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$110,000 (2021)

Notable winnersEdit

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:

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.

Race resultsEdit

•• The distance changed from 1600m to 1400m in 1987

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer(s)
Time
2nd place
3rd place
2021 Mana Nui 56.5 Vinnie Colgan Chad Ormsby 1:24.01 Dead Wakari 56.5 Drum Major 56.5
2020 Aegon 56.5 Leith Innes Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge 1:22.94 Bourbonaire 56.5 Moana 54.5
2019 Catalyst 56.5 Troy Harris Clayton Chipperfield, Te Awamutu 1:22.65 Fast Callsign Mav 56.5 Aotea Lad 56.5
2018 Madison County 56.5 Matt Cameron Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge 1:22.70 Dead Melt 54.5 King Louis 56.5
2017 Hard Merchandize 56.5 Cameron Lammas Gary Vile, Awapuni 1:25.17 Dead Bostonian 56.5 Jimmy Lincoln 56.5
2016 Mongolian Falcon 56.5 Leith Innes Donna Logan & Chris Gibbs, Ruakaka 1:26.45 Soft Jon Snow 56.5 Heroic Valour 56.5
2015 Amarula 56.5 Shaun McKay (A) Peter & Jacob McKay, Matamata 1:22.01 Good Scrutinize 56.5 Battle Time 56.5
2014 Turn Me Loose 56.5 Opie Bosson Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge 1:21.31 Good Prince Mambo 56.5 Longchamp 56.5
2013 Sir Andrew 56.5 Mark Du Plessis Richard Otto, Te Awamutu 1:22.95 Dead All Decked Out 56.5 Fascination Street 54.5
2012 Sacred Falls 56.5 Leith Innes Tony Pike & Mark Donoghue, Cambridge 1:22.13 Good Southern Lord 56.5 Silverdale 56.5
2011 Antonio Lombardo 54.5 Samantha Spratt Peter McKay, Matamata 1:22.65 Good Prestigious Me 54.5 Ginner Hart 56
2010 Jimmy Choux 56 Jonathan Riddell John Bary, Hastings 1:21.54 Good Icepin 56 Maradona 56
2009 Keyora 56 Hayden Tinsley John Wheeler, New Plymouth 1:23.38 Dead St Germaine 54.5 Aspinal 55
2008 Tell A Tale 56 Troy Harris Mark Walker, Matamata 1:21.34 Good Fully Fledged 56 Altered Image 56
2007 Alamosa 56 Hayden Tinsley Peter McKay, Matamata 1:20.86 Good El Cuento 56 Fritzy Boy 56
2006 Jokers Wild 56 Michael Coleman Mike Moroney & Dean Melton, Matamata 1:22.07 Dead Alberto 56 Pinot Grigio 56
2005 Darci Brahma 56 Michael Walker Mark Walker, Matamata 1:19.97 Good Dr Green 56 Captain Kurt 56
2004 Shastri 55.5 Lisa Cropp John Sargent, Matamata 1:21.20 Easy Keeninsky 55.5 Manten 55.5
2003 Stardane 56 Rhys McLeod Brian Jenkins, Cambridge 1:20.70 Firm Penitentiary 56 Eftee One 56
2002 Bunker 56 Michael Walker Stephen & Trevor McKee, Takanini 1:24.32 Flat Jack The Stripper 56 Crown Control 56
2001 Vinaka 56 Leith Innes Jim Gibbs, Matamata 1:24.10 Easy The Player 56 Rocky Point 56
2000 Singalong 54 Noel Harris Stephen Autridge, Matamata 1:22.50 Firm Fore Stay 54 Vulpix 56
1999 Buzz Lightyear 56 Tony Allan Robert Prescott, Te Awamutu 1:26.08 Soft Emerald Dream 54 Galahad 56
1998 So Casual 55 Vinnie Colgan Ross Taylor, Tauranga 1:21.40 Firm Danske 55 Mr Jif 55
1997 Quality Kingdom 55 Michael Coleman Grant Searle, Levin 1:23.13 Flat Old Tawny 55 Thriller 55
1996 Batavian 55 Peter Tims Graeme Rogerson & Keith Hawtin, Tuhikaramea 1:22.11 Easy Our Silver Prince 55 The Red Express 55
1995 Petanque 55 Lee Rutherford Trevor & Stephen McKee, Takanini 1:24.34 Flat Straight Clip 55 Furama Nights 55
1994 Vedodara 53 Bruce Herd John Sargent, Awapuni 1:20.44 Firm Asahi 55 Avedon 55
1993 Al Akbar 55 Gary Grylls Chris Wood, Cambridge 1:21.06 Firm Ashalars Prince 55 Sea Captain 55
1992 Lady Madonna 53 Phillip Mercer Grant Searle, Levin 1:26.02 Firm Red Baron 53 The Aged Rocker 55.5
1991 Veandercross 55 Jim Walker Chris Turner, Wanganui 1:22.01 Flat Overwhelmed 55 Solvit 55
1990 Tripita 55 David Walsh Jeff Lynds, Awapuni 1:22.00 Flat Full Time 55 Be Happy 55
1989 Finnegan Fox 55 Larry Cassidy Bryan Hayter, Hawera 1:27.28 Heavy Red Arc 55 Sheriff 55
1988 Sir Jugular 55 Maurice Campbell Maurice Campbell, Wanganui 1:23.91 Flat The Phantom 55 Crown Symbol 55
1987•• Mr Tiz 55 Lance O'Sullivan Dave & Paul O'Sullivan, Matamata 1:22.58 Flat Festal 55 Dalpic 55
1986 Sir Zeus 55 Gary Phillips John Wheeler, New Plymouth 1:46:34 Slow Auto Air 55 Tough Guy 55
1985 Avon’s Lad 55 Brian York J W McGreal 1:36:98 Flat Mystic Monarch 55 Anteaus 55
1984 Kingdom Bay 55.5 Peter Fearon Jack Taylor, Stratford 1:45:15 Heavy Great Chevalier 55.5 Norfolk King 55.5
1983 Beechcraft 55.5 Tony Williams Kevin Crampton, Takanini 1:36:51 Flat Fine Offer 55.5 McGettigan 55.5
1982 Nicolove 55.5 Warwick Robinson Colin McColl 1:39:34 Flat Captain Supreme 55.5 Big Spender 55.5
1981 Bisette 55.5 Gary Phillips Trevor McKee, Takanini 1:37:32 Good Moments Of Glory 55.5 Loughanure 55.5
1980 Prince Majestic 55.5 David Peake Ray Verner, Takanini 1:37:39 Good Whittaker 55.5 Sir Bart 55.5
1979 Tallifer 55.5 Gary Phillips John Mason, Tokoroa 1:37:48 Flat Mighty King 55.5 Coober’s Queen 53
1978 Koiro Trelay 55.5 M Gillies E Temperton, Awapuni 1:40.0 Holy Toledo 55.5 Fearless 55.5
1977 Crest Star 55.5 K Reggett I J Tucker, Takanini 1:46.2 Slow Disraeli 55.5 Top Quality 55.5
1976 Zermatt 55.5 W Robinson Mrs M Bull, Cambridge 1:38.4 Mayo Mellay 55.5 Stringbarg 55.5
1975 Balmerino 55.5 M Campbell B J Smith, Cambridge 1:37.6 March Legend 55.5 Nippy Jim 55.5
1974 (Awapuni) Flash Affair 55.5 Bruce A Compton K B Simmons, Te Aroha 1:43
1973 Oopik 55.5 Peter D Johnson Dave O'Sullivan, Matamata
1972 Black Rod Des H Harris C A Bowry, Otaki
1971 Master John Bill Skelton M Bartz
1970 Dare Devil G D Alexander I Alton, Cambridge
1969 Piko G R Edge I Robinson, Matangi
1968 Royal Tudor R Bruce Marsh J Paul, Hastings
1967 Bompa Bill Skelton W G Ivil, Tauherenikau
1966 Game R Bruce Marsh K H Quinlivan, Hastings
1965 Devestation A T Jones K Thomson, Otaki
1964 Rio A T Jones K Couper, Hastings

ReferencesEdit

  • www.loveracing.co.nz

See alsoEdit