Australian Guineas Barrier Draw Stats & Info

2025 Australian Guineas Barrier Draw Stats & Info

The Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) barrier draw and final field will be revealed on February 26, 2025.

Australian Guineas Nominations – It All Begins Here

Nominations for the 2025 Australian Guineas will be announced on Monday, February 24 at 12pm.

A three-year-old set weights race that carries $1 million in prizemoney, the Australian Guineas is a highly sought-after race held during the Melbourne Autumn Racing Carnival.

Entries close on January 30 followed by the first declaration on February 20.

The final field is then revealed on Wednesday, February 26, 2025.

Australian Guineas Barrier Draw – When, Where And How Does It Work?

The final field and barrier draw for the 2025 Australian Guineas is declared on Wednesday, February 26.

Barriers for each of the three-year-olds competing is conducted randomly using the computer system that produces the racing fields for almost all Victorian thoroughbred races. These are then uploaded online for us to view the final field and barrier draw.

Australian Guineas Barrier Statistics – Winners From The Past 20 Years

Year Horse Barrier Weight
2024 Southport Tycoon 4 57kg
2023 Legarto (NZ) 9 55kg
2022 Hitotsu 1 57kg
2021 Lunar Fox 5 57kg
2020 Alligator Blood 2 57.5kg
2019 Mystic Journey 1 54.5kg
2018 Grunt 16 56.5kg
2017 Hey Doc 1 56.5kg
2016 Palentino 15 56.5kg
2015 Wandjina 9 56.5kg
2014 Shamus Award 9 56.5kg
2013 Ferlax 8 56.5kg
2012 Mosheen 16 54.5kg
2011 Shamrocker 7 53.5kg
2010 Rock Classic 4 55.5kg
2009 Heart Of Dreams 2 55.5kg
2008 Light Fantastic 7 55.5kg
2007 Miss Finland 6 53kg
2006 Apache Cat 8 55.5kg
2005 Al Maher 2 55.5kg

Is There Any Barrier Draw Bias in the Australian Guineas?

Drawing a single-digit barrier is often a good starting point to winning the Australian Guineas.

Based on the most successful barriers, drawing one of the seven inside barriers looks to be slightly advantageous to a horse’s chances of capturing the three-year-old classic race.

Barriers two and seven have provided the most winners in the race since its inception in 1986.

Most Successful Australian Guineas Barriers

Barrier Wins
2 7
7 6
1 5
5 4
6 4

Last updated for 2024 Australian Guineas Results.



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