Sandown Guineas News

Fifteen three-year-olds have been confirmed in the final field for Saturday’s 2015 Sandown Guineas (1600m); offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. Don’t Doubt Mamma ($4.20) has returned to racing in exceptional form this time and remains outright favourite in…


Sandown Guineas

The Sandown Guineas is a valuable Group 2 race for three-year-old thoroughbreds conducted at Sandown’s Hillside Park at the tail end of the annual Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival.

The 2015 Sandown Guineas will be held on Saturday, November 14th, 2015.

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A set weights race for three-year-olds run over a middle distance of 1600m, the Group 2 Sandown Guineas is worth an attractive $300,000 in prize money and has a field limit of 16 starters.

Run in mid November, Sandown Guineas Day features eight other quality races including the Group 2 Zipping Classic (2400m) and the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (1800m) making it a top meeting for the punters. The Group 3 Sandown Stakes (1500m) and the Listed Sandown Cup (3200m) are also held on the day.

Sandown Guineas History

The Sandown Guineas was first run in 1957 and Orient was the inaugural winner.

For a decade, from 1957 – 1967, the event was run as a fillies only race and was conducted at Caulfield racecourse from 1957 – 1964.

The Sandown Guineas has been run over 1600m since the metric system was introduced in 1972.

Originally a Principal race, the Sandown Guineas gained its current Group 2 status in 1979, attracting a better field of runners each edition.

Upcoming Races

Group 1

Winter Stakes

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

WFA

Group 1

Queensland Oaks

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$400,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Queensland Derby

(2400m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

3YO SW

Group 1

Stradbroke Handicap

(1400m)

Eagle Farm

$1,000,000

Hcp

Group 1

The TJ Smith

(1600m)

Eagle Farm

$500,000

2YO SW

Sandown Guineas Betting

The best Sandown Guineas betting tip for punters is to avoid the TAB and get better odds on every horse in the field by signing up and placing your wagers at an online bookmaker such as Ladbrokes.com.au or bookmaker.com.au.

Held a week after the four-day Flemington Spring Racing Carnival, the Sandown Guineas field features gallopers that have come via many earlier races.

Punters looking for a guide to their Sandown Guineas selections should keep a close eye on the Group 3 Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) held at Flemington on Victoria Derby Day.

The Carbine Club Stakes has produced the winner of the Sandown Guineas for the past three years, including Caymans in 2008 who ran fourth in the Carbine and Kidnapped who took out the Carbine Stakes – Sandown Guineas double in 2009.

Also, backing the favourite in the Sandown Guineas has proved the winning bet in recent years as Caymans started as the $3.20 favourite in 2008 and Kidnapped was the short $2.10 top elect last year.