New Zealand 2000 Guineas

The 2000 Guineas is a set-weights Thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses run over a distance of 1600 m at Riccarton Park in Christchurch, New Zealand. As of 2019, it is held on the first day of Christchurch's famous New Zealand Cup Week, which is the Saturday following the Melbourne Cup in November.

New Zealand 2000 Guineas
Group I race
LocationRiccarton Park
Christchurch, New Zealand
Inaugurated1973
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteRiccarton Park
Race information
Distance1600m (1 mile)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationThree-year-olds
WeightSet-Weights
PurseNZ$500,000

HistoryEdit

Until 1973, both the New Zealand Oaks and the New Zealand Derby were run at Riccarton. When those races were moved to Trentham and Ellerslie respectively, Riccarton was awarded two new classic races, the New Zealand 1000 Guineas and the New Zealand 2000 Guineas over 1600m. These races are based on those of the same name in the United Kingdom, run at Newmarket in the first weekend in May.

Both races have quickly established themselves on the New Zealand calendar.

Notable winnersEdit

Among the best recent winners of the 2000 Guineas are:

Jockey Opie Bosson has won the race a record seven times with:

  • Danske (1998).
  • Buzz Lightyear (1999).
  • King's Chapel (2003).
  • Katie Lee (2009).
  • Atlante (2013).
  • Turn Me Loose (2014).
  • Embellish (2017).
  • Noverre (2021).

Winners of the New Zealand 2000 GuineasEdit

Year
Winner
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Time
2021 Noverre[1] Opie Bosson Jamie Richards, Matamata Te Akau 2020 Stallion Breeding Syndicate (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM) 1:35.11
2020 Aegon[2] Leith Innes Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge A C Forsman & Zame Partnership 1:35.96
2019 Catalyst Troy Harris Clayton Chipperfield, Te Awamutu D Karreman 1:36.07
2018 Madison County Matt Cameron Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge China Horse Club 1:37.73
2017 Embellish 56.5 Opie Bosson Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards, Matamata Te Akau 2016 Breeding Syndicate (Mgr: K W Fenton-Ellis MNZM) 1:34.80 (good)
2016 Ugo Foscolo Michael Coleman Stephen Marsh, Cambridge JML Bloodstock (Mgr: L Petagna), T Muollo, P W O'Rourke, Ms R Phillippo, T I Bawden & KJ Hickman 1:33.81
2015 Xtravagant Matt Cameron Stephen Autridge & Jamie Richards, Matamata Te Akau 2014 Breeding Syndicate 1:33.59
2014 Turn Me Loose Opie Bosson Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman, Cambridge S Brown, L de Souza, T Hartley, J Lark, D Painter, J Robertson & P Vawdrey 1:35.00
2013 Atlante Opie Bosson Murray Baker, Cambridge Ms. R. Phillippo 1:36.47
2012 Sacred Falls Leith Innes Tony Pike & Mark Donoghue, Cambridge Raffles Dancers Ltd 1:34.95
2011 Rock 'n' Pop Jamie Bullard Jason Bridgman, Matamata Te Akau Rock 'n' Pop Syndicate 1:35.62
2010 Jimmy Choux Jonathan Riddell John Bary, Hastings Chouxmaani Investments Ltd. 1:39.46
2009 Katie Lee Opie Bosson Graeme & Debbie Rogerson Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan 1:34.91
2008 Tell A Tale Troy Harris Mark Walker, Matamata Fortuna (No 5) Syndicate 1:34.28
2007 The Pooka Lisa Cropp John Wheeler, New Plymouth Markwood Lodge 1:35.18
2006 Magic Cape Patrick Holmes Shaune Ritchie, Cambridge PC Alexandre et al. 1:38.08
2005 Darci Brahma Michael Walker Mark Walker, Matamata Te Akau Stud 1:37.35
2004 Clean Sweep Michael Coleman Mike Moroney & Andrew Scott, Matamata MP Brown et al. 1:34.92
2003 King's Chapel Opie Bosson Mark Walker, Matamata Tauranga Syndicate 1:36.34
2002 Hustler Noel Harris Paul Harris, Rangiora PW Jolly & JP Reid 1:35.64
2001 Master Belt Brian Hibberd Kevin Gray, Copper Belt Lodge K & KA Gray 1:34.61
2000 Tit For Taat Hayden Tinsley Wayne & Anne Herbert RI & WS Scott 1:37.37
1999 Buzz Lightyear Opie Bosson Robert Priscott, Te Awamutu TW, MT & CE Jarvis 1:35.09
1998 Danske Opie Bosson Paul O'Sullivan, Matamata January Syndicate 1:34.41
1997 Foxwood Bruce Herd Roger James, Cambridge Mrs HA & Mrs JM Hannan 1:34.24
1996 Hero Catherine Treymane Jim Campin, Cambridge JW Campin 1:34.79
1995 Be Boss Robert Vance Jenny Vance K W Lo & Mrs Jenny Vance 1:36.02
1994 Avedon Darryl Bradley Patrick Campbell, Awapuni Mrs M H & R C Spotswood 1:36.71
1993 Facing The Music Chris Johnson Mike Ingram Mike B Ingram 1:35.69
1992 Hulastrike Lance O'Sullivan Dave & Paul O'Sullivan, Matamata Futurity Bloodstock Ltd 1:34.14
1991 Veandercross Jim Walker Chris Turner, New Plymouth B & C B Turner 1:35.78
1990 Surfers Paradise Darrel Lang Dave & Paul O'Sullivan, Matamata F Chaung, K Chong, G Fong & J D Smith 1:34.12
1989 Finnegan Fox Larry Cassidy Brian Hayter, Hawera B Hayter 1:36.20
1988 Krona Peter Tims Roger McGlade, Taupo H R & Mrs H McGlade 1:34.43
1987 Weston Lea Tony Allan Laurie Laxon, Cambridge Haunui Farm Ltd & E N Peacocke 1:35.54
1986 Steely Dan Gary Grylls Tony Gillies W T Callahan, R L Kennedy, J C Parkes & A J J Parkinson 1:36.85
1985 Random Chance[3] Shane Anderton Brian Anderton, Wingatui G W & Mrs L J McDonnell 1:35.48
1984 Kingdom Bay Noel Harris Jack Taylor, Stratford D & Mrs D M Whittington 1:34.64
1983 Gaffa Grant Cooksley David Kerr, Riccarton D M Kerr 1:35.42
1982 Clansman A Robinson David Kerr, Riccarton G D Cameron 1:38.84
1981 Altitude Stephen Autridge Bill Ford, Matamata N B Hunt 1:36.05
1980 Sir Avon Bruce Compton JE & JW Winder, Cambridge J S Nuttall & J E Winder 1:41.69
1979 Little Brown Jug A L (Tito) Poblete Peter Jones, Riccarton 1:41.56
1978 Teddy Doon R Franklin Graeme Rogerson, Te Rapa 1:38.7
1977 Uncle Remus Robert Vance Colin Jillings, Takanini K F Clotworthy & Mrs G M Donaldson 1:35.6
1976 Vice Regal G R Edge Jim Campin, Cambridge E W Cameron & J W Campin 1:36.6
1975 Balmerino Maurice Campbell Brian Smith, Cambridge Ralph K Stuart 1:37.4
1974 Persuasian J R Dowling Kevin Old, Matamata N B Hunt 1:36.6
1973 Furys Order Des Harris Wally McEwan, Hawera L H Bridgeman 1:37

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Race 8 AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI 49TH NEW ZEALAND 2000 GUINEAS® at RICCARTON PARK – CANTERBURY JC on 6 NOV 2021 | LOVERACING.NZ".
  2. ^ "Race 8 AL BASTI EQUIWORLD DUBAI 48TH NEW ZEALAND 2000 GUINEAS at RICCARTON PARK – CANTERBURY JC on 7 NOV 2020 | LOVERACING.NZ".
  3. ^ "Brian Anderton Reflects on the Thoroughbred History of NZ".