Australian Guineas 2025 Tips, Field & Race Guide

The Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) takes place at Flemington Racecourse annually and is a testing mile race for three year olds.

The 2025 renewal of the famous race will take place on Saturday, March 01, 2025.

We provide you with Australian Guineas tips as well as an in depth guide into the runners, horses, final field and barrier draw, news, betting odds, and how you can watch a live stream to watch the race unfold.

CONTENTS: Schedule | Live Stream | Bonus Bets | Tips | Nominations | Field & Barrier Draw | Results & Replays | Odds | History | Winners | Top 5 Winners

Australian Guineas

Australian Guineas 2025 Schedule

Date March 1
Track Flemington
Distance 1600m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prize Money $1 million
Age 3YO

Australian Guineas Tips

Fitness and class goes a long way when trying to find the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) winner.

Our experts assess all the Australian Guineas runners, their form, barrier draws, speedmap and more to help come up with our betting pointers and 2025 tips to help you back the winner.

Our expert tipsters will provide 2025 Australian Guineas tips following the barrier draw.

Australian Guineas Nominations

Nominations for the Australian Guineas will take place at 12 pm on February 24, 2025.

Acceptance closing round 1 will take place at 12pm, on February 18, 2025.

Australian Guineas Field & Barrier Draw

The final field and barrier draw for the Australian Guineas will be released at 9:30 am on February 26, 2025.

This page will be updated following the barrier draw.

Check out the Australian Guineas Barrier Draw trends and stats.

2024 Australian Guineas Results & Replay

Finish Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight SP
1 SOUTHPORT TYCOON Ciaron Maher Ms Jamie Kah 4 57kg $19
2 VEIGHT Tony & Calvin McEvoy Damian Lane 6 57kg $4.80
3 RIFF ROCKET Chris Waller Craig Williams 9 57kg $2.50F
4 QUINTESSA (NZ) Mark Walker Michael Dee 8 55kg $21
5 VERDAD Robbie Griffiths & Mathew de Kock Jye McNeil 3 57kg $18
6 HEY FAT CAT Robbie Laing Ethan Brown 1 57kg $26
7 CAP FERRAT Chris Waller Joshua Parr 2 57kg $26
8 OTAGO (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Ben Melham 5 57kg $26
9 SNOW PATROL (NZ) Mick Price & Michael Kent (Jnr) Blake Shinn 7 57kg $13
10 KING COLORADO Ciaron Maher Mark Zahra 11 57kg $9
11 APULIA Ben, Will & JD Hayes Luke Currie 14 57kg $61
12 ZIPAWAY Neville Parnham Steven Parnham 10 57kg $21
13 RUN HARRY RUN Michael Moroney Daniel Stackhouse 15 57kg $101
14 SUNSETS Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young John Allen 12 57kg $61
15 THE PENDRAGON (NZ) Michael Moroney Jordan Childs 13 57kg $31
16 VIESTE Benjamin Smith Fred Kersley 16 55kg $201

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Australian Guineas Odds

Leading bookmakers Ladbrokes, Neds, bet365 & Palmerbet have the latest 2025 Australian Guineas betting odds available. There will be plenty of movements in the Australian Guineas betting markets in the days leading up to the race. See the latest market below or click on the links to take you directly to the bookmakers.

Australian Guineas History

The country’s best fillies, colts, and geldings converge on the Australian Guineas, a set-weights race for three-year-olds that is held at Flemington during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

The race often sees a future (or current) star racehorse emerge victorious.

The Australian Guineas is clearly the star attraction on the Flemington program with two support races – Group 3 TAB Rewards Stakes (1400m) and Group 3 Frances Tressady Stakes (1400m).

Taking place on the first day of the two-day VRC Autumn Carnival, the Australian Guineas takes place one week prior to Super Saturday where the Group 1 Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 Australian Cup (2000m) are the highlights of the Flemington raceday.

From 1998 to 2000, the Australian Guineas was run over 2000m, and in 2007 the race was transferred to Caulfield Racecourse while track reconstruction took place at Flemington.

David Hayes and Lee Freedman have trained three Australian Guineas winners each; Hayes prepared King’s High (1989), Zabeel (1990) and Miss Finland (2007) while Freedman trained Mahogany (1994), Flying Spur (1996) and Mr Murphy (2001).

Favourites have claimed 11 of the past 30 Australian Guineas, but they have a terrible record in recent years with Light Fantastic the last favourite to win the race in 2008. Since then, eight favourites have gone under with all of them unplaced and only three finishing in the top five.

The Group 3 CS Hayes Stakes (1400m) for colts & geldings and the Group 3 The Vanity (1400m) for fillies are widely recognised as the ideal lead-up races to this event.

First run in 1986, the Australian Guineas was won by True Version when the race held Group 3 status before being elevated to a Group 1 the following year.

Other former winners of the Australian Guineas include Military Plume (1987), Zabeel (1990), Triscay (1991), Mahogany (1994), Dash For Cash (2002), Reset (2004), Apache Cat (2006), Miss Finland (2007), Mosheen (2012), Shamus Award (2014), Wandjina (2015), Hey Doc (2017) and Grunt (2018).

Australian Guineas Winners (Since 2000)

2024 Southport Tycoon
2023 Legarto (NZ)
2022 Hitotsu
2021 Lunar Fox
2020 Alligator Blood
2019 Mystic Journey
2018 Grunt
2017 Hey Doc
2016 Palentino
2015 Wandjina
2014 Shamus Award
2013 Ferlax
2012 Mosheen
2011 Shamrocker
2010 Rock Classic
2009 Heart Of Dreams
2008 Light Fantastic
2007 Miss Finland
2006 Apache Cat
2005 Al Maher
2004 Reset
2003 Delago Brom
2002 Dash For Cash
2001 Mr Murphy
2000 Pins

Top 5 Australian Guineas Winners

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Australian Guineas Live Stream


Australian Guineas Bonus Bets

Australia’s leading bookmakers offer horse racing promotions and bonus bets every day of the week and the offers really ramp up on Saturday covering most races

From Double Your WinningsCash Back offers and Bonus Bet Back for finishing 2nd, 3rd and even 4th, there are plenty of promos to sink your teeth into.

Racingbase hunts down all the daily bookmaker promos and bonus bets and displays them on one page with their T&C’s so you can see what is on offer.

Free Flemington Betting Tips

Follow the link to find our free tips for today’s races at Flemington and best bets for each and every meeting. Our Flemington tipster previews each meeting and highlights a Best Bet, Next Best & Best Value.