Top 5 Rosehill Guineas Winners
The Rosehill Guineas (2000m) is a Group 1 for the three-year-olds and has been won by some champion gallopers over the years. See who made our list of top 5 Rosehill Guineas winners since 1990.
In modern times, the feature race has been taken out by some outstanding gallopers.
Top 5 Rosehill Guineas winners.
1. OCTAGONAL (1996)
A star performer in the 1990s, Octagonal finished in the top two in 14 of his first 15 starts, winning 10 of those including the Cox Plate (2040m) as a three-year-old in 1995 as well as the Rosehill Guineas in 1996, just before his Australian Derby (2400m) success. In the Rosehill Guineas he defeated another champion galloper in Saintly before again knocking over that horse in the Derby. He wasn’t quite at his best as a spring four-year-old but won three Group 1 races in thrilling fashion in the autumn of 1997 before retiring with 14 wins from 28. 10 of those were at the highest level.
2. TIE THE KNOT (1998)
Tie The Knot won races from his two-year-old season in 1997 all the way until 2002 when picking up the fourth of his Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) victories. The first Group 1 success for the champion galloper came in the Spring Champion Stakes in 1997 and he then won this race in the autumn of 1998. He missed out in the Australian Derby (2400m) that year but won the Sydney Cup (3200m) as a three-year-old at his next start. All up, he recorded a then record 13 Group 1 wins.
3. THE AUTUMN SUN (2019)
The Autumn Sun raced just nine times for eight wins with the last of those coming in the Rosehill Guineas in 2019. The Chris Waller-trained galloper appeared late in his two-year-old season and won the JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) at Doomben before resuming with a 3rd placing in the Stan Fox Stakes (1500m). But from then on he was unbeaten with major highlights coming in the Golden Rose (1400m) and the Caulfield Guineas (1600m), while his victory in the 2019 Randwick Guineas (1600m) was one of the better performances you will see.
4. EREMEIN (2005)
Eremein was one of the best middle distance gallopers of his time and proved to be very hard to knock over when stepping out to 2000m and above. His first start at 2000m saw him win this race in 2005 and he then went on to claim the Australian Derby at his next start. Injuries and the 2007 Equine Influenza outbreak reduced his output but he returned at four to sweep through the Ranvet Stakes (2000m), Tancred Stakes (2400m) and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (2000m).
5. NATURALISM (1992)
Naturalism was a weight-for-age star in the early 1990s for trainer Lee Freedman. He defeated the gun New Zealand galloper Veandercross in the 1992 Rosehill Guineas before repeating that effort in the Australian Derby a couple of weeks later. After winning the Feehan Stakes (1600m) and the Turnbull Stakes (2000m) in the spring of 1992, he started an even-money favourite in the Cox Plate but lost the rider in a drama-filled version of the weight-for-age championship that year. Other major wins in his career came in the Memsie Stakes (1400m) and the Caulfield Stakes (2000m)