Rosehill Guineas Tips & Betting Advice

Rosehill Guineas 2020

Date Saturday 21 March
Track Rosehill Racecourse
Distance 2000m
Class Group 1
Race Type Set Weights
Prize Money $600,000
Age 3YO


Our experts will have their pre-race predictions and Rosehill Guineas betting selections available for the Group 1 race.

Some key pointers are:

  • The Randwick Guineas is the best form guide
  • Avoid fillies with the fairer sex having a poor record in the race
  • A low draw is advantageous


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The Group 1 Rosehill Guineas (2000m) takes place at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse annually in March and is a premier race for three-year-old fillies, colts and geldings.

The Rosehill Guineas attracts the country’s best mile/middle-distance horses and received its current Group 1 status in 1980.

The most reliable guide to the Rosehill Guineas is the Group 1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) held two weeks earlier which was formerly known as the Canterbury Guineas. The two races form part of the three-year-old Triple Crown along with the Australian Derby which takes place in the preceding weeks.

Some of Australia’s greatest horses have won the Rosehill Guineas with the most notable being the mighty Phar Lap winning the race back in 1929.

Other notable winners include Amounis (1925), Ajax (1937), High Castle (1939), Hydrogen (1951), Tulloch (1957), Dulcify (1979), Kingston Town (1980), Naturalism (1992), Octagonal (1996), Tie The Knot (1998), Eremein (2005), It’s A Dundeel (2013), Criterion (2014), Volkstok’n’barrell (2015), Tarzino (2016), Gingernuts (2017)

and D’Argento (2018).

The race is also the most reliable lead-up race to the premier three-year-old event of the Autumn Carnival, the Group 1 AJC Australian Derby (2400m) held two weeks later.

This Rosehill Guineas–Australian Derby duo is also one of the great betting doubles available for punters during the Sydney Autumn Carnival, and the last horse to succeed in both races was Criterion in 2014.

The three-year-old set weights race is complimented on the same afternoon by the Golden Slipper, George Ryder Stakes, Ranvet Stakes and The Galaxy.

Rosehill Guineas Winners (Since 2000)

2000 Diatribe
2001 Sale Of Century
2002 Carnegie Express
2003 Helenus
2004 Niello
2005 Eremein
2006 De Beers
2007 He’s No Pie Eater
2008 Dealer Principle
2009 Metal Bender
2010 Zabrasive
2011 Jimmy Choux
2012 Laser Hawk
2013 It’s A Dundeel
2014 Criterion
2015 Volkstok’n’barrel
2016 Tarzino
2017 Gingernuts
2018 D’Argento
2019 The Autumn Sun

2020 Castelvecchio


Rosehill Racecourse consists of four long sweeping turns and horses that have drawn an inside gate are advantaged.

It is difficult to lead all the way when the rail is in the true position, but when the rail is out 4 metres or more, all runners are provided an even opportunity.


Rosehill hosts nine Group 1 races throughout the year, during both the spring and autumn carnivals in Sydney.

The Golden Slipper sees the best two-year-old descend on Rosehill chasing one of Australia’s most prized races.

Founded in 1947, the Rosehill Racecourse is home to the richest two-year-old race in the world, the Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes.

First held in 1957 the juvenile sprint was won by Todman by an impressive 8 length margin.

The prestigious The BMW (2400m) is also held at Rosehill and has been won by champion racehorses such as: Hyperno (1978), Kingston Town (1980), Bonecrusher (1986) and Octagonal (1996 & 97).

The track is approximately 23 kilometres to the west of Sydney’s city centre and offers quality viewing for punters having modern three tiered stands with bars, restaurants and betting facilities.