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New Zealand 2000 Guineas

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History

CATALYST winning the N.Z. 2000 Guineas.
CATALYST winning the N.Z. 2000 Guineas. Picture: Race Images Photo

The New Zealand 2000 Guineas is a Group 1 race run under Set Weights conditions for three year olds at Riccarton Park race course conducted by the Canterbury Jockey Club.
The New Zealand 2000 Guineas is run over 1600m. It was first run in 1973 and won by Furys Order ridden by Brent Thomson.
The New Zealand 2000 Guineas is the feature New Zealand 3yo race of the Spring.
Over the traditional mile, it is run during the New Zealand Cup week festival of racing and trotting in November. It is a much stronger race historically than the fillies version.
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.
1975 winner Balmerino was also a Derby winner but campaigned in the Northern Hemisphere and was placed in multiple G1 features including a   Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe .
Surfers Paradise won in 1990 and then won the Cox Plate 12 months later.
The grand stayer Veandercross took it out in 1991 and would be brilliant as an Autumn 3yo and then could have won bigger races in 1992 placing in both Spring Melbourne staying Cups.
Darci Brahma won the G1 TJ Smith at Eagle Farm as a 2yo then five months on won the Guineas. Jimmy Choux and Turn Me Loose also won G1 features in Australia.
The best most recent winner was Sacred Falls who would head to Chris Waller and become a dual Doncaster Mile winner.
Then Catalyst came along in 2019 after a completely dominant campaign in which he was on a five win streak culminating in an easy Guineas victory at a short quote.
The New Zealand 2000 Guineas was worth NZ$500,000 in 2019.
Notable winners of the New Zealand 2000 Guineas include Catalyst (2019), Madison County (2018), Xtravagant (2015), Turn Me Loose (2014), Sacred Falls (2012), Jimmy Choux (2010), Katie Lee (2009), Darci Brahma (2005), King's Chapel (2003), Tit For Taat (2000), Danske (1998), Foxwood (1997), Veandercross (1991), Surfers Paradise (1990), Krona (1988), Sir Avon (1980), Vice Regal (1976) and Balmerino (1975).
The 2019 New Zealand 2000 Guineas was won by Catalyst from Harlech and Sherwood Forest.


Racing and Sports

Previous New Zealand 2000 Guineas Winners

DateHorseJockeyWTTrainerBP
CATALYST (NZ) 3G
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - EVANA (NZ) ENTREPRENEUR (GB)
T N HARRIS56.5CLAYTON CHIPPERFIELD2
MADISON COUNTY (NZ) 3G
PINS (AUS) - RED DELICIOUS (NZ) RUSTINGTON (AUS)
M CAMERON56.5M BAKER2
EMBELLISH (NZ) 3C
SAVABEEL (AUS) - BLING (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
O P BOSSON56.5STEPHEN AUTRIDGE5
UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) 3G
ZACINTO (GB) - BEQUESTS (NZ) STRAVINSKY (USA)
M T COLEMAN56.5STEPHEN MARSH1
XTRAVAGANT (NZ) 3C
PENTIRE (GB) - AXIOM (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
M CAMERON56.5STEPHEN AUTRIDGE13
TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) 3C
IFFRAAJ (GB) - INDOMITABLE (NZ) DANEHILL (USA)
O P BOSSON56.5M BAKER5
ATLANTE (AUS) 3C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - READYFORCATHERINE (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
O P BOSSON56.5M BAKER3
SACRED FALLS (NZ) 3C
O'REILLY (NZ) - IGUAZU'S GIRL (NZ) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
L G INNES56.5TONY PIKE & MARK DONOGHUE10
ROCK 'N' POP (AUS) 3C
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - POPSY (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
J S BULLARD56.0JASON BRIDGMAN1
JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) 3C
THORN PARK (AUS) - CIERZO (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
J K RIDDELL56.0JOHN BARY4
KATIE LEE (AUS) 3F
PINS (AUS) - MISS JESSIE JAY (NZ) SPECTACULARPHANTOM (USA)
O P BOSSON54.5GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON3
TELL A TALE (AUS) 3G
TALE OF THE CAT (USA) - CHEEKY VERONIKA (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
T N HARRIS56.0MARK WALKER5
THE POOKA (AUS) 3G
TOBOUGG (IRE) - THE BANCHEE (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
L CROPP56.0J R WHEELER3
MAGIC CAPE (NZ) 3G
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - CAPE CITY (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
P T HOLMES56.0SHAUNE RITCHIE6
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) 3C
DANEHILL (USA) - GRAND ECHEZEAUX (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
M J WALKER55.5MARK WALKER4
CLEAN SWEEP (NZ) 3F
END SWEEP (USA) - EIDERCROWN (CAN) REGAL INTENTION (CAN)
M T COLEMAN53.0M MORONEY & A SCOTT5
KING'S CHAPEL (AUS) 3C
KING OF KINGS (IRE) - LOWER CHAPEL (GB) SHARPO (GB)
O P BOSSON55.5MARK WALKER9
HUSTLER (NZ) 3G
AL AKBAR (AUS) - FLUSH (NZ) FULL ON ACES (AUS)
N G HARRIS55.5P HARRIS6
MASTER BELT (NZ) 3G
MASTERCLASS (USA) - LADY DI (NZ) STAR OF LUSKIN (AUS)
B HIBBERD55.5KEVIN GRAY10
TIT FOR TAAT (NZ) 3G
FALTAAT (USA) - MISS KIWITEA (NZ) TRULY VAIN (AUS)
H S TINSLEY55.5W HERBERT9

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