Winx Guineas (Sunshine Coast Guineas)

Sunshine Coast Guineas, Corbould Park

Run over 1,600 metres, the Sunshine Coast Guineas is a Group 3 race taking place at Corbould Park Racecourse on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast each winter. 

From 2020 the race was renamed the Winx Guineas in honour of its most iconic winner, superstar mare Winx who won the race as a three-year-old in 2015. It is the second race named after the champion four-time Cox Plate winner along with the Group 1 Winx Stakes that opens elite level racing in August each season.

The race is open to three-year-olds and takes place at set weights.

For the 2020 edition the Winx Guineas offered a reduced $125,000 in prize money due to the affects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australian racing.

Winx Guineas 2020 – Quick Information

  • Race Day: Saturday, July 11th, 2020
  • Track Location: Corbould Park Racecourse
  • Track Surface: Turf
  • Track Direction: Right-handed
  • Race Distance: 1,600 metres
  • Weight Conditions: Set weights
  • Qualification: Three year olds
  • Type: Thoroughbred
  • Grade: Group 3
  • Operator: Sunshine Coast Turf Club
  • Prize Purse: $140,000 ($125,000 in 2020 due to COVID-19) 
  • Inaugural Race: 2000
  • 2020 Winx Guineas Winner: Wapiti

winx guineas 2020 RESULTS

The official 2020 Winx Guineas results will be available below once the race takes place on Saturday July 11, 2020. 

  1. #3 WAPITI
  2. #7 KNIGHT MARINER
  3. #5 LOVE EXPRESS
Colour Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 3 WAPITI Gary Duncan Sean Cormack 7 57kg $2.45F
2 7 KNIGHT MARINER (NZ) Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 0.5L 9 57kg $5.50
3 5 LOVE EXPRESS Gary Duncan Taylor Marshall 0.6L 1 57kg $13
4 1 STAR OF MICHELIN Stuart Kendrick Dale Smith 1.85L 3 57kg $4.40
5 10 TWO SMOKIN BARRELS Ben Ahrens Ryan Wiggins 2.85L 2 57kg $101
6 13 AL JOOD Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 2.95L 8 55kg $8
7 2 SMART METEOR Chris Munce Mark Du Plessis 3.7L 6 57kg $17
8 9 VENDIDIT Bryan & Daniel Guy Jim Byrne 6.2L 5 57kg $19
9 6 SAMURAI Noel Doyle Micheal Hellyer 8.7L 4 57kg $26
SCR 12 MAOZI Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 0
SCR 14 MISS MARGS Matt Boland Ms Stephanie Thornton 0
SCR 8 BUZZER BEATER Matt Boland Jake Bayliss 0
SCR 4 NAVAL STRIKE Kevin Kemp Brad Stewart 0
SCR 11 STARLA Chris Waller Michael Cahill 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

winx Guineas Betting

New Ways to Bet at neds

There are many different ways to bet on the Winx Guineas, we’ve included some of the most popular options below:

Bet Type How To Place This Type Of Bet In This Year’s Winx Guineas
Win Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will take first place in this year’s Winx Guineas.
Place Bet Place your bet on the horse you think will place in the top three finishers at this year’s Winx Guineas. Pays less than a win bet, but offers safer odds.
Each-Way Bet If your runner finishes 1st in the Winx 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 Winx 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 Winx Guineas to win the Exacta.
Trifecta Bet You must select runners to finish 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order, within the Winx Guineas to win the Trifecta.
First Four You must select runners that finish 1st, 2nd ,3rd and 4th in the correct order, within the Winx 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 Winx Guineas, in order to be eligible to place a Quaddie.

How To Bet On The Winx Guineas

  1. Join up at neds.com.au
  2. Make a deposit, using your credit card, PayPal or other safe electronic method
  3. Make sure to check out form guide, once it’s released
  4. Decide what kind of bet you’re going to place (Win, Place, Each-Way, Trifecta + more betting options, please read our section on Winx Guineas Betting above).
  5. Select the horse(s) for the race.

Winx Guineas 2020 Odds

Early market odds on the 2020 Winx Guineas are announced the week of the race. If you would like to know the current odds, you can check our live market for the 2020 edition of the Winx Guineas here once betting opens. 

Which Horse Will Win The Winx Guineas

The best way to pick who will win the Winx Guineas is to take into account the form, assess the barriers, consider the weight the horse will carry, among other factors.

Additional factors to take into consideration are as follows:

  • End Of Season – This race is the last chance for three year olds to wine a mile-long race.
  • Trans Tasman Talent – A lot of past winners have hailed from New Zealand.
  • Lead Ups – Consider the Queensland Guineas, or some of the fillies coming out of the Dane Ripper Stakes.

Winx Guineas Favourites

Early 2020 Winx Guineas favourites include last start Eagle Farm winner Star Of Michelin, the in-form Wapiti and Knight Mariner coming off back-to-back wins. 

Wapiti ($2.45 in 2020) and The Bostonian ($2.50 in 2018) are the latest favourites in Winx Guineas betting to salute for the punters.

winx Guineas 2020 Field

The official 2020 Winx Guineas field of final acceptors will be announced the Wednesday of race week and published in full below. 

Scratched: #4 Naval Strike (6); #8 Buzzer Beater (9), #11 Starla (1); #12 Maozi (12); #14 Miss Margs (14).

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Probable Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14×2410551 STAR OF MICHELIN Stuart Kendrick Dale Smith 4 57kg 81
2 114×525853 SMART METEOR Chris Munce Mark Du Plessis 8 57kg 68
3 14×6224142 WAPITI Gary Duncan Sean Cormack 10 57kg 74
4 214817×109 NAVAL STRIKE Kevin Kemp Brad Stewart 6 57kg 73.5
5 5x13148x46 LOVE EXPRESS Gary Duncan Taylor Marshall 2 57kg 66
6 746×542211 SAMURAI Noel Doyle Micheal Hellyer 5 57kg 67
7 35x2x11 KNIGHT MARINER (NZ) Tony Gollan Baylee Nothdurft (a) 13 57kg 68
8 353328×263 BUZZER BEATER Matt Boland Jake Bayliss 9 57kg 59
9 154 VENDIDIT Bryan & Daniel Guy Jim Byrne 7 57kg 63
10 0x65 TWO SMOKIN BARRELS Ben Ahrens Ryan Wiggins 3 57kg
11 124×687211 STARLA Chris Waller Michael Cahill 1 55kg 77
12 66×7448123 MAOZI Toby & Trent Edmonds Robbie Fradd 12 55kg 73
13 18×5161730 AL JOOD Chris Munce Larry Cassidy 11 55kg 72
14 0x549316 MISS MARGS Matt Boland Ms Stephanie Thornton 14 55kg 60

*Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Winx Guineas 2020 Tips

Favourite: #1 STAR OF MICHELIN ($3.80 at time of publish)

Best Bet:  #3 WAPITI ($3.10 at time of publish) 

Best Roughie: #9 VENDIDIT ($26 at time of publish) 

Our exclusive 2020 Winx Guineas tips will be detailed here the week of the race and a full Winx Guineas Day betting preview available on the Neds Blog.

Winx Guineas Race Day

2020 Winx Guineas Day takes place at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday July 11, 2020. Along with the day’s Group 3 feature the other headline event on the card is the Listed Glasshouse Handicap (1400m). 

winx Guineas Barrier Draw

The 2020 Winx Guineas barrier draw will be released to the public a few days before the race and published in our above Winx Guineas 2020 Field section. 

winx Guineas Nominations

Nominations close by 11:00 AM on Monday, the 6th of July, 2020. 

Last 10 Horse Sex Age Trainer Ballot Weight True Weight Penalty Hcp Rating
1 14×2410551 STAR OF MICHELIN G 3 Stuart Kendrick 1 57kg 81
2 124×687211 STARLA F 3 Chris Waller 2 55kg 77
3 66×7448123 MAOZI F 3 Toby & Trent Edmonds 3 55kg 73
4 114×525853 SMART METEOR G 3 Chris Munce 4 57kg 68
5 14×6224142 WAPITI G 3 Gary Duncan 5 57kg 74
6 214817×109 NAVAL STRIKE G 3 Kevin Kemp 6 57kg 73.5
7 5x13148x46 LOVE EXPRESS G 3 Gary Duncan 7 57kg 66
8 18×5161730 AL JOOD F 3 Chris Munce 8 55kg 72
9 746×542211 SAMURAI G 3 Noel Doyle 9 57kg 67
10 35x2x11 KNIGHT MARINER (NZ) G 3 Tony Gollan 10 57kg 68
11 122×16 FASHCHANEL (NZ) F 3 John O’Shea 11 55kg 69
12 223×1213 REUS G 3 Michael Costa 12 57kg 67
13 353328×263 BUZZER BEATER G 3 Matt Boland 13 57kg 59
14 0x549316 MISS MARGS F 3 Matt Boland 14 55kg 60
15 154 VENDIDIT G 3 Bryan & Daniel Guy 15 57kg 63
16 0x65 TWO SMOKIN BARRELS G 3 Ben Ahrens 16 57kg

*Table Credit: Racing Australia.

winx Guineas Weights

Set weights apply to this race. Colts and geldings run at 57 kilograms. Fillies run at 55 kilograms. Final weights will be announced by 4:00 PM on Tuesday, the 8th of July, 2020. 

winx Guineas Acceptances

Acceptances must be declared before 9:00 AM on Wednesday, the 8th of July, 2020 and will be published in our above Winx Guineas Field section. 

winx Guineas Jockeys

The final riders announcement is at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, the 8th of July, 2020. 

wimx Guineas Scratchings

Scratchings close at 7:30 AM on Saturday, the 11th of July, 2020. 

2020 Winx Guineas Scratchings: 

  • #4 Naval Strike (6)
  • #8 Buzzer Beater (9)
  • #11 Starla (1)
  • #12 Maozi (12)
  • #14 Miss Margs (14)

Winx Guineas Prize Money

Note: For 2020 the Winx Guineas prize money is down to $125,000 due to COVID-19 including $72,500 to the winner. 

The Winx Guineas prize purse is worth $140,000 in total, distributed from places first through tenth.

Place Prize Money
1st $81,200
2nd $25,200
3rd $12,600
4th $7,000
5th $2,100
6th $2,100
7th $2,100
8th $2,100
9th $2,100
10th $2,100

winx Guineas Race Number

The Winx Guineas is set to run as the Sunshine Coast Race 7 on Saturday July 11, 2020. There are nine races in total that day at Corbould Park Racecourse.

winx 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 2020’s Winx Guineas has been released.

Winx Guineas Live

You can watch or listen to the 2020 Winx Guineas live, across the following mediums.

Pay television: Sky Racing 1 (channel 526 on Foxtel)

Radio: Radio Sport National

winx / Sunshine Coast Guineas Winners

Winners of the Winx Guineas (Sunshine Coast Guineas) going back to 2000 are displayed in the table below. 

Year Winner Trainer Jockey Weight Time
2020 Wapiti Gary Duncan Sean Cormack 57 kgs 1:40.32
2019 Baccarat Baby David Vandyke Micheal Hellyer 55 kgs 1:41.81
2018 The Bostonian Tony Pike Michael Cahill 57 kgs 1:41.10
2017 Crack Me Up Liam Birchley Damian Browne 57 kgs 1:37.20
2016 Tivaci Michael Moroney Damian Browne 57 kgs 1:36.59
2015 Winx Chris Waller Larry Cassidy 55 kgs 1:36.19
2014 Hopfgarten Robert Heathcote Damian Browne 57 kgs 1:35.93
2013 Eximius Mick Price Larry Cassidy 57 kgs 1:43.70
2012 Tuskegee Hawk Len Treloar Micheal Hellyer 55 kgs 1:42.43
2011 Shenzhou Steeds Michael Moroney Chad Ormsby 56 kgs 1:38.71
2010 Fifteen Carat Howard Wilson Stathi Katsidis 56 kgs 1:37.59
2009 Za Magic Maryann Thexton Glen Colless 56 kgs 1:45.82
2008 Sam’s Express Michael Nolan Glyn Schofield 56.5 kgs 1:36.83
2007 Maslins Beach Anthony Cummings Corey Brown 54 kgs 1:41.74