New Zealand 2000 Guineas
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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.
Previous New Zealand 2000 Guineas Winners
| CATALYST (NZ) 3G |
DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) - EVANA (NZ) ENTREPRENEUR (GB)
|T N HARRIS||56.5||CLAYTON CHIPPERFIELD||2|
| MADISON COUNTY (NZ) 3G |
PINS (AUS) - RED DELICIOUS (NZ) RUSTINGTON (AUS)
|M CAMERON||56.5||MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN||2|
| EMBELLISH (NZ) 3C |
SAVABEEL (AUS) - BLING (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||STEPHEN AUTRIDGE||5|
| UGO FOSCOLO (NZ) 3G |
ZACINTO (GB) - BEQUESTS (NZ) STRAVINSKY (USA)
|M T COLEMAN||56.5||STEPHEN MARSH||1|
| XTRAVAGANT (NZ) 3C |
PENTIRE (GB) - AXIOM (NZ) ZABEEL (NZ)
|M CAMERON||56.5||STEPHEN AUTRIDGE||13|
| TURN ME LOOSE (NZ) 3C |
IFFRAAJ (GB) - INDOMITABLE (NZ) DANEHILL (USA)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN||5|
| ATLANTE (AUS) 3C |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - READYFORCATHERINE (AUS) MORE THAN READY (USA)
|O P BOSSON||56.5||MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN||3|
| SACRED FALLS (NZ) 3C |
O'REILLY (NZ) - IGUAZU'S GIRL (NZ) REDOUTE'S CHOICE (AUS)
|L G INNES||56.5||TONY PIKE & MARK DONOGHUE||10|
| ROCK 'N' POP (AUS) 3C |
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - POPSY (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
|J S BULLARD||56.0||JASON BRIDGMAN||1|
| JIMMY CHOUX (NZ) 3C |
THORN PARK (AUS) - CIERZO (NZ) CENTAINE (AUS)
|J K RIDDELL||56.0||JOHN BARY||4|
| KATIE LEE (AUS) 3F |
PINS (AUS) - MISS JESSIE JAY (NZ) SPECTACULARPHANTOM (USA)
|O P BOSSON||54.5||GRAEME & DEBBIE ROGERSON||3|
| TELL A TALE (AUS) 3G |
TALE OF THE CAT (USA) - CHEEKY VERONIKA (NZ) SIR TRISTRAM (IRE)
|T N HARRIS||56.0||MARK WALKER||5|
| THE POOKA (AUS) 3G |
TOBOUGG (IRE) - THE BANCHEE (NZ) O'REILLY (NZ)
|L CROPP||56.0||J R WHEELER||3|
| MAGIC CAPE (NZ) 3G |
MAGIC ALBERT (AUS) - CAPE CITY (NZ) KAAPSTAD (NZ)
|P T HOLMES||56.0||SHAUNE RITCHIE||6|
| DARCI BRAHMA (NZ) 3C |
DANEHILL (USA) - GRAND ECHEZEAUX (NZ) ZAFONIC (USA)
|M J WALKER||55.5||MARK WALKER||4|
| CLEAN SWEEP (NZ) 3F |
END SWEEP (USA) - EIDERCROWN (CAN) REGAL INTENTION (CAN)
|M T COLEMAN||53.0||M MORONEY & A SCOTT||5|
| KING'S CHAPEL (AUS) 3C |
KING OF KINGS (IRE) - LOWER CHAPEL (GB) SHARPO (GB)
|O P BOSSON||55.5||MARK WALKER||9|
| HUSTLER (NZ) 3G |
AL AKBAR (AUS) - FLUSH (NZ) FULL ON ACES (AUS)
|N G HARRIS||55.5||P HARRIS||6|
| MASTER BELT (NZ) 3G |
MASTERCLASS (USA) - LADY DI (NZ) STAR OF LUSKIN (AUS)
|B HIBBERD||55.5||KEVIN GRAY||10|
| TIT FOR TAAT (NZ) 3G |
FALTAAT (USA) - MISS KIWITEA (NZ) TRULY VAIN (AUS)
|H S TINSLEY||55.5||W HERBERT||9|