Hawke's Bay Guineas

The Hawke's Bay Guineas is a major Thoroughbred horse race in New Zealand for three-year-old horses. In 2003 the stake was boosted to $100,000 and the race was moved to the first Saturday in October, meaning that it is run on the same day as the Spring Classic.

Hawke's Bay Guineas
Group II race
LocationHastings Racecourse
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Race typeThoroughbred - Flat racing
WebsiteHawke's Bay Racing
Race information
Distance1,400 metres (7 furlongs)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
Weightset weights
PurseNZ$100,000

The race is an excellent guide to the New Zealand 2000 Guineas, and in recent years has been won by horses that have gone on to perform well in major races in Australia - particularly Toorak Handicap winner Alamosa, Rosehill Guineas winner and Cox Plate runner-up Jimmy Choux and Doncaster Handicap winner Sacred Falls.

In 2005, the race was run in the national record time for 1400 metres of 1:19.97 as Darci Brahma and Dr Green fought out the finish.

Recent Winners of the Hawke's Bay Guineas

Year
Winner
2001 Bunker
2002 Stardane
2003 Penitentiary
2004 Shastri
2005 Darci Brahma
2006 Jokers Wild
2007 Alamosa
2008 Tell A Tale
2009 Keyora
2010 Jimmy Choux
2011 Antonio Lombardo
2012 Sacred Falls
2013 Sir Andrew
2014 Turn Me Loose
2015 Amarula
2016 Mongolian Falcon
2017 Hard Merchandize
2018 Madison County
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