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.
- #3 WAPITI
- #7 KNIGHT MARINER
- #5 LOVE EXPRESS
|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|
Table Credit: Racing Australia.
winx Guineas Betting
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
- 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 Winx Guineas Betting above).
- 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|
|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|
|9||154||VENDIDIT||Bryan & Daniel Guy||Jim Byrne||7||57kg||63|
|10||0x65||TWO SMOKIN BARRELS||Ben Ahrens||Ryan Wiggins||3||57kg|
|13||18×5161730||AL JOOD||Chris Munce||Larry Cassidy||11||55kg||72|
*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|
|3||66×7448123||MAOZI||F||3||Toby & Trent Edmonds||3||55kg||73|
|4||114×525853||SMART METEOR||G||3||Chris Munce||4||57kg||68|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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.
|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|