New Zealand 1000 Guineas
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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.
Previous New Zealand 1000 Guineas Winners
| LOIRE (NZ) 3F |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - SYRAH (NZ) TRADITIONALLY (USA)
|M MCNAB||56.5||TONY PIKE||8|
| MEDIA SENSATION (AUS) 3F |
I AM INVINCIBLE (AUS) - DIFFERENT TO (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
|M T COLEMAN||56.5||PETER & DAWN WILLIAMS||6|
| HASAHALO (NZ) 3F |
SAVABEEL (AUS) - HALLOWEEN (AUS) ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS)
|S C SPRATT||56.5||STEPHEN MCKEE||13|
| LA BELLA DIOSA (NZ) 3F |
SO YOU THINK (NZ) - STAR AFFAIR (NZ) STAR WAY (GB)
|R CUNEEN||56.5||MANDY & MATT BROWN||9|
| RISQUE (NZ) 3F |
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - SO EXPLICIT (NZ) STRAIGHT STRIKE (USA)
|M CAMERON||56.5||STEPHEN AUTRIDGE||3|
| COSTA VIVA (AUS) 3F |
ENCOSTA DE LAGO (AUS) - VIVACIOUS SPIRIT (AUS) BEL ESPRIT (AUS)
|L G INNES||56.5||JASON BRIDGMAN||8|
| ROLLOUT THE CARPET (AUS) 3F |
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR (IRE) - OUT OF EGYPT (USA) RED RANSOM (USA)
|M R DU PLESSIS||56.5||JEFF MCVEAN & EMMA-LEE BROWNE||11|
| PLANET ROCK (AUS) 3F |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - AKRIS (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|H S TINSLEY||56.0||PETER & DAWN WILLIAMS||12|
| KING'S ROSE (NZ) 3F |
REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS) - NUREYEV'S GIRL (AUS) NUREYEV (USA)
|O P BOSSON||56.0||JASON BRIDGMAN||9|
| KATIE LEE (AUS) 3F |
PINS (AUS) - MISS JESSIE JAY (NZ) SPECTACULARPHANTOM (USA)
|O P BOSSON||56.0||GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON||4|
| DAFFODIL (NZ) 3F |
NO EXCUSE NEEDED (GB) - SPRING (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
|H S TINSLEY||56.0||KEVIN GRAY||3|
| INSOUCIANT (NZ) 3F |
KEEPER (AUS) - LOUDENNE (NZ) PALACE MUSIC (USA)
|M J WALKER||56.0||MARK WALKER||9|
| DORABELLA (NZ) 3F |
POSTPONED (USA) - CASERIO (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
|J S BULLARD||56.0||HOWIE & LORRAINE MATHEWS||1|
| SEACHANGE (NZ) 3F |
CAPE CROSS (IRE) - JUST CRUISING (AUS) BROAD REACH (NZ)
|G MCKEON||55.5||R R MANNING||13|
| JUSTA TAD (NZ) 3F |
ISTIDAAD (USA) - INFINITY (NZ) MARKELLA (FR)
|V A COLGAN||55.5||RUDY LIEFTING||9|
| TAATLETAIL (NZ) 3F |
FALTAAT (USA) - DEFENSIVE LADY (NZ) DEFENSIVE PLAY (USA)
|M J WALKER||55.5||GRAEME ROGERSON & STEPHEN AUTRIDGE||4|
| THE JEWEL (NZ) 3F |
O'REILLY (NZ) - THE GRIN (NZ) GROSVENOR (NZ)
|J D LAKING||55.5||HEC & STEVE ANDERTON||7|
| FINAL DESTINATION (NZ) 3F |
O'REILLY (NZ) - LOGICAL LADY (NZ) SOUND REASON (CAN)
|G J GRYLLS||55.5||WAYNE & VANESSA HILL||7|
| ELEVENSES (NZ) 3F |
STAR WAY (GB) - CELTIC JOY (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
|M C SWEENEY||55.5||D & G SANDERS||2|
Loire provided her late sire Redoute’s Choice with his 36th Group One winner.
Shaune Ritchie is going from chasing Group One glory at Riccarton on Saturday to attempting to win the longest flat race.
The gold colours of Kevin Hickman will once again be prominent at Riccarton on Saturday.
Scrapbook or Cheque book.
The fillies take to the stage for their feature 3yo race in NZ being the New Zealand 1000 Guineas run at Riccarton on Saturday.
Emotions will run high for the Pitman family if Sensei can complete a notable sprint double at Riccarton on Wednesday, but the likelihood of such a feat hinges on improved weather in Christchurch.
$425,000 Premier Sale purchase Media Sensation (I Am Invincible) was a Group 1 winner last season.
Media Sensation wins Legacy Lodge Sprint, Listed, NZ$50,000 at Te Rapa, 1200m.
Father and son training duo Michael and Matthew Pitman will begin what will be a massive New Zealand Cup week at Riccarton on Saturday.
Trainer Graeme Rogerson says his star sprinter Ferrando has some unfinished business with the Gr.1 JR & N Berkett Telegraph (1200m) at Trentham this season.
An exhibition gallop between races at Motukarara on Sunday has kept smart Cambridge filly Kali on track for her Group One mission at Riccarton on Saturday week.
The Dennis brothers are a long way from their Woodlands homes in Southland, but they were never going to miss the thrill of being on track for their own runner in Australia’s most famous race.
Matamata galloper Harlech added his name to the list of northern raiders bound for Riccarton next month when he dominated his three-year-old rivals in the Gr.2 James & Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa.
Cambridge trainer Shaun Ritchie is hoping that Monday’s Gr.2 James and Annie Sarten Memorial Stakes (1400m) at Te Rapa will provide him with confirmation of a stable double act in a Group One classic in Christchurch next month.