Secrets||S.J.Wolfe||S.F.Mc Gruddy||4 Lengths|
|7th||Money Maher||D.S.Pearce||J.Noske||4.25 Lengths|
|11th||Private Dancer||T.M.Andrews||B.M.Parnham||7 Lengths|
|12th||Vital Dancer||B.E.Pope||P.A.Hall||8.5 Lengths|
|13th||Hoodlum Thunder||B.E.Pope||M.J.Pateman||9.75 Lengths|
Which Horse Will Win The WA Guineas
Take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.
Additional factors to take into considerations are as follows:
- Local Advantage – As with most races in WA, it’s a long way to come for East Coasters. Keep your eyes peeled for a Western Australia milers that have a good record at Ascot.
- Fillies – Anyone coming off of a race at the WA Champion Fillies Stakes is one to watch in this race.
WA Guineas Favourites
Early favourites include TBA #1, TBA #2, TBA #3 and TBA #4.
WA Guineas 2018 Field
Once nominations have been released, we will display the most likely runners in the table below.
WA Guineas 2018 Tips
Best Bet: TBC.
Best Roughie: TBC.
WA Guineas Race Day
Race day takes place on Saturday, the 24th of November, 2018.
WA Guineas Barrier Draw
The 2018 WA Guineas barrier draw will be released to the public at TBC, 2018.
WA Guineas Nominations
Nominations close 12 PM, Monday the 15th of October, 2018.
WA Guineas Weights
Set weights conditions apply to this race. Colts and geldings racing at 56.5 kilograms, while fillies are at 55.5 kg. Final weights declared by TBC, 2018.
WA Guineas Acceptances
Acceptances must be declared before TBC, 2018.
WA Guineas Riders Announcement
Riders must be declared by TBC, 2018.
WA Guineas Scratchings
Scratchings close at TBC, 2018.
WA Guineas Prize Money
The WA Guineas prize purse is worth $500,000 in total, distributed from places first through to tenth. A trophy ($1,000 in value) is awarded to first place.
WA Guineas Form Guide
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check our full form guide closer to race day to see if the form guide for 2018’s WA Guineas has been released.
WA Guineas Live
You can watch or listen to the 2018 WA Guineas live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
WA Guineas Tickets
Tickets for the 2018 Kirin Railway Stakes Day are available for $20 in advance through the Ticketek. It is also possible to buy tickets for $30 on the gate.
WA Guineas Winners
Winners from the eighteen years appear below. If you would like to view the full list of WA Guineas winners, going all the way back to 1937, please visit our WA Guineas Winners page.
|Year||Winner||Second Place||Third Place||Time|
|2017||Perfect Jewel||Achener Star||Art Series||1:36.6|
|2015||Man Booker||Spirit Bird||The Cobbla||1:34.7|
|2013||Ihtsahymn||Miss Rose De lago||Saint Bro||1:37.6|
|2012||Academus||Bippo No Bungus||Darlington Abbey||1:35.9|
|2011||King Saul||Caiguna||Red Hot Sax||1:36.1|
|2009||Clueless Angel||Thorn Dancer||The Corporation||1:35.0|
|2008||Moccasin Bend||Locus Standi||Saxon Palace||1:33.7|
|2006||Vain Crusader||Real Cheeky||Translate||1:35.8|
|2005||Cape North||Lock The Vault||Geil||1:36.0|
|2004||Dr John||Moet Magic||Stormy Nova||1:36.7|
|2003||River Mist||Changing Lanes||Laetare||1:37.3|
|2002||The Right Money||Trimagic||Amphritite||1:36.8|