A race restricted to three year olds, the W.A. Guineas is a Group 2 mile event taking place at Ascot Racecourse as part of Railway Stakes Day that kicks off elite level racing for the Perth Summer Racing Carnival.
Offering a lucrative $500,000 in prize money, the WA Guineas can serve as a good lead-up for the best three-year-olds heading towards the Group 1 Kingston Town Classic (1800m) – now known as the Northerly Stakes – a double last completed by gun fillies Arcadia Queen (2018) and Amelia’s Jewel (2022).
The brand new $1.5 million Group 3 The Gold Rush (1400m) held in mid-December for the first time in 2022 is also now a likely target for WA Guineas horses each summer.
WA Guineas 2023 – Quick Information
- Race Day: Saturday, November 25th, 2023
- 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
- 2023 WA Guineas Winner: Zipaway
wa guineas 2023 RESULTS
The official 2023 WA Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday November 25, 2023.
- #4 Zipaway
- #1 A Lot Of Good Men
- #13 Super Smink
Trainer Neville Parnham continued his good Guineas record with progressive gelding Zipaway ($7) improving on a lead-up fourth in the Fairetha Stakes to salute in the 2023 WA Guineas results emulating his father Playing God who won the event back in 2010.
WA Guineas Betting 2023
There are many different ways to bet on the WA Guineas, and we have 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 in 2023
- 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 2023 Odds
Early market betting odds on the 2023 WA Guineas will be displayed below once available. Odds are subject to fluctuation. For current odds on all of our live markets, please visit neds.com.au.
Which Horse Will Win The WA Guineas in 2023
Factors to consider when picking which three-year-old will win the 2023 WA Guineas include:
- 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 with Arcadia Queen (2018) and Watch Me Dance (2020) recently doing the double. The fillies also beat home the boys in 2021 with Treasured Star saluting for the punters and 2022 with Amelia’s Jewel saluting as the $1.90 favourite.
WA Guineas Favourites 2023
Favourites in 2023 WA Guineas betting include the Donna Riordan-trained Cosmic Crusader who enjoyed a recent maiden win a the track, star Group 2 winning filly from the autumn Super Smink, and Grant & Alana Williams’ undefeated Spirit Of Boom filly Keshi Boom coming off a Group 2 WA Champion Fillies victory.
Arcadia Queen ($1.90 in 2018), Treasured Star ($2.90 in 2021) and Amelia’s Jewel ($1.90 in 2022) – all fillies – are the latest WA Guineas favourites to win.
WA Guineas field 2023
The official 2023 WA Guineas field of final acceptances is announced the Monday of race week and will be published in full below.
The WA Guineas 2023 field features a line-up of smart three-year-olds led in betting by the undefeated Grant & Alana Williams-trained Group 3 WA Champion Fillies Stakes winner Keshi Boom and Dan Morton’s Group 2 winning filly Super Smink.
WA Guineas 2023 tips
Favourite: #14 Keshi Boom ($2.40 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Best Bet: #13 Super Smink ($3 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Best Roughie: #2 Investmentstrategy ($11 at time of publish) – BET NOW
Our insider 2023 WA Guineas tips will be detailed above the week of the race and a full betting preview available on the Neds Blog.
WA Guineas Race Day 2023
The Group 2 $500,000 WA Guineas takes place on Saturday, the 25th of November, 2023 as part of Railway Stakes Day 2023 at Ascot Racecourse with racing on the card led by the state’s opening elite level race – the Group 1 $1.5 million Railway Stakes (1600m).
WA Guineas Barrier Draw 2023
The 2023 WA Guineas barrier draw will be released the Monday of race week and published in our above WA Guineas Field section.
WA Guineas Nominations 2023
The 2023 WA Guineas nominations close in early October about a month out from the race and will be published below.
The WA Guineas 2023 nominations attracted 70 promising hopefuls led in all-in betting by in-form Maurice gelding Cosmic Crusader and the classy Dan Morton-trained filly Super Smink who won the Group 2 Karrakatta Plate – Group 3 WA Sires’ double in the autumn.
|Last 10||Horse||Sex||Age||Trainer||Ballot||Weight||Penalty||Hcp Rating|
|1||31211x||SUPER SMINK||F||3||Daniel Morton||1||54.5kg||86|
|3||12381x24x||SNOW PRINCE||G||3||Sean & Jake Casey||3||56.5kg||72|
|4||3x114x21x7||A LOT OF GOOD MEN||C||3||Trevor Andrews||4||56.5kg||75|
|5||426×1157||THE LITTLE PUMPER||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||5||56.5kg|
|6||x35542327x||MORE SPECIAL||F||3||Paul Jordan||6||54.5kg||64|
|7||1942×8||BRAVE STRIKE||F||3||Simon A Miller||7||54.5kg||69|
|8||131x||ROPE THEM IN||G||3||Steve Wolfe||8||56.5kg||70|
|9||181x||HANCHI||G||3||Sean & Jake Casey||9||56.5kg||70|
|10||1312×6||PARIS CALLING||F||3||Trevor Andrews||10||54.5kg||65|
|12||13×31||AUGMENT (NZ)||F||3||Simon A Miller||12||54.5kg||71|
|13||57x335x973||CAP FERRAT||C||3||Chris Waller||13||56.5kg|
|14||126×0||ALOTOFBANTER||G||3||Simon A Miller||14||56.5kg||70|
|15||2429×8145||ON PATROL||G||3||Sean & Jake Casey||15||56.5kg||65|
|17||3×21||GENEROSITY||F||3||Simon A Miller||17||54.5kg||62|
|18||11×4||PETULA||F||3||Simon A Miller||18||54.5kg||62|
|19||115||PLEASURE CRUISE||G||3||Takahide Ikenushi||19||56.5kg||66|
|20||6×221||KAIZAD||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||20||56.5kg|
|21||6×1||ALMIGHTY CLASS||G||3||Mitchell Pateman||21||56.5kg||74|
|22||1×61||COSMIC CRUSADER (NZ)||G||3||Donna Riordan||22||56.5kg||69|
|23||22270x||BONNY ROCK||F||3||Neville Parnham||23||54.5kg||60|
|24||1×5||ELITEONE||G||3||Simon A Miller||24||56.5kg||66|
|26||23×693||CHAMPAGNE STREET||F||3||Simon A Miller||26||54.5kg||60|
|27||412||CARRAZANA (NZ)||G||3||Chris Waller||27||56.5kg|
|28||114×69||RED SQUARE||C||3||Paul Jordan||28||56.5kg||65|
|29||36311||LINDEN’S GOLD||G||3||Takahide Ikenushi||29||56.5kg||65|
|30||7422×461||IMA WILD GIRL||F||3||Daniel & Ben Pearce||30||54.5kg|
|32||1×1||KESHI BOOM||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||32||54.5kg||63|
|35||13||PANIC (NZ)||G||3||Michael Freedman||35||56.5kg|
|36||718×3||RITZYTWENTIES (NZ)||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||36||56.5kg|
|37||634×13||ODIN OMEN||G||3||Ashley Maley||37||56.5kg||62|
|38||31x||MOORDITJ BOY||G||3||Hayden Ballantyne||38||56.5kg||64|
|39||4×21||IN GOOD ORDER||G||3||Daniel Morton||39||56.5kg||62|
|40||2231||ARCADIA KNIGHT||G||3||Takahide Ikenushi||40||56.5kg|
|41||587×2||AUTUMN REBEL||C||3||Darren McAuliffe||41||56.5kg||61|
|43||1x||WRITTEN MELODY||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||43||54.5kg||60|
|44||396x46x64||BIG PLAYER||G||3||Luke Fernie||44||56.5kg||57|
|45||7x1x||HEAD OF THE HERD||C||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||45||56.5kg|
|46||2x||SIBERIAN SIREN||F||3||Sean & Jake Casey||46||54.5kg||58|
|48||2×42||BRAVE SPIRIT||G||3||Steve Wolfe||48||56.5kg||61|
|49||1x||KERMIT’S LUCK||G||3||Luke Fernie||49||56.5kg||62|
|50||1||SAULOK||G||3||Grant & Alana Williams||50||56.5kg||62|
|52||357×5||MINING LEGEND||G||3||Stephen Miller||52||56.5kg||58|
|53||632x||SLY BOOTS||G||3||Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott||53||56.5kg|
|54||1||BEST MOOD||C||3||Michael Grantham||54||56.5kg||60|
|56||32x||JANNY||F||3||Grant & Alana Williams||56||54.5kg||57|
|57||0426x||FIVE DOWN||G||3||Luke Fernie||57||56.5kg||59|
|58||7x9x||FLINDERS LANE||F||3||Hayden Ballantyne||58||54.5kg|
|59||45x||ROCKET JUICE||G||3||Neville Parnham||59||56.5kg|
|62||7||GRAND RESERVE||G||3||Daniel Morton||62||56.5kg|
|64||MIGHTY MELBA||C||3||Simon A Miller||64||56.5kg|
|65||MISS ZIGGY||F||3||Chris Willis||65||54.5kg|
|66||NO BRAINER||G||3||Daniel Morton||66||56.5kg|
|67||RED TORI||F||3||Stephen Miller||67||54.5kg|
|68||RIGHT TO SILENCE||F||3||Chris Willis||68||54.5kg|
|69||SCORPION RULER||F||3||Joshua Krispyn||69||54.5kg|
|70||SHOOTING SPIRIT||G||3||Simon A Miller||70||56.5kg|
WA Guineas Weights 2023
Set weights conditions apply to this race. 2023 WA Guineas weights on the final acceptances will be published in our above WA Guineas Field section.
WA Guineas Acceptances 2023
2023 WA Guineas final acceptances must be declared before 12:00PM (AEDT) on Monday November 20, 2023 and will be published in our above WA Guineas Field section.
WA Guineas jockeys 2023
Riders must be declared by 3:00PM (AEDT) on Wednesday November 22, 2023 with the 2023 WA Guineas jockeys to be published in our above WA Guineas Field section.
WA Guineas Scratchings 2023
2023 WA Guineas scratchings close at 11:00AM (AEDT) on Saturday November 25, 2023.
WA Guineas Prize Money 2023
The 2023 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 RACE NUMBER 2023
The 2023 WA Guineas race number is scheduled as Ascot Race 7 at 5:34pm (AWST) on Saturday the 25th of November, 2023. There are nine races in total that day at Ascot Racecourse.
WA Guineas Form Guide 2023
The final form guide will be available the week of the race. You can check below for a link to our full 2023 WA Guineas Form Guide following final acceptances.
WA Guineas Live 2023
You can watch or listen to the 2023 WA Guineas live, across the following mediums.
Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)
Radio: Radio Sport National
WA Guineas Winners
Winners of the WA Guineas going back to the year 2000 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|
|2023||Zipaway||A Lot Of Good Men||Super Smink||1:36.35|
|2021||Treasured Star||Stay Safe||Devoted||1:36.3|
|2020||Watch Me Dance||Em Tee Aye||Dom To Shoot||1:35.8|
|2019||War Saint||Kay Cee||Red Can Man||1:37.8|
|2018||Arcadia Queen||Lady Cosmology||Flirtini||1:34.9|
|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|