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New Zealand 1000 Guineas

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History

LOIRE winning the NZ 1000 Guineas.
LOIRE winning the NZ 1000 Guineas. Picture: Race Images Photo

The New Zealand 1000 Guineas is a Group 1 race run under Set Weights conditions for three year old fillies at Riccarton Park race course conducted by the Canterbury Jockey Club.
The New Zealand 1000 Guineas is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1973.
The New Zealand 1000 Guineas is regarded as one of New Zealand's feature 3yo fillies races along with the Oaks run later in the season.
Over the traditional mile, it is run during the New Zealand Cup week festival of racing and trotting in November.
The Derby and Oaks were run at Riccarton but when they were moved to Ellerslie and Trentham, Riccarton was decided as a place to contest Guineas races along the same lines as their UK equivalents. This was especially more relevant with the Classics now run much later.
Tycoon Lil is probably the best of the winners in the last 20 years winning Group 1s on both sides of the Tasman and being close up in a Cox Plate behind Might And Power.
Canterbury Belle came to Brisbane and won the Stradbroke that season.
The New Zealand 1000 Guineas was worth NZ$300,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the New Zealand 1000 Guineas include La Diosa (2016), King's Rose (2010), Katie Lee (2009), Daffodil (2008), Seachange (2005), Justa Tad (2004), The Jewel (2002), Ad Alta (1999), Pace Invader (1998), Tycoon Lil (1997), Tartan Tights (1994), Snap (1993), Nimue (1992), Candide (1987) and Canterbury Belle (1984).
The 2019 New Zealand 1000 Guineas was won by Loire from Jennifer Eccles and Travelling Light.


Racing and Sports

Previous New Zealand 1000 Guineas Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
LOIRE (NZ) 3F
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SYRAH (NZ) TRADITIONALLY (USA)
M MCNAB56.5TONY PIKE8
MEDIA SENSATION (AUS) 3F
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - DIFFERENT TO (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
M T COLEMAN56.5PETER & DAWN WILLIAMS6
HASAHALO (NZ) 3F
SAVABEEL (AUS) - HALLOWEEN (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
S C SPRATT56.5STEPHEN MCKEE13
LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) 3F
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - STAR AFFAIR (NZ) STAR WAY (GB)
R CUNEEN56.5MANDY & MATT BROWN9
RISQUE (NZ) 3F
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - SO EXPLICIT (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
M CAMERON56.5STEPHEN AUTRIDGE3
COSTA VIVA (AUS) 3F
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - VIVACIOUS SPIRIT (AUS) BEL ESPRIT (AUS)
L G INNES56.5JASON BRIDGMAN8
ROLLOUT THE CARPET (AUS) 3F
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) - OUT OF EGYPT (USA) RED RANSOM (USA)
M R DU PLESSIS56.5JEFF MCVEAN & EMMA-LEE BROWNE11
PLANET ROCK (AUS) 3F
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - AKRIS (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
H S TINSLEY56.0PETER & DAWN WILLIAMS12
KING'S ROSE (NZ) 3F
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - NUREYEV'S GIRL (AUS) NUREYEV (USA)
O P BOSSON56.0JASON BRIDGMAN9
KATIE LEE (AUS) 3F
PINS (AUS) - MISS JESSIE JAY (NZ) SPECTACULARPHANTOM (USA)
O P BOSSON56.0GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON4
DAFFODIL (NZ) 3F
NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) - SPRING (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
H S TINSLEY56.0KEVIN GRAY3
INSOUCIANT (NZ) 3F
KEEPER (AUS) - LOUDENNE (NZ) PALACE MUSIC (USA)
M J WALKER56.0MARK WALKER9
DORABELLA (NZ) 3F
POSTPONED (USA) - CASERIO (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
J S BULLARD56.0HOWIE & LORRAINE MATHEWS1
SEACHANGE (NZ) 3F
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - JUST CRUISING (AUS) BROAD REACH (NZ)
G MCKEON55.5R R MANNING13
JUSTA TAD (NZ) 3F
ISTIDAAD (USA) - INFINITY (NZ) MARKELLA (FR)
V A COLGAN55.5RUDY LIEFTING9
TAATLETAIL (NZ) 3F
FALTAAT (USA) - DEFENSIVE LADY (NZ) DEFENSIVE PLAY (USA)
M J WALKER55.5GRAEME ROGERSON & STEPHEN AUTRIDGE4
THE JEWEL (NZ) 3F
O'REILLY (NZ) - THE GRIN (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
J D LAKING55.5HEC & STEVE ANDERTON7
FINAL DESTINATION (NZ) 3F
O'REILLY (NZ) - LOGICAL LADY (NZ) SOUND REASON (CAN)
G J GRYLLS55.5WAYNE & VANESSA HILL7
ELEVENSES (NZ) 3F
STAR WAY (GB) - CELTIC JOY (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
M C SWEENEY55.5D & G SANDERS2

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